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Massachusetts FASD 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 CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. IHR’s mission, since our founding in 1989, has been to develop and support 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, while advancing principles of health equity and social justice. Our work is focused on addressing and eradicating inequities in our health care, economic, and justice systems, especially as they disproportionately affect women and people of color. We are committed to providing services and creating communities that mitigate the effects of substance use, mental illness, and trauma.

Summary Statement

The Mass. FASD Coordinator position is funded by the Mass. Dept. of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. The position is central to statewide technical assistance, training and resources on prevention, identification, and intervention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

This is a part time, 24 hour/week position.

Reports To

Executive Director

Essential Functions

  • Provide FASD prevention/identification/interventions training and technical assistance to Mass. BSAS programs, including the FASD Learning Collaborative in BSAS-licensed residential programs
  • Provide FASD training (in person/virtual) to applicable state agencies DCF, BSAS, DYS, other state agencies, and interested providers (Early Intervention, In Home Therapy (CBHI), Schools, Parents’ groups, etc.)
  • Coordinate Mass. FASD State Task Force
  • Engage with and promote the massFAS parents’ support/advocacy group and update database of families
  • Promote FASD-informed services and approaches
  • Keep updated on FASD publications and approaches
  • Develop and maintain a database of FASD-informed programs, services, etc. in Massachusetts
  • Maintain/update the www.massfas.org website and regularly post on massFAS FaceBook
  • Be the Massachusetts affiliate of the national FASD United (formerly NOFAS) with participatory responsibilities therein
  • Update IHR FASD materials/handouts as appropriate
  • Collaborate with statewide developmental disability agencies to promote FASD-informed services
  • Communicate regularly with IHR’s main office in Cambridge
  • Other related duties

Competencies

  • Communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Group facilitation
  • Training and curriculum development
  • Adept technical skills, virtual presentation/planning skills

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Master’s degree preferred in Social Work, Psychology, or related field of study
  • Previous experience in training, consultation, and technical assistance.
  • Previous experience with FASD and the field of addiction/behavioral health.
  • Experience in being pro-active to facilitate systems change
  • Curriculum development experiencey

Other Requirements (If Applicable)

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle; work related travel is reimbursed

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 equity and diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Position
Mass. FASD Coordinator
Hours
24 hrs/wk
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