• Clinical Social Worker/Tobacco Cessation and Survivorship: 40 hours/week

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Social Work
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



    Clinical Social Worker/Tobacco Cessation and Survivorship: 40 hours/week


    LCSW or LICSW Required


    Exciting opportunity as a dedicated ambulatory social worker providing clinical social work services with a unique focus on tobacco use reduction/cessation and survivorship-related psychosocial challenges among adult patients. This role will be situated within the Adult Survivorship Program and the Division of Social Work at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


    Excellent position for a social worker with background in health care including oncology experience, and who is interested in behavioral health intervention. Position calls for counseling and best practice intervention related to tobacco use and smoking cessation, and dynamic work across disease-specific clinics. Experience in this area of practice preferred, but not required. Additional training in specific treatment modalities will be provided.   Social worker will also be responsible for practice with a survivorship focus, requiring psychosocial assessment, intervention, and consultation. Potential for program development.


    Opportunity for individual, family and group work. Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced, complex, academic medical environment, with close collaboration with other social work practitioners and multidisciplinary medical teams.


    This is an opportunity to contribute to social work practice in an oncology service that combines compassionate care with a commitment to be on the forefront of developing new and more effective cancer treatments.


    This position’s schedule is M-F, 40 hours a week.


    If interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your experience, qualifications and skills for this position.



    Job Requirements

    • Masters Degree in Social Work from accredited program.
    • Current Massachusetts license.
    • Previous experience in hospital or healthcare setting.
    • Bilingual English / Spanish preferred.
    • Cultural sensitivity and age specific competency.
    • Intervention and brief treatment skills. 
    • Strong clinical assessment/judgment, including interdisciplinary teaming skills.
    • Excellent communication, oral and written; systems understanding.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities; tolerance for ambiguity.
    • Analytical skills, computer proficiency

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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