NSMHA is looking for a Temporary Senior Family Partner to join our Community Service Agency!  The Senior Family Partner provides team leadership, clinical, and administrative supervision for the Family Partner team.  They also provide a structured one-to-one, strength-based relationship to a parent/caregiver of a Seriously Emotionally Disturbed youth for the purpose of addressing the youth’s emotional and behavioral needs.  This is accomplished by enhancing parenting capacity and increasing access to natural community resources to enable the parent/caregiver to parent the youth successfully.

This position is designed for someone with lived experience as a parent or direct caregiver of a youth in their family with special needs (preferably mental health needs).  Bilingual Spanish highly preferred.

This is a temporary position (approximately 2-3 months based on need) with the potential opportunity to transfer to a regular Family Partner position for the right candidate at the end of the temporary coverage.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide team leadership for the Family Partners
  • Coordinate required and recommended training for the Family Partner staff.  Review and approve Family Partner department paperwork (such as timesheets, agency agreements, and policy signoffs).
  • Assist the parent/caregiver in addressing one or more goals on the youth’s treatment plan for Outpatient or In-Home Therapy or Individual Care Plan.
  • Assist and engage with the parents/caregivers in meeting the youth’s needs by educating, supporting, coaching, modeling or guiding and fosters empowerment.
  • Provide family education, advocacy and support to youth and family.
  • Collaborate with Care Coordinators as appropriate.

What you’ll need:

  • Education
    • BA in a Human Services field and one year of experience OR
    • Associates degree in a human service field and one year of related experience OR
    • High School diploma/GED and a minimum of two years relevant experience.
  • Experience: 
    • Lived experience as a parent or direct caregiver of a youth in their family with special needs (preferably mental health needs) required.
    • Experience working with parent/caregivers and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance.
    • Experience navigating any of the child and family serving systems.
    • Minimum one (1) year of relevant supervision experience required.
  • Skills:
    • Bilingual Spanish preferred (please indicate language skills on application)
    • Valid Mass drivers license and offsite travel required.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

Put your passion to work — NSMHA is looking for Therapeutic Mentors to help local youth and their families!  Are you looking for a job opportunity where you can make a difference and help people while also growing your own career and skills? The Therapeutic Mentor provides structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services to a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs in community and home-based settings. Therapeutic Mentoring interventions are designed to address one or more goals on a youth’s existing outpatient or in-home treatment plan or on an existing Individual Care Plan (ICP).

What you’ll do:

  • Support, coach and train youth in order to support linkages to community resources and services that will sustain the youth’s optimal functioning in the community.
  • Work closely with the family, and any behavioral health existing/referring provider(s) to implement the goals and objectives identified by the referring provider, when the youth is not enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination (ICC).
  • Participate as a member of the Care Planning Team (CPT) and clearly outlines the goals of the Therapeutic Mentoring Service in the Individual Care Plan (ICP), when the youth is enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination (ICC).
  • Assist youth in communicating their needs to the treatment team when age-appropriate.
  • Contributes the voice of the youth in the absence of the youth.
  • Work in the community and in-home settings.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university preferred OR
    • Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school plus a minimum of one year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth OR
    • High school diploma or GED plus a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth.
  • Skills: Valid Mass Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle in order  to work in community and in-home settings required. You must be 21 years or older.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities