“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”- Confucius
May 13, 2013
Awake Overnight Shelter Staff (Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred) (EastBoston)
Crossroads Family Center seeks candidates who prefer non-traditional work
hours (10:45 p.m.- 8:15 a.m.), thrive in independent work settings, and are
committed to maintaining a safe, respectful, productive environment for
Duties include implementing shelter policies, procedures and rules;
conducting routine house checks; identifying and responding to client- and
facility-related needs; performing cleaning duties; and maintaining accurate
The current schedule for this position is 4 nights/week, Monday-Thursday,
plus meetings and the opportunity for overtime shifts when the program
requires relief coverage.
Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree in a
related field preferred) and 1-2 years of experience in human services
(experience in residential settings preferred). Bilingual English/Spanish
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
April 29, 2013.
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation is seeking a Youth Program Specialist. The Youth Program Specialist will be integrating community organizing methods with leadership development, hands on learning, and academic support activities. The primary focus of this position includes engaging with you between the ages of 7 and 18 years old. Qualifications include 1 to 2 years of experience in community organizing and/or youth program development and be able to formulate and implement organizing campaigns with youth and adult community residents. If interested in this half-time position, send resume to Jason Byod the Director of Community Organizing and Resident Resources at Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation 587 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Inc is seeking a Director of Housing Supports. The Director is responsible for the overall development and management of Housing Supports department, and will also oversee all supervision, management, program development and evaluations of projects, as well as many other duties. Qualifications include 7 or more years of relevant management/supervision experience and at least 3 years at a senior level, exceptional leadership an management ability, and superior analytical skills and problem solving abilities, including a demonstrated ability to view challenges as opportunities and to proactively identify and implement solutions that are creative, innovative, and flexible. To apply send resume and cover to HR@mbhp.org
Hildebrand FamilySelf-Help Center is seeking an Assistant Director of Programs. The Assistant Director will assist and support the Director of Programs (DP) in the oversight, management, and coordination of all agency-wide programmatic activities. The primary function of the ADP is to oversee the delivery of housing focused case management and services. Qualifications include Bachlor’s degree and 5-7 years of management and supervision experience in human service environment, and experience working with homeless families. A Master’s degree in Management, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work or Human Services preferred, as well as previous experience as an administrator in a housing/homeless service environment. Experience with governmental contracts is ideal. If interested, send cover letter and resume to Clara Rosado the Director of Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22, 2013
Project Hope is looking for a Case Manager/Housing Specialist. The manager/specialist will be providing housing search and placement and case management assistance to homeless families with children in turnaround schools within the Dudley Village Campus. This position will build and foster relationships with staff at the Boston Housing Authority, school guidance counselors, staff at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, local landlords and Property Managers. Qualifications include five years of housing experience or case management, B.A in social work or related work.
Email resume and cover letter to Janet Grogan (Manager, Human Resources)
Home Start is looking for a Housing Search Program Director. Ideal candidate will have management experience, knowledge of subsidized housing programs, experience managing government grants and a dedication to ending homelessness. Qualifications include 3-5 years of experience and 1-3 years of supervising housing advocates, case managers, or equivalent direct service staff. If interested email resume and cover letter to Linda Wood-Boyle, President email@example.com.
Family Aid Boston is looking for a Housing Placement Specialist. The specialist will be working with families to quickly identify housing options, develop a housing plan, and coordinate a move from shelter to safe, affordable, and permanent housing. Qualifications include previous human services experience, strong interest in working with homeless families and knowledge of affordable housing options in the Boston area and experience in locating housing for low income families. Email resume and cover letter to
Horizons for Homelessness is looking for Volunteer Recruitment and Training Manager. The manager will be responsible for recruiting and training a number of volunteers and the over all management of recruiting, training and screenings. Qualifications include previous experience delivering training, a B.A in related field, and knowledge and experience in with Early Child Development and young children. Email resume and cover letter to Hannah Nersa, (Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2013
The Dudley Promise Corps is looking for applicants to be apart of their program for the 2013-2014 program year. Participants of the program will serve full-time, five days per week in either the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School or Orchard Gardens Pilot School by working in classrooms, helping teachers with instruction, classroom management, and leading small group activities. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D, and be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident alien.
