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Advocates Therapeutic Mentor in Waltham, Massachusetts

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*Starting Rate $19.75/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 Therapeutic Mentoring program.

Our Therapeutic Mentors work with children and adolescents up to age 21 through community-based activities. 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 toshare ideas with 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

Associate's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Engage youth in social, recreational, athletic, and artistic activities in the community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and one (1) year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth OR Associate’s degree from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with the target population OR High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth

  • 21 years of age or older.

  • Working knowledge of CBHI system of care.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to facilitate working relationships with referral sources, colleagues, and partner agencies.

  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to auto.

    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, 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.

Keywords: mentor, therapeutic, youth, children, families, CBHI, BSW, adolesc

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Job Locations US-MA-Waltham

Minimum Education Required Associate's Degree

Job ID 2024-9927

Organization Advocates

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Behavioral Health

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