Social Worker - Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU), Portland, OR

Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Social Worker

Job LocationsUS-OR-Portland

Requisition ID 2021-8508Position Category Allied Health
Position Type Regular
Full-Time Job Type AFSCME union represented
Department Institute on Development & Disability (IDD)
Salary Range $71,080 to $75,0447 FTE 1.00
Schedule Some flexibility required for clinical coverage.

Hours Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, some flexibility required for clinical coverage.
HR Mission School of Medicine
Drug Testable Yes


OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU's stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.

About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.

About Portland and Oregon

Bisected by the Willamette River, Portland is a vibrant city nestled among green woods and waterways. Only 90 minutes from the spectacular Oregon coast or towering Mount Hood, Portland offers the rare accessibility of snow-to-surf. Portland embraces cyclists, hikers, brewpubs, dogs, climbers, artisan coffee shops, book readers, foodies, professional soccer and basketball fans, award-winning wineries, concertgoers and paddle boarders. It's no wonder Portland constantly ranks as one of America's favorite lifestyle cities.


Function/Duties of Position
Conducts mental health and psychosocial assessments with patients and their' families as part of an interdisciplinary team member and/or part of the social work clinic providing evaluation and diagnosis. The LCSW will identify and assess the mental health, psychosocial and cultural conditions of patients and their families in regards to patient functioning capacity and support systems available for treatment planning and provide some treatment. Participates in treatment team meetings with various health care staff to provide consultation and/or psychosocial assessments that are used in establishing treatment goals, resources and referrals. As appropriate makes selective visits to patient homes, schools, and social service agencies.

Refers patients/family to community resources for assistance (financial, vocational, schools, transportation, insurance, housing, medication) and assists family in gaining access to resources. Develops treatment plans emphasizing continuity of care, appropriate placement and maximum use of appropriate resources. Advocates for the patient within the medical setting and community. Assists clients and families in obtaining and maintaining health insurance. Provides assistance in resolving issues with health insurance payment and coverage.

Provides crisis, short and long term counseling to patients and/or their families. Provides supportive counseling to reinforce patients' strengths and assist them in dealing with the stress and feelings of grief, fear, and anger associated with acute and chronic illness, injury, hospitalization, or disability. May facilitate group therapy/sessions to provide information to patients and their families around social and emotional development.

Participates in LEND Social Work training. Assists in the development and guidance of curriculum, provides structured mentorship in interdisciplinary practice venues, and evaluates learning and performance. This effort will include all facets and stages of clinical education for students and fellows from Social Work, as well as interdisciplinary clinical education for trainees from related disciplines.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Social Work (MSW)
  • Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required for employees who practice clinical social work.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to supervise students.
  • Strong Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of community based resources for families.
  • Organizational skills to assure timely follow-up with families.
  • Understanding of systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
  • Positive collaboration and team-building skills.
  • Understanding of diverse cultural, geographic, economic and social issues that impact families and ability to work effectively with diverse families.

Preferred Qualifications

  • LCSW
  • Hospital experience.
  • Clinical experience working with children with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Experience performing mental health assessments.
  • Experience working with and supervising students.
  • Bilingual - Spanish.
  • Additional Details
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All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or [email protected].

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