April 10, 2013
Family Aid Boston is seeking a Housing Placement Specialist to work with families in the Family Scattered Site/Re-Housing and Stabilization Program to quickly identify housing options, develop a housing plan, and to coordinate a move from shelter to safe, affordable, permanent housing as quickly as possible. Previous human service experience and knowledge of affordable housing options in the greater-Boston area and experience in locating housing for very low-income families are required. To apply, email cover letter and resume to email@example.com
April 8, 2013
Smart from Start is looking for a Program Assistant. Smart from the Start is a family support and community engagement initiative that promotes very low-income children entering school with the cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional assets that facilitate school and life success. The program assistance will Conduct outreach and recruitment for the program in one of the program neighborhoods, with particular focus on engaging the hardest to reach families with young children; Work closely with other staff, Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) and S2 staff to ensure effective outreach and recruitment of families; Post program announcements and flyers throughout the neighborhood as well as going door-to-door and canvassing neighborhood to engage and recruit families; H.S. Diploma or G.E.D required. Requires experience working with public housing and/or low-income, disadvantaged adult and youth populations. Resumes and cover letters should be sent via e-mail only in Word or PDF format to Dina Herrera at: Dina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dimock Community Health Center is looking for a Family Service Worker. The Family Service Worker supports Early Head Start/Head Start families by advocating, educating, and providing resources for families to meet their needs. The Family Service Worker maintains an accurate, thorough case file at all times. Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psychology required. Individuals with Human Services or Psychology degrees must have taken at least three (3) courses related to family functioning, support, development, systems, etc, plus at least one year related experience in a human service agency. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Home Start is looking for a Housing Search Program Director. Home Start is Greater Boston’s leading provider of housing services for homeless households, assisting adults and families from more than 50 shelters, transitional programs, and recovery homes with obtaining permanent housing and settling into the community. HomeStart also serves as a clearinghouse of housing publications, vacancy information, and special rental subsidies. Qualifications for the Program Director include three to five years of relevant experience. Send resume and cover letter to Linda Wood-Boyle, President firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 1, 2013
Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking dynamic, experienced candidates for the Early Childhood Director position at the DorchesterCenter which serves children, ages two months through five and their parents. The ideal candidate needs to be creative and energetic and have a passion for working with “at risk” children and families. This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Center Based Programs. The goal of this position is to ensure high quality, developmentally appropriate care, through leadership and management. The Center Director is responsible for supporting, developing and growing the team of staff in providing a positive atmosphere where children and their parents feel safe, nurtured, and stable. HHC is actively seeking to increase the cultural diversity of its workforce. MA in Education and experience in Child Care Administration required, and DEEC Director II qualified. Email resume and cover letter to Yolanda Coentro, Chief Operating Officer, email@example.com
Family Aid Boston is looking for a Stabilization Worker who will be providing housing search and supportive services to clients in transition from shelter by assessing stabilization and housing needs, developing a plan to best meet needs, home visits and assistance with families to develop understanding of strengths and resources of families and family meetings. Qualifications include BA with experience in social services, working with a diverse community, and a MA license and use of car is required. To apply send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership is looking for a Director of Housing Supports. The Director of Housing Supports is responsible for the overall development and management of the Housing Supports department of MBHP. The Director oversees all supervision, management, and program development, implementation and evaluation of all projects, programs and initiatives within this department. The Director of Housing Supports also serves as a member of the senior management team of MBHP and as such participates in agency oversight, development and evaluation activities as appropriate and requested by the Executive Director or Deputy Director. Qualifications include seven or more years of relevant management/supervision experience or at least three years at senior level, experience with direct service, and a BA/BS required, but Masters preferred. To apply send resume and cover letter to HR@mbhp.org
St. Francis House is looking for a Women’s Center Coordinator, who is an experienced professional to plan, organize and coordinate activities and programs for the Carolyn Conners Women’s Center, a dedicated day shelter space for female guests of St. Francis House. In this role, you will provide individual and group counseling and support, referral and advocacy services, psycho-educational programming and pro-social opportunities that will help ensure a safe space as well as actively support the women in taking positive steps toward self-sufficiency. A Bachlor’s Degree plus one to two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Human Resources, email@example.com
March 27, 2013
Horizon’s for Homeless Children is looking for volunteers to play with children living in family shelters in Wilmington, Tewksbury, and Northeastern Massachusetts. For all volunteers a mandatory training session is required. The next training session is Saturday April 6th from 9:30-3:30 in Wilmington.
