Community Healthlink Social Worker LICSW in Leominster, Massachusetts
Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Fee-for-Service Social Worker LICSW in Northern Worcester County, MA.
The Early Intervention (EI) team provides strength-based, family-centered services for young children under three years of age who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. Services are designed to meet the needs of each infant or toddler, and the needs of their family. The EI team provides services in the home/community setting with the goal of enhancing the child’s physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional and adaptive skills.
This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join an expanding multi-disciplinary team of passionate professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for young children and families. In this role, you will provide evaluations and assessments, therapeutic interventions and service coordination.
Provides education and guidance to families regarding individual children growth and development and carries out service coordination functions as defined by the Early Intervention standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of family dynamics and coping mechanisms and recognizes and treats dysfunctional family processes as it relates to the growth and development of the young child.
Demonstrates knowledge of typical infant/toddler development in perceptual/fine motor, gross motor, cognition, language and communication, self-care and personal/social areas.
Demonstrate the ability to support positive child and family development.
Develops functional intervention techniques appropriate for infants and toddlers with atypical development.
Provides direct intervention services to children 0 - 3 and their families in natural settings.
Carries out service coordination functions when appropriate as defined by the Early Intervention standards.
Conducts evaluations and other assessments.
Develops and implements Individual Family Service Plans as a team.
Assists in transition planning prior to discharge from the program.
Referrals to outside agencies as needed.
Maintains client records and other administrative duties according to DPH and Lipton Early Intervention policies.
Adhere and complete all CHL's protocols, policies, and procedures.
Early Intervention services are provided both in-person and/or by Telehealth.
Attends in-service education and professional meetings as required.
Maintains regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.
Ability to work independently and contribute to the overall success of the team.
Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, written and communication skills.
Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Graduate of an accredited Master's degree program in social work and licensed as a LICSW by the Board of Registry for Social Work for the Commonwealth of MA.
At least 2 years of experience in community-based services for young children and their families.
*DPH's Certified Early Intervention Specialist preferred or work on certification after hire.
CPR, First Aid certification or take a course within six months on the job DPH's Certified Early Intervention Specialist preferred or work on certification after hire.
Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide a registered and insured automobile for work related purposes, including travel between work sites.
Must be able to pass a CORI background check.
External Company URL: communityhealthlink.org
Street: 100 Erdman Way