In collaboration with the Director of Social Work, the Social Work Manager will :
Manage and develop the clinical activities and programs for assigned areas of the Social Work Department to ensure efficient and effective operations and treatment interventions in the provision of high-quality services to MSKCC patients and families throughout the institution from the point of diagnosis through post-treatment, end of life and bereavement.
Supervise assigned Senior Clinical Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers in accordance with the standards and practices of the Dept. of Social Work, MSKCC's mission and legal regulations.
Provide clinical and programmatic leadership that focuses on excellent clinical care, interprofessional collaboration and the professional development of supervisees.
Provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and follow-up to patients and caregivers on an assigned service or program area who are at the highest risk for social, psychological and environmental issues related to the impact of diagnosis, admission, treatment, discharge and continued care.
This position will manage a team of experienced clinical pediatric social workers.
This position will have direct clinical work in pediatrics as well as in other areas of the Center.
A cultivator of innovation who creates and fosters new ways for the organization to be successful.
A strategic thinker who looks ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.
Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Building effective teams where team members apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
Flexible in your approach and demeanor to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.
A Masters Degree in Social Work with 7-10 years of hospital social work experience required.
At least 5 years experience working in pediatric oncology in a hospital-based setting preferred.
At least 5 years experience working with teams in a hospital setting and demonstrated leadership experience on a departmental level are strongly preferred.
3-5 years experience supervising staff strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to speak at national professional conferences on clinical, leadership and programmatic issues.
Excellent clinical skills with individuals, families and groups.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Strong desire to mentor and develop clinical social workers in oncology and palliative care.
Internal Number: 2021-49378
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