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Parent–Child Services Coordinator

The Institute for Health & Recovery is a nationally-renowned, award-winning agency that specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges, and other health issues.

Summary Statement

The Parent–Child Services Coordinator will support IHR’s mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for women, families, individuals, youth and pregnant and parenting women affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges and other health issues. The Parent–Child Services Coordinator is a combination of direct services to programs serving children, parents, and families affected by substance use, mental illness, and trauma as well as supervision, facilitating trainings, and statewide systems development related to parenting and parent–child services.

Reports to

Director of Family and Children’s Services

Essential Functions

  • Supervise parent–child specialists who are addressing parent/child issues throughout the Mass. substance use treatment system;
  • Work closely with substance use treatment program staff and clients, implementing parenting curriculum, providing technical assistance, training, and support around parenting and children’s issues;
  • Provide training on substance use and parent/child issues;
  • Work with the Department of Public Health and other state agencies on the development of and support for family services in substance use treatment programs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required


  • Written and oral communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership/Supervisory
  • Problem Solving
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Customer Focus


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field preferred;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) encouraged to apply;
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse ethnic and cultural communities;
  • Some statewide travel is involved; car required;
  • Previous supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of substance use treatment;
  • Experience in group work and in providing services to parents and/or children;
  • Knowledge about the dynamics of parent/child relationships, child development, family disruptions, children's mental health issues and child care services.

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance, if transporting clients (within one month of start of job)

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Parent–Child Services Coordinator
40 hrs/wk
Cambridge, Mass.