Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW preferred) - Outpatient Oncology Social Worker
M-Th (8 am-4:30 pm)
This position is for a licensed social workerto work with oncology patients in an outpatient setting.
- Requires Master's Degree from an accredited school of Social Work and experience with trauma-informed care
- Requires a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). LICSW Preferred.
- Previous experience in hospital or healthcare setting required.
- Experience working with patients who have chronic illness preferred.
- Excellent English language skills to summarize and communicate orally and in writing moderately complex information in varied formats to internal and external customers.
- Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Cultural competence is very important. Bicultural/Bilingual competency a plus.
- Computer literacy with ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet programs and e-mail (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers.
- Must be comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic work environment (sense of humor is valued).
- Completesbiopsychosocial assessments and other specialized trauma assessments.
- Provides trauma informed, strengths-based interventions on behalf of patients and families.
- Provides crisis assessments, interventions and problem-solving support as needed.
- Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams on behalf of patients and families.
- Provides brief interventions and develops safety plans and pain management strategies with patients as needed.
- Provides brief, solution-focused interventions and develops safety plans with patients as needed.
- Provides support and assistance to families to address caregiver fatigue and stress.
- Provides case management, advocacy and outreach on behalf of patients and their families.
- Screens and assesses patients for needs regarding social determinants of health.
- Uses techniques including motivational interviewing, reflective listening, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral treatment to support patients and families
- Provides information, referrals, and counseling relative to health issues, child/elder/disabled protective needs, intimate partner violence, end of life needs, community violence, substance use/abuse, disabilities, mental health concerns, and homelessness.
- Provides education, crisis intervention and emotional support to patients and families as needed.
- Communicates effectively and proactively with various healthcare professionals and team members.
- Develops and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families
- Supervises graduate student interns as appropriate.
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