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Clinical Social Worker, High Risk Intervention, 40 hours

Job ID 147812 Date posted 05/10/2018

Position Summary:

Contributes to the Hospital's mission by providing outreach case management services and coordination of a clinically diverse population. As a member of an outreach team funded through the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, & Transformation (CHART) initiative from the Health Policy Commission, the Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) will work directly with providers, patients, families and caregivers. The LICSW will assess high utilizing patients of the Emergency Department to identify needs and connect patients to appropriate clinical and community resources and will assist patients in connecting with any and all available resources with the goal of improving the patient's quality of life and reducing Emergency Department visits. The LICSW will assign new cases to Community Health Workers and conduct regular compliance audits of client records, assisting with record management and data collection.


For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
Demonstrates good boundaries regarding confidentiality and personal relationships, while at the same time be able to share personal knowledge about recovering from mental illness and/or substance use.
Demonstrates the ability to evaluate what is needed by each individual and adjust approach accordingly.
Have in-depth knowledge of local resources. Experience with accessing resources and substance abuse treatment a priority. Serves as an advocate for patients to gain access to services and resources.
Demonstrates excellent communication, documentation, time management and organizational skills.
Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
Possess a working knowledge of Section 35 Petitions, Section 12 Petitions and protective care issues with a general knowledge of the social work judicial system
Working knowledge of Health Plans and benefits
Supervises the Community Health Workers and ensure that they engage patients within 48 hours of discharge (from the acute care hospital setting to the next setting of care (detox, crisis stabilization, home, home with services, SNF, rehab, etc)) from entry into the ED.



Current Massachusetts Drivers License, Required
Master Degree, Required
LICSW, Required
3-5 years related experience in delivering community based services.
3-5 years of experience and /or training in substance abuse/behavioral health
Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both.

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week, 8 hour day shifts, M-F