The Safe at Home Program, based in Dorchester seeks a Therapeutic Mentor. Under the direction of the Team Leader, the Therapeutic Mentor offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services to youth to address daily living, social, and communication needs at youth's home and in the community. 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.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth OR
Associate's degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth OR
High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth
Bilingual candidates preferred.
Personal experience living with special needs, significant mental health issues, or struggles with systemic issues
Computer literate including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer with the ability to learn new software applications
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
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
Health and Dental Insurance available upon hire
403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance