Q: Where is Lurie Children’s?
A: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is located at 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Q: What is the Protective Services Team?
A: The Protective Services Team (PST) at Lurie Children's Hospital assesses approximately 700 cases of child maltreatment per year. The team consists of board certified child abuse pediatricians, the child abuse physician fellow, the social work clinical coordinator (and clinical supervisor of the SW fellow) as well as six other emergency room/PST social workers.
Q: What does a Protective Services Team social worker do?
A: Social workers have a critical role in the assessment and intervention of child abuse and neglect. The Protective Services Team physicians as well as the medical team, relies almost on the assessment of the social worker to paint a clear picture of the social environment of the child, in order to make an informed decision about whether or not there is concern for child maltreatment. In addition, the medical team and PST rely on the social worker to advocate and navigate if/when DCFS and law enforcement become involved.
Q: Would I have an opportunity to meet with a staff person at some time during the application process?
A: After reviewing the applications, the Protective Services Team clinical coordinator, social work managers and other senior social workers will interview selected applicants. Six to eight applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview and three to four applicants will be invited (at applicant’s expense) to participate in an in person interview.
Q: Do I need my Illinois social work licensure (LSW) before I apply?
A: Fellows MUST have their Illinois licensure (LSW or LCSW) by the start date of the fellowship (July 2016). You do not need to have the licensure to apply.
Q: How long is the fellowship?
A: This is a two-year fellowship, including both clinical duties and the comprehensive community training on child maltreatment.
Q: What other benefits are included in the fellowship?
A: In addition to the yearly stipend, the fellow will be entitled to other benefits available to hospital employees, including health insurance and paid vacation time. The fellow will also be provided with a yearly education allowance to participate in, and travel to, educational conferences related to child maltreatment.
Q: What days/hours will the fellow work?
A: The Child Protection social work fellow will work full time (40 hours per week) including one weekday overnight (Thursday) in the Emergency Department. The fellow will have two consecutive days off every week. The fellow will work a holiday on-call shift.
Q: If I am chosen as the fellow, what kind of orientation and supervision will I receive?
A: The fellow will receive a comprehensive orientation to the hospital system, Protective Services Team and social work department. The Protective Services Team will provide intensive clinical training in the assessment and intervention of child maltreatment. The fellow will be provided with daily clinical supervision by the clinical coordinator of the Protective Services Team.
Please address any questions to:
Tierney Stutz, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator, Protective Services Team
Protective Servcies Team and Emergency Department Social Worker
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2605