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Case Manager: Home Study and Post Release Services Case Specialist

Hiring Company: International Institue of New England
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description


POSITION: Case Manager: Home Study and Post Release Services Case Specialist

SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.

STATUS: Exempt, Full Time

The International Institute of New England (IINE) a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a Case Specialist for its Boston, Massachusetts office. The Case Specialist will work on an IINE-affiliated national Immigrant Children's Case Management Program to provide Home Study (HS) and Post Release Services (PRS) for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assessment of potential placements for UAC, including background interviews and home study
• Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UAC;
• Conducting calls, interviews, and home visits with UAC;
• Developing individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
• Maintaining case files;
• Providing information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require;
• Assessing the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices;
• Building a network of local pro bono legal resources/services and care providers to establish services for UAC, facilitating access/removing barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database;
• Submitting written reports as required;
• Coordinating/maintaining communication with key stakeholders; and
• Participating in regular training and communication sessions with both on-site and case work supervisor and contract's affiliate programming staff headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Requirements/Qualifications


REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor's degree (BA or BSW);
• Master's degree (MA or MSW) preferred;
• A minimum of two years' experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant and refugee children;
• Experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation;
• Prior experience with social service provision;
• Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources;
• Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
• Must have a valid driver's license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Position requires frequent local and long distance travel;
• Must be able to travel with limited notice;
• Fluency in Spanish required (a language proficiency exam is required); proficiency in additional languages a plus;
• Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
• Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
• Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.

Contact Information


JOB SITE LOCATION:
One Milk Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit via email a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Human Resources (HR@iine.us) with your name and the position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an employment interview. References will be required at time of interview.

No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.


International Institute of New England is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.


Recovery Support Specialist

Hiring Company: North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Location: Chelsea, MA

Job Description


The Recovery Support Specialist is a member of the Recovery Support Team of the CBFS Program. The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing, support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making, didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance with community integration with a person centered treatment approach. Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all persons assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must have a Driver's license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire (NSMHA provides these trainings).

Contact Information

All those who are interested please contact: sswitzer@northsuffolk.org

Salary Information: $30,000


Recovery Team Leader

Hiring Company: North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Location: Chelsea, MA

Job Description


The Recovery Team Leader is part of the Recovery Support Team and reports to the Program Manager. The Recovery Team Leader is responsible for ensuring the coordination of rehabilitative services for an assigned caseload of CBFS people and integration/coordination of all clinical and rehabilitative services for this caseload. This position provides team leadership, clinical supervision of a team of Recovery Support Specialists, Peer Specialists and Employment/Educational Specialists who provide a varied array of services to persons in the community. The Recovery Team Leader is also responsible for the assignment and deployment of other Recovery Specialists (substance use, health and wellness, etc.) in accordance with each person's Individualized Action Plan. The Recovery Team Leader also works closely with other NSMHA staff, other service providers, guardians, family members, community contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff.

Requirements/Qualifications


LPHA designation required. Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology or related field preferred. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) strongly preferred, Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) accepted. Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and persistent mental health issues preferred. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required. Must have Driver's license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire (NSMHA provides these trainings).

Contact Information

All those who are interested please contact: sswitzer@northsuffolk.org

Salary Information: $51,000+


Per Diem Residential Counselor

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

Job Description


rovide nurturance, supervision, support, and direct care to children, youth, and families who have experienced significant trauma and homelessness. Work in trauma-informed therapeutic residential settings to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of children, teens, and women and their babies.

 Per diem staff are sought for following hours in 24 hour setting:
M-F 3-11 pm shifts and 11pm - 7 am shifts
Saturday and Sunday 7 am-3 pm; 3-11 pm; amd 11 pm-7 a.m.
"On Call" standby shifts are also available at higher rate.

Requirements/Qualifications


Patience, empathy, maturity, and emotional resilience. Social Work students and those considering work with vulnerable populations are sought for this work. Bachelors preferred. Residential or hospital experience a plus.

Contact Information

If interested please send resume and cover letter to
benglish@stmaryscenterma.org

Salary Information: $14 per hour


Housing and Homelessness Department

Job Description


Work in conjunction with the DHCD placement department on the placement and discharge of clients for the Scattered Site Program. Act as a liaison with the property managers in regards to leases, payments, facility and maintenance
management, key and lock changes, new client enrollees and discharges, and conflict resolution. Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the unit and furnishings. Ensure timely invoicing and payment of all costs associated with the Scattered Site, such as rent, utilities, supplies, furnishings, and maintenance. Responsible for the ordering, stocking, and inventory of supplies and furnishings for each unit. Ensure that clients abide by the rules and regulations of the property and program as it relates to cleanliness and unit upkeep, garbage disposal, parking, noise, guests, curfew, etc. conduct inspections on a weekly basis and provide reports and violation notifications to the Shelter Manager and Housing Director. Complete DHCD daily bed register into ETO system. Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements/Qualifications


Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of property management experience required. Some college study or property management certification preferred. Must have demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to accuracy required. Must have the ability to interact professionally with staff at various levels. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Contact Information


All applications and inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Department,

178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111, Fax: (617) 423-7693, or email hr@bostonabcd.org

Please visit our website at www.bostonabcd.org for additional employment listings.

