Posting ID : A1068466584
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit
Vinfen is a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Vinfen supports thousands of adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental and behavioral disabilities at more than 300 sites with 2,700 employees in eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.
We are seeking a compassionate, caring, dynamic Service Specialist to provide services to clients living with psychiatric conditions in Boston. Working in conjunction with residential program staff, the Service Specialist contributes to, and provides leadership in facilitating program services groups relating to activities of recreation, housing, employment and education. Using a strengths based rehabilitative approach, the Service Specialist will develop, plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of services relating to activities of recreation, housing, employment and other specialized services. The Service Specialist will implement service plan interventions with persons served as well provide direct training and support for the specialized skill area the client is working on. The Service Specialist will also maintain client related documentation, advocate for clients and provide shift coverage at residential programs on an as needed basis.
This position requires knowledge of Alcohol and Drug counseling as well as other areas of mental health in order to provide services to the related population.
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm *** rotating work locations in Dorchester, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain
To succeed in this role you will have good time management skills, good writing skills and prior Human Services experience. A LADC or CADAC strongly preferred. A bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field preferred, but experience may substitute for education. Experience with group facilitation preferred. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a current, valid, US drivers' license for at least one year. You also must be able to successfully pass a CORI , background, reference and a driving record check. This position requires the a fully insured vehicle that you will use in the course of your daily work. All applicants must be able to become CPR and First Aid certified within 90 days of employment and MAP certified within 150 days.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit our careers page and complete an online application
Vinfen serves a diverse population in its residential and day programs. Applicants who have a multicultural background and/or are bilingual are encouraged to apply.
We offer a generous benefits package including:
A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan
Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans
Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Generous Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Time Benefits
Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
Educational Assistance and Remission Programs
$500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
Other generous benefits and perks!
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