The Home for Little Wanderers Per Diem Congregate Residential Counselor-Walpole, MA in Walpole, Massachusetts
The Home in Walpole is a residential treatment placement for adolescent youth who need specialized treatment as they heal from the traumatic events that have shaped their young lives. Youth who live on the campus are part of a greater community which includes Clifford Academy, a Massachusetts Chapter 766 Special Education School. The campus is located on 166 scenic acres in Walpole and offers recreational activities such as a state of the art gym, and walking trails for youth to explore. Our strength-based clinical services help youth learn to manage their behaviors while preparing them for life in the community.
The Home in Walpole is looking for Per-Diem Residential Counselors to make a difference in the lives of youth ages 13-19 with trauma histories, developmental delays, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
How You'll Be Making a Difference
You'll be joining a dynamic team of professionals implementing our trauma informed care model.
Supporting youth in developing the skills they need to successfully transition home to families.
Teaching age appropriate life skills, coping skills, and social skills through modeling, counseling, and other techniques.
Participating in groups and activities designed to enhance youth growth and development.
Participating in both on-site and off-site recreational/educational activities.
Maintaining a safe and supportive environment.
1 year prior experience working with youth.
HS diploma or equivalency.
A passion for making a positive impact on the lives of kids.
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
What The Home Can Offer You
In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth of Massachusetts, The Home for Little Wanderers offers extensive training to new staff.
When you join The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko, 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 the US, 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXedSArtYbg
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.
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