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Located in the Historic Highlands of Fall River, Massachusetts, Deaconess provides Residential Treatment, Group Living and Support and Stabilization Services to youth and families. 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.

The Fall River Deaconess Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). 

Please CLICK HERE  to view our current job opportunities.

2nd SHIFT DIRECT CARE STAFF POSITION

Are you looking for a rewarding position that makes a difference in lives of our future population?  We are seeking an energetic individual to serve as a healthy role model and assist in the care of a group of behaviorally disordered, adolescent females in a residential school/group home setting. This is a 40 hour position, primarily afternoon and late evening hours.

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 support techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Assist in community integration

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Pass all necessary background checks

 Compensation and Benefits:

The starting hourly rate is $15.  This is a full time position with excellent benefits, including medical and dental coverage, a 403(b) thrift plan with an employer match, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, and partial payment for a gym membership to Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness.  This is an ideal position for individuals looking for a starting career in human services and an opportunity for growth.


3rd SHIFT DIRECT CARE STAFF POSITION

 3rd Shift Direct Care Staff offer supervision and support to youth in a residential setting during the night and through their morning activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary supervision to youth including night-time supervision and wake-up routine
  • Attend mandatory meetings and trainings
  • Utilize and implement behavior support techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Pass all necessary background checks

Compensation and Benefits:

The starting hourly rate is $15.  This is a full time position with excellent benefits, including medical and dental coverage, a 403(b) thrift plan with an employer match, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, and partial payment for a gym membership to Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness. 

DIRECT CARE STAFF POSITION

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of others?  We are hiring for full time Direct Care Staff to work 48-hour sleep-in shifts.  This set schedule includes a weekly Wednesday staff meeting from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to equal a 54-hour work week: 

  • 3 p.m. Wednesday to 3 p.m. Friday or
  • 2:45 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday or
  • 2:45 p.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. 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 support techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Assist in community integration
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Pass all necessary background checks.

Compensation and Benefits:  The starting salary is $45,994.  This is a full time position with excellent benefits, including medical and dental coverage, a 403(b) thrift plan with an employer match, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick leave, and partial payment for a gym membership to Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness.  This is an ideal position for individuals looking for a starting career in human services and an opportunity for growth.


PER DIEM 3rd SHIFT AND DIRECT CARE STAFF

The Fall River Deaconess Home has a great opportunity for those seeking Per Diem 3rd Shift and Direct Care Staff.  Come join our Team and make a difference in the lives of others by working in a supportive environment with youth who reside in our Program.

  • Provide primary direction and supervision to youth
  • Attend mandatory meetings and trainings
  • Utilize and implement behavior support techniques
  • Model healthy boundaries and social skills within the program milieu
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Pass all necessary background checks

Compensation:  $16 per hour


REGISTERED NURSE – $500 SIGN-ON BONUS

The Fall River Deaconess Home is seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual for the position of a Registered Nurse who desires a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of youth. 

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 support 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

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nursing Degree or those currently in nursing school working toward a degree in nursing
  • Good boundaries
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Significant attention to detail, and the ability to work collegially with a wide variety of individuals inside and outside the Program
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing and excel
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Pass all necessary background checks.

Benefits:  Competitive wages, employer contributed health insurance, 100% employer covered dental coverage, a 403(b) thrift plan with an employer match, tuition reimbursement, generous paid vacation and sick leave, partial payment for a gym membership to Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness and more.

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Support & Stabilization Specialist

