Clinical Social Worker, LICSW 9/3/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY MGH Revere Pediatrics has a social worker fully integrated within the department to foster the ultimate goal of social emotional wellness among young children and their families. The social worker will work with the MGH Revere pediatric team, which includes Pediatricians, Child Development Specialists, Parents as Teachers Educators, and a Behavioral Outreach Worker. The social worker will work with the OB staff and the pediatric team to identify and triage families of young children at highest risk for depression, anxiety, other behavioral health issues, substance use, and those experiencing domestic violence. The social worker will provide ongoing assessment of family stress, behavioral health and substance abuse issues for referral to longer term counseling, and emotional support.
The social worker will retain a caseload of ten families and conduct home visits through the Parents as Teachers Program. Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidenced-based home visiting model for families with young children which focuses on family well-being, child development and enhanced parent-child interactions. The PAT program is embedded within the MGH Revere Pediatrics department. MGH Revere Pediatrics is seeking a Licensed Social Worker (LICSW) with a background in early childhood development, training in infant mental health and experience conducting home visits.
Assess and triage families in the OB and pediatric departments to determine the most appropriate cadre of services for the family.
Provide regular home visits that will focus on family well-being, child development and positive parent-child interactions following the PAT model.
Provide age-appropriate information to parents of children ages birth to five regarding development, behavior, and general parenting information.
Monitor development, provide anticipatory guidance, and refer to community resources as needed.
Collaborate with pediatricians during well child visits and during home visits in a diverse community setting.
Collaborate with Social Worker from MGH Revere OB Department to identify women at risk for maternal and post-partum depression.
Document all contacts (clinical and supportive) with patients in the electronic medical record (EPIC) and Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) database as necessary.
Answer phone calls from parents regarding sleep, feeding, behaviors, etc.
Collaborate with staff to support breastfeeding initiative and group
Work collaboratively with local Early Intervention program as needed.
Work collaboratively with other state/community programs including: the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Head Start, Cradles to Crayons, Child Care Choices of Boston, WIC, Metropolitan Boston Housing Authority, and Mass Health.
Refer parents and families to other necessary services such as domestic violence, mental health counseling, and substance abuse treatment.
Work as part of a collaborative team which includes pediatricians, child development specialists, Parents as Teachers educators, behavioral outreach worker, and program manager.
Organize and provide trainings for clinicians, staff, and patients.
Participate in all program-related meetings/events as assigned.
Submit program documentation/reports in a timely fashion.
Masters of Social Work required.
LICSW licensure in Massachusetts required.
Knowledge of community health, working with diverse populations.
Ability to identify and assess risk management tools.
Knowledge or training in the Parents As Teachers Model helpful.
Ability to work comfortably with a multidisciplinary team of professionals and support staff.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Proficiency in MS Office, databases, and the Internet.
Massachusetts Drivers license and access to car required.
Spanish, Khmer, or Arabic language proficiency helpful.
Maintain requisite CME training for state licensure.
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