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Addiction Recovery Program-Social Worker, LICSW

Job ID 14905751


The Clinical Social Worker is a key member of the Addictions Recovery Program outpatient team, which includes board certified addiction psychiatrists and substance use disorder (SUD) specialized clinicians. Clinical social workers provide SUD education, assessment and diagnosis, individual and group therapy, and treatment planning for patients with primary substance use disorder (SUD) and/or patients dually diagnosed with SUD and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The clinical social worker provides clinical services to patients and families which address psychosocial, environmental, age specific and cultural issues in order to maximize emotional, social and physical wellbeing and the effective use of health care and community resources. Clinical social workers engage in treatment that includes medications to treat SUD, utilize and appreciate motivational interviewing, and participate in team meetings where team-based learning and treatment is highly valued.


Responsible for the following for patients admitted to the outpatient addiction recovery program:
Completion of an inital assessment
Formulation of initial and ongoing treatment plans
Provide detailed orientation to the program
Completion of the treatment consent
Provision of counseling, psychotherapy and case management services to patients and their families
Provide individual psychotherapy at a clinically appropriate frequency
Development of a clinical discharge plan for continuing care as necessary
•Provide SUD education and group treatment for patients
•Discharge and aftercare planning
•Refer patients to the appropriate level of care as needed
•Verification of treatment letters
•Completion of all required daily progress notes, discharge planning, group planning, billing and other documentation as necessary
•Vacation coverage to other Psychiatry/Addictions areas as necessary for continuity of patient care
•Attendance to staff and treatment team meetings
•Assist in research and quality improvement projects as requested


•Adhere to all I.C.A.R.E. Standards and annual safety competencies
•Ability to write/formulate a psychosocial assessment
•Skills for provision of crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy and group psychotherapy in setting of population diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders
•Academic and working knowledge of medications used in the treatment of SUD
•Utilize motivational interviewing in direct care
•Participation in team meetings to engage in team-based learning and provide feedback on patient care
•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
•Awareness of strategies to determine outcome measures, clinical research, patient safety, and quality improvement initiatives
•Ability to use DSM 5 diagnostic criteria to formulate diagnostic impression and determine level of functioning
•Ensure Joint Commission, CMS, DPH, DMH and BWH/BWFH compliance
•Collaboration with and provision of social work consultation to other disciplines within the setting and community
•Participation in departmental, hospital, satellite, and community task forces and committees.
•Time management and ability to manage multiple priorities and take initiative
•Strong team player
•Ability to manage confidential information
•Knowledge of community agencies/resources; ability to advocate/negotiate systems for/with patients
•Outstanding problem-solving skills
•Excellent verbal and telephone skills
•Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.


Masters degree in Social Work from accredited program

Active Massachusetts LICSW is required

•Minimum of graduate level internship experience in relevant setting
•Experience in the field of substance use and psychiatric disorders
•Clinical experience in individual and group psychotherapeutic modalities

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

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