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October 2013

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Social Worker

Hiring Company: Kathleen Daniel Nursing and Rehab Center
Location: Framingham

Job Description

* Provide direct service to all residents in the facility as needed and as in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of Long term Care Facilities.
* Participate and plan for In service Training for all members of the nursing staff with respect to the role of social service and understanding the emotional needs of the aged and their response to illness if qualified.
* Consult with nursing and paramedic personnel as needed.
* Conduct psychosocial assessments on new patients and help in the transition to LTC.
* Participate in Care plan meetings and record pertinent social information in the resident chart and update resident charts on a quarterly/annual basis.
*Provide proper documentation of conferences.
*Participate in staff conferences and or confer with nursing staff soon after admission of the resident, at intervals during the resident stay at the facility and prior to discharge of the resident.
* Handle discharges for assigned unit.
* Assist Director of Social services in duties of the department as assigned.Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

Four year college or university degree in Social Work or other related field (Human Services). Proper licensure per regulations in Massachusetts and experience preferable in Long term Care. Knowledge of OBRA regulations.

Must be a Team player and good sense of humor a plus!

Contact Information

Contact:

Fran Smith
svarghese@kathleendanielnursing.com
(508) 872-8801 ext. 1024

Salary Information: Negotiable


Social Worker

Hiring Company: Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice
Location: Chelsea, MA

Job Description

Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice, a modestly-sized community-based non-profit hospice agency, is recruiting a compassionate, intelligent, team-oriented social worker to provide social services to its geriatric population.      Shwartz Hospice is the hospice and palliative care arm of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation.  For over 90 years the mission of the Chelsea Jewish Foundationhas been to provide high-quality, compassionate care to individuals of all backgrounds. The Foundation and its affiliates focus first on the health and well-being of residents,patients and families. In doing so, the Chelsea Jewish Foundation and its affiliates continually invest in advancing the standard of healthcare- revitalizing traditional models of care with the latest technologies and services to better serve and care for our residents and clients.    Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participating in the formation of an interdisciplinary plan of care for each patientbased on medical, nursing and psycho-social needs of the patient.
  • At admission,develop the comprehensive social service evaluation for the clinical record, to include the patient's social history, social and emotional need of the resident, working goals and treatment plan.
  • Assist hospice patients and their loved ones through the end of life experience by providing psychosocial education and emotional support.
  • Work as a part of an interdisciplinary team of nurses, a Chaplain, doctors, social workers and home health aides
  • Attend, participate and facilitate interdisciplinary plan of care meetings regularly to discus patient medical, psycho-social, physical and spiritual needs.
  • Assist families to find community resources, assist with funeral arrangements and as a liaison with other responsible parties
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of dementia and how to work with individuals with this disease at the various stages.
  • Able to advocate for the hospice patients needs and end of life goals
  • Provide supervision to volunteers and other social workers on the team
  • Work with other professionals in outside settings such as nursing homes, assisted livings, hospitals, etc.
  • Visit hospice patients on a regular basis to assess their needs and to meet plan of care goals. 
  •  Participate/lead Bereavement program within Hospice

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Massachusetts Social Work License.
  • Masters Degree in Social Work.LICSW preferred
  • Clinical social work experience in a health care setting a plus, preferably involving geriatrics.
  • New graduates welcome to apply.

Contact Information

Please submit cover letter and resume to jbolon@chelseajewish.org.


Part Time or Full Time Bilingual Spanish Speaking Clinician

Hiring Company: Children's Charter, Division of Key program
Location: Waltham, MA

Job Description

Children's Charter Trauma Clinic, the largest provider of Psychological trauma services in MA to children and families, is seeking a Part Time or Full Time Bilingual Spanish Speaking Clinician. License eligible or licensed clinical social worker or psychologist sought for a 30 hour outpatient clinic position, salaried with benefits or Full Time with added In-Home hours if desired. Position is to provide outpatient individual and family treatment, in Spanish. Must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish, knowledgeable regarding Latin American culture and experienced working with documented and undocumented immigrant populations. Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who have experienced trauma including sexual and physical abuse and intimate partner violence. The position requires flexible hours to accommodate school and work schedules, and must include at le ast two after school/evenings. The clinician will attend weekly team meetings, work collaboratively with interns and act as a liaison with community agencies. The clinician will receive at least one and up to two hours of individual supervision. Please mail, email or fax resumes to, mail: Paula Stahl, Director, Children's Charter Trauma Clinic, 77 Rumford Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02453, email: jbreton@key.org, fax: 781-894-1195.

