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March 2013

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Clinical Care Coordinator, LICSW

Hiring Company: Mass. General Hospital
Location: Boston

Job Description

Working as part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary team to help formulate assessment, disposition, and treatment planning,candidate will provide psychosocial consultation on patient-care planning and patient/family management and facilitate theappropriate and efficient use of hospital and community resources. Provide crisis intervention/treatment as indicated by screeningpatients who present for service, are referred, or meet departmental screening criteria. Advocate on behalf of patients and theirfamilies to gain access to services and resources. Receiving general direction from the Associate Clinical Director, this position willwork to receive prior authorizations from third party payers in order to assure a seamless and timely transition of patients into othercare facilities where necessary. Doing so requires an understanding of patient's mental health benefits and third party payer priorapproval requirements.

The bed-finding process involves: 1) contacting the patients' insurance to ascertain contracted facilities and to get prior-approval, and2) psychiatric hospitals (or other resources) for bed availability and to relay clinical patient information and needs. In cases whereplacement may not be necessary, the Clinical Care Coordinator finds and refers patients to appropriate community resources.

Responsibilities of this full time position include employing a range of clinical interventions which may include care coordination/case management, crisis intervention, complementary therapies, information, and referral and safety planning. Candidates mustdemonstrate ability to understand the role of social worker in a hospital setting and to work in a complex, fast-paced environment

Advocate on behalf of patients and their families to gain access to services and resources.

Provide psychosocial consultation on patient-care planning and patient/family management.

Facilitate the appropriate and efficient use of hospital and community resources.

May provide crisis intervention/treatment as indicated by screening patients who present for service, are referred, or meetdepartmental screening criteria. Performs other duties as assigned.

Collaboration:
Collaborates and consults with patient, families, professionals, and providers inside and outside the Hospital to develop and implementpre-admission, inpatient, post hospital, and outpatient care. Refers to and collaborates with interdepartmental specialists andprograms, outside agencies, facilities, payors, and other relevant community resources.

Organizational/Administrative Skills:
Takes responsibility for own administrative duties, including timely and appropriate documentation , updating appropriate ClinicalResource Specialist calendars, schedules, and resources pages on Sharepoint. Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings.

Professional Conduct:
Adheres to the profession's clinical standards and Code of Ethics. Adheres to the Department and Hospital standards, policies and procedures.

Professional Development:
Participates in individual/group supervision as appropriate to level of licensure/professional development. Attends pertinent continuing education and professional activities related to job responsibilities and career goals. Keeps currentwith social work and health care developments pertinent to job and profession. Achieves licensure at LICSW level when eligible.Complies with licensure requirements.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Massachusetts license at LICSW level
  • LCSW who is LI eligible considered
  • Good organizational skills
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling effective team collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the role of social worker in a hospital setting and to work in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of community agencies/resources. Ability to advocate/negotiate systems for/with patients.
  • Documents in medical record according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains patient/family confidentiality.
  • Ability to collaborate/team/consult/teach.
  • Crisis intervention/treatment/management skills
  • Knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses, procedures and treatments, related medications (i.e., psychotropic, chemotherapy,
    etc.), acuity versus chronicity, effect on normal growth and development.

Contact Information

http://www.massgeneral. org/careers/viewall.aspx


Full Time Salaried and Fee for Service Master Level in Home Behavior Therapists

Hiring Company: Family Service of Greater Boston
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description

Engage caregivers indevelopment of behavioral plans for children/youth with behavioral concerns. Complete Functional BehavioralAssessments, Individual Action Plans; teach and model specific strategies with caregivers and behavioral"coaches"; collaborate with pediatricians, teachers, therapists; participate in care planning teams as needed;trainings, consultations with caregiver, staff, potentially teachers. Experience working with caregivers andchildren/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in their home, and knowledge of special educationprogramming and advocacy desired. BCBA desired, but not required.

Contact Information

Resumes: Email preferred. Please indicate how you became aware of position.

