Title:  Senior Medical Social Worker

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 to $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15850


The Senior Medical Social Worker will be working in the Division of Pediatrics-Public Health on a new, 2- year grant. The Senior Medical Social Worker will be providing a 5-8 session home visitation program called "upLIFT" to pregnant/postpartum women with elevated symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety. The Senior Medical Social Worker will work with the women to decided which components of the program she is interested in and will connect the family to any additional services needed. 

Job Duties

The Senior Medical Social Worker will be responsible for delivering the upLIFT program to 60 women per year (minimum). Specific job duties include:

  • Establishes rapport with participants that are enrolled or that are being asked to enroll in a maternal health services program. Motivate participants to be active, engaged participants in their health care. 
  • Delivers upLIFT program through virtual and home visiting sessions.   
  • Collects program data and entering the data into the program and state databases.
  • Coordinates with the project staff to schedule visits, send reminders, and contact participants for follow-up as needed.
  • With the assistance of the care coordination staff, helps patients utilize resources in their area and assists with applications for eligible programs.
  • Documents all activities, service plans, and results 
  • Maintains confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines in regards to patient information.
  • Attends Division meetings.
  • Represents the Division, and the upSTART and upLIFT program at community events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with mothers with perinatal depression in a home visitation setting. 
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Must have a car, valid Texas drivers license, and auto insurance. 



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