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Direct Support Professional (PART-TIME)- Starting at $17 per hourApply Now

The Direct Support Professional (Awake, Overnight, Asleep) is also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic family-like environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. The position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration, promoting wellness and self-determination. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence and happiness for all individuals participating in our services and to contribute to a welcoming environment in the home for family members and other stakeholders. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their communities.

Available Locations: Newton, Brookline, Boston, Roxbury

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

 

Key Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making, and empowerment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • On a daily basis, you will be assisting with personal care, household chores, administration of medication, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Complete daily communication activities as required by the program including: day program and transportation, making communication log entries, and completing data charts, incident reports, fire drill logs, and menus as needed.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings, and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Medication Administration, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety, and Human Rights and DPPC Training

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • 6 months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division.

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle)

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

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Program Coordinator, Adult Residential ServicesApply Now

The Program Coordinator oversees the wellbeing of the individuals supported in the Adult Residential Services, with the goal of supporting them to live a happy, healthy, and productive life. We achieve our goals by implementing industry best practices, creating innovative solutions to complex problems, and employing staff who care deeply about individuals, our mission, and our values. At HopeWell, we value good communication, transparency, reliable support and the pursuit of excellence. We are focused on becoming an employer of choice and an industry leader.

This position is an exciting opportunity to collaborate closely with the Adult Residential Services’ Leadership team and focus on improving and expanding our services.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Program Manager and Nurse Manager on all medical and clinical care for the individuals in Adult Residential Services.
  • Schedule, transport and attend all individuals’ medical, clinical and any other necessary appointments and assist individuals with communicating with medical providers.
  • Complete documentation of appointment, file and distribute as appropriate to other providers (DDS, day programs, and family/guardians).
  • Upload all documentation into SharePoint.
  • Monitor individuals’ medication supplies.
  • Assist individuals in dropping off and picking up prescriptions from the pharmacy
  • Conduct regular medication audits
  • Collaborate with Quality Management consultants and the Leadership team in conducting and following up on full program reviews for individuals in HopeWell Adult Residential Services and Shared Living.
  • Utilize the DDS Licensure and Certification Tool, report audit findings and implementation recommendations.
  • Maintain communication with the individual’s family, guardian, day services.
  • Maintain individuals Confidential, Medical and Safety documentation and files.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogens, Medication Administration and Human Rights Training.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum High school diploma and three years of experience in the Human Service field
  • A bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle (wheelchair van)

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle).
  • This position is an exempt full-time role and will require coverage for weekends and other shifts when necessary
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Literacy Tutor, RISEApply Now

RISE (Readiness, Inquiry, Scholarship, Education) is HopeWell’s newest innovative solution to advance equity in education and improve educational opportunities for children experiencing foster care. The program aims to build students’ early literacy skills through a culturally responsive, evidence-informed curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of children in foster care by integrating literacy learning, social and emotional skill development, and a trauma-informed approach.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to work toward closing the opportunity gap for foster care-involved youth. RISE offers an innovative solution, turning the typical model on its head. With tutoring and other educational supports specifically designed around the unique challenges faced by foster care-involved children, RISE is a home-based service that follows children as they move and incorporates supports for any caregivers involved in a child’s life (e.g. foster parents, biological parents, kinship caregivers). This provides children with continuous academic support, even as they experience changes in their placement and permanency goals. RISE launched during the 2021-22 school year and is currently supporting students in kindergarten through 3rd grade in the Greater Boston area, and will be growing in size and scope in the coming years.

The Tutor is a dynamic, collaborative, and results-oriented service provider who will partner with foster care-involved youth and their caregiver(s) to support them as youth build literacy, social, and emotional skills. We are seeking someone who is passionate about education, child welfare, and social justice and is enthusiastic about the idea of piloting, strengthening, and growing a brand new education program that delivers real results. This individual will believe that all children can learn and have the strong ability and desire to work well with BIPOC youth.

RESPONSIBITIES 

The Tutor will:

  • Implement assessment and intervention tools with an in person tutoring caseload of K-3 youth and their caregiver(s).
    • Use standardized assessment tools (literacy, social and emotional learning) to continuously measure youth skills and learning gaps.
    • Observe and assess youth’s home environment to identify and engage in opportunities for improving learning (e.g. creating a cozy and relatively quiet nook to read for fun).
    • Collaborate with RISE Education Support staff to assess and develop a plan to address any needs for additional learning supports (e.g. an IEP that would benefit a youth and is not yet being provided).
    • Collaborate with RISE Literacy Program Manager and Tutor’s supervisor to individualize RISE curriculum learning routines and approaches to best meet each youth’s educational needs based on assessment and observation data, as well as information and feedback from caregivers, school staff, and other providers.
    • Implement individualized version of core tutoring curricula through frequent, in person, one-on-one tutoring sessions with youth, typically in their home.
    • Ensure high fidelity of the RISE curriculum model and employ a trauma-informed approach.
    • Partner with RISE Education Support staff (where appropriate) to communicate and collaborate with caregiver(s) about youth’s progress and about how they can best promote youth’s educational progress.
  • Communicate regularly and collaborate effectively with community providers, including but not limited to school staff, Department of Children and Families staff, and mental health providers.
  • When appropriate, partner with RISE Education Support staff to participate in meetings related to a youth’s educational goals (e.g. IEP meetings, informal school conferences). Communicate about youth’s needs and goals and uphold youth’s rights before, during, and after the meeting.
  • Complete documentation including, but not limited to, intake paperwork and consents, needs assessments, service plans, case notes.
  • Actively participate in program and agency internal (e.g. collaborating with colleagues, staff meetings, town halls) and external meetings (e.g. collaborating with other providers, schools) both in person and virtually as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned. RISE is a brand new program, and as such, the program model will be subjected to a continuous cycle of analysis and assessment as it launches. It will change iteratively as we learn more about how to best support youth needs, and as a result the roles and responsibilities of various team members will likely adapt and change as the program is launched and evolves.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This is a comprehensive list of qualifications that we believe will lead to success in the role. We strongly encourage candidates with lived experience with the foster care system to apply.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One year experience serving youth who have experienced trauma and implementing support strategies that use student-centered and trauma-informed approaches preferred.
  • Prior experience with child welfare involved youth a plus.
  • Prior experience in Massachusetts public education system a plus.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings.
  • Strong reading and writing skills and a high degree of effective oral and written communications skills.
  • High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work and demonstrated ability to effectively organize, plan, and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving BIPOC youth.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit; thoughtful, curious, and open-minded approach to learning, growth, and change.
  • High level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License.
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.

