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School Adjustment Counselor

Hiring Company: EDCO Youth Alternative High School
Location: Kenmore Square, Boston, MA

Job Description

EDCO Youth Alternative (EYA) is a full-time alternative high school program serving Boston youth. The clinician is part of a small, dynamic and committed staff team, working together to educate and support 60-70 students striving toward the goal of earning a high school diploma. EYA fosters the environment which empowers young people to work through difficulties, learn academic and life skills, and become advocates for a promising future.

EYA is a voluntary program, serving students who have fallen off-track in traditional settings. The work of re-engaging them in school and the classroom is equally challenging and rewarding. At EYA, relationship building is paramount, both with youth and among colleagues. Staff voices are heard, and input is both valued and necessary for the types of collaboration that sustain our work. We build community here, which forms the foundation for continuous improvement and for reaching our goals.

The school adjustment counselor position is an academic year position with fixed school vacations aligned with the Boston Public School calendar. New hires will also be expected to attend staff orientation in August prior to the school year. The position is full-time, with salary commensurate with relevant youth/education experience. Excellent benefits include medical, dental, MA retirement system, and tuition reimbursement. Please read below for a detailed description of the job's responsibilities and requirements, along with instructions on how to apply. Also feel free to visit our website for more information:www.edcoyouthalternative.com Thank you for your interest!

REPORTS TO: Program Director

JOB GOAL: To create a successful, supportive and empathic educational environment for at risk adolescents in high school within a school-year program for students may or may not be eligible for special education. To work as part of a student support team - to make effective recommendations for educational services for students in the EDCO Youth Alternative program, thereby increasing student capacity for success upon graduation.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet as needed with students during the school day to provide support and guidance
  • Utilize evidence-based practices, including CBT, DBT, PBIS, collaborative problem solving, trauma-sensitive schools, etc. 
  • Daily collaboration with student support team members, comprised of guidance, school coordinator, special educator and program director. 
  • Facilitate crisis intervention, feedback, and problem solving within the school day between students and between staff and students
  • Provide formal and informal training in staff meetings with instructional and support staff ,sharing clinical expertise 
  • Design well-structured daily lesson plans to be used to teach a daily life skills group
  • Develop alongside student support team a social-emotional curriculum to be infused across the program 
  • Maintain contact with students' parent/guardians and personnel from agencies working with the student to ensure open communication regarding students' progress or challenges. 
  • Formulate behavioral programs/contracts for individual students in need of specific interventions 
  • Assist in the enforcement of all program rules and expectations for student performance 
  • Assist students in transitional planning, establishing and attaining long-term goals such as understanding needs in relation to other people, enhancing academic achievement, and emphasizing work experience with long range goals. 
  • Work collaboratively with students and families in coping with family stressors, roles and crises in living situations. 
  • Assist parents of students in prioritizing personal and family needs while mobilizing community resources through both meetings in school and after-school family therapy. 
  • Serve as a liaison with child welfare agencies, courts, and health care providers to facilitate family use of community resources. 
  • Report student concerns or problems to appropriate staff members of staff and work with the students and staff to resolve the concerns or problems. 
  • Participate in staff administrative meetings, staff training sessions, teachers' meetings, curriculum meetings and supervision meetings and occasional parent meetings that may occur after school hours. 
  • Maintain and provide accurate student data and other compliance documentation as required by state and federal laws and regulations. 
  • Participate and contribute to development of individual student and program-wide systems of data management to assess and track student progress. 
  • Assist in the general program operation, i.e. welcoming visitors; consulting with parents, public school personnel, funding agency personnel, community agency personnel, cooperating agency personnel, etc., helping with attendance taking and check-in meetings; supervising student breaks; participating in school-wide special events and activities; answering telephones; etc 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 185 Days during school year.

