Title Teaching Assistant
Location Watertown, MA
Start Date 2018-11-05
Job Information

Perkins School for the Blind

Teaching Assistant – Great Career Path with Free Training

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

Under the general supervision of the Education Director, the Teaching Assistant assist in teaching skills to meet designated objectives within the Individual Education Plan (I.E.P) and report progress on these objectives in oral and/or written formats as prescribed by the program. They will also attend to the direct care, medical and behavioral needs of students in the residence and participate in staff development and trainings.

Responsibilities:
• Maintains appropriate certifications and completes required training hours and mandated trainings, including on-the-job training.
• Possesses skill and knowledge to perform all job requirements effectively, efficiently and safely while actively acquiring and applying current knowledge.
• Actively participates in program and campus wide projects and activities.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the general curriculum as well as the expanded core curriculum.
• Assists in the development and implementation of IEP goals, objectives and strategies.
• Develops and prioritizes measurable objectives for students, both short and long term.
• Promotes student independence, self-confidence, and development of social, organizational, and other critical skills to the maximum extent possible.
• Takes initiative to plan activities that meet the development level of the student.
• Develops performance measures and informs students of the criteria for success.
• Evaluates student performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning.
• Assists in providing a language and communication model based on the individual needs of the student.
• Establishes and maintains structure, rules and procedures and standards of behavior.
• Establishes and adapts the environment that is conducive to learning
• Establishes good rapport and maintains respectful relationships with students and is a positive role model for students and staff.
• Adapts lessons for individuals with diverse needs and various backgrounds.
• Engages students by using a variety of approaches and motivating strategies to convey knowledge and develop skills and fosters community integration through the development and implementation of appropriate off-campus activities.
• Provides positive reinforcement and constructive feedback to students.
• Assists in setting up appropriate visual, auditory and physical environment for student.
• Assists in creating a positive learning and home-like living environment that is safe, secure and clean.
• Assists in the implementation of a safe, secure environment and effectively handles emergencies.
• Ensures that student’s medical and behavioral needs are met by altering teaching strategies and following protocols.
• Responds to student medical emergencies.
• Assists with student medical and other appointments.
• Complies with the OSHA and the Perkins’ Hazard Communication Program safety standards and immediately reports any hazard to supervisor.
• Reports staff and student injuries and student incidents per policy and procedures.
• Provides and monitors direct care tailored to the student’s individual performance levels and needs of students in a manner which respects student rights to privacy and dignity.
• Assists students in helping them to control their behaviors.
• Provides the appropriate level of physical assistance to students.
• Actively assists student participation in all activities.
• Shows respect for students, colleagues, administrators, family members, and others by creating and maintaining positive, inclusive interpersonal relationships.
• Effectively communicates and collaborates with staff at all levels and in all departments, family members, outside agency staff, contractors, etc.
• Maintains an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
• Respects the confidentiality and human rights of students and staff.
• Makes effective use of time, completes work on schedule and meets deadlines.
• Accepts responsibility for all aspects of the job.
• Produces clear, well-written reports in proper formats and submits reports/IEPs on time.
• Demonstrates flexibility adjusting to changes in daily routines, needs, and administrative directives, policies and procedures.
• Follows and complies with school rules, policies, and procedures including those that are financially related.
• Follows and assists with the implementation of all regulations required by licensing agencies.

ASLEEP OVERNIGHT (Applies only to live-in Teaching Assistants)
• Is dependable, conscientious and punctual.
• Provides three eight-hour asleep overnight shifts.
• Responds to emergencies during overnight coverage.
• To perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma
• Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certifications

Preference may be given to candidates with:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Previous experience working with special needs children
• Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive school vehicles including chair cars
Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training. Dependent upon availability, housing may also be offered to staff.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have life experience are encouraged to apply.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Contact: Deirdre Higgins

Posted: 10-26-18

 

