Title Speech Language Pathologist
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2020-10-05
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 a Speech Language Pathologist for our program in Walpole.

Position Requirements:
*Master’s Degree in Speech-Pathology from an accredited program.
*Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the *American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year.
*Massachusetts Educator’s licence and license from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology required.
*Experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and knowledge of alternative and augmentative communication systems preferred.
*CPR; First aid; CPI; Valid Driver’s License

Supervision Received: Speech Language Dept. Head, Coordinator of Clinical & Family Services
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Performs in a professional manner at all times in all aspects of work; including developing a therapeutic and effective relationship with students: using appropriate tone of voice, setting reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.
2. Participates in the intake screening of potential new students to League School of Greater Boston. If the student is accepted, reviews evaluation materials to develop goals and objectives for upcoming Individual Education Program meetings. This may include observations, review of records, information lessons and/or beginning of his/her own assessment if an outside evaluation within the last year is not available.
3. Develops goals and objectives for the IEP in consultation with the educational team for each student on the caseload.
4. Collects and records data and/or provides data sheets to teachers regarding student performance on speech and language goals. Monitors student progress and collaborates with classroom head teacher on goals to facilitate quarterly report writing for IEPs.
5. Consults with the head teacher and classroom team around programming including developing curricula and/or group lessons as they relate to speech and language needs, as they impact the student and the classroom.
6. Develops curriculum content and materials, as needed for the implementation of communication programs/social programs, classroom lessons, etc.
7. Has curriculum materials prepared and ready for review that are appropriate for students and/or classroom on the caseload.
8. Participates in meetings with parents/guardians, meetings with public school systems personnel, and annual reviews as needed.
9. Attends classroom meetings, program meetings, staff meetings, and department meetings. Comes prepared with agenda and/or ready to discuss issues and solutions.
10. Participates in residential meetings. Provides consultation and/or trainings regarding communication-based IEP goals and strategies to the residential staff as needed.
11. Conducts formal assessments of students’ speech and language skills and generates data-based written reports upon written consent from parent/guardian and school district.
12. Completes written reports, as needed, in a timely manner: Individual Education Programs, re-evaluation reports, Incident Reports, Accident Reports and Restraint reports.
13. Provides input into the development of behavior intervention strategies, academic goals, and daily living techniques for individual students based on the student’s language capabilities.
14. Supports the implementation of student behavior programs: positive reinforcements, breaks, time outs, etc., as designated by the Behavior Department and the team.
15. All SLP Staff will be the in house trainers for SCERTS and responsible for training all new employees in conjunction with the Program Coordinators.
16. Performs other related duties, as assigned by the SLP Department Head, Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services, or Principal, which 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, Google mail, and the entire Microsoft Office suite.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes 75% employer paid health and dental, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance of up to $2000 per school year, 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. In addition, League assists individuals who are engaged in the licensure process to obtain their MA license not only through tuition assistance but also through mentoring and the DESE Structured Guidance and Supports process. The League School also will work with staff to access available Public Service Loan Forgiveness options as well as other loan forgiveness options.

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, pregnancy-related conditions, 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

A link to all current job openings is also available on our website www.leagueschool.com; click Work at League.

Posted: 9-21-2020

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


Title Executive Director
Location Fall River
Start Date 2020-12-01
Job Information

Fall River Deaconess Home

The Fall River Deaconess Home is seeking a strategic and visionary Executive Director to join our highly respected nonprofit organization located in Fall River, MA.

The Organization 

The Deaconess Home was founded in 1893 to offer underprivileged women a safe and nurturing environment. Since its inception, the Deaconess Home has shared the value of community with young women and has provided education, recreation, vocational training, and a place to call home. Medical, psycho-social, and psychiatric services were added in 1941, and in the 1960s Deaconess opened its first site for group home services. Today, the Deaconess Home is a vibrant agency which provides cutting-edge comprehensive treatment services to young women ages 11-22 and their families to maintain their safety, reduce the need for crisis intervention, and strengthen interpersonal and daily living skills.

With an annual budget of $7 million, our programs include:

Residential Treatment: We provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behavior, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.

Group Living Services: This program enables individuals who need additional support to regain, maintain, and improve life skills and functioning in a safe, stable, community-based living arrangement

Family Support and Stabilization Services:  Our goal is to improve family functioning, increase child and family safety and well-being, to reduce the need for Department of Children and Families intervention and  separation of children from their families, and to ease the transition to reunification following out-of-home placement.

Our dedicated staff team numbers nearly 100.  The Deaconess Home fosters a culture of excellence and improvement and is currently undergoing formal accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). See www.deaconesshome.org.

