Residential Counselor-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-riskyouthsfrom 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 lovingrelationships,and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.

The Home's Therapeutic After School Program (TASP), a clinically-focused partial-day program that serves youth aged 12 to 16 based in Roslindale, MA, is seeking a Per Diem Residential Counselor. The program utilizes a strength-based, family-centered model to deliver specialized and supportive services. The Department of Mental Health, the Department of Children and Families, and other state and community agencies refer many youth to TASP as an alternative to out-of-home placement and who would benefit from therapy and psycho-educational services.

The interdisciplinary program works to ensure youth are having a positive and fun after-school experience while integrating therapeutic, recreational, educational, and family services working towards achieving each child's goals based on their individualized treatment plans.

How You'll Be Making A Difference

  • Foster healthy, appropriate relationships with our clients through daily interactions with them.
  • Develop an understanding of level system (cards, behavior contracts, etc.,).
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of daily living for students including hygiene, clothing, chores, and other activities.
  • Assist children with the transition from each scheduled activity.
  • Provide First Aid appropriately as needed.
  • May plan and participate in activities with students on an individual and small group level in accordance with treatment plans and goals.
  • Teach age appropriate life skills and social skills through modeling, counseling, and other techniques.
  • Participate in groups and activities designed to enhance growth and development.
  • Participate in off campus recreational/educational activities.
  • Maintain a safe and supportive environment.
  • Manage living, dining, educational, recreational areas to provide a clean, organized environment for students.
  • Insure adequate supervision of students through coordination of care with other staff.

Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year child care experience in a residential setting with similar population of children.

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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