 

email deirdre.higgins@perkins.org
Website http://www.Perkins.org


Title ABA Teacher
Location Marlborough, MA
Start Date 2018-11-12
Job Information

Crossroads School

Crossroads School, in Marlborough, MA is a private, nonprofit school dedicated to transforming the lives of children with autism using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. We are currently seeking to hire an ABA Teacher responsible for teaching students in the school and in the home using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. The ABA Teacher is responsible for helping students achieve the goals and objectives outlined in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Behavior Management Guidelines (BMGs), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs), and Treatment Plans. The ABA Teacher also serves as the Case Manager for one student and is responsible for helping to design and modify curriculum, building materials to support the curriculum, and using the curriculum and materials to teach new skills.

Responsibilities:

• Implement behavior analytic teaching procedures.
• Record, summarize, and graph data as specified in IEPs, BIPs, BMGs, and Insurance Treatment Plans.
• Implement 1:1 and small-group instruction including leading academic and social skills groups.
• Maintain case student’s program book per guidelines.
• Ensure skills generalize to other people, settings, and time.
• Teach appropriate functional alternatives to challenging behavior.
• Update curriculum sheets, data sheets and Behavior Management Guidelines
• Maintain case students’ electronic files per guidelines.
• Construct Student Day packets
• Update staff on case student’s progress, program changes, and follow-up from Student Day Meetings.
• Assist the Lead Special Education Teacher in curriculum development and modification.
• Write quarterly progress reports for case students per protocol.
• Work up to 4 hours week on a Home Services case.
• Provides parent/family training and feedback for Home Services students.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Behavior Analysis, or related field preferred.
• Experience working with children with autism and related disabilities preferred.
• Must have good organizational skills coupled with interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, be eager to learn new skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in computer skills in Microsoft Office products, punctuality, compassion, ability to prioritize and multitask, and maintain strict confidentiality of information.

Must be enthusiastic, positive and love working with children!

Crossroads School’s mission is to provide individualized, comprehensive education and related services to students with autism to enhance quality of life and independent functioning, so they may achieve their full potential. We believe that all individuals have a fundamental right to an education that promotes the greatest degree of personal independence. Personal independence for each individual is achieved through an educational partnership between school, community, and family. Crossroads places a strong emphasis on family involvement in the development of school programming as well as active support and contribution to families’ success after school hours.

Crossroads School offers a competitive salary with a generous benefits package including Tuition Reimbursement, Health and Dental Insurance, 403(b) with generous employer match, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plans, and Professional Development opportunities. Crossroads School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit our website at http://www.crossroadsschoolma.org.

Jessica Blank, Human Resources Assistant, 508-651-7500 ext. 374

Posted: 10.25.18

 

email JBlank@crossroadsschoolma.org
Website http://www.crossroadsschoolma.org


Title ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-10-22
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 an ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
*Valid Teaching license in Massachusetts required (any discipline; Moderate or Severe Disabilities preferred).
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Facilities Manager
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

1. Implements lessons and tasks associated with assistive technology according to Individualized Education Programs (IEP) within the classrooms/school community.
2. Consults with Head Teachers/Teachers with regard to assistive technology used in classrooms.
3. Consults on hardware, software, and application selection and demonstration.
4. Trains and supports Head Teachers/Teachers in effective instructional technique(s) using assistive technology.
5. Collaborates with parents and Speech & Language Pathologists when appropriate.
6. Locates and reviews information necessary for purchase of recommended equipment.
7. Conducts assessments and prepares written reports.
8. Attends IEP meetings as needed.
9. Plans and delivers training sessions on assistive technology for individuals or small groups, as needed.
10. Additional duties as assigned by Facilities Manager or Executive Director.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office and a wide variety of adaptive technology applications (software and hardware).

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off in addition to school vacation weeks 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.

You may also link to our current job opportunities by accessing our website www.leagueschool.org and clicking: About – League at a Glance – Careers

Posted: 10-23-18

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


Title HEAD TEACHER, MODERATE SPECIAL NEEDS 5-12
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-10-29
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 Pathfinders program.

