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Clinical Social Worker – Pediatric Hematology (Sickle Cell Disease)-Boston Medical Center

BMC Career site link for this position:—Pediatric-Hematology–Sickle-Cell-Disease-_27643


Providing clinical social work services to pediatric and young adult patients who are receiving medical care for Sickle Cell Disease at Boston Medical Center. Utilizing clinical social work techniques and theory, consults on, assesses, and intervenes with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems.

Position: Clinical Social Worker – Pediatric Hematology (Sickle Cell Disease)

Department: Social Workers

Schedule: Full-Time


Conducting psychosocial assessments
Making a psychosocial diagnosis
Planning and implementing effective treatments, evaluation, education, coaching and mentoring of the patient (client) and family members.
Consults with, collaborates and communicates with a wide range of social, governmental and legal agencies, courts, schools, clinics, other hospitals, physicians and other sources in the overall care of the patient.
Sees patients of all ages and their families in the Sickle Cell Program developing comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments responsive to developmental, behavioral, and cultural needs and concerns
Formulates treatment plans and disposition.
Provides psychological consultation and recommendations (e.g. behavior, emotional functioning) across the life span
Collaborates with and provides social work consultation to other disciplines within the Hospital and community
Participates in weekly team meetings in the Sickle Cell Program.
Follows up with families seen in clinics with care coordination, advocacy, psychoeducation, supports, resources, and service referrals, as needed
Provides psychosocial consultation on patient/family care and management. Manages care coordination and follow up regarding educational advocacy
Provides mandated assessments when abuse is suspected (child, disabled adult, elder) and specialized safety assessment when violence is suspected.
Triages contact from patients and families by e-mail or phone who are seen in our clinic seeking support, guidance, resources and supports



Requires Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work with experience with trauma-informed care

Requires a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (or eligible for licensure within 90 days of hire).


Previous experience in hospital or healthcare setting preferred.


Provides brief interventions and develops safety plans with patients as needed.
Requires knowledge of Social Work process and community resources and agencies relative to health, protective services, crisis intervention, substance use disorders, disability, etc.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals, to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families, and to supervise graduate students.
Must be comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic work environment (sense of humor is valued).
May participate in research projects. May initiate/implement psychosocial programs based on patient/family identified need. Programs may be intermittent, informal or ongoing, formal
Excellent English language skills to summarize and communicate orally and in writing moderately complex information in varied formats to internal and external customers.
Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Bicultural/Bilingual competency a plus.
Computer literacy with ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet programs and e-mail (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers.