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MD Anderson Cancer Center Social Work Counselor-2:15pm-11:15pm in Houston, Texas

The mission of the Department of Social Work at MD Anderson Cancer Center is to help patients and their families cope with the diagnosis of cancer and to eliminate psychosocial complications as significant barriers to care in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding integrated programs in patient care, research, education and prevention.

This is an onsite Monday-Friday position working from 2:15pm-11:15pm.


Provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and counseling services to individuals, families and groups. Supports compliance with treatment protocols, advance care planning and assists with resource linkage as a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Key Functions:

Conducts biopsychosocial assessments using appropriate diagnostic criteria to recommend, facilitate, and implement interventions for a comprehensive treatment plan.

Uses counseling techniques, resource knowledge and linkage throughout the disease trajectory, including end of life, survivorship and bereavement.

Participates in continuity of care and/or discharge planning. Facilitates advance care planning.

Documents patient care activity in institutional electronic healthcare record in accordance with departmental documentation policy.

Core Values

Caring Behaviors

Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers

Integrity Behaviors

Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

Reliability: Anticipates needs of customers and proactively communicates to interested parties

Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly)

Discovery Behaviors

Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas

Responsiveness: Demonstrates openness to ideas expressed by others; supports and participates in developmental efforts

Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Takes initiative to identify and solve problems with others; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so


Required: Master's degree in Social Work (MSW or MSSW) from an accredited program approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

LICENSURE: One of the following issued by the state of Texas: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 136835

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Evenings, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200

  • Science Jobs: No