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Juvenile Diversion Case Manager

Hiring Company: Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Juvenile Diversion Case Manager assists in determining which cases are appropriate for diversion, meets directly with diversion candidates and their parent/guardian to enter into Diversion Agreements, oversees compliance with the terms of the agreement, tracks the progress of each case, and is responsible for all administrative duties associated with the program. The Juvenile Diversion Case Manager works closely with MDAO personnel and other state agencies and community programs to ensure all diversion guidelines are followed.

 Responsibilities
o Intake Juvenile Diversion candidate referrals;
o Arrange intake interviews with Juvenile Diversion candidates and their parent/ guardian;
o Conduct intake interviews with Juvenile Diversion candidates;
o Determine which community programs make appropriate matches with the juveniles;
o Communicate with community programs to determine space availability and capacity to accept juveniles; o Complete Diversion Agreement with juveniles and their parent/guardian;
o Schedule status meetings with juveniles and their parent/guardian;
o Communicate with program staff, clinicians, and the Department of Children & Families to gather information about the juveniles;
o Communicate with juveniles and their families throughout the diversionary process;
o Communicate with programs to document and follow-up on juveniles' progress;
o Communicate with juvenile probation officers, school resource officers, school personnel and other involved parties regarding the juveniles' progress in Juvenile Diversion;
o Make final determination whether juveniles have successfully completed the Juvenile Diversion Agreement; o Follow up with local law enforcement regarding a juveniles' status in the program;
o Consult with Assistant District Attorneys assigned to the Juvenile Courts regarding:
o appropriate diversion candidateso feedback from school personnel, police, and diversion participantso status of juveniles in the program
o Prepare and transmit letters, agreements, and other communications as necessary;
o Enter case information into Excel spreadsheets and case management database;
o Complete data entry necessary to generate statistics for the Juvenile Diversion program.

Requirements/Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications *
o Masters in Social Work or similar education and experience with a demonstrated interest in juvenile justice
o Experience working directly with juvenile population
o Self starter, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
o Excellent organizational and project completion skills, with a strong attention to detail
o Ability to multitask in a high volume and fast paced environment
o Outstanding interpersonal skills and workplace etiquette
o A sincere interest in the public sector, the work of the MDAO, with an overall understanding of the criminal justice system and the prosecutor's role
o The sensitive and confidential nature of our work requires strong personal character, integrity, judgment and maturity
o Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
o A valid Massachusetts driver's license, as limited travel within the Greater Boston area and across Middlesex County is required

Contact Information

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit an MDAO Application form (found at www.middlesexda.com under the "Careers" tab) with a cover letter, resume, and a list of references, no later than August 14, 2013 to:

Patricia Gould
Assistant District Attorney / Hiring Coordinator  Director of Training & Professional Development
Middlesex District Attorney's Office
15 Commonwealth Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801
All signed applications can be sent regular postal delivery or by scanned PDF via email to mdaojobs@middlesexda.com. Please indicate in the "Subject" line the position you are applying for.

Salary Information: 32,000 - 42,000


Clinical Stabilization Coordinator

Hiring Company: HomeStart, Inc
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Dynamic, innovative non-profit agency seeks experienced person for our Central Square, Cambridge office. Ideal candidate will have strong clinical substance abuse and mental health experience. HomeStart is Greater Boston's leading provider of housing search and follow-up support services for homeless and low-income people.

 Responsibilities:
•Provide clinical expertise, support and consultation for the Cambridge team in collaboration with the Stabilization Director.
•Assist formerly homeless adults become independent and successful by providing follow-up case management services.
•Assist participants' transition from homeless-based to community based resources.
•Help participants maintain their housing.
•Establish and monitor mental health and substance abuse recovery plans.
•Travel throughout Greater Boston conducting home visits.
•Assist participants with budgeting skills and other activities of daily living.
•Run peer support groups and workshops for program participants as needed.
•Assist with administrative duties.
•Provide Cambridge Directors with back-up coverage for the Cambridge team.
•All participants will have mental illness, long histories of substance abuse, and limited experience with independent living.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:
•Strong clinical skills necessary, especially in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.
•Clinical certification (e.g. LICSW, licensed mental health worker, CADAC) or equivalent experience/education strongly preferred.
•Case management experience.
•Energetic and enthusiastic.
•Sense of humor.
•Experience with homeless population.
•Bilingual a plus.
•Strong leadership skills, flexibility, and ability to work collaboratively with others.
•Excellent project management skills, including time management, ability to organize and streamline tasks, complete work efficiently, and good follow-through on projects.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a broad range of people.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Basic math skills required.
•Computer skills (MS Windows, Word, Excel, internet, etc.) required.
•Dedication to helping people who are homeless move beyond shelter.

