Join the Team

NECS is looking for dedicated, full-time workers who can positively affect the lives of youth and families in the communities we serve.

Benefits include Tufts Medical, Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental, 401K, and Life Insurance

All positions operate under our DCF Family Stabilization Services contract or our privately funded Mentoring Young Adults Program.

OFFICES ARE LOCATED IN: 

Boston, New Bedford, Lynn, and Lawrence

OPEN POSITIONS:

All positions operate under our DCF Family Stabilization Services contract or our privately funded Mentoring Young Adults Program.

 

PROGRAM MANAGER

SUMMARY: Supervise and oversee a team that consists of Youth Life Coaches, Parent Aides, Team Leaders, and Interns.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in Social Worker, Education, or a related field preferred.  Applicant should have a minimum of 5 years of experience with an organization(s) that work with youth and or families.  Leadership and supervision experience also required.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Daily Maintenance:

  • Supervise program staff
  • Communicate with community supports and all stakeholders (DCF, DMH, Courts, Schools, etc.)
  • Attend stakeholder meetings with staff to ensure effective and efficient program delivery.
  • Conduct quality assurance visits and mobile supervision 
  • Work directly on cases as needed
  • Manage (review and edit) weekly updates, Virtual Gateway reports, and other paperwork requirements.

Planning and Organization:

  • Assist the Program Director in planning the delivery of programming, services, and activities per the mission and the goals of the organization.
  • Assist in developing new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and complies with all relevant professional standards.
  • Oversee the maintenance of client files

 Management:

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified programstaff.
  • Conduct a performance evaluation for program staff they supervise.
  • Support and participate in new hire orientation 
  • Serve on NECS Management Team 
  • And other duties and responsibilities identified by the CEO and Program Director that is reasonable for a Supervisor/Manager to conduct. 

     

    PARENT AIDE

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Counseling, or another area of human services preferred. 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.

    Detailed Responsibilities:

    • 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.

    YOUTH LIFE COACH

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Counseling, or another area of human services preferred. 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.

    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 may include Boston, Lawrence, Lowell,Lynn, Taunton, Fall River, Plymouth, Framingham, New Bedford, and Haverhill), some weekends and nights expected. 

     Core Responsibilities: 

     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.

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    • 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

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Suquilah.Stillwell@necservices.org