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State of Massachusetts Outpatient/Intake Clinical Social Worker in Brockton, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Brockton Multi-Service Center (BMSC) is a dynamic agency that specializes in providing services for people with serious and persistent mental illness. BMSC is currently seeking a human services professional to serve as an Intake/Outpatient Clinical Social Worker. The selected candidate will work in a BMSC’s outpatient department and will provide comprehensive clinical needs assessments; will provide trauma-informed, person-centered individual, group, and family treatment; will serve as a multidisciplinary team member; will assume responsibility for documentation standards set by the agency; will provide ongoing assessment and psychosocial diagnoses; and, will develop client centered treatment plans. Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Primary work location Brockton Multi-Service Center, will be required to work at the Plymouth Site Office on as needed basis. Duties and Responsibilities(these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive): Based on the clinical evaluation, determining the type of services needed and aiding in the disposition by making referrals. Provide psychotherapy, supportive counseling, outreach and case work to adults and families through consistent contact and treatment planning in order to decrease personal distress and increase ability to cope. Serves on a multidisciplinary team by attending regularly scheduled meetings; by coming prepared to present psychosocial histories, mental status, diagnosis, treatment provided and the treatment planned for assigned cases; by participating in discussion of other cases so as to ensure that consumers receive optimal care. Assesses and responds to crisis and emergency situations by intervening immediately with appropriate clinical treatment or referral Assumes responsibility for clinical record documentation according to BMSC requirements. Involves all consumers and family members in the process of treatment planning and ensures that plans are agreed upon, by signature, at the time of each review. Serves on committees and becomes involved in task force assignments to help share and improve service delivery at BMSC. Provides short term and group treatment to those individual when it is the clinically recommended mode of care. May provide transportation for consumers by using a state vehicle or in private vehicle after discussion with supervisor. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to age related and cultural needs of the clients served, with particular understanding of the ways that systemic oppression impacts people in regards to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc. Preferred Qualifications: Possession of a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker license. Knowledge of theories of development. Knowledge of social, emotional, and experiential causes of social stress and trauma. Knowledge of the principles and practices of completing a psychosocial diagnosis. Knowledge of community resources as related to implementing treatment plans. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of clinical social work including individual, family and group therapy. Ability to conceptualize and implement treatment interventions that flow from the psychosocial diagnosis. Ability to establish and sustain effective therapeutic relationships. Ability to work collaboratively with other mental health disciplines. Ability to interpret and coordinate treatment plans among a variety of human service personnel. Ability to record treatment process concisely. Department of Mental Health (DMH) Vision and Mission: The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, 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. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers, and communities. Total Compensation: As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a widespectrum 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 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 - 12 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 Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-3677 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. 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: *Outpatient/Intake Clinical Social Worker Location: Massachusetts-Brockton-165 Quincy Street Requisition ID: 210006IM