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Medical Social Worker

City of Austin - Public Health Department
Job Description
Austin Public Health is currently accepting applications for a Medical Social Worker
The Medical Social Worker (MSW) within the DSRIP Central Advisory Team (CAT) will work with CAT nurses to implement behavior change interventions for people with uncontrolled diabetes. The MSW will work to link clients to needed biopsychosocial resources (such as housing, transportation, medical assistance, mental health services, and more) in order to improve clients’ A1c and blood pressure.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Consult with health care team to further their understanding of patient social and emotional factors.
  2. Review work for accuracy and completeness.
  3. Interview clients and/or their families to assess their psychosocial and/or resource needs.
  4. Develop and implement individual social work treatment plan.
  5. Compile data/information for reports, cost estimates, etc.
  6. Write informational reports.
  7. Refer citizens to appropriate agency or program.
  8. Record data on appropriate form/log, etc.
  9. Attend meetings as section representative.
  10. Seek and evaluate alternative funding sources.
  11. Attend meetings/seminars to stay current in job practices.
  12. Counsel individuals and/or their families to increase their understanding and acceptance of treatment, etc. and to help patient adjust after treatment.
  13. Perform other tasks as required.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Minimum Qualification:
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Social Work OR
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years of experience in a field related to counseling individuals in crisis/trauma situations.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • Licensed under the Regulation of Social Work Practitioners Act of the State of Texas and will be required to maintain during employment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Preferred bilingual in one of the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese or Korean.
  2. Experience with communities (such as people with disabilities and African American, Latino, Asian, LGBTQ and homeless communities) disproportionately affected by chronic health conditions.
  3. Experience utilizing Motivational Interviewing (or other behavior change management intervention).
  4. Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
  5. Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License by start date.
Job Closting Date: 02/03/2019
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