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Social Worker I

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Social Worker I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department CINJ-Social Work Services

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, trans disciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Social Worker I for the Department of Social Work Services for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of the Social Worker I is to provide well-integrated social work services to adult patient systems from age 18 years and older, and facilitate adaptation to a cancer diagnosis. Works toward resolution of social and environmental problems, which interfere with patients and their families obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Provides consultation to interdisciplinary staff concerning psychosocial factors related to health, hospitalization and disability.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Provides initial psychosocial assessment to all Cancer Institute of New Jersey patients and their support systems. This will include the interviewing of patients and their support systems, along with information obtained from patient care staff and/or medical records.
• Provides information and referral to appropriate Cancer Institute of New Jersey/RWJUH/SPUH/RWJMS and community resources.
• Formulates psychosocial treatment plans. This may include, but is not limited to, assistance with: advanced directives, decision making regarding treatment options, patient/family education, discharge planning.
• Provides direct social work services in accordance with social work assessment, diagnosis and treatment. This includes, but is not limited to, individual, marital and family counseling, as well as education and referral to appropriate resources.
• Provides case management functions as it pertains to social work responsibilities in relationship to partner institutions.
• Promotes cost containment and proper utilization of health care resources through early identification, screening of high risk patients and intervention.
• Identifies lack of services for patients and assumes responsibility for developing new programs to enhance patient care; identifies gap in service delivery and develops alternative strategies and/or programs to meet patient needs. This will include development of appropriate support groups.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 51983.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 62853.000
Annual Maximum Salary 73723.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Master of Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, LSW or LCSW.
• Credential Required: New Jersey Professional Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact with diverse patients, physicians, management, and community members.
• Must be able to function under rapidly changing and stressful conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

• Three (3) years of experience in health care, primarily psychosocial oncology.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

• Primary Source Verification: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Board of Social Work Examiners and University approved verification service.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3322
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not yet: Degree in Progress
  2. * Do you currently hold Licensure in Social Work (LSW) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credential?
    • LSW
    • LCSW
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application