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Human Resources AssistantApply Now

We are looking to employ an HR Assistant with outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. An HR Assistant is expected to be a conceptual thinker with fantastic organizational and time management skills. You will have excellent administrative and IT skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment. 

To ensure success, HR Assistant should display strong problem solving and decision-making skills with a deep understanding of employee relationships and staffing management. Top candidates will be fantastic at managing conflict, effective at scheduling and thorough in the recruitment process. You will be able to work autonomously and efficiently to ensure the end-to-end running of HR projects and operations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

General: Assist with the day-to-day administrative and human resources functions of the department.

  • Assist with all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Maintain both hard and digital copies of employees’ records, including auditing personnel files
  • Schedule meetings, interviews, HR events and maintain agendas
  • Coordinate training sessions and seminars.
  • Provide high level customer service: Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.; refers more complex questions to appropriate senior-level HR staff or management.
  • Make photocopies, fax and scan documents and perform other clerical functions.
  • Manage inventory for HR Department and order supplies.
  • Fill in at receptiondesk when needed. Assist HR Department with various projects and related duties as assigned.
  • Liaise with other departments or functions.

 

Recruitment and Onboarding: Oversee and manage all the onboarding steps for new hires

  • Supporting the administrative part of the new hire process (screening, offer letters, updating of HR systems)
  • Post all positions internally and externally.
  • Regularly update posting site logs (CJ)
  • Schedule and assist with new staff orientation
  • Prepare offer letters for new hires, promotions, etc.
  • Benefits and systems enrollment
  • Schedule onboarding meetings

 

Reporting and Research

  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database, i.e., performance management reports, benefits enrollment reports, other data reports
  • Support the Wellness Program through research, generating dispersing marketing materials.

 

Compliance

  • Submit and monitor background checks, reference checks and verifications of employment status
  • Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  • Reports, maintains and monitors all workers’ compensation case files; follows-up on open cases.
  • Files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • COBRA Administration
  • Tracks and collects vaccination proof for as long as required

 

Other

  • Support other assigned functions
  • Keep up-to-datewith the latest HR trends and best practices

 

Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in human resources or related (essential).
  • 2 years of experience as an HR Assistant (essential)with 5 years administrative experience.
  • Exposure to Labor Law and employment equity regulations.
  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments.
  • Ability to gain trust, credibility, and build rapport with all employees.
  • Ability to manage sensitive/confidential information appropriately.
  • Cultural Awareness with a dedication to diversity and inclusion

 

Competencies

  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Spirit of collaboration and team-work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Critical Process Evaluation.
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.

 

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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Education Specialist, R.I.S.EApply Now

HopeWell is the largest nonprofit provider of foster care in Massachusetts and Connecticut, serving approximately 1000 foster care-involved youth annually through a comprehensive, youth-centered, and trauma-informed approach. Through innovative solutions such as My First Place™, an education, and employment program that provides safe, stable housing, and case management support for youth who have aged out of foster care, and with collaborative partnerships among stakeholders in government, health care, philanthropy, business, and social justice, HopeWell is driving the systems change urgently needed to raise the standards of the foster care experience so that every child can reach their potential in life.

The Opportunity

HopeWell seeks an Education Specialist to work toward closing the opportunity gap for youth in foster care from preschool through high school. The Education Specialist will collaborate closely with the Education Director and other inaugural staff to support the launch and growth of our new program RISE: Readiness, Inquiry, Scholarship, Education. RISE provides intensive, long-term, one-on-one tutoring and educational support for youth in foster care that also addresses social, emotional, and cognitive needs. Unlike traditional tutoring and educational support programs, RISE staff are paired with students, not schools, so tutoring and support remain consistent throughout the four to eight changes of home placements and schools that most youth in foster care experience through age 18. With a deep commitment to education, child welfare, and social justice, the inaugural staff will bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the challenges of launching a new program and growing it statewide and beyond.

The RISE program will start as a pilot in the fall of 2021, in the Greater Boston area. The pilot will address gaps in reading and literacy for students in foster care in kindergarten through 3rd grade while also focusing on social and emotional learning. In the coming months and years, we intend to grow to implement RISE to support students in all grades across Massachusetts and Connecticut, and to eventually partner with affiliate organizations across the country to adapt and implement RISE in their local communities.

