UnityPoint Health

  • Social Worker MSW-Family Services-Blank

    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
    US-IA-Des Moines
    1200 Pleasant St
    3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
    Salary Minimum
    USD $24.80/Hr.
    Des Moines
    Family Services- Meth
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Days or day/evening shift prn
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    As Needed
  • Overview

    Assess the psychosocial needs of patients and their families and formulate an intervention plan which will enable the patients/family to utilize appropriate services within the limits of available resources and achieve improved levels of health and function based upon optimal social adjustment.  This function provides continuity across the health care continuum between patients, families, providers and community


    • Completes initial psychosocial assessments and provides direct social work services to patients and their support systems based on referral and complexity of need.
    • Evaluates social and family dynamics, counsels, and engages the patient/support system in developing interventions and/or treatment plans.
    • Provides assistance and advocacy, and follow-up in obtaining financial resources and
    • Provides referral and/or coordination of resources and services. 
    • Participates and presents educational programs both within the children’s hospital and the community on topics appropriate to the profession. 
    • Provides consultation in the hospital and participates in community planning and/or programs related to the interests of patients and their families.
    • Participates in crisis intervention for timely stabilization of the environment, either patient/family or staff, to facilitate coping
    • Provides on call services for night, weekends, and holidays as indicated for continuity of care.
    • Demonstrates ability to consistently meet the department workload and schedule. 
    • Utilizes a family-centered care approach (considering physical, psychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area(s). 




    Minimum Requirements

    Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

    Preferred or Specialized

    Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





    Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work.








    Minimum of two years clinical experience working with multidisciplinary teams. Or clinical internship with Pediatric Social Work in medical model.

    • Experience with medical model of social work role preferred.






    License from the State of Iowa  (LMSW or LISW)




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