The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world. The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Sr. Case Worker. Serves as the primary child development resource for families in the pediatric practice, delivers direct services to families with infants and/or young children, and coordinates the efforts of all members of the team at each site. The specialist will work in close collaboration with medical and non-medical members of the team to further their understanding of significant social, emotional, and developmental factors affecting children enrolled in the program.Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Provides education to families of eligible children on the services available in the community to enhance child developmental activities. Assists parents of eligible children in gaining access to early intervention services as well as additional support services available in the community. Collaborates with personnel in community-based agencies to develop appropriate intervention strategies for eligible children and their children. Facilitate authorization of appropriate level of services for each family enrolled in the program. Documents services provided in the prescribed manner and completes paperwork prescribed by the Department to include documents (Family Support Plan, IARs, data forms) requested by the state, etc. Completes required paperwork (IAR, case managements forms), as needed for input into data and billing systems. Maximizes the continuity of care provided to enhance developmental potential. Maintains ongoing communication with family members to assure service effectiveness to the maximum extent possible. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team while serving as the single point of contact for the family in obtaining the early intervention services needed. Travels to homes, daycares and other natural environment locations as necessary to conduct the Family Support Plan meetings. Ensures the provision of early intervention services in a cost efficient manner, utilizing third party funding sources when possible. Works as a member of the team in the development of a Family Support Plan and monitors the implementation and modification of the Plan.Coordinates activities with other case-related medical and non-medical personnel. Provides tracking of services provided to each family as prescribed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university with an emphasis in the areas of psychology, social work, health education, interdisciplinary sociology, early childhood, child development or special education. 3 years professional experience with young children and families in a teaching, case management or counseling role, or with individuals with special needs and/or developmental delays of any age in a case management. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Ability to work as an integral team member in a complicated environment. Ability to show tolerance and sensitivity in stressful situations. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
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