Family Service of Greater Boston
Center for Family Based Services
P.Kiessling, LICSW
31 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Email: pkiessling@fsgb.org


Full Time Salaried Master Level Behavioral Therapist Supervisor, BCBA

Hiring Company: Family Service of Greater Boston
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description

LICSW, LMHC or licensedpsychologist; Applied Behavioral Analysis Experience, BCBA certified or in process of certification. Supervisemaster and bachelor level staff providing/teaching behavioral interventions to caregivers for children withbehavioral/emotional disorders or children/youth diagnosed with ASD. At least 4 (four) years of direct practice,and 1 (one) year post master experience in supervisory capacity is required.

Contact Information

Resumes: Email preferred. Please indicate how you became aware of position.

Family Service of Greater Boston
Center for Family Based Services
P.Kiessling, LICSW
31 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Email: pkiessling@fsgb.org


Full-Time Salaried Master Level Supervisor, LICSW or LMHC

Hiring Company: Family Service of Greater Boston
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description

Supervise master level cliniciansproviding home-community based therapeutic work with children, youth, and families. Supervise bachelor levelcaseworkers and therapeutic mentors. Supervision experience required. CANS certification will be necessary.Experience training and supervising staff is required; minimum of 3 (three) years post master experience.

Contact Information

Resumes: Email preferred. Please indicate how you became aware of position.

Family Service of Greater Boston
Center for Family Based Services
P.Kiessling, LICSW
31 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Email: pkiessling@fsgb.org


Clinician

Hiring Company: Boston Youth Sanctuary, Inc.
Location: Dorchester, MA

Job Description

Boston Youth Sanctuary, Inc. (AA/EEO Employer) is a therapeutic after-school program for children between the ages of 6 and 13 who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. We offer comprehensive, family-focused services through a multi-disciplinary team approach in a beautifully renovated space in the Dorchester Lower Mills area. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which children are encouraged to express themselves and gain sustainable skills that aid in their success at home, school, and in their communities. We proudly serve the communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan and seek to provide the highest quality of care to all children enrolled in our program. BYS is currently accepting resumes for a Clinician position. This Clinician will provide individual and group therapy to enrolled children and function as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team.

Requirements/Qualifications

Must be license-eligible within 3 months of hire (LCSW, LICSW, LMHC) and have experience with child psychotherapy and trauma.

Contact Information

Mary Kate Little

mklittle@bostonyouthsanctuary.org

(617) 322-3380

Salary Information: 40,000


Clinical Life Skills Coach

Hiring Company: Jewish Family & Children's Service
Location: Waltham

Job Description

Jewish Family & Children's Service is seeking a Clinical Life Skills Coach to join a growing team of clinicians on its adult Autism team. This individual will work directly with adults on the Autism Spectrum to help them achieve their goals of greater independence and stability. The Clinical Life Skills Coach will be expected to support clients through skill development, while also working with families, collaborating with professionals and navigating benefits.

The successful applicant will have core teaching and clinical skills, ability to work collaboratively as part of a clinical team, ability to take initiative, think creatively, and enjoy developing new skills on the job. Applicants should have an MSW or related clinical or teaching degree and experience working with youth or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Communicate effectively and readily with clients, family, clinicians and outside agencies to support the goals of clients.
  • Provide clinically appropriate supportive counseling founded on the empowerment model of service.
  • Assess the needs and abilities of each client and thoughtfully teach him/her to develop new skills.
  • Assist clients with applications for health care, housing, and SNAP (food stamp) benefits. He/she will also help coordinate the services when several services/providers are involved.
  • Develop an individual support plan with specific goals and timelines. This plan is reviewed and revised quarterly.
  • Participate in on the job training as well as weekly clinical supervision.

