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State of Massachusetts Clinical Social Worker (A/B) in Worcester, Massachusetts

Clinical Social Worker A/B –Part-Time

The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) under the direction of the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an experienced, dynamic and compassionate candidate to serve as a Part-Time Clinical Social Worker (A/B).

The selected candidate will provide clinical casework assessment, treatment and discharge planning to patients and their families, provides clinical social work consolation to treatment team, other disciplines and community agencies

*Please Note: *This position is Part-time, 20 hours per week. The selected candidate will work from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 PM Monday and Tuesday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thursday. Days off are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Provides clinical social work assessments of patients, this involves conducting clinical interviews with patients, families and significant others to formulate a psychosocial assessment.

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary treatment team by developing and implementing patients’ treatment plan.

  • Implements treatment by providing individual, family and group therapy as indicated in the treatment plan.

  • Plans and coordinates discharge planning, in collaboration of the treatment team, case management and the vendor community.

  • Documents assessments, reports and notes as is required by the Department of Social Work and DMH standards.

  • Provides supervision to social work graduate students as assigned by the Coordinator of the Internship program/Director of Social Work.

  • Attends and participates in supervisor, ward and discipline meetings.

  • Provides social work consultation and training to hospital staff and community agency staff as assigned by supervisor/Director of Social Work.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work

  • Current and valid licensures as a Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Refinement of treatment, discharge planning and programmatic skills

  • Knowledge of community service network

  • Experienced supervisory skills

_DMH Mission Statement:_

The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.

_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid a medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_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

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.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Karen Gouin in Human Resources at (508) 368-3406.

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


REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: None. (See Required Education and Licenses.)

REQUIRED EDUCATION: A Master's or higher degree in social work.

LICENSES: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel

must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

  • Current and valid licensure as a Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work.

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

strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Clinical Social Worker (A/B)

Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street

Requisition ID: 200007SK