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree and strong clinical skills with a demonstrated interpersonal skills and strength in working as part of a team.
  • Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as a school adjustment counselor or school psychologist and Massachusetts state license in a clinical mental health field with relevant expertise in social work and/or mental health. (LICSW, LCSW, LMHC). 
  • Experience working with students and staff in a school or educational setting. 
  • Dedication to working with at-risk youth; openness, patience, and fairness in interactions with youth and peers. 
  • Ability to reflect on one's own practice and see challenges as opportunities for learning and improvement. 
  • Strengths in capturing attention of students and the ability to work with small groups of teens. 
  • Ability to observe student behavior and learning challenges and utilize these observations as foundation for effective diagnostic interpretation and recommendations. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, fellow staff members, and families. 
  • Deep understanding of adolescent development and knowledge of Boston community-based resources. 
  • Familiarity with abuse and neglect reporting mandates and duty-to-warn mandates. 
  • Ability to develop and implement observational data collection systems. 
  • Excellent communication skills necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, school counselors, and parents. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. 
  • Basic technological skills: email, word processing, spreadsheets, shared files/folders/calendars. 
  • Commitment to being an active participant of a collaborative team working on behalf of students. 
  • Experience in working in a challenging, dynamic environment. 
  • A strong work ethic, flexibility, and ability to learn new skills.

Contact Information

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Program Director Ajay Trivedi at: edco.jobs@gmail.com

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


Qualitative Research Consultant

Hiring Company: San Diego State University Research Foundation
Location: MA

Job Description

Note: This position is best suited for candidates located in Massachusetts. This is a temporary paid consultant position that is anticipated to begin 9/1/14 and end when interview data are collected and partially processed (estimated to be approximately 6-9 months). There is a possibility to extend the position longer and for the candidate to be involved in additional activities related to the study.

Overview:

We are seeking a part-time paid consultant, who has experience conducting qualitative research and interviewing study participants, to participate in the multisite NIH-funded study entitled "Multilevel Protective Factors in the Lives of LGB Youth in North America" (Principal Investigator, Dr. Marla Eisenberg).  The goal of the study is to broaden and deepen our understanding of the family, peer, school and community environments that protect lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people from harm. In the first phase of the study, we will conduct extensive formative research, which includes conducting N=24 "go-along" interviews with LGB adolescents aged 14-18 years who are residing in urban, suburban, and rural locations in Massachusetts. Results of the go-along interviews will inform the development of an LGB Environment Inventory that will characterize policies, programs, resources and other supports for LGB youth in their communities. Funding for this work comes from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.

The selected candidate will be supervised by Dr. Heather Corliss, principal investigator of the Massachusetts study site. Dr. Corliss is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University and is also affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. In addition to working with Dr. Corliss, the candidate will work with the principal investigator of the study, Dr. Marla Eisenberg, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, and the principal investigator of the British Columbia site, Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, who is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Meetings with Dr. Corliss and the study personnel will be done via Skype or conference call.

Responsibilities:
The Qualitative Research Consultant is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Serve as a community connection and liaison between the study and LGB community resources
  • Assist with development of interview guides and protocols
  • Recruit 24 LGB adolescents from approximately 3-6 different communities (to be determined) around Massachusetts
  • Schedule and arrange interviews with participants
  • Obtain consent for research participation
  • Conduct face-to-face "go-along interviews" (est. duration 1 to 1.5 hours each) with each participant
  • Attend regular team meetings (via Skype or conference call)
  • Optional: Assist with qualitative data analysis and/or manuscript development process

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to keep accurate written records
  • Experience conducting qualitative research and interviewing study participants
  • Flexible schedule including availability on some evenings and weekends
  • Driver's license and reliable transportation, including out of town (in Massachusetts)
  • Comfortable with walking, driving, and talking public transportation through various areas of Massachusetts
Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills:
  • Experience working with confidential data in terms of Human Subjects and HIPAA requirements
  • Experience working with adolescents ages 14-18 years
  • Experience working with the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community
  • Strong interviewing skills and experience or interest in conducting one-on-one interviews
  • Demonstrated understanding of research processes
  • Working knowledge of principles and theories of health behavior
  • Having or pursuing an advanced degree in Public Health or related discipline (e.g., Anthropology, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology)
  • Experience with scientific literature searching using databases such as Medline
Additional Notes:
This NIH and NICHD funded study is housed at the San Diego State University Research Foundation. SDSU Research Foundation, committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer. SDSU Research Foundation maintains and promotes a policy of non—discrimination and non—harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, medical condition including pregnancy, physical/mental disability, or genetic information. Proof of valid driver's license and auto insurance is required.

