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Clinical Social Worker I (Social Work Inpatient)

Kennedy Krieger Institute

This is a Contract position in Fort Worth, TX posted August 21, 2021.

Overview: Currently offering a $2,500 sign on incentive for full time licensed Social Workers.The Clinical Social Worker I (LCSW-C) provides counseling and discharge planning to the families of patients on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

The program serves children, adolescents and young adults who are admitted for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services.

The patient population is primarily comprised of those who have congenital or developmental disabilities and may require care following orthopedic surgery, those with acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, those with chronic pain, and other developmental conditions.

The Clinical Social Worker I will primarily assist the patients caregiver(s) during the admission, and/or the patient if they are an adult.

The ideal candidate will value equitable and inclusive patient care, learning, and enjoy interdisciplinary team interactions.

This position offers rich opportunities for continuing education and on-going supervision.

Engagement in on-going learning and expansion of competency in serving diverse patients and families is expected.

A yearly continuing education budget is given with ample opportunities in-house for professional development.

Responsibilities: Provides psychosocial evaluationsProvides short-term family counseling primarily with the patients caregiver(s)Coordinates care with patients family and the interdisciplinary treatment team Provides care coordination and discharge planning for inpatientsFacilitates interdisciplinary team meetings with the familyDocuments services according to professional, departmental and KKI guidelines Qualifications: EDUCATION:Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work is required.Must possess and maintain a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) license, issued by the Board of Social Work Examiners, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.EXPERIENCE:The candidate must have two years of licensed clinical experience, preferably with children, adolescents and adults with developmental, learning, medical and/or emotional disabilities.

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