Requirements/Qualifications

Master's level, license eligible or licensed clinical social worker or psychologist.

Contact Information

Please mail, email or fax resumes to, mail: Paula Stahl, Director, Children's Charter Trauma Clinic, 77 Rumford Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02453, email:jbreton@key.org, fax: 781-894-1195.

 

Salary Information: Ranged depending on experience


Clinical Social Worker, LCSW- Integrated Care Coordinator - Must be fluent in Spanish

Hiring Company: Mass. General Hospital
Location: Chelsea

Job Description

•Responsible for providing and coordinating screening and interventions for unhealthy substance use and depression in a primary care setting.
•Works collaboratively with a team to implement evidence-based services to primary care patients utilizing tools and training from Partners in Integrated Care
•Ensure systematic screening of adults for depression and unhealthy drug and alcohol use, using evidence-based screening forms.
•Conduct initial visit including detailed depression history and education about the nature of depression and the goals and expectations of treatment
•Use a variety of educational materials, brief intervention techniques, and community resources to engage patients, increase their motivation to change, and support patients in establishing behavior change goals and implementing plans to meet those goals.
•Use behavioral activation techniques with patients and an adjunct to other depression treatments•Establish a follow-up schedule and monitor patients' progress, using a patient tracking system
•Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and standardized data on all patients.
•Clearly and effectively communicate with the patient, PCP, consulting psychiatrist, and any external, providers, including informing the PCP about the patient's progress and discussing side effects and the treatment plan with the PCP
•Systematically review the caseload with the consulting psychiatrist each week, focusing on new patients and patients who have not adequately improved within specified timeframes.
•Develop a maintenance plan with patients, when appropriate, to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent a reoccurrence of symptoms of depression or unhealthy substance use
•Have the ability to run groups for depression and substance abuse as needed.

Requirements/Qualifications

MSW required

LICSW in MA required

At least 2 years in relevant setting (health care and/or behavioral health) required
Fluency in Spanish required

Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills

Comfort with a patient-centered approach that allows the patient's desires around behavioral change to inform the plan of care

Clinical skills or aptitude in problem-solving and behavioral change strategies, including Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Activation

Ability to serve as a critical liaison to facilitate connections between people in a collaborative role

Ability to provide accurate feedback about alcohol/drug use without judgment or discomfort

Ability and willingness to work in a time-limited, structured, and solution-focused environment

Ability to advocate on another's behalf

Ability and willingness to function independently and proactively in a primary health care setting

Ability to maintain a professional stance if conflicts arise with other staff

Flexibility to adapt to unforeseen needs or circumstances

Ability to work using electronic medical record

Effective use of the Internet and Microsoft Office programs such as Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Contact Information

If interested, please visit www.mghcareers.org to apply for job ID #2247631

Salary Information: DOE


Resident Services Coordinator (part-time)

Hiring Company: Maloney Properties, Inc.
Location: Belmont & Watertown

Job Description

Resident Service Coordinator

Maloney Properties is seeking candidates for a part-time Resident Services Coordinator role. The work hours for this position are 8:30am to 4:30pm (24 hours per week) with a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday preferred schedule. It is expected that this position will also expand to full-time by June 1, 2014. This position will be based at Waverly Woods, a 40 unit multi-family site in Watertown, MA. In November of 2013, the role will expanded to provide services at 2 additional properties, a 25 unit elderly site and a 18 unit multi-family site in Belmont. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the initial assessment of services needs for all residents including primary contact with provider agencies, development of programs, services and activities. Previous experience as a Resident Service Coordinator is preferred. A BA, or higher in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Counseling or related specialty or significant work experience relevant to the position is r equired. Strong Micro Soft Office skills are also required.

The goal of the Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) is to enhance the ability of residents to uphold their lease obligations, such as paying rent on time, taking proper care of the unit, and insuring quiet enjoyment of the property for all residents and surrounding neighbors. The RSC also promotes programs and efforts that enhances a resident's quality of life and help build healthy communities. This position also ensures the provision of program support and/or intervention for individuals and families through the coordination of community resources.

