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Family Support Coordinator

Company: Communitas, Inc.
Location: Wakefield
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Join our well established Family Support Program to help enhance the lives of the families we support!Who we are...Communitas is dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered services, programs, and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, throughout their lifespan and in their communities.What you will do...Family Support Coordinators assist families who have sons and daughters eligible for DDS services (Department of Developmental Services). This person will provide home-based services to families to assist in identifying their needs in a way as to translate their needs into services and community supports.

  • Salary will commensurate with experience and education level
  • This is a full time 40 hour position.Responsibilities and Duties for Department of Developmental Services (DDS):
    • Inform the family and assists them in accessing supports and services that exist within the community.
    • Assists families in obtaining all state and federal entitlement benefits such as SSI, CommonHealth clinical/medical supports, and behavioral supports
    • Have an understanding of the Massachusetts Special Education Laws
    • Assists families in working with collaterals
    • Collaborate with other agencies
    • Supervise support staff working in families homesFor Department of Children and Families (DCF):
      • Attend all Intake and Review Meetings at DCF
      • Develop and Implement Individualized Family Treatment Plans
      • Document progress and prepare reports for DCF review meetings
      • Complete discharge summaries for all families and all necessary documents on I Family Net
      • Identify services and teach skills to aid parents in keeping, or returning their children home
      • Have knowledge of child development
      • Sensitivity to poverty and cultural issuesBenefits offered...
        • Assistance with social work licensure
        • 401(k) retirement planQualifications and Skills
          • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Education, Human Services or a related field is required. Master's Degree position is also available.
          • Up to two years of family support case management experience preferred.
          • A valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation is required.
          • Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check including references, CORI and fingerprinting.Powered by JazzHRPI63c3d7fdff21-31181-33129254

Keywords: Communitas, Inc., Boston , Family Support Coordinator, Other , Wakefield, Massachusetts

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