Clinical Director

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Framingham, MA3.9

Full-time$68,000 - $92,000 a year
The Middlesex West Area Office of the Department of Developmental Services is seeking a LICSW, Social Worker for the position of Clinical Director in the Framingham Area Office. The area office covers Framingham and 12 surrounding towns; serving over 1,400 adults and children with developmental disabilities and those eligible under the Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are over 30 different providers contracted with the Middlesex West Area Office.

The Clinical Director will oversee all facets of Risk at the Area Level. The Clinical Director will be responsible for the following tasks: the RISK management process, expanded case conferences, the DPPC process, Complaint Resolution Management, Service Coordinator Site visits, Family Citizen Monitoring visits, Trigger reports and oversee HCSIS Incident management systems. Lastly, the Clinical Director will oversee the guardianship process and clinical contracts at the Area Level.

The Clinical Director will facilitate and mediate multi-disciplinary meetings comprised of various invested stake holders which may include: families, agencies, hospitals, forensic teams, Service Coordinators, and other involved parties. The Clinical Director will be the liaison for community support agencies involved in crisis management. They will consult with clinicians and Service Coordinators regarding behavior plans and Positive Behavioral Supports.

The Clinical Director will supervise the Administrative support team in developing and supporting area systems that track the necessary data required for the effective running of the Area Office. They will assist in supervising office personnel who are on track to receive their LICSW.

The Clinical Director is a part of the Senior Staff at the Area Office; as a result, they are part of the MASSCAP team and are responsible for clinical assessments as they relate to risk and placement planning. They are the Intake and Eligibility Liaison and the OQE Survey and Certification process liaison

Schedule: 1st shift

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Interested applicants should be flexible in schedule as there may be occasional nights and weekend meetings with individuals, guardians, families and other agencies. Driving will be part of this assignment.

Pre-Hire Process:
A criminal background check (CORI) will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Human Resources at 781-788-5211.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

At least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a clinical social worker after earning a Master's degree in social work. Based on assignment to second-level supervisory positions, at least one year of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

  • A Doctorate in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human services may be substituted for the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.
  • No substitution will be permitted for the required supervisory experience. One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
A Master's or higher degree in social work is required.

  • Licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work is required.
  • Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Clinical Social Worker (D)
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Framingham-300 Howard Street
Job: Community and Social Services
Agency: Department of Developmental Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Jan 9, 2019, 2:59:31 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 67,677.74 - 92,034.54 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tracy Brown - 617-624-7734
Bargaining Unit: 08-SEIU - Local 509 - Social/Rehabilitation
Confidential: No