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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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. Below, please see a listing of current available opportunities. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to HR@walkercares.org.

Needham Campus            

 Assistant Director of Residential Services 

Summary of Position: Assist the Director of Milieu Services with oversight of the daily operations of Walker's residential programs including:  residential education, 1:3 group home, and respite programs.  Must have excellent skills for working with children (ages 3-14) who present with serious behavioral and mental health challenges.  Must have strong skills in behavioral support and in recreational programming.  Must have excellent communication, organization, and supervision skills.  Must be willing to work flexible schedule with weekend and evening hours as needed. Must be committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in related field. Three years of child care experience, in a residential or special education setting. Two years of supervisory experience in similar setting.  Strong skills in supervision and collaboration with adults, recreational programming, and crisis intervention.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Experience with Department of Early Education and Care residential licensing standards. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.  Ability to work in stressful and fast paced environment.  Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.  Must understand issues of confidentiality.  Must be receptive to supervision and professional development. Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time.  Job may require stooping, bending, stretching, and lifting.

 

 Teaching Assistant 

Summary of Position: Work as part of a classroom team of three under the supervision of a Special Education teacher in a classroom of up to nine children with social, emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities.  Primary responsibilities include assisting the teacher with planning and implementing academic tasks, as well as working with specialists (e.g., Health, Gym, Art, Music) to create a highly structured environment conducive to learning.  The Teaching Assistant I will also work with classroom Milieu Counselors to create a calm environment for less structured activities, including lunch and recess.  The Teaching Assistant I must be committed to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care and strength based treatment. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field. Previous experience working with children in an education setting.Teaching Assistant I must be receptive and responsive to supervision and professional development as well as understand and apply principles taught in trainings and seminars to the milieu, including therapeutic crisis intervention skills.  The Teaching Assistant I must have the ability to be flexible and work collaboratively and be able to respond to emergencies quickly and safely.  The Teaching Assistant I must be able to work in a stressful and fast-paced environment.  They also must be able to understand issues of confidentiality. The Teaching Assistant I must have the ability to work and stand for longer periods of time.  In addition, the job requires energy, stamina, and may require bending, stooping, stretching and lifting.  The Teaching Assistant I position requires the ability to perform therapeutic physical intervention as needed.

 

Registered Nurse

Summary of Position:  Program Nurse will be responsible for both routine and emergency medical services in Intensive Residential Program. Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements: RN with current Massachusetts license and MAP trained. Nursing experience working in a mental health, pediatrics or related setting. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively. Ability to work in fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple responsibilities. Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Must understand issues of confidentiality. Must be receptive to supervision and professional development. Must be able to move freely throughout the Needham Campus.  Must be able to respond to emergencies quickly and safely.

 

Special Education Teacher

Summary of position: Teach in a self-contained classroom of 8 to 11 children with emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities.  Develop and coordinate the academic, behavioral, and social curriculum in the classroom with the support of Educational Leadership Team.  Supervise the assistant teachers of the classroom and lead the classroom team (two assistant teachers) in the overall functioning of the classroom.  Write IEPs and reports, and present at student-focused meetings with the support of the classroom supervisor.  Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams (clinicians, supervisors, specialists, residential team members) around programming for students. Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree with Massachusetts licensure in special education. Experience teaching children with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.  Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively. Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely. Ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment. Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Must understand issues of confidentiality. Must be receptive to supervision and professional development. Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time. Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting.  Job requires energy and stamina.  Job requires the ability to perform therapeutic physical intervention as needed.

 

Facilities Worker

Summary of Position: To assist the plant manager in the overall maintenance, upkeep and improvement campus buildings.  Must be committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment. 

Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent. General maintenance and trade skills, including experience in carpentry and familiarity or ability to operate some power equipment (lawn tractors, snowplows, etc.). Driver’s license required. Abilitiy to work in educational/residential enviornement, patience.  Ability to move without restrictions throughout the campus. Ability to lift and move heavy equipment. Ability to engage in physical tasks, such as painting, shoveling, etc.; Ability to lift 85 pounds from the ground.           

 

Day Child Care Worker 

Summary of position: Focus on social, recreational, and behavioral needs of children. Ensure that the physical and emotional needs of children are being met on a daily basis. Act as a member of treatments team in a school program for children with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties. To assist other pods as directed. Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment. Must have valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to transport children into the community.

Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or related work experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preferred: Prior experience working with children with special needs in a school setting.
 

Residential Child Care Worker (Multiple Shifts)

Summary of Position: Child Care Workers act as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a residential and school program for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties. Focus on social, recreational, and behavioral needs of children. Child Care Workers ensure that the physical and emotional needs of children are being met on a daily basis. Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment. Must have valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to transport children into the community. Positions available at a variety of professional levels; Shifts available evenings and weekends. Compensation is commensurate with related experience and education.

Requirements:  Relevant experience or Associate’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree in related field, preferred. Must be committed to family driven and culturally competent care and strength based treatment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Billing Manager

Summary of Position: Responsible for all 3rd party billing of Walker programs through the Electronic Health Record (EHR) System (Evolv) and the timely collection of all claims.  This position works closely with program managers to ensure that all required information and data is properly entered into Evolv so that claims can be billed promptly and successfully.

