Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician
at Family Independence, Resilience, Support, and Treatment System of Care (FIRST SOC)
(posted November 17, 2021)
The FIRST SOC Clinician will work with the FIRST SOC Family Partner and Project Coordinator with technical assistance from the BPHC to engage, assess and support families in accessing the best community-based mental health services for young children (0-48 months) referred by the Department of Children and Families with or at risk for a Serious Emotional Disturbance. This will include the child, biological and foster caregivers and the primary DCF social worker, being mindful and authentically engaging all caregivers, such as partners, fathers, and others who may be central to the caregiving constellation. The Clinician will serve a critical role in bringing age-specific mental health support and services to underserved populations, primarily dyadic work, in community settings and families’ homes.
- Collaborate to develop and implement comprehensive care plan for coordinated clinical and home-based services to children and families;
- Provide culturally-competent, developmentally appropriate services (including assessment and diagnosis) to families of children ages 0-48 months with or at risk of Serious Emotional Disturbance;
- Coordinate behavioral and social support services within children’s homes and other community-based child and family serving settings;
- Support caregivers with meeting their own mental health needs when appropriate;
- Facilitate groups and events for children, caregivers, professionals, and/or families;
- Complete grant related training, outreach, and administrative/record keeping/reporting activities.
- The clinician should have equal interest in serving families and changing policy/practice. Participating in systems change and program development is a significant piece of the clinician’s job, meaning time spent in activities other than direct service to children and families.
Early Childhood Clinical Coordinator
at Preschool Outreach Program of The Home for Little Wanderers
(posted November 17, 2021)
- Supervise and evaluate Master’s level, licensed, and Bachelor’s level clinicians as well as student interns. Provide individual and group supervision and provide on-going guidance and training to clinical staff. Coordinate in-service trainings. Assist in the hiring, performance management and evaluation process of clinical staff. Participate in cross-program practice model within the Center for Permanency; including ongoing collaboration between Adoption, Foster Care, and Permanency programs.
- Oversee the intake and discharge process and ensure all appropriate paperwork and all data entry is completed and delivered in a timely, efficient manner. Maintain program(s) census and ensure program(s) is following relevant agency guidelines.
- Assign cases to staff and monitor the caseload level.
- Oversee the services and treatment plans of the clients and their families to ensure they are high quality and are consistent with the goals of the Program. Ensure services are coordinated and integrated. Regularly evaluate services and implement plans, with measurable outcomes, for continual improvement.
- Collaborate externally with referral sources to ensure a steady flow of eligible clients to program(s).
- Maintain the utilization review process. Ensure quality assurance standards are met with regard to treatment planning, record keeping and documentation. Monitor the treatment of all clients.
- Participate in completing all assessments, surveys and relevant feedback for Outcomes team.
- Participate in clinical conferences, IEP meetings and administrative team meetings. Serve on agency committees as needed such as clinical forum group.
- Participate in crisis prevention and intervention as needed
- Establish, review, and implement program(s) policies and procedures. In consultation with Program Director, continuously consider new processes and initiatives to improve and/or expand services as appropriate.
- Provide individual, group, and family therapy in relation to the current treatment plans.
Clinical Social Worker, Outpatient
at UMass Memorial Medical Group
(posted October 25, 2021)
Provides psychosocial assessment and a full range of social services to patients with and their families. Assists in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of funded programs. Provide services to children, their parents, and pediatric primary care providers.
- Provides psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling to patients and their families. Documents evaluations and interventions in medical record.
- Facilitates referral for psychiatric services. Facilitates access to and coordinates delivery of social services, including financial assistance, health insurance, medication reimbursement, transportation, housing, extended care, home care, hospice, and community-based services.
- Provides information and referral to specialized intervention programs, including substance abuse, detoxification, and rehabilitation.
- Organizes and facilitates family meetings, interagency conferences, and groups/workshops for patients and their families, as well as staff psychosocial and multicultural development programs.
- Provides social service consultation, information, and education to medical, psychiatric, and social service providers within the medical center and community.
Pediatric Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
at Boston Medical Center
(posted September 16, 2021)
This person will be part of a pilot program of 100 families that launched in January 2020, which is testing a new innovative model of primary care within the Department of Pediatrics. As part of their role, this person will provide dyadic, therapeutic, behavioral health support to children and their primary caregivers. Will act as content area expert within a multi-disciplinary team for implementation of trauma informed approaches and integrated behavioral health. This person is responsible for the overarching conceptualization and assessment of the families’ plan of care and what interventions are needed such as psychoeducation, parenting and family support, and therapeutic follow up, as well as liaising with the Community Wellness Advocate to ensure the plan of care adequately incorporates linkage to community connections and resources.
