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 child/family environment.
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 regulatory requirements. * Attend home and foster care visits;
transport children to health, social services or other
agency-related appointments as required. * 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 provided. * 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 01588 * Worcester East Office - 151 West Boylston
Drive, Worcester, MA 01606 * Worcester West Office - 5 Brussels
Street, Worcester, MA 01610
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
* 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 "Pipeline Posting."
Pipeline postings are used for high volume positions which require
continuous hiring. Candidates who apply to this posting will remain
active in the "pipeline" 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.
For questions, please contact the CYF 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
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.