 

WORKPLACE BENEFITS AND CULTURE

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

HopeWell also offers a comprehensive rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, 401k plan, and generous paid-time-off.

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Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – Berkshire CountyApply Now

The Berkshire County, Family Stabilization and Support Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-10 children/adolescents/families within the Berkshire County.  This position will provide individual and family counseling and advocacy services to each client.  In addition, the clinician will make referrals to community services for each child/adolescent/family.

 

STARTING SALARY: $55,000

 

LOCATIONS: Berkshire County                                       

* Remote

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to Clinical Supervisor
  • Provide clinical counseling services for 7-8 children/ adolescents/families.
  • Provide a minimum of two weekly individual/family counseling sessions for each child/adolescent/family.
  • Develop a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Advocate on behalf of child/adolescent/family with other community programs.
  • Participate in co-leading time-limited groups, as needed.
  • Make referrals to other community agencies such as clinics, employment/vocational centers, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support for family members when a referral has been made to an outside agency.
  • Submit weekly case notes and monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Provide on-call services during the week and weekend
  • Other duties as required by director and immediate supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level required; License preferred; license eligible
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children’s systems and supports within the community.
  • Knowledge of and training in child development and children’s mental health experience.
  • Nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Good listening skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

 

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Director, CommunicationsApply Now

The Director of Communications (DOC) is a driven professional who is passionate about HopeWell’s mission, as well as the power of communications and marketing. As HopeWell’s first Director of Communications, the position holder has an extraordinary opportunity to shape how the organization tells its story and communicates with a wide range of stakeholders. The DOC is responsible for the day-to-day operation of HopeWell’s communications strategies and for amplifying the impact of HopeWell’s program work using channels appropriate to a range of different audiences, and identifying new platforms for showcasing HopeWell’s mission, innovation, programs, and impact.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Communications is a critical member of HopeWell’s development team and will work collaboratively across the organization, engaging with leadership, programmatic, and fundraising staff, as well as board members. The DOC will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and President/CEO on the organization’s overall communications strategy, messaging, and implementation. The DOC will lead on the project management and execution of several communications efforts including social media, donor communications, event promotion, media engagement and monitoring, and through leadership platforms while maintaining the highest quality communication practices.

The ideal candidate is both team-oriented and independent, creative, flexible and efficient, able to shepherd projects through various stages to completion.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITES 

  • Content Creation: Develop and implement content that reflects the organization’s overall strategic vision and goals, increases understanding of HopeWell’s theory of change, generates awareness of key activities, and integrates stories of HopeWell’s impact across platforms, including media relations, digital storytelling (social media, video, and photography), organizational and fundraising communications. Write and oversee the production of social media posts, organizational statements and newsletters, website content, organization and fundraising appeals and collateral, and thought leadership speeches, op-eds and other pieces.
  • Communications Strategy: Develop the organizational communications calendar and communications systems to support organizational goals. Set quantitative and qualitative metrics and analyze results to evaluate the effectiveness of communications strategies and ensure quality standards.
  • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the sector and organization (related to Communication). Work with the board and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
  • Infuse HopeWell’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all communication strategies
  • Brand Management: Ensure visual and editorial integrity of the HopeWell brand in public facing communications. Maintain style and messaging guidelines and ensure that guidelines are adhered to across HopeWell communications platforms (e.g., website, social media, e-blasts). As needed, manage vendors and independent contractors, including graphic designers, photographers, or videographers.
  • Events: Collaborate with HopeWell team members and consultants on the communications strategy for large programmatic and fundraising events and goals.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Eight plus years of professional communications with leadership experience; demonstrated success in a communications or marketing function developing strategies to increase brand awareness leveraging all marketing and communications channels
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in communications, marketing, or a related discipline
  • Exceptional written communication skills across a variety of disciplines (social media, e-blasts, press releases, etc.). Able to edit and review content for messaging, style guidelines, brand consistency, correct grammar/punctuation, and voice; continually optimize content on the website to improve messaging impact
  • Experience with website content management systems, specifically WordPress
  • Experience with social media management systems, email marketing systems, Google Analytics and Google Ads / Ad Grants management
  • Experience with graphic design and graphic design software, including Canva, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Ability to create graphic designs and infographics and make changes in e-blasts, on the website, and for social posts
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and leverage earned media coverage through developing relationships with journalists, developing media strategies and successfully pitching stories
  • Ability to compel others to take action as a key storyteller and skillfully synthesize complex ideas into effective writing in a variety of styles and formats
  • A flexible and adaptive work style, commitment to continuous improvement, and able to reprioritize quickly and function at a high-level in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with keen attention to detail
  • Deadline oriented and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong cross-cultural competencies and awareness and commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity
  • Ability to think strategically and make innovative recommendations that drive HopeWell’s goals
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with al constituent groups including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, etc.

