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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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BACKGROUND

HopeWell is the largest nonprofit provider of foster care in Massachusetts and Connecticut, serving approximately 1000 foster 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 Academic Experiences Manager to work toward closing the opportunity gap foster youth experience from preschool through high school. The Academic Experiences Manager will collaborate closely with the Education Director and other inaugeral 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 foster youth that also addresses social, emotional, and cognitive needs. Unlike traditional tutoring programs, RISE tutors are paired with students, not schools, so tutoring and support remains consistent throughout the four to eight changes of home placements and schools that most foster youth 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. A knowledgeable, skilled, and innovative educator, trainer, and coach, the Academic Experiences Manager will bring proven experience to the work of developing, and supporting staff in implementing, a program service delivery model from the ground up.

 

THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES MANAGER POSITION

The RISE program will start as a pilot in the fall of 2021, in or near 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 Academic Experiences Manager will report into and collaborate with the Education Director to build and implement the RISE program service delivery model. Key areas of responsibility will include developing and managing the tutoring curriculum and impact measurement infrastructure, as well as training and coaching tutors.

 

While High Impact Tutoring (often called High Dosage Tutoring or HDT) programs have recently demonstrated excellent outcomes data for the general population, they often don’t meet the unique needs of youth in foster care. We are currently engaging in an intensive discovery sprint to develop an evidence-informed, new program that is tailored to respond to these unique needs. As such, there will be a lot to learn once the program launches in order to most effectively close the achievement gap. The Academic Experiences Manager will be engaged in a continuous cycle of collecting and analyzing data, and using learnings from the program outcomes data to hone the program model.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

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 that delivers real results. This position requires an experienced educator whose alignment with HopeWell’s mission and this new initiative is matched with experience using data to guide practice, knowledge about various literacy, math, and social and emotional learning tools, and a proven track record of supporting staff in implementing these tools. The Academic Experiences Manager will thrive on both taking an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to meeting youth’s educational needs, and ensuring that the infrastructure and details needed to implement the service delivery model day-to-day are in place. This individual will have the strong ability and desire to work well with BIPOC youth.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Academic Experiences Manager will:

  • Develop and implement core tutoring curricula to address literacy, math, and social and emotional gaps of RISE participants for the pilot launch and beyond. This involves:
    • Researching and selecting curriculum for the pilot (K-3 literacy) and other curricula as program grows to other grades and learning areas.
    • Developing guidelines to adapt curricula to specalized needs of youth in foster care.
    • Developing a framework for the scope and sequence of tutoring supports RISE will offer across grades and skill levels.
    • Creating and employing infrastructure for the day-to-day implementation of the program model.
  • Create and lead Tutor training and ongoing Tutor coaching and support model. This involves:
    • Developing and implementing Tutor on-boarding, training, ongoing coaching, and professional development model to ensure Tutors are prepared to deliver the RISE model in a way that is aligned with the program curricula and involves high quality, youth-centered supports that are trauma-informed, evidence-based, and grounded in best practices.
    • Collaborating with Tutor Supervisor to develop and implement systems for gathering data on Tutor performance through observation, surveying students and caregivers, and analysis of both a Tutor’s documentation and student outcomes data.
    • Adapting Tutor coaching and support model in response to data gathered on Tutor performance.
  • Create and implement a measurement framework for diagnosing student needs and skill gaps, tracking program engagement, and assessing student progress over time. This involves:
    • Researching and selecting pre-existing measurement tools, and creating new tools where needed.
    • Analyzing RISE participant achievement data (e.g. diagnostic tests, student work samples, progress assessments) to determine how to better develop curriculum materials and provide targeted, high quality Tutor training.
    • Use data to continuously assess progam, curriculum, and service delivery fidelity. Adapt model as needed to ensure quality service delivery and best possible student outcomes.
  • Collaborate with Education Specialist and Tutor Supervisor to ensure alignment across all areas of academic supports and provide comprehesive, program-wide ongoing professional development; additionally, collaborate as needed around supporting individual youth and caregivers
  • Other duties as assigned. RISE is a brand new program, and as such, the roles and responsibilities of various team members will likely adapt and change as the program is launched and evolves

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This is a comprehensive list of qualifications that we believe will lead to success in the role. We 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.

 

  • Ed. or equivalent degree.
  • 5-10 years of experience in educational settings, including at least 2 years coaching teachers or tutors.
  • Experience in curriculum development and in designing and delivering professional development programs for teachers or tutors
  • Knowledge of special education, including how to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all students
  • Experience serving youth who have experienced trauma and implementing support strategies that use student-centered and trauma-informed approaches
  • Experience in Massachusetts public education system a plus
  • Ability to gather and use information and data to monitor program outcomes and manage workloads
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to coach toward high levels of performance, engagement, and accountability
  • A high degree of effective oral and written communications skills
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings and supporting a team who is consistently in the field
  • 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 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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In-Home Support Counselor, Boston, MAApply Now