The successful individual will have a strong desire to be part of a true, diverse team and to work in an environment that fosters learning and professional development through interaction with other property management professionals in a stable and growing company. The successful candidate will have had a positive experience of working as part of a team of professionals. Maloney Properties has a proven track record in employee development and sees its employees as its future leaders. Maloney Properties is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maloney Properties, Inc. specializes in the management and marketing of large residential properties. Currently, Maloney Properties is involved with over 85 housing developments containing over 8,500 units of housing. These properties, consisting of townhouse communities and luxury high-rise developments are primarily located in Boston, and the Greater Boston area. Maloney Properties, Inc. also manages several large residential communities in the States of Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

At Maloney Properties, we offer our employees a competitive salary and benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan, medical and dental insurance, life and long-term disability benefits, paid sick time, paid company holidays and paid vacation, recruitment bonus benefits, confidential employee assistance programs and tuition reimbursements. EOE Interested candidates should apply online via:

https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6584&jid=214909

Requirements/Qualifications

Previous experience as a Resident Service Coordinator is preferred. A BA, or higher in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Counseling or related specialty or significant work experience relevant to the position is required. Strong Micro Soft Office skills are also required.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should apply online via:

https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/ application/applink.aspx?cid= 6584&jid=214909

Salary Information: negotiable


House Manager

Hiring Company: Veteran Affairs Hospital - Women's Transitional Residence Program
Location: Jamaica Plain, Ma

Job Description

General Duties: Primary responsibilities are to provide after-hours and weekend coverage in a residential program for women veterans recovering from substance abuse and other mental health issues. The incumbent would be one of three house managers whose responsibilities are to monitor and report on the physical condition of the house, security of the house, daily activities of residents, and unusual incidents or emergencies. Each House Manager receives training in Safety and Emergency Policies, along with weekly supervision from staff. In return for providing coverage for the house, House Managers live in the residence cost-free (rent and utilities covered) in a private room. The House Manager works 1-2 evening shifts per week and 1-2 weekend shifts per month. The house is located on a residential street in Jamaica Plain with easy access to the MBTA. There is also off-street parking available and free laundry in the building.

Specific Duties:

  1. 1. The House Manager serves as the person in charge during the following hours:
    1. Evening shifts - Monday through Thursday, 5:00pm-7:30 am. You are able to sleep while on shift but may be awakened in an emergency. Each house manager is on for 1-2 nights per week.
    2. Weekend shifts - Friday 5:00pm through Monday 7:30am, continuous. Each house manager is scheduled for 1-2 weekend shifts per month.
    3. Holidays — Holiday shifts are 24-hour shifts. The three house managers divide up the holiday shifts for all federal holidays.
  2. Enforcing program policies and notifying staff when residents are non-compliant.
  3. Securing all outside exits, making sure all residents adhere to the curfew, and notifying staff if a   resident has not returned.
  4. Reporting to staff any changes in a resident's behavior that might be indicative of medical, psychiatric, or behavioral problems.
  5. Supervising residents in completing chores.
  6. Conducting breathalyzer screens and collecting urine samples for drug tests.
  7. Participating in weekly supervision meetings and monthly team meetings.

Requirements/Qualifications

Ideal for an MSW graduate student seeking more experience and training.

Contact Information

Please send resume and/or cover letter to:
Kristin Angell, LICSW
(857) 364-2951
Kristin.Angell@va.gov

Salary Information: This is a live-in volunteer position.


LICSW Outpatient child CBT

Hiring Company: Training Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Location: Natick, MA

Job Description

Fee for service position providign training and close supervision in Child CBT with a family focus. Interested candidates must be eager to be trained in effective CBT technique with children, teens, and adults.

Requirements/Qualifications

LICSW

Contact Information

Dr. Kathleen Trainor
dr.trainor@trainorcenter.com
508-647-1644

Salary Information: Hourly fee for service


Manager of Guest Services

Hiring Company: St. Francis House
Location: 39 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Job Description

Organization Overview   St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in New England. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve over 800 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. Our basic and rehabilitative services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive care.

For 25 years, we have welcomed poor and homeless men and women who fear that their best days are behind them. We provide services, support, and a glimpse of what their lives can become: productive, healthy, fulfilling.

At St. Francis House, our mission and approach are simple: We believe in the worth of every human being, and we know from experience that when people have the right tools, change can happen. Big change. That's why we provide our guests with everything they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives: nutritious meals, clothing, access to medical care, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing.  For more information visit www.stfrancishouse.org.

