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Project Coordinator

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide service, research, policy, program development and capacity building agency. IHR designs its services based on an understanding of the impact of trauma. IHR’s mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for 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. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families.

Summary Statement

The Project Coordinator for Project RISE will support and develop a comprehensive continuum of care for homeless families in Gloucester, Haverhill, and Peabody, affected by substance use disorders, mental health problems and violence/trauma. The Project Director will work with the Program Supervisor to oversee, manage and report all project activities.

Reports to

IHR Assistant Director

Essential Functions

  • Work with Assistant Director to oversee, manage and report all project activities.
  • Hire, train and supervise Family Support Specialist(s).
  • Manage the coordination of project sustainability, evaluation, and dissemination activities
  • In conjunction with partner providers, oversee implementation of Evidence Based Interventions to engage and treat homeless families located in Northshore, MA.
  • Work closely with the relevant Continuums of Care and partners to support families in moving to permanent housing
  • Oversee operational management of the project with all state partners, DHCD vendors and case managers.
  • Work closely with evaluation contractor.
  • Meet regularly with key management staff.
  • Prepare all reports to SAMHSA and relevant state agencies.
  • Communicate with IHR’s main office in Cambridge through use of shared online calendars, sign in – out board, time sheets, and check in/out with supervisor;
  • Attend team and agency staff meetings
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required
  • Other related duties


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Customer Focus


  • Master’s degree in in social work, counseling, psychology, public health or related field; license preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with homeless families, trauma and substance use/mental health disorders
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Previous experience working in multi-cultural environments and in community-based, non-profit organizations

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.

Project Coordinator
32 hours
Lowell, MA
Position Closed