University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Social Worker I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(9/18/2018 12:06 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31374
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Exempt
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

     

    The DMD program provides interdisciplinary, coordinated and collaborative care for patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is the most common and fatal pediatric muscular dystrophy with progressive loss of motor, cardiac and pulmonary function with tremendous care burden for patients and families with DMD.

     

    The DMD clinic team, looking for a Social Worker-

    -To provide support services to assist patients and families for their family, school and medical care needs

    -To work with families with transition needs for the young adult DMD patients in the areas of health insurance coverage changes to Medicaid/Medicare, advance directives and support services at colleges or skilled nursing facilities

     

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develops person centered admissions and discharge plans to facilitate the transition of individuals communicating with the individual’s family, state, and community agencies/programs as needed.
    • Provides clinical expertise, in conjunction with the assistant clinical director, to ensure that the teams meet or exceed best practice clinical and procedural standards.
    • Prepare, implement, update, and evaluate individualized plans to meet the specialized service needs of individuals and their families
    • Responsible for the documentation of clinical services provided to individuals, families and group programming for assigned caseload.
    • In collaboration with treatment teams, assesses and ensures the safety, both the physical and emotional well being of individuals, addressing issues accordingly.
    • Conduct group therapy sessions and educational workshops.
    • Assist the treatment team members in identifying and addressing issues involving clinical matters, client services and discharge planning.
    • Monitor clinical appropriateness of case management activities.
    • Maintain overall clinical confidentiality, including all business documents and correspondence.
    • Attend and participate in meetings as required. Travel to and from treatment facilities, as needed
    • Prepare reports as requested.
    • Perform other similar and related duties as required or as directed.
    • Perform and document comprehensive social worker assessments
    • Responsible to utilize electronic medical records systems for all documentation

     

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Masters Degree in Social Work
    • LCSW Professional licensure.          
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related electronic medical records systems

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director or designee

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

    None

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Talking and hearing for discussion purposes, near visual acuity, and may be exposed to bodily fluids.

    Additional Information

    Two 10 hour days

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