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Clinical Social Worker, Inpatient Psychiatry at Brigham Women’s Faulkner Hospital!

Location: 1153 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Job Description:
We’re offering a generous sign-on bonus to welcome you to our team. Recognizing and valuing exceptional talent, we’re eager to discuss the exciting details of this bonus during our interview process.

The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for assessment and treatment of selected patients and their families to ensure provision of appropriate, timely, and effective psychiatric care. Conducts psychiatric evaluations, provides intervention and treatment as indicated. Identifies high-risk psychosocial factors of patients/families that impact health status and helps hospital staff understand the influence of those factors upon the course of medical care. Assumes clinical evaluation, intervention and planning for patients with complex psychosocial risk (homelessness, protective services, frail elderly, disabled, psychiatric and substance abuse, etc.). Works effectively as part of interdisciplinary health care teams. Provides clinical services to patients/families that address psychosocial, environmental, age specific and cultural issues in order to maximize emotional, social and physical well being and the effective use of health care and community resources. Collaborates with and provides social work consultation to other disciplines within the setting. Participates on Departmental, Hospital, Satellite, community task forces and committees. Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides psychosocial assessment of patients to evaluate mental health/psychiatric history/emotional issues/coping style, understanding of illness/adjustment/compliance, barriers to care, cultural issues, abuse/neglect and domestic violence.
  • Provides psychosocial assessment of families to determine: family relationships/systems as they relate to care of the patient. Identifies family decision makers and caregivers; family understanding of illness and trajectory of care. Identifies family coping style, family resources and cultural issues.
  • Employs a range of clinical interventions such as individual, group or family counseling. Provides caregiver/family counseling/support to promote family cohesiveness to provide care to patient coping with mental illness. Advocates on behalf of patients and families to gain access to services and resources. Refers patients to other providers as necessary.
  • Provides mandated reports when abuse is suspected (child, disabled adult, elder) and safety assessment when domestic violence is reported. Files reports as indicated.
  • Identifies patients’ psychosocial, financial, legal, psychiatric or substance use that effect patient care management and collaborates with the team to facilitate patient care process.
  • Works effectively as part of the interdisciplinary health care team, communicating regularly with the team and other members on cases and as issues arise. Documents timely and relevant information.
  • Coordinates family/team meetings, as needed and when appropriate. Provides psychosocial consultation on patient care planning and patient/family management and community resources. Implements psychosocial programs based on patient/family identified needs.
  • Facilitates the appropriate and efficient use of hospital and community resources.
  • Participates in formal and informal clinical case reviews, clinical supervision, and educational seminars.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited program.
  • Current professional licensure in Massachusetts. (MSW with pending LCSW will be considered)
  • Minimum of graduate level internship experience in relevant setting.
  • Staff adheres to all I.C.A.R.E. Standards
  • Knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses, procedures and treatments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation skills necessary to woke within a team
  • Ability to provide rapid clinical psychosocial and psychiatric assessments and brief, short or long term treatment/management with individuals, families, couples and/or groups
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated competency in age specific behaviors
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of community agencies/resources. Ability to advocate/negotiate systems for/with patients
  • Computer skills

EEO Statement:
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Salary: Will be discussed with in-house recruiter

Contact Name: Chris Wagner
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone Number: (617) 983-7132

Other information:
Interested applicants should apply through LinkedIN or Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Careers website below:

Clinical Social Worker, Inpatient Psychiatry – (3274298)

Primary Location
MA-Boston-BWFH Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Main
Work Locations

BWFH Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Main
1153 Centre Street
Boston 02130
Social Worker
Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital(BWFH)
Standard Hours 40
Day Job
Employee Status
Recruiting Department BWFH Psychiatry