Title Special Education Teacher
Location Milford, MA
Start Date 2018-07-18
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.

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
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: 7-19-18

 

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


Title Teaching Assistant
Location Needham, MA
Start Date 2018-07-18
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: 7-19-18

 

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


Title Early Head Start Home Visitor
Location Somerville MA
Start Date 2018-07-18
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Home Visitor!

The Early Head Start Home Visitor works one-on-one with low-income families from diverse ethnic backgrounds to provide in-home and some on-site educational services to support families with infants or toddlers, or pregnant women.

The Early Head Start Home Visitor through weekly home visits and socialization groups (“baby and me” parent group) partners with pregnant women and families with children birth to three years of age to enhance their healthy growth and development.

We assist families in receiving comprehensive services in the areas of health, nutrition, early childhood and parenting education, social services, nutritional services and problem solving support so families can meet personal goals for them and their children.

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

Required Skill
Candidates will need to have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license; have daily access to a reliable vehicle, and be able to pass a criminal background check. Preference given to persons who speak Spanish and/or Hindi/Nepali as the position demands.

We are looking for a great candidate that has the following competencies:
Has a commitment to working with low-income and immigrant families and pregnant women
Has knowledge of community resources or how to access community and social services
Interested in establishing a caring and supportive relationship with the persons we service
Is familiar with child development and/or social services delivery systems
Can manage a caseload of 12 families, prioritize, plan work activities, set goals and objectives, and use time effectively
Has the ability to work with different computerized data systems to track all services to the families

Required Experience
Must have a minimum of High School Diploma.
A CDA (Child Development Credential) in Home Visiting or Infants and toddlers, Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related Human Services field preferred.
Candidates without the necessary background must agree to enroll in a CDA class sponsored by the program
Experience with low income and diverse young children and their families 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: 7-19-18

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


Title Early Childhood Developmental Specialist
Location Somerville MA
Start Date 2018-07-18
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Great full-time opportunity for a Developmental Specialist to join our Early Intervention team!

Enjoy the benefits of a large, established program with a supportive and stimulating work environment.

Responsibilities include:
providing home-based clinical services to children (0-3 years old) and their families
developmental assessments
assisting with parent/child groups

Bilingual Spanish/English or Portuguese/English strongly preferred.

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

Required Skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills required
Bilingual Spanish/English or Portuguese/English strongly preferred
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required

Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or Early Childhood required; Master’s degree preferred. CEIS preferred
Bilingual Spanish/English or Portuguese/English strongly preferred
At least one year experience with infant/toddler development, early intervention or special needs is 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 Person: Rebekah Simmons

Posted: 7-19-18

 

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


Title Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist – Full Time or Part Time
Location Somerville MA
Start Date 2018-07-18
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Great opportunity for a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist to join our collaborative and innovative interdisciplinary Early Intervention team!

The Speech Pathologist participates on an interdisciplinary team within the Early Intervention (EI) program providing home-based services to children (0-3 years) who have, or are at risk for developmental delays and disorders and their families.

In this exciting role, the Speech Pathologist is responsible for coordinating speech, language, feeding, and oral motor aspects of the child’s treatment plan. In addition, the Speech Pathologist also conducts developmental assessments, fulfills service coordination duties, leads and supports group activities, and maintains an individual caseload.

Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Required Skills
Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred
Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle required

Required Experience
Current Massachusetts licensure as a Speech and Language Pathologist required
Experience in early intervention, special needs populations and early childhood 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: 7-19-18

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


Title Occupational Therapist – Full Time or Part Time Hours Available
Location Somerville MA
Start Date 2018-07-18
Job Information

Riverside Community Care

Great opportunity for a licensed Occupational Therapist to join our Early Intervention program in Somerville!

In this exciting role, the Occupational Therapist (OT) participates on an interdisciplinary team within the Early Intervention (EI) program providing home-based services to children (0-3 years) who have, or are at risk for developmental delays and disorders and their families. The OT is responsible for coordinating fine motor, feeding and sensory integration aspects of the child’s treatment plan. The OT also conducts developmental assessments, fulfills service coordination duties, leads and supports group activities, and maintains an individual caseload.

