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March 2014

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Friendshipworks seeking Friendly Visitor Coordinator

Hiring Company: FriendshipWorks
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Duties:

  • Recruit, interview, screen and train Friendly Visitor volunteers within assigned neighborhoods.
  • Develop neighborhood community outreach for referral of appropriate elder recipients.
  • Conduct home visits to assess needs of elder referrals.
  • Assign volunteers to be matched with elders according to their needs.
  • Maintain program data base on volunteers, recipients and referral sources.
  • Work with researcher on defining and measuring impact goals.
  • Manage "match" follow-up strategy Record stories about the "matches."
  • Participate with Friendly Visitor Team to organize four volunteer events per year: two educational workshops and two appreciation events.
  • Supervise interns and other volunteers as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years experience in Elder Services preferred
  • Demonstrated skill in relating to older people
  • Experience in assessing needs of elderly persons
  • Experience in training and/or education of volunteers
  • Ability to foster volunteer commitment and involvement
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and computer skills
  • Knowledge of health and social service resources in Boston preferred
  • Team player
  • Appreciation and understanding of interfaith and interracial work
  • Fluency in second language helpful

Contact Information

Please send cover letter and resume to Lois Waller, Director of Volunteer Programs, at jobs@fw4elders.org.
Application deadline: April 18, 2014
Start date: May 1, 2014

Behavioral Health Provider Seeking Clinicians

Hiring Company: Medoptions
Location: Various locations. See description

Job Description

MedOptions is the leading provider of behavioral health services toresidents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  We serviceover 600 facilities and 65,000 patients in seven states throughout NewEngland and the Mid-Atlantic states.  We expect to add 21,000 morepatients in 2014 so we are seeking clinicians who want to provide highquality care and make a difference in the lives of the residents theytreating.

We currently have positions in:

  • Boston, MA
  • Lowell/ Andover, MA
  • Worcester, MA
  • Fall River/ New Bedford, MA
  • Springfield, MA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Waterbury, CT
  • New Haven, CT
  • Fairfield County, CT
  • New London/ Norwich, CT

Our positions involve traveling to the same facilities on the same dayevery week to provide care to the residents. Therefore, we are lookingfor clinicians who are reliable and can do a consistent weekdayschedule. You will be part of a collaborative team that includespsychiatrists, nurse practitioners and clinical social workers.

Although you work fairly independently, you have the support of your clinical supervisor, peers and office staff. Our psychologists perform supportive therapy, group therapy, initial assessments and some testing. For more information, please contact Marianne Wright, Senior Vice President of Recruitment at 800.370.3651, ext 1164 or at mwright@medoptionsinc.com.

Contact Information

Marianne Wright
Senior Vice President of Recruitment
MedOptions
20 Research Parkway
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Phone: 800.370.3651 x1164
Fax: 888.788.4349

www.medoptionsinc.com

Email: mwright@medoptionsinc.com


Program Coordinator for Hospital Elder Life Program

Hiring Company: Hebrew SeniorLife
Location: Boston

Job Description

This Program Coordinator position is placed at the Aging Brain Center (ABC), a Harvard Medical School affiliate. HELP is an evidence-based model of hospital care designed to prevent delirium and functional decline among older adults in the hospital setting. This position will directly involve coordinating all activities of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) and support the Director of the Aging Brain Center on HELP and related projects. The Program Coordinator will assist existing HELP programs, support hospitals that plan to implement HELP, coordinate all conferences and meetings (Annual Conference, Special Interest Groups, Board meetings, etc), participate in grants and papers related to HELP, coordinate the general dissemination of the program, and work on other HELP-related projects. The Program Coordinator must have an understanding of issues relevant to the care of older patients in the hospital. A nursing degree and/or experience wi th hospital care is preferred. This position is excellent for an individual interested in the practical implementation of research into clinical care and in quality improvement in healthcare systems.

