Social Worker I - Central Region - Continuous Posting
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: September 12, 2023
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking dynamic,
and mission-driven individuals to fill the critical role of Social
Worker. Selected candidates will provide the necessary services to
help children in need including homeless, foster, abused and
neglected. In many situations, Social Worker's interact with
children and family members, including siblings, parents, extended
relatives, and guardians in order to assess the needs of each child
and determine the best course of action for improving the
Please Note: Diversity equity and inclusion are core values for the
Department of Children and Families. DCF strives to continue to
build the most diverse equitable and inclusive workforce possible
to be representative of the communities we serve. DCF strongly
encourages diverse and multi-lingual candidates to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and
not all inclusive):
- Assess, evaluate, conduct initial and ongoing case management
of children/family services, and needs.
- Develop, review, update and ensure implementation of
strength-based service plans for each child in care or custody
including risk assessment, safety plans and goals.
- Complete all documentation in accordance with agency and
- Attend home and foster care visits; transport children to
health, social services or other agency-related appointments as
- Maintain ongoing communication with DCF staff and other
constituencies, initiate court action when necessary.
- Empower families to make stable commitments to children by
providing counseling and coordinating visits with biological
parents and/or guardians and other relatives; develop a helping
relationship and ensure needed supports and services are
- Attend weekly supervision, weekly staff meetings, in-service
training, and team meetings.
- Maintain a high degree of professionalism in the community,
with clients, schools, courts and with referring agencies seeking
to build and sustain positive relationships.
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
* Worcester East Office - 151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester, MA
* Worcester West Office - 5 Brussels Street, Worcester, MA
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
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
For more information about DCF:
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 and click on "Information
for Job Applicants".
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in
accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring
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.
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.
Please be advised that you have applied to a "Continuous Posting."
Continuous postings are used for high volume positions which
require continuous hiring. Candidates who apply to this posting
will remain active in the "continuous posting" for 90 days and will
be considered as openings arise. Although we cannot guarantee every
candidate will be considered, as selection is based on job
availability and individual staffing needs of the agency,
candidates are strongly encouraged to reapply after 90 days.
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
For questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at
1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have (A) a Bachelor's degree or higher in social
work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education or
criminal justice or a relevant human services degree and (B) a
current and valid Licensures as a Licensed Social Work Associate,
Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker or
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker issued by the
Massachusetts Board of Registration*.
*Applicants at the Department of Children and Families must obtain
the required license in Social Work within the first nine (9)
months of employment.
The classification may require possession of a current and valid
Motor Vehicle Driver's License at a class level specific to
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
Want the specifics?
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.
Official Title: Social Worker I-DCFPrimary Location: United
States-Massachusetts-Leominster-690 Mechanic StreetJob: Community
and Social ServicesAgency: Department of Children &
FamiliesSchedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Posting: Sep 5, 2023,
1:43:55 PMSalary: 57,885.88 - 79,062.10 YearlyIf you have
Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity
questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact
Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Robert Arnau
(Robert.D.Arnau@mass.gov) - 8572748824Hybrid Work Eligible:
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