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In-Home Family Therapist

Company: The Home for Little Wanderers
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

NOTE: Because of the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinicians have temporarily moved to a mostly telehealth-based model to help increase the safety of both our staff and the families we serve.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth of Massachusetts, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Extensive training to new staff
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development opportunities

Keywords: The Home for Little Wanderers, Somerville , In-Home Family Therapist, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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