Mansfield, Youth Services Social Worker

Description:

TOWN OF MANSFIELD
Youth Services Social Worker
Human Services Department



The Town of Mansfield is seeking a full-time Youth Services Social Worker for its Human Services Department. Sample duties include: assessing client (youth and families) needs; counseling clients; case management; client advocacy; coordinating prevention programming; and coordinating positive youth development activities.
This is a full-time, year-round position. Salary range is $62,867 - 79,620/yr with a benefits package. The selected candidate will work some weekends and evenings to accommodate client needs and Youth Services Division programming; ability to work a flexible schedule is required.

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree supplemented by a master’s degree in social work. Considerable experience in counseling or case management required. LMSW required within six months of appointment. Possession of driver’s license required; public service license required within six months of appointment. Selected candidate will be subject to a background check.
 
Interested applicants must submit an employment application online at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobs . Deadline for all required application materials for  applicants is 12:00pm October 14, 2022. EOE/AA
 Job Description Job Title:
Youth Services Social Worker FLSA: Exempt: X Non-Exempt: Union Status: Union: X Non-Union: Supervision Received: Youth Services Supervisor Supervision Exercise: None Last Revision: 02/17/2022

General Summary:
This position performs intermediate professional work involving the assessment of client needs, counseling and providing access to needed and appropriate services including treatment, rehabilitation and service linkage, case monitoring and client advocacy functions as well as related work as required. Duties include assessing needs; providing clinical and case management services to children and families; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Also responsible for coordinating prevention programming and positive youth development activities. Work is performed under regular supervision.Position reports to the Youth Services Supervisor.

Essential Functions:
1. Assesses client psycho-social needs; presents options and services based upon needs assessment.
2. Provides individual, family and group therapy, collaboration, and case management with other behavior health professionals.
3. Maintains case records; collaboratively develops intervention plan with clients.
4. Coordinates client services, consults and collaborates with schools, police, the courts and other agencies and service providers.
5. Provides information and referral services; works closely with State and local agencies, transports clients as directed and conducts home visits.
6. Directs work in the school with groups of children and individuals for therapeutic purposes as well as positive youth development and prevention; attends parent placement meetings, crisis meetings and conferences to facilitate positive outcomes 2 for clients.
7. Develops and implements positive youth development mentoring and prevention programs as indicated. Develops and leads parent education and support and therapeutic groups as directed by supervisor.
8. Works collaboratively with the judicial system when necessary and supports restorative justice diversion programming.
9. Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers and interns.
10.Types documents, case records, reports, correspondence; copies, mails and faxes documents; maintains records and monetary expenditures.
11.Schedules appointments and meetings.
12.Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
This position requires knowledge of:
 General knowledge of programs and services impacting youth and their families; thorough knowledge of child, adolescent, and adult behavioral issues and the problem solving process; thorough knowledge of human development and behavior; knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of individual, family and group therapy.
 General knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word. This position requires you to have the ability to:
 Ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and their families, associates, other professional and technical staff, social agencies, schools, and the general public.
 Ability to maintain confidentiality of information. 3

Education and Experience:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in social work and considerable experience in counseling and case management.

Experience:
Experience and training in adventure based positive youth development and restorative justice programming highly desirable.

Licenses & Certifications:
1. LMSW or the ability to obtain license within 6 months of employment required.
2. Possession of public service driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license within 6 months of employment required

Special Requirements:
Some evening hours and ability to work a flexible work schedule required. Participation in adventure based programming required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The list is not all-inclusive and may be supplemented as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Amount of Time Physical Activities None < 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 >2/3 4 Stand X Walk X Sit X Speak or hear X Use hands to finger, feel, type or text X Climb or balance X Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl X Reach with hands and arms X Taste or smell X Push or pull X Repetitive motions X Driving (including driver’s license) X Amount of Time Lifting Requirements None < 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 >2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X More than 100 pounds X 5 Amount of Time Environmental Conditions None < 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 >2/3 Work near moving mechanical parts X Work in high places X Risk of electrical shock X Risk of radiation X Work in extreme weather conditions X Exposure to blood or other body fluids X Exposure to hazardous chemicals X Special Vision Requirements X Close vision X Distance vision Color vision X Peripheral vision X Depth perception X Ability to adjust focus Noise Level in the Environment Very quiet Quiet X Moderate noise Loud noise Very loud noise

The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be allinclusive of every task or responsibility. The description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Town of Mansfield and the employee and is subject to change by the Town as the needs of the Town and requirements of the job change.


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