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Social Worker LICSW

Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program (CHNP), the community behavioral health program in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital has an opening for a part-time, twenty hour per week, position at Boston Latin High School beginning September 2015. The CHNP School-Based Program includes partnerships with 7 schools in Boston's urban core, including elementary, K-8, middle, and high schools. Social workers and psychologists from Children's Hospital work onsite in schools where they provide comprehensive mental health services including clinical intervention, early identification, and prevention and promotion services to students, families, and school staff.

The position at Boston Latin is two full-days on site at the school and one half day at the hospital for trainings, staff meetings, and supervision. The social worker will be conducting psychosocial assessments of students, providing teacher and family consultation, and conducting behavioral health and other referrals. The majority of the job is assessment; conducting one to three sessions with students to determine student and family needs. Job may also entail some group work, possibly after school, around stress management, transitions, and other topics. The position also entails doing prevention work in the classroom using the Break Free from Depression program. The candidate will work closely with the guidance and student support department at Boston Latin. They also will coordinate and consult with the Emergency Department at Boston Children's Hospital.

Given the mission of CHNP, successful applicants will have an LICSW and a background (minimum of 3-5 years) in school-based work working in diverse, urban settings. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, be able to effectively facilitate groups and classroom interventions, and be able to work across multiple settings with mental health and non-mental health providers. Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants are strongly urged to apply.

Cover letter detailing relevant experience and a recent resume should be sent to the attention of Shella Dennery, PhD, LICSW, CHNP Program Director, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue - BCH3174, Boston, MA 02115 or emailed to: shella.dennery@childrens.harvard.edu

Please also apply for the position through the Boston Children's Hospital Career Page