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Pastoral Care

Victim Service Navigator

Massachusetts Office For Victim Assistance

 

Objective:

Serve as the “Point of Contact” for individuals and families impacted by the Boston Marathon Bombing and its aftermath. The Navigator’s role is to provide the victim/family with facilitated access to multi-disciplinary, holistic, 360 degree wrap around mental, medical, behavioral and legal services. Navigators will provide multi-pronged advocacy across the following domains: Mental and Spiritual Health; Education; Employment; Housing; Government and Non-Governmental Benefits; Privacy; Insurance; Financial Advising; Immigration; Other. The Victim Service Navigator will identify victims’ needs and seek services available to meet those needs.

Provide holistic and comprehensive assessment and case management services to clients including: Intake assessment, benefit and advocacy assessment, ongoing problem solving

■ Connect families with needed and available federal, state, community resources
■ Track data on victims’ needs and services
■ Follow-up with clients and agencies as appropriate to document success of referral
■ Input accurate and complete data for all contacts
■ Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Law or related field.
• Knowledge of local, state and national resources available to violent crime victims
• Experience with traumatized populations
• Experience working with culturally-diverse families and communities
• Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

This is a six month minimum contracted position supported by grant funds without benefits.

Apply:

Mail cover letter and resume to Norvalett Payne, Office Coordinator, One Ashburton Place - Suite 1101 Boston, MA 02108 or by email to: mova@state.ma.us

Agency Web Address:

http://www.mass.gov/mova/