Contact Information

Please send resume/cover letter to Seth Michaelson, michaelson@homestart.org if interested. Email submissions only.

Salary Information: mid-thirties


Housing Operations Manager

Hiring Company: ABCD
Location: Boston

Job Description

Dear everyone,ABCD is currently hiring for a Housing Operations Manager for its Housing and Homelessness Department.

To apply or for more information please visit:
http://www.abcdaccess.net/JobSys/EachListing.cfm?id=2568

www.abcdaccess.net/JobSys/AllListings.cfm

Recruitment Team

Requirements/Qualifications

Candidate must have a Master's degree in Social Work, Human Services to related field, with three or five years of experience in human services preferably with homeless populations

Contact Information

Milagros Barreto
milagros.barreto@bostonabcd.org
(617) 348-6387


Sexual Violence and Prevention Services Specialist

Hiring Company: Brandeis University
Location: Waltham, MA

Job Description

Brandeis University seeks an experienced professional with a sophisticated understanding of the cultural and social causes of sexual assault to provide services to survivors and to coordinate prevention efforts in the campus community.  In the role of Sexual Assault Services & Prevention Specialist this person will coordinate advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, complying with the VAWA Federal Campus Security Act and Title IX regulations, serving as a liaison to student organizations, and conducting outreach and education events to promote a healthy campus environment.  

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a prevention and response specialist and provides educational interventions to students. Serves as an advocate for victims/survivors of sexual or other gender-based violence and as part of a coordinated campus response when needed. Provides sensitive and timely information to sexual or other gender-based violence victims/survivors about resources and reporting options.
  • Coordinates University activities that produce, implement, and review University policies and practices that effectively identify, prevent, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence/partner abuse, dating violence, and stalking. Responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of mandatory and evolving culturally competent campus-wide prevention, awareness, and educational programming and activities, such as bystander intervention education.
  • Convenes regular meetings of the University's Coordinated Community Response Team. Works with the Title IX Coordinator and Clery Act Coordinator. Provides cross training for the Team to build its knowledge and to improve the effectiveness of its efforts on behalf of all University members. Collaborates with local sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention and response partner organizations. Coordinates training for campus community partners, faculty and staff.  
  • Oversees the mechanisms of planning, resource allocation, data collection and communication systems that enable the University to ensure that all incoming students participate in relevant mandatory prevention and education programs through campus partnerships. In coordination with Public Safety, reviews data collection and communication systems supporting the link between campus security and local law enforcement for the purpose of tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions and convictions with respect to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus. 

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Master's in a relevant field, such as Criminology; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Social Work; Public Health; Education; Divinity; Rabbinical Studies; Sociology; Psychology; or Nursing; or a J.D.; or equivalent experience
  • Sophisticated theoretical understanding of the cultural and social causes of sexual and other gender-based violence; deep understanding of cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual, and gender diversity and the ability to lead programming tailored to the needs of individual groups (e.g., LGBTIQ, students of color, international students, student-athletes)
  • Ability to assess and refer students to a range of modes of healing, such as therapy, theater workshops, trauma-sensitive yoga, and other type of workshops; ability to direct a government grant (funding pending); familiarity with Title IX, Clery Act, and VAWA; experience as an advocate, prevention specialist, or provider of other services in the area of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking
  • Demonstrated ability to assess professional literature on sexual and other gender-based violence relevant to college students and to evaluate its applicability and utility for effectiveness on our campus
  • Demonstrated skills in gathering and synthesizing information to develop health promotion initiatives and educational materials for a diverse group of students; demonstrated skills in a variety of educational methods, including presentations, trainings, small group facilitation and individual sessions
  • Strong written/oral/interpersonal communication skills; and proficiency in a variety of computer software applications (word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint). Candidates must be willing to conduct periodic evening/weekend programs and events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a college/university setting; quantitative and qualitative research skills (e.g., research design, conducting focus groups, data analysis, etc.); experience collaborating with sexual assault and/or domestic violence community organizations; supervisory skills; budget skills; grant writing skills; multilingual competency.

