Background: Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are partnering to implement a new SAMHSA funded program focusing on early childhood mental health of infants and toddlers (birth to 48 months) who are involved with the state child welfare system. This grant is funded for 4 years (October 2019-September 2023) pending annual renewal from SAMHSA. It is the Family Independence, Resilience, Support, and Treatment System of Care (FIRST SOC). Three direct service grant staff will be employed by CSR and work closely with grant staff from BPHC to design and deliver services and systems change projects.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities: The FIRST SOC Project Coordinator will work with the FIRST SOC Family Partner and Clinician with technical assistance from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to engage, assess and support families in accessing the best community-based mental health services for young children (0-48 months) referred by the Department of Children and Families with or at risk for a Serious Emotional Disturbance. This will include the child, biological and foster caregivers and the primary DCF caseworker, being mindful and authentically engaging all caregivers, such as partners, fathers, and others who may be central to the caregiving constellation. The Coordinator will serve a, active support role in bringing age-specific mental health support and services to underserved populations, primarily dyadic work, in community settings and families’ homes.
- Collaborate to develop and implement comprehensive care plan for coordinated clinical and home-based services to children and families;
- Provide culturally-competent, developmentally appropriate support to families of children ages 0-48 months with or at risk of Serious Emotional Disturbance;
- Support the clinician and family partner to provide coordinated behavioral and social support services within children’s homes and other community-based child and family serving settings;
- Maintain organizational system to ensure data collection and entry, patient records, referrals, and scheduling;
- Complete grant related training, outreach, and administrative/record keeping/reporting activities.
- The coordinator should have equal interest in serving families and changing policy/practice. Participating in systems change and program development is a significant piece of the clinician’s job, meaning time spent in activities other than direct service to children and families.
Supervision: The Coordinator will work collaboratively on all cases and receive team based reflective supervision. Individual clinical supervision will occur weekly. Day to day administrative supervision will include coordination with leadership from CSR and BPHC.
Travel: Regular local, intermittent regional/state, and occasional out-of-state travel required
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field; professional and lived experience may be substituted for education;
- Demonstrated ability to connect and partner with culturally diverse children, caregivers, professionals, and families;
- Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary care and an ability to work effectively with other professionals including clinical and peer providers;
- Experience with database maintenance, electronic medical records, scheduling systems, behavioral health billing, and family support programming;
- Strong capacity in: communication, technology, organization, and quality improvement
- Ability and willingness to schedule flexibly to meet the needs of families; Reliable transportation or ability to move efficiently by public transportation
- Highly preferred: Capacity to serve families in English and Spanish
- Paid sick leave
- Health, vision and dental insurance
- 401K plan
- Access to free, on-line CEU approved educational courses
- Employee discounts program providing discounts on thousands of products and services
- Work with a professional, dedicated and compassionate team of people
- Help us continue the important work of changing and saving lives
Salary Range: $50,000-55,000
Hours: 40 per week, flexible scheduling