For more information contact Brittany Pyle at 978-556-2187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25, 2013
The Playspace Program creates Playspaces in family shelters so that the children can have a place to get the stimulation and education that occurs naturally through play. The Playspace Program recruits, trains, places and supervises volunteers known as Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs) in family shelters to play and interact with the children living there. The Playspace Program Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Greater Boston Region volunteer program at an assigned number of shelters.
To apply email email@example.com
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children Center is looking for a Residential Supervisor at Bridge House. St. Mary’s Center offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. The Supervisor will be responsible for shift oversight, therapeutic activity planning, staff training and supervision, demonstrated ability to serve as a positive role model while following program guidelines & training. To apply email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Cove Human Services inc. is seeking a Early Intervention Specialist. This specialist will participate in multidisciplinary assessments and provide individual and group treatment to children 0-3 years of age and their families and will provide service coordination and lead toddler’s developmental play groups. A Master’s Degree and experience is required. To apply email resume to email@example.com
March 11, 2013
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children is looking for a Shift Supervisor at Margaret’s House. Margaret’s House is the biggest family shelter in Boston and houses families who are struggling to secure permanent housing. The supervisor will provide a safe secure environment through direct supervision of residents, as a positive role model while following program guidelines and will lead therapeutic groups. To apply send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just A Start House is looking for a Evening Residential Counselor. The counselor will be responding to the needs of residents and to crisis by assisting with monitoring, teaching, role modeling, and counseling. Just A Start House is a non-profit community development corporation, focuses on three major program activities for the benefit of low- and moderate-income people: the stabilization of occupied housing, education/training/placement, and the development and operation of affordable housing.
To apply for the job contact Maureen A. Ward, LICSW
114 Temple Street Somerville, MA 02145
March 4, 2013
HomeStart Inc. is in search for a Housing Advocate for their rapid re-housing program. The Housing Advocate will assist homeless individuals with all aspects of housing search and placement into permanent housing: work with clients to devise an appropriate housing search strategy; complete housing applications; prepare necessary documentation; negotiate with landlords, housing authorities, and realtors. To apply e-mail Sami Rudnick at email@example.com and indicate Housing Advocate Rapid Re-Housing Program and salary requirement with cover letter.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is looking for a Residential Case Manager who will be responsible for supervising the residents of transitional living program. Qualifications include, a BA degree or related degree and two years experience with adolescents as well as experience in house management, job development, or community relation.
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February 25, 2013
Home Start is seeking a Homelessness Housing Advocate bilingual.
Dynamic, innovative non-profit agency seeks experienced person for a Homeless Housing Advocate position in our Boston office. Ideal candidate will have housing search or case management or substance abuse/mental health experience, and be fluent in Spanish. This position will work with both families and individuals in homeless shelters and transitional programs in Boston.
For more information on Home Start.
Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking a Family Advocate/Social Worker.
Horizons for Homeless Children is an independent, non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to serving homeless children and their families. We are seeking candidates for the position of Family Advocate to support the families that we serve. Family advocates offer strength-based, culturally-appropriate, comprehensive support services. These services are focused on promoting family engagement in each child’s education, and
- supportive and sustainable transitions from homelessness toward self-sufficiency.
For more information regarding Horizons for Homeless Children.
The Second Step (TSS) is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to lead a talented staff and highly regarded, much-cherished local institution. The ideal candidate will be a strategic, passionate leader who is able to increase public awareness of domestic violence issues while strategically positioning the organization for the future.
Founded in 1992, TSS offers transitional housing, advocacy, safety planning, mentoring, children’s programs, legal case management and an array of supportive services for families transitioning away from abuse. TSS breaks the cycle of domestic violence by providing survivors and their children with support services and transitional housing that empower them to remain free from abusive relationships and to lead productive lives.
