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Assistant Director/Lead Social Worker - B.R.I.D.G.E. Program

Hiring Company: Middlesex Community College
Location: Lowell, MA

Job Description

The BRIDGE Program is an alternative middle school program for Lowell Public School students in grades 7 and 8, ages 12-16, who are experiencing problems of disruption, behavior, and/or attendance in the traditional school setting. Our mission is to offer a comprehensive, positive, structured and safe school experience emphasizing standards, choice, responsibility, and human dignity. The BRIDGE Program is managed by Middlesex Community College. The Assistant Director provides overall coordination of the B.R.I.D.G.E. (Beginnings Respect Independent Diversity Guidance Education) Program at the David McHugh Alternative Middle School in Lowell, Massachusetts. The B.R.I.D.G.E. Program is an alternative middle school program for Lowell Public School students in grades 7 and 8, ages 12-16, who are experiencing problems of disruption, behavior, and/or attendance in the traditional school setting. The Assistant Director's additional responsibilities include coordination of the social service and mental health needs of the B.R.I.D.G.E. students. Serving as an integral member of the Middle School team, the Assistant Director will be a full participant in and contributor to the school's planning, development, and program implementation. The Assistant Director supervises and coordinates staff activities. The Assistant Director assumes full leadership for the school in the Director's absence.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES & REPSONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists the Director in overseeing all program activities and program development.
  • Assumes full responsibilities as lead Social Worker and oversees other staff's case management at the B.R.I.D.G.E. Program.
  • Provides ongoing case management and outreach to parents, probation representatives, Department of Social Services officials, Guardians Ad Litem, social services client trackers, and other external entities involved with B.R.I.D.G.E. students.
  • Collaborates with Director and middle school team in integrating life skills, social skills and mental health strategies within the Program's curriculum and human service components.
  • Leads and oversees the Leadership personnel involved with weekly therapeutic groups.
  • Contribute proactively, thoughtfully and productively to the Program's planning, development, and implementation.
  • Fulfill all internal and external reporting and tracking requirements as assigned.
  • Participate in various meetings on and off site, including but not limited to the weekly team case management meeting and meetings involving representatives of the Lowell Public Schools, Middlesex Community College, Lowell Juvenile Court, Middlesex County District Attorney.
  • Prepare outreach strategies for students, including home visits.
  • Participate in Open Houses and Alumni events annually.
  • In the Director's absence, assumes leadership responsibility for all Program operations.
  • Create a positive learning environment.
  • Maintain and generate accurate reports using Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.
  • Supervises 1-2 social work interns annually.
  • Assists in the supervision of all B.R.I.D.G.E. staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and practices in the field through peer association, study, and review of literature.

Position is at McHugh Alternative Middle School in Lowell, and may require occasional travel to the College campus and off-site events and meetings.

Draft letters and other communications to Court Officials, representatives of various state agencies, service providers and other external entities.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) required.
  • LCSW or LICSW required.
  • Knowledge of at-risk education and counseling strategies, including three to five years of direct service experience.
  • Experience with middle school age students.
  • Experience with diverse youth populations.
  • Commitment to the mission and philosophy of Middlesex Community College with a strong understanding and respect for the goals of college activities.
  • Management, leadership, planning, and supervisory experience and skills.
  • Ability to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and goals for the Program.
  • Ability to recognize Program and College-wide priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of the job with fairness, equity, patience, discretion, confidentiality and ability to maintain poise in crisis situations.
  • Willingness to travel to meetings at various locations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds, identities and abilities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Access; Blackboard; Banner; website updates; social media; internet and Adobe Acrobat preferred.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.
Additional Information:

SALARY: Grade 8 ($61,600 - $92,400). Starting salary within this range is dependent upon experience in a closely related position, but is expected to be low-mid $60's.

SCHEDULE: Full time, 12 months per year, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening work may be required.

STARTING DATE : August, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2014

Middlesex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College's Affirmative Action Officer and/or Section 504 Compliance Officer.

Contact Information

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

Follow the steps below.

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Salary Information: TBD


Student Success Coordinator- SSJP Team

Hiring Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Brigham and Women's Hospital's Center for Community Health and Health Equity develops, implements, manages and evaluates initiatives that address and minimize disparities in health status. The CCHHE works with a variety of community organizations, health centers, and schools to accomplish this mission. Since 2000, the CCHHE has coordinated the Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP), a year round work achievement program, which places students from eight Boston public high schools in paid internships at Brigham and Women's hospital where they are matched with mentors, acquire new science-related skills, and prepare for college. SSJP also offers summer internships to college students and college scholarships to selected graduates of SSJP. The program is dedicated to diversifying the future healthcare workforce by providing educated, competent healthcare professionals to serve in our local community and beyond. The program has grown substantially in recent years, and will serve 90 students in the 2014/2015 school year.

This position will combine social work and student counseling with program planning and coordination responsibilities. The SSJP Student Success Coordinator will report directly to the Youth Development Manager and will work closely with SSJP staff to support the well-being and psychosocial development of program participants, and will provide assistance to students who may require case management, advocacy, or support in coping with trauma. The Student Success Coordinator will also develop a comprehensive goal setting process with students, as well as assist with planning and facilitating seminars for SSJP students. The Coordinator will collaborate with program consultants who deliver academic enrichment services including tutoring, SAT preparation and College Preparation. The Coordinator will work closely with other SSJP staff, mentors, partnering school staff and with Career Specialists from the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC).

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Case Management
  • Work closely with program staff, mentors, school partners and PIC staff to identify students who  may benefit from case management, trauma or crisis intervention and to coordinate the support services  required.0
  • Provide case management to students as needed, and to assist students to determine strategies that build resiliency and develop their personal support systems.
Academic Support
  • Coordinate the delivery of student academic support services provided by program consultants including tutoring, SAT preparation and college preparation.
Student Training and Guidance
  • Develop and implement a process for goal setting sessions with SSJP participants, and other  related social support groups.0
  • Work closely with the SSJP Seminar Planning Committee to prepare and deliver select educational workshops to SSJP participants and coordinate external workshop presenters.0
  • Prepare and deliver workshops and wellness activities for SSJP summer participants.
Administrative
  • Ensure consent forms are collected, and ensure thorough case management documentation.0
  • Assist with program events and day to day program activities as needed.0
  • Participate in program planning activities, represent the program on committees and networks as assigned.

 

 

 

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters of Social Work or equivalent required.0
  • Licensure strongly preferred.0
  • Demonstrated understanding of youth development principles and practice and thorough knowledge of  community resources for young people and young adults.0
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a similar field highly desired.0
  • Extensive experience working in diverse communities.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Capacity to respond swiftly and effectively to pressing student needs while also contributing to the development of program components that build resiliency in young people.0
  • Superior communication skills and ability to collaborate with numerous stakeholders.0
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.0
  • Strong writing skills.0
  • Willingness to attend evening meetings and some weekend events as needed to fulfill the expectations of the role.0
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

 

Contact Information

To apply please visit the BWH career page.

