Forensic Court Social Worker

Behavior Health Network Springfield , MA 01105

Posted 1 week ago

Use your passion for human services to help the courts in western Massachusetts address the needs of persons with substance use and mental health disorders.

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Forensic Social Worker (LICSW) in the Adult Court Clinic program at Behavioral Health Network!


In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Adult Court Clinic program with the following:

  • Providing court-ordered evaluations for involuntary civil commitment for substance abuse and/or psychiatric treatment.

  • Performing aid in sentencing evaluations as ordered by the courts.

  • Providing testimony to the courts, as needed.

  • Consulting with various stakeholders (judges, attorneys, probation officers, jail mental health staff, and community treatment providers) about the disposition of persons before the court with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Who are we?

The Adult Court Clinic staff are a group of licensed psychologists and social workers who provide mental health evaluation and consultation services to the District and Superior Courts in the four counties of Western Massachusetts.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Reasons to work with BHN:

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others

  • You will be able to change a person's life

  • You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health

  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency

  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment

  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

What are we looking for in a Forensic Social Worker?

  • Master's in Social Work (required).

  • Licensure as an LICSW in Massachusetts (required).

  • At least one year of experience working with adults with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders (required).

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (preferred).

  • Strong assessment, writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills (required).

  • Comfortable working in criminal justice settings (required).

  • Highly motivated and independent (required).

  • Exceptional organizational and clinical skills (required).

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to travel for work (required).

How do I apply to be a Forensic Social Worker?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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