Residential Counselor

Direct Care Lowell, Massachusetts


Who we are looking for:

Are you the Residential Counselor we have been looking for? In this position, you will be able to convey your passion for helping others with a dynamic team by bringing an energetic and positive approach while working with our clients!

The GRIP Program is a Group Home treatment setting for adolescents that specializes in trauma informed care. GRIP provides 24-hour comprehensive care including a full clinical staff, nursing staff, and direct care staff.

Schedules Offered: Full Time and Part Time Options, Primarily Second Shifts

JRI provides the training so that:

  • YOU will be able to develop your skills in providing enriching daily activities for our clients such as arts and crafts, recreational activities including offsite field trips, and more!
  • YOU will be able to create a safe and therapeutic community by supporting clients in developing and by role modeling effective coping strategies.
  • YOU will help clients discover what makes them feel competent and valued by working with them to develop life skills such as cooking, banking, vocational skills, and more. Your day-to-day work will support clients in developing a sense of self and provide them the skills to be successful in their next steps.

Bilingual a plus!! We offer a $1000 bilingual bonus to any candidate who speaks, reads and writes in a different language other than English.

Why JRI?

  • Be who you are! JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve.
  • Access to our excellent Blue Cross medical and Delta Dental benefits.
  • Retirement benefits including 401K matched up to $800 a year and pension after 5 years of employment.
  • Professional development opportunities such as tuition reimbursement up to almost $4000 per year and discounted tuition rates to select partnership colleges and universities!
  • Wellness benefits including access to employee resource groups (including multicultural affinity groups, LGBTQ+ advocacy, employee engagement groups, etc.), self-care resources, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Generous paid time off up to 19 days for full time employees in your first year and much more!


  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Maintains valid driver’s license as transporting clients is required.
  • Available to work evenings, holidays, weekend shifts as required.
  • At JRI, you will learn to provide physical interventions and verbal de-escalations to provide the safest therapeutic atmosphere for our clients!
  • Background and driving record checks will be performed. 

JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. JRI is an equal opportunity employer.