Salary Information: TBD


Bilingual Counselor and Project Coordinator

Hiring Company: Fenway Health
Location: Fenway, Boston, MA

Job Description

Bilingual Counselor and Project Coordinator- Violence Recovery Program [Job ID #526]

Fenway Health's Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) clients who have experienced recent anti-LGBTQ bias crime, partner abuse/domestic violence, sexual assault and police misconduct. The VRP also offers outreach and training to community groups and professionals about violence issues.

Under the supervision of the Manager of The Violence Recovery Program, the Counselor/ Project Coordinator provides counseling and advocacy in English and Spanish to LGBTQ people of color affected by partner abuse and sexual violence and coordinates the TOD@S (Transforming Ourselves through Dialogue, Organizing and Services) Project, an on-going, grant-funded interagency collaboration. Members from four community partner organizations participate in the TOD@S Project, working together to improve and increase access to intervention and prevention services for LGBTQ Black and Latin@ people affected by partner abuse. The TOD@S Project includes development of innovative culturally and clinically informed services for LGBTQ people of color.

Direct service responsibilities for the Counselor/ Project Coordinator include: providing intake and assessment with new clients, including screening for partner abuse; providing individual trauma-informed counseling in English and Spanish to LGBTQ survivors of partner abuse, sexual violence and anti-LGBTQ bias crimes; recruiting and screening applicants for violence recovery support groups and facilitating groups; coordinating services for clients; advocating with clients to navigate criminal justice and legal systems, including accompanying clients to court.

Project coordination responsibilities include: organizing and facilitating monthly TOD@S meetings and sub-committee meetings; facilitating the delegation of project tasks amongst TOD@S members; maintaining regular communication with TOD@S members and agencies to disseminate project information and to ensure progress on project activities; conducting community outreach about TOD@S and the VRP; public speaking and community training regarding the needs of Black and Latin@ LGBTQ survivors of partner abuse. Additional TOD@S Project responsibilities, to be completed in collaboration with the VRP Manager, include communicating with funder regarding project activities and budget; assisting to manage the budget; overseeing completion of grant-specific reports and documentation.

Additional VRP responsibilities include participating in regular department and program meetings; preparing reports and statistics; maintaining documentation of services delivered.

Benefits: Fenway offers competitive salaries and has an excellent benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan and generous vacation, sick and holiday time.

Fenway Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Fenway Health is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in social work, counseling or other related field 
  • Fluency in English and Spanish 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to LGBTQ communities 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to partner abuse/domestic violence and violence recovery issues 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Black and Latin@ communities required
  • Counseling experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including facility with public speaking 
  • Experience in coordinating collaborations, including demonstrated consensus-building and leadership abilities strongly preferred
  • Ability to manage projects, meet deadlines and work within a team environment 
  • Ability to work harmoniously with people from a range of diverse backgrounds, cultures, identities and lived experiences

Contact Information

Note: Applications or resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
When applying for this position, please reference the job title and job ID #526
A detailed cover letter and resume may be e-mailed to employment@fenwayhealth.org; faxed to (617) 927-6251; or mailed to: Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, Attention: Human Resources

 

Salary Information: TBD


Program Coordinator- Sister to Sister

Hiring Company: Action of Boston Community Development
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Responsible for the daily operations of the program which provides prevention and risk reduction education to the target population in Boston. Conduct the selected evidence-based intervention with program participants. Supervise and train program staff at participating sites including social media and marketing activities. Manage program activities according to goals and objectives and program reporting according to funder guidelines. Organize peer-driven community events within targeted Boston neighborhoods and partner with community organizations to recruit participants. Ensure that all educational materials used are approved by the Information and Education Materials Review Committee and as required by program and funding guidelines. Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements/Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Counseling, Social Work or a related field, and one to three years of direct work experience required. Must have excellent knowledge of and be experienced in conducting individual and group education and counseling sessions on HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis, family planning, reproductive health, and community health. Experience in a variety of outreach strategies including street and venue-based outreach and social media required. Must have experience and be able to work with communities and young women of color. Excellent group facilitation skills with the ability to work with a variety of different curricula required. Must have experience in supervision of health education staff and volunteers. Flexibility in working hours and locations required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the internet required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse edu cational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Contact Information

Email: hr@bostonabdc.org (Please indicate the job title you're interested in the subject line! Attachments in Microsoft Word ONLY, please.)

 

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


LICSW/LMHC/ Psy D.

Hiring Company: Lowell Community Health Center
Location: Lowell, MA

Job Description

LICSW, LMHC or Licensed Psychologist to provide outpatient services to clients at Lowell CHC's Metta Health Center which provides integrated and holistic medical and behavioral health treatment to Lowell's SE Asian and recent refugee populations, primarily Cambodian, Lao, Vietnamese, Iraqi, Bhutanese, Burmese and Congolese.

Experience with/interest in victims of political trauma/torture and refugee/immigrant clients. Ability to work with interpreters.

Position is currently part time, 32 hours a week with ability to work some evening hours.

Requirements/Qualifications

Master's or Doctoral Degree and relevant mental health license required with at least three years post Master's experience in a mental health setting. Candidate needs to demonstrate an ability to work with non-English speaking patients through collaboration with an interpreter including ability to appreciate and work with cultural differences.

Contact Information

Please contact Bobby Tugbiyele: BobbyTu@lchealth.org

 


 


Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


Social Worker- Housing Access Collaborative (HAC) Program

Hiring Company: FamilyAid Boston
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Summary of the Position: The HAC Social Worker will work together with an employment specialist and other team members to rapidly re-house and maintain families in housing, and support them in the process of becoming economically self-sufficient. The Social Worker will carry a caseload of 15-20 families at a time, each of whom is enrolled in the program for 12-24 months. As a team member they will also do outreach to city and state agencies that serve homeless families and will work with staff of those agencies to identify, screen, and assess families eligible for the program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Meet with all referred families for initial intake to assess needs and resources, meet immediate needs, and involve other providers as appropriate for crisis stabilization. 
  • Provide weekly clinical case management services and complete a bio-psychosocial assessment at intake and ongoing reassessments as required by the program.
  • Determine level and type of financial support needed to house and sustain families while working towards economic self-sufficiency.
  • Provide clinically sound interventions to assist family with stabilization and problem solving.
  • Work as a team member with the employment specialist to develop an individual housing and stabilization plan (IHSP) that addresses immediate barriers to housing, potential for income generation, and other service areas to best meet family's needs. 
  • Conduct home visits to support and assist families in implementing their stabilization plan (IHSP). 
  • Conduct family and provider meetings as needed.
  • Provide advocacy for basic needs and other mainstream benefits including food, medical care, etc.
  • Work with families around budgeting and financial management and refer to community programs as appropriate.
  • Assist family with all aspects of managing tenancy, including collaboration with landlords. Provide advocacy, consumer education, and crisis management when necessary to prevent housing disruption.
  • Help family establish residential stability and strengthen connections to the neighborhood, schools, medical providers, employment services, and other resources as needed. 
  • Accompany family to housing interviews and appointments. 
  • Connect with area landlords, housing authorities, and management companies to develop housing resources for families.
  • Monitor client progress and complete regular written documentation, reporting and data entry.
  • Participate in all staff, team and clinical meetings.
  • Participate in supervision and professional development.
  • Implement the program's outreach strategy to include creating alerts, announcements, and information about the program throughout the homeless provider and prevention networks regarding eligibility and openings.
  • Assist in the development of clinical groups and lead or co-lead these groups as needed
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.
Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours. Ability to work three weekdays from 10:30AM-7:00 PM.
Some weekend availability may be required.

