Northwestern University Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease is seeking an exceptional social worker who demonstrates a pronounced interest in working with persons with neurocognitive disorders and their families in a diversity of roles, as well as an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The Social Worker will work as a team member to achieve the goals and objectives of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core, the Miller Family Quality of Life Support Program and provide excellent patient and family care with persons with neurocognitive disorders and their families.
We are seeking an individual with a Master’s degree in Social Work. Clinical supervision by licensed clinical social workers with extensive expertise working with persons living with dementia and their families will be provided.
Work as a team member to achieve the goals and objectives of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core, the Miller Family Quality of Life Support Program and patient and family care
Coordinate, implement, evaluate and track participation of Miller Support programs and other education and support efforts.
Assist with assigned research projects, including manage data, communication with participants and IRB submissions and continuing reviews. Participate in writing grant proposals, progress reports and manuscripts.
Provide clinical social work services to patients and families of the Northwestern Medicine Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic and center research participants. Complete psychosocial assessments and provide education, counseling and linkage to appropriate community services.
Participate in the coordination and planning of major annual educational events including Alzheimer Day and other education efforts.
Develop collaborative community relationships with health and social service agencies with special emphasis on minority communities underrepresented in research.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in social work or related field with 1-3 years of experience.
Demonstrated knowledge or substantial interest in working with persons with dementia and their families.
Possess competencies in individual, family and group counseling, knowledge of community resources, organizational skills and time management.
Must be a licensed social worker (LSW) or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW)
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Good organizational and time management skills
Good problem-solving skills
Customer service focused
Ability to work accurately with interruptions, to meet deadlines;
Good computer skills with experience in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Skilled in research methods.
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
Experience working with diverse communities/demonstrated cultural competence.
Group Facilitation experience and skills.
Conference planning experience.
Skilled in statistical analysis software such as SPSS.
Skilled in qualitative data analysis software such as NVivo.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35794
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.