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Social Worker, LICSW

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Counseling and Psychological Services
University Health Services


Job-Specific Responsibilities
Clinical Care of Patients:
  • Facilitates the clinical management of patients through the process of evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, and referral to the appropriate resources.
  • Provides individual, group, and crisis intervention.
  • Coordinates out-patient visits to ensure timely access to the appropriate services.
  • Identifies and monitors high-risk patients and expedites an individualized crisis management plan.
  • Develops and maintains mechanisms to assure continuity of care for individuals requiring acute care.
  • Provides and documents patient education.
  • Assists and participates in the development of treatment plans consistent with the policies and procedures of the Mental Health Service.
  • Supervises trainees, including social work interns, psychiatry residents, and psychology trainees.
  • Provides outreach and consults with Houses, Tutors, Proctors, and Deans' offices and other officers of the University.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions.
  • Supports primary care model.
  • Manages caseload appropriately.
  • Documents all patient contacts accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Manages clinically expected outcomes to treatment.
  • Make appropriate referrals.
  • Identifies and assesses appropriateness of care and accessibility.
Professional/Team Workplace Accountability:
  • Works in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participates in quality assurance/improvement activities in compliance with AAAHC standards and identifies areas for improvement. Adheres to HUHS documentation standards and monitoring.
  • Participates in weekday and weekend urgent care and after hours on-call schedule and serves on HUHS departmental committees as needed.
  • Demonstrates dependable work ethic.
  • Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.
  • Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.
  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.
  • Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.
Typical Core Duties
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments in order to develop a comprehensive out-patient care plan that guides work with the patient
  • Provide supportive counseling to patients and families to enhance coping skills and resolve concerns
  • Facilitate evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, collaboration, and referral of patients for appropriate care
  • Provide timely and appropriate documentation in patient's medical file
  • Collaborate with physicians, nurses, support staff, community agencies, and other health care professionals to implement safe, effective and timely patient care
  • Communicate with treating clinicians on areas of concern; provide clinical updates to clinicians on a regular basis
  • Facilitate trainings on working with clients, safety planning, suicide assessment and other topics
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations
Basic Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Experience with emergency care and crisis management. Demonstrated work experience in the following areas: assessment/treatment of a diverse population, substance addiction, eating disorders, multicultural adjustment issues, student health issues, and outreach and consultation in a university community. Fluency in a foreign language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
Certificates and Licenses
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with current Massachusetts license
Working Conditions
  • Travel may be required
  • May be required to work nights and weekends
  •  Serve as a liaison to community providers and expand network of community referral options
Additional Information
The Social Worker, LICSW provides assessment and clinical care, including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and referral, to a diverse population of Harvard students and their dependents. Counsels and provides outreach and education, consults with University administrators, maintains quality assurance, and participates in improvement activities. Participates in after hours on-call and urgent care schedules.

This position will also serve as a part-time Community Referral Coordinator (CRC). In collaboration with the Clinical Care Coordinator, the CRC will:
  • Facilitate student connections to community mental health providers, including providing direct referrals and assisting students in understanding and accessing insurance benefits
  • Maintain a system to follow-up and track referrals to the community to ensure quality of care
  • Serve as a liaison to community providers and expand network of community referral options
Job Function
Health Care

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
W0157P HLT Social Worker III


Counseling & Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Identity

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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