Sr. Case Worker - Pediatrics at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Pediatrics, Early Steps Program has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Sr. Case Worker. The Sr. Case Worker serves as the primary development resource for families and delivers direct social services to families. The incumbent works in close collaboration with medical and other members of the health team to further their understanding of significant social, emotional, and developmental factors affecting families.

  • Travels to homes, daycares and other natural environment locations as necessary to conduct the Individual Family Support Plan meetings.

  • Provides education to families of eligible children on the services available in the community to enhance child developmental activities.

  • Monitors outcomes, data collection, and record keeping.

  • Leads weekly group supervision meetings for staff.

  • Meets monthly data and budgetary reporting requirements.

  • Participates in visits with physicians during scheduled office hours or by appointment.

  • Assesses developmental progress at home and office visits and promotes knowledge of development progress.

  • Maintains a resource and referral file to assist families in finding timely and appropriate community-based programs and resources.

  • Scores and interprets developmental assessments.

  • Maximizes the continuity of care provided to enhance developmental potential.

  • Maintains ongoing communications with family members to capitalize on service effectiveness. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team while serving as the single point of contact for families in need of early intervention services.

  • Ensures the provision of early intervention services in a cost-efficient manner.

  • Contributes to the development of a family support plan and monitors its implementation and modification.

  • Coordinates activities with other case-related medical and non-medical personnel.

  • Tracks services provided to each family.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in the areas of psychology, social work, health education, interdisciplinary sociology, early childhood, child development or special education.

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required with young children and families in a teaching, case management or counseling role, or with individuals with special needs and/or developmental delays of any age in a case management.

  • Bilingual in English and Creole preferred.

  • 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.

Any appropriate combination of relevant of education, experience and/or Certifications may be considered.

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.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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