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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

Assistant Teacher

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 Assistant Teacher will also work with classroom Milieu Counselors to create a calm environment for less structured activities, including lunch and recess. The Assistant Teacher must be committed to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care and strength based treatment.  

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree and previous experience working with children in an education setting.


Assistant Principal

Summary of Position: Work closely with the Principal and other school program supervisors to assure the safety and effectiveness of the Walker School program; provide leadership in the school program regarding all areas of curriculum and assessment, including both academic and recreational programming; assure the development and implementation of academic curriculum in accordance with state frameworks; oversee all academic assessment including statewide assessments (MCAS, WIDA), educational assessments, and specialized diagnostic assessments. Coordinate curriculum materials and supplies; provide consultation and training to all school staff regarding issues of curriculum, assessment, and program development; assist in teacher hiring, orientation, and professional development; work with educational coordinators to develop calendar for school-wide events, special programs, and assemblies; work with other supervisors to ensure that the physical appearance of the school buildings reflects the positive values and programming of the school; work in close cooperation with the multidisciplinary team to ensure alignment and consistency in treatment and programming across programs. 

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a M.Ed. with Massachusetts’s licensure in Special Education K-8 and five years of experience.  

 

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.  

 

Direct Care Counselor (Day Program)

Summary of Position: Act as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a residential-educational 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. Committed to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care and strength based treatment. 

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma or GED and prior experience working with children.


Educational Coordinator

Summary of Position: Work closely with the school leadership team to assure the safety and effectiveness of the Walker School Day program; provide leadership in the school program regarding all areas of curriculum and assessment, including both academic and recreational programming; assure the development and implementation of academic curriculum in accordance with state frameworks; oversee academic assessment for individual students, including statewide assessments (MCAS) and educational assessments, etc.; coordinate curriculum materials and supplies; assist in training school staff regarding issues of curriculum and program development; assist in teacher hiring, orientation, and professional development; work with school leadership team to develop calendar for school-wide events, special programs, and assemblies; work with other supervisors to ensure that the physical appearance of the school buildings reflects the values and programming of the school; work in close cooperation with the multidisciplinary team to ensure alignment and consistency in treatment and programming  

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a M.Ed. with Massachusetts’s licensure in Special Education K-8 and three-five years of experience. Prior supervisory/administrative experience is required.

 

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 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: Assist the Superintendent of Facilities in the overall maintenance, upkeep, and improvement of campus buildings. 

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 up to 85 pounds from the ground.    

 

Milieu Specialist (Residential 2nd Shift)

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.


Milieu Supervisor

Summary of position: Responsible for all aspects of the weekday residential milieu including, but not limited to, coordination of staffing patterns, crisis intervention, off campus activities, transportation needs, communication with both school, clinical department and administrator on-call. Work collaboratively with house supervisors to provide consultation, support and training to direct care staff.  Job requires constant communication with the Staffing Coordinator. Individual will be responsible for decision making in crisis situations, multi-tasking and must have the ability to utilize behavior management and crisis intervention techniques as needed. Responsible for the oversight of select relief staff. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma and two years experience as a residential supervisor.

 

Residential Counselor (Multiple Shifts)

Summary of Position: Residential Counselors are members 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. Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Staffing Coordinator

Summary of position:  Responsible for all aspects of the milieu schedule including, but not limited to, coordination of staffing patterns, ensuring ratio in the staff schedule is being met, coordination of staff sick and vacation time, monitoring time and attendance for staff, and working with staffing agencies to ensure staff are scheduled as well as manage any follow up needed with the agency. Manage the communication with all relief staff. Work collaboratively with residential supervisors to provide support with staffing needs. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. High school diploma or GED. Experience working in a residential setting. Strong skills in behavior management including the use of TCI. Ability to mentor direct care staff. Ability to work collaboratively with other supervisors. Understanding of staff development and adult learning. 

 

WALKER TRIESCHMAN INSTITUTE (WTI)

Consulting School Psychologist

Summary of Position: Walker Consulting will provide Consulting School Psychologist services for the Chelsea Public Schools, with assignment to the Department of Special Education. The Psychologist will function as a support to all schools and programs, consulting with teachers with social-emotional-behavioral challenges, Support Staff, and Administrators.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Psychology with clinical training. 5 years providing psychological services in school settings. License as School Psychologist

 

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.

 

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.  

 

Program Director

Summary of Position:  Master’s-level Clinician with direct oversight of the daily operations of a Therapeutic After-School Program (TASP) for up to eight Department of Mental Health-enrolled youth. The Walker TASP serves youth in need of therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming that supports their social-emotional development and skill-building. The Program Director will have primary responsibility for: recruiting, hiring, supervising, and managing TASP
staff; ensuring staff coverage, including coverage during school vacations and summer break; supporting staff in implementing programming, including any new programming involving evidence-based practices; establishing crisis intervention and back-up systems; regularly communicating with supervisees, families, schools, DMH, and other providers; coordinating transportation for youth to get to and from the program; and carrying clinical cases, as appropriate.

Requirements: Candidate must possess a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as:Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, or Social Work. Applicable licensure preferred. Valid driver’s license to drive in Massachusetts required. 5+ years of managerial and clinical experience in a therapeutic treatment setting that serves youth and families; proficiency in use of computer systems for clinical information management; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to produce written reports in a timely manner; and strong supervisory experience.