Supervision: Reports to HAC Program Manager

Requirements/Qualifications

  • LCSW with 1 or more years of experience. Bilingual Haitian Creole or Spanish is a plus.
  • Strong Clinical and case management background preferred.
  • Experience working with homeless families. 
  • Ability to work with families/individuals from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds in a culturally sensitive, team oriented, and strength based approach.

Contact Information

FamilyAid Boston is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

If you are interested, please email or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

FamilyAid Boston

727 Atlantic Ave

Boston, MA 02111

Email: hr@familyaidboston.org

Salary Information: TBD


Behavioral Health Manager

Hiring Company: Wood River Health Services, Inc.
Location: Hope Valley, RI

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

As the Behavioral Health Manager you will be responsible for behavioral health services at WRHS. The BH Manager will develop, manage and provide integrated and coordinated behavioral health services for our patients in accordance with the policies, procedures and philosophies of Wood River Health Services. The BH Manager is a key member of WRHS's management team and plays a major role in supporting the mission of the health center within the community by acting as a liaison to the wider professional behavioral health community. The BH Manager will collaborate with government, private sector, community, and health center constituencies to develop, implement, and maintain the delivery of high quality behavioral health care. This is a combination administrative and clinical position with the BH Manager developing and managing services as well as actually providing behavioral health services to our patients.

 

 

Requirements/Qualifications

1. Master's Degree in human services (psychology, counseling, social work, marriage/family, etc.) required.
2. Rhode Island independent practitioner licensure status within relevant behavioral health field required.
3. Three years clinical and supervisory experience required
4. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish or Portuguese preferred.
5. Cultural sensitivity necessary to work with a diverse patient and staff population.

Contact Information

We offer a generous benefit package that includes 4 weeks annual Paid Time Off, access to health/dental insurance, a 403b Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan, AFLAC, and a $50,000 Life Insurance policy. If you are interested in becoming part of our professional team, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@wrhsri.org Please put position you are applying for in the subject line.

We are conveniently located less than a mile off Route 95, with only a 5 minute drive to Connecticut, 30 minute drive to Providence and 45 minutes to Massachusetts. We offer numerous services to our close knit community.

Wood River Health Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in our employment practices based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or veterans' status. We are actively seeking a diverse array of candidates.

Salary Information: TBD


More Than Words Commonwealth Corps Volunteer Coordinator

Hiring Company: More Than Words
Location: Waltham & Boston, MA

Job Description

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism.

Commonwealth Corps members with More Than Words will serve 10.5 months in a full-time capacity. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.

MTW seeks 2 full-time Commonwealth Corps Members to partner with MTW staff to create an engaged community of volunteers that increases support for the organization and awareness of its mission. Each Commonwealth Corps Volunteer Coordinator will be a high-energy, organized leader who will help manage outreach, orientation and training of new volunteers; collaborate with MTW youth to create meaningful volunteer experiences and events; and build strong systems for a sustainable volunteer program for the future. One member will serve mainly in our Waltham site; the other member will serve mainly in our Boston site.

More Than Words (MTW) is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth, ages 16-21, who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW offers job training opportunities and transition support services to equip youth with first-hand experience in working as a team to operate retail and online book businesses and cafe and to develop the tools to enable them to make progress around education, employment and life goals. The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectations, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth to gain marketable skills critical for success in school, work and life. (see www.mtwyouth.org for more about More Than Words)

Responsibilities:

Essential

  •  Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 27, 2015.
  • Attend all required Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA and More Than Words, including a new member orientation on August 14 & 15, 2014.
  • Participate in a minimum of 1 hour of MSA-related activities each week (in person or virtually).
  • Partner with More Than Words youth and staff to lead group volunteer events: Develop creative and unique on-site group volunteer opportunities that engage youth and volunteers in their business (for example a book sorting and shelving project with a university group).
  • Develop creative and unique on-site group volunteer opportunities that engage youth and volunteers in their personal YOU job (for example a speed interviewing and networking day with a local corporate partner).
  • Develop creative and unique off-site volunteer opportunities including book drives. 
  • Manage the scheduling and planning of all group volunteer events and cultivate new partners (schools, faith-based groups, corporations). 
  • Manage all post-event activities including, entering volunteer contact information into our database, and leading follow-up engagement/appreciation efforts.

Partner with MTW youth and staff to build systems to engage individual volunteers:
  • Manage the recruitment and application process for all individual volunteers including responding to initial inquiries, helping to match potential volunteers with opportunities of best fit and managing volunteer files.
  • Serve as lead contact for partnerships with local universities, coordinating outreach for education coach volunteers and individuals looking to engage in mock interviewing or presenting workshops.
  • Develop unique ‘skill-based' volunteer opportunities for professionals who want to lend their expertise (for example present a professional development topic to youth and/or staff in their field of expertise).
  • Manage and oversee training and orientation processes for new volunteers.
  • Engage youth in the process of recruiting and training volunteers and lead a youth committee to spearhead these efforts. 
  • Create a community to increase volunteer engagement through meetings and regular appreciation efforts.
  • Support the creation of a quarterly volunteer e-Newsletter to include highlights about events and volunteers.
  • Manage systems for entering volunteer contact information and hours served into our database.
  • Represent MTW at events and volunteer fairs with youth, as needed.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

Required

  • Massachusetts residency and legal authorization to work in the United States
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Experience with or interest in volunteerism and community engagement
  • Ability to balance service commitment with other family/work/school/community commitments in a sustainable way
Preferred
  • The ideal Member candidates will have the ability to work independently and as a team. Prior experience working with teens, particularly those in foster care and/or facing compounding risk factors is preferred.
  • An ideal candidate must also have excellent writing and communication skills.
Member Benefits:

• Stipend of $434.78 every other week while in service, up to $10,000 , minus taxes and withholdings;
• Health insurance (individual coverage only);
• Completion award of up to $2,000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
• Training and other professional development opportunities;
• Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
• Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
• The opportunity for at least 10 days of planned absences (may include holidays); and
• Opportunity to join with others with a common sense of purpose as part of the Commonwealth Corps.
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual's eligibility for certain public benefits.


