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May
27
Sat
Many Faces of Our Mental Health @ Museum of Science
May 27 @ 9:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

This collaboration between the Museum and an artist, a psychiatrist-scientist, and a science journalist shines a light on common misconceptions about mental health. The artwork, by local artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell, reflects biology, data, and personal stories in the hope that we might gain new insights into this important topic.

View portraits of 99 individuals, including 33 people who have experienced symptoms of schizophrenia, 33 people who have experienced symptoms of bipolar disorder, and 33 people who love them. Vinfen Director of Recovery Services Lisa Berger is featured in the exhibit. You can learn more about the 99 Faces Project at http://www.99facesproject.com/.

Funding for this project has been provided in part by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation, Barbara Scolnick, and NAMI Cape Ann.

Jul
31
Mon
South Shore Direct Care Career Fair @ Turner Free Public Library
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop by our Boston Day Programs and Direct Care Career Fair on Monday, July 31 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Turner Free Public Library in Randolph, MA.

Positions are available for Residential Counselors, Awake Overnight Counselors, Relief Counselors, Certified Nurse Assistants, and Adult Day Program Staff. Positions are available in Randolph, Brockton, Needham and surrounding areas.

Aug
2
Wed
Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Aug
16
Wed
South Shore Career Fair
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our South Shore Career Fair on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 Finnell Drive in Weymouth, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, day program staff, CNA’s, LPN’s, program directors for group homes, non-licensed social workers, and licensed social workers. Positions are available in the Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, and Plymouth areas.

South Shore Regional Career Fair @ Vinfen
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our South Shore Regional Career Fair every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 Finnell Drive, Weymouth, MA from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Administrative, Clubhouses, Day Programs, residential, and outreach positions are available both in Mental Health Services and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Rockland, Quincy, Weymouth, and other South Shore areas.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our webpage: Work at Vinfen.

Merrimack Valley Career Fair (Mental Health Services) @ Haverhill Public Library
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career

Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Aug
21
Mon
Vinfen Family Advisory Council Meetings @ Vinfen
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Vinfen, we recognize that we are transforming lives together. We support and help the individuals we serve to transform their lives, together with other caregivers, community resources, and most importantly – with their families. Families are the most important resource of information, guidance, and support, for their loved one in our care.

Our Family Advisory Councils were formed to provide mutual support, education and assistance for families, and to encourage input from families in the development of the Vinfen’s programs, policies, and plans. Family members of people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges and their advocates have a unique and important perspective on program services and disability policies.

The Councils are committed to making a real difference. Members provide guidance on a wide range of initiatives and projects such as developing staff training that promotes the principles of family self-direction and partnership, coordinating family educational forums and networking events, and creating new policies and procedures that strengthen the partnership between families and Vinfen to support their loved ones.

Any family member of a person with a psychiatric condition, intellectual and developmental disability, brain injury, or behavioral health challenge is encouraged to join. This includes parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones. As a member, you will develop new skills and acquire knowledge that will enhance your ability to act as an effective family advocate and leader. You will learn from other family members’ experiences. You will also create change in policy and program development and achieve important outcomes that will make a difference for families.

For information about the Vinfen Family Advisory Council for loved ones with intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injuries, contact Mary Beth Vargus at 617-441-1869 or vargusm@vinfen.org.

Aug
23
Wed
West Newton Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our West Newton Career Fair on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30 at 1001 Watertown Street in West Newton, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, CNAs, LPNs, and program directors for group homes. Positions are available in Peabody, Brighton, West Newton, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, and East Bridgewater.

Sep
6
Wed
Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Sep
8
Fri
Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join Vinfen at the Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

In honor of Vinfen’s 40 years of innovation and commitment to care for people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges, the conference will focus on new technologies in community health care.

Speakers will include: Secretary Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services; Monica Oss, MS, Open Minds Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate; Stephen Bartels, MD, MS, Dartmouth College Centers for Health and Aging Director; John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Digital Psychiatry Program Co-Director; Trishan Panch, MD, MPH, Wellframe Co-founder and Chief Medical Director; and Scott Cousino, MBA, myStrength Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

Registration for the Conference opens at 8:30 a.m. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Following the conference, a celebratory reception will recognize Vinfen’s 40 years of transforming lives and honor staff, people served, and supporters who have partnered with us to provide innovative community health care. The reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All Conference attendees are invited to join Vinfen at the celebration. Reception-only tickets are available for those would like to celebrate with us, but are unable to attend the full day conference.