Opportunity 

We are currently seeking an experienced manager to oversee the operations and staff of our Guest Services department.  Working closely with the Director of Programs and other members of the Leadership Team, this individual will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the programs and basic services that we provide to our guests including Security, Clothing, the Women's Center, the Day Center and the Housing Resource Center. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Provides leadership and direction and ensures the provision of services and programming in the day shelter  
  • Develops and ensures the implementation of policies and procedures with the goal of ensuring physical and emotional safety, providing basic services, and engaging guests  
  • Actively manages the performance and professional development of staff, giving consistent feedback, providing effective training and setting achievable goals  
  • Creates an environment that is safe and respectful with the intention of giving guests tools and opportunities to take positive steps in their lives  
  • Ensures that all guest records are kept in accordance with Saint Francis House policies and practices, including accurate data entry and appropriate use of the SFH database tool  
  • Creates and delivers accurate and timely reports on the status of Guest Services activities and outcomes.
  • Chairs the Saint Francis House Bar Committee, reviewing and making recommendations regarding guest barring  
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other providers to keep up to date on new programs and services and foster referral opportunities for guests  

The successful candidate will have a master's degree in human services or related field plus 3-5 years management experience, including direct supervision; solid organizational and planning abilities; excellent oral and written communication skills, a familiarity with Microsoft Office; and be a proven problem solver.

Compensation and Benefits  

We offer a very competitive salary and extensive benefits including:  

  • Medical and Dental Insurance      
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Four weeks paid Vacation per year
  • Twelve paid Holidays per year
  • Twelve paid Sick Days per year
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

Contact Information

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources,
email: fritzau@stfrancishouse.org
St. Francis House, 39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
AA/EOE


Bachelor's or Master's Level Clinician

Hiring Company: CASTLE Program
Location: Brockton, MA

Job Description

CASTLE provides 24-hour detox and stabilization (mental health and substance abuse) services for teens aged 13-18 from all over Massachusetts. The average length of stay is 2-3 weeks. We have 5 clinicians daily during the hours of 8am - 9:30pm, 7 days a week.

Currently, we are looking for a per diem Bachelor's or Master's level clinician for an 8-hour shift on Sundays (hours are flexible). This has been a good opportunity for experienced MSW/MA students - 2nd year or advanced standing - who are looking for work and a rich educational experience, as there are very few adolescent specific addiction treatment services (we are 1 of 2 in the state).

We are looking for someone with experience with adolescents in individual, group, and family work as well as some experience with clinical writing - progress notes, psychosocial assessments, and treatment plans. Training would also be provided for all of these requirements as well, and there is always a lead clinician on-site.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Experienced MSW/MA students - 2nd year or advanced standing - who are looking for work and a rich educational experience
  • We are looking for someone with experience with adolescents in individual, group, and family work as well as some experience with clinical writing - progress notes, psychosocial assessments, and treatment plans.

Contact Information

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Kimberly Fisher
Program Director
KFisher@hptc.org

Salary Information: per diem


Director of Support Services

Hiring Company: Footsteps
Location: New York City

Job Description

The Director of Support Services will oversee the provision of quality support services to Footsteps members, especially those in the early stages of their transitions. S/He will be responsible for deepening and broadening resources and programs that meet members' needs in the areas of emotional and social supports, legal supports and crisis intervention. The Director of Support Services will manage a team of staff that will promote a welcoming environment of support and understanding among Footsteps members. S/He will enhance programs with an eye towards sustainable growth, learning from past successes and adopting best practices from peer agencies. The ideal candidate will excel in strategic program development, organizational collaborations and staff management, and will also have extensive clinical social work experience.

Reports to: Executive Director

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Program Planning & Development
Lead program staff to identify members' needs around support services and maximize organizational impact.Develop and implement program strategy for emotional and social supports, legal supports and crisis intervention.Supervise the Support Services Team and ensure provision of quality services members, especially those in the early stages of their transition.Develop relationships with external agencies and individuals in order to best meet needs of membership.Oversee Footsteps' program calendar.Develop new initiatives, including legal supports and distance support.Ensure services, follow-up and resources for potential and new members are strong and streamlined.In collaboration with Executive Director and program staff, develop and implement program policies.In conjunction with Program Development and Operations Manager, develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to track the program impact.Stay up-to-date with developments in the community served as well as current events.

Additional Responsibilities
Oversee communications to Footsteps members about program offerings.Coordinate in-service trainings and meetings with external agencies.Represent Footsteps to partner agencies and relevant external stakeholders.Respond to requests for internal and external reports.

Support Services:
 Ensure maintenance of referral systemConduct a limited number of high need 1:1 intakes and supportive counseling sessions.Work with workshop facilitators to develop quality programs; facilitate workshops and groups as needed.Communicate with Footsteps staff members regarding participants' needs as they arise.