Term of Service:
  • Position Start Date: August 14, 2014• Position End Date: June 27, 2015
  • Service commitment will average 38-40 hours per week during the following days/times: Tuesday — Saturday [Tues. & Thur. 12:00 pm — 8:00 pm; Mon., Wed. & Fri. 10:00 am — 6:00 pm] These hours reflect a typical schedule and slight changes may occur. Evening and weekend service hours required.

 

Contact Information

Application Instructions:

  • To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: volunteermember@MTWyouth.org at the attention of Betsy Sylvia, Director of Administration.
Accepted members will be required to undergo a criminal offender and sexual offender background check.

More Than Words will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. More Than Words welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

Salary Information: Stipend of $434.78 every other week while in service, up to $10,000, minus taxes and withholdings


Temporary Part-Time Enrollment and Matching Specialist School-Based Mentoring Program

Hiring Company: Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Do you believe in the power of transformative relationships for girls? Are you ready to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time? If you answered yes, and the idea of being part of a collaborative, performance-driven, focused team excites you then join us! At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston we have been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women since 1951. We are the largest mentoring organization in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls.

Big Sister Association is seeking a dynamic individual to join our School-Based Mentoring team. The School-Based Mentoring program is a one-to-one mentoring program which matches elementary school girls with adult women mentors. As a Big Sister staff member you will contribute to a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.

Overview:

The School-Based Mentoring Temporary Part-Time Enrollment and Match Support Specialist provides a range of clinical and administrative tasks to help the department reach its service delivery goals. Direct service responsibilities involve assessment and enrollment of Potential Big Sisters.

Responsibilities:

Enrollment and Matching:

  • Conduct in-office potential mentor assessments according to agency standards and meet monthly goals
  • Utilize school-based mentoring orientation and training materials to prepare potential mentors
  • Maintain all administrative aspects of the enrollment process, including completion of all forms, assessments and outcome evaluations in a timely and accurate manner
  • Communicate effectively with School-Based Mentoring staff to share pertinent information and escalate issues as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in social services, human services or related fields
  • 1-2 years of experience in social services or related fields
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with multicultural populations
  • Knowledge of child development theory
  • Knowledge of positive youth development principles
  • Passion for and commitment to gender-specific mission
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills in multicultural environments
  • Skilled at providing customized guidance, direction, coaching and customer service via phone, e-mail and in person
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills focused on customer service, child safety and goodness of fit for enduring match relationships
  • Highly organized, flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • This position is part-time and will require 20 hours per week

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with school systems
  • Mentoring experience and knowledge of best practices
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with girls and women

Reports to: Manager of School-Based Mentoring

Contact Information

Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@bigsister.org

Salary Information: TBD


Forensic Social Worker/Professional Counselor

Hiring Company: Office of Rehabilitation and Development/Public Defender Service
Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

The DC Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a federally-funded, independent organization dedicated to protecting the legal rights of indigent people accused of crimes or facing a loss of liberty. There are approximately 220 employees, most of whom are located at the main office at 633 Indiana Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., and include attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrative, and technical staff work with the legal staff to advance the PDS mission. All staff are considered federal employees for the purpose of employee benefits (e.g. health and life insurance, federal retirement, Thrift Savings). Transferring employees will receive recognition of creditable federal service for leave accrual and retirement purposes. Employment at the Public Defender Service is at will and does not constitute federal employment.

This position is located in the Office of Rehabilitation and Development and provides services to adult clients arrested for violations in the District of Columbia. Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Division, candidate will evaluate clients, devise, recommend, and implement individualized service/treatment options in the least restrictive settings. Candidate will perform the following duties: Work in concert with legal counsel on behalf of agency clients and appointed counsel clients through the Criminal Justice Act (CJA); interview client, family, and other collateral contacts to establish extensive psychosocial evaluations; visit clients at their residence, place of employment, jail, shelters, residential or community-based programs, and other similar locations; develop advocacy-based dispositional plans and strategies geared to specific and individual needs of the client; utilize research to support findings; evaluate and recommend treatment options; identify and refer for substance abuse treatment, medical and mental health services, housing, employment, et al; work with local social service agencies to identify programs and resources for clients and their families; keep abreast of research; and develop cooperative relationships with service organizations and legal agencies to assist clients with matters related to rehabilitation.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as candidate will prepare frequent and extensive court/parole commission reports and provide testimony in court and at parole hearings. Travel is required in and around the DC area. Personal transportation required.

Requirements/Qualifications

Masters Degree in social work, professional counseling, or related degree and a minimum of one year of post-graduate professional or advanced experience as social worker/case manager or other comparable experience. Fluent Spanish speaker and writer strongly preferred.

Candidate must have no convictions as defined in DC Code Section 14.305 (b)(1) (Impeachment by evidence of conviction of crime).

Contact Information

Applicants may submit employment material via email as WORD document attachments to dbarnes@pdsdc.org, by fax transmission to (202) 824-2949, via mail delivery service (i.e. USPS, UPS, FEDEX, etc.) to the Public Defender Service, 633 Indiana Avenue, NW 2nd Defender Service, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 110, Washington, DC 20004, Attn: Donna Barnes, Office Manager, ORD Division, Announcement #PDS-2014-13. Floor, Washington, DC 20004, or hand carry to the Public Defender Service, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 110, Washington, DC 20004, Attn: Donna Barnes, Office Manager, ORD Division, Announcement #PDS-2014-13.

Your cover letter should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience working with arrested adults and understanding of the plight of persons from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Direct advocacy experience working on behalf of adult clients on rehabilitation and dispositional issues
  • Knowledge of social work concepts and concepts related to rehabilitation and alternatives to confinement
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and oral persuasion skills and ability to communicate effectively to broad spectrum of people. Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct studies and report findings and recommendations
  • Familiarity with treatment and rehabilitation resources
  • Knowledge of the court system

Closing Application Date: July 17, 2014

Salary Information: $63,091-$95,785


Academic Advisor

Hiring Company: SocialWork@Simmons
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Simmons School of Social Work (SSW) is an innovator in clinical social work education, with nationally recognized faculty members and alumni who are leaders in the field. The department is seeking a creative and energetic Academic Advisor to fill an open role in their graduate online program. The successful candidate will join a vibrant staff, delivering an online program that uses a robust set of online course delivery tools to support high-level student engagement through synchronous and asynchronous sessions. The Academic Advisor position requires extensive contact with students, a collaborative and supportive relationship with online faculty, and the ability to work with a cross-functional team of professionals.

