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The Home for Little Wanderers Occupational Therapist in Waltham, Massachusetts


When you join The Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.

For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future. To learn more about the incredible impact our employees have on the lives of children and families, click here:

The Home for Little Wanderers is seeking an Occupational Therapist who will be responsible for providing evaluation, treatment, teaching and consultation at Waltham House, a supporting LGBTIA-identifying people and their families.

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

How You'll Be Making a Difference

  • Administers assessments and applies evaluation techniques to determine functional status and identify therapy needs

  • Analyzes evaluation results and designs interventions to meet the needs of client, incorporating factors of child’s developmental and medical history, social environment, and educational placement

  • Develops individual treatment plans, adapting and adjusting goals and objectives appropriately

  • Provides individual, consult, and group treatment on site at the Therapeutic Group Care setting as well as direct and consult services to youth and families receiving services within their home settings

  • Participates as needed in weekly treatment team reviews and quarterly Family Team Meetings and other meetings, as requested by the youth and/or other members of the treatment team.

  • Collaborates with parents, guardians, collateral agencies, community providers, and schools to coordinate client’s treatment needs

  • Provides clinical supervision to Occupational Therapy students in internship placements within The Home as requested

  • Provides in-service training regarding strategies to facilitate carry over of skills learned in occupational therapy


  • Requires a master’s degree from an accredited program in occupational therapy with a current NBCOT registration and licensure as an occupational therapist granted by the State of Massachusetts

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office with the ability to learn new software applications

Driving Requirements

  • May be required to operate a vehicle; have a valid driver’s license and a “satisfactory” driving record.

  • May be required to have access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours and to use personal vehicle to transport clients on occasion if/when needed.

  • If required to transport clients, must maintain the minimum amounts of liability insurance as required by The Home and/or other regulatory requirements and vehicle registration must be current.

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • And more!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)