Clinical Lead Social Worker
Elizabeth Seton Children's

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Post Date: Dec 10, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - Yonkers
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Creating possibilities through inspired care

Elizabeth Seton Children’s is a pioneering provider of care, education and hope for children with some of the most challenging medical conditions. Featuring the largest residential medical center of its kind in the United States, we change lives and create possibilities like no other place, helping our children experience the fullness of life each and every day. We are nationally recognized for leadership and innovation in pediatric health care, and our employees thrive alongside our children in a professionally challenging and personally rewarding environment.

Clinical Lead Social Worker (Full Time Day Shift)

Excellent opportunity now available for a clinical social worker to provide medically related social work services, which support the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident and family.

•Understands ESCC Mission, Core Values and incorporates values into daily practice. Continually strive to improve the organization’s systems and/or services.
•Advocates for the physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual needs of the resident/family. Treat every resident, family member, and co-worker with dignity, respect, and courtesy.
•Develop a clinical program to meet the mental health needs of residents and their families. Participates as an integral member of the inter-disciplinary care team and makes psychosocial recommendations to assist in the resident/family’s overall care and well-being.
•Provide Clinical Supervision and guidance to LMSW staff in accordance with NY State Education Dept. Office of Professions regulations.
•Provides casework, family sessions, crisis intervention and group work services to families and residents as needed. Encourages family participation in care plan meetings and keeps family/legal guardian informed of child’s progress.
•Provides palliative care and end of life services to residents and families. Follow up with families for bereavement support.
•Keeps informed of community resources and makes appropriate referrals to support the psychosocial needs of both the resident and family.
•Attends and participates in the annual mandated training program, and other workshops and training, either in-house or off-site.
•Conduct interviews with the family and any collateral contacts to complete the psychosocial assessment and updates as needed.
•Assists families with the pre-admission process, facility tours, and Admissions paperwork. Orient the family to the Children’s Center and facilitates the admission process with the interdisciplinary team. Acts as a liaison between the center and resident/family throughout their stay.
•Works closely with the child welfare system and assists the IDT when concerns of abuse/neglect arise. Follows all protocols as a state mandated reporter.
•Maintain documentation in EMR according to regulatory guidelines and timelines. (i.e. MOLST forms, Assessments, Care Plans, MDS, Notes, PASRR Screenings, etc).
•In collaboration with IDT, oversees discharge planning process. Confers with insurance case managers as needed to coordinate continued stays and discharge planning.
•Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by your supervisor, department director, and/or administrator.

For a complete description and to apply, please visit our website at

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity.

•MSW from an accredited University in Social Work.
•Two years of post-graduate experience, including work with families and children, preferably in a pediatric setting.
•Experience or exposure to medically complex children and their families.
•Experience or exposure to nursing home or other medical settings.

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