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Social Worker MSW

Full / Part Time: Full-Time
Location: High Street Health Center
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Social Worker MSW

  • Social workers help patients and their families with behavioral health issues. They assess patients and develop individualized plans of care. They may also provide therapy or counseling services to patients, as well as help family members. Psychiatric social workers may either provide treatment themselves or make referrals to appropriate persons or facilities.
  • Incumbents performs a wide variety of duties involving patient evaluation, case management, treatment, discharge planning and documentation. Incumbent is expected to adhere to system and department compliance policies and any applicable laws and regulations.
  • Evaluates patients to assess presenting problems, contributing history and mental status.
  • Reviews available information from current and old records and referral source to determine what additional information is needed.  Interviews patients to assess mental status, including risk of harm to self and others and refers for crisis assessments as needed.  Elicits family, social and educational history with an awareness of patient’s capacity to tolerate an interview and provide information.  Identifies specific therapeutic issues and goals based on thorough evaluation of the presenting programs.  Contacts families, significant others and involved professionals as necessary, including current or former service providers.
  • Develops a multidisciplinary treatment plan.
  • Presents case history and formulation to the treatment plan.  Utilizes material from the initial evaluation and information from other team members to develop treatment plans.  Communicates as necessary with community providers and school personnel to explain the treatment plan, progress towards goals and length of treatment as documented in progress notes.  Consults with other direct care staff both in and out of team meetings to facilitate communication and effectiveness of treatment.  Revises the treatment plan through ongoing assessments of progress and new information.
  • Provides support for patient and families and staff.
  • Develops an appropriate discharge plan for each patient, addressing educational and therapeutic needs.  Contacts existing or potential outpatient providers to give clinical information as indicated.  Conducts meetings with school personnel, families, significant others and service providers as needed.  Conducts concurrent reviews with third party payers, advocating for the needs of the patients.  Communicates regularly with patient and families regarding progress and length of stay.  Demonstrates support for program philosophy and follows policies, procedures and standards.
  • Develops appropriate discharge plan for each patient, addressing educational and therapeutic needs.
  • Identifies educational placement needs based on progress, level of functioning and available resources.  Contacts existing or potential outpatient providers to give clinical information as indicated.  Provides patients and families with information on outpatient referral and other community resources as indicated.  Prepares patient and parent/guardians for transition to after care placement.  Assist patients and families with transitions to higher level of care when necessary.  Provide follow-up as needed to school personnel from referral district or new placement.
  • Provides a safe environment.
  • Intervenes appropriately during crisis situations by providing support, patient escorts and ordering restraint and seclusion when necessary.  Support staff maintains safety by monitoring time outs, restrictions and restraints and seclusions as needed.  Observe for potential safety hazards on the unit and reports hazards immediately to supervisor.  Maintains safety by adhering to behavior management principles and techniques.  Follow program policies, procedures and standards.
  • Demonstrates accountability for personal and professional growth.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services on an annual basis.  Maintains licensure and enhances clinical skills by attendance at workshops and conferences.  Assists with the identification of program in-service needs

What you will need:

  • Masters in Social Work
  • 3-5 years related experience
  • Knowledge of local community services, local community resources, state, and federal programs that provide medical care and financial support to children and families. 
  • Ability to work independently and amicably in group situations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player. 
  • Excellent verbal and written commuication skills in English.
  •  Ability to work with diverse patient and staff populations. 
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to navigate and document in clinical computerized patient care records. 

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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