Clinician – The Collaborative – The Home for Little Wanderers

3/4/22

Boston, MA

The Children’s Community Support Collaborative (CCSC) is a program of The Home for Little Wanderers located in a brand new, state of the art facility overlooking the Boston skyline in the Roxbury Crossing neighborhood of Boston. The primary goal of the Collaborative is to support families to remain together, or return to being together as soon as clinically possible, by providing wraparound services a family needs to be successful in this goal.  We provide intensive community based in-home treatment to help families remain together, rebuild connections that have been broken, and provide a unique group home treatment environment for clients not able to remain in their homes. The program is seeking a Clinician.

What kind of clinical environment do we operate in?  First and foremost, we offer a highly supportive, well resourced, and flexible approach to care.  Weekly supervision, multidisciplinary teams, and intensive clinical training support not only the best possible outcomes for our families, but a work environment where the collective wisdom and approaches of all the supporting disciplines lead to amazing outcomes for kids and families. Our multi-disciplinary team includes occupational therapists, peer specialists, outreach workers, milieu staff, nurses, psychiatrists, clinicians and administrators, and offers many opportunities for connection, collaboration, growth and a collegial atmosphere.

We are committed to trauma-informed care that centers the voices of youth and families. To this end, we use principles and practices from Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Restorative Practices, and Permanency work to support family reunification and stabilization.  We focus on providing age-appropriate, culturally sensitive therapy for clients and families in a variety of settings both in the community as well as within group home placement.

How You’ll Be Making a Difference

When you join The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko, 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.

  • Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, the Clinician will provide case management services.
  • Act as a liaison with collateral agencies including DMH and DCF.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care.
  • Attend staff meetings and case conferences; present client material.
  • 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 crisis intervention as needed.

Qualifications

  • 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.

What The Home Can Offer You

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

  • Extensive training to new staff
  • Generous time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health and Dental Insurance available upon hire
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • And more!

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.