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LICSW Community Addiction Social Worker

Beverly Hospital
Posted a day ago, valid for a year

Gloucester, MA 01931, US


$50,000 - $80,000 per annum

Contract type

Full Time

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Sonic Summary

  • Job Type: Regular
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Year of experience required: 2 or more years of direct patient care
  • Required Education: Masters in Social Work or related field, with license

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

As part of the Addiction Consult Service Team, the Community Social Worker will be part of a team of mid-level providers, recovery coaches and behavioral health leaders. The Social Worker will work collaboratively with the existing care team to connect high-utilizing and socially complex patients with the appropriate community resources as required. The Community based Social Worker will work with at-risk patients and families in all settings, including homes. They will assist patients in connecting with any and all available resources with the goal of improving the patient’s quality of life and avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.

Job Description:

Essential Duties:

  • Works collaboratively with inpatient multidisciplinary teams as well as Ambulatory Care teams such as Lahey ACO, NEPHO, Eliot, Atrius, etc.
  • Successfully builds trusting relationships with patients and caregivers 
  • Serves as an advocate for patients and families
  • Actively connects patients to identified services as requested
  • Ensure patient has transportation to follow up appointments
  • Post discharge, the Community Social Worker connects patient to financial or social services such as food, shelter and transportation as needed
  • Additional connections include family support, support groups such as AA/Grief/NA
  • Communication with patients either by phone, text or face to face
  • Assists patients in connecting to detox or behavioral health services
  • Works collaboratively with homecare services post discharge
  • Build relationships with community resources such as behavioral health organizations, elder care services, jail diversion programs, substance abuse programs, housing authority, community shelters and other organizations that may benefit patients

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong networks with Essex County community resources and the ability to create new relationships
  • Ability to work collaboratively  
  • High energy and a sense of humor
  • Ability to overcome obstacles in a positive, productive manner; problem solving skills are critical
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of Section 35 Petitions, Section 12 Petitions, and protective care issues with general knowledge of the social work judicial system
  • Hospital inpatient and psychiatric inpatient experience a plus 

Required Education/Experience:

  • Masters in Social Work or related field, with license
  • 2 or more years of direct patient care
  • Willingness and ability to perform outreach services
  • Must have knowledge of medical and medication terminology
  • Working knowledge of health care plans and benefits
  • Familiarity with PC’s and MS Office software applications

Own transportation required.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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