Social Worker II

Job Description

About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Shift Information: Full-time, Day Job

PRN/On Call

Inpatient Units

Primarily Day Shift Hours (several shifts/week) 


Position Summary:

Provides clinical Social Work services to patients and their families on the infant unit.

  • Services include psychosocial assessments, psychosocial interventions, and hospital and community collaboration and referrals to benefit children with acute and chronic illness as well as victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members, and provides consultation to team members regarding patients’ psychosocial needs and necessary interventions. 
  • Collaborates with disability programs, child protective agencies, Care Center, courts, police and community programs. 
  • Supports families in adhering to treatment plans and coping psychosocial stressors and hospitalization.
  • Documents all activities accurately, promptly and professionally. 
  • Provides coverage to other inpatient services as needed.



  • Ohio Licensed Social Worker with Master’s Degree in Social Work from accredited Social Work Academic Program.
  • Prior social work clinical experience with patients with chronic/complex health conditions required. 
  • Previous experience working with children and their families preferred. 
  • Must have strong clinical skills and demonstrated experience with challenging situations especially child abuse/neglect, complex family dynamics and non adherence to treatment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. 
  • Must work collaboratively with patient care provider and nursing team and have capacity to work as a strong child advocate with community systems.


Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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