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A career at JRI is a very rewarding experience.  You can see first hand the difference you make in someone's life.

At JRI, we provide care and support services to children, adolescents and adults with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. The work is challenging, yet rewarding, and our 2,800 staff members are known as some of the most talented and caring professionals in the country. We are looking for energetic, dynamic people to work with us to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Learn more about how JRI invests in our employees

Benefits

 

Sign On Bonus

 

Educational Opportunities

 

 

Learn more about our career opportunities

Residential Counselors Registered Nurses Clinicians
In-Home Therapists Outpatient Therapists Intensive Care Coordinators All Career Opportunities

Residential Counselors

Residential Counselors have the opportunity to be a positive role model by building rapports and maintaining appropriate boundaries with our students.  The type of Residential Counselor we are seeking loves working with adolescents, is energetic, confident, positive, disciplined, has excellent boundaries and will thrive in a fast-paced environment. They take pride in working with a team who strives to make everyday a little bit better for our group of children and adolescents, who are truly amazing!

Check out what these students at Walden Street School, a school of JRI for females between the ages of 12 and 22, had to say about our staff:


 

Requirements for Residential Counselors

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma required (Bachelor's in related field preferred)
  • Meet background checks and driver's record checks
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work alone in an unsupervised environment
  • Residential program or mental health experience preferred, but not required

Many JRI Employees Started as Residential Counselors

At JRI, we provide our employees with a tremendous amount of career advancement and growth opportunities, including educational opportunities.  If your goal is to earn your Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree and advance your career, we will help you make it happen.  Through tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities, we can significantly ease the financial burden of pursuing your degree.  Learn more about our partnerships with local colleges and universities, including our partnership with William James College and Bridgewater State University, where many of our employees have earned their Bachelor's or Master's degree.

In the video below, hear directly from a current Residential Counselor and a former Residential Counselor who made her way up the ranks at JRI.

 

Locations

We have 14 programs currently seeking residential counselors.  Learn more about each of them:

Berkshire Meadows - Housatonic
Centerpoint - Tewksbury
Cohannet Academy - Taunton
Glenhaven Academy - Marlborough
GRIP - Lowell
Little Heroes - Dracut
Littleton Academy - Littleton
Lindencroft - Berkley
Meadowridge Academy - Swansea
Merrimack Center - Tewksbury
Pelham Academy  - Lexington - Free transportation provided from the Boston area.
Rediscovery - Waltham
Susan Wayne Center of Excellence - Thompson, CT
Swansea Wood School - Swansea
Walden Street School - Concord - Free transportation provided from the Boston area.

 

Flexible schedules are available.  Plus, if you're living in the Boston area and are in need of transportation, we offer FREE daily transportation to and from Walden Street School and Pelham Academy.  

Check out our direct care and residential counselor positions and apply today!

 

Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses have the opportunity to promote healthy choices that enhances students’ physical and mental well-being.  You will act as an advocate when accompanying students to medical appointments to help support the best treatment plan.  You will also administer and document student medications.  The type of registered nurse we are seeking will take pride in working with a team who strives to make everyday a little bit better for our group of children and adolescents, who are truly amazing!

Check out what these students at Walden Street School, a school of JRI for females between the ages of 12 and 22, had to say about our staff:
 

Requirements for Registered Nurses

  • Massachusetts RN License
  • Meet background checks and driver's record checks
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • Available to work evenings, holidays, weekend shifts as necessary.
  • Residential program or mental health experience preferred, but not required
  • Bilingual is a plus - bilingual bonus offered to eligible applicants

Educational Opportunities

At JRI, we provide our employees with a tremendous amount of career advancement and growth opportunities, including educational opportunities.  If your goal is to earn your Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree and advance your career, we will help you make it happen.  Through tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities, we can significantly ease the financial burden of pursuing your degree.  Learn more about our partnerships with local colleges and universities.

Locations

We have several residential schools currently seeking registered nurses.  Learn more about each of them:

Meadowridge Academy - Swansea 
Pelham Academy  - Lexington
Susan Wayne Center of Excellence - Thompson, CT
Swansea Wood School - Swansea
Walden Street School - Concord

Berkshire Meadows - Housatonic
Cohannet Academy - Taunton

4 and 5 day work weeks available.  

Check out the medical positions we have available and apply today.

