Lead Social Worker / College Hill in Cincinnati, OH

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center   •  

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Manager/Director

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Business Directors, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychiatry & Social Services Personnel and other on site ED Personnel and transport teams.




Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse

Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.

Psychosocial Assessment

Conduct a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of the patient/family's health care needs to identify the strengths, challenges and opportunities. Evaluate patient/family/ caregiver safety concerns. Intervene appropriately to reduce risk. Report suspicions of abuse and neglect to legally mandated authorities for investigations. Utilize the psychosocial assessment to establish treatment intervention to be included in comprehensive plan of care.

Psychosocial Interventions

Provide psychosocial services as identified in the patient's comprehensive plan of care. Provides supportive counseling with the goal of improving emotional coping and adherence to the treatment plan. Collaborate with referral sources and health care team members. Education of the patient/family/caregiver and members of the health care team about treatment options. Provide self-management support to high risk/complex patients/families to increase their skills and confidence to manage their chronic care conditions at home. Provide groups and programs for special populations as needed. Provide anticipatory guidance and planning to reduce or eliminate psychosocial barriers to discharge. Coordinate and facilitate family centered care team meetings. Provide crisis assessment and interventions to patients/families/caregivers with the goal of restoring equilibrium.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Working for system improvement, promoting patient/family/caregiver well-being. Identify and advocate for the needs of the patient/families/caregivers within the healthcare system and community. Act as a liaison between the patient/family/caregiver within the medical team and outside agencies. Act as the mediator as needed with in the medical team on behalf of the patient/family/caregiver. Empower the patient/family/caregiver to problem-solve by exploring options of care when available and alternative plans, when necessary, to achieve desired outcomes. Facilitate communication and coordination between members of the health care team while involving the patient/family/caregiver in the decision making process in order to minimize fragmentation of services.

Resource Development and Utilization

Develops resource networks, excels at resource utilization, and acts as a resource to peers. Identifies needs, develops programs, and evaluates outcomes for special populations, as needed, and implements changes based on outcomes. Facilitates collaboration with community agencies to enhance investigation and intervention process. Advocates for patient population on a systems level (hospital, organization, and/or community) by developing programs and protocols to better meet the needs of the patient population.


Serves as a recognized expert to health care team and/or community on social work practice. Recognized as an expert by the health care team resulting in an expanded role within the team and/or division. Provides work direction, leadership, mentoring and coaching to all personnel assigned to their location. Participates in the recruitment and selection process for candidates that would work in their assigned location. Coordinates the work schedules for all clinical staff. Coordinates the clinical activities of the clinical staff. Meets with them routinely to meet the needs of the clinical staff and to assure continuity of care in all areas. Provides input for each employee's annual performance evaluation at their location. Participates in the development of long term and short term goals for their location as well as for each employee.


Insures that the clinical practice of all clinical staff conforms to local, state, and federal regulations and accrediting standards. Insures clinical competency of all clinical staff. Responds to, documents, and analyzes complaints associated with therapy services. Maintains minimum level of continuing education required by State licensing board. Possesses sound knowledge of procedures and regulations specific to the assessment and care of infants, children, and adolescents. Complies with established Cincinnati Children's and professional standards. Complies with policies and procedures protecting patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Review timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information. Attends required Cincinnati Children's training sessions, including radiation safety, laboratory safety, bloodborne pathogens and OSHA. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures. Provides services in a manner to be regularly and conveniently available to meet the needs of Cincinnati Children's patients, families and employees as determined by department management and Cincinnati Children's governing body.


Skills & Competencies


Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success

Diversity Appreciation

Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself


Demonstrated leadership and management skills

Computer Proficiency - Basic

Working knowledge of basic computer applications


Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.

Professional Demeanor

Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor

Analysis - Basic

Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations

Communication - Advanced

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


Professional knowledge sufficient to assure quality of care within services areas


Master of Counseling OR Master in Social Work

Current LISW-S or LPCC license to practice in the State of Ohio

5 years related experience


Experience in a medical center

Valid Through: 2019-10-17