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Clinical Social Worker

Category: Social Work
CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Department: Child Ambulatory
Job Type: Part Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: USW -TCH/SH Social Workers
Work Shift: Days/Evenings
Hours/Week: 20
Date Posted: 09/07/2020
Requisition Number: hrq-102793

Job Details

  • The outpatient services of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance is seeking an LICSW for a full-time position providing psychotherapy to youth and families in our outpatient clinic at the Cambridge Hospital campus.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

    • Develop rapport with diverse children and adolescents having mental and/or substance use disorders.

    • Assess children and adolescents for DSM-5 disorders utilizing an understanding of normal child and adolescent development and a strengths-based parenting/family assessment model.

    • Skill and prior experience in making triage decisions, in assessing risk (including suicidality, aggression, abuse and neglect), and in applying the diagnostic classification accurately.

    • Develop individualized treatment plans utilizing a strengths-based approach with emphasis on improving function within a developmental context using a full range of appropriate treatment modalities (such as crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, family-based therapy, supportive therapy, and/or behavior therapy).

    • Provide clinical care to patients commonly seen in primary care and specialty mental health settings with mood or anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use, psychotic disorders, social skills deficits and developmental delays, and family system conflicts associated.

    • Knowledge, skill and experience in at least two core areas of psychosocial treatment (e.g. psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, family-based therapy, short-term therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, problem-oriented therapy, group psychotherapy, or other evidence-based approaches), with a commitment to continuing professional growth by development of new clinical skills and mastery of additional techniques.


    Education/Training: MSW

    Social Work Licensure: Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) considered with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within one year.

    Certifications: Same as above. When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas.


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