The Pathfinders program educates elementary, middle-school, high-school and post-high-school students with high-functioning autism and related social communication challenges. The curriculum is based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks/Common Core Standards and modified to meet student needs. All classrooms are designed around student age, grade level and social communication needs, and are no larger than 8 students per classroom. The ultimate goal is to achieve a high school diploma.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (Master’s degree preferred) with current MA license in Moderate Special Needs 5-12. 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, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, professional development opportunities, as well as paid Sick and Personal days in addition to school vacation weeks 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.

You may also link to our current job opportunities by accessing our website www.leagueschool.com and clicking About – League at a Glance – Careers

Posted: 10-23-18

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


Title ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-11-05
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 an ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
*Valid Teaching license in Massachusetts required (any discipline; Moderate or Severe Disabilities preferred).
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Facilities Manager
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

1. Implements lessons and tasks associated with assistive technology according to Individualized Education Programs (IEP) within the classrooms/school community.
2. Consults with Head Teachers/Teachers with regard to assistive technology used in classrooms.
3. Consults on hardware, software, and application selection and demonstration.
4. Trains and supports Head Teachers/Teachers in effective instructional technique(s) using assistive technology.
5. Collaborates with parents and Speech & Language Pathologists when appropriate.
6. Locates and reviews information necessary for purchase of recommended equipment.
7. Conducts assessments and prepares written reports.
8. Attends IEP meetings as needed.
9. Plans and delivers training sessions on assistive technology for individuals or small groups, as needed.
10. Additional duties as assigned by Facilities Manager or Executive Director.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office and a wide variety of adaptive technology applications (software and hardware)

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off in addition to school vacation weeks 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.

You may also link to our current job opportunities by accessing our website www.leagueschool.org and clicking: About – League at a Glance – Careers

Posted: 10-23-18

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


Title 1:1 ABA Teacher
Location Bevery, MA
Start Date 2018-10-29
Job Information

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center

JOB TITLE: 1:1 Teacher ABA Counselor FLSA: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Behavior Clinician

JOB SUMMARY: The 1:1 Teacher ABA Counselor’s primary job responsibility is to carry out behavior intervention & curriculum programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Work 1:1 with students ages 3-22

2. Collect and accurately record behavioral, social, academic, and other data as required per student’s specific goals and programming

3. Ensure timely completion of graphed data

4. Ensure behavioral strategies are implemented consistently and accurately across clinical systems in all settings under the direction of a behavior clinician

5. Use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help students socially, academically, and behaviorally

6. Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of treatment programs and communicate with the student’s team.

7. Attend and participate in team meetings as necessary and requested.

8. Assist in the development of student books and maintaining materials

9. Participate in presenting student progress.

10. Communicate regularly with directors and supervisors

11. Ensure all required paperwork is neat and completed in a timely manner.

12. Ensure student and environmental safety at all times

13. Maintain clean and safe environment for students throughout the school and in student areas

14. Ensure effective communication between home and school with appropriate in person parent communication and home note documentation

15. Ensure that all team members demonstrate proficiency in using applied behavior analysis by communicating regularly with fellow 1:1 staff, supervisors, and directors.

16. Participate in developing data taking mechanisms and reporting strategies for clinical information

17. Participate in community outings with students including, but not limited to: swimming, ice skating, hiking, etc.

18. Other duties as required or directed by supervisors or directors.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Special Education or related Human Service Field.

• Preference of at least 1 year working experience with specialized populations.

• Experience working directly with children with autism within a behavioral format preferred but not necessary.

• Knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide behavioral therapy practices.

• Ability to document in accordance with professional standards, state and local guidelines, and reimbursement requirements.

• Ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report.

• Experience using computers and an aptitude to learn computer applications.

• Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability communicate respectively and compassionately to child and their family.

• Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.

• Be able to pass a background and CORI check.

• Valid driver’s license in good standing and safe driving record.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Benefits we provide to our staff!

