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Behavioral Health Clinician / 40 Hours / Day / BWH CCHHE – (3064505)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is dedicated to serving the needs of the community and is deeply committed to its role in promoting health equity by eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding communities. 

The Violence Recovery Program an integral part of the BWH’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity. The mission of the CCHHE is to advance systems of care and community health strategies to eliminate health disparities and elevate the health status of the communities served by BWH. The CCHHE collaborates with many hospital departments, including clinical and research areas, and works in partnership with external organizations and community-based groups in addressing the social determinants of individual and community health, including efforts to improve the health, well-being and safety of patients, employees and community members experiencing violence.

The Violence Recovery Program Behavioral Health Clinician works as part of a multidisciplinary team working on both the prevention and intervention of violence in our communities. The clinician will work with the hospital response team as well as the neighborhood trauma team. This position reports to the Director of Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs.


Direct Service work
Provide psychosocial assessments with patients and family members or identified community members experiencing physical and mental injury and trauma because of community violence.
Provide crisis intervention, short-term and long-term counseling/therapy services to victims of community violence and their family members.
Develop and facilitate workshops, ongoing psychoeducational and support groups for both victims and impacted families and friends.
Identification, assessment of appropriateness, and linkages to community resources to optimize healing.
Work collaboratively with the advocates to ensure comprehensive continuum of care.

Neighborhood Trauma Team
Provide behavioral health consultation, family engagement, evaluation, evidence-based treatment and service linkage on-site and in children and families’ natural environments
When appropriate, provide response services in the community after an incident of violence that may include crisis response support for impacted residents, being a compassionate presence at community meetings, and providing healing and psycho-educational groups for impacted members of the community.
Participate in briefing calls as needed.
Conduct outreach to other community-based partners, offering behavioral health consultation around preventing and reducing the impact of trauma and violence

Other responsibilities
Provide supervision of clinical interns for program.
Provide clinical supervision for program advocates.
Flexibility in meeting clients in locations in the community; home visits as appropriate.
Confidentiality and compliance with professional ethics. Coordinates services with other departments internally at the hospital and in the community.
Attend appropriate meetings in the hospital and community.
Participate in 24/7 on call coverage for program. Some nights and weekends required.
Data entry for case management and program evaluation purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)
Bilingual Spanish/English fluency strongly preferred (speaking, reading and writing).
Master’s degree in social work or related field required and licensure strongly preferred (LCSW, LICSW or LMHC).
Experience working with victims of violence and trauma preferred.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)
Demonstrated knowledge of community violence issues.
Commitment to social, racial and gender justice issues.
Must have solid advocacy and clinical skills, excellent judgment and interpersonal skills. Must work effectively as a member of a team and collaboratively with other professionals within the hospital and community.
Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation/training skills; ability to assimilate information and communicate with various constituents.
Experience working with diverse groups of people (e.g. race, ethnicity, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities).
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple teams/projects in a fast-paced environment.
Comfort in bridging the hospital and community settings and demonstrated success in facilitating collaborations with diverse, multi-cultural populations collaboratively to respond to the issue of domestic violence.
Must be comfortable using computerized word processing and database programs.

EEO Statement

EEO Statement:

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

Primary Location: MA-Boston-BWH Longwood Medical Area
Work Locations: BWH Longwood Medical Area 75 Francis Street Boston 02115
Job: Social Services/Mental Health – Other
Organization: Brigham & Women’s Hospital(BWH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Job Posting: May 9, 2018

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