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Eliot Community Human Services Social Services Group Care Wrkr I in Worcester, Massachusetts

Description

*Central Massachusetts/ Greater Worcester Area

Eliot is seeking a Group Care Worker I to provide supervision and monitoring of youth in a Department of Child and Family Service funded program. The ideal individual will have 2 years of experience working with latency age children or adolescents in a residential setting.

Our Social Services Division includes short term community-based assessment programs and group homes for children (birth to 12 years old) and adolescents (13 to 21 years old). The programs are contracted with the Department of Children and Families and provide a safe, structured, and respectful environment for children and youth to thrive, change and grow by focusing on treatment, skill-building, and permanency.

Responsibilities:

  • Support youth by being involved in assisting in the gathering of information to be utilized in comprehensive strengths and needs-based assessment and treatment planning.

  • Provide interventions and skill-building opportunities with the youth and family in the program, home and in the community.

  • Support youth in transition to next placement including foster home, independent living, etc.

  • Serve as an active member of the youth’s treatment team.

  • Commit to the principles of Wraparound and practice within a Family Driven and Youth Guided framework that embraces Family Voice and Choice.

  • Become trained in The Building Bridges, Trauma-Informed Care and ARC (Attachment, Self Regulation, and Competency) and use these models within all aspects of the work.

  • Provide linkages to ongoing community treatment and support services, ranging from traditional services such as medication and individual therapy to less traditional services such as mentors, tutoring, and transportation.

  • Coordinate and execute the plan of the day in accordance with program, DCF, DMH, DEEC, and ECHS policies and procedures.

  • Serve as person in charge of designated shifts.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Action Plans (IAP)

Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday; 6am-2pm

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Experience with population: Intermediate

  • Clinical Skills: Intermediate

  • Communication Skills: Intermediate

Education

Preferred

  • Bachelors or better in Sociology

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • MA DRIVER'S LICENSE

Experience

Required

  • 21 years: Age requirement

Preferred

  • 2 years: Experience with population
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