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Direct Care Worker at Rediscovery

Rediscovery, a division of Justice Resource Institute, operates a pre-independent living community-based group home for adolescent males ages 16-22 who are in state care and preparing to transition out.   Direct care workers are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide structure and guidance. The house provides a stable, safe, and supportive environment for the young men to come home to, while also allowing them to integrate into the community.  Youth are evaluated according to a natural consequence system, whereby privileges are granted on the basis of age, responsibility, and in proportion to the trust they have earned.  All of our activities at the group home are aimed at the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency for the youth and the direct care workers play a vital role in making this happen. The formal and informal day-to-day lessons being taught by staff are supplemented with workshops designed to teach specific life skills.

We are currently seeking a Direct Care Worker for our pre-IL group home, located in Waltham, MA.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining client safety, crisis management, advocacy, medication monitoring, activity programming, transporting clients, and shift paperwork and reports.

The schedule would be a mix of 7am-3pm and 3pm-11pm with an occasional 10pm-2am.  Compensation: $13-13.75/hour, depending on experience.
We are also seeking relief per diem employees.

Qualifications: 

A minimum of one year experience with at-risk youth is required.  A High school diploma or equivalent is required.  A BA/BS in social services or related field is preferred.  A Driver's license is required.  An ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats, as well as acceptable computer skills, are required.   The right candidate will be an effective role model who is culturally competent and who has the ability to set limits and form appropriate relationships with clients.

JRI is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please contact Ashley Doiron, House Manager, adoiron@jri.org with letters of intent.

Contact:
Ashley Doiron
adoiron@jri.org