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July 2011

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FT Social Worker (YouthConnect)

Hiring Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston - YouthConnect
Location: Jamiaca Plain, MA

Job Description

YouthConnect is a program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston in partnership with the Boston Police Department. YouthConnect is designed to address the unique needs of at-risk and high risk urban youth who are referred to the program by Boston police officers. Social workers assist in improving the youth's overall behaviors and performance in school, home and community. Using YouthConnect's three-tier service model, social workers develop and provide appropriate intervention and treatment strategies including: referrals to community based agencies, clinical case management, individual and family therapy, parental guidance and advocacy.

We are currently seeking a full-time District-based (Jamaica Plain) Social Worker.

  • Introductory phone calls to youth and families.
  • Home visits, intakes and assessments, referrals, advocacy, clinical case management, crisis intervention and linkage to community based services.
  • Individual and family counseling.
  • Convene and lead case conferences for clients with families and providers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community-based service providers and other public/private providers such as the Department of Children and Family, Department of Youth Services, churches, schools, courts, etc.
  • Attend community based meetings pertinent to needs/issues of youth in community.
  • Maintain accurate and timely case records via an electronic database.
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision, group supervision and staff meetings.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • MSW required.
  • LCSW minimum.
  • 1-3 years work experience with high risk urban youth and their families.
  • Spanish speaking highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as being highly self-directed.
  • Excellent written, verbal & organizational skills.
  • Sense of humor and flexibility needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across cultures, ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic groups.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resumes to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Attn: Human Resources
50 Congress Street, Suite 730
Boston, MA 02109
Email: resumes@bgcb.org
Fax: 617-994-4734


Executive Director, Education & Training

Hiring Company: YMCA of Greater Boston
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

This position is the key leadership position for the ‘Education and Training' branch program at the YMCA of Greater Boston. The scope of this workforce development program is $2.2 million across three locations with a staff of 32 team members. This executive will drive all program and financial development within the YMCA's adult education and workforce development arenas. This executive is responsible for all branch decision making and administering the business operations, facility management, human resources and program/membership services of the Branch in accordance with the policies, by-laws and constitution of the YMCA of Greater Boston. This position reports to and is accountable to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

  1. Provide vision and leadership to the workforce development and adult education team.
  2. Significant Fundraising and Development for all programs in two areas:
    a. In the greater Boston business community
    b. In the legislative component of state and federal workforce development funding
  3. Engage and develop community and corporate partners in order to build relationships, understand partner organization's goals and interests, and lead in the achievement of those goals.
  4. Interpret and implement the goals, objectives and mission of the Association and Branch through impactful programs
  5. Coordinate comprehensive marketing and retention plans for programs.
  6. Employ and supervise all exempt, full-time and part-time staff of the Branch.
  7. Provide training opportunities on all staff levels for the enhancement of professional skills and career development.
  8. Serve as staff officer on the Board and all Board Committees.
  9. Work with Board Chair to maintain Board participation within the established Branch and Association By-Laws and Constitution.
  10. Direct and achieve the Branch annual sustaining campaign to support programs and activities including special events, corporate and foundation grant writing with support for the corporate development office.
  11. Maintain a system of financial controls including cash, check payments, donations, accounts receivables and purchase orders.
  12. Attend and actively participate in YMCA meetings, special events and fund raisers.
  13. Provide leadership and service to the YMCA professional movement consistent with the abilities and needs of the Association.

Requirements/Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors Degree from a four year accredited college
  • Master's Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Significant Leadership in adult education and/or workforce development
  • Y-USA Organizational Leader Certification with a minimum of five years professional YMCA experience and fifteen years of professional workforce development experience
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES/KNOW HOW:
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the nature of the YMCA movement, function of the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff in the accomplishments of the YMCA goals, objectives and mission in the community.
  • Possess a concern for detail and accuracy and have the ability to delegate responsibility.
  • Must be highly motivated and possess a positive attitude towards the YMCA, character development and our mission.

Contact Information

Please send resumes, cover letter and salary history to pmantell@ymcaboston.org or to:
YMCA of Greater Boston
Human Resources — MGO
316 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Equal Opportunity Employer - Drug Free Workplace

Salary Information: Salary Range is commensurate with experience: $80,000 - $110,000


PT Social Worker (Sherrill House)

Hiring Company: Sherrill House, Inc

Job Description

Seeking 20 — 24 hour per week part time social worker for 49 bed long term care unit at Sherrill House, Inc. Sherrill House is a 196 bed non-profit skilled nursing facility and rehab. Long term care experience strongly preferred. Reports to Director of Social Work. Days/hours negotiable.

Contact Information

Email resume or contact Stephanie Recchia, LICSW at srecchia@sherrillhouse.org.


