Legacy Health

Social Worker Specialist - Pediatrics

Job Location Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Position Status On-Call (10% Differential and Min Shift Availability Required)
Requisition ID
Childrens Hosp Care Management
Avg Hours Per Week
Pay Range
USD $32.98/Hr. - USD $47.16/Hr.
FLSA Status
Work Days
Variable schedule
Variable as needed
Shift Length


Are you committed to holistic patient-centered care? Do you thrive providing pediatric care in a variety of settings? If you want to grow as an empathetic advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations, you may be perfect for our Legacy team.


With compassion and commitment, Clinical Social Workers embody the Legacy mission of making life better for others. They do this by evaluating the psychosocial and mental health issues of patients to ensure transition planning, crisis management, and planning/coordination of both internal and external services.  Our Clinical Social Workers are advocates not just for our patients, but also for their surrogates, family members, caregivers and health care providers.


Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is a regional center for the care of infants, children and teens. We offer unrivaled pediatric expertise in a state-of-the-art facility designed exclusively for children. From routine care to the most complex cases, pediatricians and families trust us to provide the most advanced medical and surgical care for kids.


Provides key social work services in a variety of pediatric settings across the health care continuum.  Key services include (but are not limited to): psychosocial assessments, crisis management, planning and coordination of internal and external services, resource connection, transition/discharge planning, supportive counseling, psychosocial education, post-discharge follow-up, and in limited settings, concurrent utilization review.



Masters degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.



Minimum one year post-Masters experience in one or more of the following areas required: Healthcare, discharge planning, case management or coordination of home based services, or has previously completed a Legacy Social Work internship.  Pediatric medical experience strongly preferred.


Skill Requirements: 

Broad knowledge of the principles of social work and the ability to apply them

Demonstrates strong organizational skills, including an ability to effectively triage patient and family needs

Practices with strengths based practice focus

Engages in culturally competent practice

Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective and appropriate interactions with patients, families, physicians and staff

Effectively engages in discharge/transition planning

Demonstrates ability to locate, utilize and advocate for patient/family access to hospital/ community resources

Exhibits knowledge of legal/regulatory issues and an ability to be a resource to all team members regarding such issues



Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA, working toward LCSW) required for employees who perform this job in the state of Oregon.  LCSW eligible strongly preferred for employees who perform this job in the state of Washington.  Washington Counselor registration required for state of Washington employees who do not currently have a LCSW.


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