 

WORKPLACE CULTURE AND BENEFITS

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

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Youth Advocate, My First Place – Springfield, MAApply Now

My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place program is expanding to communities across the country, starting with HopeWell’s implementation in Boston. Through My First Place, youth receive stable, safe, and affordable housing, community-based case management, and individualized education and employment support.  A team of staff including a Youth Advocate, an Education and Employment Specialist, and a Housing Specialist, support youth in working towards healthy living, education, employment, and housing goals set by the youth. HopeWell began serving youth through My First Place in February of 2018 and the program is steadily expanding. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to serve transition-age youth comprehensively.

The Youth Advocate is a dynamic, collaborative, and results-oriented service provider who will partner with 18-24-year-old transition-age foster care-involved youth to support them in their path to independence. This position requires a clinical professional whose passion for HopeWell’s vision is matched with sound judgment in the face of complex challenges and a proven track record of successfully supporting transition-age youth.

The Youth Advocate is responsible for case management, psychosocial assessment, and development and implementation of intervention strategies.  The Youth Advocate provides clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team. They provide coaching to support each youth to achieve goals of housing stability, sustainable and sustaining employment, and educational achievement.  The Youth Advocate is active in developing, supporting, and implementing an individualized, strength-based, culturally competent, youth-centered approach. Successful Youth Advocates understand how to partner with young adults in support of achieving their goals and achieving independent living.  Youth Advocates must be comfortable working independently and directly with youth in the program, able to assess danger and risk and make sound decisions in partnership with youth.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a partnership strategy with each youth. Provide direct support, coaching, mentoring, and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment.
  • Provide youth with individual counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, advocacy, and life skills training, as well as crisis counseling as needed.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of youth well-being and develops plans to ensure safety and de-escalate crisis as needed.
  • Provide clinical leadership to multi-disciplinary teams consisting of youth, family, and other natural supporters, social workers, Employment and Education Specialists, and Housing Specialists to ensure seamless and effective service delivery. Ensure continuous information sharing and communication.
  • Collaborate with community providers including but not limited to social workers, courts, professionals, vocational and independent living skills programs, schools, universities, family members, and significant others.
  • Complete documentation including but not limited to intake paperwork and consents, Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.
  • Participate on a rotating basis to provide on-call coverage.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, or related field.
  • Experience working with transition-age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings.
  • High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills.
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

 

Other Requirements

  • A valid MA State Driver’s License.
  • Remain current in all DCF required trainings.
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.

 

Workplace Culture and Benefits

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

 

HopeWell also offers a comprehensive rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, 401k plan, and generous paid-time-off.

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Direct Support Professional – Newton, MAApply Now

The Direct Support Professional (Awake, Overnight, Asleep) is also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic family-like environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. The position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration, promoting wellness and self-determination. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence and happiness for all individuals participating in our services and to contribute to a welcoming environment in the home for family members and other stakeholders. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their communities.

 

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

 

Key Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making, and empowerment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • On a daily basis, you will be assisting with personal care, household chores, administration of medication, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Complete daily communication activities as required by the program including: day program and transportation, making communication log entries, and completing data charts, incident reports, fire drill logs, and menus as needed.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings, and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Medication Administration, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety, and Human Rights and DPPC Training

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • 6 months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division.

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle)

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

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Direct Support Professional (FULLTIME) – Starting at $17 per hourApply Now

The Direct Support Professional (Awake, Overnight, Asleep) is also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic family-like environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. The position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration, promoting wellness and self-determination. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence and happiness for all individuals participating in our services and to contribute to a welcoming environment in the home for family members and other stakeholders. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their communities.

Available Locations: Newton, Brookline, Boston, Roxbury

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

 

Key Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making and empowerment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • On a daily basis, you will be assisting with personal care, household chores, administration of medication, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Complete daily communication activities as required by the program including: day program and transportation, making communication log entries and completing data charts, incident reports, fire drill logs and menus as needed.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Medication Administration, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety and Human Rights and DPPC Training

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • 6 months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division.

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle)

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Direct Support Professional (OVERNIGHT) – Starting at $17 per hourApply Now

The Direct Support Professional (Awake, Overnight, Asleep) is also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic family-like environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. The position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration, promoting wellness and self-determination. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence and happiness for all individuals participating in our services and to contribute to a welcoming environment in the home for family members and other stakeholders. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their communities.

Available Locations: Newton, Brookline, Boston, Roxbury

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

Key Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making and empowerment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • On a daily basis, you will be assisting with personal care, household chores, administration of medication, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Complete daily communication activities as required by the program including: day program and transportation, making communication log entries and completing data charts, incident reports, fire drill logs and menus as needed.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Medication Administration, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety and Human Rights and DPPC Training

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • 6 months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division.

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle)

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

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Direct Support Professional for Independent Support, Shared LivingApply Now

The Direct Support Professional is responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. This position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration and promoting wellness. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence, and happiness. Facilitate growth in areas of personal responsibility, social and community living skills for all individuals participating in our services. The Direct Support Staff is responsible to supervise the daily activities of individuals, providing ongoing support, guidance, and role modeling on a consistent basis. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their community’s.

