Why Join the Department of Social Work Pediatrics team?
C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital is a recognized leader in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant
treatment and research. Clinical social work plays a vital role on our oncology interdisciplinary teams to
provide specialized pediatric psychosocial support to patients and families. This position will have the
opportunity to support multiple teams and clinics. This position is a great opportunity to work with medically
and psychosocially complex patients and families as well as a highly skilled and supportive Pediatric Social
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. We are seeking a diverse candidate pool who is passionate
about providing optimal psychosocial care to this patient population.
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
Michigan Medicine 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.
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
- 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).
- Completion of accurate assessments in a variety of situations
- Collaborative relationships with multidisciplinary team members for patient care coordination
- Provision of referrals and follow-up to community resources as needed
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and precise, timely documentation
- Independent decision-making skills and prioritization of multiple, competing tasks
- Participation in team and department meetings
- Master’s degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
- Current license (LLMSW/LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification
- Capable of making effective, independent judgment calls in a variety of demanding situations
- Must be flexible, adaptive, and able to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment
- Significant experience with pediatric medical social work and/or has pediatric transferrable skills
This is a 40 hour/week position- Monday – Friday Day shift
CS Mott Children’s Hospital
1540 E Hospital Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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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