Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.) is one of the leading child welfare, behavioral health and education agencies in Massachusetts, offering more than 45 exceptional programs at 32 distinct sites, with career opportunities in the areas of:  community based services, residential care, behavioral health, and education and employment services.

We are a private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization, serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in central Massachusetts since 1971. Throughout our more than 45-year history, the agency has remained true to our founding mission to provide youth and families with opportunities to fulfill their potential and build a brighter future, while responding to changing community needs with appropriate growth and innovation.

Our growth and success over these years has been a direct result of the outstanding work of our staff of nearly seven hundred full and part-time professionals. We believe employees are our most valuable asset and provide a positive, family-friendly work environment that is centered upon teamwork.  We are committed to providing our employees opportunities for professional development and career growth, in addition to opportunities to learn and use a myriad of creative treatment approaches, including our Adventure Challenge Experience, Occupational Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Expressive Arts, and even Pet Therapy.

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Teacher - Wetzel Center School (Worcester)

Worcester, MA (Granite Street) | OUT-OF-HOME/RESIDENTIAL/CONGREGATE CARE | Full Time | Residential - Wetzel Center (Adolescent Unit)
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Our diverse workforce has talented professionals like you at every career level— from recent college grads to seasoned practitioners. We have opportunities for you to do meaningful work with kids and families in a variety of settings. We are committed to providing excellent clinical care, supervision, and training opportunities for staff to ensure we deliver the highest quality and most effective treatment to the youth we serve. We offer a strong training program with free CEU’S, solid supervision, and opportunities for advancement. Full time and hourly positions available for both Master and Bachelor level candidates Worcester, Southern Worcester County and Northern Worcester County.
Job Description

We are currently searching for a talented professional to join our team as a Teacher at the Wetzel Center!

  • The teacher for the Latency unit must be familiar with Elementary and Middle school curriculum, have the ability to teach a second academic subject and be able to implement a wide assortment of learning approaches for our range of trauma-affected youth.
  • An applicant must have effective strategies to set and enforce limits, calm students, and defuse escalation of inappropriate behavior.
Skills & Requirements


  • BA/BS in Special Education, Education or related field is required.
  • MA/MS in Special Education is preferred.
  • Valid Massachusetts teaching certificate required.
  • Candidates must have at least two years of teaching experience.
  • Candidates should have experience working with at-risk youth.
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.