Job Postings

Professional Opportunities at Family Services

Application Instructions

Please review our job postings below and submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or the email in the “how to apply” section of the job posting. In your email, reference the job for which you are applying in the subject line. A representative from either human resources or the hiring department will contact those applicants selected to move on to the next step of the hiring process.

Crisis Line Supervisor **$3,000 Signing Bonus**

Family Services of Merrimack Valley is seeking a full-time Crisis Line Supervisor (40 Hours/week) for its Samaritans Crisis Line. The Samaritans program provides a host of suicide prevention and post-vention services, including the operation of a crisis helpline, which is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network (800-273-TALK). The Crisis Line Supervisor will support the crisis line by fostering and implementing exceptional commitment to the daily operations of our Help Line. The Supervisor will be managing a team of shift leaders and call takers by evaluating performances, training development, managing workflow, supporting the crisis line and staff, and responding to moderate to high risk calls.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Supervisor **$1,000 Signing Bonus**

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley is seeking a full-time (32 hours/week) CASA Advocate Supervisor for its Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. This role is a HYBRID remote work/in office role that provides flexibility as long as the needs of the program are met. The CASA Advocate Supervisor will supervise and support a group of volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children involved in Care and Protection cases heard out of the Essex County Juvenile Courts (Salem, Lynn, Lawrence, and Newburyport), with the primary focus being Lawrence cases. Family Services is seeking candidates capable of working independently as well as in a team environment, as well as those that have had supervisory experience and/or experience working with DCF, the court and community organizations. Bilingual (Spanish & English) candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Development Director

Family Services is seeking a full-time Development Director to lead the organization’s fundraising efforts. The Development Director will be responsible for overseeing all facets of Family Services’ fundraising activities and be directly responsible for conducting solicitations and donor relations.  They will work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to develop a long term development plan and execute day to day development activities, including execution of the Annual Fund, fundraising events, and donor stewardship.  The Development Director will lead a small but dynamic development department, including a part-time Marketing Manager and Development Associate, as well as the involvement of many direct service staff.

Elder Outreach Clinician

Family Services is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Elder Outreach Clinician to provide clinical services to clients of all ages in its state licensed outpatient Counseling Center (26 hours/week) as well as to clients of the Lowell Senior Center as part of the City’s new Elder Mental Health Outreach Team (EMHOT) (14 hours/week). This position offers clinicians a unique array of clinical treatment responsibilities as well as community outreach and consultation. Clinic treatment hours may be a combination of remote telehealth as well as in office sessions at Family Services’ central office in Lawrence, MA. EMHOT hours will take place at the Lowell Senior Center in Lowell, MA.

Match Coordinator: Stand & Deliver Program **$750 signing bonus**

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Match Coordinator to join its Stand & Deliver academic mentoring program. The Match Coordinator is responsible for enrolling, matching and supporting volunteer mentors and children in need of mentors in the Stand & Deliver program. He/she will assess individuals for suitability and training needs in order to assure a
positive youth development experience for the child and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer.

Program Coordinator: Prevention in Early Childhood **$2,000 signing bonus**

Family Services’ is seeking a Program Coordinator for its “State Opioid Response–Prevention in Early Childhood” (SOR-PEC) Initiative. The goal of the SOR-PEC Initiative, funded by the MA Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, is to reduce the future risk of substance use among children who have a parent/caregiver with a history of substance misuse. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of program implementation, including the coordination of a multi-sector stakeholder task force, coordinating implementation of the evidence-based intervention, collaborating with state and regional providers, and monitoring progress through the collection of data.

Therapeutic Mentor

Family Services is seeking Therapeutic Mentors for the Lawrence, Haverhill and Lowell areas. Therapeutic Mentors provide one-to-one, strengths-based support to children, adolescents, and transition-age youth who have emotional/behavioral challenges.  Therapeutic Mentors work in community settings (schools, parks, homes, etc.), teaching youth the skills of communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, and age-appropriate behaviors so that they can succeed in their homes, schools, and communities.

Youth Development Specialist **$1,000 signing bonus**

Family Services is seeking a full time (40 hours/week) Youth Development Specialist for its Youth Development programs.  The Youth Development Specialist will be responsible for co-facilitating curricula designed for youth ages 12-19 which interactively teaches abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  Facilitated on-site at schools or at other community locations, these curricula also cover many adult preparation subjects including healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, educational and career success, and healthy life skills.