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Clinical Social Worker- LICSW

Company: Southcoast Health
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Work for One of the World's Best Hospitals!For FOUR Consecutive Years, Newsweek named Southcoast Health among the World's Best Hospitals (Charlton Memorial, St. Luke's, and Tobey). In addition, since 2018, Southcoast Health has been voted by readers as South Coast Media Group's Best Place to Work. Why? Because we have some of the most talented people in the world!We are searching for a Clinical Social Worker - LICSW or Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC to perform diversified duties both within and in support of the Dept. of Social Services' functions. Provide case management services independently including but not limited to application of clinical diagnostic, assessment or treatment knowledge or skills. Identify and address psychosocial factors that may impede the patients' ability to optimize benefit from the health care delivery experience. Intervene as necessary preventing over and underutilization of health care resources. Actively participate in discharge planning to assure timely individual patient discharges within the scope of position responsibilities. Ability to authorize a section 12A for emergency evaluation of the person by a psychiatrist. Responsible for on-call coverage/shift coverage and holiday coverage. Provide clinical supervision of other Social work professionals, various affiliating students, etc., where scope of supervisory responsibility is limited to direction, guidance, explanation, etc. Duties involve supervisory responsibility for no more than 1 or 2 personnel at any one time.

  • Hours: 24hrs
    Shift: Evening shift with weekend and holiday rotation 3:30pm-12:00am
  • Location: St. Luke's Hospital- New Bedford, MA
    This position will primarily support the Emergency department however, staff will be cross trained in all areas.Education and/or Experience Requirements:

    • A Master's Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling from an accredited college or university or the equivalent knowledge or experience is required.
    • Current Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) is required.
    • Over three (3) years of related work experience including one (1) year experience in a medically oriented setting is required. Computer skills are essential.
    • Experience with completing clinical mental status assessments and working knowledge of DSM-V
      *Must become fully vaccinated against the COVID 19 virus and provide required vaccination documentation unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Southcoast. Southcoast Health is a community healthcare system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. By uniting a single purpose and building an integrated system of services and resources, we have become one of the largest and fastest-growing health systems in Massachusetts. Together We Are More.

      • With more than 7,500 employees, Southcoast Health is the largest employer in Southeastern Mass., and the 18th largest employer in the Commonwealth, according to the Boston Business Journal.
      • We strive for a culture of health and well-being that recognizes, respects, and celebrates the rich diversity of one another and the communities we serve.
        We are committed to providing our employees in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with optimal benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees' lives.

        • Generous Earned Time Off Package**
        • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance*
        • Tuition Assistance**
        • Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance*
        • Life & AD&D insurance*
        • Flexible Spending Accounts*
        • 403B Retirement Plan with match
        • HealthQuest Wellness Program
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Employee Discount Program
        • Career Development Opportunities
        • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
          *Available to regular status employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 24 hours.**Available to regular status employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours. Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Join us to be More than medicine!Southcoast Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Southcoast Health, New Bedford , Clinical Social Worker- LICSW, Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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