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The Home for Little Wanderers Family Therapeutic Training & Support Specialist / Therapeutic Mentor in Roslindale, Massachusetts


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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.

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The Safe at Home Program located in Dorchester is looking for talented staff to provide individual and family based therapeutic services, crisis intervention and case management for defined program. In this blended role, you will also have the opportunity to offer structured, one-on-one, strength-based support services to youth to address daily living, social, and communication needs at youth's home and in the community.

How You Will Be Making a Difference

  • Meet with families of children 1-3 times weekly in community settings (mainly at home, but also at school, in hospitals, with peers, and in malls, parks, etc.) to provide therapeutic training and support services

  • Children range in age from 3-21 and caseload is generally six to seven families

  • Assist in initial assessment and evaluation of new clients and families

  • Identify treatment needs and barriers to growth and development

  • Work with supervisor and colleagues to design treatment plans that address and specify outcomes

  • Collaborate with clients and family members to develop treatment objectives

  • Depending on the program, may be required to meet certain billing requirements on a weekly basis

  • Support, coach, and train youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities. Identify skills, supports and resources that could be used to enhance youths’ wellness in order to inspire hope in their lives.

  • Position requires working closely with clinical referral source and other clinical providers to work towards goals identified by that person. Therapeutic Mentors also participate in weekly individual and group supervision, monthly staff meetings, and other projects on an as needed basis. Complete agency and third party payer paperwork requirements. Depending on the program, may be required to meet certain billing requirements on a weekly basis.

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

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, or Psychology (varies by program)

  • Experience with behavior management systems, treatment planning, crisis intervention, case management and providing individual, group and/or family therapy

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Department of Social Services and other local child and family advocate agencies

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

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 the youth served, 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)