How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This is a 1.0 FTE position that will provide social work interventions to patients seen in the pediatric Cystic Fibrosis program. The psychosocial issues for patients and families with CF are complex and multi-layered. These include: coping and management of chronic illness, adjustment to illness/grief issues, potential financial hardships, educational issues and identifying community resources . Job duties include provision of psychosocial assessments , crisis intervention, communicating effectively with a multidisciplinary team as well as community partners and parents. This may include facilitation of groups as well as referrals to community resources and some provision of tangibles. Additional day-to-day activities may include performing co-visits with clinic providers, completing risk assessments and safety planning, addressing a variety of adjustment issues, and engaging with patients in the office and by phone. The ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team is essential.
Experience working with pediatric patients, their families, and young adults is necessary. Knowledge of pediatric resources and community partnerships is desirable. This position requires flexibility, accessibility within the clinic, the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to work independently in a variety of demanding situations.
Social Work services include but are not limited to the following: crisis intervention, family support and counseling, liaison and referral to community agencies, as well as; mental health assessments; tangible resources; participation in team meetings and educational activities related to the evolving needs of patients and their families.
Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. Must have current clinical license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
The ideal candidate will have significant medical social work experience, strong assessment skills, the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, and to relate well to a diverse population. It is essential that the candidate be able to manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands. The ability to work independently in a variety of stressful and demanding situations is essential; critical decision making, excellent assessments, brief interventions and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success. Additionally, the ability to provide high-level interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs is required.
Current hours are from 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday though this could change in the future to include some evening and weekend hours to better assist with the needs of our patients and their families.
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
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