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Director, Social Services

Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Akron
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

About UsAkron Children s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.OUR PROMISES

  • To treat every child as we would our own
  • To treat others as they would like to be treated
  • To turn no child away for any reasonWe are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.Shift Information: Day JobPosition Summary:
    The Director of Social Services leads and directs the operations of the Social Work and Help Me Grow teams across all geographies at Akron Children s Hospital Leadership.
  • Critically analyzes and creates vision for department after review of evidence and implements changes to achieve goals based on analysis
  • Maintains drive and commitment to explore new knowledge and ideas
  • Promotes system thinking and strategic planning in department and service line
  • Synthesizes and integrates divergent viewpoints for the good of patient care, department, and organization
  • Develops mentoring action plan to coach development of leaders
  • Supports and provides direction to managers and staff on an ongoing basis and especially during difficult transitions
  • Role models social work values and the perspective that patient care is the core of the organization s work
  • Contributes social work perspective and expertise when collaborating with others to achieve the Hospital s missionDuties and Responsibilities
    • Adds value as a key member of management; understands the business, financials, industry, customers and strategy
    • Supervises employees, provides direction, coaches, trains and develops, and manages performance to company goals and expectations
    • Prepares, manages, and adheres to department budget to maintain expenditure controls
    • Directs daily activities of the Hospital s Social Work and Help Me Grow teams across all geographies
    • Oversees clinical social work practices, quality improvement, and staff recruitment, development and evaluation
    • Leads professional social work collaboration within the hospital and the regional service area
    • Manages fiscal responsibilities including budgets, contracts, Federal and State grants, and capital expenditures
    • Plans, develops, implements, and monitors department and hospital policies, goals, and objectives
    • Prepares grant submissions and required grant reports
    • Maintains coverage for all staffing areas
    • Other duties as requiredEducation and Experience
      • Education: Master s degree in Social Work is required from an accredited school of social work
      • Certification: Current State of Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor is required
      • Years of relevant experience: 5 to 7 years is preferred
      • Years of experience supervising: 3 to 5 years is requiredTechnical Expertise
        • Experience working with pediatric patients and their families is required
        • Experience resolving complicated organizational and clinical issues is required
        • Experience documenting, reading, and interpreting electronic spreadsheets, medical records, and administrative reports is required
        • Experience working with all levels within an organization is required
        • Experience in healthcare is required
        • Proficiency with Outlook, Excel, Word or similar software is required.
        • Experience with Kronos timekeeping, EPIC, Strata Jazz software, computerized expense system, and federal grant portals is required/preferred.
          Working Conditions
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, walk, stand, sit, bend, reach with hands and arms, climb, push/pull, use hands, and see, hear and speak.
          • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
          • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
          • This position is performed in an office setting, five days a week with typical work hours being 8.00a through 5.00p.
          • Periodic Administrative Call is required


            Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. EEO is the law, please click/copy paste the link below to learn more:
            Associated topics: addiction, civil service, donor, fundraising, guest, sale, service, social, social work, violence

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