Contact Information

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.


Case Manager

Hiring Company: Housing & Services, Inc.
Location: New York, NY

Job Description

Housing & Services, Inc. is seeking a Case Manager for Kenmore Hall. Our mission is to solve housing crises for all New Yorkers through permanent, cost-effective solutions. We provide hope and stability to frail individuals and families suffering from HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and addiction in safe and nurturing environments, empowering our residents to live as independently and crisis-free as possible in our four residential programs: The Cecil Hotel, Kenmore Hall, The Narragansett, and Scattered Site Housing.

The Case Manager will provide comprehensive case management services to their caseload including: coordination of care, individual counseling, advocacy, engagement/outreach, medical compliance monitoring and referral, care plans, regular home and office visits, and quality documentation in AWARDS (HMIS database) of the same. The Case Manager will contribute to a program culture that is client-centered, holistic, and committed to continuous improvement. The Case Manager is expected to participate in socialization activities and monthly House Meetings. The Case Manager will comply with all DHS and DOHMH guidelines and contractual requirements. All HSI programs adhere to a housing first approach and harm reduction model.

Requirements/Qualifications

Preferred MSW/LMSW with experience working with the formerly homeless. Preferred experience with the mentally ill, and chemically addicted; SPMI and MICA knowledgeable encouraged to apply. Must have excellent writng , computer and communication skills. Preferably knowledge of the AWARDS HMIS database. Knowledge of community resources, harm reduction and consumer-centered approach essential. A strong commitment to our mission and a dedication to those we serve paramount. Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred.

Contact Information

Please submit resume and cover letter to Ada Tavares, HR Manager, at atavares@hsi-ny.org


Massachusetts Democratic Party Internship

Hiring Company: Massachusetts Democratic Party
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

This fall, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is seeking passionate and dedicated interns interested in learning about the Massachusetts political process on a statewide level. This past election we proved how key grassroots organizing is to winning elections, and this internship is a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of how the Democratic Party works with elected officials and Democrats in all types of offices and positions across Massachusetts. We are seeking interns interested in learning about political outreach, communications, fieldwork, and fundraising. Our staff encourages interns to take leading roles in many ongoing projects and offers interns the opportunity to a foot in the door of Massachusetts's politics. - See more at:

Requirements/Qualifications

We are asking for between 10 to 12 hours a week minimum. Please send a resume and cover letter that expresses why you are interested in working for the Massachusetts Democratic Party to Travis Shofner, at tshofner@massdems.org. The deadline to apply is August 30, but we will be interviewing and accepting positions on a rolling basis.

Contact Information

Travis Shofner
tshofner@massdems.org
(617) 939-0800

Salary Information: unpaid


Case Manager

Hiring Company: Girls Incorporated of Lynn
Location: Lynn, MA

Job Description

JOB TITLE: ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISOR
DEPARTMENT: Middle School Program
REPORTS TO: Director of Middle School Program
OVERVIEW: The Academic and Career Advisor will provide girls in grades six through nine with academic support by designing and implementing programming which promotes girls' academic achievement and increases their awareness of future career options.
STATUS: This is a grant funded position for the period of September 2013 — December 2014. Twenty-nine hours a week during the school year and forty hours a week during the July and August summer program.
HOURLY RATE: $18.00
RESPONSIBILITIES:Coordinate the academic support component of the Odyssey program, the summer internship component for Eureka and Bridges programs, and general administrative duties.
Essential job functions include:0

  • Plan, implement and evaluate skill building academic workshops on a daily basis;0
  • Collect and track report cards and progress reports from members;0
  • Design and carry out an incentive and recognition program;0
  • Recruit, train and supervise peer tutors;0
  • Build and maintain relationships with girls and families through a variety of monthly communications;0 Identify and coordinate up to 20 summer internship host sites in Lynn in the field of science, math, technology and business;0
  • Train, place and supervise up to 20 teens in above internships;0
  • Coordinate Friday field trips;0
  • Prepare materials, monthly reports and program evaluations;0
  • Supervise participants' behavior and activities at all times;0
  • Assist with recruitment, program transportation, and special events.

Please send cover letter and resume to lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org. For more information, contact Lena Crowley at (781)592-9744 ext. 230.Conditional offers will be made based on successful completion of a CORI check.Girls Inc. of Lynn is an equal opportunity employer.

