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Town of Scituate: Manager of Social Services

The Town of Scituate seeks qualified candidates for the position of Manager of Social Services for the Town of Scituate. This position is a 40 hour/week benefited position with the Town of Scituate’s Public Health Department. Salary range $55,000 to $65,000 annually DOE. The successful candidate will be an individual qualified through education and experience to assist the Town in providing outreach, support and referral services to Town residents in need. Master’s Degree in Social Work and certification as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required. The job description is listed below.

Interested applicants should visit the Employment page of the Town of Scituate’s website for application instructions or may mail a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066. Position open until filled. AA/EEO/ADA.

Statement of Duties

Administrative, technical and professional work providing crisis intervention, assessment, clinical case management, and advocacy to at risk Town residents.


Appointed by the Town Administrator, works under the administrative direction of the Public Health Director. The employee is familiar with the work routines and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently with specific instruction. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a high degree of independent judgment in ensuring conformance with applicable departmental policies and state/federal laws, and in establishing short-term and long-term priorities.

May supervise assigned employees, potentially including the clinical supervision and training of unpaid interns.

Employee has access to confidential client information.

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office conditions as well as in the homes of residents. Position requires attendance to meetings with various agencies, town departments, committees and other staff. Incumbent makes constant contact with existing and prospective clients for the purpose of giving information, providing assistance, and making referrals to other agencies when necessary. Attendance at meetings or responses to crises often require working a schedule outside of normal business hours.

Essential Functions

Provides crisis intervention, assessment, clinical case management, and advocacy to at risk Town residents

Oversees and coordinates assessment of clients and services. Reviews and determines eligibility for various programs and case management plans and coordinates delivery of services for same. Oversees case conferences.

Meets with residents on a regular basis, often in home settings, to define client needs and to facilitate access to services to meet those needs. Provides programmatic information and direction to assist and encourage clients in their participation in department activities and events.

Serves as liaison and advocate for at-risk populations and related support services. Works closely with area services, including Scituate FACTS, South Shore Peer Recovery and the Town’s first responders, in a collaborative effort to support and serve residents.

Coordinates, administers and supervises programs to insure that service contracts are properly executed and records are maintained in detailed and accurate manner and that reports are submitted on a timely basis.

Receives and responds to requests for information; refers individuals to other agencies for services.

Advocates for at-risk or imminently homeless residents by exploring and navigating housing options, working with local housing authorities, and referring to legal resources.

Responds to crises and works with local and state agencies and safety responders to modify or alleviate crisis.

Active member of the Town’s Emergency Shelter Committee. Participates in emergency shelter operations, including providing coverage during operations. Makes well-being calls and checks on at risk residents. Assists with needs of residents in shelter and post-shelter planning. Works closely with public safety to address safety and transportation needs.

Participates in the development and administration of departmental and town policies to insure that proper support services are provided and that client problems are resolved wherever possible within legal boundaries.

Responsible for identifying, applying for, securing and managing potential grant opportunities.

Works closely with the Health Department and Police Department and other communities on Hoarding Task Force. Serves on other task forces or committees as needed or warranted.

Prepares correspondence, reports and other records as required.

Prepares written reports and maintains accurate and detailed client record of services, referrals/action taken.

Attends regional and state conferences to keep abreast of new development in the field.

Performs all other related duties as required.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Social Work and Certification as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). LICSW preferred. Three years demonstrable experience working with client populations in a social service setting.

Special Requirements

Valid Driver’s License and good driving record

CORI Certification

Certification as LCSW

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

Benefits: Dental Insurance,Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan

Schedule: Monday to Friday, On Call

Work Location: One location

Typical start time: 9AM

Typical end time: 5PM

Pay Frequency: Bi weekly or Twice monthly

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