Youth Counselors, Methuen, MA - A Key Program Inc. Employment Opportunity

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Youth Counselors, Methuen, MA

Want to jump start your career in the human or social services field and make a difference in the life of children and teens?  That is what we do at the Key Program!  

The Key Program in Methuen, MA is seeking Youth Counselors for both their residential group homes for ADOLSECENT GIRLS (Residential Caseworkers) and their community-based programs (Outreach & Tracking Caseworkers) to work with children/teens & families involved with the Department of Children & Families (DCF). 


  • For the Residential Caseworker position - A Bachelor’s degree is preferred or an Associate’s degree or college coursework with one year of human service experience, is required.

  • For the Outreach & Tracking Caseworker position - A Bachelor's degree is required (i.e., social work, sociology, psychology, education, mental health counseling, criminal justice, human development, etc.)

  • All candidates must be 21 years of age or older.
  • All candidates must have a valid state driver's license; and a legally registered and insured car for work use.
  • All candidates must have the ability to work a varied and rotating schedule including days, evenings, and weekend shifts.


Youth Counselors (Residential Caseworkers and Outreach & Tracking Caseworkers) work with a trauma informed care approach to develop supportive client relationships; assist them to attain their treatment plan goals; provides advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation, legal advocacy, and family advocacy; coordinates clinical services; utilizes community resources; participates in community recreational activities with clients; and, establishes aftercare plans.


A $1,000 hiring bonus after six months of successful employment!

A competitive wage, medical, dental, and optical insurances; short-term disability and life insurance; training and professional development; tuition assistance; clinical graduate school scholarship; free clinical supervision for licensure; paid vacation and holidays; paid sick and personal time; retirement program; wellness benefit; pre-tax childcare, and more.

Key Program staff are essential human service workers. Key is CDC compliant and takes every precaution to stop the exposure and spread of Covid-19.  

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.

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.