Prevention Director - Boston Area Healthy Families Program

Eliot Community Human Services Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Eliot is searching for an experienced Program Director to oversee the Boston Area Healthy Families program within its Prevention Division. The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree, licensed or licensed-eligible, with 5 years of supervisory, program development and fiscal management experience and successful collaboration with community partners and funding sources. Bilingual/bicultural candidates preferred

MSPCC's Healthy Families is a nationally accredited, evidence-based, home visiting, parenting education program that support young, first-time parents to create stable, nurturing environments for their children. HF is focused on building & promoting protective factors in families. Efforts include supporting positive, effective parenting skills, fostering health, growth & development in infancy & early childhood, promoting educational attainment, job & life skills, reducing repeat pregnancies & promoting parental health & wellness.

Eliot's Prevention Services are an important component of the continuum of care, which represents a comprehensive approach to behavioral health. Each component of the continuum (promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery) presents opportunities for addressing behavioral health problems and for collaborating across sectors. Eliot provides those opportunities in a strength based, family centered approach to reduce future risks and encourages hope to the families and children served.


  • Oversee the operation of prevention programs in assigned Regional Office(s).

  • Supervise and evaluate all Prevention Programs supervisory staff on a regularly scheduled basis and direct service staff as necessary and appropriate.

  • Develop, implement and maintain systems for screening and assigning service referrals in a timely manner.

  • Assure all Prevention Program services operate in compliance with internal and external contractual expectations, program policies and procedures, and best practice accreditation standards.

  • Ensure fidelity to program models as defined by funding sources and Agency through consultation with the Director of Prevention Services.

  • Oversee Program Case Assessment, Service Plan preparation, Case Reviews and Case Terminations.

  • Assure close communication and collaboration between Prevention Program staff and internal Agency and external community resources to address family needs in a responsive and coordinated manner.

  • Assure staff are trained and apply principles of cultural competency in their work with families and colleagues.

  • Monitor Program performance, quality and fiscal productivity on a routine basis and prepare reports and participate in meetings as needed to respond to questions or provide status updates.

  • Assure all required reports required by the vendor and Agency are completed timely and accurately.

  • Assist in the preparation of Program contracts and proposals.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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Prevention Director - Boston Area Healthy Families Program

Eliot Community Human Services