Child Protection Social Worker - Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Feb 18, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time
Provides trauma-specific therapeutic services to children exposed to domestic violence and their non-offending parent, and crisis counseling as part of a hospital-based multidisciplinary child protection team.


Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Social Work (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Licensed Social Worker in the District of Columbia.
Must demonstrate clinical skill in individual, family, and group work.
Must have a high energy level and commitment to social welfare and child health advocacy issues.
Must be available to law enforcement agencies for consultation and expert testimony.
Must be able to demonstrate appropriate use of hospital and community resources on behalf of children and their families.
Time and attendance are vital for this position.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. (Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply)
Ability to relate to diverse patient populations.
Ability to work in highly emotionally charged situations.
Experience with and ability to interact and collaborate in a multi-systems network including law enforcement, judicial, social services, mental health and medical.
Requires skill, knowledge and experience in crisis intervention as well as child and adult treatment modalities.
Must have knowledge of acute psychiatric intervention, domestic violence, trauma, child maltreatment and protective services.
Must be able to assess the mental health status of the child, growth and development issues of the child, identify criteria for clinical judgment or decision making to protect the child, strengthen the family, and reduce impact of abusive behavior.
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat families who have experienced interfamilial violence and

Required Licenses and Certifications
A minimum Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Req

Functional Accountabilities

Diagnostic Assessment
1. Able to evaluate patient status including assessing for suicidality/homicidality in conjunction with attending physician
2. Completes social histories and psychosocial assessments for the medical record, on an ongoing basis.
3. Able to appropriately triage patient to correct services
4. Able to display competency when interviewing family members for the purpose of assessment and developing an intervention plan.

Multidisciplinary Interventions
1. Educates staff about psychosocial issues impacting patient.
2. Utilizes a theoretical framework for the focus of the family intervention.
3. Able to encourage positive communication among family members
4. Recognizes progress and obstacles towards treatment goals and appropriately intervenes.
5. Completes required documents of the assessment in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
6. Knowledgeable about community resources/ placements for children and families to assist in the attainment of treatment goals.
7. Communicate with outside agencies on the behalf of the patient to ensure continuity of care and treatment progress.

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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