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DYS Direct Care I Staff - Alternative Options

Youth/Young Adult Residential

Chicopee, MA
ID: 402-379

DYS Direct Care I Staff - Alternative Options

We're looking for a Residential Counselor I /Direct Care Worker for our DYS Program. We have opportunities for multiple shifts and are looking for flexibility. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work as a cooperative team member, provide leadership to fellow direct care staff persons working shift and to be a positive role model for clients.

  • To assist clients in carrying out daily tasks and responsibilities including cleaning, cooking, maintenance, and laundry.  To willingly perform these tasks when clients in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Complete DYS medication training.
  • To assume other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Program Director or Assistant Director.
  • Knowledge of Agency policies, practices, and procedures and to meet all rules and regulations of the Agency.
  • Attends required mandatory Staff meetings.
  • Participate in DYS Basic Trainings in Grafton MA.


Required Skills



Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous work in the related fields dealing with youths preferred. 

  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts. license
  • Must have a reliable vehicle available to transport clients or provide other supportive services as necessary.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), Bicultural, encouraged to apply.
  • Must meet Agency requirements for driving history records.
  • Must have the availability of an automobile to transport clients or perform other supportive services as necessary.


  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year


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.

This position is located in Chicopee, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.

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