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October 2012

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Licensed Social Worker, LICSW

Hiring Company: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc.
Location: Andover, MA

Job Description

Mental Health Clinician (LICSW or LMHC) needed for an established school-based health center. This clinic is affiliated with a federally qualified community health center and family practice residency program. Responsibilities will include individual, family and group therapy with students, crisis evaluation/referral, and consultation with school guidance department. Working closely with all members of healthcare team, provides individual and group counseling in school based health centers upon referral from practitioners. Supervision is provided by the Site Operations Manager for School Programs.

Requirements/Qualifications

Requires master's degree in social work from an accredited program
Licensing as a LCSW.
One Year of experience required
Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred

Contact Information

If interested, please apply online. Only applications submitted through our Online Applicant Tracking System will be considered for employment:

https://re11.ultipro.com/GRE1019/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=180

If you have questions, please contact
Andrea Anton
aanton@glfhc.org

Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience


Clinical Social Worker

Hiring Company: Family Service Association
Location: Fall River, MA

Job Description

To provide outpatient treatment to individual/families of the Behavioral Health Center in an office and/or outreach basis.
1.See patients as assigned for assessments for evaluations and for ongoing treatment in an office and/or outreach basis.
2.Attend case conferences and multi disciplinary meetings . Maintain caseload as assigned to perform assessment, treatment, planning and ongoing psychotherapy.
3.The Clinical Social Worker should be knowledgeable and experienced in the use of several of the following treatment modalities; individual, couple, family, child, and group. Make referrals to other resources, agencies, clinics, and hospitals as needed.
4.The advanced Clinical Social Worker may be called upon to conduct seminars and to participate in the clinic staff training program.
5.Be available as a consultant on clinical work issues.
6.Supervision by the LICSW Supervisors will be expected of Clinical Social Workers to meet requirements of the agency and licensing bodies.
7.Provide on-call triage to clients of FSA's Behavioral Health Center in a and community based clients of Child and Youth Specialty Services on a rotating basis. Each on call shift is weekly, Tuesday to Tuesday from 5pm to 9am weekdays and 24 hours per day on weekends and holidays. Effective July 1, 2010, clinicians are reimbursed at a rate of $50.00 per week per on-call rotation week.
8.Respond to reasonable expectations of the Agency and/or supervisor.Spanish, Khmer or Portuguese speaking encouraged to apply.

Requirements/Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Must be a MA LICSW (or license eligible) with a MSW from an education institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Contact Information

Monica Depin
jobsfsa@gmail.com

Family Service Association, a non-profit organization, provides a wide array of quality programs and services to the communities in the south coast area. Visit us as www.frfsa.org to learn more about our agency and programs.

Salary Information: Fee-for-service with benefits


School Social Worker

Hiring Company: Alexandria City Public Schools
Location: G. Washington 2 Middle School, Alexandria, VA

Job Description

To maximize each student's ability to function adequately in school, home, and community settings.

Full job description and application are available at https://hrrecruiting.acps.k12.va.us/Jobs/Jobpost.exe

Requirements/Qualifications

Hold, or eligible for, a Virginia license with endorsement as School Social Worker.  Middle school experience and bi-lingual or tri-lingual expertise preferred.


School-Based Mental Health Clinician--Spanish Fluent

Hiring Company: Connecting with Care
Location: Dorchester, MA

Job Description

We are seeking a Spanish fluent clinician to staff an innovative school and community-based mental health collaboration serving students in grades K-8.0Connecting With Care (CWC) is a multi-year project of the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (AIP) in partnership with multiple community mental health agencies.0 AIP is a non-profit children's mental health and special education agency serving students and their families in the Boston Public Schools.0 The goal of CWC is to engage mental health providers and funders in building increased and improved school-based capacity to serve the mental health and traumatic stress-related needs of students and families in Boston Public Schools.0 Specialized training and supervision is provided in the areas of evidence-based approaches to treating trauma and anxiety disorders in children.0 This position will be located full-time in a single K-8 school in East Boston, MA.0 While AIP is the lead agency, clinicians are employees of our partner non-profit children's mental health agencies.0 For more information on AIP and CWC, please visit: www.0aipinc.0org.0  

Position description:
• Provide outpatient clinical assessments, individual and family therapy in Boston public schools to children, adolescents and their families who have trauma, mental health, behavioral, psychosocial, or substance abuse concerns.0  Competitive compensation and productivity incentives.0 
• CWC clinicians work 40 hours/0week, year-round, carrying a caseload of about 25 children/0families.0 
• Clinician will be assigned full-time to a public school in East Boston, MA
• Clinician holds primary responsibility for forging a strong, supportive, collaborative working relationship with this school.0 
• Over the summer, caseloads are reduced somewhat to allow increased time for home visits and informal relationship-building with children and with school groups and summer programs.0 
• Clinicians will receive specialized training and weekly supervision in Trauma Systems Therapy as well as CBT for both trauma and anxiety disorders.0  
• Position includes regular team collaboration with clinicians at multiple agencies, as well as with clinical, administrative, and teaching staff at Boston Public Schools.0