The Academic Advisor will facilitate student success by defining and implementing proactive strategies that help students to stay on track to fulfill their educational goals. The Academic Advisor is responsible for building supportive and personalized relationships with students, managing expectations of program requirements, and providing opportunities to help students stay connected to the Simmons community. The Academic Advisor will counsel students on college policies, procedures, program degree and practicum requirements, and related academic matters. As part of this role, the Academic Advisor will lead both large groups (online formal presentations) and one-to-one virtual sessions with students to advise them of degree requirements, to provide guidance regarding course selections and sequence, to provide technical assistance with add/drop and course enrollment, to conduct formal and informal audits of academic transcripts, and in general to provide counsel regarding the best methods for students to achieve their educational objectives and satisfy degree requirements. The Academic Advisor will work closely with faculty and other college support teams to ensure that student inquiries are addressed in a timely and effective manner. 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • MSW degree with experience working in a social work role preferred
  • 2-5 years of academic or field education advising or related experience in a college or university required
  • Experience advising and/or teaching online programs preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and presentation software
  • Comfort with online webinar technology using audio, video and shared desktop applications (i.e. Adobe Connect, Webex, GoToMeeting, Skype)
  • Effectively work with multiple databases and student platforms
  • Counseling or coaching skills required to effectively advise online students
  • Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong time management, customer service, problem solving and interpersonal skills, will be adaptable to new and rapidly changing situations, will be creative and innovative and demonstrate the ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to successfully resolve student issues from request through resolution.
  • Must have a strong commitment to education and strong knowledge of social work profession
  • This position will require flexible hours, some nights and weekends may apply

Contact Information

To apply, please visit the Simmons Online Employment webpage at: https://jobs.simmons.edu/

Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience


Director of Youth Promise

Hiring Company: United Teen Equality Center
Location: Lowell, MA

Job Description

The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) is looking for a youth-focused, thoughtful and collaborative individual to lead a team of Transitional Coaches (TCs), who provide wraparound services and innovative, intensive support to young people in UTEC's workforce development program and alternative high school. The Director of Youth Promise will be a leader and a community builder and support Transitional Coaches to be phenomenal youth workers even in difficult circumstances. TCs serve approximately 150 youth annually, with an average caseload of 20 youth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision: UTEC currently has 7 Transitional Coaches, with plans to hire more over the next two years. The Director runs regular 1:1 and team meetings for TCs to discuss their work. The Director helps TCs address and overcome challenges and should have a knowledge base of counseling approaches.
  • Monitoring: All TCs enter their work in our performance measurement software, Efforts to Outcomes. The Director manages weekly and monthly productivity goals and reviews data with each TC and the entire team to ensure excellent work. Performance goals are based on the number of youth who are screened and accepted into programming on a monthly basis, the frequency and quality of work TCs do with youth, and the work TCs do to motivate youth to persist in programming. The Director will also develop and codify a "case review and audit" system.
  • Youth Work: The Director does not have a caseload, but s/he will often need to meet with youth, facilitate mediations, and manage crises. To this end, the Director should possess strong youth worker skills and be an exemplary positive youth development practitioner.
  • Collaboration: The Director works closely with the Senior Director of Programs, the Chief Program Officer, the Director of the Alternative Diploma Program, and the Director of Youth Success, who manages the workforce development program. Together these individuals develop and review program practices and expectations.
  • Administrative: The Director will work closely with the Chief Program Office and the Development team to manage and assist with grants and funder reports. This will require the Director to attend meetings with community partners and write reports.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of case management experience with youth and at least 2 years of experience supervising youth workers
  • MSW or equivalent degree preferred/BA required
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, Khmer)
  • Strong leadership, organizational & facilitation skills 
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing environment
  • Ability to laugh at oneself a must

Contact Information

Please email Zenub Kakli at jobs@utec-lowell.org to apply. 

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


Behavioral Health Provider

Hiring Company: PPOC at Boston Children's Hospital
Location: Bridgewater and Wareham, MA

Job Description

The Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's (PPOC), a member of the Children's Hospital Integrated Care Organization, and an affiliate of Boston Children's Hospital, is seeking candidates for an exciting opportunity in pediatric behavioral health integration.

Successful candidates will become an integrated member of the provider staff at a PPOC-affiliated primary care practice. Working within the practice's family-centered medical home, the behavioral health provider will deliver short-term, evidence-based, behavioral health services to patients and families, provide consultative support to medical staff, and help coordinate behavioral health referrals and services beyond the practice walls.

Opportunities are available in several locations in the Southeast Coast and Upper Cape.

Requirements/Qualifications

A doctoral degree in psychology or a master's degree in social work is required, and you must be licensed at the independent practice level in Massachusetts. A minimum of three years clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families in pediatric primary care, or other pediatric medical setting is strongly preferred. Experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and problem solving therapy is highly desirable. Candidates should have a proven record of collaborative service delivery, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and the flexibility and adaptability required to work in a busy medical practice.

Contact Information

For more information, or to apply (submit a cover letter, CV, three professional references, and clinical writing sample) contact:

Jonas Bromberg, Psy.D.

Program Manager, Behavioral Health Integration

Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's

77 Pond Avenue, Suite 205C

Brookline, MA 02445

jonas.bromberg@childrens.harvard.edu

 

 

Salary Information: TBD


Men's Health Coordinator

Hiring Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI

Job Description

Brown University Health Services is seeking a Men's Health Coordinator. This is a permanent 11-month position.  The Men's Health Coordinator will conduct education and outreach programs related to high-risk behaviors of male students, particularly interpersonal violence, hazing and alcohol and other drug use. Responsibilities will include developing and coordinating peer education programs and educational materials related to masculinity and men's health.

Requirements/Qualifications

Job requirements are:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of relevant work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Master's degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal violence and the complexities of masculine identity development, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to conduct educational programs and training workshops
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of students and colleagues
  • Ability to use technology to effectively reach target audiences
  • Available to work some nights and/or weekends

Contact Information

To Apply and to view details about this position, please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: http://careers.brown.edu/ and reference Job No. 112247.
Brown University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer — M/F/Disability/Veteran

Salary Information: Grade Level 10 ($44,000-$78,000)


MSW Position

Hiring Company: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Location: Winthrop, MA

Job Description

Position available to work at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center's PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) at our Winthrop site; one of three sites. PACE is the ideal solution for seniors and their families who seek high-quality medical and psychosocial care that values their personal wishes and way of life in a community setting.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical functions (assessments, psychotherapy, crisis intervention) and case management functions (housing, etc.) in accordance with Agency and PACE regulations at our Winthrop site
  • Provides clinical treatment to individuals, groups, and caregivers
  • Maintains excellent documentation utilizing EPIC (our electronic medical record)

Requirements/Qualifications

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • LCSW/LICSW or working toward licensure
  • Minimum one year experience working with elders in social work capacity
  • Experience in geriatric mental health including knowledge of psychopathology, addiction treatment and intervention skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work well within an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) as well as work independently
  • MA Driver's license and access to reliable transportation

Contact Information

Send resume and letters to Medical Staff Office, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 10 Gove Street, East Boston, MA, 02128 or email to panzinil@ebnhc.org

Salary Information: Offer competitive salaries with excellent benefits


BCYF Streetworkers Social Worker

Hiring Company: Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is seeking a dedicated social worker to join the BCYF Streetworkers Team. BCYF Streetworkers is a violence prevention and intervention program that has served the neighborhoods of Boston and their youth and families for over 20 years. BCYF Streetworkers conduct targeted outreach to at-risk and gang involved youth to help them positively redirect their lives — connecting gang-involved youth and their families with the appropriate social services to address underlying causes of violence and providing nonviolent tools and solutions to help resolve neighborhood and youth conflicts.

