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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.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
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.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director or designee
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Talking and hearing for discussion purposes, near visual acuity, and may be exposed to bodily fluids.