Social Worker, LCSW job Deerfield Beach Florida
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Social Worker, LCSW Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 10266765
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida Date Posted: 3/25/2021
Wage: Negotiable Category: Healthcare
Job Code: R100045785

Job Description:

The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a License Clinical Social Worker.

The Social Worker, LCSW works with clients in order to help them deal with issues involving mental and emotional health. This position provides emotional support, mental health evaluations and therapy, and case management services.

  • Clinically evaluates oncology patients for depression, anxiety and provides short-term counseling.

  • On-call rotation for the facility to receive and facilitate after-hour calls.

  • If deemed clinically necessary, independently facilitates an involuntary examination under the Baker Act, and transfers to the nearest Baker Act receiving facility.

  • Presents at educational conferences as the experts in psychosocial oncology practice.

  • Services to the community through education, consultation, research, and volunteering to utilize, promote or strengthen the community services, programs, and resources available to meet the needs of cancer survivors.

  • Services to the profession to support the appropriate orientation, supervision and evaluation of clinical social workers in oncology; participate in and promote student training and professional education in oncology social work; and advance knowledge through clinical and other research.

  • To work with MSW students in order to provide educational opportunities, supervision, and increase social work intervention in oncology related issues.

  • Provides professional oncology specific counseling and therapeutic intervention to patients, families and significant others, utilizing treatment modalities appropriate to the age group of the patient.

  • Provides the use of scientific and applied knowledge, theories, and methods for the purpose of describing, preventing, evaluating, and treating individuals, couple, marital, family, or group behavior, based on the person-in-situation perspective of psychosocial development, normal and abnormal behavior, psychopathology, unconscious motivation, interpersonal relationships, environmental stress, differential assessment, differential planning, and data gathering.

  • Provides psychotherapeutic services to patients and relatives in individual, couple, or group settings to assist them in adjusting to the physical/psychological difficulties associated with illness.

  • Counsel patients and relatives on psychosocial ramifications of cancer which may include grief counseling.

  • Evaluate and provide consultation to the medical team on the social factors relating to illness, hospitalization, diagnosis and recommended treatment of patients.

  • Leads or co-leads oncology specific support groups.

  • Assumes the role of patient advocate.

  • Participates in or consults on oncology specific research/education programs.

  • Educates patients and families regarding advance directives and assists in the completion of appropriate documents.

  • Administers a specialized program (such as, a suicide prevention or formal research project) where supervision is not a major responsibility.

  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary oncology staff to design and implement treatment plans and discharge plans for the patient:

  • Supports and maintains the standards of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Psychosocial Oncology Department and the social work profession.

  • Submits statistical reports on a monthly basis.

  • Participates in orientation and training of social work and multidisciplinary staff for oncology.

  • Participates on oncology specific research projects as required.

  • Maintains current knowledge in oncology social work practice specific knowledge of the bio-psychosocial issues of the specific age groups served.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • BLS Certified (within 3 months of hire)


  • Master's Degree in relevant field

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Required)

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with oncology patients

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: University of Miami Health System Company Type:
Company: University of Miami Health System

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