The Position

To build upon the legacy of the Deaconess Home, our next leader will be driven by compassion, respect, and belief in the enormous potential of our clients.  The Executive Director must bring well-honed leadership and collaboration skills as s/he works with the Board of Managers, staff, clients, funders,  community leaders and other major stakeholders, and will lead a motivated and committed team with a strategic vision and sense of purpose. With overall responsibility for day-to-day management of the agency, including all phases of programs and services, financial management, and planning, the Executive Director must possess entrepreneurial acumen and the ability to lead and manage a complex and dynamic organization.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management:

  • Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, provides a supportive work environment for staff, and prioritizes effective and meaningful service delivery.
  • Provide information, expertise and knowledge that will allow the Board and its committees, senior leadership, and management teams to effectively set and achieve goals.
  • Provide a positive, service-centered environment that is ethical, supportive, and respectful of clients, families, staff, and volunteers.

Fiscal Management and Fundraising:

  • Maintain fiscal strength and viability, including creation and implementation of an approved budget and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with fiscal and contractual reporting and regulatory requirements.
  • Create and implement development plans and provide fundraising leadership.

Service Delivery:

  • With senior administrative and management teams, plan and implement the systems and practices to meet approved goals and objectives.
  • Establish performance measures for day-to-day operations for each program.

Public Relations and Community Advocacy:

  • Establish and maintain creative and collegial working relationships with state, local, and national service organizations, regulatory agencies, community resources and the business community.
  • Represent the agency, encourage mutual understanding, and maintain knowledge/perspective of community needs and opportunities.

Board Relations:

  • Work supportively with and provide leadership to the Board of Managers in regard to planning, decision-making, fiduciary, and oversight responsibilities.
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Managers and its subcommittees as an ex-officio non-voting member.
  • Report regularly regarding operations, finances, and implementation of the long-term plan as well as changes in the business and regulatory environment.

Staff Support and Management:

  • Mentor and support the administrative and management teams
  • Ensure an environment that encourages staff to understand the mission, philosophy, performance targets, and service and long-term goals.
  • Develop and maintain a talent management structure that attracts and retains qualified staff.
  • Oversee the maintenance and implementation of effective personnel policies.

Skills/Experience Desired

  • Experience managing treatment and/or educational services for youth and families
  • Ability to identify public policy and legislative issues
  • Supervisory experience and approachable leadership style that encourages collaboration
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate formal short and long-term plans, policies, and procedures
  • Capability to ensure sound fiscal policies and operations
  • Track record in fundraising
  • Familiarity obtaining and administering contracts from state and/or federal agencies
  • Knowledge of human resource management practices
  • Collegial relationships with a wide variety of individuals inside and outside the organization
  • Understanding of the formal accreditation process and effective practices in the human service field
  • Proven strong oral and written communication skills

Qualifications

  • MSW, MBA or other advanced degree in nonprofit or human service management, special education, child development, family services or related field
  • At least ten years’ experience in a leadership position
  • Proven administrative, supervisory and management skills in an organization which provides human services

The Fall River Deaconess Home is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Susan Barry, Egmont Ass

Posted: 8/18/2020

email sbarry@egmontassociates.com
Website www.deaconesshome.org


Title Speech and Language Pathologist
Location Westfield, MA
Start Date 2020-08-24
Job Information

White Oak School

Provide direct therapy to students in elementary, middle and high school through implementation of individual, small group and/or inclusion intervention focused on listening, speaking, reading, writing, auditory memory/processing, executive functioning, and social thinking/pragmatics skills to support academic and social competencies
Provide consultation to general education and special education staff regarding student needs and best practices
Conduct evaluations, as needed
Participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings
Implementation and progress monitoring of IEP goals
Meet all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which you are assigned, including IEP and Progress Report deadlines
Create a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
Use professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student’s team
Remain current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice and research. Including engaging in regular and strategic professional development to stay current in best practices for diverse learn
Compensation and benefits:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience

Contact Person: Jody Michalski – 413-562-9500

Posted: 8-12-2020

email jmichalski@whiteoakschool.org
Website https://www.whiteoakschool.org


Title Special Education Teacher
Location Weston, MA
Start Date 2020-08-24
Job Information

The Gifford School

HS Science Special Education Teachers

Job Description
The Gifford School is a private special education day school located in Weston, Massachusetts and works with students with a variety of social, emotional, and learning challenges.
We currently have a Special Education Science Teacher position available in our High School.