 

Clinicians

Are you the Clinician we have been looking for? In this position, you will be able to convey your passion for helping others with a dynamic team by bringing an energetic and positive approach while working with our students!

JRI provides the training so that:

  • YOU will be able to develop your skills in providing treatment and comprehensive assessments for our students through individual, group, and family therapy.
  • YOU will be able to develop innovative and individualized treatment plans to support our students as they work toward reaching their clinical and treatment goals.
  • YOU will be able to manage a caseload of students to help them discover what makes them feel competent and valued by working with them to develop life skills such as cooking, banking, vocational skills, and more. Your day-to-day work will support students in developing a sense of self and provide them the skills to be successful in their next steps.

Requirements for Clinicians:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • MSW or MA in Mental Health Counseling required. New grads encouraged to apply!!
  • Maintains valid driver’s license as transporting students is required.
  • Available to work evenings, holidays, weekend shifts as required.
  • At JRI, you will learn to provide physical interventions and verbal de-escalations to provide the safest therapeutic atmosphere for our students!
  • Background and driving record checks will be performed
 

Locations

We have several residential programs currently seeking Clinicians.  Learn more about each of them:

Centerpoint - Tewksbury
Walden Street School - Concord

Lindencroft - Berkley
Glenhaven - Marlborough

Check out the Clinician positions we have available and apply today!

 

In-Home Therapists

In-Home Therapists have the opportunity to support children and families in their home as part of a collaborative team. The In-Home therapy (IHT) team consists of both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Level Clinician offering a combination of Intensive in-home therapy, and therapeutic training, and support to youth with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges.  Intensive in-home therapy may include working with the entire family, or a subset of the family, to improve: problem solving, limit setting, communication, risk management/safety planning, and effective patterns of interaction.  The goal is to help stabilize the youth in their home and community and to prevent the youth’s admission into out-of-home treatment settings. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants flexible hours and to make their own schedule. We also have a commitment to supervision and training, including internal professional development training on evidence based practices such as two day ARC training, TF-CBT and Triple P with CEU’s available! IHT- specific on-board training and on-going supervision provided.
 

Requirements for In-Home Therapists:

  • Master's Degree in a mental health field (including, but not limited to, counseling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
  • Have their own reliable & safe means of transportation
  • Must provide proof of valid automobile registration and Drivers License
  • Possess automobile insurance
  • Posses excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Be familiar and sensitive to diverse cultures & ethnicities
  • Ability to work with various community organizations and professionals
  • Experience or interest in working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse urban and rural communities
  • Understanding of family dynamics
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekend hours
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged
  • Pass standard CORI/SORI screening

Regions

We have several regions currently seeking In-Home Therapists.  

Acton, MA
Attleboro, MA
Boston, MA
Cape Cod, MA
Chelmsford, MA
Gloucester, MA
Holyoke, MA
Lawrence, MA
Lynn, MA
New Bedford, MA
Salem, MA
Southington, CT
Taunton, MA
Willimantic, CT

Learn more about JRI's Community Based Services Division.

Check out the In-Home Therapist positions we have available and apply today!

 

Learn more about how Darleni earned her Master's Degree while working at and getting support from JRI.

 

 

 

 

Intensive Care Coordinators

JRI is seeking full-time Intensive Care Coordinators to join our team. Care coordination is driven by the needs of the family and is developed through a Wraparound process consistent with System of Care philosophy. Our mission is to ensure that families and their children with significant behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs obtain the services necessary for success in home, school and the community.

Intensive Care Coordinators have the opportunity to 

  • Compassionately and competently facilitate Care Planning Teams; coordinating and care planning of multiple services/supports for MassHealth-enrolled children and youth under the age of 21 with serious emotional/behavioral health needs.
  • Act as a liaison with individuals, partnering agencies, and supportive programs/services, guiding the care of youth and their families towards success.
  • Identify, assist, and monitor available services and natural supports for youth and families.
  • Receive ongoing training and support through in person and virtual trainings, staff meeting and 1:1 supervision.


Requirements for Intensive Care Coordinators:

  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaking applicants preferred
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related field required
  • Experience navigating child/family-serving systems and working collaboratively with state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and/or behavioral health facilities preferred
  • Experience in working with and advocating for children/families with serious emotional/behavioral health needs, preferred
  • Knowledge of Wraparound systems of care and child welfare, preferred
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekend hours
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle, as travel is required

Regions

  • Boston
  • Cape Cod 
  • Lynn

Learn more about JRI's Community Based Services Division.