The Education Specialist Position

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing team to transform what is possible for youth in foster care. 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. The Education Specialist will have alignment with HopeWell’s mission and will thrive on both taking an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to meeting youth’s educational needs. This individual will have the strong ability and desire to work well with BIPOC youth. The Education Specialist will provide educational support and advocacy to youth in foster care. This individual will bring proven experience to the work of supporting youth’s educational stability and ensuring that every student is connected with the resources that they need to succeed in school.

This work will occur through direct support for youth and caregivers, (i.e., foster parents, biological parents) as well as close collaboration with other program staff, caregivers, and school personnel to ensure that all youth are receiving appropriate services needed to reach their academic goals. Much of this work will take place in person, in the community, either at the homes of youth and caregivers or by attending meetings in school settings.

 

Responsibilities

The Education Specialist will:

  • Assess youth educational needs at intake and in an ongoing way using a variety of techniques, including:
    • Communicate with youth, caregivers, school professionals, DCF staff, and other providers to learn about youth academic, social, and emotional skills, strengths, and areas of challenge. This may include conversations, surveys, and/or formal measurement tools (ie literacy skills test).
    • Collect data through observations of the child in a variety of settings (e.g. school, tutoring, home).
    • Request and review educational records and other relevant documentation (e.g. IEP, neuropsychological evaluation).
    • Evaluate services provided, youth progress, and educational data and reports. Develop recommendations in a format that is understandable to caregivers (and youth when age appropriate) and can be used for communication across the youth’s team of supporters.
  • Partner with youth and caregiver to identify and work toward educational goals that address assessed needs.
    • Collaborate with youth and caregivers to develop and put into practice a plan that outlines services needed to support youth’s success. Connect students to external academic, social, or emotional supports as needed to address identified goals.
    • Collaborate with youth’s Educational Decision-maker to support appropriate school placement and ensure that effective educational evaluations and special education services are put in place as appropriate.
    • Communicate and collaborate regularly with caregivers and other program staff about youth’s academic progress. Ensure communication is coordinated between caregivers, school professionals, and DCF workers in a way that supports coordination of services, monitors youth progress, and supports youth efforts toward their goals. This may involve taking on the role of convener or supporting the efforts of others.
    • Participate in meetings related to a youth’s educational goals (e.g. IEP meetings, informal school conferences, best interest determinations, disciplinary hearings). Partner with caregiver (and youth when age-appropriate) to advocate for youth’s needs and goals and uphold youth’s rights before, during, and after the meeting.
  • Coach caregivers to advocate for the educational needs of youth in their care.
    • Advise caregivers and youth (when age-appropriate) about services, programs, and accommodations that meet youth’s individual needs. Provide external referrals where appropriate.
    • Educate caregivers about documentation, processes, and policies related to youth’s academic progress (e.g. IEPs, school placement decisions, disciplinary proceedings).
    • Support caregivers with written or verbal communication they wish to engage in with the school related to youth’s academic progress.
  • Complete documentation including, but not limited to, intake paperwork and consents, needs assessments, service plans, case notes.
  • Collaborate with other inaugural program staff to ensure alignment across all areas of academic supports; additionally, collaborate as needed around supporting individual youth and caregivers.
  • Actively participate in program and agency internal (e.g. collaborating with colleagues, staff meetings, town halls) and external meetings (e.g. partnership meetings) 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 list of qualifications that we believe will lead to success in the role. We understand that any one candidate may not have every qualification on this list. We strongly encourage candidates with lived experience with the foster care system to apply.

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts school-based educational supports, special education services, and disciplinary proceedings, as well as experience supporting youth and families.
  • 5-10 years of experience in educational settings, preferably including at least 2 years as an educational advocate; experience working with youth experiencing foster care a plus.
  • Experience serving youth who have experienced trauma and advocating for youth needs in a way that is student-centered and trauma-informed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build rapport and relationship with youth and families, school staff, and other professionals; ability to successfully engage youth and families and support them regarding educational concerns.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles.
  • Ability to evaluate and aggregate educational data, put together reports and summaries and present information to other stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and prioritize activities, ensuring that details and daily program operations are effectively addressed.
  • A high degree of effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings (i.e., family homes, schools, and in the community).
  • 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 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.

