Residential Caseworker job – Key Program, Inc. – Worcester, MA

Key is currently seeking a Residential Caseworker in Key’s residential group homes for adolescents located in Worcester or North Grafton, MA

Responsibilities : The Residential Caseworker is directly responsible for the supervision of clients and executes their treatment/service plans.

Serve as a positive role model following Key’s guidelines regarding professional behavior

Provides client advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation, legal and family intervention

Plans and facilitates individual and group instruction in the areas of social and life skills development

Assists clients in performing 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 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 clients to and from various community based activities

Qualifications: Key’s Residential Caseworker position is an entry-level, hourly paid employee. Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field is strongly preferred. All candidates must be 21 years of age or older; 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 nights, weekends and some holidays.

Benefits include: An hourly wage of $14.00 per hour, tuition assistance, paid vacation and holidays; paid sick and personal time; training and supervision and much more.

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 and life experiences 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.

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