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1/3 Mass. Social Workers, Not Certified Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 02:27 AM

 Many Massachusetts residents take pride in voting for Democrat Party elected officials. Well, they are learning the hard way that you get what you vote for. Over one-third of the State's social workers, who are responsible for protecting the safety of children, do not meet the minimum requirements to do their jobs.

The Boston Herald reports that, "More than one-third of social workers at the Department of Children and Families are not licensed to practice in their field, failing to meet basic state standards for experience, training and education, the embattled agency admitted last night.

Many social workers in Massachusetts without any of their professional records on file.

According to the Boston Herald, "More than 800 DCF social workers — or 34 percent — don’t have a state license in social work, according to the agency. Only social workers who work for the commonwealth or local government are exempt from having licenses, according to state regulations. Those who are licensed by the state are required at a minimum to hold a social work degree or log thousands of hours with a qualified supervisor, and pass a state exam."

Nevertheless, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts pledged to give social workers a bonus of $32.6 million for their budget.

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