Miami, Florida
Apr 23, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
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Four-Year Institution
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 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Case Worker. This position 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 Senior Case Worker 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. Specifically, the duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to, providing education to families of eligible children on the services available in the community to enhance child developmental activities; assisting parents of eligible children in gaining access to early intervention services as well as additional support services available in the community; collaborating with personnel in community-based agencies to develop appropriate intervention strategies for eligible children; facilitating authorization of appropriate level of services for each family enrolled; documenting services provided int he prescribed manner and completes paperwork prescribed by the Department to include documents requested by the state, etc.; completing required paperwork, such as IAR, case management forms, as needed for input into data and billing systems; maximizing the continuity of care provided to enhance developmental potential; maintaining ongoing communication with family members to assure service effectiveness to the maximum extend possible; participating as a member of an interdisciplinary team while serving as the single point of contact for families; traveling to homes, daycare centers, and other natural environment locations as necessary to conduct the Family Support Plan meetings; ensuring the provision of early intervention services in a cost efficient manner, utilizing third party funding sources whenever possible; working as a member of the team in the development of a Family Support Plan and monitoring the implementation and modification of the Plan; coordinating activities with other case-related medical and non-medical personnel; and providing tracking of services provided to each family as prescribed.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree or a higher level degree 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. At least three years professional experience with young children and families in a teaching, case management, and/or counseling role, or with individuals with special needs and/or developmental delays of any age in a case management setting. Ability to work efficiently and successfully with little supervision. Ability to work as an integral team member in a complicated environment. Ability to show tolerance and sensitivity in stressful situations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrating compassion and sensitivity as well as the ability to use active listening skills.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


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