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Youth and Family Support Worker

Company: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Location: Charlton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Come demonstrate your passion for child & family empowerment by joining the Wayside team!

At Wayside, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity- focused community that approaches client care as a matter of social justice. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults, and families each year.

Wayside thinks of our employees as whole people and invests in benefits to support employee wellness.

  • Tuition, training & student loan reimbursement
  • PTO Package: 3 Wellness Days (time off), 9 Paid Holidays, Up to 3 weeks of vacation (in your first year)
  • A learning environment - free training institute with thought leaders, CEU trainings & program trainings, etc.
  • Financial health supports
  • Equity focused medical benefits
  • Teamwork atmosphere
  • Career development support - a great place to grow your career!Youth and Family Support Worker

    Salary Range: $20-$22/hour depending on education level.

    Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is hiring for a creative and supportive individual to work in our community focused Family Resource Center in Framingham! We provide a supportive culture that is team-focused and places value on healthy work dynamics.

    What you will do:
    • Assess individual/family needs of families seeking services at the FRC
    • Provide information and educational resources to family members in addition to providing referrals to community resources.
    • Develop the monthly calendar of activities and groups happening in the FRC.
    • Lead various psychoeducational groups for parents and youth.
    • Be responsible for recruiting and providing support to volunteers who shall lead specialized support groups as needed.Competencies/Traits of Our Superstars:
      • Talent connecting with people
      • Strong communication skills -both written and verbal
      • Empathy and compassion for those experiencing challenges.
      • Flexibility and creative thinking with an ability to adapt.Minimum Requirements:
        • Associates Degree in a Human Service field and 2 years of experience
        • Competency in various technology platformsWe can train you in: Motivational Interviewing; Courageous Conversations; Trauma Informed Practice

          Wayside welcomes equity-minded applicants whose values align with our goal of being a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to anti-racism, social justice, and advocacy. Successful candidates are asked to be engaged in Wayside's dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

          Bilingual/bicultural and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Worcester , Youth and Family Support Worker, Other , Charlton, Massachusetts

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