University of Chicago
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago is a dynamic and stimulating place to work. We strive for the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment; provide outstanding education and training for students, postgraduate scholars, and physicians; and nurture the research of Department scholars who seek to elucidate the causes of pediatric disease and identify promising new therapies. In addition to our provision of clinical care at UChicago Medicine (UCM) Comer Children’s Hospital and at our regional sites, we are currently expanding our clinical care across Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. In collaboration with our partners in the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA; Advocate Children’s Hospital, and NorthShore University Health System). CCHA has responsibility for the care of almost 1 million children. The Department has 6 ambulatory sites and 3 inpatient sites of care across the region with the goal of providing care ‘close to home’ whenever feasible (https://pediatrics.uchicago.edu/). Our mission is to improve the health of every child entrusted to us, in an inclusive environment that is committed to family-centered care, clinical excellence, impactful scholarship, effective disease prevention, and advocacy for the appropriate care of every child. We are especially committed to the children on the South Side of Chicago and to altering the inequities in healthcare. The Department of Pediatrics has approximately 185 physicians, physician-scientists, and scientists in 15 sections that cover the range of pediatric care. Our education program serves the students of the College, the Pritzker School of Medicine (PSOM), 70 categorical pediatric residents, 6 child neurology residents, 58 fellows, and numerous graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The Department has a staff of 220 advanced practice providers, administrators, research administrators, clinical research associates, and laboratory staff. The Department has an expanding portfolio of Federal, foundational, and Philanthropic awards, and is committed to doubling its research base in the next three years.
About the Department
In a social service setting, assists with programs such as: child abuse/neglect; permanency planning; family-centered services; prevention of juvenile delinquency; care, treatment and education of youth; self-sufficiency assistance, employment, and related support services; health insurance/Medicaid; provider services or the location of non-custodial parents; and/or modification of child support and medical support orders for children. Assesses the needs of individuals, performs adaptive tests and psychological screening, provides family counseling, and participates as a member of a developmental team. Defines the social and cultural environment in which an individual's family exists. Develops community and University resources and makes appropriate referrals. Identifies emotional supports needed to deal with mental health issues, helps families negotiate through bureaucracies in order to obtain financial and other assistance, and provides information to the developmental team concerning the psycho- social needs of the individual and their family. Ensures clients receive services according to identified needs. Provides clinical diagnostic evaluation and assessment of clients. Provides emergency and crisis intervention services. Documents all pertinent information. Establishes relationships with various social worker departments within the University as well as community agencies at the local and state levels. Provides follow-up care as is necessary, via appointments, visits, or telephone contact with patients, students, families, and/or public health nurses. Documents developmental care in records. Develop and present information to agencies regarding our services. Act as resource to other sectional personnel.
Attend all virtual and/or in-person appointments.
Conduct intake process on each patient.
Compile all the reports at the end of each appointment.
Facilitate any communications with service coordinators at the CFC centers pertaining to EI, requesting all necessary paperwork.
Handle billing for all patients for EI program through Qclaims.
Interprets, monitors, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
Has moderate level of authority to refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
Plans own resources to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve community health and counseling services.
Analyzes potential problems in home or work environments of clients.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Advanced degree or higher in Social Work from an accredited institution.
2-5 years of work experience as a Social Worker.
Licenses and Certifications:
Early Intervention program experience and certification.
Licensed in the State of Illinois, LSW or LCSW.
Exposure to governmental budgeting, fiscal management, and grants and/or contract management.
Experience working in a social service program utilizing evidence-based practice.
Experience working with children and/or families from high risk, low income, urban backgrounds.
Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.
High noise environment.
High stress environment.
Cover letter (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Healthcare & Medical Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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