Join the Team

NECS is looking for dedicated workers who can positively affect the lives of families in the community. If enriching the youth is your mission, we are in need of having these positions filled:

For all listed positions:

NECS Benefits include: Tufts Medical, Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental, 401K, Life Insurance
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and education. 

 

NECS PROGRAM DIRECTOR (PD)

SUMMARY

Under the general direction of our Executive Director (ED), the PD oversees all NECS programs and components’ daily operations. The PD also aides our Executive Director (ED) in formulating and administering organization policies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participates in formulating and administering agency policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine the program’s progress toward goals and objectives.
  • Confers with the ED to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and strategic plans regarding the organization.
  • Promote communication and adequate information flow within the organization and with stakeholders.
  • Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
  • Ensures that all organization activities and operations are carried out in compliance with governing business operations.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with all stakeholders, the Department of Children and Families, and other agencies and organizations in the community.
  •  Reviews and assign DCF cases to Program Manager and Program Staff and presents pertinent information regarding case and stakeholders.
  • Partners with our resident psychologists
  • Supervise Program Managers, Intake Coordinator and assist with Program Staff when needed
  • Attend stakeholder meetings to ensure effective and efficient program delivery.
  • Conduct quality assurance visits and mobile supervision
  • Work directly on cases as needed
  • Manage and review all paperwork requirements.
  • Plan the delivery of programming, services, and activities per the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • In consultation with our ED, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified program staff.
  • Support and participate in new hire orientation
  • Serve on NECS Management Team
  • And other duties and responsibilities identified by the CEO that is reasonable for a Supervisor/Manager to conduct.
  • A key spokesperson for the agency

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Have the ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or community support members.
  • Be able to present in a public setting, train organizations, and write clinically.
  • Effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and projections from the year to year
  • Understanding and adoption of a NECS First approach and mentality.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health, or related field, from a four-year college or university or equivalent with more than five years of relevant experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably within a nonprofit setting. Experience as a DCF employee or provider is a plus.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS: Proficiency in written and oral communication, leadership, management, and organization.

 TECHNOLOGY SKILLS – Computer literate (MAC/PC) with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

NECS SOCIAL WORKER I

Position Overview:  Maintain a clinically challenging caseload and provide clinical oversight to Youth Workers and Parent Aides. Also, provide oversight for our JDAI program.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Maintain 3 -5 clinically challenging DCF cases
  • Oversee our JDAI program
  • Consult with NECS Youth Life Coaches and Parent Aides on clinical issues surrounding their cases.
  • Conduct strength and weakness assessments and suicide risk assessments
  • Conduct clinical observations towards treatment plans
  • Provide clinical interventions

 

Education and Experience:

A Masters Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling and two years of experience in youth and family services.

NECS FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for the agency’s overall day to day finance and development functions. Work individually within many different departments. Position reports to a combination of our Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, and Business Manager.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Development Associate:

 Bookkeeper Functions: 

  • Overall responsibility for data entry into our accounting system and integrity of accounting system data.
  • Process invoices and prepares checks for signature
  • Make bank deposits
  • Process payroll
  • Maintain general ledger
  • Prepare monthly and year-end financial reports
  • Reconcile all bank accounts
  • Mail vendor checks
  • Manage Accounts Receivable

 

Development Functions:

  • Work to acquire new donors and manages a donor database; keep regular contact with donors during fundraising events.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of databases (Razor’s Edge, Quickbooks, and Penelope) by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date.
  • Troubleshoot database issues.
  • Mail correspondence to potential donors, volunteers, and guests to inform them of events and activities.
  • Provide support to other advertising efforts and works in public relations.
  • Support grant requests and proposals as necessary.
  • Perform basic administrative duties such as filing, data entry, maintaining a filing system, and more.
  • Assist in scheduling meetings with prospective funders and donors.

 

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in business, finance, or a related field. In place of a degree, two to three years’ experience in a field related to business finance and fundraising will be considered.

Special Skills:

  • The ability to work extremely flexible work hours, including late nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Display exceptional time-management and organizational skills as needed for meeting deadlines.
  • Show persuasiveness and the ability to procure donors, funders, and items required for fundraising efforts.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor, whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email, or through letters.
  • Work well alone as well as under direct supervision.

Technology Skills:  

Computer literate (MAC/PC) with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Also, a strong ability to navigate multiple database platforms, including Quickbooks and Penelope.

To Apply: 

Please email a cover letter and resume to our Business Manager. 

Ms. Suquilah Stillwell.

suquilah.stillwell@necservices.org

 

NECS TEAM LEADER (TL) 

 POSITION OVERVIEW

Provide mentoring, support, and outreach services to youth and parents involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Also, lead and supervise a small team of Youth Life Coaches and Parent Aides. Must have a vehicle with a valid driver’s license and registration. Additionally, you must be willing to work in several different cities throughout Eastern Massachusetts (generally areas include Boston, Lawrence, New Bedford, Lowell, and Haverhill), some weekends and nights expected. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

*Other duties may be assigned.

Leadership:

  •  Supervise Youth Life Coaches and Parent Aides
  • 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
  • Manage (review and edit ) weekly updates, Virtual Gateway, and other paperwork requirements.
  • Assist the Program Managers 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 organization’s policies and procedures and comply with all relevant professional standards.
  • Oversee the maintenance of client files
  • Conduct a performance evaluation for all program staff they supervise.
  • Support and participate in new hire orientation
  • Serve on NECS middle management team
  • And other duties and responsibilities identified by the CEO, Program Director, and Manager that is reasonable for a Team Leader to conduct.

Direct Care:

  • Establish Game Plans (Treatment Plans) with the client and assist them in achieving their goals.
  • Conduct home, school, smart, 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.
  • Make appropriate referrals to community supports.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Virtual Gateway (computer-based reporting system).
  • Monthly typed reports and other monthly paperwork requirements.
  • Attend all staff meetings, clinical consultations, and service reviews.
  • Conduct weekly supervision.

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must be employed with NECS for over six months
  • Must be in compliance with paperwork requirements (a minimum of 75% complete consistently)
  • Must be in good standing and not currently on a PIP
  • Need to be considered top 3rd of our value scale
  • Must demonstrate consistent case success
  • Respected by and have good relationships with DCF and collaterals
  • Must demonstrate initiative and leadership
  • Fully engaged and aligned with the NECS Way
  • Independent and confident worker in need of less supervision than YLC.
  • Must be in good standing and not currently on a PIP

 To Apply: 

Please email a cover letter and resume to our Business Manager. 

Ms. Suquilah Stillwell.

suquilah.stillwell@necservices.org