Sep
18
Mon
Vinfen Family Advisory Council Meetings @ Vinfen
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Vinfen, we recognize that we are transforming lives together. We support and help the individuals we serve to transform their lives, together with other caregivers, community resources, and most importantly – with their families. Families are the most important resource of information, guidance, and support, for their loved one in our care.

Our Family Advisory Councils were formed to provide mutual support, education and assistance for families, and to encourage input from families in the development of the Vinfen’s programs, policies, and plans. Family members of people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges and their advocates have a unique and important perspective on program services and disability policies.

The Councils are committed to making a real difference. Members provide guidance on a wide range of initiatives and projects such as developing staff training that promotes the principles of family self-direction and partnership, coordinating family educational forums and networking events, and creating new policies and procedures that strengthen the partnership between families and Vinfen to support their loved ones.

Any family member of a person with a psychiatric condition, intellectual and developmental disability, brain injury, or behavioral health challenge is encouraged to join. This includes parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones. As a member, you will develop new skills and acquire knowledge that will enhance your ability to act as an effective family advocate and leader. You will learn from other family members’ experiences. You will also create change in policy and program development and achieve important outcomes that will make a difference for families.

For information about the Vinfen Family Advisory Council for loved ones with intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injuries, contact Mary Beth Vargus at 617-441-1869 or vargusm@vinfen.org.

Sep
20
Wed
South Shore Career Fair
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our South Shore Career Fair on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 Finnell Drive in Weymouth, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, day program staff, CNA’s, LPN’s, program directors for group homes, non-licensed social workers, and licensed social workers. Positions are available in the Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, and Plymouth areas.

South Shore Regional Career Fair @ Vinfen
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our South Shore Regional Career Fair every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 Finnell Drive, Weymouth, MA from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Administrative, Clubhouses, Day Programs, residential, and outreach positions are available both in Mental Health Services and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Rockland, Quincy, Weymouth, and other South Shore areas.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our webpage: Work at Vinfen.

Merrimack Valley Career Fair (Mental Health Services) @ Haverhill Public Library
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career

Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Sep
27
Wed
West Newton Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our West Newton Career Fair on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30 at 1001 Watertown Street in West Newton, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, CNAs, LPNs, and program directors for group homes. Positions are available in Peabody, Brighton, West Newton, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, and East Bridgewater.

Oct
4
Wed
Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Oct
12
Thu
Vinfen’s 10th Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships @ Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood
Oct 12 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Vinfen will host the 10th Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships on October 12, 2017.

The event honors the extraordinary family members of the people we serve who are committed to advocacy; educational, vocational and leadership activities; and work tirelessly to improve services for people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. This event is an opportunity to raise awareness, reduce prejudice and discrimination, build partnerships to improve care, and encourage family and community involvement.

The evening will be hosted by former WCVB-TV’s Emmy-winning anchorwoman Susan Wornick and will feature our Keynote Speaker Stacia Bissell. After a bicycle accident left Stacia with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), her career as a public school educator came to an end. But with encouragement from her Speech-Language Coach, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, former co-workers, friends, and family, Stacia began her career as a public speaker and advocate. Stacia is also a co-facilitator of the BIA-MA Northampton brain injury support group and a founding member of the Berkshire Brain Injury Collaborative, providing professional development to teachers on “return-to-learn” strategies after a student suffers a concussion.

If you are interested in learning more about the event or would like to attend, please contact Amy Kabilian at 781-626-5080 or kabiliana@vinfen.org. The event is open to people we serve, their families and loved ones, and Vinfen staff.

If you would like to join Vinfen as a sponsor in celebrating family partnerships, please contact Ann Bausman at 617-441-1896 or bausmana@vinfen.org.

