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The Home for Little Wanderers Mental Health Counselor (Master's Level) | Fee-for-Service in Somerville, 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:

We know that the best place for children to thrive and grow is in a stable home with their families. Often, youth and their families need additional supports to make home a safe place for a child that is struggling with their mental and behavioral health. Safe at Home is a team of therapists who work intensively with a child and his or her family in their home for a period of 3 weeks or 3 months.

The Home for Little Wanderers’ Safe at Home program in Somerville/Cambridge provides In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring services to the Greater Boston area. Comprised of master’s level clinicians and bachelor’s level therapeutic training and support staff, In-Home Therapy teams provide intensive family therapy services, working to keep children and their families together in the community. Working from a variety of therapeutic modalities, Safe at Home emphasizes a family systems approach that works with every member of the family to help meet therapeutic goals.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with working with children and families. Candidates should also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, superior time management skills, and be able to work both independently and on a team.

Fee-for-Service clinicians are required to maintain a caseload of 3-8 clients.


Unlicensed or License-eligible: $30/hr

LCSW: $32/hr

LICSW: $35/hr

How You Will Be Making a Difference

  • Provide age-appropriate, culturally sensitive In Home Therapy services for clients and families.

  • Provide intensive family therapy.

  • Act as a liaison with collateral agencies and programs.

  • Identify and utilize community resources that support children’s and family’s growth.

  • Act as an advocate for families and help parents to build advocacy skills for themselves and their children.

  • Act as part of CBHI wrap-around service model.

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or related field.

  • Previous experience working with children and families in a therapeutic capacity highly preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Licensed and insured driver with reliable and consistent access to a car.

  • Evening availability required.

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

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole encouraged to apply.

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.

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)