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Category: Professional/ Technical
Facility: East Jefferson General Hospital
Department: Social Services
Schedule: PRN
Shift: Day
Hours: As needed position.
Job Details:


The Social Worker is a professional who is expected to operate as a team member, as well as independently.  The Social Worker has the ability to function as an expert practitioner, educator and consultant to achieve/facilitate maximum benefit from health care services to high-risk populations.  This would include but is not limited to discharge planning of high-risk/dependent populations, mandated reporting, crises intervention, therapeutic interventions, and information and referral to improve patient outcomes.  The Social Worker may also provide supervision to the MSW student interns and training of new hires.

Graduate from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with M.S.W preferred.

Minimum of three (3) years in a health care setting of similar size and scope highly desirable.

Functional knowledge of systems theory as it relates to complex families, groups, hospitals; resource development/mobilization; social welfare policy; social planning and community development.  Strong problem identification/solving, crisis intervention and interpersonal relationship skills.  Working knowledge of community resources and capability of handling heavy caseloads with numerous interruptions/demands/  Exhibits initiative consistenly.

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