% Time: 25-50%, average 10-20 hours/week

Contact Information

Interested and qualified individuals should send their cv/resume and the names and contact information of 3 references via email by Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST to research assistant Cheryl Ann Valdez at cvaldez@mail.sdsu.edu
Please include "Qualitative Research Consultant" in the subject line.


Part-Time Counselor/Phone In-Take Counselor

Hiring Company: Women's Health Services
Location: Brookline, MA

Job Description

We are a Licensed Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center that offers family planning and abortion services in a state-of-the-art facility in Brookline, Massachusetts.  With nearly 25 years of experience, we offer a full range of gynecological health care and family planning services.  We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified person to work as a part-time counselor/phone in-take counselor for our clinic in Brookline, MA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Counsel and educate patients daily on the first and second trimester procedure
  • Educate patients with birth control options
  • Advise patients on risks involved with the procedure
  • General office duties
  • Answering telephones and scheduling abortion appointments
  • Knowledge about abortion procedures and ability to collect accurate personal, medical and other patient data 
  • Provide client-centered customer service 
  • Knowledge of fees, and ability to accurately quote fees for abortion services
  • Provide financial counseling for patients who may need reduced fee through the Abortion Subsidy Funds
  • Accurately collect insurance information for verification in the Billing Dept. and effectively relate necessary information to patients

Requirements/Qualifications

Requirements:

  • An interest in women's health
  • College degree, MSW or LM\HC preferred. Previous experience in healthcare preferred.
  • Organizational and time management skills 
  • People skills 
  • Problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication skills: direct, prompt and effective
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to take direction 
  • Ability to multitask
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus, but not required

Contact Information

Qualified applicants may fax cover letter and resume to:
Alyson
Director of Counseling
Phone: 617-277-0009
Fax: 617-277-3248

* For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.womenshealthservice.com

Salary Information: Hourly pay based on experience


Therapist at LGBT Health Center

Hiring Company: Fenway Health
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Fenway Health is a comprehensive community health center, providing a wide continuum of health care services. Fenway: South End offers high-quality care in a private practice setting in Boston's South End Neighborhood.

In keeping with Fenway Health's commitment to care for the whole person, behavioral health is a fundamental part of our primary care model. We offer individual, group, couple, and family therapy; psychiatric consultation; and addiction services. The following position is available in the Behavioral Health Department at the Fenway's South End location:
Therapist [Job ID#576] 3 openings
The full-time staff therapist provides direct clinical services to clients in an innovative, multidisciplinary Behavioral Health Department that specializes in serving the LGBT community.
Typical duties include: conducting intake and evaluation services; providing individual, couples and group therapy; and completing all required administrative tasks (such as documenting interactions with clients and preparing evaluation summaries).

Note: Applications or resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
When applying for this position, please reference the job title and job ID #576

Fenway Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Fenway Health is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Independent licensure required, LICSW strongly preferred
  • Previous outpatient experience
  • Interest in or experience with GLBT issues, HIV, trauma, compulsive sexual behavior and couples therapy preferred
  • Experience with substance abuse, short-term interventions, group work, and mental health assessment and evaluation is highly desirable
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment preferred 
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required

Contact Information

Please visit Fenway Health at
http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_abt_about_employment

