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UT Health Social Worker-Pediatrics Child Safety & Integrated Care in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Social Worker-Pediatrics Child Safety & Integrated Care

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2100032Z

Position Summary:

Provides advanced professional work in an independent manner involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.

Provides social work interventions to children and caregivers in the UT CARE Clinic/Division of Child Safety and Intregarted Care. The social worker will be part of a multi-disciplinary team where medical and mental health services are provided to children who have been victims of abuse/neglect or reside in a high social situation and at risk for abuse/neglect. The social worker will complete pyscho-social assessments, provide appropriate community referrals, document all encounters in the medical record. The social worker will work closely with the medical team, cps and law enforcement to assure the safety of the at risk patients and families. The social worker will provide case management services as well as part of the follow up for the patients and families. The social worker will also be responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary team meetings as well as participate any other necessary family meetings to support the families and/or cps.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.

  2. Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.

  3. Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.

  4. Works towards meeting total patient care and handles all aspects of routine casework. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual’s problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient’s problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.

  5. Prepares detailed reports and may video-tape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.

  6. Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.

  7. Responds to emergency situations.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Licensure as a Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.

Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field.

Minimum Experience:

One year of social work experience required.

Medical social work experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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