Requirements/Qualifications

Educational/Experience Requirements:
• MSW or related clinical degree and experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
• Excellent professional writing abilities
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, outlook)
• Candidate should expect to be available at least one weeknight evening.
• Clinical supervision and training will be provided.
• Recent MSWs are encouraged to apply. LICSW supervision is provided.
• Valid Driver's License and willingness to use car for home visits is required

Contact Information

JF&CS offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary and benefits. To apply for employment opportunities, please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements (unless otherwise noted) to:

Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Attn: Human Resources
-or-
Email: HR@jfcsboston.org
Fax: 781-693-5072

We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education, experience & certification.


Social Worker

Hiring Company: Children and Family Law Division
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking a social worker to work with attorneys representing children and indigent parents in care and protection, child in need of services, and termination ofparental rights cases in our Springfield and Worcester offices.

Responsibilities
The social worker in the Children and Family Law office is an integral member of the legal team. Led by the attorney, the team zealously represents and advocates for clients. The social worker works with the attorney and other team members to prepare a client's case and to get the best possible outcome for the client. Social workers interview clients, visit them in their homes, perform needs assessments, develop plans for services, refer clients to service providers, make direct connections between clients and programs, develop linkages with local government agencies and service providers, help attorneys prepare for litigation, and advocate for clients in a client-directed practice.Social work intervention occurs at all stages of the court process.

Requirements/Qualifications

Requirements/ Preferred Attributes
Candidates must have knowledge of and training in child development, have experience working with
children and families, preferably in an outreach capacity, and be committed to serving a culturally
diverse, low-income population. The positions require travel; access to an automobile is necessary.
An MSW degree and a Massachusetts LCSW license are strongly preferred.

In addition, an ideal candidate will have:
-Experience related to and knowledge of clinical issues regarding child placement and adoption,
substance abuse, domestic violence, and related fields
-Experience in the field of child welfare
-Knowledge of social, psychological, medical, economic, and legal factors that influence behavior
-Skills and experience in interviewing clients, assessing their needs, case management, and
service planning
-Good organizational skills and the ability to track and monitor individual client cases

-Skills and experience in interacting with persons of various social, racial, cultural, economic, and
educational backgrounds
-Knowledge of public and private social services systems and programs
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing
-Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
-Foreign language skills a plus

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé to:

Sarah Derby
Director of Social Work
Children and Family Law Division
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108

Candidates may submit application materials by mail, or email (CAFLsw@publiccounsel.net). Please
indicate in your letter of interest to which office you are applying. Applications should be submitted
by March 22, 2013 but may be accepted until the positions are filled.

Salary Information: Range $36,605.40- $54,613.52 per year, based on full-time status.


Volunteer Opportunity -- Join our Clinical Team at Week-long overnight grief camp

Hiring Company: Manitou Experience
Location: Oakland, ME

Job Description

We are looking for a few clinicians (LCSW/LICSW/PhD) who love camp and who enjoying working with boys, ages 9-17, who are coping with the death of someone close.  Manitou Experience is a free, weeklong overnight bereavement camp that helps build confidence, encourage laughter, and navigate grief through friendship, teamwork, activities, and the common bond of loss. Our mission is to normalize the grief process and facilitate healthy integration of loss through peer support in a safe and nurturing environment.  Manitou Experience is located at Camp Manitou in Oakland, Maine, and clinicians will arrive on the morning of August 18th for training and camp will run from August 19th-24th.  This is a volunteer opportunity- for many volunteers and campers, it is described as the best week of the year!!!

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Jenny Schreiber at jenny@manitouexperience.org or Ryan Loiselle at ryan@manitouexperience.org or visit www.manitouexperience.org.

Salary Information: unpaid


Scattered Site Stabilization Advocate

Hiring Company: AIDS Action Committee
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

This 40 hour position is responsible for assisting the Residential Program Managerswith administrative oversight and quality assurance of the scattered-site housingprograms. This includes coordinating and delivering services to individuals andfamilies moving into and living in scattered-site housing programs. On average, thisposition may spend 16-20 hours per week outside of the AAC office.

Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the intake and move-in process for incoming residents, including obtaining allrequired documentation, scheduling move-in dates, and assisting with move-in logistics.Communicate waitlist activity to Client Services staff and clients to ensure that openings arefilled in a timely manner and that clients receive the support needed.
2. Oversee the coordination of HOPWA/HUD requirements in all rental subsidy programsincluding rental payments and apartment inspections to all Tenant-Based Rental Assistanceunits.
3. Act as a liaison between residents and landlords, property management companies, and localhousing authorities.
4. Identify and research available apartment listings in the Greater Boston and North Shoreareas that fall within program funding requirements and build working relationships withproperty owners that enhance the housing programs.
5. Provide intensive stabilization home-based case management services to residential clients.Conduct assessments and reassessments and develop client centered service plans based onassessed needs.
6. Provide clients with easily accessible and low-threshold services that operate within theharm reduction framework and assist clients in overcoming other barriers to service deliveryand health care access. This includes assisting clients with accessing support services as-needed.
7. Work as part of an integrated team of mental health clinicians, peer support advocates,stabilization advocates and other relevant staff, as needed, to access services offered by allAAC programs. Facilitate access to resources that will assist clients in optimizing healthoutcome and moving towards self-sufficiency, including medical, housing, financial, mentalhealth, substance use, sexual health, legal, vocational and educational services.
8. Develop a wide-ranging resource network for the people living with HIV in the GreaterBoston area. Provide coordination, linkage and follow-up with existing service programs tomaximize access to services.
9. Provide assistance to clients during all phases of subsidized housing application process,including completing housing applications, accompanying clients to housing relatedappointments and appeals and following up on the status of submitted client applications.
10. Assist clients with all aspects of eviction prevention and accompany clients to court andappeal hearings as needed.
11. Act as a liaison between clients, property management companies, medical personnel, AIDSAction staff, volunteers and families; balance advocacy for individual residents' communityat large.
12. Maintain up-to-date client records including assessments, individual service plans, progressnotes, all other required paperwork, and electronic submission of client data.
13. Participate in AIDS Walk Boston.
14. Perform other duties as required.

Requirements/Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:
• BA or equivalent, two years human services and/or case management experience.
• Experience working within the harm reduction framework.
• Bi-lingual in Haitian Creole, or Spanish, desirable.
• Experience working with the provision of HIV services and with issues related to substance
use, homelessness, mental health, and bi-lingual/bi-cultural communities.
• Valid Massachusetts driver's license required.

Contact Information

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with position specifiedto:

Professional Recruitment Box WS
75 Amory St.
Boston, MA 02119

or email to resumes@aac.org


Program Manager

Hiring Company: Health Leads
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Health Leads seeks a passionate and skilled professional to join an exceptional program team and play akey leadership role in the launch of a new partnership in a large, outpatient clinic serving adults at a majorteaching hospital in Boston and integrating Health Leads into the clinical setting. Our Program Manager will manage and develop a talented corps of undergraduate student Advocates, ensure the quality ofservices to clients and work alongside health care providers to develop efficient systems for supportingpatients in accessing basic resources.

Our ideal candidates are experienced social service providers or case managers and seasoned programmanagers. This position requires an exceptional communicator, relationship manager, trainer and coach.The Program Manager will be able to identify and contribute to the development and execution ofinnovative solutions to enable Health Leads to realize its quality and growth goals while managing multiplepriorities. This full-time position reports to the Boston Program Director.

Organization:
Health Leads is a national non-profit with the goal that one day, all doctors will be able to prescribesolutions that improve health, not just manage disease. The diagnosis and treatment of non-medical, buthealth-critical, conditions should be a standard part of patient care.

With Health Leads, a doctor can "prescribe" food, housing, or other critical resources — just as they wouldmedication. Patients take their prescriptions to the clinic waiting room, where Health Leads' collegeAdvocates are ready to connect them to these resources. Last year, Health Leads trained and deployed1,000 college Advocates to connect nearly 9,000 low-income patients and their families in six cities to theresources they need to be healthy. To learn more about Health Leads and our impact, please visitwww.healthleadsusa.org.

