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Therapeutic Mentors at BAMSI develop and implement individualized services in partnership with families, providers, and the broader community. Provides family-centered services inclusive of therapeutic recreation, home, school, and community support, community monitoring, therapeutic mentoring, service coordination and crisis intervention.
Family FIRST is a program to assist children and youth diagnosed with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families. Services are provided within the scope of the wraparound model, which includes family-driven services, formal and natural supports, and professionals in a team approach.
Must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a social science or related field OR a high school diploma/GED with 3-5 years experience working in the field of social sciences working with children and families with significant mental health and/or behavioral issues or experience with parenting children with behavioral, emotional or neurological challenges. A valid driver's license with own means of transportation as well as availability to work evening and weekend hours regularly is required.
BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.
We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:
*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.
1. Assist youth with homework and after school related activities, teach socialization skills, and activities of daily living such as household maintenance, self-care and hygiene, self-awareness; food shopping and preparation; money management skills/budgeting; transportation and community orientation; other daily living skills; and utilization of community recreational activities.
2. Provide service in accordance with all service plan goals to meet youths behavioral and care plan objectives.
3. Assist in the development and implementation of care plans.
4. Record necessary data, write daily progress notes and complete all other program documentation as scheduled.
5. Transport youth to and from scheduled activities and medical appointments if needed.
6. Work with Program Director and Care Coordinators to ensure quality of care within program.
7. Follow safety/risk management plan and assist the Program Director or Care Coordinator in monitoring clinical needs, successes, and barriers to progress.
8. Assist the Program Director and/or Care Coordinator with:
9. Develop, implement, and monitor group and individual activities that promote enhanced family dynamics/relationships, peer socialization skills, and community linkages/involvement
10. Ensure familiarity and follow through with all components of the service plan.
11. Perform duties consistent with agency/program policies and procedures.
12. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
13. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.
1. Masters or Bachelors degree in a social science or related field; or, as a substitution a H.S. Diploma with 3-5 years of experience working in the field of social sciences (working with children and families with significant mental health and/or behavioral issues or experience with parenting children with behavioral, emotional or neurological issues) required.
2. Must be able to work collaboratively with a team, and possess positive, effective interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
3. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours regularly.
4. Understanding and experience working with clinical issues such as DV and substance abuse and the Wraparound System of Care desired.
5. Understanding of DMH Childrens Services, DCF Lead Agency, Intensive Care Coordination, In-home Therapy, and Out-patient Therapy desired..
6. Strong administrative and basic computer literacy required.
7. Must have valid drivers' license in state of residence.