Requirements/Qualifications

• Coordination of HELP sites:
• Provide initial start-up support and mentorship for sites interested in developing HELP
• Develop and implement any necessary contracts or licensing required
• Mentor and directly support new sites throughout the implementation process
• Give presentations at annual conference, HELP sites or other programs
• Provide follow-up communication and facilitate mentorship to sites by Centers of Excellence.
• Support, track, and monitor hospitals that have established HELP programs, are in the implementation phase, or are contemplating implementation,
• Generate summary reports about sites or other program activities
• Monitor and evaluate use of HELP program materials
• Coordinate annual Center of Excellence application and review process
• Coordinate communication among HELP Advisory Board, Centers of Excellence, HELP sites, and other HELP related staff as needed
• Create training materials on implementation of HELP such as webinars or videos
• Annual HELP Conference planning and coordination:
• Plan the conference theme and agenda, arrange speakers and payments, finalize location, publicize conference and coordinate all other related activities
• Supervise day-to-day planning and organization; and network with attendees
• Give presentations and host meetings or events at annual conference, interest groups, and other national conferences and meetings as needed
• Plan awards or recognitions ceremonies
• General HELP activities:
• Update and maintain all aspects of the HELP website
• Spearhead the sustainability planning for the Coordinating Center and HELP programs, locate possible funding sources or revenue streams
• Manage other HELP related projects as assigned (examples include—but not limited to--TREND-LTC, HELP website project, HELP sustainability grant)
• Create and manage social media platforms for HELP including Facebook, Twitter, HELP Google Group, etc.
• Develop newsletter and other PR activities and announcements
• Review and manage HELP and related grant budget and track fees as needed
• Lead dissemination efforts of HELP
• Support the Director/Director of ABC in all HELP-related projects
• Occasional national travel and occasional weekend and evening work hours required
• The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, which would be in conformity with the level of the position

IV. Qualifications
• Master's degree and at least 3 years of project coordination or administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate has a master's or advanced clinical degree in nursing, social work, psychology, public health etc. Knowledge of hospital care is essential to this position. Previous experience working in the aging field or working with older patients preferred.
• Supervisory and management experience required.
• Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Commitment to excellence
• Outstanding problem-solving skills, self-motivated with ability to work independently. Must demonstrate discretion and independent judgment and provide comprehensive support for a complex and expanding program.
• High level of responsibility and accountability for the program
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team; outstanding communication skills required, both written and verbal.
• Demonstrated ability to work with health care professionals and staff in health care, including understanding clinical care needs and terminology
• Strong computer skills required; experience with Windows, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint required. Knowledge of website maintenance preferred.
• Must be flexible and able to adapt to change and new technologies.
• Ability to work well under time pressure and to adhere to deadlines.
• Strong prioritization and time management skills required
• Available for occasional travel
• Mature and reliable
• Must be professional, proactive, collaborative, conscientious and results-oriented individual. Must have an optimistic and positive demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, good intuition and able to adapt to changing priorities and display good, sound judgment with a sense of humor.
• Superb organizational skills. Must have solid analytical skills. Must be creative and proactive yet disciplined, discriminating and able to streamline work volume in order to maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily re-prioritizing. Must have ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle even difficult situations.

Contact Information

Eva Schmitt
evaschmitt@hsl.harvard.edu

Salary Information: commensurate with experience


LICSW Psychotherapist

Hiring Company: Westside Behavioral Health
Location: Brockton, MA (on Stoughton Line)

Job Description

Experienced LICSW needed for fee-for-service position in busy, well-established, multidisciplinary private group practice south of Boston. Assessments and therapy with individuals, couples and families. Great collegial support and collaboration. Great office atmosphere. Flexible hours. No on-call responsibilities. Substance abuse and couples experience a plus. Conveniently located off highway in renovated space. Please visit our website at www.westsidebh.com.

Requirements/Qualifications

LICSW and at least 3-5 years of experience

Contact Information

Please email CV to Michael Weiner at mistwein@comcast.net
Or FAX to 508-580-4404

Salary Information: Fee-for-service. Competitive rate.


Full time case manager

Hiring Company: Step by Step Supportive Services
Location: Brookline, MA

Job Description

Step By Step Supportive Services, Inc. (SBS) is a small non-profit organization specializing in providing customized support to adults with psychiatric, social and/or cognitive disabilities, both at the Residential and Outreach level. Our goal is to help our clients realize their highest potential for personal, social, and career success through the use of self-empowering and innovative therapeutic strategies.

