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Nurse - Youth Programs - $1500 Stay-On Incentive Eligible! *

Youth/Young Adult Residential

West Springfield, MA
ID: 357-379

Nurse [RN] - Youth Programs - $1500 Stay-On Incentive Eligible! *

Hiring Incentive!*

We're looking for a Nurse [LPN/RN] to work within a team model, establishing open communications, support, and accountability among workers and consumers. The Nurse [LPN/RN] will provide medication audits to programs and nursing triage to children and adolescents receiving behavioral health treatment in short and long-term community-based residential treatment programs. This role will also be part of staff training & education, client education groups, and will be willing to collaborate with providers for the facilitation of medication administration, obtaining doctor’s orders, coordinating treatment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Audit program medications; discuss errors with administration; help administration correct errors as appropriate.
  • Provide medication training to staff, both first-time training and ongoing.
  • Learn MAP protocols, and become a MAP trainer.
  • Learn Gandara Medication policy and provide staff training.
  • Provide triage to ill children/adolescents as needed.
  • Collaborate with Doctor’s offices on medical treatment for youth.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Nursing, or Associate in Nursing
  • Licensed as a MA registered nurse (RN) required.
  • 1-year minimum experience, ideally in residential facilities.
  • Experience working with children/adolescents receiving behavioral health treatment.
  • Licensed as a MA registered nurse (RN) required.
  • Have your own car and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.
  • Willing to travel between sites located in Holyoke, Springfield, Chicopee, and Northampton.
  • Bilingual [English & Spanish], Bi-cultural encouraged to apply.

*Please email Talent Acquisition Partner, Jayson Sanchez at for more info on our current hiring incentive!

Required Skills


  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year
  • Hiring Incentives**
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Wellness incentive

The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse, and preventive services for children, adults, and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.


 *Note: Stay-on Bonus is awarded at 3rd and 6th months of employment if the employee is in good performance standing. Hiring and Stay-on Incentives are subject to review/change at the agency's discretion. This program runs from June 10 - Oct 31, 2021. Must be a new employee.


This position is located at 425 Union St., West Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.

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