Oct
16
Mon
Vinfen Family Advisory Council Meetings @ Vinfen
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Vinfen, we recognize that we are transforming lives together. We support and help the individuals we serve to transform their lives, together with other caregivers, community resources, and most importantly – with their families. Families are the most important resource of information, guidance, and support, for their loved one in our care.

Our Family Advisory Councils were formed to provide mutual support, education and assistance for families, and to encourage input from families in the development of the Vinfen’s programs, policies, and plans. Family members of people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges and their advocates have a unique and important perspective on program services and disability policies.

The Councils are committed to making a real difference. Members provide guidance on a wide range of initiatives and projects such as developing staff training that promotes the principles of family self-direction and partnership, coordinating family educational forums and networking events, and creating new policies and procedures that strengthen the partnership between families and Vinfen to support their loved ones.

Any family member of a person with a psychiatric condition, intellectual and developmental disability, brain injury, or behavioral health challenge is encouraged to join. This includes parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones. As a member, you will develop new skills and acquire knowledge that will enhance your ability to act as an effective family advocate and leader. You will learn from other family members’ experiences. You will also create change in policy and program development and achieve important outcomes that will make a difference for families.

For information about the Vinfen Family Advisory Council for loved ones with intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injuries, contact Mary Beth Vargus at 617-441-1869 or vargusm@vinfen.org.

Oct
18
Wed
South Shore Career Fair
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our South Shore Career Fair on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 Finnell Drive in Weymouth, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, day program staff, CNA’s, LPN’s, program directors for group homes, non-licensed social workers, and licensed social workers. Positions are available in the Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, and Plymouth areas.

South Shore Regional Career Fair @ Vinfen
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our South Shore Regional Career Fair every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 Finnell Drive, Weymouth, MA from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Administrative, Clubhouses, Day Programs, residential, and outreach positions are available both in Mental Health Services and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Rockland, Quincy, Weymouth, and other South Shore areas.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our webpage: Work at Vinfen.

May
27
Sat
Many Faces of Our Mental Health @ Museum of Science
May 27 @ 9:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

This collaboration between the Museum and an artist, a psychiatrist-scientist, and a science journalist shines a light on common misconceptions about mental health. The artwork, by local artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell, reflects biology, data, and personal stories in the hope that we might gain new insights into this important topic.

View portraits of 99 individuals, including 33 people who have experienced symptoms of schizophrenia, 33 people who have experienced symptoms of bipolar disorder, and 33 people who love them. Vinfen Director of Recovery Services Lisa Berger is featured in the exhibit. You can learn more about the 99 Faces Project at http://www.99facesproject.com/.

Funding for this project has been provided in part by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation, Barbara Scolnick, and NAMI Cape Ann.

Jul
31
Mon
South Shore Direct Care Career Fair @ Turner Free Public Library
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop by our Boston Day Programs and Direct Care Career Fair on Monday, July 31 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Turner Free Public Library in Randolph, MA.

Positions are available for Residential Counselors, Awake Overnight Counselors, Relief Counselors, Certified Nurse Assistants, and Adult Day Program Staff. Positions are available in Randolph, Brockton, Needham and surrounding areas.

Aug
2
Wed
Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Aug
16
Wed
South Shore Career Fair
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our South Shore Career Fair on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 Finnell Drive in Weymouth, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, day program staff, CNA’s, LPN’s, program directors for group homes, non-licensed social workers, and licensed social workers. Positions are available in the Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, and Plymouth areas.

South Shore Regional Career Fair @ Vinfen
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our South Shore Regional Career Fair every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 Finnell Drive, Weymouth, MA from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Administrative, Clubhouses, Day Programs, residential, and outreach positions are available both in Mental Health Services and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Rockland, Quincy, Weymouth, and other South Shore areas.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our webpage: Work at Vinfen.

Merrimack Valley Career Fair (Mental Health Services) @ Haverhill Public Library
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career

Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Aug
21
Mon
Vinfen Family Advisory Council Meetings @ Vinfen
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Vinfen, we recognize that we are transforming lives together. We support and help the individuals we serve to transform their lives, together with other caregivers, community resources, and most importantly – with their families. Families are the most important resource of information, guidance, and support, for their loved one in our care.

