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Washington University of St. Louis Case Worker II - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 49155 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Disease. The position is located at 620 S Taylor. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

Meets with youth (ages 13-24) newly diagnosed with HIV at time of diagnosis and/or within 24 hours to support rapid linkage to HIV medical care and treatment. The position provides intensive case management support to remove barriers to care. Counsels and aids at-risk youth and/or families requiring one or more forms of psychosocial services; interviews clients experiencing problems with personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, housing, physical and mental impairments, and/or similar areas; secures and evaluates applicable related information; refers clients to community resources and other organizations. In addition to the provision of direct client services, the Case Worker II provides one of the following lead/coordination roles/duties: 1) A more intensive level (often community-based) services which requires strong clinical skills and ability to work independently; 2) Project Coordination responsibilities (special projects, reporting, caseload assignments); or 3) Clinical mentorship and/or training of CW I positions.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Case Management Duties:
  2. Meets with youth (ages 13-24) newly diagnosed with HIV to support rapid engagement in HIV medical care and treatment. The position provides intensive case management in either a clinical or a field setting, interviews clients with problems such as personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of need.
  3. Gathers information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation; evaluates these together with client's strengths.
  4. Provides limited advice to clients individually, in families, or in other small groups, regarding how to meet personal needs, and aids clients to improve social functioning and life skills.
  5. Participates in helping clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior, by providing training and educational programs that help clients understand the nature and source of personal problems.
  6. Refers clients to community resources and other organizations as indicated. May determine or participate in determination of client eligibility for financial assistance.
  7. Compiles records, prepares reports, and develops and/or reviews service plan. Follows up to determine quantity and quality of service provided to the client, and status of client’s case.
  8. Accesses and records client and community resource information, either on paper or via electronic means, to input and retrieve information.
  9. Lead/Coordination Duties:

In addition to the provision of direct client services, the Case Worker II provides at least two of the following lead/coordination roles/duties:

  • Provision of an intensive level (often community-based) case management services which includes the development and management of complex medical and behavioral health treatment plans. The position requires strong clinical skills and the ability to work independently to assess clients’ safety needs and address urgent health and psychosocial needs (e.g. housing stability, crisis intervention, and mental health stability).
  • Project coordination responsibilities related to the provision of case management and other client services (e. g. special programs/services, clinic QI, and clinic team coordination).

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute for a master’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in providing case management services and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Provision of case management and/or prevention education services within medical setting and in community.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Computer skills.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $48,131 - $72,196 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

Applicant Special Instructions

Must have immediate access to personal vehicle to rapidly get to community HIV testing sites to meet with newly diagnosed youth.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Case Worker II - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 49155

Job ID: 49155

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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