Social Worker (Early Head Start/Head Start)

Classification:    Exempt (35 hours per week)

Essential Functions:

  1. Conduct home visits with families with children under the age of 5, pregnant women, and teen parents to provide assessment, case management, and crisis intervention.
  2. Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and respond to behavioral crises quickly and safely in a therapeutic manner.
  3. Coordinate meetings and service plan reviews with involved service providers.
  4. Demonstrate a strengths-based approach and an ability to work under pressure while understanding the complexities of families.
  5. Adhere to NASW Code of Ethics and agency confidentiality policy.
  6. Promote positive relationships with parents and identify family strengths and needs to inform a collaborative family goal setting process.
  7. Effectively facilitate parent support and educational groups/workshops.
  8. Maintain client records and complete all necessary documentation with established program time frames.

Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (or related field) with Massachusetts Social Work license (LSWA, LSW, LCSW, or LICSW), or license eligibility.
  • At least one year of experience working with children under the age of 5 and their families
  • At least one year of experience in providing parent education, case management and/or family services to families living in poverty.
  • Ability to efficiently travel to home visits and to off-site meetings.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate parent availability.
  • Must possess knowledge of infant/child development.

Send resumes to Heather Perry, Social Services Manager at