Salary Information: TBD


Scattered Site Shelter Manager

Hiring Company: ABCD- Action for Boston Community Development
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description


Responsible for the management, operations, and supervision of staff for the Scattered Site Shelter in accordance with DHCD and agency policies, regulations,
and performance standards. Develop and manage the direct service infrastructure
with special focus on providing clinical programming, protocols, and oversight.
Implement and enforce protocols related to unit inspections, facilities management, and new client enrollments, transfers, terminations, and placements. Ensure that high quality services are delivered to households in need and develop systems, programs, policies, and protocols to support families and staff related to crisis management, domestic violence, mental health, and child welfare and parenting. Assist Housing Director with financial management as it relates to
shelter budget and supplies as well as with the development and implementation of annual program goals. Collaborate with city, state, and local agencies providing housing and homelessness prevention services. Coordinate with internal departments and neighborhood service areas to insure quality collaborative efforts. Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements/Qualifications


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field, with five to ten years of experience in human services and an understanding of housing and homelessness issues required. Master's degree in Social Work or related field strongly preferred. Clinical licensure highly desired. Prior experience in shelter management and training and supervision of staff preferred. Must have strong written, verbal, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Must be willing to conduct home visits in various Boston neighborhoods. Ability to work and establish boundaries with staff and clients required. Must be able to work with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Valid driver's license required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Contact Information


All applications and inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Department,

178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111, Fax: (617) 423-7693, or email hr@bostonabcd.org

Please visit our website at www.bostonabcd.org for additional employment listings.

Salary Information: TBD


Deland Fellowship in Health Care and Society, 2015-2016

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

Job Description


The Deland Fellowship Program in Health Care and Society prepares professionals to be leaders of tomorrow's health care institutions. During this one-year fellowship, appointees develop skills which are fundamental to the operations of an academic and community-based medical center.

The program is based at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a world leader in patient care, medical education and research, and a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and at the community hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. The fellowship experience is further enhanced by the hospital's membership in the Partners HealthCare System, founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. This integrated system, the largest in the Boston area, is advancing the field of health care through collaborative clinical programs, teaching and research initiatives.

The program is a distinctive and unique learning opportunity. Through project-based learning guided by senior management, Deland fellows focus on effective ways to bridge the worlds of medicine and administrative management. Fellows pursing administrative roles gain understanding of the clinical aspects of healthcare; and clinician fellows explore the principles of management, operations and finance.

 Under the mentorship of a senior administrator, the opportunities for study include:

* Hands-on exposure to clinical work, including physician and nursing rounds, observing

clinical procedures and quality rounds;

* Experience in management, finance, operations, marketing and community relations;

* Experience working within an integrated health care system of academic and community-
based hospitals;

* Participation in meetings of senior leaders and assignments to special projects under their

guidance.

Contact Information


Candidates for the Deland Fellowship come from a variety of careers and educational backgrounds, including medicine, business, law, public policy and public health. An advanced degree from a U.S. accredited institution is required for consideration. Interested applicants should submit a completed application, which can be downloaded from the Deland Fellowship website, by October 3, 2014. Complete applications must be submitted electronically to

bwhdeland@partners.org by the deadline and must include the following items:

1. Completed application form

2. Copy of curriculum vitae

3. List of individuals to provide references

4. Candidate's statement (application provides additional information)

Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for an interview in Boston in early

November. Finalists will be notified by the end of November. The fellowship dates are July

2015 — June 2016.

Compensation

Fellows are provided a competitive salary and benefits package for the duration of the program.

 Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/delandFellowship/Default.aspx


Part Time Front Desk Assistant

Hiring Company: The Leggett Group
Location: Roslindale, MA

Job Description


Part time front desk assistant needed for a busy, growing group mental health practice in Roslindale. Professional, collaborative, growth-oriented environment, in which all staff are valued and have a voice. Practice is ending the first year of it's existence, has been growing in leaps and bounds and would like to create this position to support therapists working evenings and our wonderful clients who come for appointments then. Responsibilities include greeting clients, collecting and organizing copayments, maintaining professional environment, supporting therapists while they work, answering phones. Great opportunity for social work or psychology graduate student wanting to learn about private practice opportunities and how the field works. Company is growing, many opportunities to help shape and support this into the future.

Requirements/Qualifications


- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent organizational and writing skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Adheres to dress code
- Previous experience in an administrative capacity or student in related graduate program preferred

Contact Information


To find out more, check out our website at www.theleggettgrouptherapy.com, and reply to jen@theleggettgrouptherapy.com or by calling 857-273-2123.