Responsibilities:
Manage and Develop the Boston Advocates and Student Leaders

  • Oversee, develop, and motivate a team of up to 30 undergraduate student Advocates from oneuniversity in Boston
  • Be a daily presence at the clinic and various evening meetings to guide Advocates' professional andleadership development;
  • Develop and manage a team of up to 8 student leaders who oversee and support peers working asAdvocates through biweekly meetings, individual coaching sessions, and trainings
  • Lead sessions in weekend-long trainings for Advocates and student leaders each semester, usingcollaboratively developed curriculaActively collaborate with national Program Department to implement effective Advocate trainingdesign and delivery

Provide Case Management Support to the Boston Advocates

  • Observe and evaluate Advocates' performance at clinics and on campus as well as keep abreast of themost complex cases
  • Collaborate on design of and implement standards for quality case management
  • Communicate innovations and challenges to manager and national Program team.
  • Monitor and facilitate Advocates' communication with health care providers
  • Ensure Advocates' compliance with Health Leads performance and reporting standards
  • Undertake direct casework to a limited caseload during breaks in the academic calendar to ensurecontinuance in Health Leads services

Build and Maintain Strong Clinic & Partner Relationships

  • Create strong and healthy relationships with physicians, nurses, referring providers, and other clinicstaff in an effort to build a team of advocates for Health Leads within the clinical setting and remainknowledgeable about the internal resource landscape
  • Support Health Leads integration into the clinical setting through strategies such as implementation ofscreening and referral systems and training for clinic staff to screen for social determinants of healthand refer patients to Health Leads
  • Participate as a full member of the clinic team, including attending team meetings and acting as anadvocate for Health Leads
  • Build and maintain a local network of resource providers

Ensure and Track High Quality Service Delivery

  • Ensure the accuracy of programmatic outcomes as reported by the client management database
  • Report data outcomes to program team on a monthly basis
  • Use program data to manage towards program milestones, related metrics and improve Health Leadsoperations
  • Participate in the Boston program team, engaging in group planning, evaluation and problem-solvingand contributing to highly collaborative projects, meetings and trainings.
  • Work with manager, other organization Program Managers, and the national Program team to analyzeprogram design, strategy and program vision

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in case management and/or client services with a
    vulnerable population required; advanced degree in related field desirable (M.P.H. and/or M.S.W)
  • At least two years of program management experience required and previous experience with program
    start-up desirable
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing a team of young staff or volunteers and
    leading interactive group training sessions
  • Ability to work at least one evening a week and some weekends as required to engage an
    undergraduate population
  • Strong track-record working with community agencies and/or performing case management in clinic
    or other setting
  • Proven knowledge of landscape of public benefits and community resources and how to facilitate
    individuals' access to those resources
  • Passion for Health Leads' mission and working with and developing emerging leaders.
  • A strong commitment to Health Leads' core values: belief in collective strength and the power of
    shared work, constant and courageous learning, celebrating our victories and each other, and stepping
    up as leaders in a common vision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and work closely with a
    wide range of constituents including Health Leads desk clients, college undergraduates, health care
    providers and Health Leads staff
  • Strong organizational, time management and self-management skills, outstanding attention to detail,
    and high degree of flexibility and self-direction
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable
  • Ability to excel in a highly dynamic, diverse and entrepreneurial environment

Contact Information

https://careers-healthleads.icims.com/jobs


Social Worker

Hiring Company: Indian Health Services
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans. The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements/Qualifications

Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  

Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP) 

Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  

Commissioned Corps Candidates

 - visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply 

 

  • KEY REQUIREMENTS


  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Specific education and licensure required, see Qualifications.

