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Case Worker- The Children's Trust grant (Full Time, Day shift)

GRANT- THE CHILDREN'S TRUST Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 23917


Job Summary

Provides clinical services/interventions to pediatric patients and families within select Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). Maximizes the benefit of health care services provided and enhances adjustments to diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and academic success.

Job Specific Duties

  • Completes in-depth psychosocial assessments and formulates plans to include clinical impressions, establishing relationships with families, and providing therapeutic interventions. 
  • Documents in student's health/school record complete initial assessments and follow-up notes; generates diverse social work activity reports. 
  • Responds promptly to crisis situations. Adheres to MDCPS and hospital protocol for Baker Act. 
  • Effectively manages caseload while prioritizing cases based on urgency and impact.
  • Participates in diverse departmental or hospital projects/activities, committees, initiatives, and support/educational groups. 
  • Accountable to take the lead on trauma, child abuse, and domestic violence cases. Reports cases to appropriate community agencies for further investigation per hospital and MDCPS policies. 
  • Responds and assists to requests for information/referrals. Serves as a resource to families and team members regarding social work services and community agencies. 
  • Provides education for students, staff, and parents. 
  • Effectively manages groups for students and parents. 


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree Mental Health related field or Social Work  (Required)
  • American Heart Association BLS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association First Aid maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • Level II Background Check
  • Experience in a pediatric health care related setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expertise in crisis intervention and risk assessment preferred.
  • Expertise in pediatric growth and development preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish both verbally and in writing.
  • 1 year internship or work experience in an acute health care related field.
  • Ability to adapt and react calmly in stressful situations.
  • Able to perform and complete assessments according to departmental policy and procedures.
  • Professional exposure to pediatric, as well as, adult loss.
  • Previous training focusing on end of life decisions, grief, and bereavement.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong patient and family advocacy skills.
  • Expertise in coordinating and facilitating support groups.
  • Knowledge of diverse cultural and spiritual perspectives regarding death and bereavement.
  • Knowledge of community resource systems, diverse treatment approaches, Florida State laws regarding child abuse and domestic violence, Baker Act procedures, HIV/AIDS related guidelines, and Social Work theories and practices.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

Collaboration leads to success.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

Responsibility drives us.

We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

Empower yourself, help others.

Nicklaus Children’s encourages team members to believe in their ability to affect positive change in the world through everything they do with us.

Advocate for the right way.

Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

Transformation is growth.

At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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