Ongoing Unit - #390352

Dept of Children and Families

Date: 08/19/2021 20:30 PM

City: North Weymouth, Massachusetts

Salary: $66,044 - $89,761 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the critical role of Ongoing Unit Supervisor. The selected candidate will provide supervision and guidance on complex or specialized casework to Social Workers in their unit, and act as the liaison between Social Workers in the field and agency management.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Assign casework based on the overall caseload as well as the qualifications and abilities of direct reports.

  • Review all unit casework, both in the field and through written and verbal reports, to monitor performance and to ensure agency needs are met in compliance with policies and practices.

  • Assess the level of safety and risk and monitor case decisions and activity to protect the safety of involved Social Workers and to determine if decisions and actions are appropriate and in the best interest of the client and family.

  • Provide or arrange training regarding current issues in the field, problem solving techniques, available resources, and navigation of the agency and systems to encourage professional development and to improve Social Workers’ ability to assist families and clients.

  • Reconcile complaints from families, community contacts or others within the agency regarding Social Workers in the unit to ensure appropriate case management, to maintain effective relationships and to ensure safety of the client involved.

  • Act as a role model and help Social Workers prepare for interactions with the community and agency contacts to provide support for the unit and to ensure effective and professional unit representation in the community, building awareness of the agency and improving collaboration with contacts.

  • Build morale and address personnel issues within the unit and across the agency to maintain a positive working environment.

  • Assist unit members to coordinate and implement services that will address clients’ needs as outlined in their respective Actions Plans.

  • Act as a liaison between Social Workers and management to request and negotiate needs and resources for the unit and to implement agency policy in the field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of State Agencies and family systems.

  • Proven ability to lead others and organize work.

To Apply:

Please upload both Resume and Cover Letter for this position when applying. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

About the Department of Children and Families:

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.

For more information about our agency and programs visit:

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum 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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants".

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 the contact the 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.

Applicants must have (A) a Master’s degree 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*, and (C) and three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in social work, or (D) or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

  • 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.


I. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (C) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title
: Social Worker III-DCF
Primary Location
: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-50 Park Street
: Community and Social Services
: Department of Children & Families
: Full-time
: Day
Job Posting
: Aug 19, 2021, 9:40:21 AM
Number of Openings
: 1
: 66,043.90 - 89,761.10 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator
: Diane Chang - Diane.Chang@Massmail.State.MA.US - 617-748-2104
Bargaining Unit
: 08-SEIU - Local 509 - Social/Rehabilitation
: No

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