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Direct Care II in Westborough, MA at Spectrum Health Systems

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

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Since 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc . has been a leader in the field of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services to individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health issues. We assist our clients in achieving sobriety, sustaining recovery, and fulfilling personal goals in order that they may lead healthier, more productive lives.At Spectrum Health Systems, we take great pride in our organization and in our work. We believe that providing the highest quality service and ensuring that our actions and behaviors are always client-focused place our organization ahead of the rest.

This position is now offering a $500 bonus for new hires 

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, Spectrum operates a detention program for adolescent girls in Westborough, Massachusetts. The program's length of stay is, by necessity, short-term and transient.  For this reason, Spectrum's interventions are focused and time-limited.  All youth participate in a daily schedule of counseling sessions, life skills training and educational instruction within a safe, supportive and highly structured environment.   Our intent is to reduce the risk of continued harm associated with delinquent behaviors by providing feedback on personal risk, introducing positive change, promoting self-efficacy and developing individual goals. 

Maintains the safety and security of residents and staff on assigned shift; assumes primary shift supervision responsibility in absence of D.C.III; responds promptly and professionally to emergencies; monitors youth activity and program schedules.  

Hours of this position are 11pm-7am. 


  • One to three years, or equivalent experience, in a direct care facility working with youth preferred. 
  • The ability to model appropriate interactions for clients and ability to communicate effectively with clients to ensure that procedures are followed and order maintained is required. 
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of DYS policies and procedures.


Spectrum Health Systems is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee orapplicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability,sex, sexual orientation or national origin.