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

 

Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making and empowerment.
  • Collaborate with the Shared Living and Individual Support Teams; Social Worker, Transition Coordinators, Nurse Manager and caregiver(s), as part of the multidisciplinary team in providing support to individuals.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • Assisting with personal care, household chores, medication management, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation and communication activities as required by the program that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety and Human Rights and DPPC Training.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle).
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Housing Specialist, My First Place – Springfield, MAApply Now

My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place program is expanding to communities across the country, starting with HopeWell’s implementation in Boston. Through My First Place, youth receive stable, safe and affordable housing, community-based case management, and individualized education and employment support.  A team of staff including a Youth Advocate, an Education and Employment Specialist, and a Housing Specialist, support a youth in working towards healthy living, education, employment, and housing goals set by the youth. HopeWell began serving youth through My First Place in February of 2018 and the program is steadily expanding. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to serve transition age youth comprehensively.

The Housing Specialist is a dynamic, collaborative and results-oriented service provider who will secure and maintain a well-managed portfolio of scattered site units throughout the community in order to support 18-22-year-old transition-age youth in developing good tenancy skills on their path to independence. This position requires a professional whose passion for HopeWell’s mission is matched with excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, and a proven track record of successfully providing housing services.

The Housing Specialist is responsible for developing and managing relationships with landlords, acting as a primary point of contact and partnering with the Program Director and Youth Advocates when landlords have concerns or youth are in violation of housing agreements. The Housing Specialist is responsible for daily property management functions for new, current, and exiting apartments, including managing all lease terms and keys, overseeing furnishing and cleaning processes as apartments come on and off line, processing work orders, conducting inspections, and maintaining up to date documentation of all work. The Specialist also sources and secures new units on an ongoing basis.

Successful Housing Specialists understand how to balance programmatic and youth developmental needs with landlord wishes and concerns, using active listening and conflict management strategies to communicate effectively with all relevant parties and develop effective strategies to address issues. Housing Specialists must be comfortable working independently and directly with both landlords and youth in the program and able to respond collaboratively to tenancy challenges that arise.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain an inventory of appropriate units for program participants by networking with landlords, renter’s associations, property management businesses and permanent housing providers.
  • Develop and manage relationships with landlords, acting as a primary point of contact and collaborating closely with the Program Director and Youth Advocates when landlords have concerns or youth are in violation of housing agreements.
  • Review and track all leases. Ensure all lease terms meet city/state housing regulations and agency guidelines. Communicate lease terms to staff and youth and track for compliance.
  • Oversee and coordinate all logistics involved in move/relocation/unit turnover activities and repairs/maintenance. Source and maintain vendor relationships as needed to complete these activities.
  • Conduct all relevant inspections and ensure properties are physically maintained and meet habitability and safety standards in accordance with housing regulations and agency guidelines.
  • Maintain, document, and track key inventory.
  • Adhere to all fair housing, ADA, landlord/tenant and program laws and regulations.
  • Complete documentation including but not limited to leases, notices, work orders, inspections, and key logs.
  • Other duties as assigned. My First Place™ is being newly launched in Springfield, and as such, the program implementation process will be subjected to a continuous cycle of analysis and assessment as it launches. As we learn more about how to best support youth needs in Springfield, the roles and responsibilities of various team members will likely adapt and change as the program is launched and evolves.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates a capacity to secure and manage housing in a supportive housing program.
  • Two years of experience working in affordable housing and/or residential property management setting.
  • Working knowledge of landlord-tenant, fair housing, and ADA laws with the ability to comprehend regulatory and legal agreements, contracts and housing industry publications. Subsidized housing regulation experience desired. Experience working with resident service providers preferred.
  • Working knowledge of work order systems and basic apartment maintenance.
  • Ability to organize and manage processes and facilitate schedules and logistics.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills.
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License.
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Remain current in all DCF required trainings.

 

WORKPLACE CULTURE AND BENEFITS

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

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Program Director, My First Place – Springfield, MAApply Now

My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place program is expanding to communities across the country, starting with HopeWell’s implementation in Boston. Through My First Place, youth receive stable, safe and affordable housing, community-based case management, and individualized education and employment support.  A team of staff including a Youth Advocate, an Education and Employment Specialist, and a Housing Specialist, support a youth in working towards healthy living, education, employment, and housing goals set by the youth. HopeWell began serving youth through My First Place in February of 2018 and the program is steadily expanding. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to serve transition age youth comprehensively.

The Program Director of My First Place™, Springfield is an essential part of HopeWell’s senior leadership team, responsible for ensuring HopeWell’s mission, values, and vision are the cornerstone of this integrated services program for 18-24-year-old former foster youth. The position will oversee the full scope of the program’s operational and case management services and inspire a culture of continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. This position requires an experienced professional whose passion for HopeWell’s mission is matched with strong leadership, sound judgement in the face of complex challenges, and a proven track record of successfully managing direct-service teams.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Launch and oversee the My First Place™ program model in Springfield. As the program launches, this will include providing direct supports to youth and taking on a range of rolls while building program census and the staff team.
  • Implement high quality, youth-centered services. Apply trauma-informed, evidence-based, and best practice approaches to transition age youth services.
  • Manage program to provide excellent care to youth in ways that are aligned with all applicable agency, affiliate partnership compliance, and state regulatory standards, as well as legal and ethical principles that govern practice, in regards to services provided, record keeping, and data collection and management.
  • In collaboration with executive team staff and Boston My First Place™ staff, provide strategic direction to My First Place™ programming, focusing on Perform regular outreach to promote referrals, education about services, and utilization of programming and services as intended.
  • Establish close and productive working relationships with public and private agency partners and represent the agency at all relevant meetings. Develop strategic alliances with other service providers to ensure that all youth have excellent access to all needed services. Remain appraised of current trends, legislation, and practices in transition age youth services through networking and publications.
  • Interview, hire, evaluate and supervise a multi-disciplinary team of program staff. Provide on-going coaching and recognize good work performance through commendations and other staff appreciation programs.
  • Ensure staff are trained on and have tools they need to follow regulations, procedures and changes in protocol as well as agency policies.
  • Collaborate with executive team staff to develop budget. Monitor and ensure execution of approved budgets and staffing allocations. Ensure that accurate and prompt billing and payment for services rendered is achieved through monitoring and communication with referring agencies
  • Ensure 24-hour on-call support. Provide backup crisis management support as needed.
  • Support youth through the intake process and provide other direct services to youth as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. My First Place™ is being newly launched in Springfield, and as such, the program implementation process will be subjected to a continuous cycle of analysis and assessment as it launches. As we learn more about how to best support youth needs in Springfield, the roles and responsibilities of various team members will likely adapt and change as the program is launched and evolves.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be well versed in services for transition age youth.  The candidate will bring a unique skill set of clinical, business and managerial expertise and will also possess:

  • MSW or equivalent degree in the Human Services; Clinical license or license eligible preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in child and family services, including extensive experience with transition age youth and doing community-based work, providing direct service as well as managing programs and teams.
  • 3 years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Extensive experience with various youth support strategies that use client-centered and trauma-informed approaches; knowledge of best practices in transition age youth field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Decisive, effective leadership and management skills. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to drive high levels of performance, engagement, and accountability.
  • A high degree of effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and judgement with specific application to crisis management.
  • Ability to gather and use information and data to monitor program outcomes and manage workloads.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and prioritize activities with specific attention to higher level strategies while ensuring that details are also effectively addressed.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings and supporting a team who is consistently in the field.
  • Successful experience in strategic program development and growth, and entrepreneurial spirit a plus.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License.
  • Remain current in all DCF require trainings.
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.

 

WORKPLACE CULTURE AND BENEFITS

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

HopeWell also offers a comprehensive rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

 

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Education & Employment Specialist, My First PlaceApply Now

My First Place™ is an education and employment program developed over two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place™ program is expanding to communities across the country. Through My First Place™, youth receive stable, safe and affordable housing, community-based case management, and individualized education and employment support.  A team of staff including a Youth Advocate, an Education and Employment Specialist, and a Housing Specialist, support a youth in working towards healthy living, education, employment, and housing goals set by the youth. HopeWell began serving youth through My First Place™ in February of 2018 and the program is steadily expanding, now launching in Springfield in 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to serve transition age youth comprehensively.

The Education and Employment Specialist is a dynamic, collaborative and results-oriented service provider who will partner with 18-22-year-old transition-age foster care-involved youth to support them in their path to independence. This position requires a professional whose passion for HopeWell’s vision is matched with sound judgment in the face of complex challenges, and a proven track record of successfully supporting transition age youth.

The Education and Employment Specialist provides targeted employment and education coaching to support youth in achieving their education and employment goals. The Specialist is active in developing, supporting and implementing an individualized, strength -based, culturally competent, youth-centered approach. This individual must understand what it takes to support youth skill development, be knowledgeable about resources to secure and retain employment, and have a solid understanding of traditional school, post-secondary, and alternative education systems. Successful Education and Employment Specialists understand how to partner with young adults in support of achieving their goals. The Specialist works closely with the Youth Advocate position to coordinate targeted supports for individual youth. This individual must be comfortable working independently and directly with youth in the program and make sound decisions in partnership with youth.

 

Responsibilities

The Education & Employment Specialist will:

  • Develop a partnership strategy with each youth. Provide direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment.
  • Meet with youth regularly to assess educational and employment status and interest; support youth with exploring careers of interest and identifying, enrolling in and pursuing degree programs, vocational programs, and stackable vocational certifications.
  • Work collaboratively with other My First Place™ staff and community providers to ensure seamless and effective service delivery. Ensure continuous information sharing and communication.
  • Establish and maintain external collaborations with individuals, businesses, agencies, and institutions to identify education and employment opportunities for young adults and create warm handoffs and ongoing collaborations where possible.
  • Teach classes and workshops related to career education, job seeking skills and other pre-employment related classes, resumes, development and interviewing skills.
  • Complete documentation including but not limited to initial and regular assessments, Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service field.
  • Experience working with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma preferred.
  • Two years of experience working with youth in career development and job placement capacities.
  • Excellent knowledge of education and employment resources for youth in the local area.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings.
  • High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills.
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

 

Other Requirements

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License.
  • Remain current in all DCF required trainings.
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.

 

Workplace Culture and Benefits

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

HopeWell also offers a comprehensive rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, 401k plan, and generous paid-time-off.

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Shared Living CaregiverLearn More

We are looking for our next Shared Living Caregiver for an energetic, sociable 37-year-old man that will be attending a day program in Easthampton, MA. He enjoys lifting weights, playing video games, and exploring the community. He is most successful and happy when he is busy during the day – either at a day program or working – and needs someone who is able to communicate clearly with him. The ideal caregiver would be a single male or a couple, preferably with no children, and located within a close distance to Easthampton. This gentleman prefers a location where he can walk to various places within the local community, as his independence and social life are very important to him. Preferable towns include Easthampton, Northampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Holyoke, Hadley, and local surrounding areas.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity. Please contact Amanda Bronson, abronson@hopewellinc.org

 

 

 

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Youth Advocate, My First Place – Boston, MAApply Now

My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place program is expanding to communities across the country, starting with HopeWell’s implementation in Boston. Through My First Place, youth receive stable, safe, and affordable housing, community-based case management, and individualized education and employment support.  A team of staff including a Youth Advocate, an Education and Employment Specialist, and a Housing Specialist, support youth in working towards healthy living, education, employment, and housing goals set by the youth. HopeWell began serving youth through My First Place in February of 2018 and the program is steadily expanding. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to serve transition-age youth comprehensively.