We are seeking a full-time case manager to work alongside our clients and help them in realizing their dreams. The case manager at Step By Step will perform the following duties:
*Assist clients with day-to-day living including grocery shopping, apartment organization, and meal planning
*Coordinate and facilitate evening community dinner program (up to 4 individuals)
*Develop and implement support plans
*Collaborate closely with treatment teams and families
*Assist with planning and implementing client activity schedule
*Utilize all milieu activities as clinical opportunities for growth and independence
*Be an active part of a dynamic support team in clinical meetings
*Provide transportation support as needed
*Advocate with and for clients to obtain and maintain entitlements
*Be part of an on-call rotation
*Lead therapeutic groups

***This position includes weekend and evening hours***

SBS has been very successful because of our flexibility and ability to meet the unique needs of our clients. The case manager will be part of ateam that thrives in a fast paced environment and one that requires thinking outside the box to solve complex issues and support our clients toward greater independence.

Requirements/Qualifications

*Bachelors degree in related field with at least 2 years experience; Masters preferred
*Experience working in a residential and/or vocational setting preferred
*Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
*Excellent interpersonal skills
*Experience running groups
*Strong oral and written communication skills
*Strong organizational skills
*Willingness to work in a team environment
*Valid driver's license with good driving record

Contact Information

Nicole Chaggaris
nchaggaris@stepbystepss.org


Case Manager

Hiring Company: St. Mary's Center for Women & Children
Location: Dorchester, MA

Job Description

Provide support and advocacy for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children in residential/independent living program. Provide case management services geared toward school attendance and achievement, quality health care for families, improved parenting skills, safety, and healthy relationships. Commitment to providing trauma-informed services in the context of family-driven therapeutic milieu.

Requirements/Qualifications

Knowledge of adolescence and trauma. Experience with adolescent females a plus. Reliable, thoughtful, and responsible professional with residential experience is ideal. Hours include evenings and alternate weekends. BA/BS required. Graduate students welcomed!

Contact Information

CORI (criminal background check) and DCF background checks required as part of hiring process. Please send resumes to Brenda English at:
benglish@stmaryscenterma.org

Salary Information: $17 - $20 per hour


Residential Counselors

Hiring Company: St. Mary's Center for Women & Children
Location: East Boston & Dorchester

Job Description

We are looking for part-time and summer counselors to provide support to homeless families who have been placed in our emergency family shelters in East Boston (Crossroads Family Center) and Dorchester (Margaret's House). Counselors provide trauma-informed support and information to parents and their children who are often in crisis. We are looking for staff to cover day, evening, and overnight shifts, 7 days a week.

Requirements/Qualifications

Must be reliable, conscientious and a team player. Experience in residential setting a plus. Knowledge of homelessness and trauma a plus. Great work experience for students in social work training.

Contact Information

CORI (criminal background check) and DCF background check required as part of hiring process. Please send resumes to :Brenda English at benglish@stmaryscenterma.org

Salary Information: $15-$18


Various Positions available at Children's Hospital

Hiring Company: Children's Hospital
Location: Various, Around Boston

Job Description

Children's Hospital is seeking social workers for the following positions:

1.       New WEYMOUTH: 40 hour
2.       New WALTHAM: 24 hour
3.       New CHPCC: 20 hour
4.       New ED: Three positions-            
    A.      24-hour overnight, 11pm-7am, 3 nights weekly 
    B.      32-hour overnight, 11pm-7am, 4 nights weekly 
    C.      24-hour weekends, Sat/Sun 8am-8pm
5.       CARDIOLOGY INPATIENT: 40 hour/4-10's
6.       New PACU: 20 hour
7.       New PPOC: 40 hour, LICSW X 5 years' experience, clinical oversight and supervision of PPOC clinicians 8.       9 NW, INPATIENT, NEUROSCIENCE: 40 hour
9.       New Children's Hospital Integrated Care Organization (CHICO): 32 hour
10.     Outpatient Psychiatry—30 hour position to do psychotherapy with children 5-18 and run groups. LICSW eligible required.  Spanish fluency desirable, but not required.  Contact Beth Wharff.

