This position is eligible for an up to $3000 sign-on bonus!
The Youth and Family Case Manager for MassSTART Wediko Boston/The Home for Little Wanderers will provide therapeutic case management services in the school systems and homes of children and families identified as needing support using a substance abuse prevention lens of care based in Boston, MA.
How You'll Be Making a Difference
- Collaborate with school personnel to generate program referrals and support the collaboration between school and families/caregivers.
- Participate in school and/or service-based meetings related to enrolled students and families/caregivers.
- Participate in the planning and execution of program activities and events facilitated for students and families/caregivers, including student groups, family activities, and field trips.
- Capacity to deliver services in the language most appropriate for the family
- Conduct individual student check-ins based on identified student needs; facilitate weekly social and life skills groups to enrolled students
- Develop and maintain collaborative, long-term relationships with families/caregivers, which include regular communication and home visits. Provide support to families to address a variety of issues which may include, family communication, parenting skills, substance abuse, domestic violence, self abusive behavior and past trauma
- Assist students and families/caregivers with accessing resources and strengthening their support systems through referrals, advocacy, and collaboration.
- Administer written assessments, summary reports, documentation, treatment planning, and safety planning to appropriate parties in a timely, well written manner. Submit reports, documentation and billing in a timely manner. Ensure that documentation meets utilization review and quality assurance standards
- Continuously communicate with client collaterals and providers of supportive services. This may include extensive telephone contact and scheduling and attending case conference meetings. Facilitate communication between various providers.
- Plan, assess and provide all treatment interventions in an active partnership with collaterals. Work as part of interdisciplinary team to provide quality services.
- Attend staff meetings. Present client material, consult with supervisor and team members on challenging and difficult client issues. Participate in regular individual and group supervision. Attend clinical training and safety practice training.
- Bachelors Degree
- Experience with behavior management systems, treatment planning, crisis intervention, case management and Boston Area resources and services
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of SAMHSA and other local child and family advocate agencies is preferred
- Computer literate including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. Additional ability to learn new software applications when necessary
- Must be able to work in a flexible work-location arrangement using agency-issued laptops (or equivalent mobile computer).
- Experience with providing services to children and families in an urban setting; fluency in Spanish highly preferred
What The Home Can Offer You
- May be required to operate a vehicle
- May be required to have a valid driver's license and a "satisfactory" driving record
- May be required to have access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours
- May be required to use personal vehicle to transport clients on occasion if/when needed
- If required to transport clients, must maintain the minimum amounts of liability insurance as required by The Home and/or other regulatory requirements and vehicle registration must be current
In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
- Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
- Extensive training to new staff
- Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
- Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.
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