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Clinical Social Worker

Category: Social Work
Location:
Cambridge, MA

Department: CAU/AAU Social Workers
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Type: Union
Union Name: USW -TCH/SH Social Workers
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 08/09/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-76054

Job Details

  • Clinical social workers in Inpatient Psychiatry are vital members of the inpatient service. They provide evaluation and treatment to preschool and latency-age children, and adolescents who can derive maximum benefit from outpatient care across the spectrum of programs offered within the department. The diversity of the child/adolescent patient population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration.

    Responsibilities 
    Provides assessment, evaluation, treatment and/or referral of children and adolescents with severe mental illness. 
    Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to define and provide the services needed by patients. 
    Demonstrates a capacity to work collaboratively in a team setting, with an ability to listen to others, participate actively, and take appropriate responsibilities. 
    Offers treatment recommendations for specific diagnosis while educating the child or adolescent and parents about illness and treatment options. Contributes as a member of team in discussions of diagnosis and treatment. 
    Shares problems and considers issues of acuity and risk. 
    Participates in the assignment of mental health and addictions care options based on clinical practice criteria. 
    Participates in the educational therapeutic groups relating to substance abuse, trauma, affective disorders, social skills enhancement, and medical illness. 
    Shares and participates in the knowledge acquisition process of new initiatives, policies and practice. 
    Maintains awareness of medical issues and/or problems of patients to ensure patients have preventative and secondary care. 
    Collaborates on cases through the sharing of assessments and framework of treatment empowering PCP group to improve interventions. 
    Collaborates with other caregivers, community agencies and family members as necessary to provide systemically informed, community-based treatment. 
    Such collaboration may require participation in case review conferences and other meetings as needed. 
    Completes psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, termination notes, CANS assessments, and other required paperwork thoroughly and on time. 
    Provides all necessary documentation in clients' medical charts in an effective and timely fashion. 
    Participates in activities of the Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Social Work. 
    Participates in teaching and training activities including continuing education activities needed to maintain yearly licensing requirements. 
    With independent licensure, provides clinical supervision for clinical social workers and social work interns as needed. 
    May also provide clinical supervision for staff and trainees of other disciplines. 
    Makes referrals to a variety of community agencies and assists patients/clients with applications and with follow-up as appropriate. 
    Participates in the design and implementation of patient education and psycho-education programs for patients, families and others as necessary.

    Requirements
    Education: 
     - Masters degree
    Licensure: 
     - Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) considered   
       with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within two years of LCSW.
    Certifications: 
     - Same as above. When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas. 
    Previous Experience: 
     - Minimum of two years post-Masters degree for LICSW preferably working in an inpatient psychiatry setting with a relevant     
       population. 
     - Minimum of one year internship experience for LCSW working in an inpatient psychiatry setting with relevant population.

    All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.

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