ABOUT THE JOB

The In-Home Support Counselor is responsible for supporting adults with intellectual disabilities who are living independently in the community. We support individuals toward living a happy, healthy, and productive life that aligns with their life goals. We achieve our goals by implementing industry best practices, creating innovative solutions to complex problems, and employing staff who care deeply about clients and our mission.  The In-Home Support Counselor should make every effort to promote principles of normalization and dignity and include opportunities for individuals to fully join their community. At HopeWell, we value good communication, transparency, reliable support, and the pursuit of excellence.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with supervisor and individuals to set goals in the areas of daily living, career needs, social and recreational activities, and where relevant, parenting. Participate in the development and implementation of service plans reflecting the individual’s preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
  • Develop a partnership strategy with each individual. Meet individuals (and where relevant, their children) in their home or the community to provide direct support, coaching, and intervention to increase self-sufficiency and goal attainment.
  • Support individuals in scheduling, providing transportation to and attending all necessary appointments and services as well as community activities for themselves (and where relevant, their children). Refer individuals (and their children) to new services as needed.
  • Complete written documentation and reports as required that reflect the individual’s progress on their goals.
  • Be knowledgeable and adhere to the residents’ individualized Vision, Assessments, and Goals/Implementation Strategies that are listed in the Individuals’ Service Plan (ISP).
  • Adhere to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, agency, and corporate policies.
  • Collaborate closely with collaterals, including but not limited to DDS service coordinators, medical providers, caseworkers, social workers, courts, and schools.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma (Associates degree preferred).
  • 6 months’ relevant experience.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • 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.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable, and work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • 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.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings.
  • Sufficient computer skills to perform essential functions

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of twenty (20) pound
  • 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

 

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.
  • Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and program

 

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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 youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place program will be 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 that the youth sets for himself/herself. 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 to 24-year-old transition-age foster 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 the 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 motivate, influence, and mentor young adults to achieve goals while partnering with them to support 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 the youth served.

 

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 on-going 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

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

 

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

 

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote principles of normalization, dignity and community integration.
  • Empower and provide individual’s with choices and opportunities to fully thrive in their community.
  • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Coordinate all medical and dental care with the individuals including taking the person to appointments as needed and assisting individuals with communicating with medical care providers.
  • Maintain communication with the individual’s family, guardian, day services, transportation, DDS, medical providers and other service providers.
  • Maintain individuals Confidential, Financial, Medical and Safety documentation and files.
  • Responsible for the coordination and oversight of the individual’s Service Plan (ISP) including attending annual ISP meetings.
  • Create and update all required documentation in HCSIS.
  • Supervision of assigned Direct Support Professionals.
  • Oversee staff schedules and coverage.
  • Coordination of household repairs and maintaining the general upkeep and cleanliness of the house.
  • Responsible to ensure that all of the individual’s receive the appropriate supports and skill development in all activities of daily living
  • Support individuals with their laundry and housekeeping.
  • Expose individuals to a variety of recreational activities and opportunities to create and maintain friendships.
  • Implement and maintain the Inclusion and Human Rights binders.
  • Facilitate individuals’ physical health by encouraging proper nutrition, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, including monitoring each individual’s health and emotional status on a daily basis.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the monthly Newsletter
  • Coordinate the weekly house meetings and training sessions with the individuals,
  • On-call responsibilities on a rotation
  • Complete all training, staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the program, including but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, OSHA & Blood Borne Pathogens, Medication Administration and Human Rights Training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

 

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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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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Foster Care and Shared Living Caregiver Recruitment SpecialistApply Now

The Foster Care and Shared Living Recruitment Specialist thrives on leading from the front as a strategic thinker, solid communicator, and results-driven problem-solver. The Recruitment Specialist is passionate about the organization’s mission and possesses a solid commitment to effectively serving a culturally diverse population.

 

This Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for the recruitment of high-quality foster parents and shared living caregivers utilizing a multi-pronged approach. This individual will have the ability to utilize Microsoft 365 to track and monitor recruitment activities.  The Recruitment Specialist will demonstrate the ongoing ability to adapt the recruitment strategy to best serve the needs of the organization. The Recruitment Specialist understands marketing and recruitment principles and possesses the knowledge to leverage technology and social media, as well as traditional recruitment methods.

Location is flexible within Massachusetts

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for the recruitment of prospective foster care and shared living caregivers.
  • Establish, coordinate and conduct recruitment activities designed to attract diverse candidates while adapting the approach as needed.
  • Analyze the target market and develop strategies to deliver our recruitment message to the target market primarily leveraging technology and social media, while including community-based outreach, events and information sessions.
  • Research and remain consistently aware of current local and national trends in foster care and shared living recruitment.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the critical components of foster care and shared living, including policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Create tracking tools and reports for all activities, monitoring ongoing efficacy of strategies and outcomes and adapt as needed.
  • Collaborate with program leadership to gather information regarding program-specific needs, goals and strategies.
  • Responsible for immediate follow-up to potential inquiries.
  • Participate and/or host occasional evening and weekend recruitment events and activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required with 2 years of marketing experience
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Experience with community outreach
  • Strong ability and desire to work well with a culturally diverse population
  • Prior experience working in foster care or child welfare, a plus
  • Displays sensitivity to the needs of clients client’s families, visitors, volunteers, and other persons with whom the employee may interact
  • Demonstrates both problem solving and problem prevention
  • Demonstrates the ability to think outside of the box and formulate ideas while maintaining a solution-focused demeanor
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with a solid ability to work independently
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible to host and/or participate in occasional evening and weekend recruitment events and activities
  • Detail Oriented: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization. Strong attention to detail while multi-tasking
  • Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively
  • Initiative: Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit sound and accurate judgment, including prioritization and time management skills. Able to provide support to multiple team members simultaneously
  • Computer Skills: Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Customer Service: Prioritizes internal and external interactions and responds appropriately
  • Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; positive attitude
  • Flexibility: Able to multi-task in a changing work environment. Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation

 

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 – Somerville, 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 – Springfield, MAApply Now

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

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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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)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 (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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