Staff Clinical Social Worker
UMass Boston - Boston, MA

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The Staff Clinical Social Worker within University Health Services will provide high-quality, time-effective, evidence-based, culturally-competent clinical services, including triage, emergency and crisis intervention, referral, as well as individual, couples and group counseling and psychotherapy, in collaboration with other University Health Services Counseling Center staff. The Staff Clinical Social Worker will also: manage a clinical caseload so as to serve the maximum number of students who are appropriate for services; produce and maintain excellent and timely clinical records and participate in quality management activities, in accordance with University Health Services (UHS) policy; consult with and/or make timely and appropriate mental health referrals for students of concern to other professional staff in University Health Services, as well as to other departments on- or off-campus, as appropriate; collaborate and consult with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Public Safety to coordinate planning and intervention with students of concern; consult with faculty and other University staff about counseling programs and services available to students; participate in developing and maintaining accurate and comprehensive clinical records and referral files; maintain statistical records and submit required reports; keep current on clinical and supervision practices, including risk management; serve as back-up for other Counseling Center staff, as necessary; participate in the development of programming to meet changing student needs and requests, as needed; and other duties as assigned.

Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with emphasis on psychiatric (clinical) social work and a minimum of four years of experience working with adult individuals and groups on a professional level, one of which has been in a mental health agency setting, is required. Certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) is required. Current licensure as an independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required. Experience working in a college or university setting is preferred. Continuing education is mandated by the licensing board, currently 30-hours every 2-years. Experience with program development and services across a wide spectrum of counseling related areas.

  • Expertise in addressing suicide/homicide risk assessment and intervention, crisis intervention and stabilization, case management, care coordination and work with high risk/high acuity clients;
  • Knowledge and skill in counseling and in both brief and intermediate term psychotherapy;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and skill in delivering high-quality, time-effective, evidence-based and culturally-competent evaluation and treatment (triage, crisis and emergency intervention, assessment, referral and consultation, as well as individual, couples and group counseling and therapy;
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing services to populations typically underserved by traditional counseling centers;
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to use an electronic medical record system and standard office productivity software;
  • Demonstrated evidence of effective communication and public relations skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Outstanding and timely clinical documentation;
  • Adherence to standards of care and best practices;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work collaboratively within a team-oriented environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
Additional Information:
UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

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