Salary Information: TBD


Care Manager - Minuteman By Your Side

Job Description

MBYS is a new fee-based program that was developed to expand our mission and our reach. The MBYS Care Manager is a licensed and seasoned professional who will help solve problems and find practical solutions to the challenges of aging, disability and care giving by helping to develop a comprehensive care plan that fits with the consumer's resources.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Geriatric Care Manager with either a social work or nursing license and an entrepreneurial spirit to help build this initiative. The MBYS Care Manager will consult with the identified consumer, family member(s) and/or caregivers and conduct a comprehensive assessment. S/he will do needed research, identify resources and develop a care plan that meets the needs, goals and preferences of the consumer and secure and coordinate the delivery of services upon request. This full-time position will report to and work closely with the MBYS Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial consultation with the consumer, family members and/or caregiver.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment where the consumer resides and develop care plan recommendations based on the consumer's needs, goals and preferences and available resources.
  • Secure and coordinate the delivery of services desired by the consumer including respite care for the caregiver and advocate to ensure ongoing effective and quality services. 
  • Provide ongoing care management to ensure services continue to meet the consumer's and/or caregivers goals and makes adjustments as needed
  • Assist the consumer in organizing and scheduling health care appointments; accompany to appointments; communicate with medical professionals and family
  • Assist the consumer to take medications safely and effectively and to follow through on physician and rehabilitation orders
  • Assist the consumer and caregivers in exploring housing options. If desired accompany the consumer on visits to home settings, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. 
  • Educate consumer and family members regarding benefits, insurance and services to which s/he is entitled; assist with applications and claims preparation.
  • Provide information, options and counseling to facilitate consumer and family decision making on next steps or long range plan
  • Assist the consumer and family to navigate a hospitalization and rehab stay and that discharge plans reflect the consumer's needs and preferences to assure smooth care transitions across settings and best outcomes. 
  • Attend Care Plan and Discharge Plan meetings at hospitals or nursing home and communicate to family.
  • Other care management tasks as requested by the consumer.
  • Coordinate with other Minuteman Senior Services departments on behalf of the consumer and family.
  • Meet with potential referral sources to present the MBYS Program
  • Participate in on call rotation for evening and weekend coverage as needed.
  • As the MBYS Program is building capacity, may be assigned to other care management cases as needed.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Master's Degree preferred in a social work, nursing or a social services/human services-related field. License required in social work or nursing or related field.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience working with seniors and their families/caregivers, preferably in an ASAP. 
  • Experience working with individuals with dementia preferred. 
  • Knowledge of community resources, entitlements and private insurance systems. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • An entrepreneurial disposition needed to help build MBYS.
  • Able to work as a member of a team.
  • A reliable car, current driver's license and safe driving record required

Contact Information

Apply online at:
http://www.minutemansenior.org/join-our-team/employment


Tobacco Cessation Coach/Counselor

Hiring Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Revere, MA

Job Description

MGH Community Health Associates helps MGH community health centers develop health programs that meet the needs of our communities. Our program, "Living TOBACCO-FREE seeks to hire a bi-lingual individual with counseling/coaching experience to coach patients to quit smoking and/or using other forms of tobacco. The individual must be willing to learn about tobacco and its health effects; agree to attend a four day training post-hire to become a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS); and successfully meet all the requirements to become a CTTS within one year of starting employment. The individual must also be able to work two evenings a week.

The Tobacco Coach will be responsible for identifying patients who smoke or use other forms of tobacco; will provide information and resources on quitting tobacco; will provide motivational coaching to patients who are thinking about quitting; and will work with patients who are ready to quit smoking in a series of one-on-one coaching sessions.

The Tobacco Coach will work closely with health center providers, particularly primary care and behavioral health providers, and will adhere to all applicable standards of practice as well as the code of ethics for tobacco services.

Principal duties and Responsibilities.

  • 60% of time spent conducting individual sessions with clients.
  • 15% of time spent documenting patient sessions and performing follow-up with providers with the LMR.
  • Remainder of time doing outreach in the community, in supervision and other duties, including: supporting internal service delivery process with data gathering and collection, supporting community tobacco initiatives, developing educational and counseling materials, and creating relationships with providers and community members to promote services.

