Title School Nurse (RN)
Location Beverly, MA
Start Date 2017-05-29
Job Information

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc.

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc. is a private, 766 Massachusetts Approved Special Education school designed to meet the academic, social and behavioral needs of children ages 3 to 22. HJEC is a full year, 216 day program, which provides 1:1 instructional teaching for children with autism and other developmental disorders. Our mission is to provide quality and individualized treatment and education to children with autism and other developmental disorders. By collaborating with families, educators and medical clinicians, we strive to build better futures for the child and their families, helping them reach their fullest potential and enabling them to live more productive and independent lives.

Preferred candidates should possess a school nurse educator’s license from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, hold a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts (M.G.L. c.71, s.53), current CPR certification, AED training from a recognized provider (such as the American Red Cross or American Heart Association). A desire to be part of a collaborative school community and demonstrated skill in working with children with autism of varied ages is strongly preferred.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Manages and coordinates health services for students within the school setting, while interacting with their educational and behavior goals, personal health, and public health needs
• Organizes and implements state-mandated programs such as immunization surveillance and screening programs. Completes and submits state mandated reports and surveys as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
• Promotes positive safety practices within and outside of the school building, and ensures that the school has an effective medical emergency plan
• Assesses children for a wide range of physical and behavioral illnesses and develops programs to prevent the spread of disease and promote wellness
• Provides medically prescribed interventions, including medication administration and treatments. Provides first aid/emergency care to students and staff
• Collaborates with parents, community health care providers and agencies
• Maintains comprehensive and confidential health records for students that are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Must remain proficient in current technology for health record database used throughout the system
• Ensures timely documentation of all encounters with students
• Uses data collection to plan and evaluate the school health program
• Serves as member of pertinent committees and teams supporting the school (Crisis Team, Health Advisory)
• Serves as liaison among the school, the home, community health care agencies, and other healthcare professionals
• Using the nursing process, collaborates with family and student to develop and implement an individualized health care plan when appropriate

* At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
* Bachelor degree preferred
* Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc. is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Dara Pearsol – 978.993.8096

Posted: 5-17-17

email dpearsol@hopefuljourneys.com
Website http://www.hopefuljourneys.com


Title SCHOOL NURSE (RN, DESE licensed) Monday to Friday hours
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2017-05-15
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a SCHOOL NURSE for our program in Walpole to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
*Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Massachusetts; DESE School Nurse license required.
*Minimum of two years of experience as RN in a child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing setting.
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.
*Completion of an orientation program on school health services through the Department of Public Health.

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

• Responsible for the overall monitoring of the health and safety of the students and for oversight of staff and daily activities in meeting these needs.
• Implements and manages a comprehensive school/residential health program consistent with Massachusetts guidelines, DESE regulation, EEC regulation and MDPH regulation.
• Provides training in medication administration to appropriate staff members, and prepares medications for staff.
• Coordinates and implements the state mandated surveillance and screening programs (includes immunizations, vision, hearing, scoliosis, annual physicals, etc.).
• Maintains comprehensive school health records, including daily logs, accident reports and other reports.
• Provides initial orientation and ongoing in-service training of all staff in related areas.
• Maintains effective communication with parents/guardians, physicians and outside agencies as needed.
• Coordinates training for all staff in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, AED, anaphylaxis, seizure protocol, and other topics as required.
• Monitors menus, meal preparation and food storage, as well as other health and safety concerns as member of Safety Committee.
• Orders medications and medical supplies for students.
• Maintains MA licensure through professional development.
• Provides medical emergency coverage 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Available by phone for consultation 24/7. May be required to pass medication some nights/weekends.
• Requires ability to read, analyze and interpret professional and trade reports and publications.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Google mail; Microsoft Office suite; Internet Explorer and SNAP Nursing software.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

No phone calls please.

Posted: 5-8-17

email hr@leagueschool.com
Website http://leagueschool.org/


Title HEAD TEACHER, SEVERE DISABILITIES – ALL LEVELS
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2017-05-08
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a HEAD TEACHER to start immediately in our Transitions program (students aged 16 – 22 years old).

