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Wediko’s commitment has always been to go the extra mile to help each child achieve lasting improvement. All of Wediko’s staff and our services, across four programs, are aligned with this mission. We are proud that families have called the lasting impact we have on their chidren’s lives “Wediko Magic.”

Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and help us to create “Wediko Magic” in the lives of the children whose lives we touch.

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Boston

Community and School-Based Programs

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (P/T)
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Most services are provided in schools and/or the community, and some are provided in the Boston offices. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works within the context of a multi-disciplinary team providing psycho-pharmacological treatment services to Wediko Boston Based clients. These services include psychiatric evaluations, psycho-pharmacological treatment, medication psycho-education, case documentation, discharge planning, and coordination of treatment with other care providers as appropriate. Collaboration with parents, guardians, school team members and other mental health clinicians will be key in this role.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the advance practice role in psychiatric nursing, DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice, Experience helping adult individuals required, Excellent professional experience, Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to approach therapeutic challenges in a supportive and creative manner, Ability to use supervision and to seek assistance from program administrators when needed, Excellent organizational skills, Flexible schedule and willingness to travel, Eligible for successful credentialing through MHBP. Experience helping children and adolescents preferred, Bilingual (Spanish and English preferred).

Minimum Requirements:

  • A positive approach towards patient care
  • Current licensure in Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the advance practice role in psychiatric nursing
  • DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice
  • Experience helping adult individuals required
  • Experience helping children and adolescents preferred
  • Excellent professional experience
  • Bilingual( Spanish and English preferred)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach therapeutic challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Ability to use supervision and to seek assistance from program administrators when needed
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to travel
  • Eligible for successful credentialing through MHBP

Required License or Certification:

  • DEA and DPH licensure

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Sandra Pyram-Loyer, LMHC, Director of Boston-Based Programs, at sloyer@wediko.org.

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Case Manager and Group Facilitator
MassSTART, School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Job Summary

MassSTART is a school-based, community-centered program that offers two years of services and supports to students between the ages of 8-13 who are identified as at risk for future substance use and violence. MassSTART provides customized, multigenerational services that are shaped by the individual needs of these families.

MassSTART Case Managers provide intensive services to enrolled students and their families/caregivers. Essential to the role responsibilities are family advocacy, collaboration with school personnel and other providers, and coordination of services.

A portion of this role will include facilitation of substance abuse prevention and skill building groups to high school students.

This position is a 12-month, 40-hour position, Monday through Friday. Must have flexibility to some evenings and weekends.

Essential Functions

Program Referral Support:

  • Collaborate with school personnel, outreach to referred families/caregivers and promote the MassSTART program within the school setting

Student Support:

  • Develop and maintain collaborative, long-term relationships with students, including regular school-based and home-based contacts
  • Plan and facilitate weekly Botvin LifeSkills Training Programfor groups of enrolled students
  • Conduct individual student check-ins based on student needs

Family Support:

  • Develop and maintain collaborative, long-term relationships with families/caregivers, which include regular communication and home visits
  • In partnership with students and families/caregivers, construct and monitor a MassSTART Family Support Plan, including the identification of student and family/caregiver strengths, needs and goals
  • Assist families/caregivers with accessing and strengthening their support systems, (i.e.: social supports, extended family, faith-based organizations, neighborhood associations, tenant groups, community centers, and clubs)
  • Maintain regular communication with school personnel and support the convening of collaborative meetings with families/caregivers and key personnel from the school

Community Collaboration:

  • Establish community relationships through the identification of community resources and referral systems designed to meet the needs of students and families/caregivers
  • Work with community-based organizations, mental health providers, government agencies and other service providers on behalf of the students and families/caregivers

Documentation:

  • Maintain all required documentation including enrollment and discharge assessments, Family Support Plans, case notes, referrals, releases and others documents as designated by the Program Manager or funder
  • Prepare and submit quarterly statistics as required by the Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)

Event Planning

  • Participate in the planning and execution of MassSTART Program social and educational events/activities for students and families/caregivers
  • High School Group Facilitation
  • Plan and effectively co-facilitate weekly student groups using the Botvin LifeSkills Training Program at two Boston Public High Schools
  • Collaborate with school personnel concerning groups

