University of Massachusetts Medical School

Social Worker Ii

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/22/2018 11:39 AM)
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Exempt/Non-Exempt Status


The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS Medical) is a group of diverse businesses that make a significant contribution and impact in higher education, medical research, healthcare consulting/delivery and biotechnology throughout the commonwealth and the world. 


The Adolescent Continuing Care Unit at Worcester State hospital, believes in the principle of Person-Centered Planning; that individuals in our care and significant people in their lives guide all aspects of recovery. Our therapeutic community is designed to encourage exploration of positive aspects of communal living, including the development of and adherence to socially acceptable behavior, embracing diversity, accountability to a community and establishing a sense of belonging. We provide two inclusive environment adolescent units serving 15 youth in each from the ages of 12 -18 at which youth develop and practice skills to better navigate experiences in their world.




Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director, the Social Worker II participates as an interdisciplinary member of the treatment team in an intensive adolescent treatment program, provides trauma-informed care, and promotes a person-centered, skills-based collaborative philosophy in conjunction with the individual, and/or the individual’s family, state, and community agencies/programs. Take an active role in re-acclimating individuals to the larger community. The Social Worker II participates in a process of continuous learning and demonstrates openness to evolving philosophies of practice, including restraint and seclusion prevention.



  • Develops person centered admissions and discharge plans to facilitate the transition of individuals communicating with the individual’s family, state, and community agencies/programs as needed.
  • Provides clinical expertise, in conjunction with the assistant clinical director, to ensure that the teams meet or exceed best practice clinical and procedural standards.
  • Prepare, implement, update, and evaluate individualized plans to meet the specialized service needs of individuals and their families
  • Responsible for the documentation of clinical services provided to individuals, families and group programming for assigned caseload.
  • Provide clinical supervision to social workers and interns
  • Review and assess the clinical documentation of social workers and interns
  • In collaboration with treatment teams, assesses and ensures the safety, both the physical and emotional well being of individuals, addressing issues accordingly.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions and educational workshops.
  • Assist the treatment team members in identifying and addressing issues involving clinical matters, client services and discharge planning
  • Monitor clinical appropriateness of case management activities.
  • Maintain overall clinical confidentiality, including all business documents and correspondence
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required. Travel to and from treatment facilities, as needed
  • Prepare reports as requested.
  • Perform other similar and related duties as required or as directed.
  • Perform and document comprehensive social worker assessments
  • Responsible to utilize electronic medical records systems for all documentation





  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • 3 years of experience providing direct service or case management to individuals with serious emotional disturbance, or related experience with social service/rehabilitation systems post masters. 
  • LISCW Professional licensure.         
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related electronic medical records systems


Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director or designee 



Clinical Supervision



Talking and hearing for discussion purposes, near visual acuity, and may be exposed to bodily fluids.




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