Master's Level Mental Health / Social Work Clinician (Per Diem)
The Home for Little Wanderers

Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

The Rice Center supports parents during the transition to parenthood and throughout the early years of childhood when connections are critical to their child's well-being and development. We offer clinical interventions for families with young children and address concerns regarding their young child's behavior.

Provide age-appropriate, culturally sensitive therapy for clients and families in a variety of settings such as homes, clinic, schools, shelters, residential and community programs.

How You Will Be Making A Difference

  • Provide case management services; act as a liaison with collateral agencies and programs; establish and maintain relationship services that support children's and family's growth. Act as an advocate for families, teach parents to advocate for themselves and their children. Help families develop the skills needed to navigate the social service system.
  • Utilize treatment modalities that are consistent with program goals and that best fit with clients' age and treatment needs, including play/expressive therapy, group therapy and family therapy.
  • Perform initial assessment and evaluation of new clients and families. Identify treatment needs and barriers to growth and development. Design treatment plans that address and specify outcomes. Collaborate with clients and family members to develop treatment objectives. Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care. Attend staff meetings and case conferences; present client material. Consult with supervisor and team members on challenging or difficult client issues. Facilitate communication between various providers.
  • Submit reports, documentation and billing in a timely manner. Ensure that documentation meets utilization review and quality assurance standards.
  • Attend in-service training and outside seminars to enhance and develop clinical skills
  • May provide training, workshops and consultations to teachers, parents and collateral staff
  • Perform program specific duties and functions
  • May participate in agency committees
  • Provide on-call coverage and crisis intervention as needed
  • May be required to carry mobile device
  • Depending on the program, may be required to meet certain billing requirements on a weekly basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
  • Master's degree in social work, mental health or related discipline
  • May be licensed as in independent practitioner in the state of Massachusetts
  • May or may not have program specific experience
  • Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, with the ability to learn new software applications
  • May require knowledge of a second language such as Spanish or Haitian Creole

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.
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)

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