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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  

Residential Supervisor 

 

Summary of position: To directly supervise residential staff; oversee running of residential program for children with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.  Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates should have at least two years experience working with children with emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities in a residential treatment center or special education school.  Must be able to to be flexible and work collaboratively

 

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.

 

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

Requirements: Qualified applicants should a Bachelor's degree in a relivant field.  Candidates should have at least a year of working with children and/or experience within a classroom setting.  Teaching Assistants must have the ability to work and stand for longer periods of time.  They 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. 

 

Overnight Supervisor

 

Summary of Position: To directly supervise overnight residential staff; oversee running of residential program for children with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for residential students during the overnight hours; perform light household responsibilities including light cleaning and laundry.  Committed to child centered, family focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Requirments: High School Diploma or GED; excellent written and verbal communication skills.  At least one year of prior experience working with children whohave emotional and behavior problems; successful completion of Walker’s child care worker evaluation. Must be receptive and responsive to supervision and professional development.  Must be able to move freely without restrictions- up stairs, do light cleaning and laundry.  Ability to work and stand for extended periods.  

 

Direcot of Diversity and Inclusion - Part Time

 

Summary of Position: The Director of Diversity and Inclusion leads Walker efforts to develop and implement programs, policies, and processes supporting the organization’s goal to grow and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment. The Director of Diversity & Inclusion is a member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources and co- leading the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Quality Council. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Education, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology. 5-7 years of experience leading Diversity and Inclusion work in non-profit, healthcare and/or education setting. Highly skilled trainer, consultant and facilitator. Experience building external networks/partnerships. Experience developing and implementing targeted diversity recruitment strategy.

 

Clinical Supervisor for Group Home

Summary of Position: Provide clinical supervision to approximately 1-2 clinicians and/or clinical interns.  Provide oversight of ongoing assessment, treatment planning, implementation of interventions, case management, adherence to documentation standards and discharge planning by clinicians assigned.  Must be committed to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care using Walker supported Evidence Based Practices.

Requirements: At least two years 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, and demonstrated ability to ensure compliance with documentation standards. Experience with assessment, goal oriented treatment planning, and evidence based treatment modalities. Previous experience working with youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, their family systems, and state agencies.

 

Registered Nurse 

 

Summary of position: Colaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the quality of life for social and emotional challanged children in a therapeautic milieu.  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 applicants will have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or higher.  Applicants should also have experience working in a mental health milieu.  Basic job functions include: Provide routine medical care to students. Provide emergency care to students if necessary. Administer medications to students at various times throughout the shift.  

 

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

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, Speciality in Child Psychiatry and Board Certified. 5+ years in community mental health delievery.

 

Milieu Specialist 

 

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. Have the ability to be a team leader and communicate effectively with teammates.  Assist in overseeing a group of three classrooms with up to twenty-seven children, including creating conducive classroom environments by being a leader in crisis management and behavioral support.  

Requirements: Associate’s degree or equivalent experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills. At least two years of prior experience working with children with complex social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The Milieu Specialist 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 Milieu Specialist position requires the ability to perform therapeutic physical intervention as needed.

 

Special Education Teacher

 

Summary of position: Teach in a self-contained classroom of 9 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 Wrorker 

 

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.           

 

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

 

Walker Community Counseling 

Bilingual School-Based Clinician, East Boston

Position Summary: School-Based Clinician to provide individual therapy, consultation services, and crisis intervention services to students at Bradley Elementary School located in East Boston, MA. 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  Bilingual (Spanish) candidate required.  Experience working with children and school systems preferred.

 

In Home Therapist $50,000 salary plus incentives 

Position Summary: 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.  Reliable transportation and proof of valid auto registration, auto insurance, and driver's license.

 

Therapeutic Training & Support (TT&S) Staff $35,000 salary plus incentives

Position Summary: Provide Therapeutic Training and Support (TT&S) services as part of an In-Home Therapy service. This service is 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.

Requirments:  Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in a human service field from an accredited university.  Community or home based social work experience preferred.  Reliable transportation and proof of valid auto registration, auto insurance, and driver's license.

 

Watertown Campus / Beacon High School

Milieu Counselor 

 

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.

Requirements: Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team in a stressful and fast paced environment while juggling multiple priorities successfully.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.  Must understand adolescent development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties on student success and be receptive to supervision and professional development opportunities.

 

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.

 

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. 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. 

 

Therapeutic After-School

Clinician

Summary of Position:  Independently-licensed, Master’s-level Clinician 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. Develop, 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. Provide clinical services to youth and families, and clinical consultation to families, other TASP staff, schools, and other providers to ensure that youth are working on and making progress toward identified goals.

Requirements: Candidate must possess a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as: Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, 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; and demonstrated ability to produce written reports in a timely manner. 

 

Milieu Specialist

Summary of Position: Milieu Specialist 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.

Requirments: 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 requirebending, stooping, stretching, and lifting. Job requires energy and stamina.  Qualified candidates must be able to drive students.  

 

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.  

Requirments: 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 requirebending, stooping, stretching, and lifting. Job requires energy and stamina.  Qualified candidates must be able to drive students.