•Professional and career development opportunities•Considerable time off (paid vacations, paid time off)

•Affordable and Comprehensive Medical Insurance•Dental Insurance

•Life Insurance

•401K Retirement plan

•Tuition reimbursement

•Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment that presents exposure to human conditions. Work is performed in a clinical setting. Extreme noise occurs frequently. Physical contact occurs frequently.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS:

Applicants are required to be able to physically perform all job duties, including carrying students up to 50 pounds, keeping students safe and in close proximity at all times, particularly on outings and safely restraining students in excess of 100 pounds up to 200 pounds when necessary. Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds occasionally, and/or up to thirty (30) to sixty (60) pounds frequently, and/or up to ten (10) pounds constantly. Rarely must be able of lift over ninety (90) pounds.

Must have close visual acuity to perform frequent activities such as: distinguishing colors, preparing and analyzing data and figures, visually inspecting and measuring and assembling at distance close to the eye. Must be able to hear constantly, read, write and talk frequently.

Full Time, Salaried – $40,000, with benefits

Contact: Frank Royce, HR Generalist, 978-993-8096

Posted: 10-10-18

email froyce@hopefuljourneys.com
Website http://hopefuljourneys.org/main.html


Title Part-time counselor
Location Merrimac, MA
Start Date 2018-10-08
Job Information

Merrimac Heights Academy

Seeking a counselor for students with special needs. The person in this position will be responsible for providing group and individual therapy sessions to meet IEP needs and also to maximize social emotional growth of individual students. In addition, the counselor will also provide teacher support in the classroom when needed. Small caseload in a nurturing environment

Contact:  Lygia Soares, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Posted: 10-9-18

email lsoares@merrimacheightsacademy.org
Website http://www.merrimacheightsacademy.org


Title Program Director – Early Head Start
Location Somerville MA
Start Date 2018-09-24
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care in Somerville as the Program Director for our Early Head Start Program!

The Program Director manages the clinical and administrative functions of our home-based program which provides comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families in Somerville, Cambridge and Medford.
The team is a diverse, dynamic and passionate group consisting of clinicians, home visitors and specialists.

The Director will:
supervise the managerial staff
provide leadership and program development as well as interface with the larger system of providers and child serving state agencies
administer Federal grant in accordance with grantor guidelines, laws, policies and best practices
work closely with the agency’s Finance Department to monitor and oversee the program’s budget and implement sound financial practices

This is a great opportunity to manage a program while also gaining the support to continue your own professional and personal growth.

Required Skills
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
Creativity and flexibility
Ability to foster growth and development of staff and program
Capacity to multitask and think strategically
Ability to work independently as well as with teams and networks of providers
Experience with Outlook, Word and Excel
Bilingual Spanish preferred

Required Experience
BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Public Health or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years post-Master’s level experience in providing educational or social services to children and families Head Start or Early Head Start experience preferred, including experience with federal reviews/monitoring and experience in budgeting/financial management
Prior supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership capacities required

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

Contact: Rebekah Simmons

Posted: 9-26-18

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


Title JOB COACH – Part-Time 25-27 Hours/Week
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-10-08
Job Information

The 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 Part-Time JOB COACH to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Autism/vocational aide experience preferred.
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Vocational and Career Services
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Implements lessons and tasks, according to Individual Education Programs, within the classroom/school and community settings.
2. Transports and supervises students at community-based job sites and provides job-coaching services for students according to individual program needs.
3. Acts as liaison for communication between community-based employers and the League School of Greater Boston’s Coordinator of Vocational and Career Services.
4. Participates in behavior intervention strategies and daily living-skill techniques for individual students and follows through on the strategies developed by the team.
5. Collects and records data regarding student performance in instructional and behavioral areas.
6. Develops a therapeutic and effective relationship with students: uses appropriate voice modulation, sets reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.
7. Follows schedules within the classroom and the school to provide structure and limit stimuli for the students.
8. Implements student behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by the Behavior Department and the team.
9. Completes daily paperwork, as needed, to include: Incident Reports, Accident Reports, etc.
10. Monitors health and safety of students and follows through with the School Nurse on incidents requiring medical attention.
11. Works as a team player. Attends supervision and staff meetings. Comes prepared with agenda and ready to discuss issues and solutions.
12. Participates in all trainings, as required by League School of Greater Boston.