The Youth Advocate is a dynamic, collaborative, and results-oriented service provider who will partner with 18-24-year-old transition-age foster care-involved youth to support them in their path to independence. This position requires a clinical professional whose passion for HopeWell’s vision is matched with sound judgment in the face of complex challenges and a proven track record of successfully supporting transition-age youth.

The Youth Advocate is responsible for case management, psychosocial assessment, and development and implementation of intervention strategies.  The Youth Advocate provides clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team. They provide coaching to support each youth to achieve goals of housing stability, sustainable and sustaining employment, and educational achievement.  The Youth Advocate is active in developing, supporting, and implementing an individualized, strength-based, culturally competent, youth-centered approach. Successful Youth Advocates understand how to partner with young adults in support of achieving their goals and achieving independent living.  Youth Advocates must be comfortable working independently and directly with youth in the program, able to assess danger and risk and make sound decisions in partnership with youth.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a partnership strategy with each youth. Provide direct support, coaching, mentoring, and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment.
  • Provide youth with individual counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, advocacy, and life skills training, as well as crisis counseling as needed.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of youth well-being and develops plans to ensure safety and de-escalate crisis as needed.
  • Provide clinical leadership to multi-disciplinary teams consisting of youth, family, and other natural supporters, social workers, Employment and Education Specialists, and Housing Specialists to ensure seamless and effective service delivery. Ensure continuous information sharing and communication.
  • Collaborate with community providers including but not limited to social workers, courts, professionals, vocational and independent living skills programs, schools, universities, family members, and significant others.
  • Complete documentation including but not limited to intake paperwork and consents, Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.
  • Participate on a rotating basis to provide on-call coverage.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, or related field.
  • Experience working with transition-age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings.
  • High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills.
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

 

Other Requirements

  • A valid MA State Driver’s License.
  • Remain current in all DCF required trainings.
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.

 

Workplace Culture and Benefits

HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and live daily the values of empathy, strength, learning, and integrity. HopeWell is an environment where we laugh and smile while handling serious, life-changing work.

 

HopeWell also offers a comprehensive rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, 401k plan, and generous paid-time-off.

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Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – Starting at $55K – Andover, MAApply Now

Family Based Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families.  The Family Based Clinician will provide individual and family counseling and advocacy services to each client.  In addition, clinician will make referrals to community services for each child/adolescent/family.

 

Starting Salary: $55,000

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to Clinical Supervisor
  • Provide clinical counseling services for 7-8 children/ adolescents/families.
  • Provide a minimum of two weekly individual/family counseling sessions for each child/adolescent/family.
  • Develop a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Advocate on behalf of child/adolescent/family with other community programs.
  • Participate in co-leading time-limited groups, as needed.
  • Make referrals to other community agencies such as clinics, employment/vocational centers, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support for family members when a referral has been made to an outside agency.
  • Submit weekly case notes and monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Provide on-call services during the week and weekend
  • Other duties as required by director and immediate supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level required; License preferred; license eligible
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children’s systems and supports within the community.
  • Knowledge of and training in child development and children’s mental health experience.
  • Nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Good listening skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

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Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – Starting at $55K – Taunton, MAApply Now

Family Based Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families.  The Family Based Clinician will provide individual and family counseling and advocacy services to each client.  In addition, clinician will make referrals to community services for each child/adolescent/family.

 

Starting Salary: $55,000

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to Clinical Supervisor
  • Provide clinical counseling services for 7-8 children/ adolescents/families.
  • Provide a minimum of two weekly individual/family counseling sessions for each child/adolescent/family.
  • Develop a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Advocate on behalf of child/adolescent/family with other community programs.
  • Participate in co-leading time-limited groups, as needed.
  • Make referrals to other community agencies such as clinics, employment/vocational centers, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support for family members when a referral has been made to an outside agency.
  • Submit weekly case notes and monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Provide on-call services during the week and weekend
  • Other duties as required by director and immediate supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level required; License preferred; license eligible
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children’s systems and supports within the community.
  • Knowledge of and training in child development and children’s mental health experience.
  • Nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Good listening skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – Springfield, MAApply Now

Family Based Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families.  The Family Based Clinician will provide individual and family counseling and advocacy services to each client.  In addition, clinician will make referrals to community services for each child/adolescent/family.

 

Starting Salary: $55,000

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to Clinical Supervisor
  • Provide clinical counseling services for 7-8 children/ adolescents/families.
  • Provide a minimum of two weekly individual/family counseling sessions for each child/adolescent/family.
  • Develop a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Advocate on behalf of child/adolescent/family with other community programs.
  • Participate in co-leading time-limited groups, as needed.
  • Make referrals to other community agencies such as clinics, employment/vocational centers, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support for family members when a referral has been made to an outside agency.
  • Submit weekly case notes and monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Provide on-call services during the week and weekend
  • Other duties as required by director and immediate supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level required; License preferred; license eligible
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children’s systems and supports within the community.
  • Knowledge of and training in child development and children’s mental health experience.
  • Nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Good listening skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Social Worker – Starting at $45K – Worcester, MAApply Now

Social workers apply a child-centered, family-focused, trauma-informed approach to working with children and families. Social workers do this by providing therapeutic interventions, advocacy, counseling, guidance and community connections. Social workers carry caseloads of children and others carry caseloads of foster families based on the needs of the program. Individuals and families served include children, foster families, birth families, kinship caregivers. Social workers are responsible for ensuring child safety and well-being, as well as quality foster care in accordance with out-of-home placement practices, DCF policies and EEC regulations.

