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The Home for Little Wanderers Licensed Practical Nurse YCCS Program -Weekends- Sign-On Bonus in Walpole, Massachusetts


This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!

The YCCS Program (Youth Community Crisis Stabilization) Program based in Walpole, MA is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse. Under the direction of the YCCS Nurse Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse will administer medication, provide nursing care, manage the ongoing health care of the youth and provide leadership on the shift in the YCCS. The Licensed Practical Nurse is expected to be knowledgeable of the agency’s mission, program treatment philosophy, policies, and procedures and to implement this understanding in their care of the youth.

  • 24HR Daytime LPN – 2 x 12HR position, 8am to 8pm, Saturday, Sunday

  • $10 shift differential for weekends

  • Hourly rate range: $32-$36

How You’ll Be Making A Difference

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the population of youth in need of short-term mental health stabilization.

  • Assist in the development of an individualized health services plan using a collaborative, wellness focused approach. Participate in the implementation of the plan and monitor effectiveness.

  • Assist with filling physician’s orders, administering medications and monitoring vital signs.

  • Prepare leave of absence medications and or transfer/discharge medications.

  • Provide leadership on the shift by supporting the implementation of the daily routines to ensure that the environment promotes safety, recovery and treatment. Provide direction to Mental Health Technicians on how to engage the youth in programming.

  • Assist in making decisions regarding the course of treatment and monitoring the effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, and drug interactions of all medications.

  • Assist with implementing comprehensive health/wellness programming, including environmental, nutritional, exercise and fitness in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

  • Complete reports and documentation needed for youth records, for the Home, collaterals and regulatory agencies.

  • Provide health education for youth and families and assist with training for staff.

  • Assist in the accurate receipt of medication and medical supplies.

  • Conduct health screenings upon intake and as necessary and assure that all immunizations are current.

  • Assist with medical, diagnostic and laboratory appointments and initiate appropriate action.

  • Contribute to the nursing assessment as part of the comprehensive assessment process.

  • Provide ongoing assessment of youth including vital signs as prescribed.

  • Provide brief crisis counseling as needed and assist with crisis prevention planning.

  • Assure compliance with all regulatory guidelines.

  • Assist in the delivery of health care with ancillary staff, family members, guardians, psychiatrists, primary and specialty health care providers, and other professionals within the Home and with external organizations. Provide on-going communications with primary health care provider.

  • Work actively as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care, attend team meetings and communicate regularly with team members. Assist with discharge planning.


  • Two years pediatric/adolescent and or psychiatric nursing experience preferred.

  • Must maintain an active LPN license in Massachusetts.

  • Certified in CPR and Standard First Aid

  • 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!

Valuing Diversity

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)