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Each position at Communities for People (CFP) offers the opportunity to change someone’s life…perhaps your own. CFP welcomes individuals from all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. At CFP you will work in an enjoyable working environment with a team of dedicated staff. CFP is an equal opportunity employer and offers generous benefits, including:

  1. Cost shared health and dental care
  2. Excellent paid time off benefits, Full Time 3+ weeks and Part Time 1+ weeks in first year, with subsequent increases up to your fifth year
  3. 11 paid holidays
  4. Retirement plans
  5. Training and professional development workshops
  6. Life and disability insurance
  7. Tuition reimbursement for eligible employee

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Career opportunities are available in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Clinical Director – LIFE Program

Overview:

Communities for People (CFP) is a non-profit agency serving youth and families through community-based programs and services. We are looking for a Clinical Director for the LIFE Program. You will be instrumental in helping youth and families to achieve permanency, independence and integration into the community. CFP will provide you with professional experience, great benefits and pleasant working environment. EOE

Bonus. Qualified candidates can earn up to $2000!!!

  • $500 upon completion of 90 Introductory period
  • $500 on 6-month anniversary
  • $1000 on your 1 Year Anniversary.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary based on experience and licensure
  • Trainings and Professional Development
  • Paid Holidays
  • 3+ weeks of time off benefits
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Pathway to a long-term career

Description:

Oversee the treatment planning and clinical case management needs for a residential program serving adolescent males involved in the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice system.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide residents with direct clinical services, including case management, individual treatment, group work or clinically appropriate services
  • Complete all required clinical documentation including clinical assessments, Relapse Prevention Plans, and Individual Treatment Plans
  • Manage referrals for placement at the program and oversee the intake process
  • Determine appropriate transition and discharge plans for all residents
  • Assist LIFE Program staff to develop individualized behavior management plans and support staff to understand and respond to individual youth treatment concerns
  • Facilitate case conferences and discharge planning for all residents
  • Assist with family engagement, permanency planning and life-skills development for all residents.
  • Oversee coordination of community-based psychiatric, psychological, medical and dental services for all clients
  • Actively participate in the Program Administrative Team, weekly staff meetings and group supervision
  • Participate in agency activities to support the implementation of clinical best practices and improve the clinical skills of agency staff
  • Provide on-call support

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in social work or related field
  • LICSW or LMHC
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience
  • Prior familiarity with the Massachusetts child welfare and juvenile justice systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) preferred
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Ability to participate in CFP MA afterhours on-call support service

Type:  Full time

Pay:  $55,000-$70,000

Program Director of LIFE

Company Overview:

Communities for People will help you gain professional experience and exposure to the Massachusetts child welfare system. You will be instrumental in helping youth and families achieve permanency, independence and integration into the community. EOE

Job Summary: Oversee the overall operations of a LIFE (Learning Independence Fostering Empowerment) DYS (Department of Youth Services) Site, including but not limited to upholding the agency’s philosophy of care, supervision of staff, ensuring needs of youth in program are met and following licensing guidelines for residential programs.

Bonus. Qualified candidates can earn up to $2000!!!

  • $500 upon completion of 90 Introductory period
  • $500 on 6-month anniversary
  • $1000 on your 1 Year Anniversary.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Trainings and Professional Development
  • Paid Holidays
  • 3+ weeks of time off benefits
  • Medical, Dental Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Pathway to a long-term career
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide a safe and nurturing home-like environment reflective of inclusive and trauma-informed care.
  • Manage the direct care staffing schedule to ensure appropriate staffing coverage at all times
  • Manage weekly house budget to ensure that all residents’ nutritional, daily care and transportation needs are meet, that adequate household supplies are available at the site and to meet any routine household maintenance needs.
  • Ensure that all required drills and inspections (internal and external) are competed on time and that on-site first aid and emergency kit are maintained.
  • Directly supervise and provide weekly documented supervision on-site direct staff
  • Support ongoing staff professional development by ensuring that staff receive all required training, complete probation and annual performance evaluations, address disciplinary issues consistently in accordance with agency policy and provide consistent coaching and support to on-site direct care staff.
  • Work collaboratively with program clinical staff to manage referrals to program, the admissions process and coordinate all resident intake and discharge planning.
  • Work collaboratively with program clinical staff to ensure that residents’ educational, vocational, physical health and behavioral health needs are met.
  • Ensure that all relevant CFP/DYS policies regarding program administration are consistently followed by all program staff.
  • Work collaboratively with the LIFE Program Management team to ensure that all ongoing compliance and contractual responsibilities are met according to required timeframes.
  • Participate in agency-wide activities to implement the ARC model of trauma-informed care, maintain CARF accreditation and improve the services and supports provided to agency workforce and the children and families served by the agency.
  • Participate in the CFP MA residential on-call rotation.