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications: 

 • Master's degree in a clinical mental health discipline
Requires Spanish fluency sufficient to conduct therapy

Helpful: 
• Knowledgeable about impact of trauma on urban youth and families
• Experience working with low-income, minority, and immigrant children and families 
• Experience providing school-based clinical services 
• Licensure as LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT helpful but not required

A cover letter is required and should indicate level of Spanish language proficiency.0

Contact Information

Email (preferred): hr@0aipinc.0org
Fax: 617-469-3281 

Salary Information: Full-Time, 12 months positions with competitive salary and excellent benefits as employee of non-profit partner agency.


New England Branch Director

Hiring Company: Bethany Christian Services
Location: North Andover, MA

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the New England Branch Director will have responsibility for planning, directing and managing Bethany's operations in New England which today consist of offices in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. (Bethany is also licensed to operate in Connecticut and New Jersey.) In doing so, s/he will lead the development and implementation of strategies, programs, and initiatives to meet the goals and objectives for the region as defined by New England Branch's Board of Directors and Bethany leadership. S/He will bring an entrepreneurial vision to the position, identifying and pursuing new opportunities to expand the role of Bethany to be more impactful in meeting the needs of children and families in their area.

Through her/his leadership, Bethany will strengthen its leadership role to ensure the welfare of vulnerable children and their families through its presence and commitment to being a driving force in its region. In doing so, s/he will insure that appropriate strategies and policies are developed and implemented and that the staff reflects the experience, knowledge, and abilities required to meet the challenges of the future.

In addition, the new Branch Director will provide guidance in establishing a resource development program incorporating strong diversified fundraising strategies to insure revenues are available to meet the financial needs of the organization's mission. The new Director will take Bethany's message to state service units, private organizations as well as local churches and other faith based organizations, developing relationships to increase awareness of services available and its value to the communities they serve, securing referral and financial support to fund current and future operations. S/He will successfully lead Bethany's staff and constituencies through her/his ability to influence, inspire, motivate and nurture the level of trust and confidence required.

Requirements/Qualifications

-MSW or related MA/MS degree which meets state licensing standards.
-In possession of, or eligible to obtain, professional licensure or registration as required by each state.
-Five years experience in social work or related field with at least two years of successful management, supervisory, program development and administrative experience, including budget development and management.
-Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills
-Entrepreneurial attitude and demonstrated networking skills
-Subscribe to the agency's Statement of Faith, Mission Statement and Cultural Diversity Commitment and ability to integrate this into daily work.

Contact Information

Ron Infinger
rinfinger@keystone-consulting.com

Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience


Various Positions for Clinical Social Workers

Hiring Company: Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program
Location: California

Job Description

Clinical Social Workers Needed
Licensed and unlicensed social workers welcome to apply for the clinical social worker position at Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program. Visit our wbsite at www.dmh.ca.gov (state application may be downloaded from this website.
The SVPP Intermediate Inpatient Treatment Program is committed to the pursuit of quality in providing assessment and treatment services to the metnally ill inmates in teh California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
The professional disciplines of Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Rehabilitation Therapists, Nursing, Dietetics, Pharmacy, and Medical Technical Assistants, constitute a multidisciplary approach to evaluation and treatement. The treatement milieu consists of a therapeutic environment that provides structured group therapies, recreation and leisure, psychotropic medication adjustment and maintenance. The psycho-educational therapy modalities provide: coping skills development, understanding and changing substance abuse behaviors, medication compliance, adaptive living skills, rehabilitation therapies, anger management, and discharge planning. The goal is to return the patient to the Outpatient Program within the prison

Requirements/Qualifications

LCSW or MSW preferred.

Contact Information

Contact: Joan Hall, LCSW @ 831-678-5500 x7402 or jhall@svpp.dsh.ca.gov

Visit our website at www.dmh.ca.gov
Mail application to:
Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program
P.O. Box 1080
Soledad, CA 93960

Attn: Joan Hall, LCSW Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker

Salary Information: $5,551 to $7,233 Monthly (subject to governer ordered salary adjustments)


Recovery Specialist / Clinician

Hiring Company: South Shore Mental Health
Location: Quincy, MA

Job Description

Under the supervision of CBFS Recovery Team Leader, the Recovery Coordinator provides clinical assessment and determination of medical necessity criteria.  Leads development of comprehensive recovery based services to adults with serious mental illness.  Coordinates multi-disciplinary team and coordinates/evaluates program services as required by client specific action plans.  Requires valid driver's license and access to personal vehicle for client transportation.

Requirements/Qualifications

· Master's in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
· Must have at least 2 years experience 
· Familiarity with principles of psychiatric recovery required
· Demonstrated ability to work successfully at coordinating care across a continuum of care required.
· Must demonstrate the following characteristics:  Flexibility with schedule, ability to function as a team member in assessing the needs of individuals, the ability to contribute in the development of policies and procedures, creativity and resourcefulness in seeking pathways that will provide support to the program.

