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St Louis, MO 63112
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Pediatric Social Worker Position Summary: The social worker provides services to children, adolescents, and young adult patients in the hospital and clinics through the completion of comprehensive psychosocial assessments and development of treatment plans in conjunction with the medical team and other disciplines. The social worker also provides such interventions as supportive counseling, crisis intervention, discharge planning and resource referral. Coordination of team case conferences, testifying in court, and communication with community agencies is also expected. This position participates in a multidisciplinary palliative care team.

This will be In house Hospital Services ( Pediatrics) Position Requirements (General):


Required Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work, approved by the Council on Social Work Education.


LMSW or LCSW Preferred


1 year to 3 years professional social work experience, preferred pediatric healthcare or hospital setting and knowledge of medical conditions and procedures.


Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills.


+ Interviews patients, assesses priorities and documents case activity.

+ May consult with members of the multi-disciplinary team in liaison with community resources to support the patient's treatment.

+ Assists patients/families with obtaining community assistance by referral to proper resources.

+ Develops and maintains working relationships with community health, welfare, and social agencies and seeks creative means to assist the patient with his/her needs.

+ Active participant with other members of the team regarding opportunities for improvement in standard work.

+ Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.


+ Master's degree in Social Work


+ No experience required


+ Frequent reaching, sitting, standing and walking.

+ Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more).

+ Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

+ Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

+ Occasional bending, stooping, climbing, twisting and gripping.

+ Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

+ Occasional use of vision to identify and distinguish colors.

+ Occasional driving.

+ Rare repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements and squatting.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.
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