Child Care Coordinator

Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Job Overview

Use your knowledge of child care resources to aid families affected by substance use in the greater Boston area!

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Child Care Coordinator in the Dorchester Family Center program at Behavioral Health Network!

 

**NOTICE**

In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy – all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st – through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN’s Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

 

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Dorchester Family Center program with the following:

  • Monitoring the design, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive therapeutic program for children of program participants.
  • Planning appropriate therapeutic interventions based on child & family needs, including individual, family, and group counseling, as well as play therapy and educational seminars.
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary treatment planning with counselor, collaterals, and other team members.
  • Attending meetings and Child Care-focused trainings with IHR and other entities.
  • Creating & updating Child Service Plans for each child as needed.
  • Attending Plan of Safe Care meetings for all infants to ensure continuity of care.
  • Performing client intake, comprehensive assessments, screening, orientation, and assessment functions necessary to complete admission, as required.
  • Updating relevant information for mother and child upon admission, reunification, and discharge.
  • Scheduling the monthly activities calendar and weekly childcare schedule.
  • Overseeing the planning & communication of daily activities and school vacation (indoor and outdoor, weather permitting) activities to families with staff support.
  • Serving as the Primary Contact and Liaison with the Horizon’s Play space partners and coordinating services with providers such as day-care centers, schools, and summer camps.
  • Maintaining positive working relationship with agencies, resources, and families to coordinate services for client care, providing information on substance abuse treatment resources, and making referrals, as needed.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, legible counseling notes and group notes, documenting using the Electronic Health Record in compliance with BHN and other state agency standards.

 

Who are we?

The Dorchester Family Center provides long-term residential family substance use treatment for women and their children of all ages, from newborns to teens. The diverse experienced team at the Dorchester Family Center provides a variety of services including individual and group counseling, therapy and psycho-educational groups, individualized treatments plans, and medical and mental health referrals, among others. Our goal is to provide a safe and sober living environment to allow successful family reunification and long-term family stabilization.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

 

Reasons to work with BHN:

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
  • You will be able to change a person’s life
  • You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

Job Requirements:

What are we looking for in a Child Care Coordinator?

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent (required) along with Child Development experience; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Child development or Early Childhood Education (preferred).
  • At least 2 years of experience working with children (preferred).
  • Experience in Substance Use Disorder or Mental Health (required).
  • Ability to develop rapport with substance-abusing populations and families.
  • Ability to apply organizational management skills and maintain self and client discipline.
  • Ability prepare and maintain required documentation.
  • Ability to comply with internal, local, state, and federal regulations and policies.
  • Ability to work and communicate with others.
  • Ability to think outside of the box and show creativity and initiative in engaging children and families.

 

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