Outpatient Clinical Social Worker

Surgical Services Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 214964
Title: Outpatient LICSW Clinical Social Worker 
Department: Surgical Services
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Posting Date: June 25, 2021
Status: Exempt
Shift: Days
Hours: 40

Position Summary:

Provides psychosocial assessment and a full range of social services to patients with chronic diseases and their families. Assists in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of funded programs.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Provides psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling to patients and their families. Documents evaluations and interventions in medical record.
  • Facilitates referral for psychiatric services. Facilitates access to and coordinates delivery of social services, including financial assistance, health insurance, medication reimbursement, transportation, housing, extended care, home care, hospice, and community-based services.
  • Provides information and referral to specialized intervention programs, including substance abuse, detoxification, and rehabilitation.
  • Organizes and facilitates family meetings, interagency conferences, and groups/workshops for patients and their families, as well as staff psychosocial and multicultural development programs.
  • Provides social service consultation, information, and education to medical, psychiatric, and social service providers within the medical center and community.
Position Qualifications:
Required License/Certification/Education:
  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited institution with LICSW license.
Required Experience/Skills:
  • One to three years of social work experience, including demonstrated ability in psychosocial assessment, knowledge of community resources, crisis intervention skills, ability in discharge planning, and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Standards of Respect: