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The Home for Little Wanderers YCCS Mental Health Tech I-Per Diem-Walpole, MA in Walpole, Massachusetts


The YCCS Program (Youth Community Crisis Stabilization) Program based in Walpole, MA is seeking Per Diem Mental Health Technician Is. Under the direction of a Mental Health Technician Supervisor, primarily responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for youth and functioning as part of an interdisciplinary team who will provide short-term mental health crisis stabilization services for youth aged 13-18. The Mental Health Technician I is expected to be knowledgeable of the agency’s mission, program treatment philosophy, policies, and procedures and to implement this understanding in their direct care and supervision of youth.

How You'll Be Making a Difference

  • Knowledge and application of program routines and structure. Maintain a general understanding of the population of youth in need of short-term mental health stabilization.

  • Foster healthy, appropriate relationships with youth through daily interactions.

  • Assist in providing a therapeutic milieu environment for youth, maintaining a safe and healthy environment; meet the physical and emotional needs of youth. Manage living, dining, educational, and recreational areas to provide a clean and organized environment for youth.

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of daily living for youth, including hygiene, laundry, chores, and other activities. Assist youth with the transition from each scheduled activity. Ensure adequate supervision of youth through coordination of care with other staff.

  • May plan and participate in activities with youth on an individual and small group level in accordance with treatment plans and goals. Teach age-appropriate life skills and social skills through modeling, counseling, and other techniques. Participate in groups and activities designed to enhance growth and development.

  • Participate in the creation of client treatment plans (when appropriate) and ensure implementation of goals, objectives and interventions within the milieu.

  • Provide First Aid appropriately as needed.

  • Provide group and individual behavior support and intervention as trained, including the use of TCI physical restraint as necessary. Report and or coordinate medical and emergency situations to RN/LPN and supervisors on shift.

  • Communicate through written documentation and verbal means with other program staff on positive skills and accomplishments as well as difficult or challenging client issues.

  • Complete all assigned paperwork including time sheet, incident reporting, required logs, shift notes and 51A’s in a thorough and timely manner.

  • Attend all required meetings as necessary.

  • Actively participate in supervision with supervisors and any required training/professional development opportunities.

  • MAP (Medication Administration Program) certificate (or certification within six months of hire).

  • Interact with all coworkers in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Interact with all families, collaterals and youth in a professional, respectful, and appropriate manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma

  • One year of work experience in a residential, inpatient or other mental health setting with a similar population of youth preferred

  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Edge, with the ability to learn new software applications such as Evolv and UKG

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)