Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Job Description

Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Working in the MGH Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) the incumbent conducts biopsychosocial assessments, provides intervention and treatment as indicated. Works effectively as part of social work and 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 Hospital and community. Participates on Departmental, Hospital, community task forces and committees.

Clinical Practice:

Works in the MGH Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) with the following responsibilities:

Sees Pediatric Epilepsy and TSC patients and their families, developing comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments responsive to age appropriate and cultural needs and concerns

Follows up with families seen in above clinics with supports, resources, and service referrals, as needed (e.g., helping to sign up for MassHealth secondary insurance; applying to DDS; finding a local therapist), applying for guardianship, referrals for behavioral issues, apply for medical transportation, apply for DMH, SSI and SSDI.

Works effectively as part of a social work and interdisciplinary patient care team. Provides psychosocial consultation on patient/family care and management. Facilitates the appropriate and efficient use of Hospital resources; coordinate care and hospital social work staff (inpatient and outpatient)

Provides mandated assessments when abuse is suspected (child, disabled adult, elder) and specialized safety assessment when violence is suspected.

Responds to inquiries by e-mail or phone from families seen in our clinic seeking resources and supports (any questions about scheduling would be forwarded to the Program Coordinator)

Provides and recommends resources and support ideas through our clinic's social media pages.

Visits clinic patients that are hospitalized at MGH, providing a social visit from our Program and filling in the inpatient SW team on any pertinent background

Works with the THRIVE program to organize the program's participation in various events held for our Pediatric Epilepsy and Herscot Center patients including: Group therapy, fundraisers, educational conferences, and patient and family educational and social activities and webinars

- Participates in weekly team meetings.
- Participates in the monthly Pediatric Epilepsy team meeting.
- Participates in the annual Tuberous Sclerosis Program Symposium.
- Provides risk management Develops comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments responsive to age appropriate patient/family needs and concerns.
- Provides clinical biopsychosocial assessments and short term or long-term treatment/management of individuals, families, couples and groups.
- Develops treatment plans and initiates clinical interventions, utilizing individual and group treatment modalities. Analyzes course and results of treatment.
- Develops an effective working relationship with patient/family to engage, collaborate, advocate and problem solve in order to enhance their functioning.
- Utilizes individual, couples, family and/or group psychotherapy.
- Credentialed as mental health clinicians who provide care within parameters of managed care contracts.
- Documents in medical record according to Departmental policies and procedures.
- Provides information, consultation and professional support to interdisciplinary team members and social work colleagues.
- Shares knowledge of community agencies and resources.
- Performs other duties as assigned.Teaching and Education:

Assesses patient/family learning needs, styles and readiness. Educates patients/families based on treatment plan, identifies barriers to care, diversity issues and learning styles.

May teach in Departmental and Hospital seminars, workshops and rounds.


Collaborates and consults with patient, families and providers within the Hospital and community to develop and implement patient care plans. Refers to and collaborates with Departmental programs, outside agencies, facilities, payors, and other relevant community resources.

Organizational/Administrative Skills:

Takes responsibility for own administrative duties, including timely and appropriate documentation in patient medical records, timely and accurate daily reporting of activities via the Department's information system (HPBS) and Hospital's scheduling systems (Epic), and accurate reporting of time worked.

Attends and participates in Staff Meetings and interdisciplinary meetings/rounds.

Participates in Departmental and Hospital committees. May chair committees as assigned by leadership team.

Professional Conduct:

Adheres to the profession's clinical standards and Code of Ethics.

Adheres to the Department and Hospital standards, policies and procedures.

Promotes Departmental and Hospital public relations. Provides risk management.

Adheres to Departmental and Hospital quality/safety standards.

Maintains patient/family confidentiality.

Professional Development:

Is responsible for own professional development. Attends pertinent continuing education and professional activities related to job responsibilities and career goals. Keeps current with social work and health care developments pertinent to job and profession. Complies with licensure requirements.

Patient Population:

Each clinical social worker has responsibility for a specified patient population(s) as defined by service and agreed upon by Clinical Director.

MSW from an accredited school of social work.

Massachusetts license at LICSW level.

Previous social work experience in a pediatric setting strongly preferred.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged

MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus

MGH Main Campus (MGHMAIN)
55 Fruit Street
Boston, 02114

MGH Main Campus

55 Fruit Street


Social Worker

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


Day Job


MGH Neurology

Jul 2, 2020

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