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Clinical Social Worker - LCSW - Clinical SWS (Per Diem)

Boston, Massachusetts
Job Type
Full Time
12 Jan 2022
Job Description

The Clinical Social Worker provides a range of clinical social work services to patients/clients and families in inpatient, ambulatory and community settings utilizing individual, family or group modalities and practicing within the guidelines of professional social work ethics and standards.


* Provides psychosocial assessment of the individual and family, including limitations, deficits and strengths in their current situation and environment, as well as functional level. May conduct a psychiatric social work assessment according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Develops treatment plans with appropriate and competent interventions.
* Responsible for psychosocial assessment and intervention in crisis situations that often involve issues of suicide, homicide, family violence, elder or child abuse.
* Provides treatment, therapy, psycho-education and/or counseling utilizing individual, family or group modalities.
* Provides information, referral and creative resource acquisition for specific individual and family needs both within the Hospital and in the community as indicated. Assists patients/families to understand psychosocial factors impeding their maximal utilization of hospital and community resources.
* Collaborates with and provides psychosocial consultation to the health care team to promote a smooth, coordinated plan of care. Aids the team in understanding and integrating the significance of psychosocial factors in relation to patients illness, treatment and recovery. Identifies psychosocial issues that may impede progress. Makes recommendations to the team regarding patient/family care and management. Assists health care team to assist patient/family level of understanding to make informed decisions.
* Provides outreach, case finding/screening for high-risk issues that may impact on patients progress, participation in plan, discharge or ability to utilize resources.
* Assists with discharge planning issues to ensure continuity of care. Formulates, coordinates and implements the psychosocial components of outpatient care.
* Consults, collaborates and communicates with a wide range of social, governmental and legal agencies, courts, schools, clinics, other hospitals, physicians and other sources.
* Provides on-call social work services for emergencies outside of working hours, e.g., evenings, nights and weekends.
* Serves as a patient/family advocate with a variety of systems both internally and externally as required. May be called upon to testify in court.
* Ensures clinical documentation is complete and according to departmental standards. Performs other administrative documentation and record keeping, such as accountability and statistical reports, billing forms, student intern evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. in complete and timely manner.
* Initiates policy and program development in specific service area or team, utilizing knowledge of state-of-the-art programs and promoting social work values such as patient self-determination and social justice. Initiates, participates in and supports policy and program development in the Department of Social Work Services.
* Actively engages in the regularly scheduled meetings, programs and activities of the Department. Serves on departmental committees. Represents the profession and Department in hospital and community meetings and committees.
* Participates in social work professional education, supervision and teaching activities; supervises or trains staff social workers, student interns, house staff, nurses, medical students, and volunteers as required.
* Continually monitors, assesses and modifies his/her own social work practice and programs. Conducts quality improvement activities and research regarding service delivery and effectiveness of interventions, as required.
* Conducts or participates in professional organizations, grant writing, teaching, public presentations, seminars and workshops. May supervise staff social workers, social work associates, social work interns, parent consultants, house staff, nurses, medical students and volunteers as required. Responsible for making recommendations to the Director of Social Work Services regarding service delivery gaps, systemic issues and program development.
* Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment
* Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
* As an LCSW, expected to participate in supervision hours required within the 2 year post graduate timeline in order to meet the requirements to obtain LICSW licensure status.
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  • Job Reference: 470888776-2
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2022
  • Employer: Tufts Medical Center
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other, Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time