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Posted:
10/18/2019
Job Category:
Social Service
Clinical Social Worker (D)
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State of Massachusetts | Boston, MA
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Job Description

The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is seeking an experienced and professional Clinical Social Worker D.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Performs psychosocial diagnostic assessments by conducting interviews of patients and their families / significant others (if appropriate), contacting outpatients service providers, and investigating histories through contacting prior agencies, schools, court personnel, and other sources of collateral information in order to identify strengths and problems, and develop a treatment plan which maximizes patient functioning in the least restrictive setting.

2. Completes a comprehensive written psychosocial assessment which is maintained in the patient's electronic medical record within five days of admission of the patient according to established MHIS workflow.

3. When assigned conducts telephone intake with court clinic based Forensic Psychologist / Psychiatrist, assigns newly referred patients to treatment teams and communicates clinical and legal information to designated staff.

4, Coordinates the development of individual treatment plans for patients on caseload. Ensures that the multidisciplinary team has completed a Master Treatment Plan according to established criteria and timelines.

5. Coordinates patient Periodic Reviews. Ensures that Periodic Reviews are conducted according to established timeframe and MHIS Workflows.

6. Provides clinical case management for cases assigned in order to ensure timely and effective delivery and management of services identified on the Master Treatment Plan.

7. Coordinates pre-discharge arrangements and communications, completes oral and written referrals in an accurate and timely manner to aftercare services including DMH eligibility determinations, referrals for psychosocial rehabilitation services, outpatient therapy and medication, residential services, substance abuse services, medical services, and other agencies as determined by patient need.

8. Provides highly skilled clinical social work services to patients and their families, utilizing a wide array of intervention modalities including individual, group, and family therapy for the purposes of: changing maladaptive behavior, enhancing client capacity to cope with symptoms of mental illness and / or substance abuse, and improving communication and interactions between the client and his or her primary support system.

9. Leads and or co-leads one inpatient group per week.

10. Provides highly skilled psychoeducation services to patients, their families, and other service providers in order to increase understanding of mental illness, substance abuse, legal factors, and other issues as determined by patient need in order to enhance patient and family knowledge and utilization of rehabilitation processes and resources.

11. Documents interventions in progress notes, group treatment notes, and patient and family education form according to established standards. Utilizes problem orientated focus for interventions and documentation.

12. Documents discharge plan as a component of weekly progress note.

13. Completes financial assessments including assessment of patient capacity to manage funds, patient entitlement and insurance benefits. Refers identified needs to financial benefits coordinator, maintains responsibility to ensure that appropriate applications are made for entitlement benefits.

14. Maintains knowledge of current developments in statutes, case law, and departmental / agency regulations in the fields of social work, mental health, and forensic mental health. Utilizes this knowledge in providing direct services and in collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers.

15. Reviews forensic and MIPSP caseload weekly to ensure that all legal and problematic sexual behavior issues are identified and addressed. Distributes regular updates on status of MIPSP patients on caseload to designated senior facility and area staff.

16. Provides social work supervision to assigned graduate student. Assigns, monitors, and evaluates work for assigned social work intern.

17. Provides leadership in social work department and DSCFMHC center wide performance improvement / quality improvement activities.

18. Attends seminars, workshops, conferences and staff meetings to maintain professional proficiencies, develop clinical competencies, and maintain professional license.

19. Is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the adult and geriatric patient.

20. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Work consistent with professional standards, the goals and objectives of the program and with the policies of DSCFMHC and DMH.

Preferred Qualification: Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

Schedule: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Days off: Saturday and Sunday

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with theHuman Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.
* Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For assistance please contact Health Human Resources at 617-626-9255.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE:

At least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a clinical social worker after earning a Master's degree in social work. Based on assignment to second-level supervisory positions, at least one year of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

* A Doctorate in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human services may be substituted for the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.
* No substitution will be permitted for the required supervisory 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 Independent Clinical 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 Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.