Requirements/Qualifications

Experience & Qualifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a minimum of 10 years of related work experience.
Track record of program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Demonstrated commitment to organizational collaborations; experience developing strategic partnerships a plus.
Strong knowledge of the New York social service arena, specifically in the following service areas: Mental Health, Family and Youth, Legal and Housing.
Comfort engaging with and exploring new uses of technology to support programs.
Ability to work flexible hours including 1-2 evenings per week and occasional Sundays.
Personal experience with the Footsteps population and/or individuals undergoing life transition, a plus.
Passion for Footsteps' mission and values.

Desired Competencies

Listens well, able to analyze issues and propose solutions.
Excellent interpersonal skills, comfort networking and presenting work to others.
Non-judgmental character and able to set aside personal beliefs in service to member needs.
Systems-oriented with demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism, and flexibility in approach to work.
Keen ability to manage project workflow; juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Congenial, collaborative personality with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented culture; also able to work independently when needed.
Takes initiative, comfort offering suggestions as well as asking for feedback and guidance.

Contact Information

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to opportunities@footstepsorg.org and indicate your name and "Director of Support Services" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the submission deadline of October 18, 2013.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Footsteps. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Information: 60,000 - 70,000


Non-tenure Track Faculty Opening for Fall, 2014 - Macro Practice

Hiring Company: Boston University School of Social Work
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Boston University School of Social Work invites applications for one non-tenure track position: Assistant Professor of Macro Practice. We seek candidates with teaching skills and scholarly expertise in Macro Practice such as community organizations, administration, management and/or related areas.  

Located in an unusually rich academic and international community, Boston offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with universities, community organizations, health and mental health settings. Distinguished by its urban mission and focus on social and economic justice, oppression and diversity, the School has a strong commitment to educating masters and doctoral social workers who will become leaders in a multicultural environment. Special areas of expertise within the school include community organizing, planning and management, health and mental health, aging, children and youth, trauma and families, substance abuse, and public health social work. The School of Social Work and Boston University foster an interdisciplinary collegial environment and seek to attract and retain a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber who are skilled in teaching, scholarship, and the application and integration of knowledge.

Requirements/Qualifications

Candidates should have at least five years of full-time practice experience (or the equivalent) with communities and organizations. Applicants must have an MSW or equivalent; a PhD or equivalent degree is desirable. Individuals must show evidence of strong teaching skills, clinical/community practice and service, and scholarly interests in practice, pedagogy and/or substantive social/community problems and populations.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2013 or until positions are filled. Early applications are encouraged. Visit our website at www.bu.edu/ssw.

BUSSW is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer; applications from minority individuals are strongly encouraged.

Contact Information

Please submit a letter of application outlining teaching and research/scholarship skills and experience, as well as a current CV, sample publications/writings, teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference to:

Search Committee/Dean's Office

Boston University School of Social Work

264 Bay State Road

Boston, MA 02215

deanssw@bu.edu 


Resident Services Coordinator - Bilingual/Brighton Campus

Hiring Company: Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Location: Brighton, MA

Job Description

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly is actively seeking candidates for its Resident Service Coordinator position. This person must be fully bilingual in Russian and English and will report to the Executive Director of the Brighton Campus.  The Resident Services Coordinator is responsible for service management within JCHE's Brighton facilities.  This position includes development of contacts with service providers and agencies for resident referrals and ongoing service management responsibility.  The Resident Services Coordinator educates residents on available services and monitors provision of services.  He or she works in conjunction with other Resident Services staff members.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:
1. Educate, assist, and advise residents and their families of available services and resources, both within JCHE and in the community.
2. Promote wellness activities for all residents, with an emphasis on those with dementia.
3. Assist residents in building formal and informal support networks among themselves and with community agencies.
4. Work as a team member with the other Resident Service Coordinators.
5. Assist in residents on resident situations and engage supportive services to alleviate problem situations.
6. Act as a liaison between community agencies, service providers, and residents.
7. Ensure resident and family understanding of lease and tenancy obligations. 
8. Monitor the delivery of services to residents to ensure they are appropriate, timely, and satisfactory.
9. Provide limited case management (i.e. evaluation of social, psychological, and physical need and the development of a service plan) for a resident when such is not being provided by any other agency.
10. Report all suspected abuse situations to the appropriate agency.
11. Advocate on behalf of residents for adequate, timely, and cost effective provision of services.
12.Meet with service providers as needed.
13. Assemble a directory of community services specific to dementia needs and available to residents, family, and staff.
14. Identify residents who need assistance.
15. Document significant contacts with residents, service providers, and families.
16. Maintain confidential files on all residents.
17. Pursue avenues for additional services through private, local, state, and federal sources.
18. Assist the accounting department with rent arrearages.
19. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