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 part-time benefit package that includes Earned Sick Leave, Flexible Spending Accounts, and 403(b) retirement plan with match.

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: 9-26-18

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


Title Director of Admissions
Location Natick, MA
Start Date 2018-10-01
Job Information

Brandon School and Residential Treatment Center

The Brandon School and Residential Treatment Center is seeking a Director of Admissions for our 80 bed residential treatment program and 25+ day student population. Brandon serves boys 7 – 18 years old with complex behavioral and emotional challenges. This is an elevated position within our agency that requires excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, writing, task completion, and problem solving skills. The Director of Admissions is responsible for the daily oversight and coordination of all referrals and admissions, as well as information dissemination and marketing of our various programs. The position also includes screening of youth being placed in our emergency services programs, interviewing youth for long term care placement, providing tours to youth, families and collaterals, and serving as point of contact on all admissions specific matters.

Experience working in special education and/or residential settings, working with school systems, DCF, and DMH, experience providing care to youth and families, and leadership experience working with interdisciplinary teams is preferred, as well as an understanding and true passion for trauma informed care.

Bachelors degree in related field required; masters degree preferred in social work, mental health counseling, or education.

Contact: Kate Myers, Chief Treatment Officer, 508-655-6400 X255

Posted: 9-24-18

email katemyers06@gmail.com


Title Assistant Program Director – Riverside Day Program
Location Needham, MA
Start Date 2018-09-17
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

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

The Assistant Program Director will work with the Program Director to oversee the day to day management of our Day Treatment Program, 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.

In addition, the Assistant Program Director will provide clinical oversight of the programs and supervision of clinical staff and interns.

Riverside offers an outstanding staff training program, excellent clinical supervision, competitive salary, benefits package and career advancement opportunities!

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

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

Contact Person: Rebekah Simmons

Posted 9-21-18

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


Title Special Education Teacher
Location Needham, MA
Start Date 2018-09-17
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Special Education Teacher!

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.

Salary range: $47,000 – $52,000/year

Occasional evenings required to attend parent advisory board meetings, open house events and other community building events.

Required Skills
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required
Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle required for local travel

Required Experience
Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education or related field required
Concentration in Math and/or Science a plus
Must have licensure in special education for children with moderate disabilities (5-12); additional subject-specific license a plus
At least one year post-grad experience working with children or adolescents in an academic setting and experience working with special needs population preferred

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

Contact Person: Rebekah Simmons

Posted 9-21-18

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


Title Teaching Assistant
Location Needham, MA
Start Date 2018-09-17
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Great opportunity to join a unique, innovative therapeutic school program that enables students to develop confidence and success in academic achievement and social situations.

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 Teaching Assistant will:
work as part of a team to provide direct supports, social skill groups, tutorial services, guidance, education, advocacy and supervision for students
support the human rights of individuals through the development of self-worth, empowering individuals to become the primary decision makers in their lives
offer listening and counseling presence for individuals with questions/concerns

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

Occasional evenings required to attend parent advisory board meetings, open house events and other community building events.

Required Skills
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work as a member of a team and to function independently
Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required
Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle required for local travel

Required Experience
Bachelor’s Degree required
Previous experience working with individuals with special needs preferred

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

Contact Person: Rebekah Simmons

Posted: 9-21-18

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


Title Special Needs Teacher
Location Watertown, MA
Start Date 2018-10-15
Job Information

Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

Under the general supervision of the Education Director or Assistant Education Director, the Teacher provides instructional services for students with sensory impairments, based on individual needs and evaluates students as required. They will plan, prepare and implement appropriate educational goals for each student as well as provide a variety of adapted materials and aids as appropriate for each student.

