The Susan Wayne Center of Excellence (SWCE), River Run Academy and JRI Connecticut group homes provide intensive, staff secure, educational and living experiences for male and female adolescents intended to cultivate excellence in all areas of growth and functioning, while preparing them for increased independence as they move into young adulthood.
At SWCE and JRI CT group homes, comprehensive and individualized treatment and programming builds on existing strengths and competencies to address the multiple, adverse life challenges often experienced by residents and their families within a structured and evidenced based treatment and educational framework within a residential setting that encompasses 24hrs/7days weekly.
River Run Academy is a clinical day school providing year-round specialized educational and supportive services to students aged 11-21. Fostering transitional and vocational activities along with academics, River Run Academy uses trauma-informed treatment models to assist students in their success.
We are anticipating both full and part-time positions for both RNs and LPNs at all three facilities listed above. Nurses will work with adolescents ranging from age 11- 21 with mild to moderate cognitive limitations who also engage in unsafe, at-risk behaviors, and significant mental health, behavioral health and learning needs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: medication administration, conducting appropriate medical interventions such as first aid, developing care plans, maintaining student safety, and utilizing physical intervention when needed.
Scheduling for group home staff is dependent on need, and may include nights and weekend hours. River Run Academy staff work typical school hours (approximately 7:30 – 3:30). Pay rate will be negotiated based on experience and educational level.
- Hold a current RN or LPN license in good standing.
- Ability to obtain Connecticut State nursing licensure.
- A valid driver’s license.
- Ability to be certified in American Red Cross CPR/First Aid
- Ability to be certified in Building Communities of Care (verbal de-escalation and physical intervention)
- Experience in a mental health, residential or medical setting with adolescents preferred.
- Ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.
- Knowledge of basic Microsoft computer systems and Internet capabilities.
- Acceptable CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information)
JRI is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a diverse community. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.