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Careers

Career Opportunities

The Fall River Deaconess Home is committed to both the youth and staff of our program. We are currently seeking an energetic Shift Supervisor with an excellent sense of boundaries and behavior management techniques to work in a supportive environment and join our treatment team.

Deaconess Home is a private, non-profit, community-based agency serving young women and their families with a comprehensive continuum of residential, educational, and supportive services. Located in the Historic Highlands of Fall River, Massachusetts, Deaconess provides educational, mental health, and health care services to youth and families from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont in an environment that is nurturing and supportive. Continuing in this tradition for well over a century, Deaconess has grown into an agency employing one hundred staff in a variety of roles, including special education, health services, behavioral health, and clinical counseling and social work. We offer a positive work environment where staff from all disciplines work together to provide high-quality care.

Direct Care Staff (Awake Overnight Position)

The Awake Overnight reports directly to the Shift Supervisor and is a member of the agency team providing supports and direction to the youth in our program. Shifts may vary.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide primary supervision to youth including bed check, wake-up and night time
  • Attend mandatory trainings
  • Utilize and implement behavior management techniquese
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth
  • Direct Care Staff (40-Hour Position)

    Direct Care Staff report directly to the Shift Supervisor and are members of the agency providing direction to youth in our program. This is a 40-hour position, primarily afternoon and late evening hours, weekends and holidays included in addition to a weekly Wednesday meeting from 9am – 12pm.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide primary support and supervision to youth
  • Organize, facilitate and participate in recreational activities with youth
  • Assist youth with daily living skills
  • Complete daily service notes
  • Attend mandatory trainings
  • Utilize and implement behavior management techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Assist in community integration
  • Direct Care Staff (54-Hour Sleep-in Position)

    Direct Care Staff report directly to the Shift Supervisor and are members of the agency team providing supports and direction to the youth in our program. An assigned schedule will be one of the following three sleep-in shifts including a weekly Wednesday staff meeting from 9:00am to 3:00pm:

  • 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Friday
  • or 3pm Friday to 3pm Sunday
  • or 3pm Sunday to 3pm Tuesday

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide primary support and supervision to youth
  • Organize, facilitate and participate in recreational activities with youth
  • Assist youth with daily living skills
  • Complete daily service notes
  • Attend mandatory trainings
  • Utilize and implement behavior management techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Assist in community integration
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth
  • Registered Nurse (Part-Time)

    The Nurse reports directly to the Health Services Coordinator and is a member of the overall agency team providing direct services to youth and their families.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Medication Administration
  • Triage of medical needs of the youth in the program
  • Assistance with Health Record Maintenance
  • Direct Resident supervision
  • Utilize and implement behavior management techniques
  • Reporting on youth quarterly progress towards health care goals
  • Attending Treatment Planning and Quarterly Progress Review meetings
  • Scheduling and attending health care appointments
  • Review immunization records, order and administer necessary immunization
  • Health Care Education to Youth
  • Participate in intakes of Youth to the program
  • Monitor weight and nutrition needs status of youth
  • Support and Stabilization Specialist

    The Support and Stabilization Specialist reports directly to the Director of Support and Stabilization as a member of the team, supporting youth and their families within the community.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with young adults to assist to learn and navigate available resources in the community including DTA (food stamps, cash benefits, home base), shelters, food banks, WIC, Social Security, housing, health care (mental health services, obgyn/family planning, primary care)
  • Consult with other community-based resources such as state agencies, schools, medical and other mental health professionals when necessary
  • Provide therapeutic mentoring for children and young woman and other family members providing them with age appropriate activities, stability and social skills
  • Provide interim family and individual counseling to youth and families awaiting long term therapeutic services
  • Provide parent aide and parent mentoring
  • Facilitate therapeutic and educational groups with youth
  • Connect youth and families to lifelong connections and services within the community
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and weekends
  • Teacher (Moderate Special Needs Preferred)

    The Teacher reports directly to the Educational Coordinator and is a member of the educational team providing lessons to the youth in our program.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide primary support and supervision to youth
  • Organize, facilitate and participate in recreational activities with youth
  • Assist youth with daily living skills
  • Complete daily service notes
  • Attend mandatory trainings
  • Utilize and implement behavior management techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Assist in community integration
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth
  • Social Worker

    The Social Worker reports directly to the Clinical Supervisor and is a member of the clinical team providing therapeutic services to the youth in our program and their perspective families. Some evenings and weekends are required.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual and family counseling
  • Facilitate specialized clinical groups
  • Complete, develop and implement Individualized Treatment Plans
  • Complete Quarterly Progress Reviews, CANS Assessments and Progress Notes
  • Provide case coordination for youth and families
  • Act as a liaison between the program and state agencies
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Rotating an on-call schedule
  • Assist in day to day milieu responsibilities
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the individual needs of youth and families
  • Please call 508-674-4847
    with any questions regarding employment.
    Or you may email your resume to:
    jobs@deaconesshome.org.

     

    Note: The Fall River Deaconess Home does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, creed, nationality, ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in admission or access to treatment or employment.