TSS has been led over the last five years by a respected executive director who has built a strong network of support and regard in the community. The organization is now reflecting on how to capitalize on TSS’s strengths while grounding its important work in sound fiscal practices.
We are seeking an experienced, well-respected leader who combines strategic vision, operational excellence and financial management skills with proven fundraising ability.
For the complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/executive-director-the-second-step .
February 11, 2013
Horizon’s for Homeless Children is in need of an Infant Teacher
Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) is actively seeking an Infant Teacher with strong Early Childhood experience and education who is DEEC teacher qualified. HHC is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality programs and services to homeless children and families throughout the state of Massachusetts. We have three Community Children’s Centers, serving a total of 175 children. The Schoen Family Community Children’s Center, is located in Dorchester, and is a friendly, supportive teaching environment with low child-teacher ratios and a focus on supporting families. The agency maintains diversity amongst children and staff and acknowledges staff accomplishments and development. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Lead Teacher. HHC is actively seeking to increase the cultural diversity of its workforce. Join our dedicated team, and make a real difference!
To apply contact Sarah Montoya, Center Director at
For more information regarding Horizon’s for Homeless Children click here
The Case Manager for Shelter Living and Placement is responsible for supporting shelter guests to obtain permanent housing and make progress toward economic self-sufficiency. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing intake assessment to identify each family’s strengths and needs; collaborating with guests to develop goals and monitor progress; assisting guests to eliminate barriers to housing and employment; referral to internal and external resources; and timely and thorough completion of service documentation.
For more information about Crittenton Women’s Union, click here.
Casa Esperanza is looking for a Bilingual Mental Health Clinician
Job summary statement: This Bilingual Clinician will provide culturally competent, strength-based, behavioral health services for youth and their families experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges in both Spanish and English. The Clinician will use evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing and Family Systems therapies to draw on youth’s strengths, interests and abilities. The Clinician will incorporate art and play techniques to engage youth in the therapeutic process. Services may be provided in the office, community locations and/or home-based.
Please send your cover letter and resume to Evon Tilghman, Human Resources Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Casa Esperanza click here
The Day Habilitation Service Manager (DHSM) ensures documentation and delivery of services in compliance with Medciaid regulations and Bay Cove standards. The Day Hab Service Manager performs case management duties for assigned program participants and supervises program staff working with assigned program participants. The DHSM is responsible for carrying out the mission by developing, implementing, and supervising daily program activities, Day Habilitation Service Plans/Individual Support Plans, maintaining client records, processing referrals for new program applicants, scheduling and coordinating ISP meetings and documentation, maintaining relations with those receiving program services, their supporters and other helpers, and representatives of Mass. Health and the Department of Mental Retardation. Specific duites include the following: supervision of the daily activities of direct care staff; training of direct care staff to ensure implementation of the Day Hab Service Plans and completion of progress notes; documentation and maintenance of records to demonstrate compliance with funding source requirments, DMR, Medicaid, other applicable regulations, and agency standards to maintain CARF accreditation; communication of our mission statement, vision, and standards of care; community relations, including relations with referring programs and programs serving mutual clients. S/he will participate with the Director of Day Habilitation and interdisciplinary team members to set measurable outcome objectives for the program, and staff, and provide information for the evaluation of staff.
Email resumes to email@example.com. Please include requisition number 4980 in the subject line of your email.
For more information on Bay Cove Human Services click here.
January 30, 2013
HilldeBrand Family Self Help is in need of a Case Manager
The Client Services Case Manager provides intensive case management services for families enrolled in the Hildebrand’s Housing Program focusing on intensive housing search. The Client Services Case Manager provides comprehensive assessment, linkage, and referral services to individuals and their families in order to achieve independent housing stability in the short term.
For more information about HilldeBrand Family Self Help.