As part of quit smoking coaching, the CTTS will:

  • Provide resource information and brief motivational coaching based on participants' completed health risk appraisal and stage of change.
  • Conduct intake and assessment sessions on new clients.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients in collaboration with clinicians, including identification of appropriate Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
  • Assist clients in moving through stages of change by providing supportive counseling in a series of one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Manage relapse prevention, follow-up and after care services.
  • Document all client sessions and maintain detailed progress notes in the patient's medical record (LMR).
  • Maintain specified health credentialing, including certification and ongoing continuing education.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • High school degree required. Bachelor's degree in health education, social work, psychology or sociology preferred.
  • Clinical or medical background and/or community outreach experience preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred Spanish and English; other languages will be considered.
  • 2 years experience providing health and/or mental health counseling and/or health education to individuals in clinical and community settings

CERTIFICATION: Certification as a Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Specialist within 12 months of hire required

  • Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, with the ability to work independently.
  • Must possess very good computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Skills in database development/Microsoft Access preferred.

Contact Information

If interested, please visit www.mghcareers.org to apply for job ID # 2256421 or follow this link: https://careers.partners.org/psc/EA/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBLPage=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningID=2256421&SiteId=2&PostingSeq=1

Job ID #: 2256421 

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


Salary Information: $27,040- $65,353


Scattered Site Shelter Manager

Hiring Company: Action of 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.

ABCD Inc. is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking applications under its affirmative action program.

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


Part Time Case Manager

Hiring Company: Family Promise Metrowest
Location: Natick, MA

Job Description

Provide case management and crisis intervention services to families who are homeless and currently participating in Family Promise Metrowest's temporary shelter or transitional housing program. This is a highly responsible position providing assessment, management and advocacy services to homeless families with children.
 
Some evening and weekend hours required plus on-call rotation.

Family Promise Metrowest is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. www. familypromisemetrowest.org

Requirements/Qualifications

Social work degree and minimum of 3 years experience providing case management required.

Contact Information

Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to director@familypromisemetrowest.org


Salary Information: TBD


Executive Director

Hiring Company: Abby's House
Location: Worcester, MA

Job Description

Founded in 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. has helped over 12,000 women and children reclaim and rebuild their lives by providing shelter, housing and advocacy. Abby's House was among the first shelters for women in the
U.S. and continues to operate an emergency overnight shelter. Today, with 78 rental units, Abby's House is Worcester's largest provider of affordable housing designed to meet the needs of women and children. With the Thrift Shop, Day Program, and advocacy outreach, Abby's House offers a comprehensive approach to supporting and empowering the women served. Abby's House is a community effort, with nearly 200 volunteers working side by side with 19 staff members to provide services. Abby's House is a $1.3 million agency.

Responsibilities:

  •  Internalmanagement:
    • Leads Abby's House to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization, including implementation of the Board-approved strategic plan (2013)
    • Makes operational decisions; oversees the day-to-day operation of Abby's House within the framework of Abby's mission and value statements, as expressions of the history and culture of Abby's House.
    • Hires, supervises, evaluates, and discharges staff and volunteers
    • Provides training and support necessary for staff members to fulfill their job responsibilities, improve their skills, and increase their value to Abby's House
    • Schedules and leads regular staff meetings; facilitates communication among staff members
    • Implements Abby's House policies and procedures
    • Upholds confidentiality standard of Abby's House
  • Interface between organization and community
    • Oversees external communications - Represents the organization to the community, to steward relationships with funders, community leaders, activists, government officials, stakeholders, and other relevant external constituencies to create visibility for Abby's House
  • Interface between organization and Board
    • Reports to the Board of Directors; attends all Board meetings
    • Serves as the liaison between the staff and the Board
    • Coordinates and schedules Board meetings in conjunction with Board President
    • Regularly communicates with Board President regarding relevant issues
  • Administration
    • Develops and keeps current all Abby's House policies, procedures, and manuals
    • Maintains corporate files and keeps current all licenses, permits, and required reports
    • Works closely with Abby's House Counsel to maintain corporate filings & resolve organizational issues
    • Works with accounting firm to arrange and implement annual audit
    • Responsible for fiscal oversight
    • Implements Human Resources policies and functions
  • Performs additional tasks as necessary
  • Delegates duties and oversees implementation as appropriate

Requirements/Qualifications

The Board of Directors of Abby's House seeks an Executive Director to oversee operations of Abby's House and to lead the organization into the future. The Executive Director will establish a respectful, collaborative, and supportive tone for fulfilling the mission of the organization. The successful candidate must be an extremely flexible, well organized, and inclusive leader who understands and honors the culture of Abby's House and the history that has made the organization so successful.