Requirements:

Qualifications:
1. Masters or Baccalaureate Degree, with concentration in Social Work, Gerontology, or other related fields.
2. Must be totally bilingual in English and Russian and have excellent communication skills.
3. Expertise in working with older adults 
4. Awareness of Federal and State entitlement programs.
5. Excellent communication skills — both oral and written in Russian and English is required.

Personal Skills and Abilities:
Interpersonal skills with the ability to work with older adults, families, and community agencies. Good organizational skills, involving the ability to manage time effectively and work independently. Good problem solving skills. Collaborative style, good team work skills. Appropriate in dress and demeanor. Emotionally generous personality.

Contact Information

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements by email to hrjobs@jche.org; by fax to (617) 912-8469, or by mail to Mary Murphy, Human Resources Manager, JCHE, 30 Wallingford Road, Brighton, MA  02135.  For further information about JCHE see our website at www.jche.org.  JCHE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


LICSW

Hiring Company: Addiction Recovery Management Service
Location: Mass. General Hospital Department of Psychiatry

Job Description

Announcing an opening for a 20-30 hour per week position for a LICSW with experience and expertise in the treatment of patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric problems. This position would be based in the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), an outpatient level treatment program for youth ages 14-26. ARMS services include outpatient individual therapy, group therapy, in addition to an intensive outpatient model of care. The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and care coordinators and is one of the clinical services in the Center for Addiction Medicine, based in the Psychiatry Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Requirements/Qualifications

The position requires expertise in assessment, brief/motivational intervention, group and individual psychotherapy utilizing evidence based practices, consultation, and treatment planning for adolescents and young adults (ages 14-26 years of age) with substance use disorders with or without co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Training and clinical experience working with adolescents and families is required. A substantial aspect of the position also focuses on providing services to parents in the form of parent guidance around managing their child's substance use, behavior issues, and supporting their recovery. Finally, a proportion (approximately 25%) of the position will also involve care linkage, community resource referrals, and case management for the general ARMS team.

Contact Information

This position reports to the Clinical Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine. Please submit vita and cover letter via email to Sabrina Fanger, ARMS Care Coordinator: sfanger@partners.org.

Salary Information: TBD


Clinical Intervention Staff (study coordinator)

Hiring Company: Partners in Hospice Care
Location: Boston

Job Description

Researchers in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah are seeking a part-time employee to deliver grief support to recently widowed persons living in the greater Boston area. The "Partners in Hospice Care" program (funded by a research grant from the National Cancer Institute) provides a 14-week intervention to older bereaved persons whose spouses and partners have recently died from cancer. The intervention consists of providing in-home visits to help the bereaved caregiver manage daily living tasks and telephone-based grief counseling/support. The intervention is delivered in both Salt Lake City and Boston.

This particular posting is for someone to deliver the intervention in the Boston area.  The position would not include tasks related to participant enrollment/consent, data collection, or data management tasks associated with the larger research grant.

The posting is for a "part-time" position with minimal, flexible hours.  Some of our current staff members are working with one participant at a time (approximately 2-3 hours every week for 14 weeks), and others choose to work with multiple participants at a time.  We hope that the new staff members would be available to take on 2-3 participants at a time, but realize that the work-flow and hours are not guaranteed or steady.  Work-flow and hours are dependent on when participants enroll in the study, and when they enter the widowhood role.  Individual work schedules are completely determined by the staff member, in conjunction with the participant they are assigned to assist.       

Responsibilities

  1. Coordinating a personalized intervention schedule with assigned participants, using an on-line data management system.
  2. Conducting initial home visits with research participants in order to orient them to study protocol, data collection schedule, and a needs assessment to evaluate how they are coping with their new widowed role.
  3. Providing individualized telephone-based grief support with participants.
  4. Meeting with participants in-person (usually at the participant's home) to help teach or empower them to manage the tasks of daily living.
  5. Participating in staff meetings with other interventionists, researchers, and study coordinators.

