Director of Stabilization & Client Services

Director of Stabilization & Client Services

Project Place promotes a community of hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources needed to obtain and sustain employment and housing. For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

As Director of Stabilization & Client Services you will lead all aspects of Project Place’s case management and client stabilization teams. You will develop, manage, and report on the activities of Project Place programs and staff in the areas of housing, employment, and mental health services. You will provide a clinical presence and expertise, coordination of services, consultation, coaching and training for staff.  You will work closely with staff to build their capacity to support individuals experiencing homlessness. You will be most successful in the role if you are highly motivated by the mission of Project Place and have demonstrated commitment to working with individuals to build skills and resources to obtain employment and housing.

The Director Stabilization & Client Services reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with members of the senior team in an effort to promote cross collaboration amongst teams. You will be responsible for assuring Project Place’s provision of quality stabilization and clients services delivered by a team of case management and program staff.  You will provide direct supervision to a team of 3 managers and their reports in a comprehensive, collaborative manner, with an emphasis on Project Place values.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As Director of Stabilization & Client Services, you will be responsible for the following areas of work:

Staff Leadership and Development

  • Serve as the clinical presence to the team and provide clear and consistent staff support in case management and client stabilization
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support for staff and social work interns around practices that client sustainability
  • Provide crisis support and response including supporting staff and clients with intervention and connection to any necessary services
  • Conduct weekly individual meetings with staff
  • Support the leadership development of team members through identification of needs and providing formal and informal embedded and ongoing training in collaboration with team leaders
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring, training, and development of managers and supporting their work with their client-facing staff
  • Assist with onboarding and development program for new staff, in collaboration with team leaders

Program Leadership

  • Represent Project Place at various community and municipal meetings, including those with the City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development, and Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance.
  • Serve as member of the Senior Leadership Team and Program Management Team actively supporting the growth and development of the individuals aligned with the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Participate in all case management meetings, staff meetings and other required program/organization meetings/events
  • Participate in relevant required trainings and seek out training opportunities that support professional development
  • Track, document and analyze key client enrollment data using data management tools aligned with program needs to assess service and program effectiveness and areas for improvement
  • Lead all internal and external reporting related to homeless resource center and agency stabilization services

QUALIFICATIONS

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a current license to practice independently in the state of Massachusetts
  • Extensive management experience, including hiring, supervising, and motivating staff
  • Strong analytical skills and use of data to inform program strategy and development
  • Reliable, organized, detail-oriented, and a systems-oriented thinking
  • Experience training adults and providing direct feedback regarding approach and practice
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, patience, and resourcefulness in adapting to change and responding to opportunity in an non-profit entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, operational, and communication skills; comfort with pivots to harness opportunity to advance our work
  • Ability to de-escalate client crisis situations to ensure the safety fellow staff members and provide proper documentation of all critical incidents
  • Commitment to Project Place’s mission to end homelessness by providing pathways to attain jobs, housing, and hope

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $77,000 and $87,000 and is commensurate with experience. Project Place offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health insurance (vision & dental), and life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid time off, beginning at 3 weeks per year in the first year of employment

More information about Project Place’s benefits can be found here.

MAKING THE DECISION TO APPLY

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and a thoughtfully written cover letter through the application portal HERE. We will review and respond to all applications received. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please contact via email at culrich@positivelypartners.org.

This position is full-time with availability for occasional evening work. The Project Place team is currently planning for a hybrid return to office model beginning in April, where teams will come back onsite on a rotating schedule 2-3 days per week.

TIMELINE AND HIRING PROCESS

We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect to interview first with Positively Partners, followed by an interview with the Hiring Manager for this role, and, for finalists, an interview day with staff and key stakeholders, including a robust and holistic reference check process. Expected start date is mid-June 2021.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Project Place is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of color, women, LGBTQ, low-income, and non-college degree holders to apply. Project Place prohibits the unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Staff Accountant

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We are currently seeking the following position:

Job title:              Staff Accountant
Reports to:         Director of Accounting & Administration Manager

Responsibilities: The overall responsibility of the Staff Accountant is to assist with general accounting in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, payroll, and data entry into QuickBooks.

Routine duties include, but are not limited to:

  • On a weekly basis:
    • Entering vendor invoices into QuickBooks using the correct allocations and preparing checks
    • Making copies of checks received
    • Depositing checks and cash received into established bank institutions
    • Applying payments to accounts receivable
    • Posting deposits to QuickBooks
    • Processing, distributing, and maintaining a log of client gift card/stipend requests
    • Placing supply orders for staff
    • Setting up new hires (staff or client) in the payroll system
  • On a biweekly basis:
    • Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of employee timesheets
    • Distributing paychecks
    • Booking payroll entries with the correct allocations into QuickBooks
    • Updating the accrual schedules for paid time off
  • On a monthly basis:
    • Performing monthly bank reconciliations
    • Preparing accounts receivable invoices per federal/state/city contract specifications, including attaching required supporting documents to each invoice
    • Posting accounts receivables into QuickBooks
    • Collecting and matching purchase orders and receipts to credit card statements
    • Booking monthly journal entries (ex. prepaids, deferred revenue, accrued expenses, and depreciation)
    • Entering bank transfers into QuickBooks
  • On an annual basis:
    • Gathering and scanning documentation for the annual audit
    • Entering the agency’s annual budget into QuickBooks
    • Preparing the Form 1099 submissions
  • Filing and scanning documents for the Finance department
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • High degree of organization
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Proficient computer skills with willingness to learn new technology and software applications
  • Respect for confidentiality.

Schedule: 40 hours a week, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Salary: $50,000 to $60,000 a year (commensurate with experience)

HOW TO APPLY: Submit both a cover letter and resume to Nhu-Y Nguyen, Director of Accounting & Administration, at nnguyen@projectplace.org. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Project Place is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Cook

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We are currently seeking the following position:

Job Title:              Cook
Reports to:
        Client Services Manager

Responsibilities:

The Cook will support Project Place programming through providing nutritious to program participants. Additionally, they will be responsible for overseeing the training of clients in the kitchen in preparation for an individual to transition into our social enterprises.

Specific duties of the Cook include:

  • KITCHEN MANAGEMENT
    • Manage day-to-day operations of the kitchen
    • Maintain organized and sanitary kitchen, dining area, food pantry, and food storage areas
    • Receive, stock, and store food deliveries
    • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of food and kitchen supplies
    • Ensure that the kitchen is up to date with inspections as required by the City of Boston and Department of Health
  • DAILY MEAL PREPARATION
    • Prepare daily lunches for up to 60 individuals, including to-go meals
    • Fulfill agency food requests
    • Prepare weekly menus to deliver nutritionally balanced meals
  • TRAINING OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
    • Supervise trainees in the kitchen
    • Support skill development in food preparation
    • Teach nutritious meal preparation practices
    • Provide feedback around skill development and performance to trainees
  • Oversee the facilitation of special event and holiday food requests
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, reentry from incarceration, and in recovery preferred
  • At least one year of experience or equivalent training in restaurant and/or food service setting
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare nutritious food in high volumes
  • ServSafe and MA Allergen certified; preference given to individuals who are able to train staff in ServSafe practices and/or facilitate ServSafe training for participants
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Schedule: 30 to 35 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

Salary: $33,000 to $37,000 a year

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Azeb Girma, Client Services Manager, at agirma@projectplace.org. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Project Place is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.