Position Requirements:
*Master’s Degree in Special Education with current MA certification in Severe Special Needs/All Levels. Autism experience required.
*Proof of MA DESE licensure required.
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Program Coordinator
Supervision Exercised: Teacher(s), Job Coach, Student Teacher(s)

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

1. Collaborates with team to develop Individual Education Programs within the classroom/school and community settings. Utilizes internet-based ESPED program in conjunction with team to write IEPs.
2. Collaborates in the development of behavioral intervention plans, sensory diets, social pragmatic programming, and daily living-skill techniques for individual students as part of multidisciplinary team.
3. Collects and records data regarding student performance in all skill areas as directed by team, Program Coordinator, and/or Coordinator of Clinical Services. Analyzes data to measure student progress throughout the year.
4. Consistently implements, or monitors implementation, of all components of treatment programs, including all accommodations and services outlined in students’ IEPs and BIPs.
5. Develops a therapeutic and effective relationship with students: uses appropriate voice modulation, sets reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.
6. Implements individual and group behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by Behavior Specialists and the team.
7. Provides curriculum content based on the Massachusetts Frameworks to implement each student’s goals and objectives, as written in his/her Individual Education Program. Records curriculum implemented on Curriculum Mapper program.
8. Attends and facilitates classroom team meetings and classroom conferences.
9. Attends annual IEP reviews, 3-year Re-evaluations, supervision, staff meetings, intake meetings, and other meetings as directed by Program Leader or administrators.
10. Completes formal assessments and necessary data collection to track student progress.
11. Completes written reports: Quarterly Progress Reports, Individual Education Programs, Re-evaluation Reports, and assessment materials deemed necessary by the team and clinical department.
12. Has lesson plans prepared and ready for review that are appropriate for all students in the classroom.
13. Develops and executes a classroom and school schedule that provides structure, consistency, predictability.
14. Completes all necessary MCAS assessment requirements for students in his/her classroom.
15. Performs other related duties, as designated by the Assistant Principal/Principal that are deemed necessary for the operation of the school.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Internet Explorer; and Microsoft Office.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off in addition to school vacation weeks.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

No phone calls please.

Posted: 5-4-17

email hr@leagueschool.com
Website http://leagueschool.org/


Title Assistant Program Director – Riverside School and Day Program
Location Needham, MA
Start Date 2017-04-24
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as the Assistant Program Director for the Riverside School and Day Program!

The Riverside School aims to provide student-centered educational experiences that foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning. Our services support opportunities for leadership within the school, home and larger community, allowing youth to develop self-esteem and to graduate within a timeframe commensurate with their peers.

The Riverside School is a 12-month school.

The Assistant Program Director will work with the Program Director to oversee the day to day management of our Day Program and Riverside School in Needham. This unique program model includes all oversight of a Chapter 766 approved therapeutic day school for students in grades 6-12.
In addition, the Assistant Program Director will oversee, with the Program Director, a highly structured and supportive therapeutic program for adolescents, ages 12-18 years, that are presenting with major mental illness and who are experiencing disruptions in their home, school, or community. Job duties include all clinical oversight of the programs and supervision of clinical staff and interns.

Required Skills:
Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle required

Required Experience:

Master’s Degree in a clinical mental health related discipline and independent clinical licensure required
Demonstrated management of employees and some clinical operations oversight/experience strongly preferred; Minimum of three years clinical supervisory responsibility in child mental health or similar human services setting; prior experience in a milieu setting preferred
Six years’ clinical experience in a multi-disciplinary mental health setting with minimum of three years child specific, direct clinical work after attaining graduate degree

Rebekah Simmons – 781-320-5368

Posted: 4-25-17

email rsimmons@riversidecc.org
Website https://www.riversidecc.org/careers


Title Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Location Walpole
Start Date 2017-05-01
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST (BCBA) for our program in Walpole, to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Special Education with current MA certification in moderate or severe special needs; or a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or Psychology.
*Current valid B.C.B.A. certification required.
*Experience with autistic population and demonstrated interpersonal, supervisory and administrative skills.
* CPR; First aid; CPI; Valid Driver’s License