Requirements/Qualifications

IRB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within six months of hire and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Preferences
The incumbent must have the background and skills to work well with scientists, clinical staff, and research participants. Organizational skills and compassionate personality are expected. Access to personal transportation and residing in the greater Boston area is also required. All hired staff will be trained and supervised to ensure that they are delivering the intervention and to ensure that all research protocols will be followed.

BS/BA or MS/MA/MSW in social work, social/behavioral science, gerontology or related field. Students working in these areas who are currently completing degrees will be considered.

Research experience, clinical/counseling background, and interests in working with older adults. Research and/or clinical experience in the end-of-life or bereavement field is a plus. Already completed CITI research ethics training is desired, or would need to be fulfilled upon hiring into the position.

Additional Information
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Applicants must reside in the greater Boston area and provide personal transportation (i.e. automobile) to the participants' homes.  The service area includes Boston proper, and extends North and east of the city. Staff are reimbursed for time/mileage associated with traveling to participants' homes.  This position is funded by a federal grant ending in 2015.

Contact Information

To apply: Students must officially submit an application to the HR system at University of Utah:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/26589

Before applying, interested persons are welcome to contact me via email (Rebecca.utz@utah.edu) or phone (801 699 5685) to learn more about the project.

Salary Information: $15-$24 per hour


Project Coordinator

Hiring Company: The Full Frame Initiative
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The mission of the Full Frame Initiative is to change systems so that people andcommunities experiencing poverty, violence and trauma have the tools, supports andresources they need to thrive.

The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national nonprofit that works to achieve this missionthrough a novel approach that does not require new programs or significant new funding. It does require taking action on two factors FFI has discovered:

  1. The small number of organizations that are effective with highly marginalized people and communities share a common DNA: they support people in the full frame of theirlives.
  2. Many more organizations are primed for this full frame practice, but they are stymiedby systemic barriers.

In partnership with allies in government, nonprofits, academia and local communities, FFIdocuments and advances, and removes barriers to, the Full Frame Approach — principles andpractices common among social service organizations highly effective in helping multiplychallengedpeople and communities thrive.

FFI is leading a social movement through networks of social service organizations and allies,to support and sustain Full Frame organizations. FFI creates intentional space for critical conversations and peer learning opportunities so that participating organizations can shareexpertise, demonstrated best practices, and lessons learned; grapple with the challenges and‘gray' areas of the work; and co-develop tools for assessment and outcome tracking.Together we identify and document the barriers to sustaining Full Frame work and engage instrategic advocacy to reduce these barriers. We create a shared agenda and ownership forimproving social services across the country, and across issue areas.

The Position

The Project Coordinator is a new, full-time, non-exempt position charged with: providing key administrative and programmatic support to FFI's various network initiatives including theemerging Greater Boston Network; supporting FFI's work to document the impact of Full Frame practice; serving as a liaison between FFI and organizations seeking to orient,document and measure their work in a more Full Frame way; conducting literature reviewsand synthesizing a variety of data and other information; and working with FFI staff to bridge practice, research and the life experience of those living at the intersection of poverty and violence. There will be significant opportunity to take on new responsibilities as the organization grows.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with, and report directly to, the Director of Network Growth and Strategy, who is located in Southern Maine. Periodic travel to Southern Maine is required.

The Project Coordinator preferably will be based in Greater Boston. FFI will consider candidates located in other parts of New England; however, practice experience in theProject Coordinator, September 2013 Boston area and knowledge of Boston-area programs and services is required. Regular travelthroughout Greater Boston is expected, and occasional trips out of the region may berequired. All FFI staff members who work remotely from a home office are also required totravel to FFI's Greenfield, MA office on average once per month. All authorized work-relatedtravel costs will be covered by FFI in compliance with FFI's travel policy.

Primary Responsibilities

I. Network Coordination

  • Responsible for logistics for various convenings and trainings in and out of state, including identifying and reserving space, handling registration and travelarrangements for participants, and working with multiple schedules, locations, andtimelines.
  • Provide on-site support during convenings: trouble-shoot audio visual and otherlogistics, take notes, and help to ensure a smooth and productive experience for allparticipants.
  • Participate in planning calls with FFI staff, Network members and allies.
  • Research and help develop various materials and presentations (such as Powerpoint presentations, group exercises) for convenings, peer-to-peer consultations and other activities, for diverse audiences.
  • Work with FFI leadership to refine and implement a system for identifyingorganizations for Network engagement, and to track network activities and project deliverables.
  • Work with FFI leadership to design a process for gathering and analyzing data from Full Frame organizations to understand their effectiveness and build the case for the Full Frame Approach.
  • Represent FFI to Network members and allies with a high degree of professionalism and enthusiasm, developing relationships with these and other FFI partners.

