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School Navigator – Winthrop Schools
NSMHA is looking for School Navigators to join our team! The School Navigator provides intensive case management to vulnerable 8-13 year old students and their families within a school based setting. This position is based in the Winthrop school system.
This position is 32 hours per week and temporarily remote.
The School Navigator works with students to implement the tasks identified on their individual change plan and amends as clinically necessary or recommended by supervising clinician. You will for to identify family needs through clinical assessment and refer students/families to appropriate services, as well as assist families in navigating social service programs. Work with students to identify, develop and facilitate engaging and age-appropriate activities for an after school setting which are trauma informed and developmentally applicable.
What you’ll do:
- Outreach and engage children and their families referred by school administration, teachers and law enforcement
- Establish weekly individual and group contact with each student on case load.
- Maintain weekly communication with family, teachers and collaterals involved with client.
- Conduct home visits as needed
- Provide information and referral, resource advocacy, and other direct services to help families promote healthy habits to reduce the risk of addiction and criminal involvement.
- Assist collaterals in supporting families as they strive to meet treatment goals and maintain appropriate communication with respect to confidentiality.
- Participate in family events, after school field trips, and other incentive based activities
- Provide education, advocacy, and support on child and parenting issues and information to client families.
- Utilize mediation techniques to help families solve conflicts.
- Assist in crisis intervention.
- Provide consultation to partnering agency staff
- Maintain all confidentiality and all other professional standards and attend staff meetings and bi-monthly clinical reviews as required.
- Prepare and maintain documentation.
- Transport (drive) clients throughout the community to attend to doctor appointments, shopping needs, important errands, etc
- Provide on-call (beeper) coverage as required.
- Some weekends / evening hours required.
What you’ll need:
- Education: High School diploma/GED required, Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred or at least three years of direct training and experience working with young children, adolescents, and families.
- Experience: Previous experience with crisis intervention, trauma sensitive populations, family preservation work, and mediation desired.
- Skills: Must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License. Bilingual Spanish preferred – please note any language proficiency on resume/application.
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
- Pet Insurance
- 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 State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
- Employee Referral Bonus Program
- Discounted Movie Tickets
- Comprehensive Training Program
- Internal Advancement Opportunities