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The Home for Little Wanderers Family Partner in Boston, Massachusetts


When you join The Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.

For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future. To learn more about the incredible impact our employees have on the lives of children and families, click here:

Program Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Metro Boston’s first ever PACT-Y team through the Home for Little Wanderers. PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) is an evidence-based home/community centered model supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Department of Mental Health is launching PACT-Y for the first time for youth and young adults in the Metro Boston area. PACT-Y utilizes a highly integrated multidisciplinary team model that includes Clinicians, Outreach Counselors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Family Partners, Young Adult Peer Mentor, Vocational Specialists, and Psychiatrists/Nurse Prescribers to help support growth and recovery for youth and young adults in the community. Team members provide customized support to youth and young adults based on individual goals. This is your chance to be a part of this incredible new addition to the Massachusetts behavioral health landscape for youth and young adults!

How You Will Be Making A Difference

  • Works one-on-one with families and youth and maintains regular frequent contact with the parent(s)/caregiver(s) in order to provide education and support throughout the care planning process

  • Participates as a member of the CPT and clearly outlines the goals of the Family Support and Training Services

  • Works closely with families and any existing/referring behavioral health provider(s) to implement the objectives and goals identified in the Individual Care Plan

  • Teaches parents/caregiver how to promote linkages with other treatment providers and other community resources and work with the Intensive Care Coordinator

  • Educates parents/caregivers about how to effectively navigate the child-serving systems and about the existence of informal/community resources available; and facilitates access to these resources

  • Presents client/family material; consult with supervisor and team members on challenging and difficult client/family issues. Participates in regular individual and group supervision. Attends clinical training and safety practice training.

  • Documents significant family interactions and collateral work as per MassHealth requirements

  • Participates in program activities, including but not limited to, staff and team meetings, training and development needs of the program, and primary on-call rotation

  • May be responsible for training staff from Hyde Park and Park Street CSA’s in High Fidelity Wraparound: Tier 1 Certification


  • Must be a caregiver who has experience raising a child or youth with special needs, preferably with significant mental health needs

  • May or may not have program specific experience

  • Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, with the ability to learn new software applications

  • Must speak Spanish

Driving Requirements

  • May be required to operate a vehicle

  • May be required to have a valid driver’s license and a “satisfactory” driving record

  • May be required to have access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours

  • May be required to use personal vehicle to transport clients on occasion if/when needed

  • If required to transport clients, must maintain the minimum amounts of liability insurance as required by The Home and/or other regulatory requirements and vehicle registration must be current

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless youth, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Generous time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Health and Dental Insurance available upon hire

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • And more!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)