Qualifications:

Good writing and documentation skills as well as organizational ability. Ability to manage budgets. Must be culturally competent and able to work with a diverse group of residents and staff. Must have a current driver’s license.

Must complete BASIC, CCMA and other DYS required trainings within 3 months of hire date.

Experience:

Bachelors in human services or related field preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years prior experience working with children involved in the juvenile justice system.

Pay:  Salary Range $50,000-$55,000

Residential Clinician

Company Overview:

Communities for People (CFP) is a non-profit agency serving youth and families through community-based programs and services. We are looking for a Clinician for a residential Program. You will be instrumental in helping youth and families to achieve permanency, independence and integration into the community. CFP will provide you with professional experience, great benefits and pleasant working environment. EOE

Bonus. Qualified candidates can earn up to $2000!!!

  • $500 upon completion of 90 Introductory period
  • $500 on 6-month anniversary
  • $1000 on your 1 Year Anniversary.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary based on experience and licensure
  • Trainings and Professional Development
  • Paid Holidays
  • 3+ weeks of time off benefits
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Pathway to a long-term career
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Pay:  Salary Range $50,000-$65,000
 
HIRING FOR 2 CLINICIAN POSITIONS! ONE POSITION IS IN OUR EMERGENCY RESIDENCE AND THE OTHER IS IN OUR GROUP HOME, PLEASE SEE SPECIFIC DETAILS BELOW

Emergency Residence Job Summary:

You will be responsible for coordinating and developing appropriate treatment plans for youth and families referred to our Emergency Residence STARR program (Stabilization, Assessment. Rapid Re-integration).

Emergency Residence Clinician Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate entire intake process for clients
  • Develop and regularly monitor individual treatment plans for each client including required assessments and treatment reviews
  • Provide clinical input to team regarding client’s treatment
  • Provide crisis intervention and conduct meetings with clients in crisis
  • Attend all treatment meetings and crisis meetings for clients
  • Conduct regular case and discharge conferences on all clients
  • Coordinate all dental, medical, psychiatric. psychological, and therapy services for clients as needed
  • Provide vocational guidance and arrange home visits and family contacts for clients
  • Ensure files are up to date and progress reports are written and forwarded to appropriate stakeholders as well as kept up to licensing/accreditation standards
  • Review and submit progress notes to referring agency monthly
  • Work with other community resources, services, courts, state agencies and schools, and act as liaison to state agencies licensing staff
  • Attend all weekly meetings, in-service trainings, and orientation programs
  • Be on-call to staff and provide emergency staffing when necessary

Emergency Residence Clinician Requirements:

  • Master’s in Social Work or related field
  • Knowledge of community resources and service planning
  • Excellent writing skills and time management
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • 1-3 years clinical experience in non-profit environment; preferably experience working directly with youth and families

Group Home Summary:

Oversee the treatment planning and clinical case management needs for the youth in the program.

Group Home Clinician Responsibilities:

  • Provide residents with direct clinical services, including case management, individual treatment, group work or clinically appropriate services
  • Complete all required clinical documentation including clinical assessments, Relapse Prevention Plans, and Individual Treatment Plans
  • Manage referrals for placement at the program and oversee the intake process
  • Determine appropriate transition and discharge plans for all residents
  • Assist program staff to develop individualized behavior management plans and support staff to understand and respond to individual youth treatment concerns
  • Facilitate case conferences and discharge planning for all residents
  • Assist with family engagement, permanency planning and life-skills development for all residents.
  • Oversee coordination of community-based psychiatric, psychological, medical and dental services for all clients
  • Actively participate in the Program Administrative Team, weekly staff meetings and group supervision
  • Participate in agency activities to support the implementation of clinical best practices and improve the clinical skills of agency staff
  • Provide on-call support

Group Home Clinician Qualifications:

  • Bachelors (Master’s preferred) in social work or related field
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience
  • Prior familiarity with the Massachusetts child welfare systems,
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Ability to participate in CFP MA afterhours on-call support service
Residential Direct Care Counselor

Job Description

Communities for People (CFP) is a non-profit agency serving youth and families through community-based programs and services. You will be instrumental in helping youth and families to achieve permanency, independence and integration into the community. You will gain professional experience and exposure to the child welfare system. We are looking for 2nd and 3rd shift (overnight) Direct Care Counselors for our Somerville, Brighton, Newton and Boston locations. EOE

