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Social Work Manager

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  81462



Facilitates and manages the day to day operations for the Social Work team including oversight and supervision of team members. Partners with Director, Social Work to plan strategically social work program at Children’s and implement plans to success. Effectively manages ongoing department operations including quality, patient experience, financial and human resource components. Proactively supports delivery of safe patient care and services by promoting a safe environment at Children’s. 


  • Master’s Degree of Social Work from an accredited graduate school


  • Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia


  • Minimum 2 years of management or leadership experience in a healthcare setting 


  • Experience in the pediatric healthcare setting with the inpatient, medical and/or emergency departments patient population 
  • Experience with care for the behavioral and mental health population 


  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict and lead teams through change 
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability for effective problem solving 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and skilled in change management 
  • Works collaboratively with partners and stakeholders across care settings and disciplines 


  1. Accountable for daily clinical operations of social work team and team members. 
    a. Ensures adequate staffing to support clinical and business functions with developed staffing model
    b. Responsible for hiring process with recruiting, interviewing, onboarding and managing vacancies.
  2. Leads, supports and builds team members through effective team building, open communication, and transparent dialogue to engage and retain team members
  3. Holds team accountable with timely performance feedback, coaching and feedback. 
  4. Fosters professional development of team and self with support of continuing education
  5. Demonstrates sound financial planning with monthly budget analysis and compliance to guidelines
  6. Proactively rounds and initiates face-to-face time with direct reports to identify and resolve concerns
  7. Establishes and maintains effective collaborative working relationships with clinical leaders and providers related to social work care. 
  8. Provides oversight for development of evidence-based clinical practice standards and operating procedures. 
  9. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements including state and federal guidelines 
  10. Engages team to develop and execute implementation plans for department or system changes/projects. 


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system. 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. 


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Not Present
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)



About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Allied Health - Behavior Health

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Medical, Counseling, Manager, Patient Care, Pediatric, Healthcare, Management