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The Home for Little Wanderers School-Based Clinician - Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus Eligibility in Walpole, Massachusetts


This position is eligible for an up to $5000 sign-on bonus!

The Home at Walpole seeks a School-based Clinician for their small Massachusetts Chapter 766 Special Education School, Clifford Academy. Clifford Academy provides a year-round engaging and comprehensive program focused on education, career development, recreation/fitness, and an individualized therapeutic approach. The School-based Clinician will work directly with students, parents, teachers, school staff and administrators to provide age-appropriate, culturally-sensitive mental health services for at-risk students.

How You'll Be Making a Difference

  • Provide case management services; provide clinical assessments and interventions for students and families. Act as an advocate for families, teach parents to advocate for themselves and their children.

  • Assist school staff with coordinating interventions with students; run weekly clinical groups to foster safe and supportive school culture; facilitate restorative justice circle as needed.

  • Provide follow-up and implementation of reintegration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalizations or suspensions.

  • Utilize treatment modalities that are consistent with program goals and that best fit with students’ age and treatment needs, including play/expressive therapy, group therapy and family therapy.

  • Perform initial assessment and evaluation of new students and families. Identify treatment needs and barriers to growth and development. Design treatment plans that address and specify outcomes. Collaborate with students 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, IEP meetings and case conferences; present client material. Consult with supervisor and team members on challenging or difficult student issues. Facilitate communication between various providers.

  • Submit reports and documentation in a timely manner. Ensure that documentation meets utilization review and quality assurance standards.


  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health or related discipline; current LICSW/LMHC or LCSW licensure

  • One or more years of clinical experience working with children and families in a school-based setting

  • 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 the youth we serve, 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!

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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)