At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Autism Spectrum Center (ASC) and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Patient and Family Educator in ASC will be responsible for:
Providing ASD specific resource support to children with ASD and their families who are seen at BCH. Coordinating with hospital staff to expand resource support for non-English speaking families.
Supporting ASC Social Work in providing resource support to patients and families requiring intensive care coordination.
Coordinating with hospital staff to expand resource support for non-English speaking families.
Organizing and maintaining an accurate database of providers and agencies across diverse care systems in the community, to help families identify what supports they need and learn how to access those supports.
Developing and maintaining resource materials provided to families with a new diagnosis of ASD.
Collaborating with resource specialists and other staff (housed in different departments across the hospital and in different Massachusetts area hospitals) to ensure coordinated and standardized supports are provided to families with ASD.
Working with the Autism Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Managing website and electronic newsletter to share information about upcoming events and research opportunities across the hospital and in the community.
Representing BCH and the ASC in local and regional resource activities.
Tracking monthly metrics for all above duties, submitting to supervisor and ASC staff meeting.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a closely related field or a Master of Arts in Psychology, Developmental, Counseling, Educational Psychology, or M. Ed in Counseling/Psychology, Social Work.
One-year recent professional experience with pediatric patients and families with the knowledge of resources in the community useful for patients and families. Prior experience working with autism spectrum disorder and/or related neurodevelopmental disabilities is highly preferred.
Strong critical thinking and communication skills; as well as strong interpersonal, problem-solving skills and the ability to make independent decisions.
The ability to establish rapport with patients and families from a variety of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.