Social Worker (Half time)

Hiring Company: The Children and Family Law (CAFL) Program of the Committee for Public Counsel Services
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Children and Family Law (CAFL) Program of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking a social worker to work with attorneys representing children and indigent parents in care and protection, child in need of services, and termination of parental rights cases in our Hampshire and Franklin County office. The social worker in the Children and Family Law office is an integral member of the legal team. Led by the attorney, the team zealously represents and advocates for clients. The social worker works with the attorney and other team members to prepare a client's case and to get the best possible outcome for the client. Social workers interview clients, visit them in their homes, perform needs assessments, develop plans for services, refer clients to service providers, make direct connections between clients and programs, develop linkages with local government agencies and service providers, help attorneys prepare for litigation, and advocate for clients in a client-directed practice. Social work intervention occurs at all stages of the court process.

Requirements/Qualifications

Candidates must have knowledge of and training in child development, have experience working with children and families, preferably in an outreach capacity, and be committed to serving a culturally diverse, low-income population. The positions require travel; access to an automobile is necessary. An MSW degree and a Massachusetts LCSW license are strongly preferred.

In addition, an ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience related to and knowledge of clinical issues regarding child placement and adoption, substance abuse, domestic violence, and related fields
  • Experience in the field of child welfare
  • Knowledge of social, psychological, medical, economic, and legal factors that influence behavior
  • Skills and experience in interviewing clients, assessing their needs, case management, and service planning
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to track and monitor individual client cases
  • Skills and experience in interacting with persons of various social, racial, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Knowledge of public and private social services systems and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé to: Sarah Derby Director of Social Work Children and Family Law Program 44 Bromfield Street Boston, MA 0210.

Salary Information: Range $34,517.86 - $52,212.68 per year, based on full-time status.


Grants Program Coordinator

Hiring Company: The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Grants Program Coordinator, a member of the Grants Management & Program Resources (GMPR) Team, is responsible for team-wide coordination of grant programs and for the planning and implementation of the procurement process for all grants. MOVA administers ~$8.8 million in grant funds under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA); American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA-2010-2012); SAFEPLAN; and Drunk Driving Trust Fund (DDTF). This position is supervised by the Director of Grants Management & Program Resources.

Grants Program Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides mentoring and guidance to Grants Program Specialists
  • Plans and implements all aspects of grants procurement processes in accordance with state regulations
  • Works closely with Grants Program Specialists to trouble shoot and provide technical assistance to sub-recipients
  • Manages a selected portfolio of grants
  • Facilitates communication of and training around federal and state grant guidelines to team staff, sub-recipients, and other stakeholders
  • Oversees and contributes to contracting, budget negotiations and reimbursement requests, and statistical data collection and analysis for grant programs
  • Collaborates with fiscal team around effective management of sub-recipient invoices
  • Guides site visit coordination and implementation
  • Contributes to and reviews state and federal reports to funders
  • Collaborates with SAFEPLAN staff to inform overall program development and policies and procedures as they relate to grant compliance matters
  • Identifies, develops, and implements program resources for victim service providers in collaboration with other staff
  • Participates in community outreach and education and relevant victim services meetings in the community
  • Oversees quality assurance of grant files
  • Represents MOVA and GMPR at community/regional/statewide meetings
  • Supervises a Graduate level student intern where necessary and appropriate

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; Master's Degree in related field (i.e. macro social work, public administration, human services management) preferred
  • 3+ years experience in program and/or grants management
  • Experience with federal and/or state grant regulations for public and/or non-profit agencies
  • Knowledge of victim services preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to create, analyze, and manage budgets
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Ability to effectively coordinate team projects and delegate duties
  • Detail-oriented organizational skills
  • Proven ability to establish deadlines and collaboratively problem-solve with all levels of personnel
  • Commitment to diversity and furthering the agency's overall mission
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Valid MA driver's license

Contact Information

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Jennifer Grigoraitis, Chief of Staff, MOVA, One Ashburton Place —Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02108 or by e-mail to: mova@state.ma.us.

Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience; please provide a minimum salary requirement.


Grants Program Specialist

Hiring Company: The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Grants Program Specialist is a member of the Grants Management & Program Resources (GMPR) Team and contributes to grants management responsibilities for state and federal funding sources that support direct intervention services for victims of crime. This position generally works most directly with domestic violence and sexual assault services under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and SAFEPLAN grant programs. This position is supervised by the Director of Grants Management & Program Resources.

