a) Current Pennsylvania law specifically states that organizations may not require that an individual be credentialed as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as a condition of initial or continuing employment
b) Federal civil rights law proscribe organizations from requiring membership in the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) because one must be a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in order to qualify for private, association, courts have ruled that membership cannot be required as condition of employment
c) The LSW, LCSW or other state licensure/registration and the ACSW designations are, however, desirable credentials because they demonstrate a commitment to the development of skills as a professional social worker.
• Master’s degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution
• Health care experience preferred
• Pediatric experience preferred
• Ability to work well within an interdisciplinary team
• Excellent clinical skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Knowledge of computers, word processing, E-mail, etc.
• Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
• Ability to effectively use verbal and written communication to share psychosocial information
• Ability to develop trusting relationships with patients/families and staff
• Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity
• Ability to present self with professional approach and appearance with high level of emotional maturity
• Ability to learn public health policy and health care legislation and respond to it as patient/family advocate
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
• Child Abuse Clearances
• FBI Fingerprint Clearance
• Drug Screening
The social worker provides professional services to general hematology and thalassemia patients and their families. The social worker will facilitate the use of individual, public and private resources so that optimal functioning can occur for both the patient and the family. These core services include assessment of psychosocial functioning and capacities, counseling for care planning and decision-making, social work treatment and community resource planning. Social workers collaborate with disciplines, programs, departments, and organizations in the accomplishment of these duties.
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - 18 months ago