Responsibilities:
• Meets educational requirements and qualifies for certification/licensure while updating and expanding knowledge
• Demonstrates understanding of the general curriculum, expanded core curriculum, and subject matter/area of expertise
• Determines present levels of performance by reviewing background information and conducting informal and formal assessments
• Develops and prioritizes measurable objectives for learners; plans short term and long term instruction or clinical strategies to address individual objectives.
• Establishes and maintains structures, rules, and procedures for learners and sets and maintains high expectations and standards of behavior
• Establishes and adapts the environment to make it conducive to learning
• Establishes good rapport and maintains respectful relationships with learners, adapting lessons for individuals with diverse needs and various backgrounds
• Engages learners by using a variety of approaches and motivating strategies to convey knowledge and develop skills, maximizing instructional/clinical time
• Provides positive reinforcement and constructive feedback
• Develops performance measures and informs learners of the criteria for success; evaluates learner performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning; revises instructional plans based on ongoing observation/evaluation information;
• Helps create positive, inclusive interpersonal relationships
• Shows respect for students, colleagues, administrators, family members, and others, communicating well with, supports, advises, and/or advocates for learners
• Collaborates, consults with, and maintains effective communication with outside agency staff, staff at all levels, and family members, and when indicated, provides training
• Maintains effective communication and works cooperatively with administrators
• Maintains a safe environment and handles emergencies
• Maintains a clean, neat, inviting, and well-designed learning environment
• Ensures learners’ medical needs are met by altering teaching/clinical strategies and following protocols.
• To perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field
• Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certifications
• Ability to travel independently

Preference may be given to candidates with:
• Master’s degree in Special Education and/or in specialized content area, Vocational Rehabilitation, or working toward a degree in teaching
• Previous experience working with students with visual impairments or students with multiple disabilities
Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training. Dependent upon availability, housing may also be offered to staff.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have life experience are encouraged to apply.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Contact Person: Deirdre Higgins

Posted 9-21-18

email deirdre.higgins@perkins.org
Website http://www.Perkins.org


Title Teaching Assistant
Location Watertown, MA
Start Date 2018-10-22
Job Information

Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

The Teaching Assistant works with multiply impaired, deaf and deafblind students 5-22 years of age. Responsibilities include providing direct care, independent living skills training and classroom assistance, assisting with lifting and transferring, implementing behavioral interventions and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
• Promotes student independence, self-confidence, and development of social, organizational, and other critical skills to the maximum extent possible.
• Takes initiative to plan activities that meet the development level of the student.
of the student.
• Assists students in helping them to control their behaviors.
• Provides and monitors direct care tailored to the student’s individual performance levels and needs of students in a manner which respects student rights to privacy and dignity.
• Provides the appropriate level of physical assistance to students and assists student participation in all activities.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the general curriculum as well as the expanded core curriculum.
• Assists in the development and implementation of IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals, objectives and strategies.
• Develops and prioritizes measurable objectives for students, both short and long term.
• Develops performance measures and informs students of the criteria for success.
• Evaluates student performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning.
• Assists in providing a language and communication model based on the individual needs of the student.
• Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
• High School diploma
• Willingness to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) certifications; Sign Language (dependent on program needs)

Contact Person: Deirdre Higgins

Posted 9-21-18

email deirdre.higgins@perkins.org
Website http://www.Perkins.org


Title JOB COACH – Part-Time 25-27 Hours/Week
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-04-23
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 Part-Time JOB COACH to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Autism/vocational aide experience preferred.
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Vocational and Career Services
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Implements lessons and tasks, according to Individual Education Programs, within the classroom/school and community settings.
2. Transports and supervises students at community-based job sites and provides job-coaching services for students according to individual program needs.
3. Acts as liaison for communication between community-based employers and the League School of Greater Boston’s Coordinator of Vocational and Career Services.
4. Participates in behavior intervention strategies and daily living-skill techniques for individual students and follows through on the strategies developed by the team.
5. Collects and records data regarding student performance in instructional and behavioral areas.
6. Develops a therapeutic and effective relationship with students: uses appropriate voice modulation, sets reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.
7. Follows schedules within the classroom and the school to provide structure and limit stimuli for the students.
8. Implements student behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by the Behavior Department and the team.
9. Completes daily paperwork, as needed, to include: Incident Reports, Accident Reports, etc.
10. Monitors health and safety of students and follows through with the School Nurse on incidents requiring medical attention.
11. Works as a team player. Attends supervision and staff meetings. Comes prepared with agenda and ready to discuss issues and solutions.
12. Participates in all trainings, as required by League School of Greater Boston.

