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Seven Hills Foundation Family Support Specialist (37.3) in Lowell, Massachusetts

To assist in the coordination of all Family Services within the assigned area in cooperation with team members, families, DDS personnel and consumers. The purpose of this position is to increase the capacity of a family to remain intact while reducing the need for residential services for people with disabilities. This position is also responsible for creating Family Support Plans that identify the areas necessary for an individual to reach their personal best. Home visits and maintaining regular and ongoing contact with the families/individuals is critical. This position will work on achieving two goals: Positive and meaningful social circle and positive and meaningful work.

With the Senior Family Support Director, coordinate the Family Services intake procedures including the completion of all required forms, documentation and Family Support Plan.

Identify resources available to families and ensure that supports are provided to families as required in the Family Support Plan, which may include respite support, education, community, recreational, clinical and social supports.

Provide training to families on the effective use of resources available for counseling, community and educational connections.

Provide training to families geared towards the development of problem solving skills and strategies.

Create opportunities for families to support each other.

No degree required, BA preferred with a minimum of three (3) years of advocacy experience working with children and adults with ID, autism, or developmental disabilities or related experience in a program setting. This position requires apptitude with excel spreasheets and fiscal tracking. Valid Driver’s License is required.

Affiliate: SHFS

ID: 19329

Schedule: M-F 9-5 with flexibility for occasional nights /weekends

External Company Name: Seven Hills Foundation

External Company URL: www.sevenhills.org

Street: 41 Wellman Street

Telecommute: Yes

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