Current Openings

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Available Positions

Western Regional Director – Springfield – Sign On Bonus $5,000

The Regional Director position is dedicated to building community-level support for all programs across Western Massachusetts. The Regional Director reports to the Vice President of Child and Family Services and supervises a regional team consisting of the Program Director of Springfield office and team, Program Director of the Worcester office and team. In this role, they will support growth in the areas, and seek additional opportunities to expand HopeWell’s footprint in Western, Massachusetts. 

Social Worker – Springfield, MA Apply 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occasional remote opportunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchment area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Remain current in all DCF require trainings

 

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

Shared Living Caregiver – West Roxbury & Surrounding Areas Learn More

SUMMARY:

HopeWell’s Shared Living program is looking for a Shared Living Caregiver(s) to live with a sweet and caring young man, who turned 22 in the fall of 2023. This young man loves animals – especially dogs.  He currently works at Pet Supplies in West Roxbury, which he really likes, but he could transfer to another store.  When trained, he is able to take public transportation.

He loves to draw and play video games.  His favorite foods are meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, chick fil a, hamburgers, and pizza. He loves his stepmoms’ smoothies but cannot make them on his own. He does better when meals are prepared, and he is reminded to eat. Otherwise, he might go all day without eating and make a quick sandwich so as to not interrupt his game time.

He does well with prompts and consistency, he will thrive when he has a routine. Keeping a whiteboard of his chores and work schedule definitely helps, because he can get caught up in his video game and miss the time he needs to leave for work.  Therefore, his parents we’ve tried to implement a schedule as to when he can be “on” his game based on his work schedule. This is also a way to keep him on task.

The ideal caregiver would be a single person or a couple, with no children in the home, who is friendly, caring and patient.  The ideal caregiver would encourage and work with him to increase his independent skills and encourage him to partake in different activities at home and in the community.

LOCATION(S): Preferable towns include West-Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Dedham, and local surrounding areas.

COMPENSATION: Caregivers receive tax-free compensation, ongoing training, support, and other resources from the HopeWell Shared Living Team. For more information or connect with us? Please visit: https://hopewellinc.org/

CAREGIVER ELIGIBILITY: Caregivers must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and go through a background check (CORI & fingerprinted). Additional requirements for mandatory trainings apply.

OUR MISSION IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EVERYTHING WE DO: We enrich the lives and expand the opportunities of individuals and families in need of love, support and safe places to grow and thrive.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you are or if you know of anyone interested in becoming a caregiver, please contact Anita Monestime directly at 617-607-5179.

Learn More

Social Worker – Taunton, MA Apply 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.

(Bilingual in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

Additional Requirements

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • 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

Clinical Supervisor – Springfield, MA Apply Now

ABOUT THE JOB

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
  • Some experience with supervising
  • 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

(Bilingual in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • This role involves predominantly home based and community-based work with occasional remote work opportunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchment area.
  • A valid MA State Driver’s License
  • Remain current in all DCF require trainings
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program
  • Some evening and weekend work required

 

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

Master’s Level Clinician – Springfield, MA – Sign On Bonus $3,000 Apply Now

MA Level Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families. The MA 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

  • Master’s required In Human Services field; License preferred (LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT); 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 in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program
  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.

 

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

Master’s Level Clinician – Andover, MA – Sign On Bonus $3,000 Apply Now

MA Level Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families. The MA 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

  • Master’s required In Human Services field; License preferred (LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT); 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 in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program
  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.

 

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

Master’s Level Clinician – Worcester, MA – Sign On Bonus $3,000 Apply Now

MA Level Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families. The MA 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

  • Master’s required In Human Services field; License preferred (LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT); 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 in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program
  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.

 

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

Master’s Level Clinician – Roxbury, MA – Sign On Bonus $3,000 Apply Now

MA Level Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families. The MA 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

 

RESPONISBILITES

  • 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

  • Master’s required In Human Services field; License preferred (LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT); 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 in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • 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, continuing education units and supervision towards licensure, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.

 

Apply Now

Social Worker – Andover, MA Apply 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

(Bilingual in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Remain current in all DCF require trainings

 

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

Master’s Level Clinician – Taunton, MA – Sign On Bonus $3,000 Apply Now

MA Level Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families. The MA 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

  • Master’s required In Human Services field; License preferred (LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT); 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 in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program
  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.

