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Support & Stabilization Specialist

Fall River Deaconess Home
Job Title: Support & Stabilization Specialist
Job Type:
Cape Cod
Job Search Ends:
August 31st, 2023
Organization's Website:

Fall River Deaconess Home is seeking a Support & Stabilization Specialist. The Support Specialist is responsible for providing direct services to youth and their families. The Specialists support community based service recipients as they participate in a wide variety of activities designed to prepare them for success in a stable living environment, including practicing pragmatic daily living routines, identifying and engaging in safe recreational activities, maintaining personal boundaries, and learning how to express themselves in a socially appropriate manner. Timely and accurate documentation of these activities is an important aspect of this individual’s role.

Are you looking for a way to support youth and their families in the community? If so, this is the job for you!


  • High school diploma required; Associate's degree is preferred but not required
  • Experience in an organization which provides services to families, adults and youth
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be mature, assertive, organized, and able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to understand, support, communicate with, and work with service recipients and their identified families.
  • Ability to work collegially with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization


Sunday through Thursday OR Tuesday through Saturday

Schedule includes partial hybrid

Pay rate:

Starting rate $23.00 per hour

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with youth, family, funding agency and treatment team to identify and address the focal needs of the youth and their family
  • Provide supportive services within youths’ homes, school and community
  • Coordinate access to basic needs (food, clothing, shelter and utilities) while providing transportation if necessary
  • Identify available community-based resources and manage referrals, engagement, follow-up and coordination services
  • Attend and participate in supervision, staff meetings, trainings, conferences and workshops to promote professional development
  • Establish positive working relationships with youth and families
  • Responsible for a caseload working with youth and families
  • Provide strength-based services utilizing a “wraparound” model
  • Provide crisis and interventions to youth and families in the home, community, and school
  • Identify and develop natural supports with the youth and their family
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of treatment plans
  • Provide outreach and community-based mentoring which may focus on teaching personal skills related to self-care, social skills, education and pre-vocational attainment and engaging youth in age appropriate social and recreational activities
  • Maintain record keeping requirements in accordance with agency standards and contractual obligations
  • Maintain ongoing collaboration with other service providers and funding agencies
  • Participate in appropriate clinical and administrative staff meetings and in-service trainings
  • Travel within program catchment area (towns/cities in the southeast region)


· Fully Paid Dental Insurance – including family plan

· Generous contribution to Medical coverage – including paying deductibles

· 2 Weeks Paid Vacation

· Paid Sick Time

· Time and a half paid for worked Holidays.

· Tuition Assistance after 1 year of Employment

· Annual Health Insurance gym membership/weight loss reimbursement

· Discounted Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Center membership

· 403b Employer Match

· Monthly Staff Appreciation Recognition

This is an ideal position for individuals looking for a starting career in human services and an opportunity for growth.

You can visit us at www.deaconesshome.org

Fall River Deaconess Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $23.00 per hour

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
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