Social Worker Adult DD PHP ~ Dedham
Job Details
BWH-Bournewood Dedham Center - Dedham, MA
Full Time
Masters Degree

Social Worker – Adult DD Partial Hospitalization Clinician


Sign on Bonus $5,000


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 a Social Worker or Clinician for an Adult Partial Hospitalization Program to serve as a member of our Outpatient team in Dedham .  Clinicians will offer group therapy, group psychoeducation, case management, individual clinical support, and family therapy, as determined by the needs of an individual case.  

This position is for you if:

  • You are dedicated to providing short-term care
  • You jump in confidently with new colleagues
  • You love to work with adults and adolescents


We offer:

  • Team atmosphere.
  • Trusted behavioral health provider.
  • Trauma-informed lens.
  • Independent role. 
  • 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.



  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Master’s level clinical degree; MA, MSW, and MS
  • Independently licensed or license eligible; LCSW, LICSW, LMFT, LADAC-1, or LMHC
  • Knowledge of clinical group work
  • Knowledge of major mental illness
  • Knowledge of substance use needs
  • Ability to respond to crisis
  • Case management experience
  • 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

Bournewood Health Systems is seeking a Social Worker/Clinician for an Adult Partial Hospital Program.  The prime responsibilities will be to provide direct clinical service to assigned Bournewood Health Systems Partial Hospital patients, inclusive of individual and family treatment interventions, case management, disposition planning, care consultation and utilization review; conduct initial assessments for each patient and treatment planning; meets with other disciplines regarding patients treatment plan. Consults on an as needed basis with other team members around issues of his/her expertise, including case management and disposition planning. Leads psychotherapy and/or psycho-educational groups for Partial Hospital patients.


About Us


Bournewood Health Systems is a private behavioral health organization established in 1884 with a main campus in Brookline, MA and satellite sites in Woburn, Lowell, and Dedham, MA. Bournewood offers acute inpatient services and outpatient services through our Partial Hospital Programs. We are dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based and person-centered treatment for people with mental health and substance use conditions in a safe and respectful environment in partnership with the individuals and families we serve, focusing on support, hope and recovery. We are committed to a philosophy and an environment of care in which we treat people with dignity, respect and mutuality; protect their rights; provide the best care possible; support them in returning to their natural communities; and include patients and families as partners in their treatment. We stand firmly for providing a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff. All Bournewood employees are continuously trained in this philosophy. All candidates must be able and willing to promote the values of trauma-informed and patient-centered care.


Salary: Negotiable


Start Date:  July – August


Openings:  1 full-time position

Qualifications:  Candidates must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to multitask. Partial Hospital or Inpatient experience with adults is strongly preferred.  Social worker requirements include the completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work or Masters in Counseling and Licensed eligible (LMHC).


Minimum Qualifications:

Social worker requirements include the completion of a Masters Degree in social work from an accredited school of social work. 


Location: Dedham, MA

Essential Functions:

  1. Leads daily group therapy sessions as indicated by Supervisor.
  2. Assumes role of social worker for assigned patients.
  3. Meets with patients and guardians to complete the written initial assessment within 24 hours of patient admission, and completes treatment plan within 48 hours.
  4. Provides and maintains contact/consultation, (as patient’s guardian permits) with collateral supports including but not limited to patient’s outpatient therapist, prescriber, PCP, school, DCF/DMH case worker.
  5. Involves and updates families on treatment planning, treatment progress, aftercare planning and educates family on available resources.
  6. Coordinates/organizes meeting of outpatient providers or school personnel as necessary.
  7. Communicates findings and progress of group, individual, and family therapy and discharge recommendations/planning to treatment team.
  8. Consults on an as needed basis with other team members around issues of his/her expertise.
  9. Maintains daily progress notes in charts and completes group notes for all groups performed.
  10. Ensures appropriate case management and aftercare appointments with providers and informs patient and family of all appointments.
  11. Conducts utilization review on cases assigned by the Supervisor.
  12. Documents all clinical and collateral contacts and case management activities in a timely and professional manner.
  13. Complies with all statues and regulations relevant to the maintenance of clinical standards in the Commonwealth, e.g. mandated reporting, duty to warn, confidentiality, human rights.
  14. Complies with the policies and procedures of Bournewood Health Systems.
  15. Adheres to the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  16. Performs other related duties as requested by the Supervisor.


Essential Competencies:

  1. Knowledge of major mental illness, i.e. schizophrenia and the impact of family.
  2. Knowledge of developmental stages and clinical implications regarding abandonment.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of biological and sociocultural changes influencing adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations.
  4. Knowledge of substance use disorders and associated treatments.
  5. Knowledge of family systems dynamics.
  6. Knowledge of group therapy and group dynamics.
  7. Ability to conduct individual assessments and provide effective clinical documentation.
  8. Is competent in delivering patient care that is trauma informed and patient centered. As indicated by:
    1. Provides care that is kind, collaborative and compassionate.
    2. Able to defuse power struggles and doesn’t need “to win”.
    3. Appropriate assessment of clients for a history of trauma
    4. Recognize/assess a range of trauma-related behaviors
    5. Implement trauma-sensitive interventions with people served


Physical Criteria:

  1. Must be able to climb stairs and walk between buildings.
  2. Must be able to use a telephone and computer.
  3. Must be to sit for up to 8 hours.
  4. Must be able to provide crisis intervention techniques when necessary.


Reports to:

Partial Hospital Program Manager in Brookline and Dedham