Institute for Health Recovery Seeking Family Engagement Specialist

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Family Engagement Specialist for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Substance Abuse Engagement Project. The Family Engagement Specialist will support IHR’s mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, adolescents, and families who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma. This position is based in Lowell, MA.
Major Responsibilities:
• Provide home- and community-based outreach and engagement to Department of Children and Families (DCF)-involved families in the Northeast region of MA
• Conduct substance use/co-occurring disorders and domestic violence assessments
• Develop service plans related to substance use/co-occurring disorders, trauma, relapse prevention, recovery support and treatment retention
• Work with DCF professionals involved with client
• Attend DCF Area Office and Family Networks meetings as appropriate
• Maintain all written reports and records accurately and in a timely manner
• Communicate with Cambridge office through use of shared online calendars, time sheets, and check
in/out with Supervisor
• Meet regularly with Program Director for clinical and administrative supervision
Qualifications/Requirements:
• Masters’ level clinical license, or license eligibility, in social work or mental health counseling required
• Previous clinical experience in the field of addictions disorders, co-occurring mental health and trauma
issues,
• Previous clinical experience either within the child welfare system or as a collateral provider;
• Familiar with Northeast Massachusetts and community-based resources;
• Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups;
• Experience in home-based services, community outreach and case management activities;
• Good organizational and communication skills, both oral and written;
• Self-starter with ability to work independently;
• Must have a valid drivers license and regular access to a reliable vehicle; and
• Bi-lingual/bi-cultural (Spanish/English) candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. The applicant for this position openly understands & promotes diverse cultures & is aware of personal beliefs & lack of information that could impede cultural sensitivity.
IHR will provide cultural competence trainings addressing areas of need.
Please send resume and cover letter, specifying position, to Human Resources, Institute for Health and
Recovery, 349 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 | humanresources@healthrecovery.org

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