Salary Information: Hourly, commensurate with experience


Family Intervention Specialist

Hiring Company: Youth Villaged
Location: Memphis, TN

Job Description


Program Overview
Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.

Position Overview
Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
3 supervision meetings a week
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Additional Information
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around client's availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.

Requirements/Qualifications


A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred
Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
One year experience working with at-risk children and families
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)
EOE

Contact Information



Click below to apply:


http://youthvillages.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4540564&user_id=

Salary Information: Competitive


Program/Training Coordinator, MSW

Hiring Company: Jewish Family and Children's Service
Location: Waltham, MA

Job Description


Position Summary:

This position offers a variety of responsibilities and tasks as a key contributor to the Center on Aging in Community within the JF&CS Senior Services division. The Coordinator will join a team that develops and implements programs and activities promoting well-being and engagement of older adults in the community by working on specific aging in place initiatives on-site in senior housing. In addition, he/she will work closely with the team to develop and deliver training focused on mental health and senior housing.

Essential Job Functions:

• Develop and implement engagement projects that involve and benefit seniors in independent housing.
• Develop workshop(s) that tailor existing mental health training to the needs and circumstances of resident services staff in senior housing.
• Deliver training/workshops to older adults as well as paraprofessional and professional aging services providers.
• Network and foster collaborative relationships with other programs and organizations.
• Attend and participate actively in required meetings.
• Carry out administrative (tracking and collecting data, reports, program evaluation) functions.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications


Educational/Experience Requirements:

• Master's in Social Work.
• Minimum of one year experience in mental health setting (may be field placement).
• Experience in leading and facilitating groups/workshops.
• Knowledge/experience in providing services to older adults.
• Experience in collaborating as a member of a team.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs.
• Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word, outlook, power point)

Contact Information


JF&CS believes in developing talent and offers extensive opportunities for promotion for highly qualified employees. JF&CS offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary and a benefit package including generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and employee referral bonuses.

To apply for employment opportunities, please reply to this ad and/or send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Attn: Human Resources
-or-
Email: HR@jfcsboston.org
Fax: 781-693-5072

Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education, experience & certification.


Coordinator of Behavioral Health Services

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

Job Description


This position shall have primary responsibility for coordinating all psychosocial community services under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer, in accordance with policies, procedures and protocols established by Mattapan Community Health Center. In addition, the incumbent is required to follow all other appropriate standards of practice, licensing and certificate, and other regulatory agencies requirements.
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. 80%
Clinical Care
Perform appropriate psychosocial assessments and interventions which may include on-going counseling.
Psychosocial educational program administration for individuals and groups, staff, and community.
Perform short term counseling and crisis intervention, as necessary.
Assist in the implementation of community and social programs as a professional counselor in accordance with Mattapan Community Health Center grants/contracts with federal, state, and local agencies and mandates of service requirements with those grants/contracts.
Prepare psychosocial educational materials, as needed or required.
Coordinate with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provide referrals for services needed.
Use tests, measurements, and measurement scale for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.
Implements intervention methodologies for staff members with or without professional training functions in such areas as counseling, protective services, and family services.
Facilitate research related activities pertinent to development of the integrated, inter-professional service model such as conducting surveys and studies relating to psychosocial status and patterns of population groups as directed.
2. 20%
Program Development
Collaborate with other health center staff, consultants, and community partners, as appropriate.
Coordinate with health center providers to ensure integration of behavioral
health services with primary care.
Supervision of health center clinical staff and support staff for the behavioral health program.
Coordinate with other organizational entities involved in psychosocial and mental health services.
Develop and coordinate with staff an integrated, inter-professional behavioral health service model.
Assist in the assessment, planning, arranging, and implementing of psychosocial services in the health center and community.
Provide in-service presentations to staff and/or patients as needed or required.
Provide health education and community outreach outreach, as required.
Serve as a preceptor/field supervisor for undergraduate and/or graduate social work interns.
Assume other responsibilities, as directed.
Must cooperate fully with MCHC's Corporate Compliance Program and performs all tasks as assigned by the CMO and/or CEO.

Requirements/Qualifications


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Master's or Doctoral Degree and a Massachusetts License in Clinical Social Work (LICSW) required with at least three years post Master's experience in a community health center/ mental health setting. Candidate must demonstrate an ability to work with culturally diverse patients, staff, and communities.
Experience in an ambulatory setting is preferred.
Successful candidate must be a self-starter, capable of managing staff and giving directions to others, and able to work in a highly motivated, results-oriented environment.
Organizational skills and comfort working in a team-based, collaborative setting are a requirement.
Bilingual in English and Haitian-Creole or Spanish is a plus.
Familiarity with multicultural groups, previous work experience in a multicultural setting and willingness to remain current in field of focus is preferred.

Contact Information

Please direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to: councils@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resources.

Salary Information: TBD

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