DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER @ Northwest District Health Office

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

Responsible for providing a continuum of social work services in an assigned work setting that will assist patients/clients and their families find practical ways of resolving social, emotional and environmental problems that interfere with optimum functioning and attainment of total health.  Works closely with other community agencies and service providers to maximize health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.  This position works primarily in the District Health Offices; and the majority of services provided are home-based.


  • Graduation with Masters in Social Work Degree from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • 1-3 years of social work/counseling experience in a healthcare setting is preferred.
  • Access to a vehicle is required.  

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Must be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
  • Obtain LCSW license when eligible.
  • A valid driver's License.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of pertinent State/Federal laws and regulations, community systems and resources.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with multi-disciplinary teams in situations requiring a high degree of flexibility, creativity, initiative.
  • Apply social work/counseling techniques/principles including evaluative, intervention, counseling methods; toward productive problem solving in the client/worker relationship.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and perform duties independently in a wide variety of settings.
  • Knowledge and use of computer and skills for writing/documenting case notes, reports, e-mails, etc.

Working Enviornment

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, infections; and other hazards, involved in home office, clinic, and community site visitations.
  • Effective response to stress situations; and appropriate response in dealing with difficult patients/clients/families.
  • In-county travel: Visits to office, community locations, and client’s school or home as needed or required.
  • Daily contacts with patients/clients, health, social work and other professionals to initiate/provide/obtain services for patients/clients.
  • Frequent external contacts with patients/clients, families, health care and social service agencies concerning referrals, care coordination; and acquisition/provision of confidential information.
  • Occasionally required to testify in court cases (abuse/neglect, custody, environmental issues).
  • Patient/Client medical records cannot be transported home or to another work site without permission from the supervisor and in compliance with MCPHD HIPPAA guidelines and protocol.
  • All Patient/Client records and other client information must be stored in a secured locked cabinet in a safe and confidential environment.
  • Flexibility and high level of organizational skills to respond effectively to changing situations/priorities/locations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis