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Riverside Community Care Child and Family Counselor - Family After School Program in Somerville, Massachusetts

Great opportunity to join our Family After School Program as a Child & Family Worker!

In this incredible role, the Child & Family Worker will work with staff, clients, family members and collateral providers to help enhance the well-being of emotionally and behaviorally challenged children.

The Family After School Program is an intensive therapeutic program serving children with behavioral and emotional problems between the ages of six through twelve. The primary goal of the program is to prevent hospitalization and out of home placement for youth who require therapeutic services and cannot attend a regular after school setting.

The primary responsibilities of this amazing position include planning, organizing and leading therapeutic groups and daily activities, ensuring children are safe and supervised at all times. The Child and Family Worker will engage in behavior management and crisis intervention and will partner with clinical case managers on client treatment plans.

The Child and Family Worker will also support in driving and/or monitoring of children arriving to and departing from program using our program's transportation vehicles.

Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) candidates are encouraged to apply!


  • Summer: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • School Year: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Why You'll Love Riverside

We 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 Riverside was named a Boston Globe Top Workplace and a best-in-state employer by Forbes.

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 with employer match

  • 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

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Required Skills

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, basic computer fluency (Microsoft Word and email), and ability to document daily client progress

  • Must be comfortable working with an intensive clinical population, willing to learn behavior management interventions, and facilitate therapeutic groups

  • Valid driver’s license required

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • At least three years experience working with emotionally and behaviorally challenged children in community, recreational, and treatment settings required

    Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.