Manager - Social Work - Social Work-Clinic Base (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Psychology & Social Science
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 15367
FTE: 1

Psychology&Social Science

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Days

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Manager of Social Work has management and leadership responsibility for activities and operations related to institution wide provision of psychosocial services for patients and families. These interventions are designed to promote and enhance the physical and emotional well-being of patients and families with special attention to the impact of illness or disability.

  • These patient care services are developed and delivered in accordance with the hospital and health system strategic plan and objectives. In addition this leadership role is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with the medical staff, ancillary departments, and community agencies.

  • This position also helps develop and deliver education and training for social work staff, social work interns, and hospital staff both to insure staff development.

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of Stanford Children’s Health and its regulatory bodies. 

  • Monitors and meets budget and operational targets.

  • Advocates for appropriate space and other fundamental resources needed to perform high level social work functions.

  • Deploys social work personnel to assure appropriate and adequate psycho social services for patients and families.

  • Assists in identifying social work program priorities by evaluating the needs of target populations and assessing the availability of human, fiscal and equipment resources in order to implement policy and programs effectively.

  • Assists in identifying, administering and coordinating policies and procedures for the Social Work Department.

  • Helps maintain appropriate quality assurance mechanisms and internal controls.

  • Assists in hiring qualified staff and maintains appropriate staffing ratios consistent with the needs of the organization and within budgetary parameters.

  • Ensures that orientation, staff training and development programs are in place and provided to all staff.

  • Responsible for the evaluation of staff performance.

  • Interviews, assists in selection, provides orientation and training for social work staff.

  • Provides leadership and guidance to the overall provision of social work services to patients and families to ensure the delivery of high quality care.

  • Responsible for the implementation, and review of social work policies and procedures, standards and programs that support the clinical practice of social work.

  • Adheres to the NASW Code of Ethics, and Joint Commission requirements.

  • Acts as an educational resource and provides consultation to staff, patients and their families,

  • Participates and/or takes leadership in department and hospital-wide committees and task forces.

  • Assists with departmental goal setting and  implementation

Minimum Qualifications

* Education: Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.

 * Experience: Broad and extensive and progressively responsible directly related work experience in clinical, administrative and managerial positions.

* License/Certification: (LCSW) Lic Clinical Social Worker.            

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to set short and long-term objectives, focus and prioritize resources, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong advocacy skills for patients and families.

  • Ability to represent the needs of the Social Work Department to all levels of management and to help provide the social work department with the necessary tools to provide the highest level of services to patients and families.

  • Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of clinical social work in a hospital or medical center setting.   

  • Ability to establish strategic direction and business plans for social work services.  

  • Ability to effectively supervise, mentor and train social workers who are at a variety of experience levels and to evaluate work results.    

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.

  • Demonstrated mastery of social work theories, principles and techniques and how to apply them.

  • Demonstrates a strong ethical presence.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.      

  • Ability to develop and implement comprehensive and well integrated social work program in accordance with the requirements of external regulatory and accrediting bodies, as well as laws and regulations, applicable to the operation of hospital social services programs in the state of California.          


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.