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 part-time benefit package that includes Earned Sick Leave, Flexible Spending Accounts, and 403(b) retirement plan with match.

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: 4-12-18

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


Title Executive Director
Location Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools
Job Information

The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) is searching for an Executive Director with demonstrated experience in association and/or non-profit leadership and a passion for serving children and their families in a Special Education arena.

About maaps:

The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) was founded in 1978 as a statewide association of approved private special education schools dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs. Members are approved by the Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education under the state’s special education law, Chapter 766. maaps currently represents 85 member schools serving approximately 7000 children with special needs from Massachusetts, other states and countries. maaps is deeply committed to excellence and ethical integrity and to the ideal that children with special needs deserve equal access to appropriate, high quality educational experiences and treatment options, which are necessary for their individual growth and development. maaps members offer a wide array of specialized services including both day and residential special education. maaps operating budget is 1.5 Million.

To learn more about maaps visit maaps.org

The Position:

maaps’ Board of Directors, who are elected by the membership, is conducting a search to find its next Executive Director. We are looking for a candidate with strong leadership and association management skills. Experience with Massachusetts special education and human services preferred.

The Executive Director is responsible for the maaps staff which is comprised of 5 professionals who are engaged in a variety of activities including advocacy, government affairs, policy development, professional development, committee management, event/conference planning, and operation.

The Executive Director reports to the maaps Board of Directors and works closely with the board’s Executive Committee. The Executive Director will be well versed in governance and board management.

The Executive Director maintains good communication, keeping the membership apprised of issues and trends that impact the association. As an advocate for membership, he/she interfaces with state legislators on an ongoing basis, and protects the interests of members within the legislative process whenever necessary. He/she actively assists the board by presenting the various dimensions of issues so that board decisions are fully informed.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing public relations and other external relationships. He/she possesses attributes that will make them effective in establishing and maintaining relationships with various maaps constituencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Assure organization’s strategic direction remains true to mission, and that performance is measured according to predetermined indicators
  • Oversight and supervision of staff
  • Management of overall operation through sound fiscal practices
  • Compliance with all applicable state and federal regulation
  • Inform and advise Board of Directors with regard to industry trends and/or challenges and changes in government policy
  • Work with Board of Directors to maximize benefits and value to membership
  • Maintain positive relations with all stakeholders
  • Work with leaders at all levels of government to assure the interest of members are well represented and protected

Qualifications:

  • 10 years leadership experience in association management preferred
  • Proven skills in government affairs
  • Demonstrated skills in managing a complex organization in a highly regulated industry
  • Thorough understanding of education/human service sectors
  • Proven skills with financial management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in public relations/media interactions
  • Ability to collaborate with and involve Board of Directors in organizational strategy and operation
  • Masters degree in related field
  • Valid drivers license

Timeline:

  • James V. Major, CAE, IOM, our current executive director plans to retire at the end of May in 2019. The goal of the search committee is to interview candidates by mid-2018 and present our finalist(s) to the maaps Board of Directors for approval by the end of 2018.

A highly competitive compensation and benefits package available to successful candidate. Please send letter of intent and resume to maapssearch@gmail.com or maaps, 18 Lakeside Office Park, 607 North Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880. maaps is an EEO/AA Employer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful and satisfactory results of background checks and Professional Reference checks.

email maapssearch@gmail.com
Website www.maaps.org


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