Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • Center for Early Relationship Support Programs - Project NESST
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Full Time
  • We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary:

The Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS) seeks a Project Director to oversee implementation of a training/technical assistance project to increase access to parenting and peer recovery support for pregnant and parenting families impacted by opioid use across Massachusetts.  The project will be housed within CERS, working in close partnership with Project NESST and the Infant-Parent Training Institute (IPTI), state agencies in Massachusetts, and local partners in six communities across the state.  CERS empowers parents to develop healthy, responsive relationships with their babies – the essential foundation for lifelong resilience and wellbeing.  CERS pursues this mission by providing support groups, home visiting, family support and clinical services for families and training and professional development for professionals.  Housed within CERS, Project NESST (Newborns Exposed to Substances: Support and Therapy) provides parent-child therapy and peer recovery support to address the impact of substance use and trauma on parent's mental health, the early parent-child relationship, and infant development.  IPTI offers a range of professional development and training opportunities to increase the capacity of the maternal and early mental health childhood workforce.

The Project Director is responsible for managing and overseeing implementation of all aspects of the statewide training and technical assistance project, including supervision of project staff and ensuring that all deliverables are met, as well as serving as liaison to the project funders and other key stakeholders and partners.  The Project Director will be supervised by the CERS Associate Director of Operations.  The position is part of a two-year, grant funded project and will be based out of both JF&CS headquarters in Waltham and state offices in Boston or Worcester. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee all aspects of statewide training and technical assistance project, including: support and oversight of six direct service partners across the state; development of a peer recovery training curriculum and toolkit; project data analysis and reporting; state collaboration, partnership and policy development; and project staff supervision.
  • Develop and implement a training and technical assistance plan and framework to support multiple direct service partners across the state integrating peer recovery support into their home visiting programs, as well as parenting support into recovery-oriented programs.
  • In partnership with project, Project NESST and IPTI staff, develop and support the delivery of a comprehensive training curriculum and toolkit for peer recovery support staff, supervisors and agencies.
  • Produce regular project reports for state agency leadership and funders.
  • Serve as primary liaison to state agency staff to ensure all contract deliverables are met.
  • Partner with state agency and other key stakeholders to advance project goals and peer recovery support work statewide.
  • Supervise a team of program specialists and an operations and data coordinator and consultants working on the project.
  • Manage project budget in partnership with supervisor.
  • Participate in CERS/staff meetings and other all required trainings and staff development programs.
  • Perform additional duties as needed or requested.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Significant content knowledge and 5+ years direct service experience in maternal mental health, early childhood, parent support and/or substance use disorders. 
  • Experience and/or familiarity with peer recovery support models.
  • Experience developing curricula and delivering high-quality training that incorporates adult learning frameworks, the needs of diverse learners, and in-person and virtual training formats.
  • Experience coordinating regional/statewide initiatives with multiple partners.
  • Experience managing federal and/or state contracts and reporting requirements.
  • Experience supervising diverse staff.
  • Access to a car and a valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to travel within Massachusetts.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point).

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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