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Berkshire Health Systems Social Worker III in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Social Worker II - Full Time- Day Shift About Us: With its scenic natural beauty, the Berkshires serves as a source of inspiration for many and fosters a unique and vibrant community. Generations of families have come to the Berkshires for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime. Some seek rest and renewal while others seek quality of life and meaning. As the largest employer in Berkshire County, Berkshire Health Systems plays a vital role in the lives of both visitors and residents alike. At Berkshire Health Systems, we know that overall wellness is the result of healthy families, healthy environments, and healthy communities, not just excellent medical care. Therefore, we support our patients beyond the hospital, clinic, or medical office. We recognize that each of our patients has unique needs and challenges. We strive to make each experience with BHS one that is welcoming, personalized, and convenient for the patient. We make connections and promote community services that give patients the tools to live healthier lives. Responsibilities and Requirements Primary Function -The Medical Social Worker is responsible for providing, arranging for, teaching, and supervising medical social services through the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation Providing advisory service to other professionals who share responsibility for patient care and participating in the development of the Medical Social Service Program Position Qualifications Experience -Work experience of at least one year as a Medical Social Worker in a healthcare setting. -Community Health experience preferred Education and Training -Master?s or doctorate degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of -Social Work Education -Knowledge of the current principles and practices of medical social work -Knowledge of and ability to apply public health principles and practices License, Certification & Registration -Current licensure and certification as licensed, independent, certified social worker (LICSW) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Registration in Social Work -LCSW?s may be considered if experienced in community health or equivalent -Active and valid driver license Other Requirements -Ability to exercise independent judgement -Demonstrated interpersonal skills -Demonstrated teaching and counseling abilities -Ability to maintain confidential information -Ability to assemble records and present data in a report form -Willingness to be flexible regarding work hours -Ability to drive an automobile in inclement weather Benefits Berkshire Health Systems offers one of the most comprehensive Benefit Plans you can find! This includes but is not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Pension Plan and much more Berkshire Health Systems supports diversity in our workforce.