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Clinical Social Worker, LICSW - Child Psych

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


This full-time employee will provide direct clinical care to pediatric patients in the outpatient clinic, inpatient pediatric unit, and emergency department at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

The employee will provide direct clinical care and care coordination for children and adolescents who have been referred to or are currently in treatment in the Child Psychiatry outpatient clinic at NWH. The employee will also provide short term therapy and other crisis stabilization services for patients in the emergency department inpatient, and on the pediatric medical unit. There may be additional opportunities to work with older teens (age 16-18) admitted to the NWH adult inpatient psychiatric unit.

This is a full-time position in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. This position will be approximately 50% on-site at NWH and approximately 50% remotely via telehealth.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual psychotherapy and group psychotherapy to patients in the outpatient CAP clinic at NWH.
  • Provide case management services to patients and families in the CAP outpatient clinic.
  • Provide recommendations and referral information to parents, school administrators, guidance counselors, and pediatricians who call our clinic to refer patients.
  • Communicate with schools, therapists and other involved agencies to gather collateral information and coordinate care efforts.
  • Advocate for patients and families with insurance companies.
  • Maintain effective, efficient, and professional relationships with NWH child psychiatry staff, pediatricians, other treatment providers and school personnel.
  • Participate in weekly Child and Adolescent Psychiatry clinical rounds and monthly division meeting.
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed (e.g. scheduling, checking voicemail, phone calls).
  • Support the work of the child and adolescent psychiatrists in the division by communicating with parents, schools, other collateral contacts, and helping with referrals for services outside our clinic.
  • Provide short term therapy and other crisis stabilization services for pediatric psychiatry patients in the emergency department and patients admitted to the inpatient pediatric medical unit.
  • Oversee/coordinate crisis stabilization services provided by mental health counselors for pediatric patients admitted to the child psychiatry short stay service.

  • Other opportunities may include:
  • Participation The Resilience Project, a NWH community health initiative run by the Division of CAP.
  • Conduct family therapy and/or parent guidance for patients and families in our outpatient clinic.

Work with a multidisciplinary team to care for older teens (age 16-18) admitted to the NWH adult inpatient psychiatric unit.


  • Job Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent psychopathology, family dynamics, and systems of psychiatric care.
  • Ability to provide outstanding clinical care through individual and group psychotherapy.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills as well as the flexibility to work well within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Education:
  • Master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Experience:
  • 3 years of post-graduate experience in working with children and families in a mental health setting (outpatient or inpatient) is preferred.
  • Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations (if applicable) :
  • Active license in Massachusetts at the licensed independent social work level.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in multiple settings: clinical office setting, hospital setting, and remotely via telehealth.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Newton , Clinical Social Worker, LICSW - Child Psych, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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