Why Join the Department of Social Work team as social worker on the Partners for Children team?
As a member of the PFC team, you will play a vital role in an innovative approach to caring for chronically ill children. PFC is a novel home/hospital care partnership for children who have chronic complex conditions, and who receive care from multiple pediatric specialists. The PFC Social Worker will be a part of the community team providing this home-based care. The PFC team is comprised of pediatric nurse practitioners, social workers and support team professionals, with supervising physicians and specialists at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The PFC Social Worker will join nurse practitioners and/or physicians during community visits, as well as in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The range of services provided includes coordination of care, psychosocial assessments, resource planning, financial/legal issues, coordination with child’s school, child and family education, and referrals to internal and external providers and community resources. Specific responsibilities unique to this position include assessment, development, implementation, and revision of the patient/family/caregiver plan of care for social, emotional, environmental, functional, and financial factors in order to manage and cope with the child’s chronic complex condition, as well as terminal illness. The PFC Social Worker will coordinate resources necessary related to grief and bereavement; sibling support assessment; and advanced care planning with families for end-of-life care. Assistance with funeral planning, if indicated.
Participate in the development of a cohesive chronic complex / palliative care plan based on the initial assessment and recommendations of all team members. Participate in team meetings (bi-weekly) in addition to regularly scheduled social work department staff meetings. Liaison regularly with social work staff on primary care teams. Serve on hospital wide committees, such as the Bereavement Committee.
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:
Excellent assessments, brief interventions with patient and family
Coordination with the medical teams to discuss medical plan of care in the context of psychosocial concerns
Grief and Loss counseling patients as well as their families
Participation in end-of-life decision making and planning
Managing large caseload involving a variety of stressful and demanding situations
Coordination and knowledge of community resources as well as other tangible resources
Coordination with schools and the educational system re: special needs/accommodations
Working independently and possession of critical decision making skills
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.
Only fully licensed MSWs will be considered (no LLMSW)
Previous experience with medical and mental health social work, preferably in pediatrics
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.
Experience with Grief and Loss particularly with a pediatric population
Experience providing crisis intervention along with brief interventions to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making
This is part time, 20 hour/week position. The typical schedule is to be determined. Start time is typically 8:00am or 8:30am, and end time is typically 4:30pm or 5:00pm, depending on number of days worked per week.
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.
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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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