Contact Information

Lisa Fitzgerald
lfitzger@ssmh.org
617-847-1938

To find out more about South Shore Mental Health, please visit our website at www.ssmh.org

 

Salary Information: $38,000


FFS School-Based Counselor

Hiring Company: Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
Location: Boston and East Boston, MA

Job Description

If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team of fee for service clinicians working children and teens in schools throughout Boston and East Boston, this position is for you. The School Based Counseling Program of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy (BIP) is seeking licensed and license eligible candidates for several Fee for Service positions. This is a great opportunity to work with children of diverse backgrounds within a psychodynamically oriented Institute. The position is 10 months, offers flexibility with scheduling, quality supervision, training, and the opportunity to be part of a community of therapists. The clinician is required to maintain a caseload of 10 students, but has room to grow upward towards 25 students.

Requirements/Qualifications

M.A. in Counseling or Social Work Field
Must be able to see minimum of 10 clients a week

Contact Information

Brent Reynolds

breynolds@bostoninstitute.org

(617) 566-2200

Salary Information: FFS


Case Manager (part-time)

Hiring Company: Yad Chessed Fund
Location: Boston (Allston)

Job Description

The primary function of the Case Manager is to assess the needs of applicants for assistance and determine the most appropriate help that Yad Chessed can provide. The Case Manager will also work with clients to make sure they are receiving all other public and private assistance for which they are eligible.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Three years experience working in a social service agency providing direct services
  • Masters degree in human services, social work or counseling
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Financial crisis intervention and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain knowledge of resources in the community
  • Ability to set limits and maintain boundaries
  • Ability to operate independently and autonomously

Contact Information

Contact Marc Fogel
jobs@yadchessed.org
see yadchessed.org/jobs for additional information

Salary Information: Appropriate for experience


Therapist

Hiring Company: Boston Youth Sanctuary
Location: Dorchester, MA

Job Description

Boston Youth Sanctuary, Inc. is a fully funded therapeutic after-school program serving Boston youth ages 6-13 that have experienced trauma. We are currently seeking a therapist that has experience with working children, an interest in or experience working with inner city communities, and a commitment to a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Ideal candidates will also have experience doing individual therapy with young children and working as part of a clinical team. For more information about BYS please visit our website: www.bostonyouthsanctuary.org.

Therapist Job Description

• Provides developmentally appropriate and culturally competent clinical services (individual and group) in accordance with best-practice treatment models and based on the specific needs of BYS youth
• Provides therapeutic support within the program milieu as needed and assigned
• Serves as a contributing member of the BYS multi-disciplinary team to plan and implement services, assist in program development and participate in continuous quality improvement efforts; Collaborates with all members of the BYS team
• Assists in providing consultation to multi-disciplinary team members on clinical issues and specific youth needs; Assists in staff education programs.
• Participates in team meetings as needed or assigned.
• Utilizes supervision to enhance clinical practice.
• Prepares accurate, thorough, and timely documentation, record keeping and reporting in adherence with BYS standards.
• Demonstrates commitment to professional growth through participation in learning and training as needed and as relevant.

Boston Youth Sanctuary, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Requirements/Qualifications

Candidate must be a licensed clinician or must be able to obtain initial licensure within 90 days. Candidate must have experience with individual and group child psychotherapy.

Contact Information

Mary Kay Little
mklittle@bostonyouthsanctuary.org
617-322-3380

Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience


Executive Director

Hiring Company: The Family Place
Location: Norwich, VT

Job Description

The Family Place Parent Child Center, Norwich, Vermont seeks qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.  As a designated Parent-Child Center for Northern Windsor County, Vermont, The Family Place is committed to supporting families with young children by providing a variety of early childhood, family centered programs and services.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long term vision of the organization.   
The successful applicant for this position will: 
•Have a BA in a Human-Services-related field, with a Masters preferred
•Have extensive experience in administration, some in the non-profit sector
•Be a skilled and seasoned leader of a dedicated team of professionals
•Be a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator, both in writing and speaking
•Be experienced managing the finances of an organization with varied funding sources
•Maintain the highest level of program service possible within the budget
•Build community connections and secure funding both from private donations and government grants
•Be passionate about serving families with young children in the Upper Valley. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to:  SearchCommittee@the-family-place.org  or Executive Director Search Committee The Family Place 319 US Route 5 South Norwich, VT   05055  Application deadline is November 16.  Anticipated opening is March 1, 2013 Find The Family Place on the web at www.FamilyPlaceVT.org  

Requirements/Qualifications

BA in Human Services Field, M.A./M.S.W. Preferred
Extensive Administrative Experience

Contact Information

Kathleen Snyder

SearchCommittee@the-family-place.org

Salary Information: $70,000 - $85,000 depending on experience


Geriatric Social Services Coordinator/Case Manager

Hiring Company: Ethos
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description

Ethos is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care. www.ethocare.org

Ethos is looking for a Geriatric Social Services Coordinator (GSSC)/Care Manager who will: conduct follow-up personal interviews to reassess client needs; coordinate services with providers; act as an advocate for clients in obtaining government and other services; and provide short-term crisis management support to clients. The GSSC attends primary care team meetings with the senior care organizations (SCOs) and meets documentation standards of the SCOs while performing responsibilities as part of a Home Care team.

