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Clinical Social Worker

Category: Social Work
Location:
Somerville, MA

Department: Psych Outpatient Dept
Employment Type: Part Time
Job Type: Union
Union Name: USW -TCH/SH Social Workers
Work Shift: Days with Evening Hours
Work Days: Variable with some evening hours - until 7pm couple days a w
Hours/Week: 30
Date Posted: 06/16/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-76597

Job Details

  • Job Purpose Clinical social workers within the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry are vital members of the multi-disciplinary treatment teams. In collaboration, they provide services to those individuals, couples, and families who can derive maximum benefit from outpatient care across the spectrum of programs offered within the department. The diversity of the client population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration. The training responsibilities are assigned by the Director of Social Work Training in accordance with the training needs of the department.

    Qualifications 

    Knowledge, skills and abilities required upon entrance into the position: Ability to develop rapport with diverse patients having mental and/or substance use disorders. Ability to assess patients for DSM-IV/ DSM-V disorders, with skill and prior experience in making triage decisions, in assessing risk, and in applying the multi-axial diagnostic classification accurately. Ability to develop individualized treatment plans taking into account patient needs and available clinical services, using a full range of appropriate treatment modalities (such as crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, couple and family therapy, supportive therapy, intermittent therapy, and/or behavior therapy). Ability to provide clinical care to patients commonly seen in primary care and specialty mental health settings (including core disorders, such as patients with mood or anxiety disorders; patients with severe and persistent mental disorders; patients with personality and/or addictive disorders; and patients with post-traumatic stress disorder). Knowledge, skill and experience in at least two core areas of psychosocial treatment (e.g., psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, short-term therapy, problem-oriented therapy, group therapy, interpersonal therapy for depression, couples and individuals.

    MSW, LICSW with 3-5 yrs of post LICSW experience. [cha072516]

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