Youth and Family Counselor, Nashua, NH

Company Details

Key Program, Inc.

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference in the world? Do you want to help improve the lives of at-risk youth and their families? Key is seeking a Youth and Family Counselor (also known as “Outreach & Tracking Caseworkers”) to work with children/youth and their families who live in Nashua and the greater Southern New Hampshire area. The Outreach & Tracking Caseworker is directly responsible to oversee and execute services for children/youth and their families who are referred by the New Hampshire Department of Children Youth & Families (DCYF).

Per the MASS HireNow Program, a $4,000 hiring bonus will be paid to MA residents. $2,000 will be paid at 3 months of successful employment and $2000 will be paid at 6 months of successful employment. For non-MA residents, the Key Program will fund and apply the same $4,000 bonus.

Wage/Salary Benefits Include:

  • Hourly wage: $20.50 plus time-limited summer “premium pay” from Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Time-limited retention bonus.
  • Medical, dental, and optical insurances; life insurance; tuition assistance; paid vacation and holidays; paid sick and personal time; mileage reimbursement; retirement program; wellness benefit; pre-tax childcare, training & supervision, advancement opportunities, and more.
  • Bilingual salary differential depending on language.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field IS REQUIRED and one-year direct care experience.
  • 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.
  • Due to the nature of the work and client needs, the Youth and Family Counselor requires a 45 hour work week including some evening and weekend shifts on a rotating schedule with teammates.
  • Provide advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation, legal and family/foster family intervention
  • Develop and maintain supportive client relationships assisting clients’ to attain their treatment goals
  • Facilitate individual client and/or family counseling, mediation, and support.
  • Coordinate clinical services with clinic staff
  • Locates, evaluates, and utilizes community resources for clients and families
  • Establishes aftercare plans and develops community resources for terminating clients and their families
  • Completes case documentation (assessments, daily treatment notes, reports, etc.) in a thorough, professional, and timely manner

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 DCF, DYS, the RI DCYF and the NH 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.

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