 

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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Youth Advocate, My First Place – Boston, MA Apply 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

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • 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 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 – Worcester, MA Apply 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

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • 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 – Roxbury, MA Apply 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.

(Bilingual in Spanish/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply)

 

Additional Requirements

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • 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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Master’s Level Clinician – Pittsfield & Lee, MA – Sign On Bonus $3,000 Apply 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.

 

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

  • This role involves predominately home based and community based work with occassional remote oppurtunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchement area.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support quality care.
  • 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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Transition Coordinator – Eastern, MA Apply Now

The transition coordinator manages and oversees high quality placements, with the goal of supporting individuals in HopeWell’s Shared Living and In-Home Support programs 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.

This position is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with the Director, Home & Community-Based Adult Services in supporting, developing, and growing the Shared Living program.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assure high quality support & comprehensive training is provided to the individuals through a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) approach, which increases individuals’ independence.
  • Collaborate with the Director to engage in recruitment, selection, matching, transition, retention, and evaluation of caregivers. Maintain & train current and new caregivers in all aspects of their responsibilities.
  • 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, caregivers, and other stakeholders where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the program meets and complies with all applicable DDS regulations, policies, and procedures. Oversee compliance of caregivers specified in the licensure & certification indicator guidelines.
  • Develop positive relationships with individuals and caregivers. Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Hopewell’s Human Rights policy. Support the development and growth of all individuals served in the program and provide all annual and other relevant training to individuals.
  • Conduct home and community-based visits as required.
  • Complete all required internal assessments, HCSIS ISP assessments and participate in the ISP meeting.
  • Collaborate closely with local DDS Area Offices, Survey & Certification, and other Department personnel as delineated by the Director.
  • Keep accurate and up to date program records and documentation.
  • Actively participate in program and agency internal (e.g., supervision, collaborating with colleagues, caregiver & staff meetings, town halls) and external meetings (e.g. collaborating with other providers, external committee meetings) both in person and virtually as assigned.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • BS/BA in human services field required with 2 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, preferably in a Shared living setting; involvement with PBS implementation preferred.
  • This role involves meetings in individuals’ homes and in the community, office-based work, and some remote opportunities. During home and community visits there are possible environmental exposures including pets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and able to use good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, resourceful, and juggle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Computer skills to perform essential functions.
  • 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-initiate 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, caregivers, families, community members and other stakeholders.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to an automobile is required.
  • Driving is required in and out of the catchment area.
  • 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 Caregiver Learn More

The overall role of a Shared Living Caregiver is to establish a safe home where the individual can be empowered to develop relationships within the home and within their community. The Caregiver will need to provide and advocate for the individual to experience opportunities for self-determination and independence. Assist them to become active members in their community and encourage the development of friendships and relationships, as well as maintain existing relationships with family and friends.

Caregivers will become an essential part of the individuals’ life and through modeling and teaching will empower them to maximize their independence. They will assist the individual to maintain optimal health, which could include the oversight and assistance with their medications, medical and psychiatric appointments. Caregivers need to be strong advocates for individual’s and when a crisis occurs, evaluate and report this to the Shared Living team, as well as assist the individual to work through their crises.
Caregivers, depending on the individual’s ability and training needs, could be supporting the individual in the management of their funds and/or following a financial teaching plan. They will attend and provide input at the individual’s planning meetings with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and assist them in setting goals based on their life desires.
Lastly, caregivers will need to participate in mandatory and elected trainings as deemed necessary by DDS and the Shared Living team. The mandatory trainings are as follows, but are not limited to:

Requirements

  • First Aid (2 Years)
  • CPR (2 Years)
  • Infection Control
  • COVID-19
  • DDS Mandated Reporter
  • Fire Safety & Safety Plan
  • Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS)
  • Health Observation Guidelines – Signs & Symptoms of Illness
  • 509 Healthy Eating Habits
  • Unique Support needs of the individual
  • Individual Service Plans (ISP) Goals & Objectives

If Applicable:

  • Medication Treatment Plan (MTP)
  • Guidelines/Behavior Plan
  • Supported & Protective Devises

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity. Please contact Anita Monestime at Amonestime@hopewellinc.org.

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