Senior Social Worker- Gender Therapist

Job Requisition #: JR57438

End Date: 10/31/2021

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker, Clinical (non-nursing), Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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This position will provide gender - affirming behavioral health assessment and therapy services to transgender and gender diverse patients and their families


  • Conduct all modes of therapy for adult transgender/gender diverse individuals (individual, family, group, multi-family groups.  Option to treat children and adolescents patients.
  • Triage gender wellness telephone calls and emails for services: Assess patient needs: referrals for gender - affirming services inside and outside ChristianaCare, referrals to community resources, provide psychoeducation as needed to callers
  • Track referrals of patients requesting services.
  • Complete gender - affirming hormone evaluations when requested by providers within the system (i.e. endocrinology)
  • Assist patients in resourcing gender - affirming surgical providers based on need and insurance coverage.
  • Complete gender - affirming surgical support letters for surgeons and insurance companies.  Interface with surgeons and caregivers as needed for patients seeking gender related surgeries.
  • Complete I.D. documentation for patients (birth certificate, passport, state I.D, social security) when requested
  • Ongoing coordination of care with medical providers and psychiatric providers inside and outside the ChristianaCare system
  • Provide education to the system on cultural competence when working with gender diverse individuals when requested
  • Attend gender diversity related committees and working groups within the system
  • Provide consultation for ChristianaCare providers when asked with or without patient
  • Reports and updates pertinent patient information to physician and treatment team at team meetings.
  • Identifies milieu deficits and assists in implementing appropriate measures to meet needs.
  • Develops coordinated treatment plan in collaboration with other members of the treatment team.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices;  reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Constant contact with the therapeutic milieu and treatment team to facilitate a positive, caring, and supportive atmosphere for positive change in all patients.


May supervise up to 1 social work intern


Master of Social Work degree required

DE LCSW license or ability to receive reciprocity for clinical license from another state

Minimum 2 years working as an outpatient therapist

Preference given to those who have experience working with gender diverse individuals or have a personal connection to the gender diverse community  

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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