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Clinical Social Worker

Cambridge Health Alliance
Somerville, MA 02143
  • Job Code
Work Shift: Days with Evening Hours

Work Days: 8am-4.30pm X 2 days; 10.30am -7pm X2 days (flexible)

Hours/Week: 32

Job Details

  • Clinical social workers within the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry are vital members of the multi-disciplinary treatment teams. In collaboration, they provide services to those individuals, couples, and families who can derive maximum benefit from outpatient care across the spectrum of programs offered within the department. The diversity of the client population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration.

    This particular position is in our specialized Outpatient Addictions Service, providing group and individual treatment to patients dually diagnosed with both substance use disorders and behavioral health problems.

    The training responsibilities are assigned by the Director of Social Work Training in accordance with the training needs of the department.

    Job Purpose:

    Ability to develop rapport with diverse patients having mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Ability to assess patients for DSM-IV/ DSM-V disorders, with skill and prior experience in making triage decisions, in assessing risk, and in applying the multi-axial diagnostic classification accurately.

    Ability to develop individualized treatment plans taking into account patient needs and available clinical services, using a full range of appropriate treatment modalities (such as crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, couple and family therapy, supportive therapy, intermittent therapy, and/or behavior therapy).

    Ability to provide clinical care to patients commonly seen in primary care and specialty mental health settings (including core disorders, such as patients with mood or anxiety disorders; patients with severe and persistent mental disorders; patients with personality and/or addictive disorders; and patients with post-traumatic stress disorder).

    Knowledge, skill and experience in at least two core areas of psychosocial treatment (e.g., psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, short-term therapy, problem-oriented therapy, group therapy, interpersonal therapy for depression, couples and family therapy, internal family systems therapy, or other evidence-based approaches), with a commitment to continuing professional growth by development of new clinical skills and mastery of additional techniques.

    Skill and experience in working as a productive and collegial member of multi-disciplinary mental health teams and in collaborating with other health care providers (e.g., primary care and medical specialists).

    Ability to manage a mixed cohort of new and continuing patients to promote rapid access to care, with particular skill in orienting patients, setting goals for treatment, addressing poor engagement in treatment such as non-attendance, and properly documenting patient encounters.

    Demonstrated computer literacy appropriate to administrative and clinical practice.

    Ability to support academic programs of the department, including participation in teaching programs as appropriate.

    Ability to support and strengthen the mission, vision, and values of CHA.

    Skill and experience in managing time, maintaining schedules, and in completing documentation and other work assignments on time.

    Ability to lead DBT groups;

    Ability to lead addictions groups.

    Ability to teach motivational interviewing for substance using patients.

Qualifications :

Education/Training: Masters degree, Social Work

Licensure: Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). Could consider LCSW with strong addictions expertise and training.

Minimum of two years post masters degree, in clinical or human service setting with relevant populations.When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas.

Posted: 2020-10-16 Expires: 2020-11-16

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