II. Participate in staff meetings, retreats and other organizational activities.

III. Other responsibilities, as needed, to support a growing Network and organization.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, women's studies, sociology,
    culturally specific studies, or related field, and three years related work experience,
    such as in a nonprofit setting.
  • Experience working on issues related to domestic and community violence,
    community development, human services, homelessness and poverty, youth
    development, mental health, and/or diverse populations.
  • Experience and high comfort level with technology and web-based programs,
    including Google Apps, video conferencing, webinar software, and MS Office.
  • Experience with meeting planning, project coordination, communicating with team
    members about deadlines and progress, and general administrative support.
  • Ability to collect and synthesize information and data from various sources and
    formats, and make that information accessible to diverse audiences through reports,
    summaries, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate authentically and compellingly both verbally and
    in writing, with diverse stakeholders including program participants, frontline staff,
    organizational executives, and policy makers.
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  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling sensitive, proprietary or
    confidential information.
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and self-directed; able to take initiative, and
    identify and complete work independently.
  • Ability to travel regionally and out-of state, sometimes for multiple days at a time.

Desired Qualifications

  • Networked with experts in domestic and community violence, trauma, mental health,
    homelessness, poverty, community development, public health, evaluation, youth
    development, child welfare, and/or juvenile justice, particularly in the Greater Boston
    area.
  • Experience with or significant interest in networks, membership-based organizations,
    coalitions or other multi-stakeholder endeavors.
  • Experience and high comfort level working with a diverse, geographically scattered
    staff.
  • Experience in a start-up or rapid growth environment.

The people who do best at FFI

  • Take initiative and ownership of work.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and thrive in a diverse workplace.
  • Think and work on issues collectively by bringing independent position and expertise
    to bear.
  • Take the work, but not self, seriously.
  • Are deeply accountable to each other, to staff, to the organization and the
    communities we seek to impact.
  • Are eager to be part of building something and can tolerate "building the road as we
    walk it".
  • Work really hard and quickly.
  • Have expertise and don't need to be the expert about everything all the time.
  • Are so excited about FFI that they talk about it and share it with friends, colleagues
    and others.
  • Laugh a lot.
  • Show up.

Contact Information

To Apply

Please send your resume and a letter telling us a little bit about yourself and why you're interested in this position to talent@fullframeinitiative.org, with the subject line "Project Coordinator". We also ask that you include your full name in the name of your attached files. Deadline is November 1, 2013. The Full Frame Initiative is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.


Resource Development Specialist

Hiring Company: Health Leads
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

The Resource Development Specialist will be responsible for adding to and enhancing the content in ClientConnect, Health Leads' new resource database. ClientConnect is the primary source our staff and volunteers use at 19 clinics across six cities to connect low-income families to basic resources. This is a 20-hour/week position. Start date is on or around October 1; work will continue through the end of December. Specialist will report to the National Manager of Program Support. Pay rate is $12/hour. Hours are flexible from week to week. Some limited work may be done out of the office.

Organization:
Health Leads is a national non-profit that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Our mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients. Health Leads gives doctors in partner clinics the option of "prescribing" food, housing, or other critical resources — just as they would medication. Patients take their prescriptions to the clinic waiting room, where Health Leads' undergraduate volunteer Advocates are ready to help connect them to the resources they need to be healthy. Last year, Health Leads trained and deployed 1,000 Advocates and helped  9,000 low-income patients and their families in six cities connect to resources.  To learn more about Health Leads and our impact, please visit www.healthleadsusa.org. 

Requirements/Qualifications

Responsibilities will include:
• Analyzing existing resources in each of our six cities to identify gaps, problems, missing information and best practices
• Developing reports and recommendations for each city based on findings
• Working with supervisor to prioritize and carry out recommendations as needed
• Researching new resources for time-sensitive client work
• Researching resources for the organization's expansion into a new city
• Other related activities as assigned

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is a second-year social work or public health student with experience in human services. This person should be detail-oriented, able to work independently, and comfortable conducting phone interviews with service providers. Familiarity with Excel is preferred. 

Contact Information

Contact:
Interested candidates can email resume and cover letter to Jennifer Valenzuela, National Director of Program Support jvalenzuela@healthleadsusa.org  with the subject line "Resource Development Specialist Application."  No phone calls please .

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