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Meadowridge Academy, a program of JRI is a comprehensive therapeutic residential school located on 6.2 acres in rural MA. Students range from low to average and high cognitive functioning, and may have learning disabilities as well as medical fragility. Meadowridge Academy strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our students through individualized care and strengths based, trauma informed treatment. We use the ARC model to help students build positive relationships, learn and practice self regulation skills, and transform their individual interests into sources of strength, resiliency and success. We partner with families and communities to meet each student's individual needs while providing endless opportunities for exploration, growth and independence. We provide comprehensive treatment through a multidisciplinary team approach that includes clinical, educational, vocational, residential, psychiatric and nursing services. Our unique focus on sensory regulation, vocational training and animal assisted interventions are integral in the success of our students.
We are looking for a volunteer who is a parent with lived experience in out of home care. This dynamic individual will act as a support and liaison to potential and current families of children in care at Meadowridge Academy. The family partner will assist families in advocating for their child's needs, voicing their thoughts and feelings to the school, informing policy and practice at the school, acclimating to the school and transitioning students back home from the school. This individual should also have knowledge of community resources for families and be comfortable leading family trainings, meetings and support groups.
Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
We are looking for a parent with lived experience to better assist our families