Forensic Social Worker (LICSW)- Hybrid
at Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/29/2024

Job Description

Are you a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker experienced working with mental illness and substance abuse?

The Forensic Social Worker’s primarily role is to perform court ordered evaluations with mentally ill or substance using individuals in criminal and civil matters per MGL 123 – specifically, §35, §12a, and §15e evaluations. This position is hybrid, with potential to work remote 2 or 3 days a week.

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Adult Court Clinic with the following:

  • Provides evaluations to District and Superior Court - Performs court-ordered evaluations in criminal and civil matters per MGL Chapter 123 within the guidelines established by DFMH.
  • Consults with judges, attorneys, probation officers, and community mental health and substance abuse treatment providers regarding mental health and substance abuse issues, and the disposition of mentally ill and substance abusing defendants and respondents.
  • Completes reports in a timely manner to meet the court’s needs.
  • Provides testimony to the courts.
  • Communicates with jail mental health staff as needed regarding defendants’ mental health and substance abuse concerns.
  • Coordinates with crisis services when acute care is needed.
  • Coordinates with community providers regarding referrals for services for forensic clients, as needed.
  • Strives to provide high quality community-based care to all individuals.
  • Documents for services in a manner that is compliant with all applicable rules/regulations.
  • Arranges for placement of committed individuals.

Who are we?

BHN’s Adult Court Clinic program consists of a multi-disciplinary professional team. They are approachable, collaborative, cohesive, down to earth, knowledgeable, and supportive colleagues. Team members are highly motivated, independent, and demonstrate exceptional organizational and clinical skills. They are well-respected in the courts in which they serve.

What are we looking for in a Forensic Court Social Worker?

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work required.
  • Independent licensure required.
  • Must meet eligibility for Qualified Social Worker credential: work experience with mental illness and substance abuse
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $84,000 per year based on number of years of experience and other factors.

How do I apply to be a Forensic Court Social Worker?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click “Apply for Job” from Kronos/WFD or visit our website at and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Your Career Starts Here!

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) is a growing non-profit community behavioral health service agency that has been providing services to children, adult, families, and communities in Western Mass since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral healthcare. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in multiple settings within our communities.

Join the BHN team and enjoy excellent benefits!

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 529 Education IRA Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Auto/Home Insurance Discounts
  • Legal Benefit
  • Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Time off benefits

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