Check out the Intensive Care Coordinator positions we have available and apply today!

 

 

 

Outpatient Therapists

JRI's Outpatient Clinics are seeking Master's Level Clinicians to provide outpatient therapy to children and adults.

The Clinician is responsible for the clinical care of individuals of various backgrounds and diagnostic profiles. The Master’s Level Clinician provides an active role in supporting individuals to become their best selves within the structure of their home and communities. Clinicians have an opportunity to use their clinical skills and knowledge to explore what methods work best for each unique person. While also continuing to use and explore individual, couples or family therapy styles in the outpatient setting.


Requirements for Outpatient Therapists:

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Social Work, psychology, counseling from an accredited college or university required. 
  • Community mental health program experience preferred; experience working with specialized populations preferred.
  • Experience in therapy modalities of various styles. Knowledgeable in growth and development; able to obtain and interpret information in terms of the needs of emotionally disturbed, mentally ill youth and their families; understanding of the range of interventions and treatment required by this population.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Must also have an acceptable CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), OIG background check, and appropriate driving record.

Locations

  • Acton
  • Attleboro
  • Gloucester
  • Lynn
  • Taunton

Learn more about JRI's Community Based Services Division

 

Check out the Outpatient Therapist positions we have available and apply today!

 

Sign-On Bonuses

JRI is currently offering a $1,000.00 sign-on bonus for residential counselors and direct care staff.  $500 will be paid after 4 weeks of employment and another $500 will be paid after 6 months.  JRI is currently offering a $2,000.00 sign-on bonus for full-time Master's level positions and a $1,000.00 bonus for full-time paraprofessional positions.  The bonus will be paid at the 90 day evaluation.

 

Benefits

JRI offers our team members and their families an extremely competitive benefits package that is amongst the best in the industry. We recognize the importance that a rich benefits plan will play in our everyday lives, and we award staff with competitive affordable programs meant to enhance the quality of their lives.

Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) 

Full time employees receive six weeks of time off, including company paid holidays, in the first year.

Medical (16+ hrs per week)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New England is the health insurance carrier for most of our employees. BCBS also offers a $150 Fitness Reimbursement, in addition to weight-loss reimbursement and tobacco cessation resources.

Dental

JRI pays 100% of the monthly cost of Delta Dental insurance for our employees who work 31 or more hours per week. Employees who work 20-31 hours per week pay for dental coverage on very affordable prorated amount.

Vision

Employees may elect coverage through Eye Med for a comprehensive and affordable vision plan.

Pension Plan

The pension plan is a Defined Benefit plan that is company-paid and is provided at no cost to employees. An employee is eligible and included as a participant in the plan if they are working 1,000 hours during the plan year. If an employee leaves JRI before retirement age they will be entitled to receive some level of pension benefits upon retirement if the employee has worked with JRI for at least 5 years or longer.

401K Plan (20+ hours per week)

JRI will match employee contributions to the 401K plan up to a maximum of $800 per calendar year. Contributions are non-taxable until withdrawn.

Tuition Reimbursement (30+ hours per week)

JRI team members who are in good standing will be eligible for up to $1,350 of reimbursement for tuition for up to three courses per calendar year (maximum of $4,000 per calendar year) at an accredited college or university.  We also have partnerships with several local colleges and universities to help significantly reduce the cost even more for our employees.  See JRI's Educational Opportunities for more information.

Tuition Remission

JRI employees are eligible for the Tuition Remission program. The program offers free tuition for day time regular school year undergraduate courses at state college and universities, including state community colleges. This is on a space available basis and is subject to other terms and conditions.

Other benefits include flexible spending accounts for dependent care and healthcare, an employee assistance program, life insurance, short term disability (CT employees only), long term disability and supplemental life / AD&D.

 

Top Places to Work: Diversity Edition

JRI is proud to be named one of the Top Ten Companies in all of Massachusetts when it comes to diversity and inclusion. This list was drawn from scores of companies of all sizes and types who were surveyed in 2020.  Read the article. 

Boston Globe Top Places to work logos for years 2015 through 2021

 

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.