Social Worker Job

Full Job Title: Social Worker Violence Intervention Program

Job Number: 18001518

Facility: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Location: St. Louis, MO

Schedule: Full Time, Days

Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM


This position is part of a collaboration between four emergency centers and Level 1 trauma centers in the St. Louis area: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Saint Louis University Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital that provide the majority of violent injury related care and three universities working to promote positive alternatives among individuals injured by violence in order to reduce retaliation, criminal involvement, re-injury and death.

The case manager for Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program will work at SSM SLUH and at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis and may assist other case managers at the other partner clinical sites as well as meet with patient in the community.

Case manager will provide therapeutic behavioral health intervention to patients and families who have been seen in the emergency room or trauma unit due to interpersonal violence. Engages with victims of violence to develop plans that focus on client needs through evidence-based interventions to the reduce likelihood of re-injury.

Serves as a mentor and is anticipated to carry a case load of 20 active clients at any given point. She/he will be responsible for interfacing with external institutions relevant to the patient's lives such as the school system, justice and health systems, and other community agencies. The case manager will also be responsible for identifying and connecting patients and their families to referral services and resources.

This position requires the case manager to comprehensively track patient progress on his or her individual treatment plan and follow-up activities. The case manager is expected to develop strong interpersonal relationships with clients fostering mutual trust, open communication, and mentoring.


    • Masters' Degree or higher in Social Work Required.
    • Minimum Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience preferred
    • Professional demeanor and excellent communication skills (written and verbal), ability to relate to people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds with differing lifestyles or cultural values, and to interact with community-based service organizations, police, courts, and schools, respectfully and professionally
    • Strong working knowledge of DSM V, evidence based treatment modalities, psychosocial assessments, and strength-based approach.
    • Ability to quickly develop and sustain trusting relationships with violently injured patients, their family members, and friends.
    • Past experience with, or, a solid understanding of the communities served by the program. Familiarity with community resources in St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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