Grants Program Specialist Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists Grants Program Coordinator with the overall management of the VOCA and SAFEPLAN (SP) grants
  • Informs sub-recipients of applicable program and fiscal guidelines and monitors compliance
  • Reviews budgets, budget amendment requests, and reimbursement invoices for approval
  • Oversees sub-recipient budget management of the statewide SAFEPLAN program
  • Compiles the fiscal reports for SAFEPLAN and contributes to other funder reporting requirements
  • Works collaboratively with SAFEPLAN staff regarding program development and implementation as it relates to available funding
  • Conducts programmatic site visits at funded agencies across the Commonwealth and manages necessary follow up in consultation with Grants Program Coordinator
  • Assists with statistical collection, data entry, and analysis
  • Provides broad range of technical assistance to sub-recipients, including presentations at guidelines trainings
  • Participates in all aspects of the grants procurement process for multiple funding streams
  • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with sub-recipients
  • Works collaboratively with team members to assure efficiency and accuracy of work products
  • Contributes to the identification, development, and implementation of program resources for victim service providers
  • Participates in community outreach, education, and relevant victim services meetings in the community
  • Maintains accurate record keeping and filing
  • Represents MOVA and GMPR at community/regional/statewide meetings

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; Master's Degree in related field (i.e. macro social work, public administration, human services management, criminal justice) preferred
  • Experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence services, grants management, and/or program development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to create, analyze, and manage budgets
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and overall organizational skills
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines and effectively problem-solve
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Commitment to diversity and furthering the agency's overall mission
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Valid MA driver's license

Contact Information

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Jennifer Grigoraitis, Chief of Staff, MOVA, One Ashburton Place —Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02108 or by e-mail to: mova@state.ma.us.

Salary Information: .Salary is commensurate with experience; please provide a minimum salary requirement


Mental Health Clinician

Job Description

Works with: Clients living with HIV/AIDS, agency staff, family members and outside service providers.

Job Objective: To provide mental health and/or substance use counseling and therapy, case coordination, crisis intervention and mental health referrals for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Duties:

  1. Provide office, home-based, community and drop in based mental health services to up to 50 clients living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS who are in need of, but not connected to mental health services. Conduct bio-psycho-social assessments to inform client diagnoses and client centered treatment plan;
  2. Provide clients with easily accessible and low-threshold services that operate within the harm reduction framework. This includes assisting clients with accessing mental health services on a walk-in, triage, and as-needed basis;
  3. Employ a wide range of client centered and strengths-based techniques including harm reduction psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed therapy to treat mental health and substance use issues concurrently (when applicable);
  4. Work as part of an integrated team of client advocates, peer support advocates and psychiatrist (and other essential staff as needed) to ensure that clients are connected to supports and services that will assist clients in optimizing health outcomes and move towards self sufficiency;
  5. Provide clinical support and outreach within AAC's drop-in centers to form therapeutic relationships and trust with clients who use services within these venues;
  6. Work with and support clients in employing a range a of risk reduction and behavior change strategies;
  7. Maintain close collaboration and communication with external medical and mental health providers, including all psychopharmacology prescribers, to help facilitate clients' connection to and engagement in medical care;
  8. Develop and maintain collaboration with a wide-range of mental health and substance use resources and treatment options within the Greater Boston area to refer and link clients to third party reimbursable and traditional treatment, as applicable. Provide linkage to culturally competent resources and treatment for those who are experiencing homelessness, active substance users, recent immigrants, people of color and/or people who identify as part of the GLBT community;
  9. Facilitate or co-facilitate psycho-educational groups on relevant topics, including mental health, substance use, adherence to medication and care, and health promotion;
  10. Participate as part of the Crisis Response Team and provide client crisis intervention support and services;
  11. Provide supervision to mental health interns, as needed;
  12. Attend department and agency meeting and trainings as required.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Licensed mental health professional (LICSW or LMHC) or pending eligibility;
  • Bilingual in Haitian Creole/English or Spanish/English strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with adult clients who have mental health and/or addiction issues and knowledge of and commitment to using a harm reduction, motivational interviewing, strengths-based and client centered treatment modalities;
  • Comfort and experience in providing treatment in nontraditional settings such as clients' homes, drop in centers and other community settings;
  • Experience with risk reduction, behavior change and HIV/HCV/STI prevention strategies;
  • Experience with group facilitation and training;
  • Expertise in working with men who have sex with men and/or women of color;
  • Experience working with the following populations: GLBT, immigrants, people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and/or medical issues, substance use, homelessness, mental illness, poverty and trauma;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in social justice issues;
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of interdisciplinary team.
  • Contact Information

    E-mail Lena Asmar or Deedee Schiano.


Social Worker (Room to Grow)

Hiring Company: Room to Grow
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Room to Grow's program is growing its capacity to serve 350 babies and their families. Room to Grow seeks a full-time Social Worker to carry a caseload of approximately 150 families, with each family visiting every three months for the first three years of their babies' lives. Each of these appointments last approximately two hours, in which the parents receive one-on-one, customized parenting support.