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human services preferred
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in human services or a related field
  • Previous work experience with children and families in an urban setting, particularly those of African and Latin descent
  • Knowledge of Boston area resources and services
  • Experience with outreach, advocacy and resource identification on behalf of clients
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (particularly with Outlook, excel and word)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain a positive and inclusive workplace culture
  • Requires strong communication (verbal and written), detail oriented, and able to problem solve
  • Superb organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize projects effectively and efficiently
  • A current driver’s license preferred
  • Additional language capabilities a plus (i.e.: Spanish, Haitian Creole or Cape Verdean Creole)

Abilities Required

Ideal candidates are able to demonstrate a willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends; excellent interpersonal skills; able to work in indoor and outdoor settings; competence in verbal and written communication in fluent English; reliable transportation to and from job sites; and ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Haitian Creole or Cape Verdean Creole is strongly preferred.

Wediko Children’s Services is focused on equality and deeply believes in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin within our staff community. Applicants should be motivated to explore issues of oppression, intersectionality and cultural responsiveness in their direct client-work and in their interactions with the myriad systems that are connected to our roles.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this category with reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, limitations related to the disability and the ability of Wediko Children’s Services to accommodate the limitation.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Alisa Hunter, MassSTART Program Manager, at ahunter@wediko.org.

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Administrative Offices

New Hampshire

Wediko School

Awake Overnight Residential Counselor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

BA or 60 credits in the human services field required. Full time responsibilities include monitoring dorms and assisting with bedtimes and wake ups. The Awake Overnight is a Residential Counselor position responsible for ensuring the well-being of the Wediko students and campus. The Awake Overnight is the first responder to students who are awake throughout the overnight shift and will enlist the support of asleep overnights or the On-Call Supervisor as needed. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter & resume to Lawrence Mutty, Clinical Manager, at lmutty@wediko.org.

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Awake Overnight Residential Counselor (weekend and breaks)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Full time weekends and vacations coverage needed. BA or 60 credits in the human services field required. Responsibilities include monitoring dorms and assisting with bedtimes and wake ups. The Awake Overnight is a Residential Counselor position responsible for ensuring the well-being of the Wediko students and campus. The Awake Overnight is the first responder to students who are awake throughout the overnight shift and will enlist the support of asleep overnights or the On-Call Supervisor as needed. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Lawrence Mutty, Clinical Manager, at lmutty@wediko.org.

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Clinical Supervisor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Clinical Supervisors are an integral part of our well-established program of social workers, psychologists, family therapists, educators, and allied health professionals serving young children and their families in the Wediko School. The responsibilities of this exciting leadership position include clinical supervision of a therapeutic milieu, case management, treatment coordination, and the development of treatment plans and writing progress reports. The Clinical Supervisor will supervise and manage a residential treatment group of up to 11 boys with severe emotional disturbance in the Wediko School program. Graduate degree in psychology, social work, or human services plus a minimum of 2 years of experience with individual, group, and family therapy is required. Sense of humor and ability to work well with children and adults needed for all positions. LCMHC or LICSW preferred. Administrative and staff supervisory experience a plus.

Position Requirements: Minimum of a master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field. Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. Flexible with responsibilities and schedule, adaptive to market and job needs.

Abilities Required: The position requires the ability to walk the rugged terrain of the NH campus, an active wooded setting. The ability to bend, hold and lift is also required as indicated by CPI behavioral management techniques.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Lawrence Mutty, Clinical Manager, at lmutty@wediko.org.

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Custodial / Housekeeping
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Job Summary

Custodial and housekeeping staff perform regular cleaning of the NH campus buildings, monitoring the general upkeep of the setting.

Essential Functions

  • Directly reporting to the Facilities Manager and working under his/her supervision to complete assigned work tasks by cleaning, maintaining, and repairing specific projects or areas. This will include:
    • Completing assigned projects necessary for regulation compliance and to a standard acceptable to the Facilities Manager.
    • Notifying the Facilities Manager of necessary supplies and inventories.
  • Following all safety regulations including wearing of appropriate clothing and safety gear.
  • Providing snow removal and correcting other facility emergencies as directed by the Facilities Manager.
  • Storing tools and inventory in accordance with accepted standards issued by the Facilities Manager.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Offering suggestions regarding facilities cleanliness and maintenance.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Working with specific children on specific work projects, when and only when approved by the Facilities Manager and the Program Director (Staff with Criminal Records Checks and at least 21 years of age only).

