Senior Social Worker , Newark

Job Requisition #: JR59668

End Date: 9/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare is looking for a Full- Time Senior Social Worker  to join our dynamic and collaborative team in our Newark location.

What We are Looking For

The social worker will work as a team member of an ambulatory behavioral health practice. To assist patients and families to identify health, social, emotional, and environmental needs and to connect them with available resources/ services through the provision of a full spectrum of longitudinal health and social work services.

Hours- Monday- Friday. No weekends, No On-Call.

Why Work For ChristianaCare

Comprehensive Benefits Package including the opportunity for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Generous PTO Package

Paid Parental Leave

403(b) match and more...


  • Participates as a member of a team, focused on the addressing and improving the behavioral, physical and mental health of a population. Merging all aspects of health into a longitudinal, sustainable solution for health self-management.

  • Understands and leverages multiple electronic systems including population health/community-based platform(s), electronic medical records, health information networks, state and federal agencies sites.

  • Provides information on social service programs and state and federal regulations

  • Works with the patient, family, community, state and federal agencies, inpatient facilities and any other applicable resources, to formulate a plan for support and self-management of behavioral, physical and social health conditions.

  • Gathers and assesses information regarding the patient's physical needs, mental status, family support system, financial resources, and available community and governmental resources. Employs assessment to develop a comprehensive case management plan that will address the needs identified. Determines specific objectives, goals, and measures that are designed to meet the client's needs that have been identified through comprehensive assessment

  • Educates and addresses concerns with service delivery including service gaps and access issues. Links patient/ family with available community and government resources to meet their identified needs.  The social worker always assures that the patient is given the choice in regard to agencies and services. Assists the patient and family in all aspects of accessing resources including but not limited to in person accompaniment, assistance with forms, advocating with agencies on their behalf, working with other facilities on support planning.

  • Screens all clients for their need and desire for social work services. Consults with behavioral health and medical providers, ancillary services, psychiatric facilities, hospital facilities, all pertinent social service providers, legal system and other partners as needed to identify and implement care systems for the client for needs as determined by assessment and client preference.

  • Participates in outpatient multidisciplinary case reviews, focused on own patient panel as well as patients of other team members.

  • Provides factual information based on current knowledge of their specialty service, to provide psychosocial support and assist the patient/family in coping with their disease to improve their overall health care management.

  • Provides specific information on how to communicate with physicians and other medical, social service, legal or other staff to better utilize the resources and increase understanding of the process.


Minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience preferred.

Delaware Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.


ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare with more than 260 residents and fellows


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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

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