Our Family Advisory Councils were formed to provide mutual support, education and assistance for families, and to encourage input from families in the development of the Vinfen’s programs, policies, and plans. Family members of people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges and their advocates have a unique and important perspective on program services and disability policies.

The Councils are committed to making a real difference. Members provide guidance on a wide range of initiatives and projects such as developing staff training that promotes the principles of family self-direction and partnership, coordinating family educational forums and networking events, and creating new policies and procedures that strengthen the partnership between families and Vinfen to support their loved ones.

Any family member of a person with a psychiatric condition, intellectual and developmental disability, brain injury, or behavioral health challenge is encouraged to join. This includes parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones. As a member, you will develop new skills and acquire knowledge that will enhance your ability to act as an effective family advocate and leader. You will learn from other family members’ experiences. You will also create change in policy and program development and achieve important outcomes that will make a difference for families.

For information about the Vinfen Family Advisory Council for loved ones with intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injuries, contact Mary Beth Vargus at 617-441-1869 or vargusm@vinfen.org.

Aug
23
Wed
West Newton Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our West Newton Career Fair on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30 at 1001 Watertown Street in West Newton, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, CNAs, LPNs, and program directors for group homes. Positions are available in Peabody, Brighton, West Newton, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, and East Bridgewater.

Sep
6
Wed
Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Sep
8
Fri
Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join Vinfen at the Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

In honor of Vinfen’s 40 years of innovation and commitment to care for people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges, the conference will focus on new technologies in community health care.

Speakers will include: Secretary Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services; Monica Oss, MS, Open Minds Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate; Stephen Bartels, MD, MS, Dartmouth College Centers for Health and Aging Director; John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Digital Psychiatry Program Co-Director; Trishan Panch, MD, MPH, Wellframe Co-founder and Chief Medical Director; and Scott Cousino, MBA, myStrength Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

Registration for the Conference opens at 8:30 a.m. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Following the conference, a celebratory reception will recognize Vinfen’s 40 years of transforming lives and honor staff, people served, and supporters who have partnered with us to provide innovative community health care. The reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All Conference attendees are invited to join Vinfen at the celebration. Reception-only tickets are available for those would like to celebrate with us, but are unable to attend the full day conference.

Sep
18
Mon
Vinfen Family Advisory Council Meetings @ Vinfen
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Vinfen, we recognize that we are transforming lives together. We support and help the individuals we serve to transform their lives, together with other caregivers, community resources, and most importantly – with their families. Families are the most important resource of information, guidance, and support, for their loved one in our care.

Our Family Advisory Councils were formed to provide mutual support, education and assistance for families, and to encourage input from families in the development of the Vinfen’s programs, policies, and plans. Family members of people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges and their advocates have a unique and important perspective on program services and disability policies.

The Councils are committed to making a real difference. Members provide guidance on a wide range of initiatives and projects such as developing staff training that promotes the principles of family self-direction and partnership, coordinating family educational forums and networking events, and creating new policies and procedures that strengthen the partnership between families and Vinfen to support their loved ones.

Any family member of a person with a psychiatric condition, intellectual and developmental disability, brain injury, or behavioral health challenge is encouraged to join. This includes parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones. As a member, you will develop new skills and acquire knowledge that will enhance your ability to act as an effective family advocate and leader. You will learn from other family members’ experiences. You will also create change in policy and program development and achieve important outcomes that will make a difference for families.

For information about the Vinfen Family Advisory Council for loved ones with intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injuries, contact Mary Beth Vargus at 617-441-1869 or vargusm@vinfen.org.

Sep
20
Wed
South Shore Career Fair
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our South Shore Career Fair on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 Finnell Drive in Weymouth, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, day program staff, CNA’s, LPN’s, program directors for group homes, non-licensed social workers, and licensed social workers. Positions are available in the Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, and Plymouth areas.

South Shore Regional Career Fair @ Vinfen
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our South Shore Regional Career Fair every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 Finnell Drive, Weymouth, MA from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Administrative, Clubhouses, Day Programs, residential, and outreach positions are available both in Mental Health Services and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Rockland, Quincy, Weymouth, and other South Shore areas.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our webpage: Work at Vinfen.