Minimum Requirements

  • HS diploma or GED
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Responds positively & appropriately to direction and feedback
  • Ability to remain professional, courteous and flexible
  • Valid NH driver’s license with driving record that allows for use of Wediko vehicles

Abilities Required

Ability to walk the rugged terrain of the NH campus, an active wooded setting.

  • Ability to walk and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stoop, bend and kneel
  • Ability to push and pull objects or materials weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to grasp, lift or carry items weighing up to 40 pounds

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Job Category: Facilities, General Staff
Exempt/Nonexempt: Non-Exempt; 12 month – hourly
Department: 300: Wediko School
Supervisor: Facilities Manager
Last Revised: January 2015

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to plovejoy@wediko.org.

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Residential Counselor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The Residential Counselor is responsible for maintaining the safety (physical and psychological) of the students in the clinical milieu, providing the day-to-day care of students’ basic needs, assisting with integrating of appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the individual student’s clinical issues, and supporting the students in meeting dorm and setting behavioral expectations. The Residential Counselor will work with their Lead Staff and Clinical Supervisor to ensure all students have an opportunity to build on social skills and increase their ability to improve their emotional regulation by running inherently interesting activities within the milieu for students to participate in daily.

Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor degree in human services, psychology, sociology, or a related field.

· Strong communication skills.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Responds positively and appropriately to direction and feedback.

· Satisfactory completion of CPI training and Medication Administration Training required.

· Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

Qualified and interested candidates can send cover letter & resume to Lawrence Mutty, Clinical Manager, at lmutty@wediko.org.

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Residential Counselor (weekend and breaks)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The Connections Residential Counselor is responsible for maintaining the safety (physical and psychological) of the students in the clinical milieu, providing day-to-day care of students’ basic needs, assisting with integrating of appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the individual student’s clinical issues, and supporting the students in meeting dorm and setting behavioral expectations. The Connections Residential Counselor works and communicates with the Connections Supervisor, dorm Supervisor and dorm Lead staff to ensure the safety and structures of the program are implemented and student successes and struggles are monitored, and to ensure all students have an opportunity to build on social skills and increase their ability to improve their emotional regulation by running inherently interesting activities within the milieu for students to participate in daily.

Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor degree in human services, psychology, sociology, or a related field.

· Strong communication skills.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Responds positively and appropriately to direction and feedback.

· Satisfactory completion of CPI training and Medication Administration Training required.

· Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

Qualified and interested candidates can send cover letter & resume to Lawrence Mutty, Clinical Manager, at lmutty@wediko.org.

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Summer Kitchen Help, (includes weekends)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The seasonal kitchen staff member would be responsible for prepping and preparing meals, delivery of food carriers to the dining hall and the various dorms, kitchen clean up and restocking of food supplies. This position would require someone with the ability to make multiple trips upstairs to the dining area and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to assist with incoming food supply orders and stock organization. Some experience preferred but we’ll train the right candidate to operate our specific equipment. This is a seasonal position lasting through the end of August.

Qualified and interested candidates can send cover letter & resume to Phil Lovejoy, Facilities Manager, at plovejoy@wediko.org.

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Wediko Summer Program

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New York

Community and School-Based Programs

Consultant
New York City, NY

The Wediko NY Consultant is responsible for the overall management of school-based programming, and providing clinical consultation to partner schools. The Consultant will report to the Program or Site Managers as well as the NY Division Director. The Consultant is responsible for the planning and management of program activities, direct services at the school(s) including outreach and coordination, as well as all the reporting needed for billing, evaluation and clinical purposes.

Position Requirements: Advanced degree in the Social Sciences or Educational Administration (e.g., MSW, M.S. Ed) , 1-3 years’ experience supervising professional field-based staff in school-based programs, 3-5 years’ experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families, Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner, excellent organizational skills.

Preferred: LCSW strongly preferred

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Liora Schwartz, Director NY Programs, at lschwartz@wediko.org

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