Schedule: Full time or Part time opportunities available; flexible hours

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

Required Skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle required
Ability to lift children ages 0-3 (30-40 pounds)

Required Experience
Massachusetts licensure as an Occupational Therapist required
Experience in early intervention, special needs populations and early childhood 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: 7-19-18

 

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


Title Marketing Specialist
Location Winchester, MA
Start Date 2018-08-15
Job Information

Schools for Children

Schools for Children is searching for a Marketing Specialist who will work with its special education programs to enhance their visibility, messaging, and enrollment. These programs are Dearborn Academy, Seaport Academy, and Dearborn STEP. Responsibilities include establishing ongoing connections with key stakeholders, organizing periodic events (including those that draw professional colleagues and other interested parties to the schools), managing related social media efforts, and fostering positive local press coverage. (Starting date is flexible.)

Contact: Paul Stein

Posted: 7-10-18

email pstein@schoolsforchildreninc.org
Website http://www.schoolsforchildreninc.org/


Title One-to-One ASSISTANT TEACHERS, Part-time 30 hours/week with benefits
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-07-16
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 part-time One to One ASSISTANT TEACHERS to start immediately.

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

Supervision Received: Head Teacher
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. Supervises assigned student at community-based job sites and provides job-coaching services for student according to individual program needs.
3. Acts as liaison for communication between community-based employers and the League School of Greater Boston’s Vocational Coordinator according to individual program needs.
4. Participates in the development of curriculum content, 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 assigned student: 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 student.
8. Implements student behavior program: positive reinforcement breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by the Behavior Department and the team.
9. Completes daily paperwork, as needed, to include: notes to parents, 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, classroom meetings, program meetings 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.
13. Performs other related duties, as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Assistant Principal 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: Microsoft Internet Explorer; and Microsoft Office.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, professional development opportunities, and 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.org and clicking on About – League at a Glance – Careers

Posted: 7-9-18

 

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


Title JOB COACH – Part-Time 30 Hours/Week Benefits are available for this position
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-07-16
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 required. 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.

This position is eligible for a substantial benefit package that includes paid school vacations; holiday, sick and personal time; Health & Dental insurance; 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

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

No phone calls please.

Posted: 7-9-18

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


Title RELIEF DIRECT CARE/CHILD CARE COUNSELORS $14.82/hour Weekends & Overnights needed
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-07-16
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

RELIEF DIRECT CARE/CHILD CARE COUNSELORS $14.82/hour
Weekends & Overnights needed

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 RELIEF DIRECT CARE/CHILD CARE COUNSELORS for our residential programs in Walpole to start immediately. This is a part-time, on-call position, earning $14.82/hour, with flexible hours/shifts available.

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 required.

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 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 part-time benefit package that includes 403(b) retirement plan with match, as well as Earned Sick time.

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.org ; click About Us, League at a Glance, Careers.

No phone calls please.

Posted: 7-9-18

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


Title HEAD TEACHER, SEVERE DISABILITIES – ALL LEVELS
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-06-18
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 Content Teaching/Life Skills program.

The Content Teaching/Life Skills program is designed for students ages 12-17, and focuses on pre-academics, academics, social communication, emotional regulation, daily living skills, and pre-vocational training. Small classrooms are grouped by age and skill level.

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (Master’s Degree preferred)
*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 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 on About – League at a Glance – Careers

Posted: 6-12-18

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


Title CHILD CARE COUNSELORS – Full-time & Part-time needed – Weekends required
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-06-18
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 regularly scheduled 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: 6-12-18

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


Title Occupational Therapist – Walpole
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2018-07-10
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 Occupational Therapist for our program in Walpole, to start July 10, 2018.

