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Social Work Technician-Central Region- PIPELINE

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Leominster
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Department Of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking a mission-driven individual the fill the critical role of Social Work Technician (A/B). Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for working in the field of child welfare and social work and will support DCF Social Workers in providing services to children and families who are open consumers of DCF.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

* Work collaboratively with DCF social workers, supervisors and managers to support various action planning tasks to reinforce casework direction.
* Complete all documentation in accordance with agency and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to completion of BRC Approval Requests, referral packets and case filing.
* Transport children to health, social services or other agency-related appointments as required.
* Supervise visits between children in placement and family members as directed.
* Maintain ongoing communication with DCF staff and other constituencies as needed.
* Conduct and document collateral calls to health/social service providers, schools and law enforcement agencies as directed.
* Attend supervision, staff meetings and in-service training.
* Maintain a high degree of professionalism in the community, with clients, schools, courts and with referring agencies seeking to build and sustain positive relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

* An Associate's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, criminal justice, human services or a relevant human services degree.

Licenses: Based on assignment, a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state may be required.

IMPORTANT: Offers of employment are made based on agency staffing needs. Offices in the Central Region consist of:

* North Central Office - 690 Mechanic Street, Suite 100, Leominster, MA 01453
* South Central Office - 185 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588
* Worcester East Office - 151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester, MA 01606
* Worcester West Office - 5 Brussels Street, Worcester, MA 01610

TO APPLY:

Please upload both Resume and Cover Letter for this position when applying. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

About the Department of Children and Families:

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to upholding the fundamental mission of protecting children from abuse and neglect to ensure they are able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. DCF's vision is that all children have the right to grow up in a nurturing home, free from abuse and neglect, with access to food, shelter, clothing, health care and education.

DCF works toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of the Commonwealth's children by: stabilizing and preserving families; providing quality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families; and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship, guardianship or adoption. Preferred applicants will possess a demonstrated commitment to the core practice values: 1) child-driven, 2) family-centered, 3) community-focused, 4) strength-based, 5) committed to diversity/cultural competency, and, 6) committed to continuous learning.

For more information about our agency and programs visit: www.mass.gov/dcf

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and click on "Information for Job Applicants."

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form.

For questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option 2.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: None.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards!

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

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