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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RN Nurse Manager - Agency Wide

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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 searching for an energetic and motivated clinical professional to join our nursing team as a Nurse Manager for our agency!


In collaboration with the Medical Director the Nurse Manager is responsible for overseeing and participating in the direct medical care and treatment of clients along with supervision of all nursing staff, establishment and implementation of health-related policies within the agency, hiring, training and staff development.  This position is also responsible for monitoring policies, procedures, and training medication administration for staff.


  • Oversees the operation and management of medication administration, including Medication Administration Program (MAP). 
  • Supervises nursing staff throughout agency. 
  • Also, directly supervises Nurse Manager/Monitor and in the absence of Nurse Manager/Monitor, manages and oversees the following:
  • Covers or provides for coverage for program nursing needs in collaboration with program and/or component management.
  • Leads policy development for health and medication operations, including medication administration policies.
  • Participates in activities of organizational quality management.
  • Receives and reviews incident reports of all medication errors within the agency.
  • Alerts prescribing physicians and CNS staff to errors.
  • Makes required state notifications and implements improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Provides direct nursing services, up to thirty (30) hours per week, as needed, in various agency  programs.
  • Serves as liaison to community to ensure integrated client care.  Builds strategic relationships with area primary care offices to establish integrated care systems. 
Skills & Requirements


  • Registered Nurse (RN) with valid Massachusetts license.
  • BSN is required. 
  • At least 2 years prior experience working in a managerial/supervisory capacity.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Candidate must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in nursing functions within a school and/or residential setting.
  • Possess knowledge of applicable state regulations.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents preferred.
  • MAP certification is highly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience and/or educational background in psychiatric nursing.