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The Home for Little Wanderers Per Diem-Congregate Residential Counselor in Plymouth, Massachusetts


The Home for Little Wanderers, Southeast Campus, located in Plymouth, MA is located on a beautiful 53-acre property, currently looking for Residential Counselors on a Relief basis to make a difference in the lives of youth who have experienced trauma and/or who have significant emotional and behavioral challenges in a residential setting.

Our campus offers a unique recovery environment for youth, providing them with a respite from the challenging circumstances that have brought them into care, in a heavily wooded facility with a lake, walking trails, fields, a Project Adventure ropes course, and full gymnasium, utilizing evidence-based and trauma informed practices.

How You'll Be Making a Difference

  • New employees receive training in behavior support, crisis management, trauma informed care, and best practices in social services. We do this through a focus on positive and healthy relationships, including a core belief that youth need to feel cared for in order to make progress.

  • Staff learn to work in groups and run activities designed to enhance youth healthy growth and development.

  • We encourage our staff to come up with new ideas for activities and routines and focus on a child-centered, team approach to care.


  • HS diploma or equivalency

  • Mainly we want people who want to help our youth, and are willing to learn how. We are happy to train people who want to make a difference in the lives of an amazing group of young people.

Impact Corps

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:

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 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)