Shift Supervisor - SH
Community Resources for Justice - Boston, MA

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For over 100 years, Community Resources for Justice has cared for and supported some of our most challenged residents.

Whether transitioning offenders back into mainstream society, diverting at-risk youth away from crime and toward productive and fulfilling lives, or providing those with intellectual disabilities with a chance to grow and flourish in the community, CRJ welcomes and fosters change.

Our research and consulting services advance evidence-based practices inform systems-level change while our community-based programs promote public safety and individual growth for some of society’s most challenged individuals.

Our Social Justice Services Division offers residential and community-based programs which, for adults, focus on re-entry support for men and women involved with county, state and federal criminal justice systems. The youth programs provide structured and goal-oriented programming for neglected, at-risk and delinquent youth. In both cases, our goal is to foster positive lifestyle changes, preparing our consumers for successful family reunification and community reintegration.

At CRJ, our employees believe that society gains when all people are given the support and tools to lead responsible, productive and dignified lives.


The Shift Supervisor is responsible for maintaining compliance on assigned shifts and providing support services to individuals residing in a six-bed community home for youth aged 18 to 22 who exhibit challenging behaviors due to trauma-based diagnoses, sexually abusive behavior, cognitive disabilities, and/or intellectual challenges.

  • Maintain order on assigned shifts, including enforcement of program rules and regulations, limit setting, and use of the behavior management system (behavioral interventions, consequences, positive reinforcement, crisis prevention, management, non-violent crisis interventions, etc.)
  • Provide leadership in the event that a crisis in the program may arise.
  • Supervise and evaluate 2-3 staff, conduct weekly supervision meetings, provide documentation of required meetings and produce performance appraisals.
  • Prepare documentation appropriate to an individual’s Service Plan.
  • Prepare relevant data for the clinical team related to an individual’s Behavior Plan.
  • Coordinate and implement Activities of Daily Living, Individual Service Plan Objectives and Behavior Plan Objectives at the direction of the Program Director or Assistant Director.
  • Involve individuals in social/recreational activities including:
    • Socialization and community integration
    • Development of meaningful interpersonal skills
    • Placement transitioning
    • Transportation and access of public transportation
    • Role modeling
    • Leisure and recreation
    • Development of cooking, budgeting, and shopping skills
  • Involve individuals in Functional Skills Development
    • Development of communication skills
    • Personal hygiene and cleanliness of living area
  • Promote a high quality of living in all areas including medication administration, meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and leisure/recreation.
  • Provide job coaching, career development, and pre‐vocational support services; including teaching and training, specific to each individual’s needs.
  • Provide transportation of individuals to scheduled appointments or social activities.
  • Provide off-site supervision, as necessary, when individuals are engaged in volunteer or employment opportunities.
  • Record progress notes, behavioral data, and log notes for individuals residing in the program.
  • Ensure the safety of the individuals and general public.
  • Model appropriate behavior for individuals residing in the program.
  • Engage in the upkeep of the residence.
  • Ensure adequate program coverage and supervision at all time.
  • Ensure duties and responsibilities are carried out in a supportive and professional manner.
  • Attend appropriate meetings as directed.
  • Attend all required training designated by the Program Director, Assistant Director, and/or CRJ.
  • Perform other job related projects and activities as requested or directed.
Mental Demands:

Reading, verbal communication, detailed work, written communication, problem solving, attentive listening, multi-tasking, emergency response, time management.

Physical Demands:

Physical restraints/interventions if necessary, extended sitting, lifting, running, walking, speaking, listening, use of telephone, driving.


Certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or ability to obtain certification upon employment. Participation in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI), Medication Administration Program, Fire Safety, OSHA, and Human Rights Training. Willingness to work flexible hours, good communicator and able to organize and be proactive, maintain order and follow through with required responsibilities while maintaining client confidentiality and respect for clients and co-workers at all times. Good interpersonal skills with effective time management skills. Valid Massachusetts Drivers License. Position requires criminal history background check.

Qualifications Required:

B.A. or B.S. in related field with a minimum of one-year experience in a residential/group home setting or two years of related work experience.

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