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Riverside Community Care Therapeutic Support Specialist - DMH Flexible Support Services - Full Time in Needham, Massachusetts

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Therapeutic Support Specialist!

In this vital position, the Therapeutic Support Specialist provide safe, therapeutic, strength based skill development and resiliency building activities for youth and families, within the home and community.

The focus of these activities support include:

  • social and recreational engagement

  • development and maintenance of friendships

  • maintaining personal boundaries

  • stress management/relaxation/and mindfulness

  • daily living skills (ie: money management/use of public transportation)

  • secondary education/pre-vocational/career planning and preparations

  • strategies to prevent and address bullying of others and being bullied

    Schedule: 40 hours per week

Why You'll Love RiversideWe make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.

Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care

  • Eleven paid holidays

  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time

  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan

  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring

  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events

  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee

Learn more about our benefits and culture:

Our Benefits (https://www.riversidecc.org/careers/employee-benefits/)

Our Culture

Hear what employees think about working for Riverside! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh5_qJ-SZ7o)

Required Skills

  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle required

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates degree in mental health related discipline required

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with youth and families

    Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from culturally diverse applicants. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

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