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in creating, planning and facilitating youth development programming with urban teens, preferably girls, from underserved backgrounds;
  • Familiar with the academic needs of middle school youth;
  • Experience working with youth representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages and abilities;
  • Understanding of gender issues affecting girls and young women;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to adapt between a youth friendly demeanor and a professional demeanor;
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts' curriculum frameworks;
  • Massachusetts drivers license and ability to drive girls to field trips and outings. Must be eligible and willing to obtain a Section 7D license;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the Internet;
  • Familiarity with the development needs of adolescent girls;
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as scheduled.

Contact Information

Lena Crowley
lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org
781-592-9744

Salary Information: $18 per hour, 29 hours per week


Student Services Manager

Hiring Company: Year Up
Location: 93 Summer St Boston MA 02110

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Services, the Student Services Manager will oversee the MSW internship program and provide individual and group support to Year Up students and alumni. The Student Services Manager will also psupport the Admissions team in their work with prospective students. A successful candidate will be skilled in clinical settings while also being comfortable testing new infrastructure, providing feedback, and contributing to the strategic conversations about program growth over the next five years. For candidates working towards their LICSW, compensation would include financial support towards achieving licensure within 1 year.

Requirements/Qualifications

•5+ years' experience in the workforce
•3+ years' experience as a counselor/therapist for at-risk individuals, particularly young adults
•Master of Social Work degree or a degree in a related field from an accredited program required
•LCSW required; must be working towards LICSW
•A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
•History of cultivating relationships and building alliances with agencies and schools 
•An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines 
•Impeccable reputation with regard to ethics and integrity 
•History of thriving in a fast paced, high growth, team oriented, flat organizational structure where priorities change rapidly, lines of authority are blurred and everyone rolls up their shirtsleeves 
•Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Contact Information

Jody Denoncour
jdenoncour@yearup.org

Salary Information: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience


Live-in Mental Health Counselor

Hiring Company: Wild Acre Inns
Location: Cambridge

Job Description

This is a fabulous, unique work opportunity in Cambridge.

Wild Acre Inns is seeking a Part-time (15 hours), Live-in Mental Health Counselor for their Independent Living Program in Cambridge, which serves adults with mental illness. Being a live-in counselor is an excellent opportunity, especially for current students, to save money on the cost of living while working towards your degree, or towards licensure, and also earning money along the way. Being the live-in mental health counselor, you are afforded FREE rent and FREE utilities for a lovely, spacious studio apartment within the client residential program (with private bathroom and kitchen), located directly between Harvard and Central Squares. Excellent access to the T and multiple bus routes to all places in the city. Parking for one vehicle is included. The job includes 15 hours of paid work per week, plus about 4 days of on-call. You will get very rich experiences with clients who have worked hard to overcome the obstacles that their illnesses have brought, and now enjoy th e luxuries of independent living, with some minimal staff support and guidance. Many of the clients have been with the program for years.

This position includes case management and leading therapeutic groups such as cooking group, games group, socialization hour, and outings in the community. The person in this position will work closely with the Clinical Residence Director, an LMHC, who is highly experienced and offers top notch supervision. You will surely learn a great deal working with her. She herself began in the company as the live-in counselor, and will gladly answer any questions you may have, and can arrange to give you a tour of the program and the apartment. Contact Evelyn below to learn more. You can also call the program directly to speak with me or the CRD, Raelee, at 617-864-5841.

If you are at all interested in this great opportunity, please don't hesitate to inquire about it. If some aspect sounds intimidating, I encourage you to still apply, as this position isn't done justice on paper! The clients are absolutely wonderful, as is the staff. You will learn a lot, in a warm and welcoming environment.

Feel free to contact me directly with questions. Send resumes and cover letters to Evelyn, whose contact information is listed below. Please be sure to let her know where you heard about this opportunity!

Thank you,

Yasmine Sasannejad, MA
Senior Case Manager, Rindge ILP
Wild Acre Inns
ysasannejad@wildacreinns.com

Requirements/Qualifications

-Bachelors in Counseling or related field, MA is a plus.
-Some experience with adults with mental illness.
-Valid driver's license.
-Unfortunately, no dogs or cats can reside at the program.

