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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 

Director of Group Home

Summary of Position: Under the   direction of the Sr. Director of Residential and Educational Programs, plan, direct, oversee and manage the operations and staff within the GH 1:3.  Collaborate externally with referral sources to ensure a steady flow of eligible youth.  Oversee the services, education and/or treatment plans of the youth and their families to ensure they are high quality and are consistent with the goals of the Agency.  Provide a safe living environment for staff, and youth and their families. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services and/or Education preferred. Professional license in the clinical field preferred. Proven leadership and management experience in a multi-disciplinary setting required. Ability to meet deadlines and follow through with multiple projects simultaneously.  Ability to respond and follow through with requests professionally.  Analytical research skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to work productively with frequent interruption.  Excellent interpersonal skills to interact positively with a wide range of applicants, employees, managers and outside agencies. Must be able to sit at work station for prolonged periods of time, consistent with OSHA suggestions and requirements.  Must have accurate keyboarding ability. Must have the ability to access different building locations, equipment, mailboxes, etc. Must have ability to access off campus programs.  Must have ability to lift packages up to 10 pounds.  Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting. Job 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.           

 

Vice President of Human Resources

Summary of position: The Vice President of Human Resources (VP HR) is a key member of the senior leadership team and will report directly into the Chief Executive Officer. The VP HR will develop and implement an overall strategic HR plan and lead HR initiatives that support Walker’s goals and objectives in alignment with the current 2017-2020 strategic plan. S/he will maintain executive oversight for all aspects of the human resources function and will continue to build a high performing HR support team focused on the standardization of processes and exceptional delivery of key initiatives and programs, and all matters pertaining to people and culture.

The Vice President of Human Resources is an excellent opportunity for a strategic yet ‘hands on’ HR leader to play a leading role in helping Walker strengthen its workforce, provide educational, residential, and community-based programs that embody best practice, and increase financial health to support high quality programming and staff development.

Requirments: Bachelor’s Degree ideal; a Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field is highly preferred.

 

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.
 

Development Associate

Summary of Position: Join a vibrant and growing team of experienced fundraising professionals at a leading non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of children facing extraordinary emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. The Development Associate will serve as a key member of the advancement team, responsible for all Raiser’s Edge data entry and maintenance including gift processing, acknowledgments, and financial reporting. This position will also be responsible for constituent and prospect research and provide support to the advancement team by coordinating a process for managing donor relationships. The Development Associate will be responsible for managing the advancement calendar, coordinating meetings and provide support in all fundraising initiatives and events. This is an exceptional opportunity to further your skills in development operations. To apply for this position, please submit both a cover letter and resume to aperna@walkercares.org.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree ; 1-3 years of experience in a fundraising and/or a development, not-for-profit, or administrative office which demonstrates the specific requirements related to the position.​

 

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
 

Technology Teacher

Summary of Position: Teach technology literacy in accordance with the K-8 state curriculum.  Assist with facilitating all aspects of integration to ensure access to technology.   Utilize mobile technology across content areas and provide staff support in enriching the curriculum through the use of technology.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Massachusetts licensure in Elementary Education (K-8). Knowledge of state and federal standards for technology literacy, universal design for learning, and the integration of technology into curriculum. Preferred Experience teaching with mobile technology is preferred. Licensure as a technology teacher.

 

Director of Records Management

Summary of Position: The Director of Records Management manages the content and administers all policies and procedures regarding Walker’s clinical and educational information management.  The Director of Records Management coordinates and collaborates closely with all lines of service to ensure that our information management systems are functional and accurate, and to ensure that Walker policies and procedures meet all regulatory requirements. Under the direction of the Vice President of Performance Improvement, the Director of Records Management works across Walker to ensure compliance with all regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) as well as federal HIPAA rules, contract requirements under Caring Together, and national Council on Accreditation (COA) standards.

Requirements: Bachelor degree in a related field. Five years of advanced office management and staff supervision responsibilities; excellent computer skills; advanced knowledge of computerized information management systems; experience with administering electronic health records;  experience with educational or healthcare compliance management and reporting; demonstrated ability to manage projects, mobilize taskforces and work with teams of diverse professionals. Experience in education, especially working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Experience in a residential treatment or behavioral health care setting, perferred. Systems-oriented thinker; strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and human-relations skills; able to take initiative and to work independently; strong teamwork orientation.

 

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: Dorchester, MA

Summary of position:   School-Based Clinician to provide individual therapy to students at two Catholic Schools located in Dorchester, MA three days a week (school hours, including vacations and holidays off). 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.  Qualified candidates will have experience and excellent skills working with adolescents and school systems. 

 

Watertown Campus / Beacon High School

 

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.

 

After School Teacher

Summary of Position: Plan and implement academic, artistic, and sports activities for general and special education students. This is a full-time or part-time position that follows the school calendar. Must be committed to family driven and culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements: High School or equivalent; Experience with students who have emotional and/or behavioral issues Behavior management skills and experience in planning and running activities for children. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education or a related field. Experience in a public school setting.

 

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.