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MassSTART Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager & Group Facilitator

School-Based Program, Boston, MA

MassSTART is a school-based, community-centered program that offers two years of services and supports to students between the ages of 8 to 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. Incorporation of family voice, collaboration with school personnel and other providers, and coordination of services are essential to the role. A portion of this role will include facilitation of substance abuse prevention and skill building groups to high school students.

 Essential Functions

  • Program Referral Support
  • Collaborate with school personnel, outreach to referred families/caregivers and promotion of the MassSTART program within the school setting. * Student Support
  • Develop and maintain collaborative, long-term relationships with students, which include regular school-based and home-based contact.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly Botvin LifeSkills Training Program groups to enrolled students.
  • Conduct individual student check-ins based on student need. * 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, which includes the identification of student and family/caregiver strengths, needs and goals.
  • Assist families/caregivers with accessing and strengthening their support systems, including 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, to support open communication, academic progress, and explore student needs. * 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 collateral organizations/providers such as 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 

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a human services 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; and experience with outreach, advocacy, and resource identification on behalf of clients. Candidates should also posses the ability to create and update documents/spreadsheets in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as navigate Microsoft Outlook to manage their work related emails and calendar. A current driver’s license and additional language capacities beyond English are preferred.

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.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Competence in verbal and written communication in fluent English and Spanish
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Reliable transportation to and from job sites.

Physicality of Role

Clinical staff must be able to go up and down stairs; to carry needed supplies to work sites; to work in shared office space; and to participate in de-escalation, crisis intervention and/or physical restraints (in some roles) of children or adolescents.   Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class 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.

Equal Opportunity

At Wediko, our goal is to be a diverse, community-based workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve.  At Wediko Children’s’ Services, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply: Please click here to apply through Indeed for the MassSTART Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager & Group Facilitator position.

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MassSTART Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager

School-Based Program, Boston, MA

MassSTART is a school-based, community-centered program that offers two years of services and supports to students between the ages of 8 to 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. Incorporation of family voice, collaboration with school personnel and other providers, and coordination of services are essential to the role.

 Essential Functions

  • Program Referral Support
  • Collaborate with school personnel, outreach to referred families/caregivers and promotion of the MassSTART program within the school setting.
  • Student Support
  • Develop and maintain collaborative, long-term relationships with students, which include regular school-based and home-based contact.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly Botvin LifeSkills Training Program groups to enrolled students.
  • Conduct individual student check-ins based on student needs.
  • Family Support
  • Carry a caseload of primarily Spanish speaking families/caregivers.
  • 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, which includes the identification of student and family/caregiver strengths, needs and goals.
  • Assist families/caregivers with accessing and strengthening their support systems, including social supports, extended family, faith-based organizations, neighborhood associations, tenant groups, community centers, and clubs.
  • Community Collaboration
  • Maintain regular communication with school personnel and support the convening of collaborative meetings with families/caregivers and key personnel from the school, to support open communication, academic progress, and explore student needs.
  • Establish community relationships through the identification of community resources and referral systems designed to meet the needs of students and families/caregivers.
  • Work with collateral organizations/providers such as 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 other 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.

Minimum Requirements 

This position requires that the case manager be fluent in spoken and written Spanish. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a human services 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; and experience with outreach, advocacy, and resource identification on behalf of clients. Candidates should also possess the ability to create and update documents/spreadsheets in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as navigate Microsoft Outlook to manage their work-related emails and calendar. A current driver’s license is preferred.

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 and Spanish; reliable transportation to and from job sites; and ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Fluency in other languages such as Haitian Creole or Cape Verdean Creole is beneficial.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Competence in verbal and written communication in fluent English and Spanish
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Reliable transportation to and from job sites.

Physicality of Role

Clinical staff must be able to go up and down stairs; to carry needed supplies to work sites; to work in shared office space; and to participate in de-escalation, crisis intervention and/or physical restraints (in some roles) of children or adolescents.   Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class 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.

Equal Opportunity

At Wediko, our goal is to be a diverse, community-based workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve.  At Wediko Children’s’ Services, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply: Please click here to apply through Indeed for the MassSTART Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager position.

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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.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@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: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@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.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@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.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@wediko.org.

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Camp Wediko

Summer Program, Windsor, NH

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New York

Administration

Wediko New York-Based Program Director 
New York-Based Programs, New York, NY

Reporting to the Executive Director of Wediko Children’s Services (WCS), the Director of Wediko’s NY Based Programs oversees the development, implementation and integrity of NY Programs in coordination with the team of administrators and managers assigned to oversee various components of Wediko NY’s services. Some administrative functions associated include project management, staff development to meet best practice standards in school-based mental health, supervision of emerging professionals, hiring, developing new work opportunities, creating new partnerships and maintaining healthy relationships with schools and Central DOE through contract oversight. Oversee staff hiring, support, and professional development; budgeting and financial decision-making.

