Title:  Medical Social Worker

Division:  Baylor Population Program
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $49,505 - $58,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15498


The Medical Social Worker provides patient outreach, education and counseling in one of eight Baylor Teen Health Clinic locations. The candidate may also perform these functions in neighboring schools and community centers. The Medical Social Worker will develop relationships with school administration to insure they have awareness of our location(s) and services. The candidate will practice therapy techniques  around depression and anxiety, and educate patients on risky behaviors.


The Baylor Teen Health Clinic at Ben Taub Hospital currently provides pregnancy testing, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS education and screening, primary healthcare, and case management services to teens, their partners, and adolescents in Harris County. The clinics provide services to teens from the age of 13-24.

Job Duties

  • Interviews clients and relatives to obtain social history relevant to medical problems and history.
  • Assesses each client during initial contact.
  • Documents progress after client visits.
  • Enters additional information into other databases, such as HIV and STI results.
  • Answers client calls and assesses need for services.
  • Plans a course of treatment or refers clients to appropriate agencies and physicians.
  • Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist patients in achieving positive psychological or social adjustments.
  • Serves as a liaison between medical and nursing staff, clients, relatives and appropriate outside agencies.
  • Arranges transportation for clients to appointments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling or in a related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW) or Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW).
  • Experience with HIV positive patients.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.