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The GRIP Program is a residential group home located in Lowell, MA. GRIP is a 21 bed co-ed program, working with youth aged between 16 and 21 years. The program teaches youth the skills they need to succeed on their own in the future. Such skills could include vocational, educational, relational and clinical skills. The program works to help youth integrate into the community in a supportive way, utilizing a trauma informed approach to treatment.

The GRIP Program provides a variety of clinical services directly to the residents. This includes individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention, and assessment along with real-world training within the milieu. Clinicians are responsible for maintaining positive relationships with outside agencies, families, and other involved parties. The clinician serves as an integral member of our resident's treatment team and is responsible for all documentation and treatment plans as required by The GRIP Program. Clinicians work to educate and train staff on the individualized recommendations for each student and make those recommendations functional within the milieu. Clinicians work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team. The Clinician is responsible for treatment planning and coordinating interventions for the clients through an ARC framework, which seeks to build healthy attachments, improve personal competency and increase effective regulation str ategies. Evening shifts are required.

Applicant Must Posses:

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish clear professional boundaries
  • Ability to work with male and female adolescents and young adults transitioning to adulthood.
  • Positive attitude
  • Initiate behavior management interventions
  • Ability to provide a supportive environment for a specialized population


  • Educational requirements: Masters Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required
  • Licensure: Must be actively pursuing independent licensure, but license not required
  • Clinical experience with adolescents is preferred. Good written and oral communication skills are necessary. 
  • Background Check: Acceptable CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and OIG background check
  • Maintains valid driver's license. Able to work alone in an unsupervised environment

To apply please contant Valerie Krpata at