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.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Hours 12-7:30AM) (SEIU) Emergency Department On Call
This overnight position (12:00am-7:30am) is located in the Emergency Department, requires on-call and the ability to arrive on-site within 30 minutes of being paged.
Requires Master's Degree from an accredited school of Social Work
Requires a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Crisis experience preferred.
Knowledge about trauma and experience providing trauma-informed care required.
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).
Provides support to patients and families dealing with acute grief, catastrophic injuries or illness, abuse/protective concerns, intimate partner violence, community violence, and death.
Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams on behalf of patients and families.
Consults with Child Protection Team regarding suspected abuse/neglect and mandated reporting.
Provides brief interventions and develops safety plans with patients as needed.
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 crisis intervention and problem solving support as needed.
Develops and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
Other related tasks as assigned by manager.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Boston Medical Center