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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Emergency Department Trauma Center (8 Hours, Day)

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 10/25/2021
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 system that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030, a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Department: Emergency Department Trauma Center

Schedule: 8 Hours, Day: Tuesdays 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Utilizing clinical social work techniques and theory consults on, assesses, and intervenes with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. Duties also include, but are not limited to, conducting psychosocial assessments, making a psychosocial diagnosis, planning and implementing effective treatments, evaluation, education, supervision, coaching, and mentoring of the patient (client) and family members. The position consults with, collaborates, and communicates with a wide range of social, governmental, and legal agencies, courts, schools, clinics, other hospitals, physicians, and other sources in the overall care of the patient.

  • Completes biopsychosocial assessments and other specialized trauma assessments.
  • Provides trauma-informed, strengths-based interventions on behalf of patients and families.
  • Screens and assesses patients for needs regarding social determinants of health.
  • Provides case management and advocacy on behalf of patients and families.
  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams and community providers on behalf of patients and families.
  • Provides brief, solution-focused interventions and develops safety plans with patients as needed.
  • Uses techniques including motivational interviewing, reflective listening, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment to support patients and families
  • Provides crisis intervention and problem-solving support as needed.
  • 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.
  • Participates in social work committees.
  • All LCSW full-time social workers receive weekly supervision.
  • All full-time social workers are provided with group supervision.


Requires a 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).


  • 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 is a plus.
  • Computer literacy with the 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).

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