Child Service Coordinator - Dorchester, MA

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions.

Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person-and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As 'One Phoenix House' we believe in having fun along the way - embracing 'progress not perfection' as our journey continues. 


Assess child and family needs and plan appropriate therapeutic interventions,including but not limited to individual,family and group counseling,play therapy,and educational seminars.

Participate in multi-disciplinary treatment planning. Schedule and participate in all therapeutic activities

Along with the Program Director, continually monitor the program's progress, instituting new programs and interventions as appropriate.

Maintain files and records and prepare correspondence and reports as required.

Coordinate services and act as liaison with other providers such as day-care centers and schools. 

Attend staff meetings,training sessions and workshops as assigned.

Participate in activities and other related duties.

Serve as a role model.

Perform Other Duties As Assigned. 


To Perform this position successfully,you must perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,skill and/or ability required.

Knowledge obtained through completion of a Bachelor's degree in education,early childhood education, counseling or related field.

Master's degree is preferred.

Experience in providing effective education, interventions and counseling to children.

Knowledge Obtained through attainment of certification as required by funding/licensing sources.    (Demonstrable pursuit of certification with timetable for achievement is acceptable.)

Ability to apply organizational management skills. Ability to work and communicate with others.

Possess valid driver's license with clean driving record. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable Accommodations Maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

You are regularly required to sit;use hands,handle or feel objects,tools or controls; reach with hands and arms;and talk or hear.

You Are Occasionally Required to stand, walk,stoop, kneel, crouch, life and/or move up 10 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Exposure client infected with Hepatitis B,HIV,TB,or other Infections Diseases is possible. Business-related travel maybe required.

Phoenix House requires background checks, drug testing, TB testing, verification of employment history, reference checks and possibly a medical exam, prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click to learn more.


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