Social Worker - Baystate Health

Req#: R6181
Category(s): Behavioral Health, Social Worker
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts's premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Wing Hospital (BWH), a community hospital located in Palmer, MA, offers 24-hour emergency care and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services, including comprehensive behavioral health services, is looking for a Clinician to join our Team! **Sign-On Bonus Eligible**

Department Description: 

Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and Medical Director, the Behavioral Health Clinician – Outpatient (BHC) provides clinical services to patients, couples, and families being treated in the Outpatient Behavioral Health department. Demonstrates master's level knowledge of developmental stages, behavioral health diagnoses, current treatment modalities, ethical guidelines, therapeutic processes, as well as knowledge and experience relevant to any special population to which the BHC is being assigned (such as children and adolescents, adults, or individuals with Substance Use Disorders).

The primary function of the BHC is to provide psychotherapeutic treatment to the assigned treatment population. The BHC will often collaborate with other providers treating the patient, such as medical specialists, primary care physicians or pediatricians, medication provider colleagues within the Outpatient Behavioral Health department, whether in the context of receiving referrals for psychotherapy,  providing collaborative multidisciplinary treatment or arranging discharge plans. Clinical responsibilities include conducting intake interviews to obtain patient history information, contributing clinical impressions, making preliminary diagnoses, and participating in the development of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment plan. Treatment will also often involve collaboration with outside agencies (e.g., public and private schools, wraparound services, community-based behavioral health agencies and programs, community primary care providers, or representatives of state agencies such as DMH or DCF).

Represents and supports Baystate Health’s mission to provide quality, compassionate care to members of our community while operating in collaboration with other clinical departments, emphasizing the important interaction between behavioral health, general health, and wellness.  Contributes to Baystate Health’s four compass points of Safety, Quality, Experience, and Value, and demonstrates the BH values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Innovation in all interactions with patients, families, colleagues and collateral contacts.

Position Highlights:

  • Professional Development

  • PPE and Safety

  • Member of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Abundant Benefits


  • Full-time, 40 Hours/Week

  • Flexible hours with hybrid model and telehealth

  • Position requires 90-day credentialing process prior to start date

  • Position located at the Griswold Center at Baystate Wing Hospital, Palmer, MA


  • Master's Degree in Social Work or other clinical field

  • Current Massachusetts Independent licensure:  LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). In some work settings, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) may be permissible

  • Clinical assessment, brief, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques, administration and interpretation of behavioral health screening instruments, team-based collaboration skills

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and of health care systems

  • Three or more years of experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral

  • Knowledge base related to issues of cultural competence

Please submit resume with online application

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Master of Science: Social Work (Required)


Independent licensure: LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker); In some work settings, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) may be permissible – Independent licensure: LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker); In some work settings, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) may be permissible

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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