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State of Massachusetts Clinical Social Worker (A/B) in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) Tewksbury Hospital Hathorne Units is seeking two experienced, dynamic and compassionate candidate to serve as a Clinical Social Worker (AB). The selected candidate will enhance the level of service provided to clients within an inpatient hospital setting while supporting the DMH initiative for recovery based practices and Person Centered Planning Please Note:This position is full-time, 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Days off are Saturday and Sunday. /_ Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Formulates independent psychosocial assessment, gathering information form current and past records: the patient: family, significant others and community providers as available. * Provides skilled individual, group and family therapy utilizing appropriate treatment techniques. * As assigned Team Social Worker, responsible for formulating team agenda and conducting team meetings and Periodic Reviews, monitors completion of documentation by all disciplines, exercising authority to ensure that work is completed. * Establishes timely linkages with community agencies to maximize continuity of care and timely discharges. * Communicates with the Patient Care Reimbursement Investigators to ensure that all entitlements are in place as soon as possible post admission, and in preparation for discharge. Ensures that evaluations of ability to managed funds are complete as per DMH policy. * Meets all Department of Mental Health, Department of Clinical Social Work, Hathorne Units, Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) / Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) requirements for documentation. * May be assigned to committee work by the Director of Clinical Social Work. * May be required to produce reports and/or statistics at the request of the Director of Clinical Social Work. /_ Required Qualifications:_/ * Ability to communicate effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team /_ Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Licensed Independent Clinical social worker (LICSW) * Proficiency in Microsoft Office * Proficiency in Electronic Medical Record systems * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. /_ DMH Mission Statement:_/ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. /_ About Tewksbury Hospital:_/ Tewksbury Hospital operates a 370-bed facility and a campus of over 700 acres of land. Its patient care services are provided under the auspices of the Department of Public Health and Mental Health. Joint Commission accredited LTAC hospital that provides high quality, comprehensive treatment, care, and comfort to adults with chronic medical and mental illness. A full range of services are provided including 24/7 Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Medicine as well as psychiatric and psychological services, a 6- bed dialysis unit, clinical laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, nutrition, speech/language, pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation and arts, and pharmacy. * Learn more:/_/* / /*/ Pre-Hire Process:/* A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants." Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #4. *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.* MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: None. (See Required Education and Licenses.) REQUIRED EDUCATION: A Master's or higher degree in social work. LICENSES: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state. - Current and valid licensure as a Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work. _*Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Title 101 CMR 23.00 (“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Community and Social Services *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Clinical Social Worker (A/B) Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 240004S7