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In-Home Therapist

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide service, research, policy, program development and capacity building agency. IHR designs its services based on an understanding of the impact of trauma. IHR’s mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for families, individuals, youth and pregnant and parenting women affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges and other health issues. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families.

Summary Statement

The In-Home Therapist will support IHR’s mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for women, families, individuals, youth and pregnant and parenting women affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges and other health issues. This position would be serving clients in greater Boston area.

Reports to

Manager; Youth and Young Adult Services

Essential Functions

  • Provide home- and community-based outreach, engagement and family treatment to families in the Greater Boston area, using CBHI’s In-Home-Therapy Services approach. In some cases, the primary clients will be adolescents struggling with substance use and other behavioral health disorders.
  • As part of a treatment team, work in collaboration with the Therapeutic Training and Support Specialist to identify and address family strengths and needs.
  • Get trained in and implement evidence based treatment practices, as appropriate, such as Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competencies (ARC), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and others.
  • Complete bio-psycho-social assessments using the MSDP paperwork
  • Develop service plans related to improved family functioning, decreasing problems related substance use/mental health, or trauma, relapse prevention, and recovery support,
  • Provide wrap-around services by helping families identify and access community treatment, natural supports, and other resources
  • Collaborate and coordinate care with other CBHI or treatment providers and natural supports involved with the family
  • Attend meetings with collaterals, as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical charts, billing records, and reporting as necessary
  • Meet regularly with Supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision
  • Flexible hours may be required
  • Communicate with IHR’s main office in Cambridge through use of shared online calendars, sign in – out board, time sheets, and check in/out with supervisor;
  • Attend team and agency staff meetings;
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required
  • Other related duties


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Customer Focus


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field, required
  • Previous experience working with adolescents and their families required
  • Previous clinical experience in the field of addictions disorders, co-occurring mental health and trauma issues required.
  • Previous clinical experience either within the child welfare system or as a collateral provider.
  • Familiar with community-based resources in the Greater Boston area
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Experience in home-based services, community outreach and case management activities
  • Good organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong administrative organization and ability to maintain complete and accurate records
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle
  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural (Spanish/English) candidates strongly encouraged to apply

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance, if transporting clients (within one month of start of job)

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

In-Home Therapist
40 hours
Boston, MA