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PROJECT COORDINATOR GRADE 12    $18.95 – $26.78


FUNCTION:   The Program Coordinator will serve as the program manager for the grant as well as the Liaison between the Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office. He or she will facilitate meetings, coordinate programmatic updates, reports, and correspondence, as well as maintain active contact with Seven Hills in evaluating client participation and program progress.

SUPERVISION  RECEIVED:   Works under the general supervision of a Designee of Police Chief

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED:  Designee of Police Chief

ESSENTIAL  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with clients and families in New Bedford to create individualized strength-based interventions that include informal, natural supports as well as formal services aimed at achieving positive client outcomes and improving family functioning.  Participates in the referral of clients to a broad range of services, oversees case management, case conferencing and to coordinate services, provide supported referrals of clients for educational, vocational assistance, job training and employment, individual/family counseling,  and life skills program, including referral for  remedial and enriched life skills program for program participants with academic problem, participate in case reviews meeting with representatives of the collaborative including Police, District Attorney, Probation officials, Task Force, Outreach team, and family participation; develop and maintain individualized treatment,  maintain  participant  file  and  records  in 1 accordance  with  required format and timetables including quarterly and evaluation; complete timely monthly reports; completes other program documentation in a  thorough, professional and timely manner; recommends program changes aimed at improving participant outcomes.


Education  and Experience: Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or knowledge and experience equivalent. Knowledge of case management functions, stages of addiction, dynamics of HARM reduction strategies, knowledge of the community served by the program, including familiarity with social, health and educational services available to individuals and families; basic functioning of the criminal justice system; methods and techniques used in drug and alcohol treatment; cultural competency; techniques for dealing with the public, both in person and over the telephone. Three (3) years experience in counseling, social work or related field. Ability to communicate orally before groups and ability to interpret the program; fluency in Spanish, Creole, and/or Portuguese as well as English a plus; ability to communicate in writing, including the ability to record observations and prepare moderately complex reports; computer literacy and experience working with computers; interpersonal communication, including the ability to respond warmly and sensitively to children, families, staff and other person of diverse experiential, education, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with staff members of a wide variety of agencies and institutions; ability to work as a member of a team; identify, organize and appropriately schedule the multiple responsibilities associated  with  the  job;  conduct  normal duties  without  close supervision; exercise  good judgment  in  unexpected or  emergency situation.  Valid MA driver ‘s license;subject to CORI and pre-employment testing.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must possess good oral and written communication skills, and be capable of public speaking at a variety of community forums.


Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis and subject to drug and alcohol testing. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec 172C. Some evenings and weekend work.

TOOLS  AND EQUIPMENT  USED: Motor vehicle; personal computer and tablet; calculator; copy and fax machines; and telephone.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS:    The  work  environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Ability to drive to and access all locations where participants may be living. Ability to work flexible hours including responding to nighttime and weekend emergencies; on-going participation in professional and personal development to improve competence for the benefits of youth.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:    Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.   The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.