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YOUTH LIFE COACH
Position Overview: To provide mentoring, support, and outreach services to youth and parents involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Must have a vehicle with a valid driver’s license and registration. Additionally, must be willing to work in several different cities throughout Massachusetts (areas include Boston, Lawrence. Lowell, and Haverhill), some weekends and nights expected.
Establish a Game Plan (Treatment Plan) with the client and assist them in achieving their goals.
• Conduct home, school, and community visits.
• Attend, participate, and bring clients to group activities: Peer Groups, Recreational Outings, Sports Activities
• Attend court proceedings.
• Assess and address clinical behaviors, and barriers to youth success.
• Maintain contact with collaterals.
• Assess and address family needs.
• Virtual Gateway (computer-based reporting system).
• Monthly typed reports and other monthly paperwork requirements.
• Attend all staff meetings, clinical consultations, and service reviews.
• Attend weekly supervision.
• Make appropriate referrals to community supports.
401K, Health & Dental Insurance, Paid-time-off, Life Insurance(60-day period)
MINIMUM LEVEL EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Must have a vehicle.
Boston MA, New Bedford MA, Lynn MA, Lawrence MA
Job Type: Full-time
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Counseling, or another area of human services required. Must have two years of experience in direct services and/or casework. Experience in – home visiting preferred, and the ability to demonstrate cultural competence with diverse populations necessary. Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and data entry required. Must have current driver’s license, vehicle, and liability insurance and be available to work some evenings.
- Provide home visitation services to 7 to 10 families
- Teach positive parenting skills.
- Perform initial assessments to determine the strengths and needs of each family.
- Assist families in establishing, reviewing, and updating Family Goal Plans and accessing community resources to enhance family stability.
- At specified intervals, administer evaluation tools to collect data used to evaluate client progress and program effectiveness.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures of NECS, including those specific to the Parent Aide Program and any applicable State or Federal statutes.
- Maintain professionalism in the provision of services.
- Maintain accurate and thorough client records that meet program guidelines.
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence in work with families from various ethnic and cultural groups, socioeconomic levels, and lifestyles.
Competitive salary and benefits