Why Join the Department of Social Work Pediatrics team?
As a member of this team, you will play a vital role in participating in interdisciplinary teams to assess and intervene in reducing the psychosocial and social determinants of health care and access.
The Department of Social Work strives to foster an environment of respect, diversity and inclusion; a place where every person feels valued and can thrive.
What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to?
2:1 match on retirement savings
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage starting on day one of employment
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
Financial support for continuing education and certifications
You will be responsible for:
Working with a number of clinical teams in busy outpatient settings in the pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant clinics
Psychosocial assessments of patients and families for needs related to coping, mental health and tangible resources related to a variety of diagnoses within the Pediatric Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant clinics
Connecting to community resources for continuity of care and providing families additional support
Partnering with schools and C & W educational specialists to identify barriers to educational opportunities or to advocate for appropriate accommodations
Participation in interdisciplinary team meetings, family meeting and social work team meetings
Reviewing records, diagnostic assessment, symptom monitoring, care coordination, evaluating and recording progress with respect to treatment goals, and ongoing collaboration with the patient’s medical team while drawing on social work experience and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
Working with families/patients around issues of grief/loss and end-of-life decision making
Assessment and development of supportive programming to enhance the patient/family experience (i.e. support groups, peer-to-peer trainings, educational forums, etc).
A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
Previous experience with medical and mental health social work.
Previous experience with a pediatric population
Skilled in developing rapport and effectively communicating with a diverse patient population.
Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions.
Effective organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic medical clinic.
Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
Effective collaboration with a large multi-disciplinary team.
Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical records by computer.
Familiarity and proficiency with grief counseling and end of life decision making.
These are two full time, 40 hour/week positions. The typical schedule is Monday-Friday with start and end times 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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