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Job Details

Clinical Social Worker - Psych

Date Posted: 03/01/2024

Requisition Number: 4314

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Category: Social Work

Department: Psych CH Inpatient Administration

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: Union of Social Workers


Cahill 4 at Cambridge Hospital is a locked, 18-bed psychiatric unit serving adults with chronic mental illness and addiction. Social workers are key part of a multidisciplinary team helping adults, age 19 and up, with acute and chronic behavioral health conditions such as schizophrenia, bi-polar and affective disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, and substance use. Staff employ a sensory approach to de-escalating patients and a treatment regimen that includes DBT/CBT group therapy. Our treatment focus is on assessment, stabilization, and aftercare planning. Social workers on the team take the lead in ensuring comprehensive discharge plans.

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.

• Provides psychosocial assessments, evaluations, and referrals for adults, children, and/or families with psychiatric illness, substance abuse, and medical illness. Casework or therapy may take place in the hospital, offices, or community settings, as appropriate.
• Provides a range of psychological and psychosocial treatment, including
• individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy treatments and clinical case management services.
• Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team at service site, and specifically with the team leader to define and provide the services needed by clients. Demonstrates a capacity to work collaboratively in a team setting, with an ability to listen to others, participate actively, and take appropriate responsibilities.
• Collaborates with other caregivers and community agencies as necessary to provide systemically informed, community based treatment. Such collaboration may require participation in caregiver conferences, Patient at Risk meetings, and other meetings as needed.
• Completes billing forms, managed care documentation, statistics, 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 Hospital Community Health Network Department of Social Work.
• Participates in teaching and training activities, including continuing education activities needed to maintain yearly licensing requirements.
• May participate in PI activities, both in the service line/site and in the Department of Social Work.
• Facilitates access to entitlements and insurance benefits, and Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Health services. Assists patients with applications and assists with follow-up as appropriate.
• May participate in the design and implementation of patient education and psycho-education programs for clients, families, and others.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, including providing evening and weekend social work coverage when assigned


Current MA licensure as LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or eligibility for licensure.
Minimum of clinical internship training or job experience in clinical human service work with population specific to service site.

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

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