Position Requirements:
* Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, with current registration and OT licensure by the state of Massachusetts.
* Working knowledge of sensory integration theory.
*Experience with autistic population and demonstrated interpersonal, supervisory and administrative skills.
*CPR; First aid; CPI; Valid Driver’s License

Supervision Received: OT 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 material to develop goals and objectives for upcoming Individual Education Program meetings. This may include observation, review of records, informal 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 occupational therapy goals. Monitors student progress and collaborates with classroom Head Teacher on goals to facilitate quarterly report writing for IEPs.
5. Consults with Head Teacher and classroom team around programming including developing curricula and/or group lessons as they relate to occupational therapy needs, as they impact the student and the classroom.
6. Develops curriculum content and materials, as needed for the implementation of occupational therapy programs, sensory diets, classroom lessons, etc. as written in student’s IEP.
7. Has curriculum materials prepared and ready for review that are appropriate for all students and/or classrooms on the caseload.
8. Participates in meetings with parents/guardians, meetings with public school system 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 occupational therapy-based IEP goals and strategies to the residential staff as needed.
11. Conducts formal assessments of students’ 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-skill techniques for individual students based on the students’ capabilities.
14. Supports the implementation of student behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by the Behavior Department and the team.
15. All OT 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 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 health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with match, 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, 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 About Us; League at a Glance; Careers.

No phone calls please.

Posted: 6-12-18

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


Title 1:1 ABA Teacher
Location Beverly, MA
Start Date 2018-07-09
Job Information

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center

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.

Must be able to frequently stand, sit, walk, climb stairs, bend, squat and reach. Rarely must be able to push/pull, climb a ladder and crawl.

Frank Royce, Human Resources Generalist, 978-993-8096

Posted: 6-5-18

email froyce@hopefuljourneys.com
Website http://www.hopefuljourneys.org


Title Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Location Beverly, MA
Start Date 2018-07-09
Job Information

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center

Qualifications: Master’s Degree & BCBA license; at least 3 years experience with ABA and discrete trials

Reports To: Clinical Director

Salary: $65,000-$75,000 depending on experience.

Generous PTO policy and benefits.

Overall Responsibilities:
Hopeful Journeys is a private, 766 Massachusetts, Approved Special Education school designed to meet the academic, social and behavioral needs of children ages 3 to 22. Hopeful Journeys is a full year, 216 day program, which provides 1:1 instructional teaching for children with autism and other developmental disorders. The Behavior Clinician’s responsibility is to develop behavior intervention plans for students diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. The behavior clinician will provide staff development on the implementation of particular protocols, data collection and progress monitoring techniques. The behavior clinician is also responsible for directly supervising a small team of staff and handling parent communications.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
1. Consult with team members about behavior plans, curriculum modifications, accommodations and social skills and provide staff with resources, tools, and in-class modeling of techniques;
2. Assist in overseeing and providing consultation to staff regarding programming and IEP implementation, and attend IEP meetings and parents meetings
3. Development and oversight of behavior plans for in-classroom implementation. Assesses the progress of effectiveness of behavior plans and curriculum modifications.
4. Conducts behavior assessments and devises appropriate behavior plans.
5. Coordinates communications between home and school
6. Ensures timely completion of progress reports & graphed data
7. Ensures behavioral strategies are implemented consistently and accurately across clinical systems in all settings.
8. Develop data-taking mechanisms and reporting strategies for clinical information.
9. Attends team meetings as necessary and requested.
10. Participates in presenting student progress.
11. Acts as an active training member for direct care staff and management staff. This includes on-site staff training, orientation training, clinical and staff meetings.
12. Ensures that all staff demonstrates proficiency in using applied behavior analysis by carrying out behavior change projects, meeting designated standards of reliability and scientific rigor, satisfactorily answering questions in regard to the principles of behavior, and by demonstrating proficiency on evaluation developed for each of the essential skills of the position.
13. Ensures effective communication and interpersonal skills with staff, students and parents
14. Ensures all students are safe by implementing and monitoring de-escalation strategies
15. Assists in supervising 1:1 teachers and case managers
16. Other duties as required.

