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Supervisor, Clinical Social Work - MSW

Company: Uva Health
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Exciting opportunity to join the Social Work Department at UVA Health in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia.At UVA Health, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to our patients, their families, and our community. Our Social Work Department plays a pivotal role in this commitment by offering compassionate assistance and advocacy to individuals facing diverse challenges.We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our dynamic team of social work professionals. As a leading academic medical center, UVA Health offers a stimulating environment where you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact through your work every day.Here are just a few reasons why joining our Social Work Department at UVA Health is an exciting opportunity:1. Mission-Driven Culture: At UVA Health, we are driven by a shared mission to provide exceptional patient care, conduct groundbreaking research, and educate the next generation of healthcare professionals. As a member of our Social Work Department, you will be an integral part of fulfilling this mission.2. Collaborative Environment: Our Social Work Department values collaboration and teamwork. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and fellow social workers, to deliver comprehensive care and support to our patients.3. Professional Growth and Development: UVA Health is committed to the professional growth and development of our employees. We offer a variety of training programs, workshops, and resources to help you enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and advance your career in social work.4. Beautiful Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, offers a vibrant and picturesque setting with a rich history, thriving arts and culture scene, and breathtaking natural beauty. Whether you enjoy exploring the outdoors, trying new restaurants, or attending cultural events, Charlottesville has something for everyone.If you are a compassionate and driven individual who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to consider joining our Social Work Department at UVA Health. Together, we can continue to build a healthier, more compassionate community.As a Clinical Social Work Supervisor, you will play a pivotal role in providing first-line supervision to social work professionals and support staff within our department. Your primary responsibilities will involve conducting face-to-face sessions with patients, conducting thorough assessments, developing treatment plans, and delivering supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and brief therapy.Your caseload will encompass a diverse range of individuals, including inpatients and their family members, across various clinical needs. These needs may include psychological stress related to health impairments, chronic illness, trauma, death and dying, marriage and family dysfunction, and substance abuse. You will also specialize in working with victims of intimate partner violence, abuse, or exploitation, guiding them towards healthy boundaries and effective communication techniques.A key aspect of your role will be collaborating with patients and team members to ensure the implementation of the healthiest coping responses and facilitating timely and safe discharge plans. Based on comprehensive assessments, you will make appropriate community referrals for follow-up care as necessary. Additionally, you will serve as a liaison between medical staff and patients/families, providing interventions to minimize stress and enhance coping skills to expedite recovery.Furthermore, you will supervise bachelor's and master's level students, providing guidance and mentorship as they develop their skills in clinical social work. Your role will also involve acting as a liaison to the community through public speaking engagements and participating in clinical training and supervision of MSW staff.Key ResponsibilitiesProvide first-line supervision to social work professionals and support staff.Conduct face-to-face sessions with patients to conduct assessments, develop treatment plans, and deliver counseling and therapy.Work with diverse populations experiencing various clinical needs, including psychological stress, chronic illness, trauma, and substance abuse.Specialize in working with victims of intimate partner violence, abuse, or exploitation.Collaborate with patients and team members to maximize coping responses and facilitate discharge plans.Make appropriate community referrals for follow-up care.Serve as a liaison between medical staff and patients/families.Supervise bachelor's and master's level students and provide clinical training and supervision to MSW staff.Act as a liaison to the community through public speaking engagements.Additional ResponsibilitiesTeaches coaches and develops others.Maintains a positive and professional work environment.Is accountable for outcomes.Provides input on development revision and implementation of work area policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations and compliance with regulatory standards.Provides direct social work service to patients and families and/or groups of patients by providing assistance with social and practical environmental problems.Provides emotional support to patients and families and/or groups of patients who may exhibit feelings of anxiety and stress precipitated by illness and hospitalization.Conducts interventions based on needs identified during initial assessment.Advocates for patient and family wishes when appropriate.Provides emotional support to patient and family during hospitalization.Educates patient and family on the intent of the intervention as needed.Inform care team patient and family of anticipated post-discharge needs.Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources needed to provide patients with continuity of care before and after discharge.Participates in in-service and staff development activities by attendance serving on planning committees and/or offering topics for pertinent educational programs.Documents all activities relevant to casework discharge planning and follow-up in accordance with UVA and Social Work Policy Procedure and Guidelines and regulatory requirements.Participates in education/research activities.Acts as liaison between the hospital and outside agencies/legal authorities and referral sources.Acts as therapist in daily therapy sessions and provides individual counseling/problem solving sessions as needed.In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned. Position Compensation Range: $62,670.40 - $100,276.80 AnnualMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation: Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited social work program requiredExperience: 5 years relevant experienceLicensure: Licensed to practice as a Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia (LCSW).PHYSICAL DEMANDSJob requirements: None required. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic Jobble

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