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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Walker is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We are looking for energetic and qualified applicants for several mission-critical positions. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@walkercares.org.
 

Needham Campus 

Computer Support Specialist

Summary of Position: The Computer Support Specialist provides timely and quality IT hardware and software support to Walker employees. Essential functions include providing 1st tier tech support response via telephone. Perform office moves of computer, phone, and other networked devices. Troubleshoot hardware/software issue for desktop and notebook computers. Perform Preventive Maintenance on desktops, notebooks and mobile devices. Build and configure new devices.  Install software and version updates. Assign private network keys. Troubleshoot and maintain local and network printers/copiers. Troubleshoot and repair land line telephones. Troubleshoot and support wireless phones/tablets. Respond to IT support tickets in help desk ticket system. Escalate issues to System Administrators as necessary. Provide A/V setup and support. Assist on IT projects, as needed. Provide short term on call coverage as needed

Requirements:  High School, Technical training or equivalent experience. At least 1 year working in a help desk environment.

 

Day Program Supervisor

Summary of position: Collaborate with an Educational Coordinator to oversee three classrooms ensuring that the academic and social/emotional needs of students are being met.  Directly supervise school program staff (milieu counselors, senior milieu counselors, 1:1’s).  Provide proactive support as well as daily crisis intervention in a therapeutic day programs for students with emotional, social behavioral and learning disabilities.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills.  At least three years of prior experience working with children with complex social, emotional and behavioral challenges. 

 

Facilities Supervisor

Summary of position: The Supervisor of Facilities will work with the Superintendent of Facilities to ensure a safe, clean, and well maintained campus by scheduling work orders, self-inspection, and applicable building, fire, electrical, and health codes. He/She will also act as the liaison with other administrators and employees from other departments. Provide sick and vacation coverage. Identify and resolve maintenance concerns. This is a “hands-on” supervisory position.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma as well as strong written and verbal skills.  Three years trades experience is preferred.

 

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. Ability to work in educational/residential environment, 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.    

 

Family Connections Specialist

Summary of Position: The Family Connections Specialist is a Walker employee who has personal experience as the primary caregiver for a child contending with learning, emotional, psychological and/or behavioral challenges. On our Needham Campus, the Family Connections Specialist is responsible for helping to provide a link between caregivers and staff/administration, for assuring that a caretaker/family perspective is reflected in Walker’s policies and procedures, and to serve as a support/resource for caregivers and families. Walker embraces the complexity of defining family and family membership. Family is broadly defined and we believe that all family constellations are unique. Additionally, the Family Connections Specialist must be committed to child-centered, family-focused, culturally competent care and strength-based treatment.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree plus three years of human service experience that demonstrates increasing professional responsibility; valid MA drivers license. Experience as the primary caregiver for a child contending with learning, emotional, behavioral, psychological and/or behavioral challenges.

 

Human Resources Assistant 

 Summary of Position:  We are seeking candidates with an outgoing personality who have a positive attitude and enjoy working with people. This requires a motivated individual who has a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced and changing environment. This is an entry-level position and a great opportunity to get your foot in the door in the Human Resources field.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in related field.  One year experience in various HR and administrative roles.

 

Milieu Specialist (Weekday Overnight & Coolidge House)

Summary of position: Act as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a residential, group home or CBAT program for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.  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.  Focus on social, recreational, and behavioral needs of children.  Responsible for day-to-day operations of a residential unit of up to 10 children. Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment. Able to be a team leader and communicate effectively with teammates. Must have valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to transport children into the community.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma and two years experience working with children who have emotional and behavior problems.

 

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:  Qualified candidates will have a RN with current Massachusetts license and MAP trained.  Nursing experience working in a mental health, pediatrics or related setting.

 

Res/Ed Clinician

Summary of Position:  Provide a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, family, sibling, and duo therapy.  Provide clinical consultation to direct care and educational staff. Responsible for ongoing assessment, treatment planning, implementation of interventions, case management, 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:  Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as: Psychology, Counseling Psychology or Social Work.  Experience in therapeutic treatment with latency aged children and their families, proficiency in use of computer systems for clinical information management, excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Residential Counselor (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

 

Speech/Language Therapist

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

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have a M.A. in Speech/Language Pathology; C.C.C. (ASHA certification); and DOE licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  Experience working with children with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.

 

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:  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Previous experience working with children in an education setting

 

Watertown Campus / Walker Beacon School

Special Education Teacher

Summary of Position:  To develop and implement course curricula particular to the assigned area of teaching. Must be committed to child-centered, family-focused culturally competent care and strength  based treatment. 

