* Cahill 4 at Cambridge Hospital is a locked, 18-bed psychiatric
unit serving adults with chronic mental illness and addiction.
Social workers are key part of a multidisciplinary team helping
adults, age 19 and up, with acute and chronic behavioral health
conditions such as schizophrenia, bi-polar and affective disorders,
personality disorders, adjustment disorder, and substance use.
Staff employ a sensory approach to de-escalating patients and a
treatment regimen that includes DBT/CBT group therapy. Our
treatment focus is on assessment, stabilization, and aftercare
planning. Social workers on the team take the lead in ensuring
comprehensive discharge plans.
Provides assessment, evaluation, treatment and/or referral of
adults with a wide range of psychiatric conditions.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to define and provide
the services needed by patients.
Demonstrates a capacity to work collaboratively in a team
setting, with an ability to listen to others, participate actively,
and take appropriate responsibilities.
Offers treatment recommendations for specific diagnosis while
educating patients and families about illness and treatment
options. Contributes as a member of team in discussions of
diagnosis and treatment.
Shares problems and considers issues of acuity and risk.
Participates in the assignment of mental health and addictions
care options based on clinical practice criteria.
Participates in the educational therapeutic groups relating to
substance abuse, trauma, affective disorders, social skills
enhancement, and medical illness.
Shares and participates in the knowledge acquisition process of
new initiatives, policies and practice.
Maintains awareness of medical issues and/or problems of
patients to ensure patients have preventative and secondary
Collaborates on cases through the sharing of assessments and
framework of treatment empowering PCP group to improve
Collaborates with other caregivers, community agencies and
family members as necessary to provide systemically informed,
Such collaboration may require participation in case review
conferences and other meetings as needed.
Completes psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, termination
notes, CANS assessments, and other required paperwork thoroughly
and on time.
Provides all necessary documentation in clients' medical charts
in an effective and timely fashion.
Participates in activities of the Cambridge Health Alliance
Department of Social Work.
Participates in teaching and training activities including
continuing education activities needed to maintain yearly licensing
With independent licensure, provides clinical supervision for
clinical social workers and social work interns as needed.
May also provide clinical supervision for staff and trainees of
Makes referrals to a variety of community agencies and assists
patients/clients with applications and with follow-up as
Participates in the design and implementation of patient
education and psycho-education programs for patients, families and
others as necessary.
Master's degree in social work
Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical
Social Worker) preferred. LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker)
strongly considered with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within
two years of LCSW.
When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for
practice in relevant clinical practice areas.
* Minimum of two years post-Master's degree for LICSW preferably
working in an inpatient psychiatry setting with a relevant
population. * Minimum of one-year internship experience for LCSW
working in an inpatient psychiatry setting with relevant
All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job
specific physical agility test.