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