Supervision Received: Senior Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Supervision Exercised: Behavior Specialist(s) as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

1. Develops behavior intervention strategies and techniques for individual students with input from the classroom team, and reviews on a regular basis.
2. Trains school/residential staff in the implementation of students’ individual behavior programs.
3. Trains school/residential staff in various behavior models, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Crisis Prevention Intervention, etc.
4. Provides home training to families: this may include after-school hours.
5. Provides supervision to Behavior Specialist(s) assigned to their program, and completes evaluations as required.
6. Monitors, collects and records data regarding student behavior programs on a daily basis. Prepares behavior data for presentation at various meetings, as needed.
7. Provides necessary behavior intervention for students throughout the school and in the community. Implements student behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as appropriate, for each individual student.
8. Meets once a month with each League School of Greater Boston residential house to provide training to staff and consultation on behavior approaches and programs for residential students.
9. Develops a therapeutic and effective relationship with students: uses appropriate voice modulation, sets reasonable boundaries, communication and actions, etc.
10. Completes paperwork, as needed, to include: Incident Reports, Accident Reports, and Behavior Summaries.
11. Monitors health and safety of students and follows through with the School Nurse on incidents which require medical attention.
12. Works as a team player. Attends supervision, staff meetings, classroom meetings, program meetings and annual review meetings, as assigned. Comes prepared with agenda and ready to discuss issues and solutions.
13. For students in their program(s), communicates with Specialists, School Nurse, Residential Staff, and Administrators to effectively maintain the goals of the student.
14. For students in their program(s), communicates with School Districts, parents, clinicians, and other professionals outside of League to effectively maintain the goals of the student.
15. For students in their program(s), establishes and maintains a good working relationship between the school and the student’s home. This may include: phone contact, notes to parents, parent observations, home visits, consultations, team meetings, etc.
16. Conducts program meetings.
17. Ensures that staff in their program(s) provide data to measure student progress.
18. Performs other related duties, as designated by the Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services or Principal, that are deemed necessary for the operation of the school, such as evening trainings, Open House, etc.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Google mail; and the Microsoft Office suite.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

No phone calls please.

Posted: 4-24-17

email HR@leagueschool.com
Website http://leagueschool.org


Title Special Education Teacher
Location Milford, MA
Start Date 2017-04-14
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Special Education Teacher in our new school in Milford!

The Riverside School aims to provide student-centered educational experiences that foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning. Our services support opportunities for leadership within the school, home and larger community, allowing youth to develop self-esteem and to graduate within a timeframe commensurate with their peers.

The Riverside School serves students from grades six through twelve and offers a high staff to student ratio in a small group setting, with skilled educational and clinical professionals.

Primary responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher include:

teaching and participating in milieu development
participating in family meetings and interagency case conferences
development of IEP and progress notes

The Special Education Teacher will work collaboratively with the clinical and educational team and participate in professional development to ensure curriculum and pedagogy reflects current academic standards and best practices.

Biweekly supervision and ongoing training in curriculum development, implementation and assessment, behavior management, and differentiated instruction is provided.

The Riverside School is a 12-month school with 6 weeks of scheduled vacation.

Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM.

Rebekah Simmons – 781-320-5368

Posted: 4-18-17

 

email rsimmons@riversidecc.org
Website https://www.riversidecc.org/careers


Title CHILD CARE COUNSELORS, $15-$17/hour
Location Walpole and Norwood
Start Date 2017-04-17
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

CHILD CARE COUNSELORS, $15-$17/hour
Full-time & Part-time needed
Weekends required

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking DIRECT CARE/CHILD CARE COUNSELORS for our residential programs in Walpole and Norwood to start immediately. Full-time staff earn $17.00/hour; part-time staff earn $15.00/hour.

