Tower Health
Social Worker - CUC/Grow Clinic
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Philadelphia Map
Posted: 02/20/2021
Closing: 03/19/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Tower Health
Job description

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.


This position will encompass three areas in General Pediatrics (Center for the Urban Child; GROW Clinic and Collaborative Primary Care). This position will require the incumbent to "float" between each area. The majority of time will be in the Center for the Urban Child (CUC). The CUC is a large Pediatric Primary Care Practice Resident teaching practice. There are numerous programs within the practice (e.g. GROW Clinic, Collaborative Primary Care, Medical/Legal Partnership, Reach-out-and-read, etc.)

The Social Worker will provides services to patients and families for ongoing care. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker assists families and children through advocacy, concrete services, counseling and support. He/she is a liaison to community agencies and referral sources. The Social Worker will also provide consultation and/or training to the professional community. He/she will also work in conjunction with behavioral health agencies in assessing/providing therapeutic interventions. This includes, but is not limited to, individual counseling and support groups. He she/is required to:

  • Facilitate interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Community engagement.
  • Participate/initiate research opportunities.
  • Assist parents/guardians with appointment scheduling, referrals and follow up along with the members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in Practice Intake Coverage.
  • Collaborate with Social Workers, both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Supervise MSW Interns.
  • Program development/implementation (internal/external).
  • Participate in Provider and Resident Education.

In the Grow clinic, the Social Worker serves children with feeding difficulties (e.g. Failure to thrive, psychosocial issues, etc.) He/she will also carry a small caseload of Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) patients. This position works closely with team psychologist (and students) in ensuring efficacy of practice and competency of those providing this treatment.

Collaborative Primary Care operates as a Medical Home for patients with high-risk social needs within the Center for the Urban Child. The social worker provides therapeutic intervention and supportive services/resources to patients and families. This role would also include screening of patients/families, which may be identified by the larger Social Work and/or Medical team, as being at risk based on their medical and social needs. These needs include, but are not limited to, social determinants for issues such as, mental health, poverty, food insecurity, intimate partner violence, medical and physical neglect/abuse (Child Welfare agencies). Referrals would be made to appropriate community/social agencies.


Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of developmental stages of children and adults. This position interacts with patients from all ages from Neonates to Adults. Knowledge of basic computer skills is an asset.

Training & Education:

Masters Degree from an accredited school of Social Work. This position interacts with patients from all ages from Neonates to Adults.

Experience: Minimum 5 years graduated experience under MSW supervision preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility: Potential for supervising Masters prepared Social Work interns.

Required Licenses : LSW required ( Organization will assist in providing supervision hours towards attaining LCSW licensure)
Social Worker - CUC/Grow Clinic