 

Starting Salary: $45,000

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct ongoing clinical assessments and evaluations of children’s and foster parents’ progress and needs.
  • In conjunction with the treatment team, develop a written treatment plan for each child outlining specific goals and when/how these goals will be met.
  • Maintain case files and documentation for children, foster families and biological families in accordance with state regulations and agency policies.
  • Visit with children weekly and foster parents monthly or as needed based on policy and/or demands.
  • In conjunction with the DCF, provide support and consultation to the biological families of foster children to enhance the child’s relationship with family members.  Encourage regular contact and visitation between children and family members as indicated in the case plan.  Seek to involve family members in plans and decisions regarding the child.
  • Collaborate with DCF, community organizations and service providers as appropriate.
  • Recruit, screen, study, approve and monitor foster homes to ensure safe, quality care and compliance with policies.
  • Participate in the coordination and implementation of a training schedule for youths, foster parents, and caregivers.
  • Attend all necessary meetings including Foster Care Reviews, treatment planning meetings, intake and discharge planning meetings.
  • Provide transportation for children to visits, appointments, court, meetings, school, work, etc. as needed.
  • Assist with recruitment events, appreciation celebrations, group activities, and any other HopeWell events.
  • Participate in after hours on-call system to include routine 48 hour visits, emergency response, hospital coverage, and unexpected needs that arise.
  • Conduct children’s and foster parents’ file reviews to monitor compliance with EEC regulations.
  • Maintain and submit required reporting logs as requested by Central Office.
  • Facilitate support group and training for foster parents as needed.
  • Provide all pertinent paperwork, receipts and necessary information to ensure timely and accurate processing of billing, reimbursements, client support expenses, purchases, etc.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in social work or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Social work experience with children and families required
  • Minimum of one-years’ experience providing case management and/or counseling services to children, adolescents and families
  • Eligibility for Massachusetts Social Work License required (Not Applicable in the state of Connecticut)
  • High level accuracy and personal accountability for the quality and impact of work
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts, presents to others as organized, informed, and approachable
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well;
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Driver’s license and vehicle required
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office. Ability to navigate and document in clinical computerized patient care records.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

Benefits: HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Direct Support Professional (RELIEF) – Starting at $17 per hourApply Now

The Direct Support Professional (Awake, Overnight, Asleep) is also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic family-like environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. The position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration, promoting wellness and self-determination. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence and happiness for all individuals participating in our services and to contribute to a welcoming environment in the home for family members and other stakeholders. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their communities.

Available Locations: Newton, Brookline, Boston, Roxbury

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

Key Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making and empowerment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • On a daily basis, you will be assisting with personal care, household chores, administration of medication, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Complete daily communication activities as required by the program including: day program and transportation, making communication log entries and completing data charts, incident reports, fire drill logs and menus as needed.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Medication Administration, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety and Human Rights and DPPC Training

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • 6 months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division.

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle)

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Social Worker – Starting at $45K – Roxbury, MAApply Now

Social workers apply a child-centered, family-focused, trauma-informed approach to working with children and families. Social workers do this by providing therapeutic interventions, advocacy, counseling, guidance and community connections. Social workers carry caseloads of children and others carry caseloads of foster families based on the needs of the program. Individuals and families served include children, foster families, birth families, kinship caregivers. Social workers are responsible for ensuring child safety and well-being, as well as quality foster care in accordance with out-of-home placement practices, DCF policies and EEC regulations.

 

Starting Salary: $45,000

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct ongoing clinical assessments and evaluations of children’s and foster parents’ progress and needs.
  • In conjunction with the treatment team, develop a written treatment plan for each child outlining specific goals and when/how these goals will be met.
  • Maintain case files and documentation for children, foster families and biological families in accordance with state regulations and agency policies.
  • Visit with children weekly and foster parents monthly or as needed based on policy and/or demands.
  • In conjunction with the DCF, provide support and consultation to the biological families of foster children to enhance the child’s relationship with family members.  Encourage regular contact and visitation between children and family members as indicated in the case plan.  Seek to involve family members in plans and decisions regarding the child.
  • Collaborate with DCF, community organizations and service providers as appropriate.
  • Recruit, screen, study, approve and monitor foster homes to ensure safe, quality care and compliance with policies.
  • Participate in the coordination and implementation of a training schedule for youths, foster parents, and caregivers.
  • Attend all necessary meetings including Foster Care Reviews, treatment planning meetings, intake and discharge planning meetings.
  • Provide transportation for children to visits, appointments, court, meetings, school, work, etc. as needed.
  • Assist with recruitment events, appreciation celebrations, group activities, and any other HopeWell events.
  • Participate in after hours on-call system to include routine 48 hour visits, emergency response, hospital coverage, and unexpected needs that arise.
  • Conduct children’s and foster parents’ file reviews to monitor compliance with EEC regulations.
  • Maintain and submit required reporting logs as requested by Central Office.
  • Facilitate support group and training for foster parents as needed.
  • Provide all pertinent paperwork, receipts and necessary information to ensure timely and accurate processing of billing, reimbursements, client support expenses, purchases, etc.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in social work or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Social work experience with children and families required
  • Minimum of one-years’ experience providing case management and/or counseling services to children, adolescents and families
  • Eligibility for Massachusetts Social Work License required (Not Applicable in the state of Connecticut)
  • High level accuracy and personal accountability for the quality and impact of work
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts, presents to others as organized, informed, and approachable
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well;
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Driver’s license and vehicle required
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office. Ability to navigate and document in clinical computerized patient care records.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – Starting at $55K – Worcester, MAApply Now

Family Based Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families.  The Family Based Clinician will provide individual and family counseling and advocacy services to each client.  In addition, clinician will make referrals to community services for each child/adolescent/family.