Fall River Deaconess Home is seeking a Support & Stabilization Specialist.  The Support Specialist is responsible for providing direct services to youth and their families. The Specialists support community based service recipients as they participate in a wide variety of activities designed to prepare them for success in a stable living environment, including practicing pragmatic daily living routines, identifying and engaging in safe recreational activities, maintaining personal boundaries, and learning how to express themselves in a socially appropriate manner.  Timely and accurate documentation of these activities is an important aspect of this individual’s role.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses service recipients’ emotional and physical well-being, needs and strengths, and develops Treatment Plan goals and objectives, to build upon youth and identified family strengths and to meet their goals
  • Actively listens to service recipients and regarding their treatment needs
    • honors and integrates family preferences in program services; acknowledges their individuality, diversity, and cultural and linguistic traditions
  • Works collaboratively with service recipients, identified family, and community providers
    • provide interventions that are designed to be trauma-informed, and encourage pro-social behavior and promote healthy development
    • encourages, promotes, and motivates service recipients’ full, meaningful, and timely participation with program activities and community supports
    • works to strengthen skills related to daily living, including
      • consistent communication, maintenance of a healthy living environment, regular school attendance, case management ongoing engagement with community service providers
      • recreational interests, and the ability to participate in group and educational activities
      • additional skills related to these areas
    • Completes Service Notes consistently, concisely, and accurately
    • Routinely evaluates service recipients’ progress; adjusts treatment intervention
    • Provides psychoeducation regarding.
      • Maintaining healthy personal care, clear and respectful communication, boundaries, interpersonal and group relationships
      • implements activities that support treatment plan goals and objectives, reflect the service recipient’s level of service
    • Attends weekly and required agency meetings and in-service trainings and reports timely information and concerns to the Program Director

Performance Expectations:

  • Works in a reliable, courteous, and dependable manner
  • Respects agency standards and structure, yet is adaptable and open to new ideas
  • Responds to changing conditions with insight and flexibility
  • Fosters and maintains collaborative relationships; problem solves as part of a team
  • Adept at listening; works to genuinely understand what is being communicated
  • Offers and accepts feedback; demonstrates a commitment to learning and improvement
  • Communicates thoughtfully, accurately, clearly, and concisely
  • Respects and protects confidentiality of information
  • Acknowledges and respects individuality, sexual orientation, and cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an organization which provides services to families, adults and youth
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be mature, assertive, organized, and able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to understand, support, communicate with, and work with service recipients and their identified families.
  • Ability to work collegially with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization

Benefits:

  • Fully Paid Dental Insurance – including family plan
  • Generous contribution to Medical coverage – including paying deductibles
  • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Time and a half paid for worked Holidays.
  • Tuition Assistance after 1 year of Employment
  • Annual Health Insurance gym membership/weight loss reimbursement
  • Discounted Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Center membership
  • 403b Employer Match
  • Monthly Staff Appreciation Recognition

Compensation:  $18 per hour

This is an ideal position for individuals looking for a starting career in human services and an opportunity for growth.

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Program Director – Residential Treatment 

