Advocates Therapeutic Youth Support in Framingham, Massachusetts
*Starting Rate $18.50/hour
Join our team! Advocates is seeking empathetic, compassionate, driven professionals to offer clinical and supportive services to children and families. We support children and families in managing a wide range of challenges through our In Home Therapy, Therapeutic Mentoring, and In Home Behavioral Services programs.
Our Therapeutic Youth Support staff work with children and adolescents up to age 21 through activities in homes and in the community. Services include supporting, coaching, and training children in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and relating to other children, adolescents, and adults. You will have the opportunity to be part of a treatment team, to utilize your skills and knowledge, and to learn new strategies. We offer a collaborative team environment, weekly individual supervision, and monthly training and group supervision.
We are adjusting services to telehealth as needed as we monitor the Covid19 situation.
Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.
Are you ready to make a difference ?
Minimum Education Required
Engage youth in social, recreational, athletic, and artistic activities in the community and in their homes.
Participate in all provider team meetings and collaborate with youth, family, and collaterals to support the youth’s healthy functioning in the community.
Implement appropriate interventions that can assist in supporting the youth and parent/guardian/caregiver.
Provide member transportation as needed in connection with service delivery.
Assist in the coordination of treatment planning and intensive family therapy.
Provide coaching in support of decision making in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Attend necessary meetings, such as care planning, school, and hospital discharge meetings.
Provide referrals and linkage to appropriate supports and services.
Conduct member outreach as needed to engage members and families.
Bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited institution, counseling or related field required with one year minimum experience working with children/families and adolescents in child development, childhood mental illness, and family issues.
Must complete in Home Therapy training program upon acceptance of position and prior to providing services.
Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
Strong Computer skills
Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and providers.
High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
Commitment to Advocates values and mission.
Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport members.
Ability to read and speak English.
At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)
Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.
Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?
Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening . We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.
Is Human Services a Fit for Me?
Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.
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Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
Minimum Education Required Associate's Degree
Job ID 2021-7505
Type Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week 40