We are seeking a licensed Social Worker (50-80% time, with benefits, some evenings and weekend hours) to work primarily on a PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute)-funded study. This position will be located at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. This primary care-based study will compare two different youth depression prevention programs : an online intervention (CATCH-IT) and an in-person group therapy (POD) intervention. The Social Worker will conduct clinical assessments with adolescents; provide clinical supervision and support to a team of Screeners and Assessors engaged in recruitment of subjects and data collection as described below; provide supervision to clinicians conducting the POD groups; and, assist with other study-related tasks.
Primary Position Objective:
This individual will hold a leadership position on the team by coordinating the clinical aspects of the PCORI study. They will be supervising 3-5 individuals and conducting eligibility assessments for study participants on the phone. This will include administering a structured clinical interview at baseline, and follow-up at six and 18 months (retrospective) for all participants. Participants will include teens from diverse recruitment sites. This person will also conduct motivational interviews with teens assigned to the CATCH-IT intervention. Secondarily, this position may include some work with another study, screening teens for depression in local school districts.
The work schedule will vary, but will involve some portion of M-F in the office and some early mornings/days at schools. As well, screenings and interviews may need to be conducted in the evenings or weekends. You will need your own vehicle to get to school sites.
Supervise and conduct phone screens, including
Supervise and conduct phone assessments with at-risk adolescents
Conducting motivational interviews
Clinical license and experience with adolescents
Excellent communication and social skills
Ability to interact well with adolescents, parents, and primary care practice personnel
Ability to discuss mental health concerns, including depression, with adolescents and families
Organized, detail-oriented, and effective at time management
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently.
M.S.W. or L.M.H.C or similar clinical degree and training
Clinical license and experience in mental health, specifically depression
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