Frank Royce, Human Resources Generalist, 978-993-8096

Posted: 6-5-18

 

email froyce@hopefuljourneys.com
Website http://www.hopefuljourneys.org


Title Speech Language Pathologist
Location Beverly, MA
Start Date 2018-07-09
Job Information

 

 

 

Hopeful Journeys Educational Center

This available position will be a full-time position (40 hours per week) at our full-time school, Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc.. Hopeful Journeys is a private, 766 Massachusetts Approved Special Education school designed to meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of children ages 3 to 22. Hopeful Journeys is a full year, 216 day program, which provides 1:1 instructional teaching for children with autism and other developmental disorders. We believe that a program following the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis provides the most promising and successful treatment option for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. ABA therapy provides children with autism a way to learn in a more structured environment that includes positive reinforcement, errorless learning, prompt fading and discrete trials. ABA techniques can be individualized and implemented to help a child develop language, appropriate behaviors and responses, self-help, academic, play and social skill-sets. This approach is a rigorous therapy that is backed by 50 years of research in the field.

Employees of Hopeful Journeys receive a very competitive salary and benefit program including over 8 weeks of Paid Time Off

Schedule: 40 Hour – Full Time, Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (may vary)

Qualifications: Master’s Degree and MA Speech Pathologist Licensure (CF accepted)

Salary: Negotiable

Overall Responsibilities:

The speech therapist is a multi-faceted role encompassing individual therapy, group therapy, family communication and administrative duties. The therapist will work with students ages 3 to 22 years old who have developmental and social deficits in the areas of expressive and receptive language. The Speech Therapist will be responsible for ensuring that all clients on caseload have overall effective treatment programming & supervision and will implement Speech curriculum based upon Applied Behavior Analysis including discrete trial training, task analyses, and other research based curriculum modification. Intensive clinical training in Applied Behavior Analysis will be provided by PHD level Clinical Directors and Board Certified Behavior Analysts prior to implementation.

Essential duties and responsibilities

1. Individual speech therapy with students
2. Conduct new client speech assessments and develop IEP goals and objectives.
3. Development of individual therapy curriculum for students
4. Supervises, implements, and writes speech curriculum
5. Plan and run social skill groups as needed
6. Writing, graphing, and updating client progress reports
7. Evaluates progress based on data and direct observation
8. Family communication and treatment planning
9. Attend team meetings as necessary and requested and effectively solve parental concerns.
10. Act as an active training member for direct care staff .This includes on-site staff training, orientation training, clinical and staff meetings.
11. Coordination and communication with the client’s outpatient treatment team members
12. Ensure effective communication and interpersonal skills with staff, clients and parents
13. Ensure all clients are safe by implementing de-escalation strategies
14. Participate in lifting clients of varying weights ages 3 years to 22 years
15. Supervise and manage programs and staff
16. Participate in overall operational efficiency and safety of staff and clients
17. Other duties as required

Frank Royce, Human Resources Generalist, 978-993-8096

Posted: 6-5-18

email froyce@hopefuljourneys.com
Website http://www.hopefuljourneys.org


Title BCBA- part time
Location Braintree
Start Date 2018-06-04
Job Information

Cardinal Cushing Centers- St. Coletta School

The St. Coletta Day School in Braintree is a Massachusetts Approved Private Day School. We provide quality special education services to students age 8-22. St. Coletta’s operates within a small, unique school environment that includes an innovative partnership with the Meeting House Montessori School.

