• Social Worker, Breast Oncology

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 months ago(12/7/2018 4:29 PM)
    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.


    Breast Oncology Clinical Social Worker: 40 hours/week


    LCSW or LICSW Required


    Exciting and challenging opportunity as a dedicated ambulatory social worker providing clinical social work to patients and their families at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


    Excellent opportunity for a social worker with prior medical background including oncology experience. Position calls for psychosocial assessment and intervention, crisis intervention, consultation, and ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.


    Opportunity for individual, family and group work. Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced, complex, academic medical environment where the social worker is a key, valued member of the multi-disciplinary medical team.


    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 required.
    • Previous experience in hospital or healthcare setting.
    • Bilingual English / Spanish preferred.
    • Cultural sensitivity and age specific competency required.
    • Crisis intervention, treatment skills. 
    • Strong clinical assessment/judgment, including interdisciplinary teaming skills.
    • Excellent communication oral and written.
    • 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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