Autism Services Social Worker

Pennsylvania (US)
15 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Clinic Manager will work directly with patients and families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders by guiding them through a process of clinic intake to needs assessment, treatment programming, and follow up. Duties include managing patient health information; initial patient screening; facilitating patient referrals; ongoing case management as need; and facilitating and maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external collaborators.

A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field and 2-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Previous experience in case management and interacting with individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities in educational, hospital or direct care settings is desired. Previous experience working with families and children is preferred. The candidate should be proficient with maintain electronic databases and computer programs including MS Office, EPIC, and Redcap. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary. He/she should be comfortable doing a variety of tasks, be able to balance multiple commitments, and be comfortable communicating to diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service skills with excellent attention to detail, effectiveness, responsiveness, and follow-up. The candidate will be responsibly autonomous and work extremely well with a team. Position contingent upon funding. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.