Clinical Social Worker-Boston Medical Center-Per Diem, Weekdays (SEIU) at Boston Medical Center
Posted in General Business 13 days ago.
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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.
BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
Clinical Social Worker
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.
- Requires Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work and experience with trauma-informed care
- Requires a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- 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).
- 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 brief, solution-focused interventions and develops safety plans with patients as needed.
- Uses techniques including motivational interviewing, reflective listening, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral treatment to support patients and families
- Provides crisis intervention and problem solving support as needed.
- Provides information and referrals regarding community resources and agencies relative to health, protective services, crisis intervention, substance use disorders, disability, etc.
- Communicates effectively and proactively with various healthcare professionals.
- Develops and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families