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Clinical Social Worker-Boston Medical Center-16 hours Weekdays

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 4/2/2020
Clinical Social Worker
Status: Part-time. 16 hours/week
Schedule: 2 days/week (weekdays)

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.


  • 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)
  • Previous experience in hospital or healthcare setting 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.
  • Screens and assesses patients for needs regarding social determinants of health.
  • Provides case management and advocacy on behalf of patients and families.
  • Collaborates with case managers to assist with barriers to discharge.
  • 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 and referrals regarding community resources and agencies relative to health, protective services, crisis intervention, substance use disorders, psychiatric disorders, disability, etc.
  • Communicates effectively and proactively with various healthcare professionals.
  • Develops and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Works with families to assist with guardianship applications as needed.
  • Supervises graduate student interns as appropriate.
  • Participates on social work committees.
  • Other related tasks as assigned by manager.

Req ID: 8688

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