Position Requirements:
* Must have HS diploma and preferably a Bachelor’s degree; or be in an undergraduate course of study including special education, education, psychology, human services or social services.
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications (training will be provided if you do not have these currently)
*Prior experience caring for children in a residential setting; autism experience preferred.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Residence Manager/Assistant Manager
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1) Assist students in all areas including life skills, community trips, personal health care, social and recreational activities.
2) Support the homes by helping to prepare healthy meals and keeping the property safe and clean.
3) Must have good organization skills and be a creative problem solver.
4) Must be able to document all incidents and communicate effectively with clients, families, co-workers and supervisors.
5) All shifts require that staff be awake and alert at all times.
6) New hires must be available for some weekend work.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Google mail.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to hr@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032
You may also apply online through www.SchoolSpring.com; a link to all current job openings is also available on our website www.leagueschool.com; click About Us, League at a Glance, Careers.

No phone calls please.

Posted: 4-13-17

email hr@leagueschool.com
Website http://leagueschool.org/


Title Learning Center Coordinator
Location Newton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-25
Job Information

Dearborn Academy

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 approved therapeutic day schools, is seeking a Learning Center Coordinator. Dearborn enrolls approximately one hundred students in grades 3-12 who have specific learning disabilities and/or moderate to severe emotional challenges. Our rich academic program, which includes vocational and career training, diversified student supports and explicit instruction, combined with our strong clinical component, allows students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains.

The Learning Center Coordinator works closely with the Head of School, Program Directors, Clinical and Education Coordinators, and staff to prepare students to learn how to learn and to become engaged members of their community. This educational leader hires, supervises, trains and evaluates the Learning Center staff, which includes two full time Speech and Language Pathologists, one part time Occupational Therapist, and four special educators. The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and credentials:

Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
A sense of humor
Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills
Proven ability to form relationships with families, state agency representatives and public school district liaisons in order to create integrated student support teams
The ability to communicate a vision and coordinate and lead change processes
Strong and effective leadership skills including collaboration, written and oral communication, meeting facilitation and decision making
Demonstrated ability to observe teaching interventions and provide objective feedback and skill development
Experience training staff in how to use specialized instruction both in larger class settings, and in small group or 1:1 sessions
Experience conducting and analyzing special education assessments
Experience using data to help inform and shape teaching interventions

It is highly recommended that applicants have certification in Wilson, or be committed to completing the training.

The Dearborn Academy Learning Center Coordinator works 10 months.

Dearborn Academy is moving from its current location in Arlington, MA to its new home in Newton, MA in June, 2017. MA DESE Moderate Special Needs certification preferred.

Start Date: August 25, 2017

Applicants should contact Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School, at raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org and provide a cover letter, resume, copy of certification(s) and at least three professional references.

Dearborn is an EOE/AA employer

Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

Robin Davidian, Administrative Assistant, 781-641-5992

Posted: 4-12-17

email raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org
Website http://www.dearbornacademy.org


Title Director of High School
Location Newton, MA
Start Date 2017-07-01
Job Information

Dearborn Academy

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 approved therapeutic day schools, is seeking an enthusiastic, creative Director for the high school program. The high school enrolls approximately sixty students in grades 9-12 who typically have average to above average academic potential along with specific learning disabilities and/or moderate to severe emotional challenges. Our rich academic program, which includes vocational and career training, diversified student supports and explicit instruction, combined with our strong clinical component, allows students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains.

The Director works closely with the Head of School, Clinical and Education Coordinators, and staff to prepare students to learn how to learn and to become engaged members of their community. This educational leader for the high school hires, supervises, trains and evaluates the Clinical and Education Directors; teachers; and career and milieu counselors. The Director oversees the daily happenings of the high school, including supporting students in need of intervention from an administrator. The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and credentials:

Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
A sense of humor
Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills
Proven ability to form relationships with families, state agency representatives and public school district liaisons in order to create integrated student support teams
Belief that suspension is a last resort and interest or experience with restorative justice practices
The ability to communicate a vision and coordinate and lead change processes
Strong and effective leadership skills including collaboration, written and oral communication, meeting facilitation and decision making
Demonstrated ability to observe teaching and therapeutic interventions and provide objective
feedback and skill development
Experience using data to help inform and shape teaching and therapeutic interventions
Experience managing a budget

It is highly recommended that applicants have experience teaching and/or acting as a counselor for students with emotional and learning needs, as well as experience as a school administrator.
MA DESE Moderate Special Needs certification preferred.