This position works with a very diverse group of clients.
Haitian—Creole speaking persons are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES:

  1. Maintain an ongoing caseload of clients.
  2. Coordinate services with provider(s) and supports.
  3. Reassess each client's need for service by a personal interview in the home.
  4. Make referrals to vendors, and conduct joint consultation visits with SCO personnel.
  5. Develop a care plan based on assessment, consultation with intake team, and other professionals.
  6. Maintain current information relating to each case.
  7. Meet with SCO team as needed to review cases and to formulate resolutions to problems.
  8. Complete changes in the service plan for providers
Benefits Include
  • vacation = 3 weeks
  • sick time = 12 days
  • personal time = 1 week
  • 13 holidays off plus your birthday off!
  • health & dental insurance
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability insurance
  • short-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • credit union
  • pre-tax deductions

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor degree in human services, social work, nursing or related field.
  2. Experience working with the elderly and/or experience working in a community service setting is preferred.
  3. Ability to utilize interpersonal skills in relating sensitively to the concerns affecting the elderly individual and their population as a whole.
  4. Ability to observe and report objectively in both a verbal and written manner.
  5. Excellent communication skills.
  6. Intermediate computer and word processing skills highly desirable.

Contact Information

TO APPLY:
Submit resume and cover letter via mail, fax or email.
Ethos
Attn: Human Resources Director
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Email: ethos_hr@yahoo.com
Fax: 617-524-2899

EO/AA/VEV/Disabled Employer


Salary Information: $37,070+ for a 35 hour work week union position


Healthy Aging Program Manager

Hiring Company: Ethos
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description

Ethos is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care. www.ethocare.org

Ethos is looking for someone to conduct personal interviews to assess client needs; coordinate services with providers; act as an advocate for clients obtaining government and other services; provide short-term crisis management support and provide ongoing care management to clients. Monday — Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

DUTIES:
Maintain an ongoing caseload of clients.

  1. Conduct initial assessment of needs via personal interview and reassess at least every 6 months.
  2. Develop a care plan and coordinate services with provider(s) and informal/formal supports.
  3. Provide short-term support and intervention.
  4. Act as an advocate for clients in areas such as Social Security, Medicare, SSI, Medicaid, housing, legal services, fuel assistance, etc. Assist client in coordination of these services as necessary.
Maintain current information relating to each case.
  1. Keep files up-to-date including progress notes.
  2. Maintain all forms in compliance with regulations.
  3. Complete authorizations, re authorizations and changes in the service plan.
  4. Record and maintain statistical data.
  5. Maintain appeals forms, notifying client of any changes in care plan.
Benefits Include
  • vacation = 3 weeks
  • sick time = 12 days
  • personal time = 1 week
  • 13 holidays off plus your birthday off!
  • health & dental insurance
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability insurance
  • short-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • credit union
  • pre-tax deductions

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to speak Spanish!
  2. Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing or related field required.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Sensitivity to elder issues.
  4. Intermediate computer literacy and word processing skills required.

Contact Information

TO APPLY:
Submit resume and cover letter via mail, fax or email.
Ethos
Attn: Human Resources Director
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Email: ethos_hr@yahoo.com
Fax: 617-524-2899

EO/AA/VEV/Disabled Employer


Salary Information: $37,070 or more depending on experience for a 35 hour work week. $600 additonal pay for bi-lingual skills.


Bilingual Family Interventionist/Communication Specialist (Part-time, Contract Position)

Hiring Company: Tufts University
Location: 136 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02111

Job Description

The role of the interventionist will be to facilitate one-on-one informational sessions with parents of pre-adolescent youth (9 to 12 year olds) in Boston.  Each session will last approximately one hour.  Parents will receive a gender-specific handbook on communication and monitoring that they will be instructed to read before attending the in-person session.  The interventionist will discuss the information provided in the handbook and will counsel parents on how to foster communication with their pre-adolescent children, specifically in regards to avoiding drug and alcohol use.  The interventionist will also answer questions as-needed based on the information provided in the parent handbook.

