Employment Opportunities

There are currently employment opportunities at nbCC!

Please apply via email to jobs@nbccoalition.org or mail to Executive Director Amber Besaw at 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams, MA 01247. Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Current Openings

Job Description: Family Resource Center Clinician

The Family Resource Center (FRC) Clinician will provide Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments, including the Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA) assessment; short term treatment; and Care Planning to Youth and Families of the FRC.

Reports to: Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services @ The Brien Center

Salary: $52,000 PLUS $8,000 sign-on bonus

Essential Job Functions

• Complete diagnostic mental health/substance abuse assessment and provide treatment in individual, family and group.

• Provide CANS assessment to each youth referred.

• Provide referral services to appropriate services as indicated by the clinical Assessment and CANS

• Deliver treatment and assessment on to families and youth at the FRC and in the families’ home if indicated

• Deliver treatment in sub-contractors facilities and the designated Family Resource Centers

• Develop a Care Plan and Family Support Plan for all Children Requiring Assistance (CRA) referred Youth

• Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner including required State documents and authorizations

• Coordinate treatment components and communicate with all collateral agents and The Contractors for FRC.

• Follow policies of the FRC and the Lead Agency administering the FRC RFR.

• Provide treatment, if needed, within guidelines established by the Brien Center and the FRC

• Follow all policies or the Brien Center and the FRCs

• Provide consultation to community agencies on mental health/substance abuse issues upon request

• Consult to sub-contractors on treatment planning

• Provide Wraparound care planning for all youth and families

• Participate in Milieu activities are indicated by the FRC.

Other Responsibilities

• Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner

• Maintain required productivity level

• Complete all documentation and reporting to the State as directed by the FRC

• Participate in regularly scheduled supervision

• Consultation and supervision to BA level staff, Family Partners, Family Support Workers and/or graduate or undergraduate students

• Attend required meetings and agency trainings

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor and the FRC

Requirements:

• Current licensure and 3 years’ experience as a licensed Clinician required

• CANS certification is required within first week of employment

• Experience working with Children and their Families in a clinical setting

• Diagnostic and treatment knowledge and skill

• Knowledge of services and human service agencies in Berkshire County

• Extensive knowledge of the dynamics of mental health/substance abuse treatment, intervention and education

• Experience in providing individual and group mental health/substance abuse and family counseling

• Knowledge of community resources

• Ability to work on interdisciplinary team

Skills

• Excellent oral & presentation skills

• Leadership talent and the ability to delegate effectively

• Working knowledge of computers

• Knowledge of community resources

Other Requirements

• Support and maintain the principles and policies of the agency and of the FRC

• Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs, this may include some evening work to meet the needs of families and of the FRC

• Communicate a sense of hopefulness and respect for consumer rights, including Family and Youth Voice and Choice

• Represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts

• Demonstrate a commitment to the Agency’s mission, the mission of the FRC and community mental health principles

Working Conditions

• Works in office; temperature regulated and outreach sites including client’s homes and sub- contractors buildings

• Facilitate groups in other community locations

Physical Conditions

• Manual & visual dexterity; correctable

• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions

Job Description: Family Support Worker

The Family Support Worker is responsible for providing support to  families and children who have engaged with nbCC. They will provide services at The Family Resource Center site, in the community, and in the homes of families, when applicable.

Reports to: Family Support & Education Coordinator

Hours:  1 FTE

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $38,000-40,000

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

• Partner with families to assess strengths, identify areas of need, and to provide support needed for families and students to improve their stability and have the resources needed to meet their needs.

• Develop and maintain supportive and trusting relationships with families and individuals served.

• Working with  local state and private agency direct service staff to develop and implement processes for improving communication and coordination of services to youth.

• Act as a connector between local state agency staff and youth facing academic and other challenges.

• Work independently and within a team on special non-recurring and any ongoing projects

• Provide assistance in developing, planning, and organizing events, groups, workshops, or ongoing programs, including attendance if needed. This includes programming that meets the needs of the community, specifically families whose children attend school in the local school systems.

• Represent nbCC at local school and community meetings.

• Maintain an organized calendar schedule of appointments and tasks, maintain accurate documentation of client records, mileage, and expenses, and complete all documentation as required by the Program Manager/Coordinator.

• Attend individual and group supervision sessions as scheduled by the Family Support & Education Coordinator.

• Comply with nbCC policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of experience with the identified population; or Bachelor’s Degree in human services related field with 2 years of experience working with the identified population. Experience working with children and parents, as well as home visiting a plus.

• Knowledge of local community resources and community-based providers, state human service systems, and familiarity with local school districts and key players.

• Experience working within a human service agency, as well as working with families and individuals with complex risk factors and needs.