Residential Direct Care Counselor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dependability and reliability
  • Ensure that the clients are receiving proper care
  • Providing a safe physical/emotional environment
  • Providing supervision
  • Assist in developing and carrying out goals
  • Excellent at conflict management
  • Provide transportation as necessary
  • Adhere to site policies, routines, and procedures
  • Maintain certifications and trainings
  • Attend weekly meetings, in-service trainings and orientation programs

Residential Direct Care Counselor Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalency
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Own reliable transportation
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a HUGE plus
  • Depending on the program, must complete MAP (Medication Administration Program) certification within 3 months of hire date

Residential Direct Care Counselor Benefits:

  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Time off benefits
  • Weekly pay checks
  • Trainings and professional development
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $19.00 – $19.50 per hour

Bonus. FULL TIME candidates can earn up to $2000!!!

  • $500 upon completion of 90 Introductory period
  • $500 on 6-month anniversary
  • $1000 on your 1 Year Anniversary.

RHODE ISLAND (PROVIDENCE, RI)

Clinician Homebased - EFSS Program

Benefits:

  • $2,000 signing bonus-$750 Bonus at 90 days for Qualified candidates after successful completion of the introductory period. $500 at 180 days and an additional $750 bonus at the year mark.
  • Paid training and professional development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous time off benefits
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Additional retention bonus on qualification

Communities for People (CFP) is a non-profit agency serving youth and families through community-based programs and services. You will be instrumental in helping youth and families to achieve permanency, independence and integration into the community. CFP will provide you with professional experience, great benefits and pleasant working environment. EOE

Clinician Responsibilities:

  • Providing in-home therapeutic support services to parents, caretakers, and youth involved with DCYF i.e. weekly family meetings, assessments
  • Oversee the treatment planning and assist with the case management of clients
  • Ensuring implementation of family centered practice
  • Advocacy role for the families working with community partners
  • Development and implementation of Individual Service Plans
  • Facilitates case conferences and discharge conferences for clients
  • Oversight of coordinating psychiatric and psychological appointments
  • Provide supervision and parenting supports for families in preparation to reunification
  • Overseeing timely notification of referral dispositions
  • Actively participating in staff meeting and group supervision
  • Providing clinical support to program staff
  • Maintaining client documentation and files
  • Crisis management
  • Providing on-call support

Clinician Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work or related field
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • At lest 1 year of Treatment Coordinator/Clinician experience
  • Mush have valid driver’s license and own transportation
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills

Pay:
Salary: From $54,000 annually

Residential Direct Care Counselor $750 Sign On Bonus

Job Description

Communities for People (CFP) is a non-profit agency serving youth and families through community-based programs and services. You will be instrumental in helping youth and families to achieve permanency, independence and integration into the community. You will gain professional experience and exposure to the child welfare system. We are looking for 2nd and 3rd shift (overnight) Direct Care Counselors for our Providence locations. EOE

Residential Direct Care Counselor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dependability and reliability
  • Ensure that the clients are receiving proper care
  • Providing a safe physical/emotional environment
  • Providing supervision
  • Assist in developing and carrying out goals
  • Excellent at conflict management
  • Provide transportation as necessary
  • Adhere to site policies, routines, and procedures
  • Maintain certifications and trainings
  • Attend weekly meetings, in-service trainings and orientation programs

Residential Direct Care Counselor Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalency
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Own reliable transportation
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a HUGE plus

Residential Direct Care Counselor Benefits:

  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Time off benefits
  • Weekly pay checks
  • Trainings and professional development
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $17.50 – $18.00 per hour

Communities for People, Inc., and its affiliated agencies are equal opportunity employers. Persons of color, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Foster Parents We are always accepting applications for Foster Parenting.
There is always a child or adolescent waiting for dedicated foster parents. If you can provide a safe and loving home you can be the difference in the life of a child or adolescent in need. You don’t have to own a home, be married, or even have previous experience fostering children. CFP will provide you with specialized training and ongoing support. You will be working as part of a treatment team and providing the nurturing of a parent. We provide you with and a strong support network of experienced foster care workers and fellow foster parents and you will also be compensated. EOE

To learn more:

RI:
Kathryn Botelho
Phone: 401-481-5430
Email:

MA:
Jay Turillo
Phone: 617-708-4510
Email:

 

Internships
To learn more possible internship opportunities and their availability please contact Sarah Sadooghi at (617) 801-4614.

 

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