Social Worker Lead Partial Hospital ~ LICSW
Job Details
BWH-Bournewood Dedham Center - Dedham, MA
Full Time
Masters Degree
Health Care

Social Worker Lead ~ LICSW or LMHC

Partial Hospital ~  Dedham, MA

Sign on Bonus $7,500


Make a difference by providing trauma-informed care through a respectful and person-centered perspective in a team environment. 


Your Duties:

Bournewood Health Systems is seeking an Independently Licensed Social Worker or Clinician for an Adult Partial Hospitalization Program to serve as a leader of our Dedham based team.  Lead clinicians will offer group therapy, group psychoeducation, case management, individual clinical support, and family therapy, as determined by the needs of an individual case.  Lead clinicians will also lead on-site crisis support, manage program schedules, and will interface with program leadership.


This position is for you if:

  • You want to develop your leadership skills
  • You work best as a member of a team
  • You enjoy being creative in your clinical work
  • You are committed to treating behavioral health and substance use needs.
  • You are committed to providing person-centered treatment.


We offer:

  • Team atmosphere.
  • Trusted behavioral health organization.
  • Trauma-informed lens.
  • Opportunity to guide clinical content and incorporate clinical interests.
  • Ongoing diversity and inclusion commitment.
  • Clinical supervision provided.
  • Experienced and supportive leadership team.
  • Full-time, salaried role.
  • Access to a comprehensive benefit package.



  • Master’s level clinical degree; MA, MSW, and MS
  • Independently licensed; LICSW, LMHC
  • 2+ years of clinical experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to respond to crisis
  • Ability to climb stairs, sit for 8 hours, and walk between buildings
  • Ability to utilize computer and telephone
  • Ability to utilize electronic medical records system


Job Description

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital and department standards that reflect Bournewood and Medicaid standards for the operation of an adult and adolescent partial hospitalization program.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the both the adolescent and adult partial hospital program.
  • Displays strong leadership and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrates clinical competence in procedures and patient care based on established theory; maintains quality assurance standards for patient care.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members regarding patient needs and treatment plan.
  • Assesses patient, records and reports pertinent data to the physician and other members of the patient s clinical team.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques when needed.
  • Provide clinical supervision of all clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the current version of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders principles and techniques for on-site reviews and program evaluations
  • Work with the Ambulatory Service Manager to evaluate program outcomes and to ensure culturally appropriate continuum of services for clients.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of the program, making adjustments as needed.
  • Ensures that staff are participating in ongoing supervision and educational activities and maintains records of in-services within the department and supervision for all staff both individually or through group process.
  • Works with the Ambulatory Service Manager in developing and determining the budgetary requirements of the program.
  • Maintains a data management system ensuring timely and accurate data collection. Compiles quantitative and qualitative data daily, weekly, monthly and uses data to determine status of program activities.
  • Participates in committees within the organization and attends meeting as scheduled for hospital.
  • Other functions as requested by supervisor


Essential Competencies:

  • Leadership qualities, ability to direct, guide, supervise staff with developing a team, following policy and procedures, and delivering patient interventions.
  • Knowledge of insurance parameters, level of care criteria for admission, continued stay and discharge as well as exclusion criteria for each level of care.
  • Understanding of bio-psychosocial issues and knowledge of treatment modalities for mental illness and substance use disorders for all ages
  • Awareness of cultural, gender, and age related issues with various patient populations
  • Meets and maintains required standards of practice including updating license and educational requirements of the discipline in which licensed.
  • Is competent in level of knowledge and understanding of hospital, policies/practices, Ambulatory policies and procedures, external agencies such as the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS), Joint Commission (JC) and, if applicable, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health (DMH) and Public Health (DPH) including the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), and DMH regulations regarding patient rights.
  • Is competent in delivering patient care that is trauma informed and patient centered. As indicated by:
    • Provides care that is kind, collaborative and compassionate.
    • Able to defuse power struggles.
    • Appropriate assessment of clients for a history of trauma
    • Recognize/assess a range of trauma-related behaviors
    • Implement trauma-sensitive interventions with people served


Physical Criteria:

1. Must be able to climb stairs

2. Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

3. Must be able to walk between buildings

5. Must be able to provide crisis intervention techniques

6. Must be able to use phone, fax, copier, and computer

Reports to: Ambulatory  Manager Brookline/Dedham

Supervises: All ambulatory clinical and intake staff at the Dedham site