This position is eligible for relocation assistance and visa sponsorship in addition to an up to $2500 sign-on bonus!
The Home in Walpole, a vocationally-focused program, is looking for a Milieu Director to make a difference in the lives of youth ages 13-19 with trauma histories, developmental delays and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Join a dynamic team of professionals implementing our trauma-informed care model.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Director will provide supervision to Team Leaders and counseling staff. Oversee and manage all aspects of therapeutic milieu programming.
How You Will Be Making a Difference
When you join The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.
For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.
- Provide individual and team supervision for Residential Supervisors. Hire, train and evaluate staff performance; oversee disciplinary action and terminations. Provide input regarding salary administration for Supervisors and Counselors. Hire new counseling staff. Coordinate the placement and training of volunteer staff.
- As a member of the management team, draft and revise program policies and procedures, monitor the implementation of The Home’s guidelines.
- Coordinate and provide training for staff members.
- Provide direct therapeutic care to the residents and TCI crisis intervention as needed including the use of restraints; assume a leadership role in managing emergency situations.
- As a member of the management team and with senior administrative support, provide on-call coverage for the program on a rotating basis.
- Oversee petty cash system and the processing of bills; authorize expenses.
- Develop and oversee implementation of behavior management system. Monitor the effectiveness of behavior management strategies.
- Ensure a therapeutic environment on the milieu at all times. Ensure that therapeutic activities are planned at all necessary times and oversee the coordination of these activities.
- Co-chair treatment team meetings as well as weekly staff meetings. Interface with collateral agencies and various internal departments to integrate services with educational, medical and clinical disciplines. Work to resolve interdepartmental conflicts.
- Act as an advocate to milieu services and milieu staff; align milieu department needs with agency priorities. Serve on agency committees as needed.
- Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree
- At least 4 years direct child care experience in a residential setting with emotionally challenged children
- 2-3 years supervisory experience
- Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, with the ability to learn new software applications
What The Home Can Offer You
In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
- Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
- Extensive training to new staff
- Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
- Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
- And more!
We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.