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About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.
About Portland and Oregon
Bisected by the Willamette River, Portland is a vibrant city nestled among green woods and waterways. Only 90 minutes from the spectacular Oregon coast or towering Mount Hood, Portland offers the rare accessibility of snow-to-surf. Portland embraces cyclists, hikers, brewpubs, dogs, climbers, artisan coffee shops, book readers, foodies, professional soccer and basketball fans, award-winning wineries, concertgoers and paddle boarders. Its no wonder Portland constantly ranks as one of Americas favorite lifestyle cities.
Conducts mental health and psychosocial assessments with patients and their' families as part of an interdisciplinary team member and/or part of the social work clinic providing evaluation and diagnosis. The LCSW will identify and assess the mental health, psychosocial and cultural conditions of patients and their families in regards to patient functioning capacity and support systems available for treatment planning and provide some treatment. Participates in treatment team meetings with various health care staff to provide consultation and/or psychosocial assessments that are used in establishing treatment goals, resources and referrals. As appropriate makes selective visits to patient homes, schools, and social service agencies.
Refers patients/family to community resources for assistance (financial, vocational, schools, transportation, insurance, housing, medication) and assists family in gaining access to resources. Develops treatment plans emphasizing continuity of care, appropriate placement and maximum use of appropriate resources. Advocates for the patient within the medical setting and community. Assists clients and families in obtaining and maintaining health insurance. Provides assistance in resolving issues with health insurance payment and coverage.
Provides crisis, short and long term counseling to patients and/or their families. Provides supportive counseling to reinforce patients' strengths and assist them in dealing with the stress and feelings of grief, fear, and anger associated with acute and chronic illness, injury, hospitalization, or disability. May facilitate group therapy/sessions to provide information to patients and their families around social and emotional development.
Participates in LEND Social Work training. Assists in the development and guidance of curriculum, provides structured mentorship in interdisciplinary practice venues, and evaluates learning and performance. This effort will include all facets and stages of clinical education for students and fellows from Social Work, as well as interdisciplinary clinical education for trainees from related disciplines.
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