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Eliot Community Human Services Juvenile Justice Group Care Worker in Dorchester, Massachusetts


$1500 Sign on Bonus*

Eliot is seeking energetic, positive, service-oriented individuals to work in a variety of residential settings with young people, ages 13 – 21 years old, involved in the juvenile justice system. This position provides a great opportunity to positively impact and influence the course of a young person's life and serve as a positive role model that promotes and supports youth in areas of education, treatment and rehabilitation. In this role you will work directly with youth to help them gain knowledge and life skills that will assist the youth in becoming responsible adults while maintaining the safety and security of the program.


  • Daily coordination, support and guidance of youth in their daily activities that may include classroom, leisure/ sports activities, meals, and hygiene

  • Serve as a role model to youth and assist youth in developing coping, social and life skills.

  • Serve as an advocate to the youth through the implementation of his Individualized Treatment Plan.

  • Monitor and maintain youth and program safety and security.

  • Monitor and observe the behavior of youth and take appropriate action to maintain a safe environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to execute sound problem solving and decision-making skills in emergency situations while remaining calm and professional

  • Skills to establish a positive, professional and therapeutic rapport with youth and staff from differing ethnic, cultural and/or socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to interact with youth who may be in emotional stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years

  • Applicants must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license..

  • Ability to meet all background check requirements

About Eliot:

Since 1958, Eliot Community Human Services (Eliot) has been providing compassionate services to vulnerable members of our community. Each year, we serve over 30,000 people across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have a diverse, multicultural workforce that have a reputation for being compassionate, caring, helpful people who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. We know that the best work happens when people feel respected and valued. Many of our staff in our DYS Division gain experience from us and further their careers in human service, corrections and public safety.

Total Compensation:

Eliot offers a great career opportunity and path for advancement and professional growth. It’s more than a job and a paycheck. Eliot’s compensation package features outstanding employee benefits including:

  • 75% paid Health/Dental insurance premium (for full time employee)

  • Dental and Vision Plans

  • 100% Company paid Life Insurance program

  • Retirement Savings: 401 k plan with Company match

  • Short /Long Term Disability programs

  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Professional Development and continuing education benefits including loan repayment

  • $3000 annual tuition reimbursement

    Schedule: 7 am-3 pm; Thursday & Saturday off


    $500 after completion of orientation

    $500 after completion of probation (6 months)

    $500 on the anniversary date (one year)




  • Decision Making: Intermediate

  • Computer Software Skills: Intermediate

  • Communication Skills: Intermediate



  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications





  • 21 years: Age requirement


  • 1 year: Working with population