Requirements/Qualifications

• Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field 
• Bilingual in Spanish and English (fluency required)
• Minimum of one year experience in social work, family counseling, or working in the communication field with parents and children
• Excellent communication skills
• Cultural competency and ability to work well with diverse populations
• Must have a demonstrated ability to work well with families 
• Must have flexibility to accommodate schedules of working parents
• Travel to various sites within Boston required 
• Experience working in substance abuse prevention a plus

Contact Information

Konstantina Yantsides
konstantina.yantsides@tufts.edu
617-636-3759

Salary Information: $40 per session


Care Advocate--LifeCare Advocates, LLC

Hiring Company: LifeCare Advocates, LLC
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

LifeCare Advocates, LLC is a boutique care advocacy and estate planning firm that gives New England families a proactive new way to respond to the challenges of longevity, chronic illness, and disability. By integrating legal services, care coordination, and advocacy,  LifeCare Advocates creates individual life care plans designed for clients who have the means to pay privately for services or who are looking to apply for public benefits.

The role of care advocate is a unique opportunity for someone interested in joining a dynamic team of attorneys and social workers. The care advocate will not only develop, implement, and monitor care plans but will be responsible for marketing the practice as well.  

Specific Responsibilities:

Care Coordination       

  • Conduct a comprehensive evaluation/assessment of clients in their home environment
  • Create a care plan to identify both private and community resources and incorporate these into an individualized plan
  • Coordinate services and make referrals when needed
  • Provide ongoing case management services, including home visits, to monitor the services
  • Provide coverage for others  who are out of the office
  • Manage emergency calls from clients as necessary
  • Assume additional care coordination responsibilities as needed

Marketing and administrative support

  • Attend client/attorney meetings
  • Attend networking events
  • Assist with creating monthly email blasts and other media
  • Conduct new client intake including documentation related to client engagement
  • Appropriately document all work, maintain client confidentiality, and adhere to HIPPA requirements at all times
  • Track leads and follow up with potential lead calls
  • Assume additional program development or administrative responsibilities as needed

Requirements/Qualifications

  • BSW, MSW preferred
  • Experience in care management of seniors and disabled adults
  • Knowledge of community resources both private and public
  • Strong clinical and communication skills are essential
  • Regular car travel is required

Contact Information

Please send your resume and cover letter to mburke@lcadvocates.com.

No phone calls please.

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


Behavioral Health LICSW Clinician

Hiring Company: South Shore Medical Center
Location: Kingston, MA

Job Description

Experienced LICSW clinician to provide diagnostic assessments and psychotherapy treatment within the Behavioral Health Department of an outpatient medical group. Experience and training in cognitive behavioral treatment required. The Behavioral Health Dept provides case referrals, scheduling, insurance info, billing as well as professional office space.

Requirements/Qualifications

Minimum clinical experience of LICSW + 3 years experience providing clinical assessments and psychotherapy experience utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach.

Contact Information

Barbara Dolan
bdolan@ssmedcenter.com
781-878-5200

Salary Information: Based on clinical experience


Behavior Analyst BCBA

Hiring Company: Bridgewell
Location: Danvers, MA

Job Description

Bridgewell Mission: "Connecting People with Possibilities"  Inspired by the values of caring and respect, together we guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.   Bridgewell is a leading non-profit with programs north of Boston and throughout the Merrimack Valley area.   For more than 55 years, Bridgewell has been providing supports to people with disabilities and life challenges.  Our focus on quality and the dedication and support of 1,000 employees has made Bridgewell a strong and recognized leader in our industry.    

We have an exciting opening for a dedicated Master's level Behavior Analyst with a BCBA for a new day hab program for individuals with challenging behaviors that are transitioning from school-based services. The qualified candidate will have a firm understanding of the principles of applied behavior analysis, experience conducting functional behavioral assessments, able to design and use program specific data collection systems, and is able to develop functionally relevant skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs with individuals with severe behavioral challenges.   In addition, the dynamic candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills and is able to work with team members from a variety of backgrounds on the implementation of behavioral programs, and incorporation of behavioral principles into the adult classrooms and general milieu management.    

For immediate consideration, please submit your application online at:  http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH16/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BRIDGEWELL&cws=1&rid=4854 
For additional information about Bridgewell, please visit www.bridgewell.org EOE

Requirements/Qualifications

Masters degree in psychology or related field.  At least two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or those who are dually diagnosed (MR/DD and psychiatric disabilities).   BCBA required.   Required Skills/Knowledge: Strong leadership and problem solving skills.  Strong clinical skills.  Demonstrated knowledge of behavioral concepts and techniques.  Demonstrated ability to develop and foster positive relationships with funding sources.  Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Contact Information

Jamie Jun
jjun@bridgewell.org
781-593-1088


Program Director-- Day Hab

Hiring Company: Bridgewell
Location: Danvers, MA

Job Description

Bridgewell Mission:  "Connecting People with Possibilities"  Inspired by the values of caring and respect, together we guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.   Bridgewell is a leading non-profit with programs north of Boston and throughout the Merrimack Valley area.   For more than 55 years, Bridgewell has been providing supports to people with disabilities and life challenges.   Our focus on quality and the dedication and support of 1,000 employees has made Bridgewell a strong and recognized leader in our industry.    