CASA MYRNA is in need of a Chief Executive Officer
Casa Myrna seeks a visionary leader with an informed passion for ending domestic violence and a record of accomplishment leading complex organizations. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Casa Myrna will report to and work in partnership with the CM Board of Directors. The CEO will provide leadership in developing and implementing a strategic direction and shaping policy, will direct CM’s operations and be accountable for CM’s overall management and performance. S/he will be a highly visible, responsible and responsive leader who will work to achieve the mission and goals of the organization; drive the vision and strategic plan of the organization, both internally and externally; apply his or her vision and strategic thinking to strengthen the Organization’s capacity and capabilities. We particularly seek someone who has experience in expanding financial capacity and increasing an organization’s budget by generating funds from private and unrestricted sources. S/he will also serve as the ambassador of the organization.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and your salary requirements to Megan Gates, Board Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
December 12, 2012
Housing Families Inc.
Job Opportunities (click the job title for the description):
Family Case Manager
About Housing Families, Inc.:
- We are focused on improving the lives of individual families
- All departments have an equal contribution to the success of the agency
- We are passionate about achieving our residents’ desired goals and facilitating their successes
- We believe that our success is based on the integrity of our words, the quality of our work, and the authenticity of our relationships
- We believe that our integrity is the core asset of our current and future success
- We will honestly and appropriately speak the truth no matter what the circumstance
- We understand the importance of building healthy and emotionally aware work relationships
- We have curious minds constantly focused on creating new and better ways to improve our service
- We are a social service agency which celebrates the brilliance of the individual and the power of team
- We believe in achieving excellence in our work every day and on every project
- We believe in enjoying each other’s company, and celebrating our successes
Housing Families shelter staff is committed to providing unparalleled service to those in our community. We provide more than just housing….we create a temporary home. We believe it is important to make public how we create the
environment of a home and our dedication to ensuring service excellence. That is why we make the following pledge to our residents and to our colleagues.
We pledge to our residents:
• To be a friendly smile on the other side of the door that is filled with compassion, love for humanity, and support
• To be kind and respectful people who treat you with dignity
• To be available to give you support by listening to the issues that are important to you
• To first seek understanding before making judgments
• To open the doorway to a new way of life…to support you with the goals you are committed to that builds your self-
esteem and prepares you for permanent housing, employment and a life filled with accomplishing your dreams so you
can move on as quickly as possible
We, the staff, pledge to each other:
• To treat each other with respect
• To first seek understanding before making judgments
• To make the world a much better place because of the people we are
• To provide a friendly, safe, supportive, respectful work environment that freely gives encouragement
• To be honest
• To provide excellent service to our residents
• To be the smile on the other side of the door for each other
December 10, 2012
Crittenton Women’s Union
Who We Are: As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy to help lift low-income women and their families out of poverty, Crittenton Women’s Union (CWU) offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. When you join CWU, you become part of deeply committed team that serves between 1,100 and 1,500 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, education, and workforce development programs.
Crittenton Women’sUnionis a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Position: Healthy Families Home Visitor Hours: Full-Time (non-exempt)
Job Description: The Healthy Families Home Visitor is responsible for carrying out direct services to clients on a home visitation basis to support young families, promote positive parenting skills, encourage child development and promote parent economic self-sufficiency. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: parent and child screenings, parenting education, case management, program development and other services consistent with program objectives.
To be successful in this position you will need the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
1) Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
2) Must have reliable transportation and be comfortable working in all of Boston’s neighborhoods.
3) Mature, dependable individual with sound judgment, warm, nurturing style, and ability to establish trusting relationships.
4) Respectful of individual and cultural differences and interest in working with culturally diverse populations.
5) Strong interest in learning more about parenting, infant development, group work and related human services.
6) High school level of education or higher.
7) Experience with infants and toddlers.
8) Experience working with teens and young adults.
9) Experience working with parents in a strengths-based model a plus.
Crittenton Women’s Union is an EEO/AA/ADA/ADEA employer and actively seeks to diversify its workforce. Therefore, all qualified applicant, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: To be considered an applicant for this position, please complete the online employment application below:
No phone calls please.
