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Mental Health Clinician - CSP

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 4/16/2021
The Child Witness to Violence Project is seeking a child mental health clinician to join our Child Safety Project team. The clinician will provide assessments and treatment to court-involved children and caregivers who have been exposed to violence or conflict in their homes or communities. The Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and comprehensive services for young children and families affected by violence. The Mental Health Clinician will provide clinical mental health/trauma assessment and treatment of young children and families affected by violence and other traumas as well as case consultation and advocacy. Applicants must be an independently licensed or license-eligible Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor. Clinical Services

Provides direct clinical assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of young children and their families who are referred to the CWVP for services. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a culturally diverse patient population. Provides and maintains appropriate documentation in the client record within program designated timelines for completion. Provides timely documentation to the program director for grants-management purposes. Provides outreach and collaboration with relevant community and medical providers. Participates in weekly staff meetings, clinical meetings and weekly supervision sessions. Maintains patient confidentiality according to hospital policy.

General Duties

Meets hospital-wide standards in the following areas:

  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
  • Utilize hospital's RESPECT values as the basis for decision-making and to facilitate the department and the hospital's goals and mission.
  • Follows established infection control and safety procedures.
  • Completes annual mandatory hospital and department education activities.
Maintains relevant licensures and certifications. Develops competencies as related to the position. Perform other duties as assigned or as needed.

(The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job. The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required).



Masters degree in mental health, social work, psychology or related field.


Must be an independently licensed or licensed eligible Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor


At least a Master's degree in social work, counseling or a related field.


  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma on young children and families.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with families affected by domestic violence and/or other trauma.
  • Experience working with crisis intervention services.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, organized work style, good follow through skills and ability to keep organized written documentation to deliver treatment, consultation and outreach to multidisciplinary audiences, agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems in a systematic, logical, and timely manner
  • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of racial and ethnic populations.
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of services in a multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies that serve children and families affected by violence or trauma.
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual skills appropriate to the patient population served is a plus.

Req id: 18602 Apply
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