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.
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, specialized diagnostic assessments and etc. 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.
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.
Summary of Position: To 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.
Family Connections Specialist
Summary of Position: The Family Connections Specialist will have had 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.
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.
Summary of Position: Registered 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 Medical Administrative Program (MAP) training. Nursing experience working in a mental health, pediatrics, or related setting.
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, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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. Must be committed to family driven and culturally competent care and strength based treatment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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.
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 will also work with classroom Milieu Counselors to create a calm environment for less structured activities, including lunch and recess. The Teaching Assistant 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.
Summary of position: This important position helps to provide a safe, healthy and welcoming milieu within our school. The milieu counselor is responsible for providing supervision of students within the milieu during non-academic periods, assisting and substituting in content area classes as needed and co-leading a weekly wellness class and/or a therapeutic group counseling session. Qualified candidates must be able to provide supportive counseling, help students develop coping and stress reduction skills and assist with implementation throughout the school day. The milieu counselor is a collaborative member of the clinical team and provides specialized instruction to students when they are unable to be in the classroom and well as is responsible for organizing and implementing daily physical activities periods for all students as part of our Health and Wellness Initiative. The milieu counselor works to address behavioral issues in a manner that is trauma informed, strengths based, and conducive to supporting appropriate behavior, strengthening relationships and fostering student growth. The milieu counselor is also responsible for organizing and supervising activities during all non-academic periods including lunch period, field trips, off campus activities and the prom. Qualified candidates must be able to work several evening hours for school wide events such as back to school night/open house, arts gala and prom.
Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) and three years experience.
Summary of position: Responsible for oversight of daily operations of school program for students with significant mental health challenges. Supervise clinical, educational, and wellness leaders, maintaining balance between the clinical and educational needs of students, and commitment to agency mission. Work directly with students, parents, staff, and collaterals to provide leadership for Walker Beacon admissions, marketing the program, crisis intervention/behavioral support, program development, etc. Report to the Director of Residential and Educational Programs of Walker, and represent Walker Beacon’s needs to the senior management and Board of the larger agency.
Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a M.Ed. or Master’s in relevant field, and MA licensure as a Special Education Administrator. Five years of teaching experience.
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. Preferred
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, 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.
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.
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.