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Social Worker - Sr - Ambulatory - Center for Violence Prevention & Recovery

Department Description: Program Description:

CVPR is a unique hospital-based violence intervention program integrated into BIDMC’s Social Work Department. Using survivor-centered and trauma informed approaches, CVPR provides support to people who have experienced interpersonal violence, including sexual, domestic, community violence, homicide and human trafficking.
This Senior Social Worker position is the Project Lead for all Community Violence Programming--Homicide Support Services. This program is a partnership with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI) in Dorchester, MA and works with both community-based and hospital-based response teams. The Project Lead for Community Violence will oversee a collaborative and integrated program model rooted in a commitment to social justice and addressing the barriers to care created by social inequities for those impacted by community violence and homicide.
The Project Lead will have the following specific duties:
• Manage a Collaborate partnership with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute leadership and staff to facilitate a timely and coordinated response to bereaved family members.
• Participate in all aspects of program development and facilitation, staff recruitment, and hiring in conjunction with the Director for Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery.
• Develop a protocol and practice for a clinical social work emergent response at BIDMC ED and Trauma Units in conjunction with the CVPR, the Department of Social Work, the Trauma Unit, and the Emergency Department.
• Provide supervision to BIDMC clinicians both individually and in a team on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
• Provide direct clinical service – 8 hours/week at the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to survivors of homicide/community violence.
• Develop and co-facilitate a Homicide Bereavement support group or other group offerings to address community needs.
• Outreach to state and community agencies, religious communities, health centers, and other Boston hospitals to contribute to a network of services for survivors of community violence and homicide.
• Manage an overnight response team, including scheduling, debriefing, recruitment, hiring, and onboarding new overnight staff
• Participate in monthly community homicide provider’s network meeting.
• Provide other administrative, clinical or acute services as needed

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 42148BR

Job Summary: Practices clinical social work at an advanced level independent of regular clinical supervision and is responsible for psychosocial screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for patients and families in assigned care area. Collaborates with physicians, nurses, internal and external case managers, other community agencies and providers, and other health care professionals to implement total patient care. Reports to the social work manager/manager of clinical service area.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Screen and triage patients who request service, are referred, or meet screening criteria. Conduct psychosocial assessments and provides indicated counseling, psychotherapy and group services. Assist with discharge planning and/or outpatient continuity of care. Provide consultation to the team around patient management, risk management and ethical issues. Document assessments and care plans.
  2. Identifies practice and systems issues; may develop new modes of approaching systems and/or clinical problems. May initiate or participate in research. Participates in Departmental and interdisciplinary LEAN/ CQI activities.
  3. Seek opportunities and set goal for professional development. Lead segments of the team's work. Act as a team leader for projects. Assume some responsibility for conducting seminars, primary supervision of social work staff and/or students, formal interdisciplinary teaching. Serve as a mentor and/or training resource to less experienced staff. Support environment of idea sharing and feedback.
  4. Collaborates and consults with patients, families, professionals, and providers in- and outside the hospital to develop and implement care across the continuum. Refers to and collaborates with interdepartmental specialists and programs, outside agencies, facilities, payers, and other relevant community resources.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling required required.
  2. License Lic Indep Clinical Social Work required., or LMHC Lic Mental Health Counselor required
  3. 3-5 years related work experience required.
  4. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus
EOE Statement



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