Under the direction of the Streetworkers Unit Manager, the Social Worker will provide counseling and support to at-risk individuals identified through the Streetworker Program. BCYF is seeking a highly motivated individual who believes in the mission of the organization and is committed to working with at-risk youth and their families to help them realize their full potential. Must be a licensed LCSW and have experience working with youth living in urban communities who have a number of complex needs related to their exposure to poverty, community violence and other traumas. The BCYF Streetworkers Social Worker will be expected to support at-risk youth by providing appropriate intervention and treatment strategies including: clinical case management, individual and family therapy, parental guidance and advocacy and referrals to community based agencies. Clinical Supervision will be provided by an external partner agency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Introductory outreach to youth and families.
  • Conduct intakes and assessments; perform home visits; and provide referrals, advocacy, clinical case management; crisis intervention and linkage to community based services.
  • Provide 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.
  • Maintain accurate, timely and confidential case records via an electronic database.
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision, group supervision and staff meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance and professional development to support BCYF Streetworkers in increasing their knowledge of mental health issues and trauma informed care.
  • Perform other related duties as needed and directed by the senior management team.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • MSW required
  • LCSW minimum
  • 1-3 years work experience with high risk urban youth and their families
  • 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
  • Must be willing and able to travel to different neighborhoods throughout Boston
  • C.O.R.I. /S.O.R.I. checks required

The position is 32 hours per week — 12PM — 6:30PM, weekly on call availability required with hours to be determined at the time of hire. Full benefits package provided.

To learn more about The Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families please visit their website.

Contact Information

Tonya Richardson

tonya.richardson@boston.gov

Salary Information: TBD


Therapeutic Training and Support Specialist

Hiring Company: Institute for Health and Recovery
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Therapeutic Training and Support Specialist

Summary Statement: The Therapeutic Training and Support Specialist will support IHR's mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for women, adolescents, and their families who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma. The office for this position is in Boston, MA.

Reports to: Director of Youth and Young Adult Services

Essential Functions:

  • Provide home- and community-based outreach, engagement and treatment to youth and families in the Greater Boston area, using CBHI's In-Home-Therapy Services approach. In most cases, the primary clients will be adolescents struggling with substance use and other behavioral health disorders.
  • As part of a treatment team, work in collaboration with the In-Home Therapist and families to identify and address family strengths and needs.
  • Support the In Home Therapist in the development and implementation of treatment plans focused on improving family functioning, decreasing problems related to substance use, mental health challenges, and/or trauma, including the implementation of relapse prevention plans, recovery supports, and evidence based practices, as appropriate, such as Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competencies (ARC), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and others.
  • Provide coaching and training to youth and families in areas such as communication, problem solving, behavior management, and emotion regulation.
  • Provide wrap-around services by helping families identify and access community treatment, natural supports, and other resources.
  • Collaborate and coordinate care with other treatment providers (including other CBHI services) and natural supports involved with the family.
  • Attend meetings with collaterals, as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical charts, billing records, and reporting as necessary.
  • Communicate with IHR's main office in Cambridge through use of shared online calendars, time sheets, and check in/out with Supervisor.
  • Meet regularly with Supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision
  • Other duties as required

Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Valuing Diversity

Requirements/Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field, required
  • Previous experience working with adolescents and their families required
  • Familiarity with community-based resources in the Greater Boston area
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Experience with home-based services, community outreach or case management activities
  • Good organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong administrative organization and ability to maintain complete and accurate records
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Must have a valid drivers license and regular access to a reliable vehicle
  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural (Spanish/English) candidates strongly encouraged to apply

Other Requirements (if required)

  • Reliable Transportation
  • Good Driving Record
  •  Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance (within one month of start of job)

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift heavy office furniture, products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Contact Information

Cynthia King, cynthiaking@healthrecovery.org

Please send resume and cover letter, specifying position, to Human Resources, Institute for Health and Recovery, 349 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 | hr@healthrecovery.org

Salary Information: Low to mid 30's


In-Home Therapist

Hiring Company: Institute for Health and Recovery
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

In-Home Therapist

Summary Statement: The In-Home Therapist will support IHR's mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for women, adolescents, and their families who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma. The office for this position is in Boston, MA.

Reports to: Director of Youth and Young Adult Services

Essential Functions:

  • Provide home- and community-based outreach, engagement and family treatment to families in the Greater Boston area, using CBHI's In-Home-Therapy Services approach. In most cases, the primary clients will be adolescents struggling with substance use and other behavioral health disorders.
  • As part of a treatment team, work in collaboration with the Therapeutic Training and Support Specialist to identify and address family strengths and needs.
  • Get trained in and implement evidence based treatment practices, as appropriate, such as Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competencies (ARC), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and others.
  • Complete bio-psycho-social assessments using the MSDP paperwork
  • Develop service plans related to improved family functioning, decreasing problems related substance use/mental health, or trauma, relapse prevention, and recovery support
  • Provide wrap-around services by helping families identify and access community treatment, natural supports, and other resources
  • Collaborate and coordinate care with other CBHI or treatment providers and natural supports involved with the family
  • Attend meetings with collaterals, as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical charts, billing records, and reporting as necessary
  • Communicate with IHR's main office in Cambridge through use of shared online calendars, time sheets, and check in/out with Supervisor
  • Meet regularly with Supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision
  • Other duties as required

Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Valuing Diversity

Requirements/Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field, required
  • Previous experience working with adolescents and their families required
  • Previous clinical experience in the field of addictions disorders, co-occurring mental health and trauma issues required.
  • Previous clinical experience either within the child welfare system or as a collateral provider.
  • Familiar with community-based resources in the Greater Boston area
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Experience in home-based services, community outreach and case management activities
  • Good organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong administrative organization and ability to maintain complete and accurate records
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Must have a valid drivers license and regular access to a reliable vehicle
  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural (Spanish/English) candidates strongly encouraged to apply

Other Requirements

  • Reliable Transportation
  • Good Driving Record
  • Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance (within one month of start of job)

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift heavy office furniture, products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Contact Information

Cynthia King, cynthiaking@healthresources.org

Please send resume and cover letter, specifying position, to Human Resources, Institute for Health and Recovery, 349 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 | hr@healthrecovery.org

Salary Information: Low 40's


Youth Systems Specialist

Hiring Company: Institute For Health and Recovery
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Youth Systems Specialist

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a nationally-renowned, award-winning agency that specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR's CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth and families who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma.

Summary Statement:

The Youth Systems Specialist provides technical assistance and training to school-based personnel, youth serving programs, and state agencies. This position is based primarily in Boston, but requires occasional state-wide travel.