Responsibilities:

1. Conduct one-on-one client visits:

- Provide clients with parenting information including what to expect at each stage of their child's development
- Support parents in developing strategies to recognize and respond to their child's needs, and help with their particular parenting concerns
- Provide referrals and information on other community services
- Facilitate selection of age-appropriate material items

2. Develop and manage relationships with prenatal program partners and other community partners:

- Work with prenatal program staff to identify appropriate referrals to the program
- Maintain dialogue regarding client needs
- Identify resources for clients and develop relationships with service organizations to aid in connecting families to needed community supports

3. Manage the administration of the client program:

- Schedule and maintain client appointments
- Maintain up to date client records

Requirements/Qualifications

Master's of Social Work or related degree and a minimum of five years direct clinical experience, including parenting and/or infant mental health work; knowledge and exposure to early childhood development; LCSW preferred; strong organizational skills; bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Contact Information

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume or fax to 617.859.4503. No phone inquiries please.


Program Director, Family Resource Center

Hiring Company: JPC: Tree of Life/ Arbol de Vida
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description

JPC: Tree of Life/ Arbol de Vida seeks a full time program director for a new Family Resource Center, which is being funded by Department of Children and Families. The program director will be employed by Community Caring, the fiscal and administrative partner of Tree of Life.

The Program Director will work collaboratively with families as well as public, private, and community agencies to assess needs and connect families to coordinated services.

Requirements/Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree Preferred. Equivalent relevant experience in areas such as human services, program management, community organization, and outreach to underserved populations may be substituted for the degree requirement.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups required. Knowledge of community resources for families in JP and Roxbury required. Driver's license and car required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Excellent Computer skills (MS Office) preferred. Program start- up experience is a plus. Community and family engagement success preferred

Contact Information

See full job description posted on Idealist.org.
To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to Search Committee by July 22, 2011.


Prevention Specialist

Hiring Company: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Office of Wellness Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology provides current, objective health and wellness information to promote healthy decision making among Wentworth students. The office offers prevention education and outreach programs around alcohol and other drug use. Wellness staff also provide group and individual education on a variety of health and wellness topics including alcohol, drugs, sexual health, nutrition, sleep and stress management among others. The Office of Wellness Education works cooperatively with the Counseling Center, Office of Housing and Residential Life and Health Services to meet the ongoing health and wellness needs of the Wentworth community. The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for facilitating a multi-session marijuana education program with students sanctioned for violating the campus drug policy. Following a harm reduction approach, this model aims to motivate students to reduce marijuana use in order to decrease the harmful effects and negative consequences associated with their use.

  • Schedule and meet with students in small group and individual sessions.
  • Communicate with hearing officers regarding students sanctioned to the marijuana education program.
  • Administer assessments and review feedback with students.
  • Track and document student progress.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate on and off campus resources as needed.
  • Develop and implement assessments to evaluate program effectiveness

Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in health education, public health, psychology, counseling, social work, or related field. Master Degree preferred. Substantial experience, training or licensure (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)) in alcohol and drug education is highly desirable. The candidate should have a minimum of 1-3 years working in the area of alcohol and drug prevention and health promotion, preferably in a higher education environment.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should e-mail resume and cover letter to Beth Farrow, Coordinator of Wellness Education.

Salary Information: $35/hr; 4-8 hours per week (September - May)


PT Social Worker (CAPE)

Hiring Company: Children's Hospital
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Critical Care, Anesthesia, Perioperative Extension and Home Ventilation Program

Part time (20 hrs/wk) position for a social working in the CAPE and Home Ventilation Program. Opportunity to provide a range of psychosocial services to infants, children, young adults and families, managing chronic respiratory failure and related complex, special health care needs in the community setting. Opportunity to collaborate with the supervising physician and multidisciplinary team to assess the social and community resources, mental health, and health-related status of individuals and families by performing a combination of home visits, phone triage, clinic visits, inpatient consultation, and case management. Additional opportunities include participation with outcomes research to assess program effects and impact of chronic, critical illness on children and families. Preferred experience with care for children and families with special health care needs.

Requirements/Qualifications

Required MSW and appropriate MA licensure.

Contact Information

Robert J. Graham, M.D.
Associate in Division of Critical Care,
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Phone: 617 355-7327


PT Social Worker (PACE)

Hiring Company: PACE Organization of Rhode Island
Location: Providence, RI

Job Description

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is seeking a part time social worker. This is a job share position in a dynamic health care setting serving frail elders. Primary responsibilities include:

  • completing assessments;
  • assisting in the development of care plans;
  • case management;
  • working collaboratively with the team;
  • and conducting home visits and community liaison activity.

Requirements/Qualifications

Must possess a Master's Degree from an accredited graduate school of social work and have one year experience working with elderly. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking skills preferred.

Contact Information

Send resume to:
Jennifer Jaswell
PACE Organization of Rhode Island
225 Chapman Street
Providence, RI 02905
Fax: 401.490.7614
E-mail: jjaswell@pace-ri.org

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