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Social Worker-MSW (FT Days - Grant Funded - Riley Hospital)

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
08 December, 2023
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
363254
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Social Worker-MSW (FT Days - Grant Funded - Riley Hospital)

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Job Description

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

We are looking for a full-time days Social Worker to join our team at Riley! There are no weekends or holidays required at this time. This role is grant funded through 12/2025. 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Screening Patients: Collaborate with medical personnel to identify legal needs among patients at Riley Hospital for Children.
  2. Collaboration with Child Advocates: Work closely with Child Advocates to provide comprehensive interventions addressing medical, social, and legal needs to prevent child welfare system involvement.
  3. Data Tracking and Gathering: Responsible for tracking and gathering information related to the project, ensuring accurate and timely documentation.
  4. Pilot Project Goals: Work towards accomplishing the goals set for the pilot project, which may include developing and implementing strategies to address unmet needs.
  5. Team Collaboration: Be a part of the Riley Outpatient Social Work Team and undergo cross-training to assist with other positions within the team.
  6. Development of New Position: Assist in developing and shaping this new position, requiring organizational skills and a proactive, self-starter attitude.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

The Social Worker effectively communicates and collaborates with all members of the health care team to facilitate the episode of care so the patient receives services in a safe and timely manner, and the patient and family are provided all necessary resources and education. Interprets and communicates complex patient/family needs and role models caring practices to other caregivers. Assess patients' and families' psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness, and ability to cope. Counsels patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs. Provides mental health assessments of patients upon physician referral. Provides therapeutic intervention to facilitate complex discharge planning. Serves as the point person in child abuse/neglect, adult/elderly abuse/neglect, institutional abuse, and domestic violence. Serves as liaison between Indiana University Health and state and county child and adult protective teams. Provides intervention in guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care, adoption, and mental health level II placements. 

  • Master's Degree in Social Work required.
  • De-escalation certification preferred.
  • Permanent LSW licensure required, LCSW licensure preferred. Temporary LSW licensure considered with expectation of full LSW licensure within first year of employment.
  • Requires relevant health care, mental health or community-based experience. Requires knowledge of the impact of the disease process and of human behavior to provide psychosocial assessments, short-term therapeutic counseling, and crisis intervention to patients, families and staff.
  • Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Maintains principles, practices and techniques of crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the community, medical teams, law enforcement, APS/CPS, schools, probation and other agencies as indicated.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • 0-3 years of Medical Social Work experience required.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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