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Spectrum Health Social Worker Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan


LMSW Social Worker within Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrine/Ophthalmology. Plans and prioritizes care for individuals and population of clients, focusing on strategies that will promote optimal health within populations. Provides peer support and role modeling related to the development of life skills and health/wellness to individuals and families during home visits, if applicable. Demonstrates expertise, current knowledge in patient care and management of a caseload of clients of varying complexity and seeks to improve patient, family and health systems/community outcomes through the application of educational concepts/skills and preventive care in a managed care environment.

Essential Functions

  • Assess for mental, emotional, behavioral health needs and risk for suicidality.

  • Partner with patients/families to develop effective coping and treatment self-management skills.

  • Partner with patients/families to process new diagnosis and provide education to support in this adjustment.

  • Collaborate with patients in support of behavior change.

  • Identify barriers to care and work with patient/family/caregiver to develop a plan to address these. This may include identification of resources including financial, social and emotional.

  • Identify gaps in care, provide referrals and coordinate care.

  • Assess and address risk/safety concerns for patients who have a mental illness and/or substance use disorder.


  • 2 years of relevant experience related field Required

  • LIC-Master Social Worker (MSW-Master) - STATE_MI State of Michigan Upon Hire required

Primary Location

SITE - 35 Michigan St - Grand Rapids

Department Name

Endocrinology - HDVCH

Employment Type

Full time


Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Days Worked

Monday - Friday

Weekend Frequency


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Spectrum Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.