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Congregate Residential Counselor - Relief

Company: The Home for Little Wanderers
Location: Boston
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionWhen 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' Harrington House is looking for Relief Residential Counselors to care for children in their Dorchester location. In the group home, children or adolescents, ranging in age from 8-15 are in transition back to their families or going on to independent living, but need support in order to make a successful transition back to their communities.
The program provides residential treatment by offering a safe, structured home-like, living environment. The children participate fully in the community through school attendance and extracurricular activities. Additionally, the programs offer clinical services, health services, psychiatric services, educational assistance, milieu therapy, and case management services.
How You'll Be Making A Difference


  • In the group home, children or adolescents, ranging in age from 8-15 are in transition back to their families or going on to independent living, but need support in order to make a successful transition back to their communities.
  • The program provides residential treatment by offering a safe, structured home-like, living environment. The children participate fully in the community through school attendance and extracurricular activities.
  • The programs offer clinical services, health services, psychiatric services, educational assistance, milieu therapy, and case management services.
  • Under the direction of the Residential Supervisor, the Residential Counselor will provide safe, supportive environment for children.
  • Communicate with other counselors from previous shifts to ensure the continued flow of information and coordinate activity log of daily living.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • High School Diploma or equivalent. and life experience with parenting and/or childcare.
    • Valid driver's license required.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSContinuous walking, standing, climbing, lifting of objects for 6 - 7 hour shifts. Ability to effectively restrain using proper TCI techniques when needed.
      Residential Counselors can enroll in The Home's Impact Corps - a fellowship learning track designed to provide adults with an opportunity to help serve vulnerable children and young adults while gaining industry experience in counseling, education, clinical roles, and leadership. Along the way, gain new training, hone your skills, and be eligible for bonuses adding up to $5,000 upon successful completion! To learn more, visit: bit.ly/3ONYlOg
      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.


      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)

Keywords: The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston , Congregate Residential Counselor - Relief, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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