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Behavioral Health LCSW - PA

Date: Jul 29, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 17106

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Provide professional mental health treatment to patients and families, utilizing recognized best practice interventions. These core services include assessment of psychosocial functioning and capacities, ability to complete a mental status examination, ability to diagnose mental health condition and provide treatment recommendations. Provide a variety of therapies to address mental health diagnosis that effect children and their families. Collaborate with many disciplines, programs, departments, and organizations in the accomplishment of these duties. Must be able to provide supervision to developing mental health providers in the treatment of children and their families, including training and direct supervision of Fellows.  Also provide clinical care to the Behavioral Health Integrated Program when appropriate on an as needed basis.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) at CHOP is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our hospital based consultation-liaison program (Behavioral Health Integrated Program, BHIP). The position is full-time, providing opportunities for clinical work and teaching/training.

The BHIP program provides consultative and intervention services across the entire range of medical inpatient units and programs at CHOP. The psychologist will work with a multi-disciplinary team of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Pediatric Psychologists, and provide clinical services to children and families currently receiving medical care in our 541 bed hospital. The team provides services to a variety of medical units, including general pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Adolescent Medicine, and Critical Care Units. The position will preferentially support delivery of evidence-based interventions and support program development within the Adolescent Medicine Inpatient Unit as part of a multidisciplinary team. Typical consult questions include evaluations for depression, anxiety, adherence, coping with illness, and eating disorders. The LCSW will also participate in teaching and training activities through our ACSW accredited continued education programs.

Training in clinical social work is required. Training and certification, with skills in empirically supported interventions with a focus in child, adolescent and family care are preferred.  Licensure as a clinical social worker in the State of Pennsylvania is required prior to beginning the position.

Further inquiries can be directed to Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, MD. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Applications, including a detailed cover letter and CV, should be directed to the following CHOP HR portal link: Shervonne Wilson, Recruiter- Talent Acquisition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. CHOP is an equal opportunity employer, and our department is committed to strengthening a diverse workforce.


Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

LCSW- Licensed C. Social Worker (PA)

Required Education and Experience

  • Masters degree from a Council of Social Worl Education (CWSE) accredited institution. 
  • Prior clinical social work experience required.
  • Must be eligible for credentialling with CHOP payers.


Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Experience in a hospital, health organization or mental health agency setting preferred.


Additional Technical Requirements

• Knowledge of typical and atypical child development and related areas.
• Knowledge of child psychopathology.
• Knowledge of therapy and psychological assessment techniques with children and families.
• Knowledge of behavioral methodology and principles. 
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
• Ability to direct and motivate staff teams.
• Critical analysis and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to work collaboratively with other health care team providers.
• Ability to develop trusting relationships with patients, families and staff.
• Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and assists staff in understanding this diversity.
• Ability to identify community resources for families and advocate on their behalf.
• Ability to present self with professional approach and appearance with high level of emotional maturity.
• Ability to learn public health policy and health care legislation and respond to it as a family advocate.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288



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