Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) (36 views)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

Full time

 The MIT Medical Mental Health and Counseling Service’s Access Team seeks a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) to provide direct clinical services to students.  The Access Team serves as the acute triage team for the Mental Health and Counseling Service. 


  • Respond to triage calls and review online triage forms
  • Respond to urgent phone calls from MIT deans/faculty/staff
  • Provide walk-in consultations and short-term care for patients requiring stabilization
  • Meet with patients being discharged from the hospital
  • Conduct utilization reviews for hospitalized patients
  • Assist with patients being hospitalized
  • Provide follow-up to previous night’s after-hours calls

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in social work from Council on Social Work Education-accredited institution
  • Five years post-master’s degree social work experience
  • Licensure at the LICSW level in Massachusetts
  • Knowledge of casework process and community resources related to mental health and disability
  • Knowledge of current social work theory and practice and ability to apply treatment and case management methods
  • Familiarity with community issues and resources
  • Understanding of organizational theory and practice in large systems and knowledge of social and health care policies and systems
  • Excellent diagnostic, treatment, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to assess patient needs, develop associated treatment modalities, and provide effective counseling
  • Background in CBT, DBT, and skill-based treatments and knowledge of the psychological and developmental needs of the college-age population
  • Knowledge of general office software (e.g., Word, Excel) and spreadsheet, database, and presentation (e.g., PowerPoint) programs 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in and a commitment to working with an ethnoculturally diverse population
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member within the organizational structure of the service, engaging with a multispecialty medical service and the university community.  

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 20309.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.  MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.