Evolution at JRI operates an Independent Living Program, a service designed to help DCF-involved-youth transition from prior placements (such as residential or foster care) to living independently with support to achieve success. This service provides youth (ages 17-23) with 4-6 hours of in-person outreach services per week, as well as access to all of Evolution’s additional wrap-around services. The Independent Living Program is designed to support youth who may now, or soon will be taking full financial responsibility for themselves for the first time and will be completely without DCF support. The goal of the Program is to provide a regular, consistent contact between youth and an outreach worker who will provide the support needed to allow the youth to establish themselves as a successful, productive community member.
We are currently seeking a full time Outreach Worker for our Independent Living Programs located in Lowell, Waltham and Worcester, MA. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: case management duties, keeping up with paperwork, taking youth to appointments, supporting youth on their goals. The right candidate will be a high-energy individual and be an effective role model who is culturally competent and who has the ability to set limits and form appropriate relationships with clients. You must be highly organized, work extremely well independently and thrive in a high multi-tasking environment.
Schedule: hours are typically during the Mon- Fri 9-5 week, occasional nights and weekends at times.
Salary: starts at $16 per hour depending on experience.
- Significant experience with older at-risk youth and young adults (17-23 y.o.) is required
- A High school diploma or equivalent is required
- BA/BS in social services or related field is preferred.
- Valid Driver’s license and daily use of your reliable automobile are required
- Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats
- Acceptable computer skills, and strong financial literacy skills are required
- Extremely organized and excellent multi-tasker
Offer includes: Access to excellent Blue Cross medical and Delta Dental benefits, 401K, tuition reimbursement, pension, generous paid time off and much more!
JRI is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a diverse community. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.