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Public Health Advocate, Entre Familia - Bureau of Recovery Services - 11:00pm-7:30am, Sun-Thurs

Job Description
The mission of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. The BPHC sets an expectation that all staff and leadership commit, individually and as part of the BPHC team, to hold ourselves accountable to establishing a culture of antiracism and advance racial equity and justice through each of our bureaus, programs, and offices.

Functioning as counselor, responsible for the oversight of program activities, within the residential milieu.

  • Parent/child interactions, physical and mental health, the overall well-being and safety of all residents and children of the program.
  • Identifies and intervenes in actual and potential problem situations using a trauma informed perspective, in order to minimize disruption of the residential recovery environment.
  • Provides supportive counseling to program clients as needed
  • Observes and records client behavior and reports pertinent client information to other staff.
  • Enforces all house rules, regulations, and policies and procedures.
  • Maintains security of all physical areas of the program.
  • Manages and exercises sound judgment in conflict situation.
  • Manages emergency situations and contacts the on-call clinical staff for specific assistance.
  • Assists in drug screening tests and other forms of interventions to ensure a safe, trauma informed environment of recovery.
  • Escorts and transports clients to outside self help groups and other activities as needed.
  • Ensures that evening programming is maintained and participates in family activities as planned.
  • Is welcoming of visitors and supervises the visits as needed, and enforces family visitation policies and procedures.
  • Assists the evaluation team in data collection activities.(when applicable)
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED required. Licenses, Certifications or Residential Program specific experience is required.
  • Knowledge of the Addiction, Trauma and Recovery is a required.
  • Experience in health care, public health or social service field preferred. Experience in community outreach/case management activities a plus.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with diverse ethnic, Gender and Cultural, and socio-economic issues pertinent to addiction.
  • Must have knowledge of local community organizations, the courts and government agencies.
  • Good organizational skills, and must have the knowledge and ability to operate a computer and Microsoft Office programs, such Word, Power Point, Excel.
  • Able to meet deadlines and is self-directed.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with co-worker, external providers, residents and children of the program.
  • Must have a drivers license and clean driving record
  • Trained in CPR, crisis intervention and first aid.
  • Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) skills desired.

Additional Information
City of Boston Residency Required, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply. This position requires the Child Protective Service Background verification.

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Pay Range
$698.29 - $834.53/Weekly

Standard Hours
11:00pm - 7:30am, Sunday - Thursday