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 education. 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 continuous learning.
We are seeking applicants for the role of SOCIAL WORKER TECHNICIAN. Our ideal candidates will possess a passion for working in the field of child welfare and social work and will support DCF Social Workers in providing services to children and families who are open consumers of DCF.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
Work collaboratively with DCF social workers, supervisors and managers to support various action planning tasks to reinforce casework direction.
Complete all documentation in accordance with agency and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to completion of BRC Approval Requests, referral packets and case filing.
Transport children to health, social services or other agency-related appointments as required.
Supervise visits between children in placement and family members as directed.
Maintain ongoing communication with DCF staff and other constituencies as needed.
Conduct and document collateral calls to health/social service providers, schools and law enforcement agencies as directed.
Attend supervision, staff meetings and in-service training.
Maintain a high degree of professionalism in the community, with clients, schools, courts and with referring agencies seeking to build and sustain positive relationships.
Licenses: Based on assignment, a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state may be required.
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 Applicants."
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.
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, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at
1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: None.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
State Of Massachusetts