Requirements: BA (preferably in accounting), 5+ years of experience with accounting and billing (preferably 3rd party billing and state funding agencies), Solid background with EHRs (preferably Evolv or a NetSmart product), Basic understanding of the interfaces between billing and the general ledger system. Process management and documentation, Absolute attention to detail, Ability to ensure accuracy and quality of work performed through high quality reporting and monitoring. Effective management and proven ability to develop relationships with program staff in a matrix organization, Strong Microsoft application skills (e.g., Excel). Ecellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and ablity to independently analyze problems and implement solutions.

 

 

Walker Community Counseling

Licensed Outpatient Clinician Fee-For-Service

Summary of position: Provide a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, and family therapy. Clinical services will be provided across various locations including by not limited to: outpatient clinic, schools, and pediatric/primary care offices. Responsible for ongoing assessment, treatment planning, implementation of interventions, case management, and development of all treatment documents within specified timeframes and discharge planning. Ability to be flexible, work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to respond to crisis as needed.

Requirements: Prior experience in outpatient treatment. Master’s Degree and Independent Licensure: LICSW, LMFT, or LMHC

 

 School Based Clinician: Lexington, MA 

Summary of Position: School-Based Clinician to provide individual therapy to students at a Technical High School located in Lexington, MA for three days a week. Responsible for ongoing assessment, treatment planning, implementation of interventions, case management, and development of all treatment documents within specified timeframes and discharge planning. Ability to be flexible, work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to respond to crisis as needed. Must be committed to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care using Walker supported Evidence Based Practices

Requirements: Candidate must possess a Master's degree in a relevant discipline such as: Psychology, Counseling Psychology or Social Work.  Independent Licensure Required: LICSW, LMFT, or LMHC. Experience working with adolescents and school systems preferred. Proficiency in use of computer systems for clinical information management. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to produce written reports in a timely manner. Ability to meet deadlines and follow through with multiple projects simultaneously.

 

 

Watertown Campus / Beacon High School

 Speech/Language Therapist 

Summary of Position: To provide direct therapy services to students with language development impairments and social communication deficits, consultation to teachers, parents and other professionals, and diagnostic services. Committed to student-centered, family-focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements: M.A. in Speech/Language Pathology; C.C.C. (ASHA certification); and DESE licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Experience working with children with mental health, emotional, and learning disabilities. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.  Ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment.  Must understand child and adolescent development, and the impact of mental health, emotional, and learning disabilities. Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time.  Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting.  Job requires energy and stamina.

 

 Occupational Therapist  

Summary of position: To provide direct therapy services to students with OT development impairments, consultation to teachers, parents and other professionals, and diagnostic services. Committed to student-centered, family-focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements: B.A. in Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Certification, B.A. in Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Certification. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.  Ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment.  Must understand child and adolescent development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.  Must understand issues of confidentiality.  Must be receptive to supervision and professional development. Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time.  Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting.  Job requires energy and stamina. 

 

Walker Partnerships

Clinician 

Summary of Position: The Clinician is responsible for providing therapeutic support to students and their families, providing case management services, and providing consultation to associated school personnel.

Requirements: Masters Degree, Masters Degree with a LICSW perferred. Minimum of five years post graduate experience working with emotionally and behaviorally disordered youth. Prior experience working in a therapeutic milieu. Prior experience in parent support and treatment. Crisis intervention knowledge preferred. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.  Ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment.  Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.  Must understand issues of confidentiality.  Must be receptive to supervision and professional development. Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time.  Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting.  Job requires energy and stamina

 

Director of Walker Partnerships

Summary of Position:  Senior administrator responsible for growth, marketing and administration of Walker Partnerships. The Director’s primary responsibility is business development. The Director also provides supervision to staff and when appropriate provides consultation services. This is a 20 hour per week position located on the Needham Campus.

Requirements: Master’s degree in a related field. Five years of program management in the educational or social services field with business development, budgetary oversight, staff supervision responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to work with teams of diverse professionals. 

 

 Theraputic Intervention Specialist

Summary of Position: Therapeutic Intervention Specialist provides therapeutic behavior management support for emotionally and behaviorally challenged students. A Walker employee, contracted to provide services in the public school. Responsibilities include: crisis intervention; writing and implementing behavior plans; writing or contributing to the writing of FBA's; consultation with general education staff; providing student support during lunch, recess, transitions and academic periods; and working collaboratively with special education teacher and program assistants. Familiarity with positive, strengths based interventions, and previous experience working in a therapeutic milieu is essential.

Requirements: Bachelor's or Master’s degree in education or a related field. Two plus years of experience as a child behavioral specialist in a therapeutic milieu and direct behavioral support to school personnel and knowledge and capability of crisis intervention. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.  Ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment.  Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.  Must understand issues of confidentiality.  Must be receptive to supervision and professional development. Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time.  Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting.  Job requires energy and stamina.