December 10, 2012
Action For Boston Community Development (ABCD)
HOUSING COUNSELOR (Housing and Homelessness Department)
Serve as a point of contact for callers, walk-ins, central and neighborhood sites as well as other community organizations requiring housing information, direction, and/or search assistance. Provide housing related information, guidance and referrals. Assist walk-in and/or referred clients with the intake and assessment and application processes. Maintain an active caseload of clients, assist them with addressing barriers to sustain or obtain housing and refer them to the appropriate resources. Manage a small caseload of Shelter Plus Care/Families at Home stabilization clients. Process rental assistance requests for review and approval. Maintain central files for all housing search clients. Facilitate a monthly housing information/search group. Provide weekly and monthly reports. Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with up to twelve months of related experience required. Bachelor’s degree with one to three years of experience and knowledge of homeless and housing issues, housing subsidies, and housing law preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle various assignments required. Must have the flexibility of working some evenings if necessary. Valid driver’s license required. Bilingual skills a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
For more information: http://www.bostonabcd.org/
December 10, 2012
Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for a Family Advocate/Social Worker/Case Manager
Horizons for Homeless Children is an independent, non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to serving homeless children and their families. We are seeking candidates for the position of Family Advocate to support the families that we serve. The job requires access to a car and current car insurance coverage. This is an exempt position reporting to the Director of our early childhood center. Within our early childhood education centers, young children between the ages of two months and six years are learning and developing in NAEYC* accredited classrooms. From the moment that a child begins his or her education at our center, family advocates play an active role in supporting these children and their families inside and outside of the classroom. (* National Association for the Education of Young Children; this accreditation is awarded to only 15% of child care centers nationally.) Family advocates offer strength-based, culturally-appropriate, comprehensive support services. These services are focused on promoting
- family engagement in each child’s education, and
- supportive and sustainable transitions from homelessness toward self-sufficiency.
To support engagement, family advocates help caregivers become empowered to be a part of their child’s education, which includes social and emotional development. Through individual meetings with families, as well as group workshops, family advocates help caregivers gain knowledge, develop skills, and connect to resources that make this possible. Family advocates also help caregivers connect to and develop relationships with their child’s teachers.To support self-sufficiency, family advocates provide case management, advocacy, and service coordination connected to a family’s individual needs. In collaboration with the family, this involves working closely with other providers and agencies in the community. Family advocates begin working with families at intake and continue to support children and their caregivers throughout the time the child is enrolled in our classrooms. Services are provided at the center, as well as in the community, where the family is living.
Areas of responsibility include:
- Completing strength-based intake assessment with family
- Developing and maintaining collaborative, supportive relationships with families
- Coordinating support services for families
- Providing case management to help promote family self-sufficiency
- Co-leading groups and workshops
- Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with teachers and community providers; Advocating for a family’s needs when appropriate
- Maintaining and updating files (which includes an electronic database)
- Developing knowledge of and applying best practices for family engagement, particularly as it relates to classroom curriculum
- Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with agency policy
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or other Human Service field preferred
- Spanish speaking strongly preferred, other languages a plus
- Experience providing case management; knowledge of Boston area resources a plus
- Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families
- Commitment to a strength-based, culturally competent, collaborative approach to working with families and colleagues
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Knowledge of Early Childhood Development a plus
Benefits: Health, dental, short and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, tuition reimbursement and 403(b) with match
Salary: Competitive depending on qualifications and experience
Horizons for Homeless Children is committed to diversity and is an AA/EEO employer.
send resume and cover letter to:
Horizons for Homeless Children
Senior Director of Family Partnerships and Clinical Practice
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA02130
Fax: (617) 522-9910
For more information: http://www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org/
December 10, 2012
Travelers Aid Family Services is looking for an MSW Social Worker: Family Emergency Solutions Program
Objective: To provide comprehensive case management and crisis intervention services to homeless families.
Scope: The social worker in the Family Emergency Solutions program is responsible for handling a case load of families who are homeless and in need of emergency shelter, crisis management, referral, initiation of search for permanent or alternative housing, and other relevant social services.
- Participate as a member of the emergency solutions team in managing the responses and services for homeless families.
- Manage the response to self referrals, phone referrals, and walk-in clients seeking emergency shelter.
- Follow up with families placed overnight and during the weekend.
- Complete assessments and develop short-term service goals addressing re-housing and/or shelter needs.
- Provide advocacy for basic needs and other main stream benefits including food, medical care, etc.
- Provide ongoing case management services and follow-up services to clients through a transition.
- Attain working knowledge of policies and practices effecting homeless families.
- Develop and maintain regular contact with public and private agencies to coordinate effectively on behalf of the client.
- Complete all documentation needed for case management and eligibility.
- Input all required data into agency’s electronic system and assist in maintaining database for all families in the program.
- Participate in supervision and other activities related to professional development as determined in supervision annual performance plan.
- Attend and participate in team, clinical, and staff meetings.
- Assume all other responsibilities as assigned.
- Masters in Social Work.
- Bi-lingual, English/Spanish preferred.
- Experience in urban environment.
- Understanding of diverse, homeless populations.
- Experience with families and children and crisis management.
- Awareness of strength based approaches and child development preferred.
- Flexibility and ability to work in a fast paced environment serving families is essential.
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm three days a week and 10:30 am – 7:00 pm twice a week with additional flexibility to work evenings to accommodate the needs of the program and participants.
Reports to: Program Manager, Triage, Prevention, and Rapid Re-housing.
Location: Position is based at 727 Atlantic Avenue, BostonMA02111
If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Travelers Aid Family Services
727 Atlantic Ave
August 16, 2012
Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc is seeking a Congregate Program Supervisor. Description Below:
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
The Congregate Program Supervisor position is essential to the operations of the Congregate Shelter program. The Congregate Program Supervisor must be able to grasp Hildebrand’s vision and implement with passion; and must have a commitment to meeting the needs of homeless families in innovative ways. The Congregate Program Supervisor leads efforts to make the two Hildebrand Congregate Shelters a nurturing and welcoming environment and one that assists families in leaving the Hildebrand better than when they came.
The Congregate Program Supervisor ensures the overall safety, security and well-being of the families in residence, supervises residential staff and coordinates the required 24/7 staff coverage at each site. The Congregate Program Supervisor ensures that all residential activities are documented and communicated as required by contract, agency policy and procedure.
The Congregate Program Supervisor works closely with the Client Services Supervisor and Stabilization Program Supervisor to ensure that families are housed in safe, affordable housing as rapidly as possible. The Congregate Program Supervisor represents the Hildebrand and is expected to model and act as an ambassador for the Hildebrand.
- Demonstrate leadership by promoting a positive working environment with transparent communication, inclusive planning and shared vision.
- Develop and implement written procedures to provide for the smooth running of the site’s day to day operations, the maintenance of the residence and equipment, and work with residential staff and case Supervisors to ensure that the needs of the families are met.
- Participate in Human Resource activities such as: interviewing and selecting congregate program staff, as well as training, scheduling, monitoring and supervision of site staff.
- Develop, maintain and coordinate daily work schedules that meets contractual and safety requirements.
- Submit accurate payroll documentation each week.
- Coordinate with facilities staff to ensure the site’s inventory of supplies is adequately stocked and maintenance-related issues are resolved in a timely manner.
- Act as the first response level and triage the response needed and by whom, in emergency and non-business hour situations that arise on site.
- Review all incident reports and client violations and identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve services and promote client success.
- Attend staff meetings, training programs and other activities as required to stay current and informed on area resources, program functions and required skills for the job.
- In consultation with Director of Programs, create and submit state and funder required documentation.
- Conduct chart audits to ensure all required documentation is completed in a thorough and timely manner. Ensure that all charts are properly maintained in compliance with contractual requirements.
CONGREGATE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
FULL TIME – EXEMPT
- Oversee development, implementation and coordination all components of each congregate family’s comprehensive Re-Housing Plan.
- Assist in the development and implementation of comprehensive skill building workshops designed to empower families and meet their personal, social and economic needs as well as increase life skills.
- Oversee activities for children, including managing the Playspace program.
- Interact with resident families in a supportive and respectful manner that supports the attainment of the goals identified in their Re-Housing plans
- Ensure that all residential and case management activities are documented in a timely and thorough manner.
- Maintain an environment that fosters communication and collaboration; and allows for staff and families to feel safe in the site environment.
- Ensure client confidentiality.
- Maintain and expand collaborative relationships with other service providers to broaden the agency’s network and enhance services to clients.
- Create an infrastructure within the Congregate Program that promotes effective 24-hour program management.
