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Social Services Advocate Supervisor - Northeast Region

The Public Defender Division of CPCS is seeking applicants for the position of Social Services Advocate (SSA) Supervisor for the state’s Northeast Region, covering Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex Counties.  This includes the offices in Boston, Roxbury, Malden, Framingham, Salem, Lawrence, and Lowell.  Under the direction of the Public Defender Division Director of Social Services Advocates, the SSA Supervisor will assist in the hiring, supervision, and training of staff Social Service Advocates in their region, as well as collaborating with and contributing to the work of the SSA Director and CPCS management.  The SSA Supervisor will also have their own reduced client caseload, and will work alongside attorneys in the region’s offices as part of the defense team. In this capacity, the SSA Supervisor can assist on cases through written or direct advocacy to support a positive legal and life outcome. This work includes bio-psychosocial interviewing and assessment, social history investigation, forensic case management, advocacy for clients within court, carceral, mental health and social service systems, fostering family interactions and intervention, treatment and sentencing planning, report writing, testifying, and making direct connections between clients and programs.  Social services intervention occurs at all stages of the court process, from the initial arraignment through resolution and post-conviction


The SSA Supervisor’s primary base of operation will be in a CPCS office that is located within this geographic region.

Position: Social Services Advocate Supervisor - Northeast Region
Organization: Committee for Public Counsel Services
Location: Boston,  MA 
United States
Salary: 66,988.00 - 88,588.00
Posting Start Date: 10/11/2022
Date Posted: 10/12/2022



Applicants for Social Services Advocate Supervisor must have:

  • A master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field;
  • A minimum of three years of experience providing social services to clients, including clinical assessments and community referrals;
  • Must have insured, reliable and available transportation, and a valid MA driver’s license; and,
  • Access to a personal computer with home internet access sufficient to work remotely.


Social Work Licensure (LICSW) and at least one year of supervisory experience preferred.

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Status: This listing expires on: 1/10/2023
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Committee for Public Counsel Services
75 Federal St.
6th Floor
Boston,  MA 02110
United States
Carrie Burke