Infant mental health training/certification, and/or experience strongly preferred. Past experience in integrated behavioral health setting and with program development a plus.
Utilizing clinical social work techniques and theory, consults on, assesses, and intervenes with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, conducting psychosocial assessments, making a psychosocial diagnosis, planning and implementing effective treatments, evaluation, education, supervision, coaching and mentoring of the patient (client) and family members. The position consults with, collaborates and communicates with a wide range of social, governmental and legal agencies, courts, schools, clinics, other hospitals, physicians and other sources in the overall care of the patient.
Parent Support Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
(posted July 26, 2021)
Do you want to have a positive impact on families in recovery?
Do you have a background in family support and child development?
Are you looking to join a team of dedicated professionals working with organizations across Massachusetts?
JF&CS is seeking a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist to join our work to support FIRST Steps Together (https://www.mass.gov/first-steps-together) a home visiting program that provides peer recovery, parenting support and care coordination, for families with children 5 or younger impacted by substance use.
“This project is amazing. The staff is so supportive of walking with families no matter where they are on their recovery journey. As a T/TA team we get to be the ones to offer support to those that are on the front lines. We get to equip them with training and resources, but also hear and hold their stories. Last week a site shared a letter from a parent stating that she has been able to maintain her recovery, get her children back and find stable housing. It was such a great moment to celebrate! I am so thankful to get to be a part of this work.”
We are seeking a professional with experience and knowledge in parent support and child development to provide support to the FIRST Steps Together initiative in those content and practice areas. T/TA Specialists are responsible for providing assistance, in-person (when in-person services resume) and virtual training, oversight and support to FIRST Steps Together sites engaged in expanding peer recovery, parenting support and care coordination for families impacted by substance use. The T/TA Specialist works with multiple staff on the project at each direct service site, including Family Recovery Support Specialists (Peer Recovery Coaches), Clinicians and Supervisors. T/TA Specialists will be supervised by the Director of Training and Technical Assistance. The position is part of a grant project funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and will be based at JF&CS headquarters in Waltham, with travel within Massachusetts. This position has both Part-Time and Full-Time Opportunities available. Flexible schedule with potential for hybrid work (both remote and in-person).
Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician
with Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
(posted July 26, 2021)
Background: Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are partnering to implement a new SAMHSA funded program focusing on early childhood mental health of infants and toddlers (birth to 48 months) who are involved with the state child welfare system. This grant is funded for 4 years (October 2019-September 2023) pending annual renewal from SAMHSA. It is the Family Independence, Resilience, Support, and Treatment System of Care (FIRST SOC). Three direct service grant staff will be employed by CSR and work closely with grant staff from BPHC to design and deliver services and systems change projects.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities: The FIRST SOC Clinician will work with the FIRST SOC Family Partner and Project Coordinator with technical assistance from the BPHC to engage, assess and support families in accessing the best community-based mental health services for young children (0-48 months) referred by the Department of Children and Families with or at risk for a Serious Emotional Disturbance. This will include the child, biological and foster caregivers and the primary DCF social worker, being mindful and authentically engaging all caregivers, such as partners, fathers, and others who may be central to the caregiving constellation. The Clinician will serve a critical role in bringing age-specific mental health support and services to underserved populations, primarily dyadic work, in community settings and families’ homes.
Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
at Community Action Pioneer Valley Head Start and Early Learning Program
(posted July 14, 2021)
Community Action Pioneer Valley Head Start & Early Learning Programs provides relationship-based, trauma-informed care for children and families in our communities in Western Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.
We are looking to expand our team of specialists and are looking for a passionate individual to provide Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health consultation to educators and families of preschoolers, with opportunities to provide consultation to pregnant women and caregivers of infants and toddlers. This individual will also offer training and parent education; facilitate referrals to external agencies, and support educators in developing emotionally responsive classrooms.
Employee must be a licensed mental health professional with at least 1 year of early childhood mental health experience, and a strong background in the development of young children. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. Satisfactory completion of a complete background investigation, including: CORI, DCF, SORI and fingerprint-based checks is required. 37.5 hours a week, full year, $24.72-$26.23.
We offer training in Brazelton Touchpoint Approach and infant/early childhood mental health topics, reflective and administrative supervision in a collaborative work environment.
Community Action offers a comprehensive benefits package. We offer Health Insurance (CAPV pays 80% of the premium), Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plans (medical and dependent care), Vision Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance (CAPV pays 100% for the benefit), Sick, Vacation, Personal time and 12 paid Holidays. Community Action is committed to a diverse workforce. AA/EOE/ADA