Social Worker - Therapeutic Community

Gould Farm

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Job Description

Job Description
Gould Farm
Social Worker at Gould Farm’s Boston Area Program, Medford, MA

We are looking for a dynamic practitioner with a passion for recovery and an unwavering belief in people’s ability to heal to join our dedicated team at Gould Farm’s Boston Area Program.  As part of Gould Farm’s full continuum of services, we support adult guests (our descriptor for residents) with mental health challenges like depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia transition from our supportive psychiatric rehabilitation community made up of residents, staff and their families, located on a working farm in the Berkshire woods, to begin to rebuild and regain their lives at our Fellside House in Medford. 

Gould Farm’s transitional residential program at Fellside in Medford serves as a launchpad for guests as we assist them in setting up their next chapter post-Farm, including attaining meaningful work, clinical services, and recreational and wellness-centered activities. As part of a tiered support approach, Fellside’s Extended Community program provides ongoing clinical case management to guests throughout their transition. 
Supervised by the Clinical/Program Director, and working as part of a collaborative team, the Social Worker will work with individuals and groups providing a continuum of vocational/educational coaching, and clinical case management support to facilitate smooth transitions for guests from the Farm to Fellside, and from Fellside to independent living. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working independently as well as part of a collaborative team to conduct assessments, explore vocational, educational, and wellness-oriented opportunities and resources, person-centered goal setting, (including the development of an individualized structured plan for meaningful work), individual and group skills counseling, and discharge planning.
  • Cultivating relationships with area resources to connect guests to local opportunities. 
  • Working closely with family partners and community providers/collaborators to ensure all applicable voices are included in a network of care to promote guest well-being.
  • On-call rotation is a required part of the schedule. 

As a Fellside staff member, this role includes living out the values and spirit of Gould Farm through encompassing a strengths-based perspective towards recovery and actively participating in the ongoing nurturing of a Gould Farm Fellside-based community in the Boston area.

Gould Farm is an equal opportunity employer; the organization offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, marital status, parental status, physical or mental ability, mental health, age, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, genetics, political beliefs, and any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal, or local laws. Candidates who can contribute to Gould Farm's commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Range starts at $55,000 with a great benefits package including medical/dental insurance (employer pays 85% of premiums and up to 100% of deductible), life insurance, generous Paid Time Off (PTO includes 5 weeks of vacation and holidays the first two years and 6 weeks thereafter), generous sick time accrual, 401K.

Master’s Degree in counseling or social work, license eligible, 2-3 years’ experience working in behavioral health with major mental health challenges is preferred.  Knowledge and experience in the work of psychiatric rehabilitation, networking and recovery required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at: