Bay State Community Services
Bay State Community Services (BSCS) is the safety net agency that is committed to helping those most in need. If you are looking to be part of a non-profit agency that has an excellent reputation, strength-based supervision and high regard when it comes to honoring the mission of our work, Bay State Community Services is the right place for you. Apply now!!
The Family Partner shall embrace the principles of family centered practice, and high fidelity wraparound. Responsible for collaboration with a variety of providers and community supports. The Family Partner will engage the parent/caregiver in activities in the home and community. These activities are designed to address one or more goals on the youth's ICP. In addition, the Family Partner empower families and supports family inclusion in all care planning processes.
What You Will Be Doing to Make a Difference..
Assist parent/caregiver with meeting the needs of the youth and meet one or more of the following purposes: Educating, Supporting, Coaching, Modeling, and Guiding
Educating, Teaching the parent/caregiver how to navigate the child serving systems and processes
Fostering empowerment, including linkages to parent/peer support groups and self help groups
Teaching parent/caregivers how to identify formal and community based resources (e.g., afterschool programs, food assistance, housing resources etc.)
Assist in developing and identifying with the family their natural supports
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the Community Resources, state agencies, residential programs, group homes, foster care providers, service providers and community organizations at the area, regional and state levels
Develop community partnerships with formal and informal community resources thus enabling family access to expanded, ongoing community based services for the children and families
Bay State Community Services recognizes all the hard work of our staff and provides outstanding benefits including:
- Competitive Compensation
- BENEFITS START DAY One!!!!!
- 3 weeks accrued vacation upon hiring; 4 weeks accrued vacation after 2 years of service
- 11 paid holidays
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
- Life and AD&D Insurance, and Long-term Disability (LTD)
- Medical FSA and Dependent Care Account
- Mileage for all employees that drive for BSCS as part of their job responsibility
- Parking reimbursement for all employees that are required to conduct business for BSCS
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Voluntary Short-term Disability Plan
- Voluntary Vision Plan
- Free Weekly Online Training
QUALIFICATIONS: (Education and Experience)
- Experience as a caregiver of a youth with special needs, and preferably a youth with mental health needs
- Must possess a valid and clean MA driver's license
Bay State Community Services is committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We are committed to providing an environment free from harassment of any kind, and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Bay State Community Services believes diversity and inclusion, and social justice is an action, and as such seeks to operationalize policies, procedures and systems, that support a talented, and diverse workforce.