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

Peer to Peer Mentor

Peer to Peer Mentor

                 

   Program: AMP                            Salary: $20/HR.

SUMMARY:NNCC is implementing Project Amp, a brief mentorship program that pairs teenagers (13-17 years old) with young adult mentors Project Amp is an innovative mentorship program that helps students reach their goals in health and wellness, family and friend relationships, and academics, and is specifically designed to prevent substance use and other risk factors.

 The Peer-to-Peer Mentor helps facilitate social and educational growth in young people to help them strive for more in our current society.  The Peer-to-Peer Mentor will motivate, model and be a part of a team of mentors to help support area youth in areas requiring assistance, such as tutoring, academic support, skill-building and social growth. Applicant age requirement (18-28)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and recruit youth as needed.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of best practices with peers and an ability to develop a rapport with peers
  • Plan and implement program activities that include educational workshops appropriate to program academic goals and age of youth.
  • Able to initiate, make decisions, identify & implement solutions, and required documentation in an appropriately, effectively and timely manner.
  • Demonstrates good listening skills by paying attention to and demonstrating understanding of the comments and questions of others.
  • Participates in agency projects.
  • Interacts with all staff and community professionally, effectively and appropriately.
  • Shows awareness of and respect for multicultural, ethnic, race and gender diversity among all individuals involved in the Agency including recipients of services, residents, staff, other agencies, etc.

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: Peer to Peer Mentor

Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Case Manager

Case Manager

 

 

  Position Title:  Case Manager

          Program: YouthBuild                   

                  Reports to:  YouthBuild Program Manager                              Salary: $20/HR

 

SUMMARY:  Under supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the Case Manager will perform a variety of duties interacting with Students in the YouthBuild program. Establishing a positive rapport between students.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintain upkeep of all record keeping for each YB student adhering to documentation compliance, both hard copy and digital of all certifications obtained and necessary identification and verification forms.
  • Provide direct street prevention education, outreach, intervention services, and case management to youth ages 16-24
  • Meet with students individually once a week, to work on goals established in their ISP (Individual Service Plan). Document meetings by adding a progress note to their file on OASIS database.
  • Greeting and screening clients seeking services.
  • Knowledgeable in computers and their programs i.e.: Windows, Excel, Internet usage, etc.
  • Program record keeping with daily service log and reports
  • Assist youth in accessing community services such as substance misuse services, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, and other services that may be to their benefit
  • Conduct social service assessments, link youth to need services, provide case management, and support positive change
  • Gather information and analyze data for the purpose of evaluating and adjusting programs, when necessary, in accordance with funding program requirements
  • Participate in collaborative meetings and committees to benefit at-risk youth.
  • Participate in training (Trauma, Youth Development, Motivational Interviewing, etc.)
  • Implement other projects, activities, or job duties as assigned
  • Drive frequently for program business

 

 

                     

 

 

  

 

 

 

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: Case Manager

Promoting Adolescent Strengths

Academic Success Coordinator

Academic Success Coordinator

 

  Position Title:  Academic Success Coordinator

          Program: YouthBuild                   

                  Reports to:  YouthBuild Program Manager                                Salary: $70,000/yr.

 

 

SUMMARY:  Under supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the Academic Success Coordinator will ensure that all academic benchmarks for youth are achieved by working directly with the academic instructors, providing both support in lesson planning, and supervision to ensure educational outcomes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Coordinate all quarterly testing for across the program, ensuring test administration/proctoring is conducted within the standards of the academic test.
  • Maintain records for quarterly testing for all students
  • Work with academic instructors to schedule students when they have meet academic benchmarks indicating preparedness to take HI Set exams.
  • Facilitate both periodic group and 1:1 meeting with instructors
  • Works with students, teachers, and other faculty to create strategies that promote a greater chance of academic success.
  • Implements intervention and advising strategies for teachers and students alike.
  • Addresses poor habits relating to time management, lack of motivation, academic deficiencies and issues with goal setting.
  • Helps students develop learning preferences for more effective studying.
  • Assists teachers with preparing students for standardized testing.
  • Helps teachers and other staff in the identification of students who would benefit from intervention.
  • Utilizes effective tutoring to help students correct their issues with learning.
  • Establishes positive relationships between students, teachers, families, counselors and others to ensure a collaborative effort.
  • Implement other projects, activities, or job duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has supervisory responsibilities.                    

 

 

  

 

 

 

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: Academic Success Coordinator

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