The Social Worker operates as the Family Services Manager to assist community members to advocate for themselves and oversees the provision of services that will support their mental, social, and physical wellbeing. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
- Provides information and referral and outreach services on various topics including shelter, food, employment, and health services access.
- Develops strong partnerships with community organizations/service providers
- Attends professional development programs and inter agency meetings to maintain knowledge of current programs and to promote HHS programs and services
- Develops and conducts programming
- Leads support group meetings as assigned/needed
- Assists constituents with the completion of application forms for assistance.
- Serves as an advocate for constituents
- Supervises student interns
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. State Social Worker Certification required.
Valid driver’s license
CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of hire and continually maintained thereafter
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Working knowledge of programs and resources familiarity with health and social issues Working knowledge of State and Federal programs and services to meet the needs of the community
Abilities: ability to interact appropriately and sensitively with residents ability to interact well with staff, participants and caregivers; ability to speak effectively and to communicate with individuals and groups; ability to adapt and be flexible in response to quickly to changing situations.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; working hardware and software computer skills; skill in working with individuals with mental and/or physical challenges; patience and understanding
The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. May also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.)
Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.
Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.
This position is open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Email: [email protected]
City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].