Brandon’s Mission Statement:
We create an environment that is safe, respectful, nurturing, supportive, tolerant, and positive for all children, adolescents, families, staff and collateral community resources involved; to provide the highest quality treatment, residential, educational, and reintegration services; and to emphasize individual growth while promoting positive familial and social attitudes. Our Core Values of respect, caring, safety and accountability reinforce our Mission, and are embedded in our treatment practice across the range of services that we provide. These perspectives on treatment guide our approaches to providing stability and psychological health for our youth and their families.
Scope of the Position: Because of the life experiences and trauma histories that our youth present with, employees must not only provide adequate safety and supervision, but must be actively engaged in the process of building relationships, understanding and solving problems as part of a team, and must offer energy, safety and commitment in their work with our youth through genuine, caring and empathetic engagement. The residential programs also support family treatment and involvement by providing facilitation, supervision, and support for visits and family connections with parents, relatives and other significant people in the lives of our youth.
- Work as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team to ensure a therapeutic milieu that meets Brandon’s standards of CARE.
- Think creatively as you implement ideas to engage youth and families in treatment (traditions, activities, etc.)
- Maintain an inviting space for all Brandon community members and external parties visiting, especially family members so they feel like a part of their child’s life despite out of home placement.
- Maintain documentation systems in the program ensuring they are timely, clear, and concise.
- Ensure appropriate implementation of the Brandon Behavior Support Policy and TCI techniques.
- Be awake and stay to ensure adequate monitoring of clients and facility
- Call in to central voice mail every half- hour between 11:00pm-9:00am
- Check in with evening staff regarding clients’ behaviors
- Secure the building during the shift. Do routine bed checks (at least every 15 minutes) on all clients, observing and noting behavior and dynamics of sleep
- High school diploma required
- Minimum one year experience working in human services/mental health field
- Must have a valid MA driver’s license and CORI/DCF background check
- Able to participate in physical interventions
- MAP certified a plus
- Persons with lived personal or family experience encouraged to apply
- Supportive work environment
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Employer paid Life & Disability Insurance
- 403B Retirement Plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Holidays observed day of.
- 19 Days Paid Vacation
- Free breakfast, lunch and parking for all employees