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Permanency Coordinator

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: Warren
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Mount Prospect Academy

Permanency Coordinator - Job Description

Reports To: Permanency Coordinator Supervisor

Salary up to $48,000

Location: Warren, NH

Seeking Full-time Permanency Coordinator who would like to Join Our MPA Warren Team!

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Permanency Coordinator to join our team. In this vital role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of youth by facilitating stable and enduring connections with supportive adults and families. Your expertise will ensure that young individuals in care receive the guidance and assistance needed to transition successfully into permanent, loving homes. Join us in our commitment to providing every young person with the foundation for a brighter, more secure future.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with emotionally or behavioral intensive individuals.
  • Bachelor's in social work, psychology, education, or related field.
  • Valid driver's license & 21+ years of age.
  • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre-employment checks.

    Monday - Friday Day Schedule No Weekends. Great Benefits, Company Perks, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plans, Life Insurance, Promote Within and More see below. Apply Today!

    Come in and interview for one of our many open positions here at Mount Prospect Academy.

    No appointment needed! Please bring your resume and come meet our team!

    On The Spot Interviews!

    Mount Prospect Academy Pike Campus

    2274 Moosilauke Highway

    Pike, New Hampshire 03780

    Thursdays 10am-1pm

    Company Background

    Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy (MPA), a rapidly growing alliance of nonprofit agencies founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a "zest for life" and succeed in the "business of life."

    MPA has evolved to offer a variety of mental health support services to a diverse population of "hard to treat" and "difficult to place" adolescence. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.


    MPA's mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.

    Benefits (Full-time):

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Retirement Plan (403B)
    • STD & LTD
    • Life Insurance
    • AD & D
    • Comprehensive wellness initiatives
    • Paid time off
    • Employee discount program
    • Expense reimbursement
    • Further education opportunities

      Additional Benefits Working with Mount Prospect Academy

      • Stewardship Center (Outdoor Equipment, Bike/E-Bike, Kayaks/Canoes, Snowshoes, Paintball Course, Ropes/High Ropes, Alpine and Cross-country Skis, Climbing Wall)
      • Daily Adventure Outings
      • Potential for Employee Housing
      • Mileage Reimbursements
      • 24/7 Access to Company Gym/Boxing Training Gym
      • Potential Gym membership reimbursement at some programs (AVA)
      • Regular Wellness and Team Building Activities (Axe Throwing, Cookouts, Escape Room, Dinner Cruises)
      • Free meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
      • Dynamic Professional Development Often
      • Faculty Recognition and Rewards Programs (Faculty of the Month, Bonus, Player of the Week, Longevity Awards, Faculty of the year awards)
      • Auto Shop, Car Repairs at Cost
      • Woodshop, projects built at Cost
      • Promote from Within
      • Participation with Federal Loan Reimbursement programs

        Job Summary:

        The Permanency Coordinator's (PC) role is to assist in establishing lifelong connections for youth that support their success when transitioning to the student's home community. PC's are expected to develop and compile extensive knowledge about family history and student development as well as to assess available resources in these regions during the course of treatment. PC's provide family and community support to residential students age 11-21. Ultimately, the role of the PC is to ensure that the family and community are working together to support the youth and family when the program is no longer involved with the family system.

        They represent the student and agency at court, when requested, provide communication with the family and referral systems, attend treatment team meetings and maintain positive relationships with the primary referral source(s). The PC communicates needed information directly to the Milieu Clinician and treatment team members. The PC meets with the family in the home, school or community as indicated by the frequency and duration identified within the student's individual treatment plan (ITP). The PC will maintain ongoing phone contact with the family and referral system to provide updates regarding the student's progress and barriers within the residential setting.

        Common PC responsibilities include development and implementation of home safety contracts, identification and utilization of community-based support/services, training family members on effective parenting skills, use of and modeling positive communication, informing team members of family barriers and other tasks based on individual and family needs.

        Documentation of these services provided is completed weekly for each student on the assigned caseload. In conjunction with Milieu Clinician, Academic Case Managers and Residential Faculty Members, the PC completes Monthly Progress Reports and Discharge Summaries. Following discharge from the residential program, the PC maintains contact and provides services to the student and family as identified in the Follow Along Program.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Provide thoughtful and intentional clinical interventions.
        • Has knowledge of evidence-based interventions that assist in improving family systems to support the primary permanency plan.
        • Engages in routine and scheduled psychoeducation for families as identified in the treatment plan.
        • Coordinates family contact as indicated by the treatment team.
        • Schedules and facilitates routine medical and dental appointments per regulatory requirements.
        • Attend court hearings to communicate treatment needs and agency recommendations.
        • Communicate with parents/guardians and team member's critical incidents and student needs.
        • Identifies and researches on-going professional development opportunities.
        • Utilize an understanding of ARC to provide a framework for student success.
        • Interacts with children in a responsible and compassionate way.
        • Present as friendly, warm and interested role model.
        • Uses appropriate tone of voice, ability to modulate tone effectively.
        • Reinforces positive behavior and does not demean or pre-judge students and families.
        • Encourage and teach students to engage in stewardship of the program.
        • Understand and apply knowledge of risk factors, protective factors, and mental health in the execution of the program's residential treatment model.
        • Learn and understand the effect of trauma, medical, psychological, and other risk factors.
        • Assist in identifying home and community safety risks while developing intervention plans.
        • Trains student specific information through ITPs, training, and assessments.
        • Practice negotiation, cooperation, and collaboration with students towards the program's goals.
        • Professionally document service delivery in a timely manner.
        • Actively gain understanding of the importance of accurate and timely documentation.
        • Act as a professional, and seek professional improvement.
        • Manage personal stress effectively by regulation of personal agitation levels.
        • Establish rapport with students while maintaining professional boundaries.
        • Connect the program's policies to day-to-day operations and personal decision making.


          • Minimum 2 years of experience working with emotionally or behavioral intensive individuals.
          • Bachelor's in social work, psychology, education, or related field.
          • Valid driver's license & 21+ years of age.
          • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre-employment checks.

            Mount Prospect Academy (MPA) assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

            Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.

Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Permanency Coordinator, Other , Warren, Northeast

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