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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 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.

 

Director of Family Connections

Summary of Position:   The Director of Family Connections is a Walker employee who has personal experience as the primary caregiver for a child contending with learning, emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral challenges. The Director of Family Connections is responsible for working with caregivers of Walker clients/students and Walker staff/administration to support maximal family engagement. This is accomplished by helping to provide a link between caregivers and staff/administration; ensuring that a caregiver/family perspective is reflected in Walker’s policies, procedures, and practices; and serving as a resource and support for caregivers and families. These activities must be consistent with Walker’s definition of family and family membership; we define family broadly and believe that all family constellations are unique. Additionally, the Director of Family Connections must be committed to child-centered, family-focused, culturally‑competent care, and strength-based treatment.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates must haveBachelor’s Degree, plus three years of human service experience with increasing levels of professional responsibility.  Responsibility as the primary caregiver for a child contending with learning, emotional, psychological and/or behavioral challenges required.  Experience in management/leadership role involving program design, creating policies and procedures, and participating in management teams strongly preferred.  

 

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 must have an M.Ed. with Massachusetts’s certification in Special Education. Three to five years special education teaching experience with similar population.  Supervisory/administrative experience.  Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely.

 

 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.    

 

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.

 

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.

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; excellent written and verbal communication skills.  At least one year of prior experience working with children who have 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.  

 

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, Specialty in Child Psychiatry and Board Certified. 5+ years in community mental health deli every.

 

Registered Nurse 

Summary of position: Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the quality of life for social and emotional challenged children in a therapeutic 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.  

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.  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. 

 

Technology Integration Specialist

Summary of Position:      Work with the Principal/Associate Principal to integrate technology effectively into all aspects of curriculum and program development;  Provide professional development and consultation to staff on the integration and effective use of technology; Work with Information Technology staff to develop multi-year technology plans and advice around purchasing of hardware and software; Develop technology literacy curriculum in keeping with state and federal standards; Consult to IEP teams on the incorporation of adaptive technology as appropriate to meet special student needs.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Relevant experience in school or clinical setting.  Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.  Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time; Job may require bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting.

 

Watertown Campus / Beacon School

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 must have an M.Ed. with Massachusetts’s certification in Special Education. Three to five years special education teaching experience with similar population.  Supervisory/administrative experience.  Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively.  Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and safely

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Therapeutic After-School

Direct Care Counselor- Full and 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.