Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 5/6/2022

Supervisor, Social Work

Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital - Dorchester MA

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






TITLE: Supervisor, Social Work (LICSW)

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry Services

REPORTS TO: Patient Care Director, Psychiatry Services


The Chief Social Worker is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) responsible for the oversight of the social work staff and ensures the social work department’s compliance with policies, regulations and applicable laws. The Chief Social Worker is also responsible for the social, emotional, and financial wellbeing of patients receiving services within the Behavioral Health Department. The Chief Social Worker will be considered part of the department’s Leadership Team and participates in interdisciplinary treatment team planning; is responsible for discharge planning, running treatment groups as assigned, and performing appropriate psychosocial assessments and interventions. The Chief Social Worker will assist with referrals to the unit and make referrals to appropriate community agencies as indicated.


  • Participates as a member of the Leadership Team for Behavioral Health Services
  • Provides regular oversight and supervision of Social Worker employees and relevant professional studies students
  • Develop an individualized plan of care with interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Coordinate discharge/follow-up activities
  • Discuss with patients/families the financial implications of placement decisions and provide guidance
  • Provide individualized psychotherapy, supportive counseling, and group therapy as indicated
  • Make referrals to community agencies as appropriate
  • Identify potential legal/risk management issues and review with Program Director
  • Participate in continuing education programs that are relevant to job function
  • Document, in timely fashion, initial assessment, proposed plan, treatment updates, and final discharge in electronic medical record
  • Communicate, in a timely manner, with staff, nursing facilities, agencies, and outpatient providers
  • Educate patients/families, staff and providers regarding managed care and Medicare processes/regulations
  • Maintain current knowledge of DMH and applicable mental health legal status/advance directive regulatory requirements
  • Provide disease state teaching to patients/families
  • Provide education/consultation to other healthcare team members as needed
  • Collects statistical data as requested by supervisory personnel
  • Regularly attends/participates in team/departmental meetings and activities
  • Abides by and upholds the hospital’s service excellence standards


  • At least three years supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge of DSM diagnoses and ICD-10
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Case management skills



Master’s Degree in Social Work

Preferred Experience:

Five years in the clinical setting with a minimum one year’s psychiatric case management experience

Certification / Licensure:

Current MA licensure as an LICSW, with at least five years’ experience working as a LICSW

Software / Hardware:

Experience with Meditech preferred



Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, our Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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