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School-Based Project Amp Mentor/Interventionist

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 CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. IHR’s mission, since our founding in 1989, has been to develop and support 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, while advancing principles of health equity and social justice. Our work is focused on addressing and eradicating inequities in our health care, economic, and justice systems, especially as they disproportionately affect women and people of color. We are committed to providing services and creating communities that mitigate the effects of substance use, mental illness, and trauma.

Summary Statement

The School Based Project Amp Mentor will support IHR’s mission to develop and support 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 while advancing principles of health equity and social justice.

This is a fulltime 40 hours’/week position and is based at Malden High School (currently remote).

Reports to

Manager, Youth and Young Adult Services

Essential Functions

  • Provide school and community-based individual brief intervention: Project Amp; which explores strengths, interests, and personal goals of students; enhances self-efficacy to achieve goals; emphasizes wellness and resiliency; explores substance use risks, concerns, and facts; and engages the student in community resources
  • Participate in training and professional development, including certification and/or proficiency in evidence-based models including Project Amp, Motivational Interviewing, peer support, and youth engagement
  • As part of the treatment team, work in collaboration with the A-CRA therapist and program supervisor to coordinate and implement intervention services, provide other wrap-around services to youth and their families/caregivers such as case management and referral to additional out of school services
  • Conduct case management meetings regularly with parents/caregivers, key personnel from the school, law enforcement, other stakeholders, and the youth, as appropriate, to discuss progress toward client-centered goals and to modify individual service plans as needed
  • Assist with intake interviews, needs assessments, and individual service planning
  • Assist the A-CRA Clinician in facilitation of psychoeducation and/or diversion groups
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of the youth and their family
  • Identify resources in partnership with the youth, establishing a referral system among community agencies and resources (including non-professional resources), supporting youth and their families in accessing these resources
  • Maintain proper and complete documentation of meetings, releases, communication, and referrals as necessary
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly data, narrative, and activity reports, including DPH/BSAS Enterprise Service Management (ESM) client data
  • Meet regularly with Supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision.
  • 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
  • Work non-traditional hours as needed in an effort to accommodate youth and their families (e.g. evenings, weekends, etc.)
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required
  • Other related duties


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


  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience working with adolescents OR several years of experience working with adolescents required
  • Knowledge of and experience with substance use and co-occurring treatment or services for adolescents, preferred
  • Familiarity with community-based resources in the Malden area
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Experience with home-based services, community outreach or case management activities
  • Good organizational and communication skills, both oral
  • Strong administrative organization and ability to maintain complete and accurate records
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • 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.

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

School-Based Project AMP Mentor
40 hours
Malden High School (Currently remote)
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