The SMART Team provides young people, 13-21 years old involved with juvenile and criminal justice, with the highest quality evidence based mental health services. Services are focused in the areas where youth can be reached most effectively; their homes, schools, detention centers, DYS facilities, jails and prisons. Clinicians and mentors provide confidential clinical services that place the needs of the young person at the center of our practice. SMART Team staff members understand the unique balance of public safety and the needs of our often-traumatized population. Members of the SMART team are passionate, flexible and committed to working with the juvenile population.
Provide Therapeutic Mentoring services to at risk youth and support to their families in the community. Therapeutic Mentoring includes supporting, coaching, and training a young person in age-appropriate behaviors and skills. Examples are Interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities pursuant to a behavioral health treatment plan developed by an outpatient, In-Home Therapy provider or Individual Care Plan (ICP) for youth with ICC in concert with the family and youth whenever possible.
- Establishes a supportive relationship with at-risk youth through home based visits and in their home community
- Collaborate with other professional providers and natural supports of families served.
- provide home visits, advocacy, case management, crisis intervention and linkage to other community based services
- Maintain accurate and timely electronic client records
- Participate in weekly individual supervision, monthly group supervision and monthly staff meetings.
- Develop and maintain relationships with community-based service providers and other public/private providers such as the Department of Children and Family, Department of Youth Services, churches, schools, courts, etc.
- Minimum of 32 weekly billable contact hours
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- Minimum 1-2 year experience working with high risk youth in urban setting
- Must have access to reliable vehicle
- Bilingual skills highly desired
- Great communication, clinical and organizational skills
Location of home office:
555 Amory St. Suite 3·Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
JRI is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a diverse community. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should send resumes to:
Amy Sypher Program Development Specialist, Justice Resource Institute