Public Health Community Social Worker

Are you an experienced social worker passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others? The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s (BRPC) Public Health program seeks a dedicated professional to join our team. As part of the Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your unique skills and expertise to improve health outcomes in Berkshire County, MA.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Community Social Worker will perform traditional social work activities and provide expertise and support to multiple dynamic and complex initiatives overseen by BRPC’s Public Health program. This is a full-time, off-site, flexible schedule position. Core work hours (10 am to 4 pm) must be covered every workday unless otherwise agreed. This is not a remote position, as the Community Social worker must live within easy commuting distance and be actively engaged in local activities and events in Berkshire County. Full-time staff must work a minimum of 35 hours per week, with occasional weekends and night meetings as required. This position reports to the Public Health Program Manager and the Public Health Assistant Program Manager.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Boards of Health, Councils on Aging, and community groups that have knowledge of individuals who need additional assistance.
  • Collaborate with additional organizations involved in improving the lives of community members.
  • Provide limited direct services to individuals, families, and groups in need.
  • Advocate for and connect those in need to ongoing support services and resources.
  • Conduct assessments, develop preliminary service plans, and provide crisis intervention on a short-term basis.
  • Lead community groups.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide staff support for planning and assist with a wide range of significant public health projects that may include, but are not limited to:
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Tobacco Control
    • Public Health Nursing and Inspection Services
    • Harm Reduction and Prevention, Community Health Improvement Planning, Environment and Climate Change Planning, Rural Health Equity, Emergency Preparedness

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-8 years of professional experience in social work, community organizing, community outreach, or a related field.
  • LSW or LSWA with 8 years of experience.
  • LMHC with appropriate education and experience.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and manage workflows.
  • Familiarity with community social work.
  • Interest in growing a new position.
  • A deep commitment to social justice and a passion for helping others.
  • Ability to travel throughout Berkshire County, MA all times of the year to attend meetings, events, training, and meet with residents.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • LCSW or LICSW strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Additional spoken languages (Portuguese, Creole, French)

 

SALARY RANGE

As of July 01, 2024, the starting salary range is $34.75-$40.44 per hour, depending on education and experience. Cost of living adjustments and merit raises are generally available in July each year. BRPC may not alter the posted salary range unless the position is re-posted.

 

BENEFITS

  • MA State Retirement System
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Floating Holiday)

 

EEO/SMOKE- AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

BRPC is a smoke- and drug-free workplace that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, or gender and actively seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its hiring.

 

No telephone calls. This position is available immediately and open until filled.

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