The Residential Treatment (RTX) Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a specific program site, including staffing and implementation of therapeutic programming that is structured and predictable.  In doing this, the RTX Program Director ensures that site services are coordinated with other Deaconess program components, while maintaining the flexibility to be responsive to the individual needs of program residents.  The RTX Program Director works collaboratively with and supports treatment team members as they provide clinical, educational, and health services to nurture residents’ development of pro-social behavior. Further, this individual is responsible to provide a homelike, healthy, clean, well-maintained program site in which residents may safely prepare for transition to a less restrictive program environment or stable living arrangement in the community. For all services, resident safety, well-being, and permanency is emphasized. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides support and counsel to staff while on shift and on call, so that they may learn to arrive at practical solutions to issues that may arise
  • Ensures timely and thorough completion of programmatic record keeping
  • Oversees RTX program implementation to ensure that services and supports are strength-based, culturally competent, and responsive to youth in care and their identified family members
    • milieu activities should take into account the group’s developmental level and age, emotional stability, personality, skills and interests, and gender
  • Participates in program service delivery
    • role models and mentors staff as they work with residents as a group and individually, assisting them to deliver consistent and therapeutic, services
    • provides for pragmatic routines such as care of the group’s living environment, care of personal space, clothing, and personal items, basic budgeting, shopping, and banking that will support development of residents’ daily living skills
    • fields call-outs and finds coverage for same; works on shift with Direct Care staff as necessary
  • Supervises staff performance
    • orients and trains staff regarding the content, purpose, and proper implementation of program routines
    • routinely meets individually with staff to review program planning and implementation, and to provide supervision and support
    • gives clear direction and feedback to staff about performance expectations
    • completes staff performance evaluations on a timely basis
  • Prepares and imbeds a thoughtful weekly schedule of routine and non-routine activities, in the program site’s milieu to provide structure, predictability, and an array of recreational opportunities that
    • offer therapeutic support and supervision to residents
    • include time for educational, vocational, clinical, health and daily living skills services
    • acknowledge the individuality, diversity, and cultural and linguistic traditions of residents and their identified family members
    • support phone contact and visits with identified family and visiting resources
    • provide access to the community to discover and develop opportunities and positive ties to organizations and activities of interest consistent with and supportive of, the resident’s ethnic and cultural heritage
      • religious observances in a faith or spirituality of choice
      • recreational and volunteer activities, work experience, public school activities, and community cultural enrichment
      • opportunities to participate in activities to prepare for independent living, including the use community supports
    • Assists in daily milieu activities
    • Oversees the management of specific site funds, including petty cash, resident allowances, and purchase of site supplies and cleaning products
    • Attends All Staff morning meetings and the Youth Advisory Board, as well as required agency meetings and in-services
    • Works with Health Services and Administration to ensure the program site fulfills nutritional and administrative requirements for the National School Lunch Program
    • Works collaboratively with and supports treatment team members responsible for clinical, educational, and health services that are trauma-informed, and designed to improve behavior, provide support, and promote healthy development
    • Leads end-of-shift meetings, co-facilitates weekly house meetings
    • Develops and maintains collegial relationships with community resources
    • Participates in the Director on-call rotation and actively participates in Program Directors’ Meetings to
      • review staffing, program implementation, and site operations
      • assess Director’s on-call experience, learn from that discussion, address any issues that are presented, and prospectively plan for the next Director’s rotation
    • Understands the philosophy and process of the agency’s behavior support system, and is responsible for its implementation
    • Demonstrates proficiency in physical restraint; uses restraint in a safe and effective manner that protects the safety and well-being of service recipients and personnel

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an organization which provides services to families, adults, youth and/or children, including a meaningful period of time in a supervisory position
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be mature, assertive, and organized
  • Ability to understand, support, communicate with, and work with clients and their families.
  • Ability to work collegially with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization

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Tutor

Private, non-profit, residential  home school is seeking a Tutor 4 days per week: Monday through Thursday, 3 pm – 5:30 pm.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
$25 per hour

The tutor will work collaboratively with the Special Education teacher to support students across all content areas. The tutor should have knowledge of math curriculum through Algebra II, basic knowledge of a range of science domains, and strong ELA foundational skills. The work hours are approximately 3 PM –
5:30 PM Monday through Thursday working in a 1:1 or small group setting.
Tutors support students in work completion and content mastery. Tutors do not create lesson plans, but rather assist in providing additional support for teacher supplied assignments.

Essential Academic Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one support to students in their math & science courses
  • Be comfortable providing some support in various content areas
  • Assist teacher in oversight of day-to-day activities in classroom
  • Communicate with teacher about student progress to assist student in staying current on all coursework and relaying any concerns to Special Education Teacher
  • Be able to give instruction on new material
  • Assist in preparation for any advanced placement tests
  • Support the classroom teacher in providing a safe, supportive environment
  • Follow all behavior support protocols in place

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Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Profile:  The Nurse reports directly to the Nurse Manager 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 support 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

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing license from board approved practical nursing program.
  • Good boundaries
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Significant attention to detail, and the ability to work collegially with a wide variety of individuals inside and outside the Program
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing and excel
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Pass all necessary background checks

THE FALL RIVER DEACONESS HOME IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (EOE)

Please CLICK HERE  to view our current job opportunities.

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.

Intern with Us!

Deaconess employs approximately one hundred staff, offering a positive work environment where staff from all disciplines work together to provide high quality care directly to youth and families. Internship opportunities are available in a variety of fields such as Clinical, Nursing, Human Services, Education, Behavior Specialist and Non-Profit Management. Let Deaconess be your path to opportunity!

Please send a letter of interest and resume’ to jobs@deaconesshome.org.