Social Worker/Clinical Counselor I/II- Perlman Center
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 138652
Expected Starting Salary: $62,000 - $80,000
The Perlman Center is designed to address the complex therapy, developmental, assistive technology and care coordination needs of children, youth and adults with cerebral palsy and other physically limiting conditions. Click HERE to learn more.
SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Therapists who diagnose and then treat individuals who have mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.
Performs comprehensive assessments utilizing critical thinking skills to formulate questions that will provide insight into the social and medical factors that influence the patient and family. Provides anticipatory guidance. Demonstrates broad knowledge of abuse, neglect, and other safety risk factors. Report suspicions of abuse and neglect to legally mandated authorities for investigations. Completes documentation with accuracy and clarity.
Demonstrates ability to make appropriate clinical decisions in high risk situations and facilitate the implementation of appropriate interventions including the engagement on internal and external resources. Maintains fluent knowledge of internal and external resources and individualizes recommendations based on patient and family needs. Provide real time accurate information to patient/family/caregiver for resources for which they are eligible. Provide condition-specific and related medical, financial, educational, and social supportive resource information. Utilizes knowledge and experience to identify opportunities to modify treatment plan to achieve outcomes
Provide psychosocial services as identified in the patient's comprehensive plan of care. Creates opportunities for and provides supportive counseling with the goal of improving emotional coping and adherence to the treatment plan. Initiates collaboration with the referral source and appropriate members of the health care team in a timely and effective manner. Uses advanced knowledge and skill to educate the patient/family/caregiver and members of the health care team about treatment options. Skillfully provides self-management support to high risk/complex patients/families to increase their skills and confidence to effectively manage their chronic care conditions at home. Identifies needs, develops programs, and evaluates outcomes for special populations, as needed. Skillfully provides anticipatory guidance and planning that encourages partnership of patient/families/caregiver in reducing or eliminating psychosocial barriers to discharge. Initiate and facilitate family centered care team meetings. Anticipates points of crisis and intervenes proactively with patients and families to maintain equilibrium.
Working for system improvement, promoting patient/family/caregiver well-being. Helps families become effective consumers of the health care system using knowledge of hospital, division/specialty, and/or community systems Initiates liaison role between the patient/family/caregiver within the medical team and outside agencies. Initiates role of mediator as needed with in the medical team on behalf of the patient/family/caregiver. Empower the patient/family/caregiver to problem-solve by exploring options of care when available and alternative plans, when necessary, to achieve desired outcomes. Initiates effective and efficient communication and coordination between members of the health care team while involving the patient/family/caregiver in the decision making process in order to minimize fragmentation of services.
Partner with the patient, family, healthcare team in the safe transition of care to the next, most appropriate level. Educates health care professionals and or students on the psychosocial aspects of patient care and the role and function of social work. Serves on committees and or work groups effecting the division, teams, and institution. Promotes a positive work environment. Participates in professional growth opportunities. Attend divisional, team, institution meetings/conferences, and in-service programs to develop skills.
Social Worker Requirements:
Master's degree in Social work
LISW license with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board
3 - 5 years' work-related experience
Clinical Counselor Requirements:
Master's degree in Clinical Counseling
LPCC license with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board.
3-5 years' work-related experience
Cincinnati Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and treasures Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an environment of dignity and respect for all our employees, patients, and families (EEO/AA).
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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