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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Social Work Counselor in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


Provide comprehensive assessment and counseling services to individuals, families and groups to promote an appropriate adjustment to cancer. Supports compliance with treatment protocols and assists with resource linkage as a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Key Functions

  1. Conducts biopsychosocial assessments using appropriate diagnostic criteria to recommend, facilitate, and implement interventions for a comprehensive treatment plan. Participates in continuity of care and discharge planning. Facilitates advance care planning.

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

  1. Uses counseling techniques, resource knowledge and linkage throughout the disease trajectory, including end of life, survivorship and bereavement. Demonstrates specialization/knowledge in one or more theoretical frameworks utilized in clinical practice (Including as feasible, obtaining certification in a therapeutic modality CBT, SFT, MI, etc.) Counsels patients/families using theoretical techniques, trains staff on therapeutic modality, leads support groups using specific modality.

  2. Develops educational materials, leads and develops clinical programs and special projects.

  3. Demonstrates professional behavior, verbal and written skills among health care team, department and institution (commitment to continuing education and development for self, mentorship of colleagues, and leadership role within the department and on the interdisciplinary team. Serves as an example to others in meeting commitments and promises, works cooperatively to proactively address issues and errors as they arise)

Core Competencies

  • CC-Build Relationships:

  • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; show sincere interest in others and their concerns

  • IC - Self-Motivation:

  • Sets high standards of performance

  • Pursue goals with energy and persistence

  • Drive for results and achievement

  • IC - Self Confidence:

  • Recognize own knowledge, skills and abilities; respond to challenging situations with confidence; understand limits in self

  • IC - Analytical Thinking:

  • Gather relevant information systematically;

  • Break down problems into simple components; and

  • Make sound decisions.

  • TC - Professionalism:

  • Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians, all members of the health care team, and social work colleagues

  • Employee serves as an example to others in meeting commitments and promises. Admits own mistakes and works cooperatively to correct errors or deficiencies

  • Employee demonstrates a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements

  • Employee demonstrates a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development

  • TC - Systems-Based Practice

  • Employee demonstrates his/her impact on the system of care

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

EXPERIENCE: Three years post Master's degree in Social Work (MSW or MSSW) to include two years clinical experience.

LICENSURE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas.

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: 150185

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 71,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 89,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 107,000

  • Science Jobs: No