Christiana Care Cancer Management is searching for an Outpatient Senior Social Worker I to work in the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. Through broad knowledge and experience of social work theories and methodologies, clinical care, systems management, and community/government networks, the Social Worker will assist high risk populations in overcoming social determinants of health that negatively impact their social, emotional and physical well-being.
Do the kind of social work you were always meant to do.
Make an impact on the quality of life of others.
Performs a comprehensive in person assessment and “home” evaluation, detailing the psychosocial and environmental factors and their effects upon the client’s health and well-being.
Partners with client in crisis to create an individualized care plan which promotes client’s eligibility for community, regional and national services to support their health goals.
Collaborates effectively with multi-disciplinary team in developing care plans consistent with evidence-based care guidelines that sustain longitudinal social, emotion and physical health improvement and stability. Serve as leader of team, as appropriate.
Partners with individuals and families to create a holistic treatment plan which addresses the behavioral health issues that serve as barriers to health.
Adapts behaviors and goals, in a culturally competent, trauma informed manner, based upon an individual’s background, social situation, experience, and wishes.
Effectively prioritizes clients whose situations require immediate intervention to prevent negative health outcomes.
Advocates for clients when needed, empowering them to achieve their goals, including individual and/or class inequities, inadequate or non-existent hospital and/or community resources (i.e., insurance benefits, housing, benefit applications, verification documents, etc.)
Educates clients regarding their social, medical and emotional needs and how to navigate resources to meet these needs, including the appeal process.
Engages eligible clients in the program according to established protocols and enrollment procedures.
Serves as a subject matter expert for other Cancer Care Management Team members, Christiana Care Health System or community staff when addressing complex health, social and behavioral health needs; Leads multi-disciplinary case review to optimize outcomes.
Supports outreach through active participation in community meetings, client team meetings, and Cancer Care Management staff meetings.
Supervises undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited school of social work as required.
Job Requisition #46066BR
Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited graduate school of Social Work required.
LCSW or LMSW preferred in any state to start. Must be willing to obtain LCSW in all CLCN states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Maryland)within 2 years of hire plus CCM within 18 months of hire.
Five years of recent experience in a health care setting; Oncology work preferred.
Direct experience in transition planning, insurance authorization and arranging community services for complex populations.
Internal Number: 46066
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country’s largest health care providers, ranking 22nd in the nation for hospital admissions.
Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 260 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services. The system is home to Delaware’s only Level I trauma center for adults and children, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns.
A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,200 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.
With more than 11,600 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region.