Reports to: Director of Youth and Young Adult Services

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Boston Public School system to help them identify and address substance use problems in their students
  • Act as resource to community groups and coalitions seeking to help families in the community refer youth to substance use treatment programs and other human services and to providers, state agency offices, CBHI providers, schools in need of resources and/or referrals to opiate treatment services
  • Identify systemic barriers to accessing treatment, across multiple systems
  • Facilitate Substance Use 101 trainings for providers, communities, and agencies serving youth across Massachusetts
  • Co-facilitate psycho-educational groups and workshops for adolescents using a "Train-the-Trainer" approach
  • Co-facilitate "Parent Time" curriculum for parents of youth using drugs / alcohol using "Train-the-Trainer" approach
  • Conduct statewide trainings on "Parent Time" family support curriculum
  • Assist youth-serving agencies in providing intensive case management services for youth through implementation of assertive continuing care
  • Maintain accurate and timely records
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings

Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Valuing Diversity

Requirements/Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field
  • Previous experience working with youth, families, mental health, and substance use issues
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Energetic and flexible; ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Statewide travel; must have regular access to a reliable car and valid driver's license

Other Requirements (if applicable):

  • Reliable Transportation
  • Good Driving Record
  • Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance (within one month of start of job)

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

Contact Information

Cynthia King, cynthiaking@healthresources.org

Please send resume and cover letter, specifying position, to Human Resources, Institute for Health and Recovery, 349 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 | hr@healthrecovery.org

Salary Information: Low to mid 40's


Financial Coaching Associate

Hiring Company: Compass Working Capital
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Founded in 2005, Compass Working Capital, Inc. ("Compass") provides financial coaching and savings programs that empower working, low-income families to build assets, achieve their financial goals, and become financially secure. Our broader vision is to build a leading, nonprofit financial services organization that promotes economic mobility and financial security for working poor families by influencing field-related practice and policy.

Compass is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization that values entrepreneurship, innovation, and excellence. A key element of the Compass culture is an unshakable belief that low-income families deserve high quality financial services. This belief is accompanied by a willingness to go above and beyond in providing these services to our clients.

Position Description and Responsibilities

The Financial Coaching Associate is a critical role, as the primary interface between our organization and the clients we serve. Financial Coaching Associates are members of the front-line team that work directly with low-income families to ensure that they reach their financial, educational and asset-building goals. The ideal candidate will have: (1) the ability to connect and form strong and supportive relationships with a wide variety of low-income families; and (2) a high degree of comfort with quantitative and financial information and analysis. 

Primary areas of responsibility include:

  • Financial coaching (approximately 80%) The primary responsibility of this position is to provide ongoing, customized financial coaching and guidance to help Compass clients set and reach goals in six core areas: earned income growth; credit and debt management; saving and investing; use of high quality financial services; risk management; and wealth building. Deliver core elements of a financial plan to families in a way that is professional, accessible, relevant, and valuable. Help clients successfully interact with financial institutions, service providers, and other resources.
  • Every associate will strive to constantly elevate the standard of coaching delivered at Compass. This includes: adopting a mindset of continuous improvement around coaching techniques and practices; adding to the organizational body of knowledge around specific content areas; and contributing to a positive learning environment for the entire team.
  • Every associate will manage confidential client information with a rigorous dedication to organizational security protocols around every aspect of client data. Activities associated with the management of client data include the creation and maintenance of client files, electronic data entry activities, direct communication with clients, and management of survey data, among others.
  • Workshop Coordination Associates will support program managers with coordination activities associated with the financial education workshops. This activity might include communicating with prospective and current clients, coordination of materials and presenters, supporting and/or teaching in workshops, and coordinating the administrative components of running the workshops.
  • Resource development and community partnerships. Identify and refer participants to other resources and services needed to achieve their goals (for example, job training, homeownership counseling, small business development training, post-secondary education, etc.).
  • General program support, development, and review. Participate, as needed, in overall program development activities, including but not limited to strategy sessions with Compass staff and partners to drive and improve overall program performance.

Requirements/Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, flexible team player with the following skills and characteristics:

  • Commitment to working, low-income families and the ability to form strong, supportive relationships with clients in a short period of time. Demonstrated commitment to helping working, low-income families. Prior direct social service experience would be helpful. An understanding of financial issues related to low-income families, including public assistance programs, is a plus.
  • Familiarity with personal finance and comfort with quantitative calculations. Though the position does not require financial expertise, the coaching is very heavily focused on financial content. As such, all candidates must have a strong comfort level with quantitative calculations and an interest in personal finance. Prior professional experience in the financial services industry is a plus.
  • Trustworthy, with outstanding interpersonal skills. This position requires the ability to establish client trust in a short period of time. Compass also requires the highest ethical standards and integrity in service to our clients. The ideal candidate will also possess maturity, self-awareness and sound judgment.
  • Commitment to innovation, excellence, and entrepreneurship. Energized to work in an entrepreneurial, growth-oriented nonprofit organization. Demonstrated commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and to building a model organization. The ideal candidate will be proactive team player, with a willingness to pitch-in to support larger goals.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills. Detail-oriented with the ability to complete work accurately and efficiently. Effective oral and written communicator.
  • Educational background. Bachelor's degree required.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole a plus.

Additional Information

  • Required hours might include a combination of workday, evening and weekend hours; schedule is designed to accommodate needs of working clients.
  • Compass currently operates its core programs in Boston, Cambridge and Lynn; travel to all three communities may be required. We are specifically recruiting one position for the Boston office and a fluent Spanish-speaker to be based full-time in Lynn.
  • Depending on program growth in 2014 and beyond, travel might also be required to additional communities.

Contact Information

To apply, please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter to: apply@compassworkingcapital.org  

Compass is located in Boston's financial district at The Nonprofit Center, the first mission-based, multi-tenant center in Massachusetts created exclusively to house progressive social change organizations. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.compassworkingcapital.org.

Salary Information: $45K


Licensed Social Workers

Hiring Company: Vinfen
Location: Multiple

Job Description

vinfen is a private, nonprofit human services organization providing services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health disabilities.

vinfen is currently hiring Licensed Social Workers.  Positions avaliable include Clinical Coordinators, Rehab Coordinators, Substance Addiction Coordinators and Fee for Service Clinicians. 

To learn more about vinfen and their open positions, please visit their website at http://www.vinfen.org/

To go directly to the vinfen career page please visit http://www.vinfen.org/careers/

Contact Information

For consideration, please email your resume to Suzan McCarty at mccartys@vinfen.org

Salary Information: TBD


Coordinator of the Cambridge Initiative on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention

Hiring Company: City of Cambridge, City Manager's Office
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Coordinator of the Cambridge Initiative on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention, reporting directly to the City Manager, will coordinate the development of domestic and gender-based violence prevention and intervention strategies and will serve as the principal resource to City leadership.

