Therapeutic Mentor, Springfield, MA - A Key Program Inc. Employment Opportunity

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Therapeutic Mentor, Springfield, MA

The KEY Program has immediate full time Therapeutic Mentor position in the greater Springfield area.  

Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one to one, strength-based support services to address daily living, social, and communication needs.  Therapeutic Mentoring services include supporting, coaching, and training youth in age appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities.  Therapeutic Mentoring promotes a youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, and making functional progress in the community.


  • Structuring age-appropriate activities (recreational, educational, vocational, daily lifeskills) with the child in order to coach or lead one or more skills identified in the treatment plan;
  • Transports child in accordance to Key's guidelines for transportation;
  • Attend and participate in care planning meetings to represent the child, when appropriate;
  • Prepares well written session notes and documentation.


The Therapeutic Mentor (TM) is a non-exempt, hourly-paid employee. A Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field and one (1) year experience working with at-risk children and/or adolescents or two (2) years experience working with at-risk children and/or adolescents is required. All candidates must be 21 years of age or older; have a valid state driver's license; and, have a legally registered and insured car for work use.

Benefits:  $17.00 hourly wage; Master’s-level supervision and training; medical, dental and optical insurances; short-term disability and life insurance; tuition assistance; paid vacation and holidays; paid sick and personal time; retirement program; wellness benefit; pre-tax childcare, and more.

The Key Program is a private, non-profit human services agency whose mission is to assist at-risk and court-involved children/adolescents and their families to develop positive life skills so they may pursue productive and rewarding lives. Key works in conjunction with the MA Department of Children & Families (DCF), MA Department of Youth Services (DYS), the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and is an agency provider of both community-based outreach services and residential treatment programming.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race or color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.