SOCIAL WORKER, Student Health Services
Boston University - Boston, MA

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The individual employed in this 10-month per year position will spend 50% time as a clinician at Boston University’s Student Health Services and 50% time teaching MSW students as an instructor at Boston University’s School of Social Work.

Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW ): Teach 12 credits in clinical practice annually on-campus in Boston, at our off-campus sites in Chelmsford, Fall River and Cape Cod (Friday evenings and Saturday mornings), and/or online. Teaching arrangements differ by campus.

Boston University Student Health Services (Behavioral Medicine) : Provide clinical care as delegated by the Leadership of SHS to graduate and undergraduate students. This may include AOD and mental health assessment, short term treatment and referral, delivery of brief motivational interventions around AOD, care management during hospital stays, assistance in transitioning patients from inpatient to outpatient care, care management for students referred into the community, and triage for new and acute patients. Work collaboratively with other clinical staff within Behavioral Medicine, Student Health Services-based primary care clinicians, and clinicians based outside of the University. Collateral work includes coordination, when appropriate and authorized, with professors, family, and University organizations. The position includes some evening hours and on-call time.

Required Skills

Must hold an MSW degree and LICSW

Evidence of excellent teaching and training skills appropriate to the MSW curriculum and relevant professional expertise and achievement.

A minimum of 5+ years of experience as a SW practitioner, with evidence of excellent and eclectic skills in clinical practice with teens and young adults.

Experience with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and other models of care.

Clinical practice skills including expertise with substance abuse, rapid assessment, and handling of emergency situations is highly desirable.

Experience working with ethnically/racially diverse populations and teaching diverse students is desirable.

A doctorate in social work or closely related field is of interest but not required.

Must have a valid driver’s license for teaching at off-campus sites.

Required Experience

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