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Job Details

Clinical Social Worker

Date Posted: 05/03/2022

Requisition Number: 1901

Location: CHA Central Street Care Center

Work Days: 3 days 9-5:30, 2 days 10-6:30

Category: Social Work

Department: Psych Outpatient Dept

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day / Evening

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: Union of Social Workers


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 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.


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.

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.

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