Pediatric Clinical Social Worker Jimmy Fund Clinic

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Social Work

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 4-5 days onsite/week


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


Exciting and challenging opportunity as a dedicated ambulatory pediatric social worker providing clinical social work services to patients and their families across disease teams at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in the Longwood Medical Center location.

Position calls for psychosocial assessment and intervention to address needs and concerns, crisis intervention, consultation, and ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to reduce cancer-related distress and improve quality of life.

This ambulatory social work role provides in-person and telehealth services to patients and families (i.e., phone/Zoom video); modalities include 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 multidisciplinary medical team.

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


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from accredited program
  • Massachusetts license (LCSW or LICSW)
  • Previous experience in health care setting preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Ability to respond to psychosocial needs and concerns across a broad spectrum of ages within the patient population
  • Strong patient engagement and clinical assessment skills
  • Crisis intervention and treatment skills
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Demonstrates understanding of systemic inequities, their impact on patients, families, and the community at large
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to triage and determine priorities; tolerance for ambiguity
  • Excellent communication, oral and written
  • Analytical skills; computer proficiency
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to change
  • Demonstrates initiative to achieve goals
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity and equity efforts, including advocacy and self-education to advance knowledge base of the needs and concerns of underserved and marginalized populations


M-F; 40 hours/week

Hybrid schedule 4 days on-site/1 day remote

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

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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