We are seeking a dynamic Program Director with excellent leadership skills to oversee the daily operation of a new day hab program for individuals with challenging behaviors that are transitioning from school-based services. Responsibilities include supervision of staff, supervising staff activities, coordinating staff activities to meet the program objectives, and overseeing member services. 

The qualified candidate will have excellent leadership skills and supervisory experience. Able to provide support to staff by creating a cohesive team environment. An understanding of the principles of applied behavior analysis is a plus. Experience conducting functional behavioral assessments. Has excellent leadership and communication skills and is able to work with team members from a variety of backgrounds on the implementation of behavioral programs and incorporation of behavioral principles into the adult classrooms and general milieu management.   
For immediate consideration, please submit your application online at:  http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH16/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BRIDGEWELL&cws=1&rid=4853 
For additional information about Bridgewell, please visit www.bridgewell.org EOE

Requirements/Qualifications

Must have a minimum of five years of professional health care experience subsequent to attaining a BA degree.   Must have clinical experience and at least two years in a Developmental Disabilities program.  At least one of those two years must have been spent in an administrative role.    Knowledge/Skills:  Knowledge of Day Habilitation regulations and CARF standards.   Knowledge of Behavior Management and Human Rights.  Excellent organizational skills, problem solving and communications skills.  

Contact Information

Jamie Jun
jjun@bridgewell.org
781-593-1088

Salary Information: TBD


LICSW Director of Resident Services

Hiring Company: The Foley Senior Residences
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description


The Foley Senior Residences is a community that respects and encourages resident's independence, while providing a full spectrum of amenities and support services to meet their every need.

The LICSW Director of Resident Services is supervised by the Executive Director and serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary staff team with nurse care managers, community health workers, provider agencies, and executive director to provide the following: initial assessment of resident's service needs, proposal of a comprehensive service plan to meet the identified needs, and periodic assessment updates to original service plan.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Work in partnership with care management team (nurses, executive director, provider agencies) to assess and meet needs of incoming and current residents.
  2. Participate in the interview process of prospective residents providing relevant input based upon their initial assessment of an applicant's needs.
  3. Serve as primary contact with provider agencies servicing residents; responsible for monitoring the success of agency involvement.
  4. Screen residents for mental health/substance abuse problems and psychosocial factors impacting residency.
  5. Assist the Executive Director in addressing the needs of those residents who are facing financial and social issues that jeopardize their tenancy.
  6. Work in conjunction with the Activities Coordinator to develop programs, services and activities which enable and empower residents to live independently in a cooperative community.
  7. Participate in weekly resident review meetings with Executive Director, RN's, LPN's nurses, and other collaborating partners, and support the team through care coordination planning for residents with various behavioral and medical needs.
  8. Identify and manage risk for specific populations such as substance using, mentally impaired, elders, disabled.
  9. Identify and effectively utilize community based services to support resident's needs.
  10. Engage family members to assist in assessment and care planning.
  11. Collaborate with nursing and property management team to offer support in the context of mental health and substance abuse disorders that may affect tenancy.
  12. Maintain personal, emergency and health referral information for each resident including meeting annually with residents to update such files.
  13. Share the responsibility with the Executive Director for preparing a monthly newsletter distributed to all residents.
  14. Share the responsibility with the Executive Director for establishing the structure for and creation of a working Resident Council overseeing in-house program development.
  15. Complete necessary progress and managed care documentation, statistics and other required paperwork.
  16. Provide all necessary documentation in resident file in an effective and timely fashion.
  17. Actively participate in Trinity Management Resident Service Department team meetings.
  18. Participate in teaching and training activities, including continuing education activities needed to maintain yearly licensing requirements.
  19. Provide supervision for social work interns.
  20. Navigate federal, state and community entitlement programs, insurance benefits, and Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Health services. Support residents with applications and assists with follow-up as appropriate.
  21. Practice according to the ethical standards of NASW Code of Ethics.
  22. Performs other related duties as assigned from time to time which may be determined necessary for the well-being of the total operations of the Foley Senior Residences.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

LICSW required

Contact Information

Send cover letter and resume to: Anne Moriarty at afmconsult23@gmail.com


Social Services Advocate-Full TIme

Hiring Company: Boston District and Superior Court Offices
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Public Defender Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking to fill a full time Social Services Advocate position for the Boston District and Superior Court offices.

