Clinical Social Worker (A/B)

State of Massachusetts Boston, MA
The Massachusetts Mental Health Center is looking for a talented and motivated Clinical Social Worker A/B.

Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive.

Direct Clinical Care:

Contacts clients within 24 hours of assignment.

Obtains all demographic, benefits/entitlement data within 3 weeks of assignment and maintains 100% accuracy of information (under evaluation).

Obtains all information needed to develop a clinical formulation.

Monitors mental and functional status and informs appropriate staff, updates clinical data within one week of significant status changes.

Uses available clinical information needed to create a formulation consistent with professionally recognized theory.

Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team to develop a treatment plan that addresses all risk factors and prioritizes client problems/reviewing and updating every 6 months.

Creates plan of treatment consistent with formulation that behaviorally describes objectives and defines frequency and intensity of interventions.

Provides treatment as scheduled and directed by treatment plan.

Provides on or off-site treatment according to clinical need.

Responds immediately to emergency situations and takes action based on sound clinical judgment in keeping with MMHC policies regarding codes (green and blue).

Notifies supervisor and others following a critical incident required by agency policies and procedure manual.

Meets all requirements as a Mandated Reporter.

Notifies supervisor within 2 hours of all critical incident occurrences; brings all emergency situations to the attention of supervisor within day of occurrence; reviews 100% of risk situations in regular supervision meetings.

Provides Triage clinical coverage as assigned, responds to pager within five minutes and is responsible for coverage if required to leave the building.

Contributes clinical perspectives in all team meetings and is available to team colleagues for purpose of emergency/planned client coverage.

Brings all system-related problems to the immediate attention of supervisor.

Paperwork:

Maintains 100% accuracy of all client documentation.

Meets 100% of DMH, MMHC and third party legal requirements for quality assurance and utilization review.

Completes intake paperwork within one week of client assignment.

Completes initial treatment plan within 6 weeks of assignment and annually thereafter.

Completes 6-month review six months following date of each treatment plan and within 2 weeks of any significant change of status/information.

Provides billing or medical records departments within one week of any change in insurance or demographic status.

Documents problem addressed, from TX plan high risk, consultations, HIV annual risk assessment, annual physical results, substance abuse issues and any other significant clinical information in completing the appropriate encounter (billable/non-billable).

MMHC Duties:

All clinicians will have 1-2 areas of clinical focus to become proficient with in working with clients. The expectation is that clinicians participate in MMHC identified trainings, supervision groups and direct consultation to achieve best practice and defined clinical outcomes.

All clinicians will be expected to participate in a center-wide activity or initiative which furthers the development of the overall center performance. I.E. – committees, development of guidelines for outcome-specific treatment outcomes, consultation to peers, etc.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Preferred Qualification: Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

Mission Statement: The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meets the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work, and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure the effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

Vision: Mental health is an essential part of health care. The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, promotes mental health through early intervention, treatment, education, policy and regulation so that all residents of the Commonwealth may live full and productive lives.

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For assistance please contact Health Human Resources at 617-626-9255

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: None. (See Required Education and Licenses.)

REQUIRED EDUCATION: A Master's or higher degree in social work.

LICENSES: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

* Current and valid licensure as a Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.