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The Home for Little Wanderers Registered Nurse Per Diem-Walpole, MA in Walpole, Massachusetts


The Home for Little Wanderers seeks a Per Diem Registered Nurse for The Home at Walpole. The Home at Walpole is a campus that includes a private special education school and a residential treatment placement for adolescent youth who need specialized treatment as they heal from the traumatic events that have shaped their young lives.

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the Registered Nurse will provide nursing care and manage the ongoing health care of clients in assigned programs.

How You’ll Be Making A Difference

  • In collaboration with the Administrative Team, develop and ensure implementation of a comprehensive health/wellness component to program planning, including environmental, nutritional, exercise and fitness

  • Oversee all aspects of the administration of medications. Ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines.

  • Oversee the nursing assessment and ongoing evaluation of clients including vital signs and anthropometric measurements, as prescribed. Monitors the effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, and drug interactions of all medications.

  • Oversee the coordination of medical, diagnostic and laboratory appointments.

  • Coordinate 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. Maintain on-going communications with primary health care provider.

  • May be required to administer medication including insulin and/or other injectable medications, under nursing license.

  • Complete reports and documentation needed for client records, the Home and collateral and regulatory agencies.

  • Provide and coordinate health education for clients and families and training for staff as needed.

  • Will have the opportunity to provide input during monthly nursing team meetings

  • Phone triage from home


  • Minimum of three years of nursing experience, pediatric and/or psychiatric nursing preferred. Ideal RN candidate will hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

  • Experience within residential programs desired and school nursing/DESE protocols around med delegation

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer with the ability to learn new software applications

  • Certified in CPR and Standard First Aid

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)