Senior Therapeutic Mentor - Child Welfare
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 Safe at Home Program, based in Roslindale seeks a Senior Therapeutic Mentor. Under the direction of the Team Leader, the Senior 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.

The Senior Therapeutic Mentor also supports with various administrative duties, TM-related projects, and provides supervisions and trainings to Therapeutic Mentors to support with managing CBHI guidelines, paperwork demands and communication with families, hubs and collaterals.

How You Will Be Making a Difference

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.


  • 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

Driving Requirements
  • 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

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.

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:
  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
  • Extensive training to new staff
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • And more!
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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