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Social Worker, Graduate - Pediatrics Infectious Disease

Company: UTHealth Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

*What we do here changes the world.* UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.The *Social Worker* serving in the *UTHealth Pediatrics, Ryan White* program is responsible for providing medical case manager services and coordination of care to people living with HIV (PLWH) and their families. The ideal Social Worker, Graduate candidate should have Experience working with HIV population, high risk population, knowledge of resources for HIV community.*Once you join us you won't want to leave.* It's because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you'd expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:* 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees* Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time - all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)* The longer you stay, the more vacation you'll accrue!* Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)* Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!*We take care of our employees!* As a world-renowned institution, our employees' wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...* Free financial and legal counseling* Free mental health counseling services* Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs* Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.* Resources for child and elder care* Plus many more!*Position Summary: *Provides professional work involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.*Position Location: *UTHealth Houston, Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease Ryan White Part DMcGovern Medical School @ 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030*Part Time: * 2.5 Days/week, Tuesday pm - Thursday am (Clinic days), Client Home Visits (Mileage Reimbursement)*Position Key Accountabilities: ** Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.* Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.* Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.* Works towards meeting total patient care and handles all aspects of routine casework. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual's problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient's problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.* Prepares detailed reports and may videotape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.* Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.* Responds to emergency situations.* Performs other duties as assigned.*Certification/Skills: *Licensure as a Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is preferred.*Minimum Education: *Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field.*Minimum Experience: *None*Physical Requirements: *Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.*Security Sensitive: *This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code - 51.215Job Type: Part-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Health insurance* Paid time offSchedule:* Day shift* Evening shiftApplication Question(s):* This position may require travel. Are you willing to travel to other clinic locations?* This position is a part-time position, working no more than 20 hours per week. Are you interested in working 20 hours per week?Education:* Bachelor's (Required)Experience:* working with HIV/High Risk populations: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:* LBSW, LMSW, LPC (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: UTHealth Houston, Houston , Social Worker, Graduate - Pediatrics Infectious Disease, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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