The Social Services Advocate in these Public Defender Division offices is an integral member of the criminal defense team.  Led by the attorney, the defense team provides zealous criminal defense and advocacy services to indigent defendants who are charged with criminal offenses. The Social Services Advocate works with the attorney, investigator and other team members to prepare a client's case and to obtain the best possible legal outcome for the client.  The role includes client bio-psychosocial interviewing and assessment, social history investigation, clinical case management, alternative treatment and sentencing planning, report writing, testifying, and making direct connections between clients and programs.  Social services intervention occurs at all stages of the court process, from arraignment through post-conviction.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Master's degree in social work, human services,, psychology or related field required; an undergraduate degree may be considered in some circumstances
  • Knowledge of social, psychological, economic, legal and medical factors that influence the behavior
  • Skills in client interviewing, assessment, case management and treatment planning
  • Skills in interacting with persons of various social, racial, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Knowledge of public and private social services systems and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively orally and in writing
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet with clients, bring clients to programs, attend meetings, conduct collateral interviews, and handle emergencies
  • Must have insured, reliable and available transportation, and a valid MA driver's license
  • Knowledge of defense practice, the criminal justice system, and/or corrections is a plus, but not required
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus

The Social Services Advocate works under the supervision of the Social Services Advocates Director, with administrative direction provided by the Superior Court office head and District Court director. As part of the defense team, the Social Services Advocate will take direction on a case from the lead attorney and work collaboratively with investigators, secretarial staff, retained experts, law students and other interns. The Social Services Advocate must adhere to the rules of confidentiality under the attorney-client relationship.

Contact Information

Email a written statement of interest and resume to SSAdvocate@publiccounsel.net

Please submit by November 1, 2012, though applications may be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience


Part-Time Social Worker Fluent in Cape Verdean Creole

Hiring Company: Boston Institute of Newcomers Academy
Location: Dorchester, MA

Requirements/Qualifications

Must be a Cape Verdean M.S.W. fluent in Cape Verdean Creole

Contact Information

Nylton Andrade at (617) 908-3272


Early Childhood Trauma Specialist - Institute for Health and Recovery

Hiring Company: Institute for Health and Recovery
Location: This position is based at IHR Headquarters, Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Early Childhood Trauma Specialist supports IHR's mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, adolescents, and their families who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma, homelessness and HIV, by providing training and consultation addressing young children's experiences of trauma. The training is for early childhood intervention and substance abuse treatment programs. This position will focus on programs in Central and Western Massachusetts, including Framingham, Leominster, and Northampton.

Location: This position is based at IHR Headquarters, Cambridge, MA
Supervision: The Early Childhood Trauma Specialist reports to Director of Early Childhood Services
Hours: Part time, 24 hours per week

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in identifying programs in need of training and assess specific program needs
  • Plan training that incorporates approaches to early childhood trauma recognized and endorsed by IHR and the National Children's Traumatic Stress Network
  • Deliver training/technical assistance to staff of identified family residential treatment and Early Intervention programs on the principles of Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • Incorporate trauma-informed framework into family residential treatment programs through on site modeling and other activities
  • Assist residential treatment program staff in identifying early childhood resources in their communities
  • Compile evaluations from trainings and feedback from treatment and EI staff
  • Within identified communities, extend training opportunities to staff in other early childhood programs or maternal child health home visiting programs
  • Work with all levels of treatment programs to ensure they have the capacity to respond to requirements
  • Maintain and update BSAS websites
  • With Director of Early Childhood Services and IHR Assistant Director, periodically review training agendas to update

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Psychology, or similar field, with particular emphasis on childhood trauma, substance-use and co-occurring disorders
  • Experience working with young children and their families in preschool, early childhood education , or residential treatment settings, with a focus on trauma, attachment and parenting
  • Familiarity with early childhood interventions addressing trauma, such as Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • Strong understanding of child development and attachment, especially in children birth to five years
  • Understanding the impact of addiction as well as substance abuse treatment on families
  • Experience providing training and hands on technical assistance and consultation, particularly on the implementation of evidence-based practices, such as Child Parent Psychotherapy, Nurturing Program, etc.
  • Some understanding of early childhood resources in Massachusetts
  • Excellent communication, writing and reporting skills
  • Familiarity with child welfare issues, especially as they impact substance abuse
  • Must possess car and valid driver's license.

Contact Information

To apply submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to: hr@healthrecovery.org

Salary Information: IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is an AA/EOE.


Program Coodinator for BRIGHT II - Institute for Health and Recovery

Hiring Company: Institute for Health and Recovery

Job Description

The Institute for Health and Recovery is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) Program Coordinator to manage BRIGHT II. The Program Coordinator for BRIGHT II will support IHR's mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant and parenting women and their children, who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma by overseeing a federal research project that provides for the development and delivery of resilience-building trauma-informed services for young children (ages 0-7), and their mothers, at three participating Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and the Nurturing Program (NP).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision and coordination of BRIGHT II
  • Work with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Consultant to oversee and manage all BRIGHT II activities
  • Train and supervise BRIGHT II staff
  • Meet regularly with key management staff
  • Train OTP staff on trauma and its impact on young children and their development
  • Work with OTP staff to support the development of a trauma-informed care and to foster supportive, nurturing relationships between mothers and children
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision in the use of EBPs (CPP, NP, trauma-informed care)
  • Provide direct intervention with children and mothers as needed, using CPP and NP
  • Coordinate team activities for NCTSN CPP Learning Collaborative
  • Recruit and convene BRIGHT II Advisory Committee
  • Convene BRIGHT II staff meetings
  • Act as liaison with evaluation staff

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in social work, counseling, psychology, public health or related field, clinical license required
  • At least 10 years of experience, specifically working with young children, trauma and substance use/mental health disorders
  • Previous supervisory and training experience required
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver's license and regular access to a reliable vehicle

Contact Information

To apply, submit resume and formal cover letter to:hr@healthrecovery.org

Salary Information: IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. AA/EEO.