Contact Information

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/339022800

Salary Information: $70,376 - $91,487 per year


Elder Case Manager

Hiring Company: Gateways Community Services
Location: Nashua, NH

Job Description

Case Management

  • Service Coordination
  • Family Support
  • Consumer Directed Services
  • Gateways for Seniors

As a progressive team of human services professionals our case managers may provide assistance to individuals who have developmental disabilities through service coordination, advocacy, and quality assurance services or provide all necessary supports to facilitate participants to plan, implement, monitor, and adjust budget service hours and/or financial allocation to fully utilize account resources. This position would required a minimum of a bachelor's degree or high school diploma with one or more years of college level education; and 2-3 years direct experience in planning and facilitating groups or prior case work or related experience with people who have developmental disabilities and their families.

Contact Information

http://www.gatewayscs.org/employment.htm#


Research Assistant--Needed Immediately

Hiring Company: Anne Peretz
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

I am working on several articles relating to a program created by The Family Center in Somerville, called The Parenting Journey. I am looking for someone familiar with Group work and Family Dynamics to research the group therapy and parenting literature for themes relating to such things as: "Use of Self in Group Therapy"; "Use of Laughter, Play and Fun"; "Challenges and Benefits of Diversity in Group Settings"; "Handling Trauma in Groups".  

There is some urgency to this. I will pay $45 per hour.

Contact Information

Please contact me at alperetz@aol.com or call 617-547-0490. Anne Peretz


Utilization Management Specialist

Hiring Company: DMH
Location: Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

Job Description

Duties:
Assist in the coordination of care between inpatient, sites, and providers in order to ensure safe and effective care between inpatient and the community. Provide post discharge follow up as needed and ensure that medical needs as part of the inpatient discharge plan have been adequately implemented. Support the Social Work Dept. in planning transitional visits when appropriate for discharge preparation. Assist the Admission Discharge Coordinator in preparing for acute care admissions. Provide support for ongoing liaison meeting with site and area office.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
1. To provide consultation and education to collaterals including providers, sites, and outpatient, during transitions to community, in order to enhance the patient's return to the community. 
2. Works with Admission Discharge coordinator to ensure smooth and timely flow of comprehensive pre-admission information to treatment teams. 
3. Anticipate and trouble shoot barriers to patient discharge, successfully negotiate problem resolution, expedite effective after-care plans with the goal if minimizing patient length stay. 
4. Prepare weekly, and monthly reports on ongoing admissions and discharge activity, admission waiting list date, and barriers to discharge data base. 
5. Coordinate, search and track Skilled Nursing Facility placements.
6. To complete documentation in accordance with CMS, MBMHU, and LSH policy.
7. To facilitate discharge and schedule community support services prior to discharge.
8. To represent social work within multidiscipinary team, social service rounds, clinical management and other meetings as signed.
9. To participate in Social Work Department and hospital- wide performance improvement projects.
10. To maintain communication with community providers in the continuum of care as per Joint Commission standards.
11. To ensure post discharge implementation of transition plans including arrangement for medical equipment and other logistic considerations.
12. To provide other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: None. 

See Required Education and Licenses. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION: 
- A Bachelor's or higher degree. 

- A Bachelor's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human services is preferred for positions in the Department of Social Services. 

LICENSES: - Current and valid licensure as a Licensed Social Work Associate, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker, or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work OR certification as a child protective worker as permitted by state law is required. 

- Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.


Preferred Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE:

1. Knowledge of human growth and development at all stages of life, from birth to old age.
2. Knowledge of the social, emotional, and experiential causes of social and psychiatric disorders.
3. Knowledge of the principle, and practices of psychosocial evaluation and diagnosis, which includes knowledge of applicable interviewing techniques for individuals and their families.
4. Knowledge of community resources and how to access them to meet patient needs, disposition planning, and after care follow-up.
5. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others, and to establish rapport and interact with people who are under stress and to handle stressful and emergent situations.
6. Knowledge of types and causes of psychiatric disorders.
7. Knowledge of the terminology used specifically in an inpatient setting.
8. Ability to establish and sustain therapeutic relationships.
9. Ability to interpret and coordinate treatment plans with a variety of human service personnel and delivery systems.
10. Ability to record clinical material concisely and in a timely fashion.

