Adolescent Mental Health Clinician

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This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Metro Boston’s first ever PACT-Y team through the Home for Little Wanderers. PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) is an evidence-based home/community centered model supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Department of Mental Health is launching PACT-Y for the first time for youth and young adults in the Metro Boston area. PACT-Y utilizes a highly integrated multidisciplinary team model that includes Clinicians, Outreach Counselors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Family Partners, Young Adult Peer Mentor, Vocational Specialists, and Psychiatrists/Nurse Prescribers to help support growth and recovery for youth and young adults in the community. Team members provide customized support to youth and young adults based on individual goals. This is your chance to be a part of this incredible new addition to the Massachusetts behavioral health landscape for youth and young adults!

How You’ll Be Making A Difference

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.

  • 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.


  • Masters degree in social work, mental health or related discipline
  • Residential Program experience preferred. Experience working with adolescents required.
  • Experience working with youth with cognitive delays and/or youth with high functioning Autism preferred.
  • Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity.

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.


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