Family Recovery Specialists (4) - Institute for Health and Recovery

Hiring Company: Institute for Health and Recovery
Location: New Bedford/Fall River Area

Job Description


The Institute for Health and Recovery is seeking to hire four (4) full-time Family Recovery Specialists. The Family Recovery Specialists (4) will support the Family Recovery Project and IHR's mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, children, adolescents, and families who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma by providing intensive home- and community-based therapeutic services and case  management to families engaged with DCF in Fall River and New Bedford, MA. These positions are full-time (40 hours per week) and are based in the New Bedford/Fall River Area.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage active caseload of 15 families, maintaining ongoing record of service implementation
  • Conduct home visits and participate in collecting clinical data on each family
  • Implement family-centered service planning designed to stabilize family, address child safety/socio-emotional and  developmental needs, and substance use / co-occurring disorders
  • Work intensively with families to engage in substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment, address goals and objectives of family service plan
  • Use evidence-based practice in treatment with families, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Nurturing Program (NP), and Seeking Safety (SS)
  • Attend all relevant meetings with and for families
  • Maintain communication with all key partners working with the family
  • Lead groups in community-based settings focused on parenting and trauma recovery
  • Ensure that planned services are delivered in timely fashion and with high quality
  • Coordinate quarterly meetings of service partners to review, monitor and update family service plan
  • Collaborate with service providers regarding roles, responsibilities, and timing of services
  • Integrate requirements of DCF service plan into individualized family service plan
  • Participate regularly in Regional Council meetings to develop and maintain strong relationships with
  • community agencies.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records, attend all project and agency meetings, meet regularly with Clinical Services Coordinator.

Requirements/Qualifications


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, or related field required, license strongly preferred Bilingual (Portuguese/English and/or Spanish/English) preferred, bicultural applicants encouraged to apply
  • Experience in family-centered behavioral health treatment, children's early intervention, and child developmental and mental health services
  • Ability to work with identified service providers and DCF to design a cohesive service plan
  • Skills in Motivational Interviewing, strengths-based, trauma-informed service delivery preferred
  • Knowledge of southeastern region agencies and services a plus
  • Experience working in home based settings and with a multidisciplinary team
  • Must have regular access to reliable vehicle and MA drivers' License

Contact Information

To apply, send formal cover letter and resume to hr@healthrecovery.org

Salary Information: IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. A/EEO.


MSW Social Worker Bi-lingual in Spanish: FES Program

Hiring Company: Traveler's Aid Family Services
Location: 727 Atlantic Ave, Boston MA

Job Description

Objective:  To provide comprehensive case management and crisis intervention services to homeless families. 

Scope:  The social worker in the Family Emergency Solutions program is responsible for handling a case load of families who are homeless and in need of emergency shelter, crisis management, referral, initiation of search for permanent or alternative housing, and other relevant social services.      

Responsibilities:
• Participate as a member of the emergency solutions team in managing the responses and services for homeless families.
• Manage the response to self referrals, phone referrals, and walk-in clients seeking emergency shelter.
• Follow up with families placed overnight and during the weekend.
• Complete assessments and develop short-term service goals addressing re-housing and/or shelter needs.
• Provide advocacy for basic needs and other main stream benefits including food, medical care, etc.
• Provide ongoing case management services and follow-up services to clients through a transition.
• Attain working knowledge of policies and practices effecting homeless families.
• Develop and maintain regular contact with public and private agencies to coordinate effectively on behalf of the client.
• Complete all documentation needed for case management and eligibility. 
• Input all required data into agency's electronic system and assist in maintaining database for all families in the program.
• Participate in supervision and other activities related to professional development as determined in supervision annual performance plan.
• Attend and participate in team, clinical, and staff meetings.
• Assume all other responsibilities as assigned.    

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm three days a week and 9:30 am — 6:00 pm twice a week with additional flexibility to work evenings to accommodate the needs of the program and participants.  

Reports to:  Program Manager, Triage, Prevention, and Rapid Re-housing. 

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Travelers Aid Family Services 727 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111 Email: hr@tafsboston.org  

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:  
• Masters in Social Work. 
•  Bi-lingual, English/Spanish 
• Experience in urban environment.  
• Understanding of diverse, homeless populations.  
• Experience with families and children and crisis management and awareness of strength based approaches and child development preferred. 
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment serving families.  
• Flexibility essential. 

Contact Information

Henry Biedrzycki
hr@tafsboston.org

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