NFI Massachusetts Inc., a non-profit human services agency, is currently seeking a Juvenile Justice Counselor for our program located in Peabody, MA.
This program is a residential DYS detention program for adolescent males (ages 13-18) referred by the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. It is a well-staffed program with administrators, licensed clinicians, teachers, direct care staff and other support staff. The program structure includes classes 5.5 hours per day, individual and group counseling, life skills and pre-vocational skills training. Providing a safe and staff secure environment and meeting/exceeding all contractual expectations is the ultimate goal of the program.
This is a highly responsible position in the Juvenile Justice System, and a great opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience for careers in the Juvenile Justice and/or Child Welfare systems as well as law enforcement, corrections and probation.
We are seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and caring individuals with strong interpersonal skills to provide direct care to youth served within the program. Candidates must have strong communication skills, demonstrated ability in working with teenagers, the ability to set limits, adhere to program policies and procedures, and work well within a team setting. We are looking to fill positions on the third shift as well as candidates who are willing to working a combination of first /second shifts.
Status: Full time, part time, or relief positions
Schedules: Mix of 1st shift/2nd shifts or
3rd shift: 11:00pm – 7:00am
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Criminal /Juvenile Justice preferred.
• Experience working with teenagers or a similar population.
• Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is a must.
• Must be 21 years of age.
Benefits for full time employees include: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement Plan, 3 weeks paid vacation time and Tuition reimbursement up to $2500 per fiscal year