  • Managerial and staff supervision experience required
  • Previous experience as an Executive Director preferred
  • Evidence of ability to steer organization to greater financial sustainability
  • Experience with budgets and fundraising required
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Compatibility with the culture, philosophy, and mission of Abby's House required
  • Commitment to the empowerment of women required
  • A strong team leader with a collaborative, compassionate approach
  • An understanding of women's/homelessness issues preferred
  • Affordable housing, building management, and rehab capital campaign experience preferred
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree mandatory
  • Master's Degree and/or equivalent work experience in related fields preferred

Contact Information

Interested candidates, please submit:

  • Cover letter, including a description of your interest in the work and mission Abby's House
  • Resume
Email your application to:

 

Jean Weinberg, Consultant
jean@jeanweinberg.com

Salary Information: Low to mid 50s


Field Education Liaison, SocialWork@Simmons  

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

Job Description

Responsible for field advisement for MSW interns in the SocialWork@Simmons online program. Ensures the integrity of field education placements, serves as a resource to agency field instructors and helps students achieve their educational goals. Transmits the School's culture and expectations to field agencies.

  1. Will be responsible for advising students in field placement, assigned by the director of field education. Will serve as a mediator for students and field instructors, offering support and consultation, and will build supportive relationships by setting a tone of encouragement and offering to be available outside of the required meeting times. Will conduct virtual introductory check-ins, and virtual formal field visits once per semester. Will ensure students are working toward mastery of learning objectives and practice behaviors. Will transmit SSW culture and expectations to field instructors in partner agencies.
  2. Will provide consultation for Adjunct Field Liaisons.
  3. Will facilitate live sessions for field education seminars.
  4. Will prepare and participate in virtual Educational Planning Conferences led by the Director of Field Education, to address concerns for students in field placements that cannot be resolved between student, field instructor and field liaison. Will complete required documentation associated with the outcome of such meetings.
  5. Will review field assignments and formal evaluations once per semester and determine field grade of pass/fail or incomplete.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Masters of Social Work and LICSW, Minimum of 5 years agency practice post MSW
  • Experience as MSW field instructor or field advisor 

Contact Information

Apply online at Simmons Online Employment: https://jobs.simmons.edu/

Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience  


Director Bethany House

Hiring Company: Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Director — full-time (40 hours/week)

Bethany House, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, is a transformational living community providing safe and affordable housing for young women 18-30. Bethany House is home to women of all races, classes, cultures and faith backgrounds. We are seeking a full-time Director to provide support to this community which includes students, activists, survivors of domestic and sexual violence, individuals who have transitioned from homelessness and young working professionals. Each woman who chooses to live at Bethany House contributes to the growth and well-being of the community through participating in chores, leading events, planning social gatherings and other volunteer opportunities.

We are seeking a passionate and knowledgeable individual to take our vision to the next level through engaging with the Back Bay community, Boston city officials and Bethany House residents to create a living community that is safe for women — and also leads the city in understanding the needs of young adult women in Boston. Bethany House is both a resource to the community for affordable living — and also is a gathering space for artists, activists, scholars and people of faith interested in exploring anti-oppression, social justice and innovative communal living across difference.

Requirements/Qualifications

The qualified individual would have experience in non-profits — preferably with a social work background and expertise in working with women who have experienced trauma/violence/abuse. He/she would be a social innovator with a passion for connecting with people and building collaborative partnerships. Commitment to social justice, excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of restorative/transformative practices in working with individuals who have experienced trauma; computer savvy, including knowledge of databases and data management; Master's Degree in social work or divinity/theology preferred and/or comparable work experience with individuals in crisis; commitment to working towards non-violence; experience with supervision of staff and volunteers; team player; ability to take initiative and take responsibility for one's own professional development; great sense of humor with the ability to think creatively and flexibly.

