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State of Massachusetts SAVE Peer Outreach Coordinator - North Shore in Chelsea, Massachusetts

The Department of Veterans Services is seeking an Outreach Coordinator for the State Advocacy for Veterans Empowerment (SAVE) program to be based in the North Shore area. The main focus would be to advocate for veterans struggling with mental health disparities or suicide ideation and or veterans involved in the judicial system and navigating the system of resources and benefits to best plug them in to appropriate resources and services eligible to the veteran. /_Duties and Responsibilities (These are a general summary and are not all inclusive):_/ * Administer in-depth intakes which capture the following information: physical ability, service information, contact information, exposure to trauma, suicidal ideology, next of kin, mental health history and other pertinent information. * Assist veterans with developing goals to be reached and creating Individual Recovery Plans (IRPs), relative to the intake and assessment. Refer veterans to service providers who can help them attain goals identified from the intake assessment. * Link veterans to service providers by physically taking them to service providers or by facilitating face-to-face meetings between veterans and service providers. Provide Department’s related trainings to community and Veterans. * Represent the SAVE Team at Continuum of Care, various task force, interagency or intra-department meetings. Represent the SAVE Team in public forums. * Advocate for client's rights and benefits with community service providers, federal and state agencies, court systems, employers, landlords and significant others in order to ensure that client's rights are recognized and respected. * Attend case management meetings and relevant training sessions, seminars, conferences, and professional development courses in order to maintain and improve current knowledge of issues in the veterans' community. * Form working relationships with other service providers and act as the liaison between veterans and service providers. * Recommend or develop enhancements to policies, procedures and systems development to Director of Special Population Programs and Services. Resolve issues related to the obtainment of objectives as outlined in the IRP. Address inquiries from providers, the general public and DVS staff. * Work closely with local municipal Veteran Service Officers to assist them in accomplishing their mission of servicing the veterans of the Commonwealth. * Additional duties as assigned by supervisor. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Military experience * Familiarity with military culture * Ability to establish trust and communicate effectively with populations experiencing crises or barriers to care _About the Department of Veterans' Services_: The mission of the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) is to be the primary advocate for the 380,000 veterans and their families in the Commonwealth. _Total Compensation_: As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Offer Process_: A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122, Ext. #2. Applicants should upload a _cover letter_ and _resume_ for the SAVE Peer Outreach Coordinator - North Shore requisition. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.* II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Administrative Services *Organization: Department of Veterans Services *Title: *SAVE Peer Outreach Coordinator - North Shore Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest Street Requisition ID: 210008LZ