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Case Manager

ACTION for BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC. (ABCD)

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ACTION for BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111
w w w. b o s t o n a b c d . org

CASE MANAGER- CHANGING TRACKS INITIATIVE

Education, Training and Youth Services – Ostiguy High School

Changing Tracks seeks to significantly improve the life chances of youth of color in Boston affected by the juvenile justice system. Changing Tracks helps juvenile justice involved youth gain access to an array of supportive services empowering them to overcome obstacles including but not limited to substance use, school suspensions and expulsion, an incarceration. The provision of intensive case management services is aimed at helping the participants achieve their goals in the areas of education and employment enabling them to get back on track for long term self-sufficiency and success.

Responsible for providing group workshops, individual education, and supported referrals for youth with potential substance use/abuse/dependence issues. Provide case management support for the Changing Tracks Initiative including but not limited to community outreach, intake, direct service, follow up, and data entry. Assist supervisor and case managers on developing and implementing strategies to better serve and support youth of color with substance abuse issues. Assist in designing and implementing culturally-competent and developmentally appropriate educational and outreach programs, using both group and individual instruction. Maintain current curriculum for group outreach/workshops. Participate in weekly case management meetings with other individuals working on the treatment disparity issue. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of relevant experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of substance use/abuse/dependence issues and their effect on youth required. Familiarity with greater Boston area community and social service agencies. Must have strong organizational and verbal communication skills. Ability to organize and experience in facilitating group and education workshops a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Bilingual/bicultural background strongly preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is temporary through June 30, 2016. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.

All applications and inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111, Fax: (617) 423-7693, or email banner@bostonabcd.org

Please visit our website at www.bostonabcd.org for additional employment listings.

ABCD Inc. is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking applications under its affirmative action program.