Social Worker I
Department of Children and Families

Job Order #: 20916156

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 5/30/2024

EXPIRES 8/28/2024

Job Description

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.


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 assignment.

How To Apply

Please email your resume to for consideration


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