Working with the Executive Committee and Steering Committee, major responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate open and effective communication channels among current domestic and gender-based violence prevention policy initiatives in the City, including public and community-based organizations and agencies, high-level decision-makers, and the community as a whole
  • Provide support to sustain a steering committee that is comprised of and represents domestic violence agencies, organizing efforts, interested residents, City and school departments, and diverse and underrepresented populations
  • Support, identify and/or create outreach and organizing efforts with immigrants, people of color, youth, members of LGBTQ, and other communities seeking solutions that come from their experiences
  • Conduct a community needs assessment to identify the needs of the Cambridge community, existing resources to address those needs and where improvement is needed; recommend additional statistical analysis and data collection where needed
  • Define benchmarks to guide and align performance as well as to assess the effectiveness of the Initiative to ensure the needs of the community are met. Share progress reports with the City, the community, and the field
  • Provide leadership and coordination to develop mechanisms for the public to access and navigate violence prevention and intervention resources
  • Develop and manage planning process and the budget to maximize results
  • Recommend policy directives to the City and community stakeholders that are consistent with community values and designed to support prevention and intervention goals and objectives.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.  Will include evenings and weekends.

Requirements/Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

BA in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required, Master's degree preferred.  At least seven (7) years experience with domestic and gender-based violence initiatives, policy development and community organizing; including a minimum of 3 years of managerial and/or supervisory roles. Experience working with violence prevention programs or agencies serving victims of violence and/or experience in community education.  Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership based upon a commitment to the values and purpose of the Initiative. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and sensitively across cultural, racial, age and other differences.  Commitment to issues of diversity, cultural competency and antiracism.  Knowledge of research in the field of domestic and gender-based violence prevention and intervention.  Ability to develop and sustain partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders.  Experience in or familiarity with public policy, the City of Cambridge and community relations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:      

Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintain multiple files and be able to lift a minimum of at least 10 pounds. Ability to travel throughout the City of Cambridge to meeting sites.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.

Contact Information

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date (June 23, 2014) via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312

 

Salary Information: $69,818 -- $78,795


Community Organizer

Hiring Company: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Inc
Location: Waltham, MA

Job Description

The Community Organizer will be responsible for developing and implementing a plan to engage Waltham community members, including adults and youth, to respond to and prevent domestic violence in their neighborhood. The Community Organizer will build relationships, provide workshops, maintain relationships with local organizations, and assist with general office activities.

Project Management:

  • Developing domestic violence prevention activities that are based on relationship-based organizing model and tailored to the unique issues and circumstances of Waltham
  • Conducting base building activities with Waltham adult and youth residents, organizations and businesses including: developing and maintaining relationships with community members, recruiting community members, supporting adult and youth residents in project/campaign execution
  • Implementing ongoing evaluation and assessment activities (surveying and community mapping)
  • Developing and maintaining collaborations with local organizations;Conducting trainings for community members and local organizations
  • Planning and implementing community events including annual Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival and Say Hi to Your Neighbors Week events
  • Assisting in the creation of educational materials
  • Coordinate social media outreach
  • General office administration and participation.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff meetings and program meetings
  • Attend fundraising events as needed
  • Assist with events or initiatives that will benefit all survivors that REACH serves, such as the holiday gift party
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention Programs

 

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will possess the following qualities and experience:

  • At least 1-2 years experience in community organizing and/or 1-2 years of experience working in the field of domestic and sexual violence intervention/prevention
  • Experience working with youth and adult residents on issues of concern to the community
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Waltham as well as community organizations in Waltham preferred
  • Ability to interact well with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of and ability to network with community resources and to build community relationships
  • Experience event planning and building team capacity through event planning
  • Willingness and ability to think outside the box
  • Willingness and ability to listen and learn from the community as well as teach
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including large group presentations
  • Experience using common office computer programs and databases
  • Experience using social media such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Able to work independently and to work as part of a team
  • Able to manage priorities and multi-task
  • Candidates must have the flexibility and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as needed. A car is required for this position.

Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to Jessica Teperow, Director of Prevention Programs at jobs@reachma.org.

Cover letter should address the following questions: How does your prior experience relate to the Community Organizer position responsibilities and qualifications? Why does REACH's mission of involving community members in domestic and sexual violence prevention appeal to you? Why do you believe community organizing is an effective and important strategy to create social change?

Additional information about REACH and the Community Organizer postion can be found here.

Salary Information: Mid 30's


Addiction Recovery Social Workers, LICSW

Hiring Company: Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

We are currently seeking FT & PT Addiction Recovery Social Workers to provide clinical services to patients seeking addiction services in the outpatient department of addiction Medicine.

  • Counselors are responsible for the completion of a psychosocial assessment/evaluation, the provision of addiction counseling services to patients and their families as well as the development of a clinical discharge plan for continuing care
  • Counselors provide addiction education and group treatment for patients and families
  • Counselors perform routine intake assessments in the outpatient department, formulate treatment recommendations, refer to the appropriate level of care and obtain insurance authorizations for continuing care referrals

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Ability to write/formulate a psychosocial assessment
  • Ability to use diagnostic criteria based on the DSM IV/V to formulate a diagnostic impression and determine level of functioning
  • Ability to develop effective discharge planning strategies to assist a patient in achieving reachable treatment goals
  • Academic and working knowledge of addiction/addictive behavior and implications in clinical practice
  • Ability to perform basic research methods and implementation of research based tools
  • LISCW

Contact Information

If you're looking for an extraordinary opportunity to join a team at the crossroads of clinical and community excellence, please apply today using the following link:

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Salary Information: TBD


Bilingual Case Manager

Hiring Company: FamilyAid Boston
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Case Manger will work together with an employment specialist and other team members to rapidly re-house and maintain families in housing, and support them in the process of becoming economically self-sufficient. The Case Manager will carry a caseload of 15-20 families at a time, each of whom is enrolled in the program for 12-24 months. As a team member they will also do outreach to city and state agencies that serve homeless families and will work with staff of those agencies to identify, screen, and assess families eligible for the program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Meet with all referred families for initial intake to assess needs and resources.  Help determine the level and type of financial support needed to house and sustain families.  Provide clinically appropriate interventions to assist families with stabilization and problem solving.  Work collaboratively to develop an individual housing and stabilization plan (IHSP) and address immediate barriers to housing. Conduct home visits and accompany families to housing interviews and appointments.  Responsible for helping families establish residential stability and strengthen connections to the community and other resources as needed.  Work with families around budgeting and financial management.  Monitor client progress and complete regular written documentation and reports.  Participate in all staff, team and clinical meetings.  Assume other responsibilities as requested by supervisor. 

For additional information please see attached pdf here.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:    
•  BA with 5 or more years of experience in social services, MSW preferred.
•  Bilingual in Spanish.
•  Strong interest in working with homeless families.
•  Ability to work with families/individuals from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds in a culturally sensitive, team oriented, and strength based approach.

Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours. Ability to work two weekdays from 10:30AM-7:00 PM. Some weekend availability may be required.

Contact Information

If you are interested, please email or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

FamilyAid Boston

727 Atlantic Ave

Boston, MA 02111

Email: hr@familyaidboston.org

Salary Information: TBD

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