To find more information on these and other positions at Children's Hospital Boston, visit:

http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities/search-career-opportunities


Medical Social Worker Licensed in Mass.

Hiring Company: Bright Care Inc.
Location: Worcester, MA

Job Description

Medical Social worker for Nursing Staff Agency -Position is Per Diem.A medical social worker takes on many roles. They are patient advocates and counselors, perform psychological assessments, refer patients and families to medical resources and provide patient and family assistance in obtaining financial and legal assistance. Most importantly, a medical social worker works to assure that the best interests of the patient are being met. Medical social workers advise and counsel patients and their families. They explain the nature of an illness and advise the patient and family on how to effectively deal with symptoms and treatment. A medical social worker also serves as a grief counselor to help patients and families deal with the trauma of experiencing a chronic or acute illness.

Families and patients often do not know where to turn to get medical care. A medical social worker assists patients and families in finding and arranging services such as in home care, nursing home care and counseling.Acute and chronic illnesses are expensive. Families may not be able to financially provide for the care of an ill family member. If the ill person is a parent, financial support for the care of dependents must also be dealt with. Medical social workers refer and assist patients in obtaining financial assistance, food assistance and health care coverage through city, state and federal programs.At times, a medical social worker serves as a patient advocate. The medical social worker acts as an intermediary between patients and the medical community. They are the voice for people who have communication barriers or cultural differences that make effective communication challenging. Without the medical social worker, these types of patients often fall between the cra cks--their health and emotional needs unknown.

Requirements/Qualifications

A Masters Degree in Social Work from a school of social work
licensure requirements: A current license in the state of Massachusetts, with one year social work experience in a health care setting.
Post-Masters Ability to effectively relate inter-personally to the unique personalities of individual clients/patients and families. Prefer experience with the Medicare program and participation in community agency activities. Reports to: Director of Nurses

Must live near Worcester, Ma 
Must Have own vehicle 
Must be License in Massachusetts 
Have 1-2 years of experience in the Health Care Setting

Contact Information

Barbara Scott

mailto:bscott@brightcareinc.comundefined

Salary Information: $ To Be Discussed


Children's Corps

Hiring Company: Fostering Change for Children
Location: New York City

Job Description

Children's Corps is an exciting program that supports and strengthens the child welfare system by supporting the individuals who service children and families in New York City. Children's Corps is building a community of professionals committed to serving children and families involved with the child welfare system and working to ensure that all children have safe, nurturing and stable homes.

Children's Corps looks for individuals who are dedicated to helping vulnerable children and families touched by the child welfare system. Once accepted into the program, members will enter the Children's Corps Summer Training Academy, which builds foundational skills to prepare for child welfare work. After completion of the training, members are placed in various frontline positions at agencies in New York City and Westchester, working in foster care, preventive services, and residential settings. Members are required to commit two years to their agency and to the work with children and families.

Children's Corps offers its members a rich experience to work, learn, grow, and make a difference in the lives of families! Benefits include: 
• A very close and supportive network of professionals, peers, and alumni
• Dynamic and comprehensive pre-service training and on-going support
• A job in NYC with full salary and benefits
• A place to accomplish personal and professional goals and to develop your skills as the next leader in child welfare

The Children's Corps approach strives to: 
• Prepare its members to enter this field and meet the needs of children and families
• Fully support it's members and their peers as they undertake this rewarding and challenging work
• Foster a community of leaders committed to advocating for and leading efforts to make fundamental changes to the child welfare system

Requirements/Qualifications

Eligibility Requirements:
• A minimum of a bachelor's degree before summer training begins
• US citizenship or permanent residency 
The ideal Children's Corps candidate is:
• Passionate about working to make a difference in the lives of children and families
• Eager to join a strong and supportive network and to develop professional skills
• Confident and motivated to make a 2-year commitment to working in child welfare
• Interested in a career in the non-profit/social justice sector
• Non-judgmental
• Flexible and resilient 
• Very organized, able to set priorities and multi-task

 

Contact Information

Please go to http://www. fosteringchangeforchildren. org/index.php/CC/applyand follow application directions. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Resumes will not suffice as an application. Final deadline is March 9th, 2014.

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