This position functions as part of the WCS Leadership Team which supports the operation of all Wediko programs, including adherence to fiscal, ethical, legal, and clinical best practice standards. An essential focus is keeping projects aligned with the agency mission and enhancing collaboration between various Wediko programs.

Essential Functions

  • Plan the delivery of the overall program services and its activities in accordance with Wediko’s mission and strategic goals
  • Implement and monitor programs, policies, and procedures which incorporate current best practices in the field and meet the laws and licensure guidelines of regulatory agencies
  • In collaboration with Wediko Departments, participate in program evaluation, fiscal planning, human resource management, and fund development
  • In collaboration with the Finance Director and program managers, develop an annual budget and ongoing analysis of financial performance
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcomes of NY Programs
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Cultivate and maintain collaborative working relationships with contracted institutions and agencies
  • In close collaboration with the Evaluation & Research Team, participates in the oversight of implementation of research, evaluation and assessment measures according to contract and research protocols, and use of data to inform programming
  • Develops systems to meet all contractual requirements of various funders/grantors, including reporting, data-tracking, licensing requirements, etc.
  • Creates and provides professional development programming for contracted and in-service work
  • Responds to and guides team members during crises, sign off on Critical Incident Reports and liaises with Wediko Executive Director and Clinical Director
  • Monitor and develop funding mechanisms for NY Programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization

Activity Specific Functions

  • Cultivates, maintains, and leverages effective relationships with key City, State, Department of Education personnel, funders, and other CBOs
  • Develops and implements outreach efforts in coordination with Executive Director, and Director of Development
  • Prospects for new funding streams and partnerships, researches contract materials, contributes to proposals
  • Facilitates Hiring, Intake and Orientation of new staff
  • Provides initial consultation and creation of school-based work plans to address individual new school needs
  • Compiles and submits required compliance reports for funders and contractors
  • Tracks trends and remains current regarding developments in the areas of mental health, SEL, and trauma-informed approaches to education and after-school.
  • Represents Wediko and presents at relevant panels, conferences, meetings, etc. and provides training and consultation for Department of Education staff and/or other partners
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the Wediko’s policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant funder specifications and professional standards
  • Oversee the continued development of clinical and service workflow in the Electronic Health Record
  • Oversee adherence to HIPAA regulations of client information and privacy laws
  • Availability to support 24 hours on call crisis support
  • In collaboration with program managers, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff
  • Implement Wediko’s policies, procedures and practices in accordance with the employee handbook
  • Oversee annual staff evaluation process and coordinate with HR keeping employee files
  • Oversee and administrative responsibility of employee tracking through electronic HR program (Harpers)

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field.
  • Must have NY license in their field of practice.
  • Minimum of 7 years leadership, management and/or program development experience in clinical &/or educational setting.
  • Leadership experience in non-profit setting collaborating with schools in NYC preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience providing direct service to children, adolescents, and families.
  • Strong communication & crisis management skills.
  • Flexible with responsibilities and schedule, adaptive to market and job need.
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in School-Based Mental Health, PBIS, Trauma-Informed Schools & treatment, Community Schools Model
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to travel to schools throughout the 5 boroughs and occasionally to Wediko’s Boston & New Hampshire locations.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Edward J. Zadravec, Psy.D., Interim Executive Director, ezadravec@wediko.org.

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Community and School-Based Programs

Advocate Counselor 
New York-Based Programs, New York, NY

The Wediko NY Advocate Counselors work in one elementary, middle, or high school site, focusing on supporting students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, and/or who have a history of poor attendance. The Advocate Counselor provides supportive mentoring services, including attendance outreach and individual and small group social-emotional support in partnership with the school staff to support students in reaching their academic and social emotional goals.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for a caseload of students, including maintaining attendance and educational progress, providing students and families with continuous feedback and resources to meet the needs and ensure academic success
  • Provides individual and group mentoring to students on a weekly basis
  • Plans and facilitates daily classroom advisory sessions
  • Conducts daily student attendance outreach
  • Provides outreach to students and their families, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits
  • Facilitates communication between students, families, and school staff
  • Completes required documentation in a timely manner
  • Provides crisis support, conflict mediation and social-emotional support
  • Completes regular assessments and provides resource referrals in support of school-based services (with support of a supervisor)
  • Ensures student exposure to further education opportunities (high school and college); build college and career readiness skills
  • Participates in staff meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Collaborates on trans-disciplinary team of Wediko and school staff to create individualized plans to support student progress
  • 21stCentury ACs: will support and participate in after-school programming, working 10:00AM-6:00PM

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree; social science degrees strongly preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience providing direct services in school-based or residential program
  • Strong communication (verbal and written with proficiency in English) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Commitment to working from a strengths-based perspective
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development, proven use of supervision to improve practice
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required

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

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