We are seeking 1 – 3 part-time licensed Social Workers (about 10 hours/week, some evenings and weekend hours) to work with us on a range of youth depression prevention research studies underway at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. This position will be located at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College (currently remote). The Social Worker will conduct clinical assessments with adolescents; provide support to other Screeners and Assessors engaged in recruitment of subjects and data collection as described below; and, assist with other study-related tasks.
Primary Position Objective:
This individual will conduct eligibility assessments for study participants on the phone. This will include outreach and recruitment of adolescents and parents/caregivers, and administering a structured clinical interview at baseline and follow-up (2, 6, 12 and 18 months) for all participants. Participants will include teens from diverse recruitment sites. This person will also communicate with parents and caregivers about screening results, and also interact with primary care providers and project managers about clinical concerns.
Secondarily, this position may include some work with another study, screening teens for depression in local school districts.
The work schedule will vary, and screenings and interviews may need to be conducted in the evenings or weekends.
Conduct phone assessments with at-risk adolescents
Provide support and referrals to parents of adolescents
Clinical license and experience with adolescents
Excellent communication and social skills
Proficiency in Spanish (preferred)
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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