Contact Information

Fax or Mail resume to:

Evelyn Dunham
Human Resource Manager
Wild Acre Inns
108 Pleasant Street
Arlington, MA 02476
Fax: (781) 648-2762

Salary Information: Hourly; Determined by level of experience


Social Worker with concentration in Substance Abuse Treatment

Hiring Company: The Gavin Foundation
Location: South Boston, MA

Job Description

The Gavin Foundation is seeking a Social Worker (new graduates welcome) with experience working with Substance Abuse Treatment. The Gavin Foundation is a multi-service agency providing comprehensive, community- based substance abuse education, prevention and treatment. Located in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston,we serve more than 4,000 individuals each year through our adult, youth and community programs.  The Gavin Foundation works from a deep commitment to the community, including the widespread community of individuals and families in recovery.

We build recovery by supporting relationships among individuals, within families and within communities through independent programs — residential, outpatient, juvenile justice diversion, 12-step study, recidivism prevention, and parolee re-entry— and collaborative programs, such as a recovery high school, and recovery support for youth and young adults.

We strive to create effective prevention and treatment programs for vulnerable populations and innovative approaches built on fundamental principles and strong, productive alliances with the broader community.

Contact Information

Barbara Samek, LICSW

Simmons School of Social Work Class of ‘94

Vice President of Clinical Services

Gavin Foundation

210 Old Colony Ave.

South Boston, MA 02127

617-268-5000


CBT Child Therapist

Hiring Company: Trainor Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Location: 154 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760

Job Description

Receive training and supervision seeing children using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in an outpatient setting. Flexible hours.

Requirements/Qualifications

Licensed, experience working with children and parents. Desire to learn CBT with children.

Contact Information

KathleenTrainor
dr.trainor@kathleentrainor.com
(508) 647-1644

Salary Information: Dependent on number of patients seen.


Student Services Manager

Hiring Company: Year Up
Location: Boston

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Services, the Student Services Manager will oversee the MSW internship program and provide individual and group support to Year Up students and alumni. The Student Services Manager will also psupport the Admissions team in their work with prospective students. A successful candidate will be skilled in clinical settings while also being comfortable testing new infrastructure, providing feedback, and contributing to the strategic conversations about program growth over the next five years. For candidates working towards their LICSW, compensation would include financial support towards achieving licensure within 1 year.

Requirements/Qualifications

•5+ years' experience in the workforce
•3+ years' experience as a counselor/therapist for at-risk individuals, particularly young adults
•Master of Social Work degree or a degree in a related field from an accredited program required
•LCSW required; must be working towards LICSW
•A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
•History of cultivating relationships and building alliances with agencies and schools 
•An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines 
•Impeccable reputation with regard to ethics and integrity 
•History of thriving in a fast paced, high growth, team oriented, flat organizational structure where priorities change rapidly, lines of authority are blurred and everyone rolls up their shirtsleeves 
•Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Contact Information

Jody Denoncour
jdenoncour@yearup.org

Salary Information: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience


Community Social Worker

Hiring Company: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association
Location: Newton, MA

Job Description

BROAD FUNCTION   Responsible for the screening, matching and supervision of community based volunteers,   children, parent(s) or guardian(s). Reporting to the Vice President of Program Services, provide short-term counseling, family advocacy and case management.  

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES  
- Interview parent/guardian and child to complete assessment evaluation and determine the need and appropriateness of request for service.  
- Interview and prepare assessment evaluation for prospective volunteers and determine   appropriateness to serve as a JBBBS volunteer.  
- Prepare parent/guardian, child and volunteer for matching and assume responsibility for the supervision of each matched "Big and Little".  
- Maintain monthly statistics of active and inactive cases utilizing the agency's work flow management system (AIM)  
- Perform other duties at the discretion of the Vice President of Program Services or   President/CEO.  
- Appointments are often scheduled in the evening hours. Weekend work at Agency Special Events is also expected.

This position is a 35 hour per week position (7 hours paid and 1 hour unpaid for lunch each day). JBBBS offers a competitive salary based upon qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefit package which includes eligibility for subsidized medical and dental insurance after 60 days of employment, 20 days vacation on an annual basis, life insurance and a 403(b) plan. There is also an onsite health center (no charge) at the Newton JCC.

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

- Master of Social Work (MSW).  LCSW preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years experience in direct clinical services / case management with children and/or adolescents.
- Strong skills in MS Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL, Email) or equivalent.
- Strong communication skills
- Comfortable in a team work environment — a collaborative colleague
- Licensed Driver with car is a necessity.

Contact Information

Email resume and cover letter to lisa@jbbbs.org. No phone calls please.

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