• Key Program
  • $40,600.00 -63,670.00/year*
  • Methuen , MA
  • Social Services/Counseling
  • Full-Time


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All candidates must posess strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; must have a car for work use; must be at least 21 years or older, and have a clear background records check.

Key is currently seeking a Residential Caseworker to work in their girls residential group home located in Methuen, MA. Work on a team with other Residential Caseworkers, supervisory staff and clinical staff to make a difference in the lives of at-risk adolescent girls providing advocacy work, mentoring and role modeling. This is an opportunity to gain some experience and to jump start your career in the human services or social services field.

Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree is preferred, or
  • an Associates degree or college coursework with one year of human service experience required, or
  • a high school diploma or GED/HiSet with two (2) years of human service experience, required.
  • All candidates must be 21 years of age or older.
  • All candidates must have a valid state driver's license; and, have a legally registered and insured car for work use.
  • All candidates must have the ability to work a varied and rotating schedule including days, nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Responsibilities:
  • The Residential Caseworker is directly responsible for the supervision of up to 10 teen females and to execute their treatment/service plans.
  • Serve as a positive role model for the young women following Key s guidelines regarding professional behavior
  • Provide client advocacy in the areas of female health needs, education, vocation, legal and family intervention
  • Coordinate and lead creative, therapeutic recreational activities
  • Plans and facilitates individual and group instruction to the female teens in the areas of social and life skills development
  • Assists the girls to perform daily life skills activities including menu preparation, laundry, chores and homework
  • Promote family-centered and strength-based philosophies within the program
  • Implement and provide consistent behavior management of the adolescent girls by utilizing counseling techniques, program structure and guidelines and crisis intervention, when necessary
  • Maintain written case documentation including daily treatment notes, health and medical records and client incident reports in accordance with agency policies and referral source guidelines
  • Transport youth to and from various community-based activities
  • Benefits include: An hourly wage of $15.50 per hour; medical, dental and optical insurance; short term disability and life insurance; tuition assistance; paid vacation and holidays; paid sick and personal time; pre-taxed child care; training and supervision, and much more.

    Benefits include:

    The Key Program is a private, non-profit human services agency whose mission is to assist at-risk and court-involved children/adolescents and their families to develop positive life skills so they may pursue productive and rewarding lives. Key works in conjunction with the MA Department of Children & Families (DCF), MA Department of Youth Services (DYS), the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and is an agency provider of both community-based outreach services and residential treatment programming.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race or color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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