Merrimack Valley Career Fair (Mental Health Services) @ Haverhill Public Library
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career

Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Sep
27
Wed
West Newton Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our West Newton Career Fair on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30 at 1001 Watertown Street in West Newton, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, CNAs, LPNs, and program directors for group homes. Positions are available in Peabody, Brighton, West Newton, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, and East Bridgewater.

Oct
4
Wed
Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our Boston Day Programs Monthly Career Fair every 1st Wednesday of the month at 250 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA from 1 PM- 3 PM. Full-time Day Program Instructors, Job Coaches, and Developmental Specialists positions are available in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Brighton, Somerville, and Watertown.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our web page: Work at Vinfen.

Oct
12
Thu
Vinfen’s 10th Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships @ Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood
Oct 12 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Vinfen will host the 10th Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships on October 12, 2017.

The event honors the extraordinary family members of the people we serve who are committed to advocacy; educational, vocational and leadership activities; and work tirelessly to improve services for people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. This event is an opportunity to raise awareness, reduce prejudice and discrimination, build partnerships to improve care, and encourage family and community involvement.

The evening will be hosted by former WCVB-TV’s Emmy-winning anchorwoman Susan Wornick and will feature our Keynote Speaker Stacia Bissell. After a bicycle accident left Stacia with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), her career as a public school educator came to an end. But with encouragement from her Speech-Language Coach, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, former co-workers, friends, and family, Stacia began her career as a public speaker and advocate. Stacia is also a co-facilitator of the BIA-MA Northampton brain injury support group and a founding member of the Berkshire Brain Injury Collaborative, providing professional development to teachers on “return-to-learn” strategies after a student suffers a concussion.

If you are interested in learning more about the event or would like to attend, please contact Amy Kabilian at 781-626-5080 or kabiliana@vinfen.org. The event is open to people we serve, their families and loved ones, and Vinfen staff.

If you would like to join Vinfen as a sponsor in celebrating family partnerships, please contact Ann Bausman at 617-441-1896 or bausmana@vinfen.org.

Oct
16
Mon
Vinfen Family Advisory Council Meetings @ Vinfen
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Vinfen, we recognize that we are transforming lives together. We support and help the individuals we serve to transform their lives, together with other caregivers, community resources, and most importantly – with their families. Families are the most important resource of information, guidance, and support, for their loved one in our care.

Our Family Advisory Councils were formed to provide mutual support, education and assistance for families, and to encourage input from families in the development of the Vinfen’s programs, policies, and plans. Family members of people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges and their advocates have a unique and important perspective on program services and disability policies.

The Councils are committed to making a real difference. Members provide guidance on a wide range of initiatives and projects such as developing staff training that promotes the principles of family self-direction and partnership, coordinating family educational forums and networking events, and creating new policies and procedures that strengthen the partnership between families and Vinfen to support their loved ones.

Any family member of a person with a psychiatric condition, intellectual and developmental disability, brain injury, or behavioral health challenge is encouraged to join. This includes parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones. As a member, you will develop new skills and acquire knowledge that will enhance your ability to act as an effective family advocate and leader. You will learn from other family members’ experiences. You will also create change in policy and program development and achieve important outcomes that will make a difference for families.

For information about the Vinfen Family Advisory Council for loved ones with intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injuries, contact Mary Beth Vargus at 617-441-1869 or vargusm@vinfen.org.

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South Shore Career Fair
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by our South Shore Career Fair on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 Finnell Drive in Weymouth, MA. Positions are available for residential counselors, day program staff, CNA’s, LPN’s, program directors for group homes, non-licensed social workers, and licensed social workers. Positions are available in the Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, and Plymouth areas.

South Shore Regional Career Fair @ Vinfen
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Interested in working at Vinfen? Then stop by our South Shore Regional Career Fair every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 Finnell Drive, Weymouth, MA from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Administrative, Clubhouses, Day Programs, residential, and outreach positions are available both in Mental Health Services and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services. Positions are available in Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Rockland, Quincy, Weymouth, and other South Shore areas.

To learn more about joining our Vinfen team, visit our webpage: Work at Vinfen.