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Clinical Lead Social Worker Pediatric

Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Providence
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLocated in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.This position's work location is onsite (Longwood) with up to one day per week remote. The selected candidate may only work remotely from a New England state (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI).Pediatric Clinical Lead Social Worker (LICSW Required): Longwood Exciting opportunity to join the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's social work leadership team as the pediatric leader in the Jimmy Fund Clinic.The Pediatric Clinical Lead Social Worker functions as a clinical supervisor and staff manager, whose expertise, knowledge, clinical acumen, relational skill, and equanimity provide foundational support for pediatric clinical social work staff. The Clinical Lead Social Worker is responsible for clinical practice and programmatic development of the Psychosocial Oncology and Social Work divisions. The Clinical Lead Social Worker is also responsible for daily clinical operations in partnership with the Department Administrative Manager.The Pediatric Clinical Lead Social Worker will have some direct clinical responsibilities that calls for psychosocial assessment and intervention and ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team. Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced, complex, academic medical environment where the social worker is a key, valued member of the multidisciplinary medical team.This is an opportunity to lead a pediatric social work team and contribute to the field of pediatric psychosocial care in a renowned cancer center that combines compassionate care with a commitment to be on the forefront of developing new and more effective cancer treatments.If interested in this leadership opportunity, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your experience, qualifications, and skills for this position.

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from accredited program
  • LICSW in MA (and state specific based on location).
  • 8 years social work practice in health care, minimum of 2 years in oncology setting or with pediatric oncology patients, clinical supervisory experience required, program or project experience preferred. Bilingual a plus.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
    • Expert knowledge of assessing and addressing pediatric patient, parent/caregiver, sibling's psychological, social, emotional, practical, and existential distress
    • Expert knowledge of improving pediatric patients' and families' effective coping skills and adjustment during pivotal transition points: diagnosis, treatment, protocol change, clinical trials, recurrence, end-of-life, and/or grief.
    • Expert knowledge of interdisciplinary teamwork and team dynamics, scope of key partnerships and interprofessional roles.
    • Highly skilled at providing consultation to staff and team around complex pediatric patient management, including ethical issues.
    • Expert ability to address problems that are highly varied and complex while incorporating interprofessional input and managing team-related stress.
    • Exhibits emotional intelligence; both awareness of oneself and how they affect others.
    • Integrates feedback given into actionable behaviors.
    • Strong organizational skills: ability to triage, determine priorities, and role model adaptability and flexibility.
    • Demonstrates initiative to create and achieve goals even when faced with barriers.
    • Ability to assist staff with their performance, in accordance with institutional and departmental standards and policies.
    • Ability to contribute to profession, care, education and training through leadership, presentations, publications.
    • Demonstrates commitment to diversity and equity efforts, including advocacy and self-education to advance knowledge base of the needs and concerns of underserved and marginalized populations.ScheduleM-F; 40 hours/week; Hybrid schedule 4 days on-site/1 day remote If interested in this leadership opportunity, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your experience, qualifications, and skills for this position.At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. EEOC Poster

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Keywords: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Providence , Clinical Lead Social Worker Pediatric, Healthcare , Providence, Rhode Island

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