Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Promoting Adolescent Strengths

                 

  

Duties: New North Citizens’ Council, Inc. (NNCC) is a community-based agency, which provides innovative home visiting services to youth and families who are consumers of DCF services.  The Promoting Adolescent Strengths (PAS)/Skills Builders Family Based Services (FBS) Case Manager conducts home and school visits in partnership with DCF and Family Networks social workers.

 

Specific Job Duties:

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) and Bi-Cultural required. 
  • Receive referrals from DCF of youth experiencing difficulties in their social environment.
  • Develop intervention plans in collaboration with DCF.
  • Visit youth and their families twice per week to provide case management, advocacy, and direct services. Participate in active supervision, utilization reviews, clinical conferences and family meetings.
  • Maintain web-based, computer records and written documentation.
  • Drive throughout Hampden County for the purposes of home visits in a properly insured vehicle, climb stairs, walk moderate distances.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in human services or a related field.
  • Strong commitment to youth and families.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work preferred.
  • Experience in working with youth and families.
  • Experience with computers.

 

Comments:

This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level social worker interested in adolescents involved in the protective service system.

 

Generous Benefit Package!

Karmen Morales

Director of Human Resources/Personnel Services
New North Citizens’ Council, Inc. (NNCC)  
2455 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01107-1907
(413) -747-0090 · (413) -746-4885 · Fax- (413) -737-2321
Make sure to email your resume to kmorales@newnorthcc.org

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Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Care Coordinator

Care Coordinator

 

  • SUMMARY: To provide case coordination and program services to support participants in their recovery, reduce risk of opioid overdoses and improve participants employability and social skills in order to facilitate a successful re-integration.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide case coordination and program services to support participants in their recovery, reduce risk of opioid overdoses and improve the participant’s employability and social skills in order to facilitate a successful reintegration.
  • Provide warm referrals and develop linkages to medical, mental and behavioral health treatment, education/literacy, vocational training, job placement and housing agencies, and linkage with recovery community mentors and other support groups.
  • Develop positive, supportive and effective relationships with participants and their family members while maintaining these relationships in a professional and instructive manner.
  • Help participants develop their own personalized transition plans with goals and action steps.
  • Support participants in accessing HCSD substance use services, as well as community addiction services that include Medical Assisted Treatment when indicated.
  • Provide warm referrals and follow-up to programs that provide instruction on life skills, ABE/ESOL programs, daily living skills and workplace readiness skills necessary for successful reintegration into family life, the workforce and the community.
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling, other types of counseling and emotional support as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison with service agencies, addiction service providers, health care providers on all cases to ensure efficiency and continuity in providing services.
  • Monitor and keep case records on clients and report progress to the Director and Coordinator.
  • Engage in the required data collection activities and support the evaluation of the project.
  • Attend, participate in DPH program training and workshops, and other professional development workshops, training and conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

Karmen Morales
Director of Human Resources/Personnel Services
New North Citizens’ Council, Inc. (NNCC)  
2455 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01107-1907
(413) -747-0090 · (413) -746-4885 · Fax- (413) -737-2321
Make sure to email your resume to kmorales@newnorthcc.org

Apply to: Care Coordinator

Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Bi-lingual Family Support Skill Builder

Bi-lingual Family Support Skill Builder

 

 SUMMARY: He/She will be operating under the Department of Developmental Services Family Support Guidelines, and the Guiding Principles of the Family Support System. The Family Support Skill Builder will be responsible for the provision of the following services to families identified and referred by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 Provide intensive, at least twice per week, home visiting, and extensive Case Management/ Family Navigation services to identified families who require specialized education and support in the home. 

 Work with assigned families to identify strengths, competencies, needs, and resources. Develop a Family Support /Intervention plan, which respects, supports and honors personal preferences, cultural and linguistic values, and learning styles of the families and individuals served. 

 Provide strength based skill -building. Based on identified needs, and recognizing and accommodating differing learning styles, teach skills such as establishing routines, setting boundaries, parenting, discipline, household duties, budgeting, relationships, child development and understanding issues of disability. 

 Knowledgeable in computers and their programs i.e.: Windows, Excel, Internet usage, etc. 

 Organize relevant family trainings, support groups, and networking opportunities. 

 Maintain confidential records for all activities, including Family Navigation statistical data, and management of flexible funding. 

 Be available to work during non- traditional working hours. 

 The ability to work independently, set priorities, be flexible, and creative while working as part of a team. 

 Attend relevant trainings and conferences 

 Working knowledge of available area public benefits, entitlements, community service system, and generic resources. 

 Ability to provide respectful family-centered services, including the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic backgrounds, and levels of ability. 

 Must be proficient in use of computers, including a working knowledge of the internet and various soft ware applications. 

 

 

 

Karmen Morales
Director of Human Resources/Personnel Services
New North Citizens’ Council, Inc. (NNCC)  
2455 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01107-1907
(413) -747-0090 · (413) -746-4885 · Fax- (413) -737-2321
Make sure to email your resume to kmorales@newnorthcc.org

Apply to: Bi-lingual Family Support Skill Builder

Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Family Support Navigator Assistant

Family Support Navigator Assistant

  •  SUMMARY: He/She will operate under the Department of Developmental Services Family Support Guidelines, and the Guiding Principles of the Family Support System. The Family Support Navigator Assistant will be responsible for the provision of the following services to families referred and identified. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

     Broad knowledge about developmental disabilities. 

     Knowledgeable in computers and their programs i.e.: Windows, Internet usage, etc. 

     Provide comprehensive Information and Referral Services to all families and individuals seeking such assistance. 

     Seek out and maintain current information on resources and services available to families. 

     Work with assigned families to identify strengths, competencies, needs and resources. 

     Develop a Family Support plan, which respects, supports and honors personal preferences and cultural and linguistic values of the families and individuals served. 

     Provide Short- Term and Long -Term Service Navigation to identified families. 

     Maintain confidential records for all activities, including Family Navigation statistical data, and management of flexible funding. 

     Responsible for organizing and running support groups, training and activities for families served by the Disability Services Program. The ability to work independently, set priorities, be flexible and creative, while working as part of a team. 

 

 

 

Karmen Morales
Director of Human Resources/Personnel Services
New North Citizens’ Council, Inc. (NNCC)  
2455 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01107-1907
(413) -747-0090 · (413) -746-4885 · Fax- (413) -737-2321
Make sure to email your resume to kmorales@newnorthcc.org

Apply to: Family Support Navigator Assistant