Medical Social Worker (HPC/MSW 1)

Organisation
North East Regional Health Authority, Jamaica
Reference
VAC-33519
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Healthcare & Medical
Location
Portland, Jamaica
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
28/01/2020
Expiry Date
06/03/2020
The North East Regional Health Authority invites applications from qualified individuals fill the position of Social Worker, for the parish of Portland with assignment at the Portland Health Department.

Summary:

Reporting to the Medical Officer (Health), the Social Worker has responsibility to conduct comprehensive social investigations in order to indentify the social, emotional and economic factors related to the patients and intervene where appropriate.

 

Requirements:

  • BSc. in Social Work or Psychology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the scope and methods of social work
  • Sound knowledge of the environment and community resources
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in similar position
  • Excellent time management and communication skills;

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting educational talks in school and children’s homes in the Region
  • Administering counseling to patients who seek the services of the clinic on a daily basis.
  • Making decisions and solving problems related to Patient Care
  • Liaising with Children’s Services, Schools, Probation Department, Police, Health Care providers and others in conducting social investigations, as well as case management for current patients.
  • Directing services to children and families, including screening, assessment, counseling, family therapy, casework and referrals.
  • Communicating with persons outside of the organization in the best interest of patients
  • Collecting data pertaining to patients and clinic activities, analyze data for significant trends and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

 

We thank all applicants who apply, however only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

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