Position Type: Full-time

Job Categories:
Biology (8-12) Licensure and /or
Special Education > Moderate Disabilities (5-12) Licensure; with science experience required

Job Requirements
• Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (5-12) and/or Biology (8-12), please
Include Massachusetts License number on resume.
• Experience with children/adolescents, special education setting preferred.
• Experience with IEP process.
• Strengths in classroom management, collaboration, and a love of teaching.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Gifford School 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, 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.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Gail Kadlik, Business Director
The Gifford School
177 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493
781-899-9500
gkadlik@gifford.org

Contact Person: Gail Kadlik, Business Director

Posted: 8-12-2020

email gkadlik@gifford.org
Website https://www.gifford.org


Title RESIDENTIAL DIRECT CARE STAFF $16.75 -$17.75/HOUR FULL-TIME & PART-TIME OVERNIGHTS & WEEKENDS
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2020-08-10
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

League School of Greater Boston, named “Best Special Needs High School” for 2019 by Boston Parents Paper, 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 RESIDENTIAL DIRECT CARE STAFF for our residential programs in Walpole to start immediately. Full-time staff earn $17.75/hour; part-time staff and relief staff earn $16.75/hour. Shifts currently available are: weekday afternoons, evenings, overnights (11:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.), Saturdays and Sundays all shifts.

Position Requirements:
* Must have HS diploma and preferably a Bachelor’s degree; or be in an undergraduate course of study, preferably special education, education, psychology, human services or social work.
*Safety Care, CPR and First Aid certifications (training will be provided if you do not have these currently)
*Prior experience caring for children in a residential setting required; autism experience preferred.
*Must pass rigorous background checks, including nationwide fingerprint screening.
*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 students by helping to prepare healthy meals and keeping the properties 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 regularly scheduled weekend work.
7) Work collaboratively with all school staff members to coordinate support for students.
8) Transport students in League School vans, as needed.

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 75% employer paid health and dental, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance of up to $2000 per school year, 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. In addition, League assists individuals who are engaged in the licensure process to obtain their MA license not only through tuition assistance but also through mentoring and the DESE Structured Guidance and Supports process. The League School also will work with staff to access available Public Service Loan Forgiveness options as well as other loan forgiveness options.

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

A link to all current job openings is available on our website www.leagueschool.com; click Careers.

No phone calls please.

Posted: 7-29-2020

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


Title Residential Coordinator
Location Swansea, MA
Start Date 2020-07-27
Job Information

Stevens Treatment Programs

The Residential Coordinator provides leadership to members of the Residential team through the provision of direct supervision, crisis intervention and as on-the-floor coaching. This position is responsible for ensuring that all cottage systems and procedures are carried out according to Stevens’ philosophy, policies and procedures.

Contact Person:  Linda Lavoie

Posted: 7-27-2020

email careers@stevensprograms.org
Website http://www.stevensprograms.org


Title Child Care Specialist
Location Barre, MA
Start Date 2020-08-17
Job Information

Stetson School

In Stetson School located in Barre, MA. We support young men who have experienced trauma with clinical, residential, and educational services.

Contact Person:  Jean Witter – HR Associate Recruiter – 508-579-7931

Posted: 7-27-2020

email Jwitter@sevenhills.org
Website https://careers-sevenhills.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=Stetson&searchLocation=12781-12805-Barre


Title School Nurse
Location Marlborough, MA
Start Date 2020-08-10
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 seek to hire a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our Nursing Department. The hours for this position are 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, 3 – 5 days per week, Monday through Friday.

Key Responsibilities:
•Physical assessment and direct clinical care.
•Provides First aid treatment for students and staff.
•Trains school personnel on First Aid, CPR, and the use of the AED.
•Dispenses medication.
•Manages electronic and paper health records.
•Assumes responsibility for the referral of students in need of medical care
•Implements DPH and DESE health policies and protocols.

Key Requirements:
•Must be flexible
•Must be able to work well under pressure and demonstrate a calm and objective demeanor.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
•At least 2 years’ experience in pediatric, community health, or school nursing (Experience working with students with autism and related disabilities preferred)
•Valid Massachusetts Nursing license
•First Aid and CPR certified (Instructor certification preferred)
•Eligible or willing to become eligible for DESE licensure
•Must have good organizational skills coupled with good interpersonal skills, show strong attention to detail, be eager to learn new skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrate proficiency with computers. Successful candidates must also be compassionate, have ability to prioritize and multitask, and be able to maintain strict confidentiality of information.
•Proof of immunizations required.

Contact Person:  Jessica Blank, HR Assistant, 508-651-7500 ext. 374

Posted: 7-27-2020

email jblank@crossroadsschoolma.org
Website https://www.crossroadsschoolma.org/


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