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The Home for Little Wanderers Mental Health Clinician (Early Childhood) | Sign On Bonus Available in Roslindale, Massachusetts


This position is eligible for an up to $3,000 sign-on bonus! Relocation assistance and Visa sponsorship available!

When you join The Center for Early Childhood @ Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to partnering with families to promote optimal emotional health for young children and the adults who care for them.

The Center for Early Childhood combines services formerly known as the Preschool Outreach Project or POP and the Rice Center. Through a variety of direct care services and training programs, The Center works with children, parents/caregivers, and professionals to help build and support strong social-emotional foundations for happy, healthy childhoods. The Center provides age-appropriate, culturally sensitive interventions for children and families in a variety of settings including our child-friendly clinic, homes, early education settings, shelters, and community spaces.

To learn more about the incredible impact our employees have on the lives of children and families, click here:

How You Will Be Making a Difference

The Clinician will serve a critical role in bringing specialized mental health support and services to very young children as they:

  • Provide a full spectrum of holistic, family-centered, evidence-informed early childhood mental health services for children and their primary caregivers.

  • Engage and assess the child’s needs in the context of their primary caregiving relationships, family values, cultural norms, and developmental/educational needs using standardized tools and best practices.

  • Identify systemic barriers (including racism, poverty, immigration status, and multi-system involvement) to child and family progress, incorporating support for families experiencing these barriers into treatment plans and services.

  • Center family voice and choice in all phases of service delivery.

  • Collaborate with internal and external providers to coordinate behavioral and social support services.

  • Support caregivers with meeting their own goals and mental health needs when appropriate.

  • Develop and document treatment plans utilizing treatment modalities consistent with program goals and client needs including individual, group, and family sessions, play/expressive therapy, trauma informed treatment, and evidence-based practices.

  • Facilitate groups and skill-building events for children, caregivers, families, and professionals.

  • Act as an advocate for families, supporting parents as they advocate for themselves and their children. Help families develop the skills needed to navigate systems.

  • Submit reports, documentation and billing in a timely manner. Ensure that documentation meets utilization review and quality assurance standards.

  • Actively participate in training and learning opportunities to grow and develop personally and professionally.

  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and The Home’s becoming an anti-racist institution.

  • Actively participate in supervision and meetings including individual, group, and team constellations. Consult with supervisor and team members on challenging or difficult client issues.

  • Provide on-call coverage and crisis intervention as needed.

  • Required to maintain weekly productivity expectations.


  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a cover letter outlining their interest in working with young children and their families.

  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health or related discipline

  • Prior experience providing services to children 0-6

  • Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity

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

  • Ability to travel to client homes and community settings in and around Boston (via personal transportation or public transit)

  • Highly preferred:

  • Ability to provide services in a second language; Identified need for Spanish and/or Haitian Creole fluency.

  • Active Massachusetts licensure (LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT)

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 we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D 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)