Individuals of all cultures, colors, sexual orientations and genders encouraged to apply. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills highly preferred.

Contact Information

Please mail or email resume and cover letter to: schorley@uuum.org

Renewal House, P.O. Box 919, Boston, MA 02120
Attention: Rev. Susan Chorley, Director

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam St. Roxbury, MA 02119


Salary Information: $40,000-$45,000, Excellent benefits


Family and Couples Outpatient Therapist

Hiring Company: Applied Behavioral Learning Services
Location: Newton, MA

Job Description

Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS), a program of the Integrated Learning Academy-Newton (ILAN) and affiliate to the Integrated Center for Child Development (ICCD), is seeking a part-time or full-time, licensed clinician (LICSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, Psy.D., Ph.D.) to provide weekly couples and/or family therapy. We specialize in behaviorally informed therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other behavioral and emotional challenges. We implement a family-based model and value a wrap-around level of support, often providing individual and family therapy for all members of special needs families.

Applied Behavioral Learning Services is a multi-disciplinary center offering behavior analytical and psychological services to individuals with autism and autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, attention deficit disorders, and other behavioral challenges. We have a team of over 15 Board Certified Behavioral Analysts with ample experience in the treatment of severe behavior disorders, naturalistic teaching methods, social skills, executive functioning, and precision teaching. We supervise over 150 Behavioral Technicians working directly with the children. Our clinicians work side by side with the top behaviorists in the Commonwealth using empirically validated behavior analytic and cognitive behavioral methods.

Most importantly, we are seeking talented, dedicated individuals who are passionate about serving children and families with special needs. The ideal candidate is a clinician with a background in providing couples and family outpatient therapy and a working knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and other behavioral and emotional challenges.

This Part-Time or Full-Time position has competitive reimbursement rates. Weekend hours leading social skills groups in Newton and Canton are also available at highly competitive reimbursement rates.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • LICSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, Psy.D., Ph.D
  • Clinical experience working with families and couples
  • Working knowledge of children and families with special needs

Contact Information

Please send your resume and cover letter to Meghan Mole, LCSW at mmole@ablspartners.org

Please visit our website for more information: ablspartners.org

Salary Information: $50,000 for full time


Community Social Worker/Youth Outreach Worker

Hiring Company: Medfield Youth Outreach
Location: Medfield, MA

Job Description

A true social work experience! FT opportunity to work serving youth & families and the broader Medfield community. Successful candidate will possess strong clinical skills & have proven history of developing & implementing youth programs. Will carry a moderate clinical case load, coordinate new community youth initiatives; participate in multidisciplinary programs; provide case management to residents in need. Flexible schedule. May include one evening per week & rarely weekend commitments.

Requirements/Qualifications

MSW preferred w/ 2yrs post graduate experience. Must be licensed in state of MA/license eligible.

Contact Information

Posting closes on August 13, 2014 or until position is filled.

Contact Dawn Alcott to apply: dalcott@medfield.net

Salary Information: $47,776


Contract Tri-Lingual Clinician

Hiring Company: Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.
Location: Framingham, MA

Job Description

SUMMARY: Clinician is responsible for recruiting (through the development of community partnerships), conducting intake evaluations and facilitating peer-based support groups for grieving children, teens and adults whose primary language is Spanish or Portuguese.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  To engage the community and develop partnerships with Spanish and Portuguese speaking community members to learn more about culturally appropriate programming at Jeff's Place
  • To conduct intake evaluations with potential family participants
  • To facilitate peer-based support groups for grieving children, teens and adults bimonthly at the Framingham office location
  • To participate in a one 24-hour extensive training program focusing on working with and understanding the needs of bereaved children and teens (*Next Session 9/6/14-9/7/14, 9AM- 5PM)
  • To participate and provide clinical expertise in pre and post sessions with other volunteers, clinicians and Program Director prior and after the evenings grief groups
  • To plan group activities, in conjunction with Program Director, that meets the needs of the grieving children, teens and adults
  • To complete clinical notes directly following grief support groups
  • To follow up with families as necessary
6-8 hours per week, August - June