SUMMARY
Provides problem centered behavior plans for specific students (or classrooms) which positively reinforce the development of pro-social behavior in school and residential settings.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Works with instructional and residential staff, unit directors and residential coordinators to provide specific problem centered goal directed plans for students in need of more intensive behavioral programming
•Observes referred students in instructional and residential sites
•Assists in developing or writes behavior plans as appropriate
•Provides appropriate intervention strategies for crisis staff and assists in implementation as necessary
•Attends Clinical Meetings, I.E.P.’s, Progress Reviews, Case Consultation Meetings as necessary and appropriate
•May be required, on an occasional basis, to act as an adjunctive crisis worker
•Adheres to a flexible schedule so that some time is spent observing and working in the residential units on a weekly basis and on a weekend day on a monthly basis
•Monitors effectiveness of written behavioral plans through a written evaluative system
•May serve as a member of the Behavior Management Committee
•Coordinates and teaches Safety Care methods to direct care staff
•Intervenes physically in behaviorally aggressive situations using CPI techniques
•Upholds the mission and corporate values of St. Coletta’s of Massachusetts
•Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned
•Collects data and presents behavioral summaries for periodic medication reviews
•Monitors students participating in group behavior plans (i.e. Level System)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Related Work Experience
Familiarity and experience with applied behavioral analysis and behavior modification techniques
A minimum of two years with developmental disabilities and behavior disordered populations
A minimum of two years’ direct service experience in a clinical setting
Experience in C.P.I. training preferred
Formal Education
Master’s degree in a behavioral/clinical discipline
Preference to BCBA
Training in behavioral programming
Certified C.P.I. trainer (or similar)
Certifications: Receive initial certification and re-certification as appropriate in the following:
•CPR
•CPI
•First Aid_Skills/Abilities/Competencies_
Ability to assess behavioral needs of students and produce and evaluate appropriate behavioral intervention strategies
Excellent communication skills
Good writing skills
Good interpersonal skills
Basic knowledge of differential diagnosis

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physically restrains students according to CPI standards
Assists and/or lifts students who have physical disabilities

WORKING CONDITIONS
Assists with toileting and other self-help skills
Job Type: Part-time

Contact Person: Liz Lankow

Posted: 5-31-18

email resumes@cushingcenters.org
Website https://cushingcenters.org/


Title Director – St. Coletta School
Location Braintree,MA
Job Information

Cardinal Cushing Centers

The School Director is responsible for the supervision of the St. Coletta Day School education department. The School Director oversees all teaching staff and therapeutic specialists. Maintains the educational budget and professional development opportunities for all employees of St. Coletta Day School.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervises the instructors and therapists at St. Coletta Day School.
• Observes, evaluates, and provides input to all classrooms
• Evaluates and develops curriculum for the education department in collaboration with the special education teachers.
• Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing the education departments.
• Develops policies and procedures related to St. Coletta Day School
• Participates in program directors meeting.
• Serves as a member of the Board of Admissions.
• Provides professional development related to all aspects of Special Education
• Writes grants associated with educational, therapeutic and vocational services
• Responsible for oversight of day to day operations of St. Coletta Day School
• Signs timesheets, check requests, etc.
• Formulates and oversees annual budgets, purchases and safety compliance
• Inspects and evaluates facilities, transportation and safety/evacuation plans
• Develops annual professional development plan and calendar
• On-call responsibilities during vacations or other absences from the program.
• Attends appropriate meetings (Board of admissions, program directors, etc.)
• Keeps the President/CEO informed of critical incidents/information in the absence of the VP.
• Is the primary contact for outside agencies (e.g., DESE, DEEC, DCF, etc.) for St. Coletta Day School
____________________________________________________________________________________
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises the Braintree St Coletta staff.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Related Work Experience
5+ years administrative experience in an educational setting
5+ years professional experience in a special education setting
5+ years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
Program Development experience
Administrator of Special Education License

Formal Education
Master’s degree in Special Education or related field
Skills/Abilities/Competencies
Excellent communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent problem solving ability
Excellent computer/database/technology skills
Understanding of 766, 688, DEEC, DCF, and DESE regulations/systems/protocols
Excellent staff management skills
Demonstrated leadership skills

Contact: Lisbeth Lankow

Posted: 5-29-18

email resumes@cushingcenters.org
Website https://cushingcenters.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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