Contact Information

How To Apply:
Please mail or fax cover letter and resume to: 

Health Office of Human Resources 
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital 
170 Morton Street 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 
Attn: Audrey Graham-Smith 

Fax: 617-971-3033 


Please reference posting ID J34521 on all corresponding documents. 

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 617-971-3087 

Salary Information: $23,041.59 to $31,470.79 Annually


Inpatient Social Worker

Hiring Company: DMH
Location: Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

Job Description

Duties:
Determine client's emotional, social, and environmental needs by performing psychosocial assessments; plan dispositions for patients in conjunction with the treatment team and the patient's family; provide counseling to patients and consultation to their families; maintain liaison with various public and private agencies who serve seriously mentally ill individuals in the community. Ability to supervise Clinical Social Worker A/B and Social Work interns.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
1. To provide concise and diagnostically accurate psychosocial evaluations for seriously mentally ill patients as per CMS regulations and Joint Commission standards. 
2. To develop and coordinated disposition and discharge plans in conjunction with the treatment team, taking into account age specific issues that impact on the patient's aftercare needs.
3. To provide time sensitive, focused treatment for seriously mentally ill patients through individual, family and group counseling.
4. To provide consultation and education to patients' families, as appropriate, in order to enhance the patient's return to the community.
5. To complete documentation in accordance with CMS, MBMHU and LSH policy.
6. To consult with supervisor and Clinical Team regarding the evaluation and treatment of mentally ill adults, with emphasis on disposition planning and community follow up.
7. To participate in regularly scheduled morning rounds, team meetings, case conferences, and Social Services meetings; and to attend conferences as needed in the community regarding patients.
8. To facilitate discharge and schedule community support services prior to discharge.
9. To represent Social Work within Multidiscipinary Team, Social Services rounds, Clinical Management and other meetings as assigned.
10. To coordinate and facilitate periodic reviews in an efficient and timely fashion.
11. To participate in Social Work Department and hospital wide performance improvement projects.
12. To maintain communication with community providers in the continuum of care as per Joint Commission standards.
13. To ensure timely application for benefits as well as ongoing follow up when needed.
14. Supervision of Clinical Social Worker A/B level practitioner and interns.
15. To provide other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: 

At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a clinical social worker after earning a Master's degree in social work. 

SUBSTITUTIONS: 

- A Doctorate in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human services may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. 

- One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION: 

A Master's or higher degree in social work is required. 

LICENSES: 

- Licensure as a Licensed Certified Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work is required. 

- Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.


Preferred Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE:

1. Knowledge of human growth and development at all stages of life, from birth to old age.
2. Knowledge of the social, emotional, and experiential causes of social and psychiatric disorders.
3. Knowledge of the principals and practices of psychosocial evaluation and diagnosis, which includes knowledge of applicable interviewing techniques for individuals and their families.
4. Knowledge of community resources and how to access them to meet patient needs, disposition planning, and after care follow-up.
5. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others, and to establish rapport and interact with people who are under stress and to handle stressful and emergent situations.
6. Knowledge of types and causes of psychiatric disorders.
7. Knowledge of the terminology used specifically in an inpatient setting.
8. Ability to establish and sustain therapeutic relationships.
9. Ability to interpret and coordinate treatment plans with a variety of human service personnel and delivery systems.
10. Ability to record clinical material concisely and in a timely fashion.

Contact Information

How To Apply:
Please mail or fax cover letter and resume to: 

Health Office of Human Resources 
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital 
170 Morton Street 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 
Attn: Audrey Graham-Smith 

Fax: 617-971-3033 

Please reference posting ID J34460 on all corresponding documents. 

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 617-971-3087

Salary Information: $56,069.52 to $76,204.96 Annually

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