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Clinical Social Worker- Child, Adolescent, Adult Inpatient

Cambridge Health Alliance – Cambridge, MA

Job Details

  • This position a full-time position that will provide coverage for social workers on psychiatry inpatients units - adult, child and adolescent. Position may also be asked to work in the Psych Emergency Service.

    Job Purpose: Provides assessment, evaluation, treatment and/or referral of patients with severe mental illness. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to define and provide the services needed by patients. Demonstrates a capacity to work collaboratively in a team setting, with an ability to listen to others, participate actively, and take appropriate responsibilities. Offers treatment recommendations for specific diagnosis while educating the patient and family about illness and treatment options. Contributes as a member of team in discussions of diagnosis and treatment. Shares problems and considers issues of acuity and risk. Participates in the assignment of mental health and addictions care options based on clinical practice criteria. Participates in the educational therapeutic groups relating to substance abuse, trauma, affective disorders, social skills enhancement, and medical illness. Shares and participates in the knowledge acquisition process of new initiatives, policies and practice. Maintains awareness of medical issues and/or problems of patients to ensure patients have preventative and secondary care. Collaborates on cases through the sharing of assessments and framework of treatment empowering PCP group to improve interventions. Collaborates with other caregivers, community agencies and family members as necessary to provide systemically informed, community-based treatment. Such collaboration may require participation in case review conferences and other meetings as needed. Completes psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, termination notes, CANS assessments, and other required paperwork thoroughly and on time. Provides all necessary documentation in clients medical charts in an effective and time ly fashion. Makes referrals to a variety of community agencies.


    Master s degree in Social Work

    Training or experience working with adult and child patient populations.

    Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) considered with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within two years of LCSW.

    When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas.


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