Therapeutic Mentor

Springfield, MA

Community Services Institute (CSI) delivers mental health services to the greater Springfield community including psychotherapy, Psychological Assessments, Assessment and Management of psychiatric medications.

Therapeutic Mentors are needed to fill full and part time positions working with kids receiving services from CSI clinicians.  (See below for more information about what a TM does)

Qualification Required

  • Bachelor’s or associate degree in a human service field and one 12 months aggregate experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth

OR

  • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 24 months aggregate experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years old
  • Bilingual and culturally fluent (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Reliable vehicle for work use, proof of vehicle insurance and clear driving record

Compensation

  • Training stipend for the first 6 weeks
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Bi-Weekly Productivity Bonus
  • Two weeks Paid Time Off in the first year for Full-Time
  • $1,000.00 First Day of Work Bonus
  • Group Medical, Dental & Vision for Full-Time
  • 100% Company sponsored life insurance for Full-Time
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Professional annual reimbursement for CEU’s or tuition for areas of study

 

Benefits

 

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM) services are typically provided to youth in any setting where the youth reside, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), and in other community settings such as school, childcare centers, or respite settings. However, in the age of COVID there are limitations, and some locations may be excluded. 

 TM offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs. The mentor works with a clinical therapist to explore a youth’s interests and abilities and creates activities that build various life skills and result in linkages to community activities.

  • Working directly with youth and supporting the family to achieve success with:
  • Communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Impulse regulation and positive coping skills
  • Social skills and self-esteem building
  • Work directly with a master’s level clinician to provide strengths based and trauma informed support
  • Develop and implement collaborative goal-directed treatment plans
  • Required weekly clinical supervision with licensed (LICSW/LMHC) supervisors

 

Community Services Institute is an equal opportunity employer.