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When you join The Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.
For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.
The Hyde Park Community Service Agency (CSA) serves youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) who are enrolled in MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth and meet certain medical criteria. This program is part of the Massachusetts Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). Our two CSA programs serve Dorchester, South Boston, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan, and West Roxbury.
Our primary goal is to help families strengthen their skills and knowledge in order to move towards their envisioned future.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our work has expanded to include telehealth-based services. This has allowed our clinicians to continue to provide a high level of care to our clients while maintaining a safe work environment. In addition, we provide our employees with the necessary technology to facilitate these virtual services effectively. Our staff is gradually moving back to being primarily based at our offices in Roslindale but will maintain the ability to provide telehealth-based work when family needs necessitate it.
Our Hyde Park Community Service Agency seeks a Full-Time Family Partner. A Family Partner is a caregiver who has experience raising a child or youth with special needs, preferably with significant mental health needs.
How You Will Be Making A Difference
- Works one-on-one with families and youth and maintains regular frequent contact with the parent(s)/caregiver(s) in order to provide education and support throughout the care planning process
- Participates as a member of the CPT and clearly outlines the goals of the Family Support and Training Services
- Works closely with families and any existing/referring behavioral health provider(s) to implement the objectives and goals identified in the Individual Care Plan
- Teaches parents/caregiver how to promote linkages with other treatment providers and other community resources and work with the Intensive Care Coordinator
- Educates parents/caregivers about how to effectively navigate the child-serving systems and about the existence of informal/community resources available; and facilitates access to these resources
- Presents client/family material; consult with supervisor and team members on challenging and difficult client/family issues. Participates in regular individual and group supervision. Attends clinical training and safety practice training.
- Documents significant family interactions and collateral work as per MassHealth requirements
- Participates in program activities, including but not limited to, staff and team meetings, training and development needs of the program, and primary on-call rotation
- May be responsible for training staff from Hyde Park and Park Street CSA's in High Fidelity Wraparound: Tier 1 Certification
- Must be acaregiver who has experience raising a child or youth with special needs, preferably with significant mental health needs
- May or may not have program specific experience
- Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, with the ability to learn new software applications
- May require knowledge of a second language such as Spanish or Haitian Creole
- May be required to operate a vehicle
- May be required to have a valid driver's license and a "satisfactory" driving record
- May be required to have access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours
- May be required to use personal vehicle to transport clients on occasion if/when needed
- If required to transport clients, must maintain the minimum amounts of liability insurance as required by The Home and/or other regulatory requirements and vehicle registration must be current
We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.What The Home Can Offer You
In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless youth, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
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- Extensive training to new staff
- Generous time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Health and Dental Insurance available upon hire
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
- Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance
- Life Insurance
- And more!