- Oversee the congregate program staff’s activities to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, statutory & regulatory requirements of Hildebrand and its funders.
- Facilitate regular supervision sessions with the goal of assisting each Residential Staff to develop best practices in an effective, culturally competent manner.
- Participate in the implementation of a core curriculum of in-service training programs designed to meet program goals and to maintain and improve staff skill and performance
- Provide leadership re: the day to day operations of the Congregate Program.
- Monitor Residential Staff performance and provide support to the employee’s evaluation and development through the agency’s performance management program.
- In conjunction with the Facilities Director act as quality control Supervisor in the operations of the facility, its workforce and residents to guarantee the basic needs of the families while ensuring the highest provision of service and safety.
- Attend supervision weekly
- Actively participate in weekly program team meeting
- Participate in meetings, workshops and trainings as assigned and participate in activities designed to increase skill in related areas
- Represent the agency with community stakeholders as requested
- Perform other related tasks as assigned to support the agency’s programs, mission and vision
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5 to 7 years experience in the human services field providing direct care to clients, with at least 3 years in a supervisory or management position. A combination of education with case management and supervisory experience may be substituted for the degree.
- Experience in serving homeless families is essential, experience working in a congregate setting a plus.
- Experience working with young parents (18-21) a plus.
- Demonstrated skill and experience in data collection and reporting is necessary.
- A strong passion for work with families who are low-income and who have multiple issues is an absolute requirement.
- Must be able to travel through and around the greater Boston area by public and personal transportation methods.
- Experience working with a wide range of people from broadly diverse ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
- Ability to train, supervise and manage staff.
- Proficient written and verbal communication skills. Strong English proficiency required.
- Proficiency in Spanish or Haitian Creole a plus.
Must be able to grasp the vision and implement with passion; and have a commitment to meeting the
needs of homeless families in innovative ways.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Master’s Degree in Human Services or related field.
Previous experience in management in a housing service environment.
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12, 2012:
Victory Programs provides innovative services to individuals and their families who are affected by alcoholism and addiction, and who have psychiatric and medical problems, especially AIDS/HIV disease. Victory Programs promotes the successful reintegration of individuals into their communities through the achievement of long-term sobriety; the rebuilding of family systems; and stabilizing factors of housing, holistic healthcare, employment and community affiliations.
Job Openings with Victory Programs:
The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), founded in 1999 and based in Lowell, was the result of an organizing movement driven by young people to develop their own teen center in response to gang violence.
Today, nationally recognized as a model youth development agency, our mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell’s most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.
Job Openings with UTEC:
Director of Development
Transitional Coach (Case Worker)
AmeriCorps VISTA Development (Fundraising)
AmeriCorps VISTA Evaluation Assistant
AmeriCorps Program Members
For more information on any and all UTEC jobs and how to apply:
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March 15, 2012-Community Works Rhode Island-Executive Director
March 12, 2012-Supervisor-Pine Street Inn
March 9, 2012-Chief Operating Officer-Horizons for Homeless Children
March 6, 2012-Executive Director-Spare Change News
March 5, 2012- Clinician-Child and Family Services
February 22, 2012- Domestic Violence Specialist-Department of transitional Assistance
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January 25, 2012 – Legal Case Coordinator – Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston
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January 19, 2012 – Pine Street Inn, Flexible Supports Assistant Team Leader 12-11 – Pine Street Inn
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January 13, 2011 – Child Resource Specialist – Project Hope
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January 11,2011 – Senior Substance Use Disorder Counselor Shepherd House - Victory Programs
January 6, 2011 – Chief Operating Officer – Horizons for Homeless Children - Bridgestar
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December 14, 2011 – Program Assistant for Low Threshold Housing Department -Pine Street Inn
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November 30, 2011 – Various Positions – Community Teamwork, Inc.
November 29, 2011 – Scattered Site Case Coordinator - Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Inc.
November 18, 2011 – Part-Time ESOL Teacher - Neighborhood of Affordable Housing – East Boston, MA
November 18, 2011 – Residential Program Directors – Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston
November 15, 2011 – Clinical Homeless Stabilization Advocate – Cambridge - HomeStart, Inc.
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