YouthConnect is a program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston in partnership with the Boston Police Department. YouthConnect is designed to address the unique needs of at-risk and high risk urban youth who are referred to the program by Boston police officers. Social workers assist in improving the youth’s overall behaviors and performance in school, home and community. Using YouthConnect’s four-tier service model, social workers develop and provide appropriate intervention and treatment strategies including: referrals to community based agencies, clinical case management, individual and family therapy, parental guidance and advocacy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Practice responsibilities include:
Introductory phone calls to youth and families.
Home visits, intakes and assessments, referrals, advocacy, clinical case management, crisis intervention and linkage to community based services.
Individual and family counseling.
Convene and lead case conferences for clients with families and providers.
Develop and maintain relationships with community-based service providers and other public/private providers such as the Department of Children and Family, Department of Youth Services, churches, schools, courts, etc.
Attend community based meetings pertinent to needs/issues of youth in community.
Maintain accurate and timely case records via an electronic database.
Participate in weekly individual supervision, group supervision and staff meetings.
General BGCB Expectations:
Healthy Behavior Modeling – Teaching youth/teens the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a BGCB priority. As a result, all staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our members.
Inclusive Environment – BGCB values creating child-friendly environments, where youth/teens of all abilities can be successful and participate. BGCB expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of disability or developmental challenge.
Continuous Learning – Building the capacity of staff is central to BGCB. The organization encourages and requires that all staff participates in annual professional development opportunities that continue to cultivate their skills in the youth development field.
Safe Spaces – Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring BGCB is, and remains, an environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
1-3 years work experience with high risk urban youth and their families
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as being highly self-directed
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston - Youth Connect
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders