Social Worker (Pediatrics) at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

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The Social Worker will report directly to Susan K. Dandes, Ph.D., CPT Clinical Director, as well as work closely with the Team Coordinator and Medical Director. The primary responsibilities will include crisis intervention, forensic and specialized interviewing, report writing, case management, coordination of medical services, public speaking, training, and utilization and coordination of community resources. This position serves both the Department of Children and Families cases as well as non-custodial cases (VOCA).


  • Interview alleged victims and family members to obtain medical and psychosocial information as well as provide crisis intervention as needed:
  • Available for 24-hour on-call rotation for consultation and/or to provide crisis intervention for suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle
  • Provides psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental problems
  • Formulates and implements plans utilizing appropriate social work interventions.
  • Provide Specialized/Forensic interviews and psychosocial evaluations to eligible children and families
  • Receive and process referrals and consultations from outside sources according to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and schedule medical examinations, interviews and other appointments based on schedules provided
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team and involves the patients and families in the development and implementation of plans.
  • Assists with the screening, identification, and management of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and rape.
  • Makes referrals and serves as a resource for the healthcare team and serves as a patient advocate.

  • Coordinate the multiplicity of services required in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and/or their families where suspected or known abuse/neglect exists, or when a child is at risk
  • Assistance with Victim Compensation to clients
  • Coordinate information and referral to clients
  • Review abuse reports received and triage to provide necessary and timely services.
  • Complete the required data collection forms and submit accurately and on time
  • Coordinate staffing and periodic reviews for clients
  • Participate in development of treatment plans for clients
  • Maintains a working knowledge of relevant medical and legal issues and preserves records and statistics.
  • Attends and participates in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

Training/Education & Community Liaison
  • Remain current on child maltreatment literature
  • participate in staff development
  • Provide education to other health care professionals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University's core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)

    The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

    UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

    Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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