Family Recovery and Transition Support Specialist
Posting #: 472
Posting dates: Monday, August 19, 2019
Typical Work Schedule: M-F 20 hours a week
Base Salary: TBD
Non-Bargaining Unit Position
1. High School Diploma or GED is required; Recovery Coach Certification preferred.
2. Familiar with and able to work from a strengths-based, family-centered approach.
3. Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to work well with a wide range of families and service
4. Must have a minimum of three years in recovery from substance use addiction.
5. Basic computer proficiency skills are required to record and track activities, contacts and referrals.
6. Valid Driver’s license and use of a vehicle is required.
7. Bi-lingual strongly preferred.
8. Knowledge and familiarity with DCF is preferred.
9. Women with personal experience navigating the court and correctional system are encouraged to apply.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
1. Provide parenting and peer recovery education and support to families with children, prenatal through kindergarten, according to
Parents as Teachers home visiting model requirements.
2. Plan and facilitate parent education and support groups: onsite, within the Western Mass Women’s Correctional Facility, After
Incarceration Support Services and in collaboration with community partners.
3. Use a formal goal-setting process to help families articulate family goals for recovery and reentry through one-on-one meetings.
4. Work collaboratively with other providers to support evidence-based services to families in recovery.
5. Provide case management to mothers recently transitioning from the Western Mass Women’s Correctional Facility, providing
resources that will support their journey to recovery, rehabilitation and reunification with children upon release
6. Help families navigate systems (including healthcare and child protective services); accompany parents/families to appointments and
meetings as needed.
7. Educate parents about child and parent development and utilize resources to increase understanding of age appropriate expectations,
positive discipline skills, and connections to networks of support.
8. Engage parents who are post-incarceration in home visiting services using a strength-based approach.
9. Other duties as assigned by the FIRST Steps Together Coordinator
1. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time during working hours and on special occasions.
2. Excellent auditory, verbal and sensory skills and abilities.
3. Ability to travel to and from homes in the Hamden County area by conventional means including motor vehicle, in addition to
required training sessions as identified by Square One.
Mental/ Visual Demand
1. High attention to detail involving normal mental and visual attention.
1. Professional business office setting.
Please apply in person or by mailing in your resume and cover letter to Square One, 1095 Main Street 2nd Floor; Springfield, MA 01105.
You may also e-mail your resume or cover letter to email@example.com
Square One is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Employer.