Social Work Family Partner
The Home for Little Wanderers

Boston, Massachusetts

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Please note:To qualify, you must be acaregiver who has experience raising a child or youth with special needs, preferably with significant mental health needs.

The Park Street Community Service Agency (CSA) serves youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) who are enrolled in MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth and meet certain medical criteria. This program is part of the Massachusetts Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). Our two CSA programs serve Dorchester, South Boston, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan, and West Roxbury.

Our primary goal is to help families strengthen their skills and knowledge in order to move towards their envisioned future.

How You Will Be Making A Difference

Our Park Street Community Service Agency seeks a Full-Time Family Partner. A Family Partner is a caregiver who has experience raising a child or youth with special needs, preferably with significant mental health needs.

  • Works one-on-one with families and youth and maintains regular frequent contact with the parent(s)/caregiver(s) in order to provide education and support throughout the care planning process
  • Participates as a member of the CPT and clearly outlines the goals of the Family Support and Training Services
  • Works closely with families and any existing/referring behavioral health provider(s) to implement the objectives and goals identified in the Individual Care Plan
  • Teaches parents/caregiver how to promote linkages with other treatment providers and other community resources and work with the Intensive Care Coordinator
  • Educates parents/caregivers about how to effectively navigate the child-serving systems and about the existence of informal/community resources available; and facilitates access to these resources
  • Presents client/family material; consult with supervisor and team members on challenging and difficult client/family issues. Participates in regular individual and group supervision. Attends clinical training and safety practice training.
  • Documents significant family interactions and collateral work as per MassHealth requirements
  • Participates in program activities, including but not limited to, staff and team meetings, training and development needs of the program, and primary on-call rotation

Experience
  • Must be acaregiver who has experience raising a child or youth with special needs, preferably with significant mental health needs
  • May or may not have program specific experience
  • Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, with the ability to learn new software applications
  • May require knowledge of a second language such as Spanish or Haitian Creole

Driving Requirements
  • May be required to operate a vehicle
  • May be required to have a valid driver's license and a "satisfactory" driving record
  • May be required to have access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours
  • May be required to use personal vehicle to transport clients on occasion if/when needed
  • If required to transport clients, must maintain the minimum amounts of liability insurance as required by The Home and/or other regulatory requirements and vehicle registration must be current

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
  • Extensive training to new staff
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • And more!
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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