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At Walker, our most valuable resource is our employees: a group of caring professionals made up of teachers, childcare specialists, therapists, clinicians, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, support staff, among others. Each one brings their dedication, skills, and expertise to ensure the well-being of the children and youth in our care. Their collective competencies help us to create and sustain a wide range of academic, therapeutic, and residential services that improve the lives of students and families struggling with very difficult challenges.

Working at Walker is demanding, but enriching. Successful Walker employees are motivated, energetic, reliable, and willing to learn. If you are ready to work hard and to be rewarded through your interactions with extraordinary children, youth, and families, we invite you to consider bringing your skills and talents to Walker. Walker is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.



We are always looking for energetic and qualified applicants for several mission-critical positions working with children at our Needham campus.  Click here to see our job listings.


Walker is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  


At Walker, we believe that intensive training, ongoing professional development, and expert staff supervision are essential to building and maintaining an effective team. These efforts ensure the excellence and long-term future of Walker programs and services while providing a broad range of career growth opportunities for our employees.

Our mission is to transform the lives of children and youth with complex challenges in partnership with their families. Walker services give critical support in these areas, and offer our employees the opportunity to influence the lives of many different children, youth, and families in various therapeutic settings, including classrooms, family homes, and in the community.


At Walker, we are proud to offer a rich array of active field learning experiences across a number of different disciplines. Undergraduate students can gain experience in our residential program as they pursue their Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (psychology, sociology, social work, social justice).  Walker offers many different graduate level clinical training opportunities both on our Needham and Watertown campuses.  Students studying Macro Social Work as well as those with an interest in social science research can find a place in the Walker internship program. 

Please find a complete listing of our internship and training offerings by clicking on the following link: Walker 2016-2017 Internships

If you wish to receive additional information about Walker’s internship program, please contact our Director of Training, Mina Panayoutou Burbridge, PsyD, at or 781.292.2127.