• Comfort with public speaking, convening, and facilitation skills.

• Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups.

• Cultural competence.

• Commitment to working in the community to help families address key issues.

• Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community.

• Understanding and compassion for the needs, limitations, barriers, and capacities of the identified population.

• Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy.

• Technical capacity and comfort with computer.

• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.

Work Requirements:

• Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders. (Negotiable)

• This is an active role, including but not limited to the following activities: lifting and carrying objects and materials; rearranging furniture as needed for events and programming on site and in the community at a variety of locations.

• Flexibility in scheduling with availability for some evenings and weekends, as needed.

Job Description: HEALing Communities Community Coordinator

Hours: This is an 18 month, full time position with the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

 1 FTE

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: Commensurate to Experience

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Collaborate with the HCS CEF on coalition building, stakeholder engagement, agenda development, training needs, planning, and other coalition-related tasks as needed.
  • Serve as the organizer of the HCS designated community coalition and partner closely with the HCS CEF (hired by BMC).
  • Work in partnership with the CEF to facilitate the designated coalition to develop a coalition charter and meet expectations set by both the charter and the CTH intervention (provided by HCS).
  • Collaborate with the HCS CEF on coalition building, stakeholder engagement, agenda development, training needs, planning, and other coalition-related tasks as needed.
  • Help to identify a diverse and representative set of key stakeholders to serve on the HCS designated coalition, including content area champions related to naloxone, medications for opioid use disorder, opioid prescription safety, data, and communications.
  • Work with CEF to schedule meetings and convene local and regional stakeholders to populate the HCS designated coalition as frequently as necessary to achieve CTH milestones.
  • Support HCS designated coalition through the six phases of the CTH intervention which culminates in the development and implementation of a community action plan to adopt and expand evidence-based OUD practices.
  • Co-facilitate coalition meetings based on the phases of the CTH intervention, including a needs assessment, selection of evidence-based practices, monitoring/evaluation, and shaping local communications campaigns.
  • Work with coalition partners to create plans to promote sustainability of coalition activities.
  • Work with the HCS CEF to address training, technical assistance, and capacity building requests by the designated coalition.
  • Work constructively with a diverse group of key stakeholders, including community leaders, addiction treatment providers, law enforcement, medical and mental health providers, and recovery programs,
  • Engage the HCS anchor agency (a designated community health clinic) to support expansion of access to medications for opioid use disorder treatment and other evidence-based practices in accordance with the community action plan.

Data and Monitoring:

  • Support Community Data Manager (CDM) in enabling a culture of data-driven decision making in selection and improvement of EBPs
  • Assist the HCS to coordinate data collection activities, including surveys, focus groups, and key informant interviews as necessary
  • Assist in facilitating data collection as it pertains to ORCCA objectives for the chosen intervention strategies
  • Assist CDM with executing plan to monitor the implementation of the action plan
  • Participate in or take a lead on other data and monitoring activities based on community team and coalition needs
  • Maintain a proactive role in the monitoring of selected interventions
  • Continue to work closely with the CEF, CDM, Community Faculty (CF), and subgroups on monitoring the implementation of the action plan between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 (end of wave 2)
  • Serve as a liaison between your community and the HCS research team to provide community insight, identify local data sources and potential coalition members, facilitate connections between the HCS community teams and organizations, local officials, and others that serve residents of your community.

Communications:

  • Partner with the CEF and Communications Champion to prepare and disseminate information to coalition, regional partners and the public to promote a better understanding of the goals of the grant and the interventions identified by the coalition.
  • Liaise with the HCS Communications Core, identify coalition members and partners to execute communications efforts, develop a dissemination plan, and interface with media outlets.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Work with the HCS personnel to monitor local study-related budgets and funding, as appropriate.
  • Assist the fiscal agent in costing interventions, and work with coalition to streamline intervention reimbursement process
  • Revise the Action Plan with CEF as needed to reflect allocated funds and strategies

Job Requirements:

  • Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a collaborative team with the Community Engagement Facilitator
  • Local expertise, relationships, and knowledge of community history and dynamics. Preference for local residents
  • Strong meeting planning, scheduling, and facilitation skills
  • Experience building and coordinating coalitions of diverse stakeholders
  • Capable of communicating among many partners in organized and clear manner
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Alignment with cultural humility and the tenets of harm reduction
  • Experience with research and/or working to address opioid use disorders a plus
  • Professional training in public health, social work, community health, or similar field in human services; OR equivalent years of experience and service
  • Multilingual skills highly recommended


Location

61 Main St., Suite 218

North Adams, MA 01247

Contact

Need assistance? Please call us: 413-663-7588

Hours

Monday:

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
2nd & 3rd Saturdays:
9:00 AM – Noon

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