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate verbally and written in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs
  • Ability to respond to a range of clients' needs using a variety of treatment approaches 
  • Ability to make appropriate referrals to the Program Director
  • Ability to maintain clinical records in timely compliance
QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline from an accredited educational institution (Expressive Therapists are encouraged to apply and independent licensure preferred)

Contact Information

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Melissa Kennedy at melissa@jeffsplacemetrowest.org

Salary Information: $35 per hour


Contract Clinician

Hiring Company: Jeff's Place- Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.
Location: Framingham, MA

Job Description

Summary: Clinicians are responsible for facilitating peer-based support groups for grieving children, teens, or adults.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  To Facilitate peer-based support groups for grieving children, teens or adults bimonthly on Monday evenings (5:30 PM-9:00 PM)
  • To participate in a one 24 hour extensive training program focusing on working with and understanding the needs of bereaved children and teens (*next session 9/6/14-9/7/14 9 AM-5 PM)
  • To participate and provide clinical expertise in pre and post sessions with other volunteers, clinicians, and Program Director prior and after the evenings grief groups
  • To plan group activities, in conjunction with Program Director, that meets the needs of the grieving children, teens or adults
  • To complete clinical notes directly following grief support groups
STATUS: 8 hours per month

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs
  • Ability to respond to a range of clients' needs using a variety of treatment approaches
  • Ability to make appropriate referrals to the Program Director
  • Ability to maintain clinical records in timely compliance
Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related discipline from an accredited educational institution (Expressive Therapists are encouraged to apply and independent licensure preferred) 

Contact Information

To apply please e-mail cover letter and resume to Melissa Kennedy at melissa@jeffsplacemetrowest.org

Salary Information: TBD


Social Worker- Washington, DC

Hiring Company: Scholar Academies
Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

The School Social Worker promotes and enhances the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The School Social worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student successes and by implementing effective intervention strategies.

About Scholar Academies
Scholar Academies focuses on improving educational equity with a direct focus on turning around low-performing schools. Our network prides itself on a student-centered culture with 100% mission alignment, dedication to high standards for all students, and the drive for taking on the hardest work and achieving breakthrough results. Our network currently has schools in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Trenton.
Job Requirements

  • Use a variety of techniques or methods to gather information to determine students' need of services and evaluate program needs
  • Assesses and evaluates behavior problems resulting in school violations and helps in different assessments regarding causal relationships
  • Participate in weekly Student Assistance Program meetings with school staff
  • Run Crisis Assistance Program
  • Provide support services for 30-40 students (individual and group) that meet their academic, social and emotional needs, including:
    • Setting goals for each student
    • Monitoring progress of goals every quarter and writing progress updates
    • Meeting regularly with students
    • Liaising with students, school staff, family and community agencies

 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • A master's degree in social work and appropriate licenses
  • At least 2 years experience as a Social Worker or a School Counselor, preferably in an urban elementary or middle school setting
  • An understanding of the community's health and mental health resources
  • Professionalism, sensitivity and responsibility to students and the school's mission
  • A strong desire to serve students in an urban community
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Good judgment, strong initiative, and a quick learner
  • Ability to thrive in an urban school environmentExcellent skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
The Rewards:
  • Weekly professional development sessions
  • Opportunities for advancement as Scholar Academies expands toward our goal of serving more than 6,000 students across Philadelphia, DC, and Trenton within five years
  • Professional connections with other expert educators who share your commitment to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap
  • Competitive salaries and benefits with performance-based bonuses
  • Maximizing your impact by working in schools where we are raising the bar for student achievement

Contact Information

Apply online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/xh2t4ny

Salary Information: TBD