 

Starting Salary: $55,000

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to Clinical Supervisor
  • Provide clinical counseling services for 7-8 children/ adolescents/families.
  • Provide a minimum of two weekly individual/family counseling sessions for each child/adolescent/family.
  • Develop a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Advocate on behalf of child/adolescent/family with other community programs.
  • Participate in co-leading time-limited groups, as needed.
  • Make referrals to other community agencies such as clinics, employment/vocational centers, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support for family members when a referral has been made to an outside agency.
  • Submit weekly case notes and monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Provide on-call services during the week and weekend
  • Other duties as required by director and immediate supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level required; License preferred; license eligible
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children’s systems and supports within the community.
  • Knowledge of and training in child development and children’s mental health experience.
  • Nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Good listening skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License
  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Direct Support Professional (WEEKEND) – Starting at $17 per hourApply Now

The Direct Support Professional (Awake, Overnight, Asleep) is also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic family-like environment adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency and corporate policies. The position is responsible to ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for supporting community integration, promoting wellness and self-determination. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence and happiness for all individuals participating in our services and to contribute to a welcoming environment in the home for family members and other stakeholders. The Direct Support Professional should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their communities.

Available Locations: Newton, Brookline, Boston, Roxbury

Hourly Rate: $17.00

MAP Certified Hourly Rate: $17.50

 

Key Responsibilities

  • As a Direct Support Professional, you will directly participate in daily routines while assisting and encouraging each person to develop their skills and be as independent as possible.  Personal routines include a variety of different activities both at home and in the community.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making, and empowerment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s vision, preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • On a daily basis, you will be assisting with personal care, household chores, administration of medication, preparing meals, and other activities of daily living.
  • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual’s skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual’s progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
  • Complete daily communication activities as required by the program including: day program and transportation, making communication log entries, and completing data charts, incident reports, fire drill logs, and menus as needed.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Complete all training, staff meetings, and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogen, Medication Administration, Positive Behavioral Supports, Fire Safety, and Human Rights and DPPC Training

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred)
  • 6 months’ relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship under all foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to set goals, analyze work develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work throughout the division.

 

Physical Demands

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to physically assist individuals in personal care
  • Ability to perform common household cleaning activities that involve: consistent standing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Ability to drive agency vehicle

 

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Valid MA driver’s license (some positions require a vehicle)

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now

Social Worker – Starting at $45K – Andover, MAApply Now

Social workers apply a child-centered, family-focused, trauma-informed approach to working with children and families. Social workers do this by providing therapeutic interventions, advocacy, counseling, guidance and community connections. Social workers carry caseloads of children and others carry caseloads of foster families based on the needs of the program. Individuals and families served include children, foster families, birth families, kinship caregivers. Social workers are responsible for ensuring child safety and well-being, as well as quality foster care in accordance with out-of-home placement practices, DCF policies and EEC regulations.

 

Starting Salary: $45,000

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct ongoing clinical assessments and evaluations of children’s and foster parents’ progress and needs.
  • In conjunction with the treatment team, develop a written treatment plan for each child outlining specific goals and when/how these goals will be met.
  • Maintain case files and documentation for children, foster families and biological families in accordance with state regulations and agency policies.
  • Visit with children weekly and foster parents monthly or as needed based on policy and/or demands.
  • In conjunction with the DCF, provide support and consultation to the biological families of foster children to enhance the child’s relationship with family members.  Encourage regular contact and visitation between children and family members as indicated in the case plan.  Seek to involve family members in plans and decisions regarding the child.
  • Collaborate with DCF, community organizations and service providers as appropriate.
  • Recruit, screen, study, approve and monitor foster homes to ensure safe, quality care and compliance with policies.
  • Participate in the coordination and implementation of a training schedule for youths, foster parents, and caregivers.
  • Attend all necessary meetings including Foster Care Reviews, treatment planning meetings, intake and discharge planning meetings.
  • Provide transportation for children to visits, appointments, court, meetings, school, work, etc. as needed.
  • Assist with recruitment events, appreciation celebrations, group activities, and any other HopeWell events.
  • Participate in after hours on-call system to include routine 48 hour visits, emergency response, hospital coverage, and unexpected needs that arise.
  • Conduct children’s and foster parents’ file reviews to monitor compliance with EEC regulations.
  • Maintain and submit required reporting logs as requested by Central Office.
  • Facilitate support group and training for foster parents as needed.
  • Provide all pertinent paperwork, receipts and necessary information to ensure timely and accurate processing of billing, reimbursements, client support expenses, purchases, etc.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in social work or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Social work experience with children and families required
  • Minimum of one-years’ experience providing case management and/or counseling services to children, adolescents and families
  • Eligibility for Massachusetts Social Work License required (Not Applicable in the state of Connecticut)
  • High level accuracy and personal accountability for the quality and impact of work
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills
  • A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts, presents to others as organized, informed, and approachable
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well;
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Driver’s license and vehicle required
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office. Ability to navigate and document in clinical computerized patient care records.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

BENEFITS

HopeWell offers a comprehensive total rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

Apply Now