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Outpatient Child-Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW-LICSW-LMHC)

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 7/23/2021
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Outpatient Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It's a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Outpatient Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW/LICSW/LMHC)

Department: Psychiatry

Schedule: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Outpatient Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician is a key member of the Department of Psychiatry who assesses, and intervenes with patients and their families by providing individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy using a racial justice and health equity lens. Duties also include, but are not limited to: conducting psychosocial assessments, making a psychosocial diagnosis, planning and implementing effective treatments, evaluation, and education of the patient and family members. The position consults with, collaborates, and communicates with a wide range of disciplines within BMC and the community in the overall care of the patient.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITEIS/DUTIES:

  • Provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations in coordination with patient, family, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams, and develops treatment plans based on patient needs/goals.
  • Provides individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy to patient and/or family to reduce the impact of identified problems to achieve improved functioning and emotional state.
  • Identifies need to involve patient's family through the initial assessment process and engages the family in treatment planning, if indicated.
  • Consults and collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare team members to ensure that the overall health needs of patients are addressed.
  • Provides risk assessment and intervention as necessary. When indicated, refers to and coordinates with appropriate emergency services.
  • Documents each patient encounter in the medical record and complies with departmental, regulatory and professional requirements for documentation recording and data collection.

EDUCATION:

  • Requires Master's Degree from an accredited school of Social Work or school of Mental Health Counseling or related field as determined by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions.
  • Requires a current Massachusetts Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
  • Requires level of knowledge of Social Work process and community resources and agencies in relation to health, illness, and disability, generally acquired through one to two years on-the-job training.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Advanced interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families and to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals.
  • Understanding of and comfort working with individuals who experience complex medical and psychiatric problems.
  • Knowledge of and competence in advocating with community resources and agencies that serve individuals, children, and families who are low-income or have psychiatric needs.
  • Ability to work effectively, comfortably, and sensitively with ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse individuals and with people from historically underrepresented communities.
  • Bicultural/bilingual competency is a plus.
  • Experience with and comfort treating substance use disorders is preferred.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
  • Computer literacy with ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet programs, and e-mail (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers.

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