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

The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) under the direction of the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking experienced, dynamic, and compassionate candidates to serve as a Clinical Social Worker (A/B). The selected candidates 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: *These positions are full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedules are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, Days off are 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. * Supervises 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 * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency is preferred. ASL preferred. Candidates must be able to read, write and otherwise communicate in English. _About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WHRC):_ Located on over 100 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated network of effective, efficient and culturally competent mental health services. It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who live in Massachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized court ordered evaluations. WRCH provides inpatient services to 290 adults, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service, and 30 adolescents on the ACCU. _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. *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! _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. 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 regarding this requisition, please contact Melissa L. Herron in Human Resources at (857) 275-8690. * *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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. 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. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Clinical Social Worker (A/B) Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street Requisition ID: 230003V5