Disclaimer Statement

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

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Transition Coordinator – Springfield, MAApply Now

The Transition Coordinator manages and oversees high quality placements, with the goal of supporting our individuals 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 and our mission. At HopeWell, we value good communication, transparency, reliable support and the pursuit of excellence. The transition coordinator develops a partnership and provides guidance to meet the evolving needs and interests of our individuals as they age. We are focused on becoming an employer of choice and an industry leader providing supports to adults with developmental challenges and empowering them to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

This position is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with the Director of DDS programs in developing and growing the Shared Living program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assure high quality supports are provided to the individuals by providing direction and guidance to the care providers.
  • Through a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) approach increase individuals’ independence.
  • Collaborate with the Director to engage in recruitment, selection, matching, transition, and evaluation of care providers.
  • Collaborate with the Director to complete referrals and intakes with a focus on ensuring appropriate placements are made.
  • Provide on-call coverage and crisis management that ensures individuals’ well-being. Notify and consult with Director, DDS, care provider, and other collaterals where appropriate.
  • Engage in responsible fiscal behaviors around program budget.
  • Develop positive relationships with individuals and care providers.
  • Monitor and assess current and new placements minimally on a monthly basis.
  • Train care providers in all aspects of their responsibilities.
  • Support the development and growth of all individuals served in the program.
  • Collaborate closely with local DDS Area Offices, Survey & Certification, and other Department personnel as delineated by the Director.
  • Collaborate closely with staff at other agencies involved in providing services to the individuals we support such as day programs.
  • Follow all applicable DDS regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Keep accurate and up to date program records and documentation.
  • Participate in Shared Living & AFC Conference committee meetings
  • Maintain necessary certifications and attend assigned training
  • Attend and actively participates in supervision and staff meetings.
  • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Hopewell’s Human Rights policy.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • BS/BA in human services field required with 5 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, preferably in a Shared living setting; involvement with PBS implementation preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and able to use good judgment.
  • Ability to make decisions and multi-task efficiently
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills
  • Empathy and desire to work with adults with developmental disabilities
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally and is comfortable asking questions
  • Open-minded, self-initiates and open to receiving constructive feedback
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
  • Demonstrates flexibility/adaptability, resourcefulness, and professionalism
  • Passion, enthusiasm, excitement for the human services field
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse population of individuals, co-workers, care providers, families, community members and other stakeholders.

 

Other Requirements

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

 

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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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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Social Worker – East Hartford, CTApply 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.

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.

 

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Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – 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.

 

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 – 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.

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 – 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.

 

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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Social Worker – Worcester, MAApply Now

Description

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.

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.

 

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Direct Support Professional (PART-TIME) – Newton, MAApply Now

Description

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: $13:50

 

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 (RELIEF)Apply Now

Description

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: $13:50

 

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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Social Worker – Roxbury, MAApply Now

Description

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.

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.

 

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Family Support & Stabilization Clinician – 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.

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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Direct Support Professional (OVERNIGHT)Apply Now

Description

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: $13:50

 

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 (WEEKEND)Apply Now

Description

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: $13:50

 

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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Clinical Supervisor – Andover, MAApply Now

The Clinical Supervisor assists the Program Director in ensuring that the program is organized and operates effectively to achieve program goals. The supervisor provides clinical supervision to social work staff providing these services, and may provide direct service to children and youth as needed. In addition, the supervisor develops and maintains productive working relationships with public and private agency partners, and participates in planning and carrying out program design and development as needed.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops training programs for foster parents and social work staff in partnership with the director.
  • Provide high quality evaluations, individual and group clinical services.
  • Provide focused leadership, support and supervision for clinical staff within the team.
  • Ensure that clinical services are being delivered and documented in accordance with the agency’s clinical philosophy and all licensing and regulatory bodies.
  • Provide and document supervision to clinicians related to specific team specialty, including monthly clinical meetings for clinicians.
  • Monitor and review supervisees’ documentation to ensure clinical and compliance standards.
  • Provide feedback to the Program Director and generate reports as necessary to maintain satisfactory compliance standards.
  • Attends and actively participates in all supervisions and staff meetings.
  • Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications and licenses.
  • Under the emergency shelter home program, ensure that the appropriate staff members participate in 72 hour and 30 day meetings as well as 14 day placement reviews.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related human services field
  • Five years’ experience in providing direct services to clients preferable in a placement setting
  • Social Work license/LICSW or eligibility
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to make decisions, direct others and support them clinically
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Empathy and desire to work with youth and families
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally and is comfortable asking questions
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience or interest in providing outreach services
  • Demonstrates flexibility/adaptability, resourcefulness, and professionalism
  • Open-minded and motivated to learn, self-initiatives
  • Open to receiving feedback

 

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.
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • 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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Direct Support Professional (FULLTIME)Apply Now

Description

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: $13:50

 

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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