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Pediatric Health Behavior Specialist

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Pediatric Health Behavior Specialist

Requisition #: 508264
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: April 18, 2022

Join an amazing global healthcare organization!

Excellent compensation package!

Awesome benefits, including dependent tuition reimbursement!

Flexible Schedule Options Available

Requisition #: 508264

Location: 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224


Full Time (40 hours)

Day Shift; 8:00am - 5:00

Exempt; Pay Grade: CK

Position Summary:

In collaboration with patient/family, social workers, physicians and interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker II provides direct psychological, social and practical care including social work assessments, problem identification, goal setting and implementation of care plans. He / She Collaborates with all disciplines to optimize patient outcomes; scope of services may include, but is not limited to: developing action plans to mitigate psycho-social barriers to discharge; patient/family engagement and education; employing interventions (crisis intervention, grief counseling, suspected abuse reporting) to address immediate needs.


MSW required

Work Experience:

Minimum of two to five years (of which two years are health care related field).

Must have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Clinical: Advanced application of social work knowledge of psychodynamics with a broad application of SW theory.
  • Program Coordinator: Knowledge of patient population needs and understanding of program elements required to mitigate deficits.
  • Administrative Supervision: Knowledge of supervisory principles, leadership and management methods/ strategies. Understands management systems within the health care environment (team, functional unit, hospital).
  • Spanish fluency preferred

    • Knowledge of relevant community resources commensurate with illness, symptoms, mental status and impairments in functioning.
    • Knowledge of the medical and psychosocial sequelae of course of illness and impact on social functioning (may be specific to patient population).
    • Ability to perform with minimal supervision and practice in a mental health/health care setting.
    • Analytical ability to assess patient needs at a micro and macro level, develop associated treatment modalities at a more complex level and provide effective counseling.
    • Integrate multiple information sources and use social work theoretical frameworks to develop a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and treatment plan responsive to patient/family needs and concerns.
    • Initiates corrective action; understands and uses principles of conflict resolution within the clinical aspects of the problem.
    • Prioritize work in a timely and effective manner.
    • Proficiency with an electronic patient record, email, general office and communications equipment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate/exchange and interact effectively and professionally with hospital staff, agency health care professionals, patients and families.
      JHM prioritizes the health and well-being of every employee. Come be healthy at Hopkins!

      Diversity and Inclusion are Johns Hopkins Medicine Core Values. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, where we embrace and celebrate our differences, where all employees feel valued, contribute to our mission of serving the community, and engage in equitable healthcare delivery and workforce practices

      Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

      Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

      To apply, visit


Keywords: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore , Pediatric Health Behavior Specialist, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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