The Dearborn Academy High School Director works 12 months.

Dearborn Academy is moving from its current location in Arlington, MA to its new home in Newton, MA in June, 2017.

Start Date: July 1, 2017 with option for May, 2017 start

Applicants should contact Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School, at raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org and provide a cover letter, resume, copy of certification(s) and at least three professional references.

Dearborn is an EOE/AA employer
Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

Robin Davidian (781) 641-5992

Posted: 4-7-17

email rdavidian@dearbornacademy.org
Website https://www.dearbornacademy.org


Title Executive Director
Location East Freetown, MA
Start Date 2017-09-01
Job Information

The Whitney Academy, Inc.

A midsize, not-for-profit residential treatment center is currently searching for a proven, experienced Executive Director to oversee the strategic, financial and program management of the organization. We employ close to 170 individuals serving four community residences, an office building, the main school site and several building lots.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2017.

Founded in 1986 by George and Sheila Harmon, the Whitney Academy’s community based Residential Education/Treatment Program specializes in the treatment of developmentally delayed and sexually disordered young men, ages ten to twenty-two, who present with a wide spectrum of sexualized behavior problems ranging from trauma reactive to sexually abusive. The majority of our students come to us with significant early childhood trauma histories. Over 50% of Whitney’s student population come from states other than Massachusetts, including but not limited to Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Canada. Whitney remains open to the further evolution of its services and treatment modalities as it seeks to respond to the needs of individuals, communities and states in the fulfillment of its mission.

Joint Commission accredited, SEVIS certified and nationally recognized as a leader in this very specialized field, Whitney remains under direction of co-founder and CEO, George E. Harmon who is soon to retire. The successful candidate will work side by side with Mr. Harmon for 6 months to a year to insure the continuity of leadership and
organizational culture.

Qualifications and Attributes:

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and effective leader who possesses both the vision to inspire and the skills to lead an organization into its next phase of development.

The successful candidate will have at least ten years of experience in a senior administrative role directing programs for children with intellectual disabilities, emotional disabilities, and/or multiple diagnoses.

The successful candidate will have shown a career of progressive accomplishment.

Possession of a Master’s Degree in Administration or related field.

Passion, idealism, integrity, a positive attitude, and the ability to inspire staff at all levels of the organization.

Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to be a persuasive and passionate communicator.

Demonstrated a history as a professional leader with excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to interact with parents, students, staff, educational partners, elected officials, donors, and community members.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Overseeing all aspects of the Academy’s business, marketing, financial, and regulatory operations including: strategic planning; and the day-to-day operations of the school, including facilities, personnel, programs, curriculum, and treatment modalities.

Together with the Chief Financial Officer, direct the preparation and maintenance of the annual organizational budget and UFR as approved by the Board of Directors.

Assure compliance with and accountability for all terms and agreements contained in funding source contracts.

Assure continued compliance with all required regulations, licenses, and accreditations
including, but not limited to, Joint Commission, SEVIS, Massachusetts DESE, DCF and EEC.

Recommend to the Board of Directors, the approval of policies and programs which promote the mission of Whitney Academy and that are compatible with organizational needs and non-profit best practices.

Salary commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should submit their resumes to:

George E. Harmon
Executive Director
Whitney Academy, Inc.
P.O. Box 619
East Freetown, MA 02717

Or

hr@whitneyacademy.org

Whitney Academy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Ellen Martin (508)763-3737 ext. 226

Posted: 4-4-17

email hr@whitneyacademy.org


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