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Clinical Social Worker - Psych - Outpatient

Date Posted: 03/01/2024

Requisition Number: 6277

Location: CHA Malden or Cambridge

Work Days: M-F 40 hours , Position is currently based at Central Street Care Center. As of December 2023, position will be at Malden Care Center and/or Cambridge Hospital. LICSW required.

Category: Social Work  

Department: Psych - Outpatient Dept  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Various Shifts 

Hours/Week: 40.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: Union of Social Workers

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Outpatient Department of Psychiatry provides 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.   Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a nationally recognized and award-winning public healthcare system. The Harvard-affiliated CHA Department of Psychiatry is recognized as a leader in patient care, teaching and research. As a leader in behavioral health, CHA's psychiatry teams provide compassionate care to our diverse patient population. CHA consists of an established network of ambulatory clinics, an urgent care site, and two full service hospitals based in Cambridge-Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities.


Summary:

Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of an assigned caseload of clients, providing a range of psychosocial care. Works at one or more service sites, under social work clinical supervision and administrative supervision at the service site or in the service line.


We are seeking full-time, independently licensed Clinical Social Workers to join Adult Outpatient Psychiatry. The department is composed of multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the delivery of the best possible care to our diverse client population. We are seeking candidates with strong diagnostic and short-term psychotherapy skills, with expertise in empirically-supported treatments such as DBT, CBT, Behavioral Activation, trauma-informed care, and Motivational Interviewing. Clinical Social Workers within the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry are vital members of our multidisciplinary treatment teams. In collaboration with their teams, 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. As a teaching hospital, members of our clinical teams will have an opportunity to teach and supervise trainees, and participate in developing best models of care to treat our patient population. Portuguese, Spanish, or Haitian Kreyol linguistic skill would be a plus.This position will be located in the CHA Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department and is focused on ambulatory service that assesses, stabilizes, and provides treatment to patients from our primary care providers and community. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Qualifications: MSW Current MA licensure as an LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) or or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) who is within 12 months of being eligible to sit for their LICSW. 
  • Work Experience: Minimum of clinical internship training or job experience in clinical human service work with population specific to service site. 
  • A minimum of 1 year post degree experience, or equivalent, in a fast-paced clinical environment; along with basic computer skills in electronic or online systems for communication, clinical, and administrative tasks. 
  • Competitive salary and benefits Supervision towards licensing as an LICSW. 
  • Access to educational benefits, including a generous CEU allowance.


In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
 

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