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UCP of Western Massachusetts
535 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247

Phone:(413)442-1562
Website: ucpwma.org/about-ucp/careers-at-ucp/

Company Description:
UCP of Western Massachusetts serves people with all types of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy (CP). Our agency is dedicated to advancing the independence, productivity and full community inclusion for everyone we support. Our innovative programs are designed to serve children, adults and families. What sets UCP of Western Massachusetts apart is our approach — we are family focused and offer personalized services to meet the needs of each individual we serve. We have offices in North Adams and Pittsfield and provide services throughout Western Massachusetts.

Social Worker
To Commensurate With Experience
North Adams
Full Time
Human Services
Master's Degree
2+
Preferred

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced clinician seeking a rewarding career with children and families? We are seeking a EI Social Worker to provide behavioral therapy, mental health support, and teach parenting skills to parents/caregivers of children served in the Early Intervention program, in individual group settings, or play therapy sessions using a family centered approach.  These children are between the ages of birth and three years whose development is at risk by certain biological or environmental risk factors.  

Benefits include:

  • Health insurance 1st of the month after hire date
  • Agency paid life and disability insurance 
  • Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holiday program
  • Tuition Remission program
  • 403(b) retirement program 
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Referral program

Some duties include:

  • Participate in multidisciplinary team evaluations and the development of IFSP’s for children/families referred to the EarIy Intervention Program, addressing family issues, resources, and needs.
  • Provide support for the parents/caregivers of enrolled children around general parenting issues and/or the issues of raising a child with special needs.
  • Social/emotional and family assessments 
  • Co-facilitate psychosocial, developmental groups 
  • Consultation on social/emotional and family issues to other Early Intervention staff
  • Attend orientation trainings offered by the Department of Public Health’s Training Center as requireD
  • Maintain productivity requirements which may include assessments, group services, individual treatment and community outreach efforts.
  • Master’s degree and current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) by the MA Registry of Social Work,
    • or Master’s degree from an accredited recognized institution in:
      • Counseling psychology
      • Clinical psychology
      • Developmental psychology
      • Educational psychology
    • or current licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) by the MA Board of Allied Health and Human Services Professions
    • or current licensure as a Licensed marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) by the MA Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions
  • Certification as an Early Intervention Specialist by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) or eligible to be certified within two years of employment in a MDPH certified Early Intervention program.
  • Knowledge of community social services, education and health service agencies
  • Strong interest and/or training and experience in infant, toddler, and family development
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate based on the needs of the audience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook skills and electronic documentation
  • Comfortable with remote application such as Zoom for telehealth, team or other meetings
  • Ability to be certified in a CPR and First Aid program that specifically addresses treatment of infants and toddlers
  • Negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Evidence of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella
  • Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance
  • Ability to work flexible hours to respond to program scheduling needs.
  • Satisfactory CORI, SORI, DPPC and National Fingerprint Background Check

  

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