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have aBachelor’s Degree with Certification in Moderate Special Needs, 5-12.  Prefered candidates will have aMaster’s Degree; Dual licensure in special education and content area.  At least one year direct teaching experience is required.  

 

Speech and 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.

 

Walker Trieschman Institute

Consulting Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Summary of Position: Walker Consulting will provide consulting BCBA services to a school district, with specific assignment location to be determined. The BCBA will provide support to specific schools and/or programs, consulting with Teachers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and students with significant social-emotional-behavioral challenges, designated Support Staff, and School Administrators.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology, or other related field. 5 years providing ABA services for children and adolescents in school settings.

 

Therapeutic Intervention Specialist/Staff Part-Time

Summary of Position: The Therapeutic Intervention Specialist/PC Staff provides therapeutic support for students in the Planning Center and related settings in the school.  In a tiered system of support for students with social-emotional-behavioral challenges, Tier 3 includes structured problem solving, the Planning Center and Resolution Center, interdisciplinary team meetings, and targeted professional development.  

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have one year of undergraduate course work in in education, psychology, social work or a related field.  Experience providing social-emotional-behavioral supports to students in the school setting

 

Therapeutic Intervention Specialist, Holliston Public Schools

Summary of Position: The Therapeutic Intervention Specialist (Professional) serves as a member of the specialized program staff team, and provides social-emotional-behavioral instruction, services, supports, and interventions for students with significant social-emotional-behavioral (SEB) challenges, in the settings, classes, and activities of the specialized program and of general education. 

Requirements:  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work or a related field.  The ability to provide SEB supports for young children students in the school setting.

 

Walker Community Counseling 

In Home Therapist

Summary of Position: Provide In-Home Therapy (IHT) services in homes or other community locations to youth and families enrolled in IHT through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. The In-Home Therapy team provides strength-based therapy to youth under 21 years old who have social, emotional, and behavioral health needs and to the youths’ families. Therapists are Master's level clinicians who provide individual and family therapy with the goal of enhancing functioning and positive communication both individually and within the family system. Therapists provide an initial assessment and quarterly reassessments, therapy, some crisis intervention, and care coordination to children, adolescents, and their families as part of a team with a Therapeutic Training and Support (TT&S) Bachelor’s level staff.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Master-level Degree: MSW, MS, MA (e.g., counseling, psychology, mental health counseling, and family therapy).  Experience working therapeutically with children and adolescents with behavioral health needs and their families.

 

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (3-5 hrs/week)

Summary of Position: Walker is an array of diverse therapeutic, academic, special education, and mental health programs that impact thousands of Massachusetts children each year.  The Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist reports to the Psychiatrist Medical Director and is a member of the Walker medical staff which also includes a Director of Nursing, and another Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. Together this team provides medication management and consultation to a mixed caseload of  ICBAT, Residential Treatment, and Outpatient Clinic youth and families. As a Walker clinician, the Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist is member of a team which is focused on providing thoughtful, high-quality, evidence-based care in a robust “learning community” environment. 

Requirements: Masters in Nursing, current DPH and DEA certificates, Specialty in Child Psychiatry and Board Certified. 5+ years in community mental health delivery.

 

Therapeutic Training and Support Staff/Therapeutic Mentor

Summary of Position: Provide Therapeutic Training and Support (TT&S) and Therapeutic Mentoring services as part of the continuum of CBHI Services.

TT&S services are provided as part of an In-Home Therapy team. Services are provided in homes or other community locations to youth and families enrolled in IHT through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. The In-Home Therapy team provides strength-based therapy to youth under 21 years old who have social, emotional, and behavioral health needs and to the youths’ families. The TT&S staff works with the youth, the youth’s family, and the youth’s In-Home Therapist to assist the In-Home Therapist in implementing the therapeutic objectives included the youth’s treatment plan.

Theraputic Mentors provide one-to-one, strengths-based support to children, adolescents, and transition-age youth who have emotional/behavioral challenges. Therapeutic Mentors work in community settings alongside a clinical HUB that maintains a treatment relationship with the youth during the time the service is in place.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents.

 

Therapeutic After-School

Direct Care Counselor- Part Time

Summary of Position:  Direct Support Staff in a Therapeutic After‑School Program for Department of Mental Health-enrolled youth in need of therapeutic, educational and recreational programming that supports youths’ social-emotional development and skill‑building. Organize and facilitate activities and groups that are youth-guided, family-driven, and culturally competent, and support the ongoing operations of a structured, therapeutic milieu.  

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have experience working with youth who have serious emotional disturbance or have experienced emotional distress, trauma, or significant mental health challenges.  Candidates must have an Associates Degree or higher.  Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting. Job requires energy and stamina.  Qualified candidates must be able to drive students.