Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Medical Social Worker (HPC/MSW 1) in the Medical Social Work Department at the University Hospital of the West Indies.



Under the general direction of the Head- Medical Social Work Department the individual will:

  • Assess the social, emotional and economic factors relevant to medical diagnosis and treatment and communicates these to other members of the health team.
  • Utilize therapeutic case work or group work to resolve psychosocial issues that may be causing strain/distress which may delay response to medical treatment.
  •  Incorporate psychoeducational sessions to help patients and their relatives to understand, accept and adjust to medical diagnoses and or disability.

    Implement Psychosocial Support Groups to address stress management, positive coping mechanisms and other topics that help to promote healthy living with Sickle Cell Disease.
  •  Provide counselling for members of Hospital Staff regarding social and economic problems.
  •  Provides counselling and make referrals to appropriate agencies for survivors of abuse (child abuse/neglect, intimate partner violence, elderly abuse etc.) or human trafficking. 

    Help patients and their families to access and benefit from social safety-net programmes.
  •  Create comprehensive treatment plans and progress notations for all cases assigned in keeping with established professional formats to facilitate continuity of care.




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work
  • Knowledge about social work legislation dealing with the rights of individuals


Required competencies

  • Self Motivated
  • Discipline and organization


Applications accompanied by resumes should be submitted no later than May 12, 2022 to:


Director, Human Resource Management
University Hospital of the West Indies
Mona, Kingston 7