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Eliot Community Human Services SS Milieu Specialist I- Emergency Residence in Dedham, Massachusetts


$3000 Sign-On Bonus

Eliot's Emergency Residence supporting latency age children referred by the Department of Children and Families is seeking a Milieu Specialist I with one year of experience working with the population. An ideal candidate will have the ability to establish a positive rapport with a culturally and economically diverse group of children and families.

Eliot’s Social Services Division includes short-term community-based assessment, stabilization and support programs (Emergency Residence) for latency age children and adolescents . The programs provide a safe, structured, and respectful environment for children and youth to thrive, change and grow by focusing on treatment, skill-building, and permanency.


  • Daily coordination of youth in executing the plan of the day in accordance with program, DCF, DYS, DMH, DEEC and ECHS policies and procedures.

  • Serve as the lead staff for all assigned shifts.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Action and Crisis Prevention Plans.

  • Attend supervision, staff and shift change meetings, and training as required.

  • Lead daily groups as assigned.

  • Manage the program security equipment including radios, keys, and all other assigned equipment according to policy.

  • A ctively monitor and participate in community service, recreation, visits, family time, and other off-ground activities.

  • Safely transport youth to activities, appointments, school, work, and visits.

  • Participate in intakes as needed.

  • Serve as an Advocate for assigned youth and complete Advocate Reports on a weekly basis.


  • High School diploma and at least one year of related experience with the population.

  • Must be able to adhere to a model of care that focuses on Trauma-Informed Care and Interventions.

  • Computer literacy and skill in the use of computers and related software applications. A

  • Demonstrates sound judgment and effective, solution-focused, problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with residents, staff, co-workers, and supervisors.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and cultural groups

Schedule: Part time - Sunday and Monday 10pm-6am

*Eliot mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, please discuss the requirements with the hiring manager during the interview process.




  • Communication Skills: Expert

  • Computer Software Skills: Expert

  • Experience with population: Expert



  • High School or better

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