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.
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.
Electronic Health Records Coordinator
Summary of Position: As a member of the Performance Improvement team, the EHR administrator is responsible for the maintenance, upgrades, enhancements, and data integrity of our electronic health record and associated systems. The EHR administrator will be the face of Walker’s electronic health record and associated systems, whose duties include training, supporting department power users, and promoting best practices in the use of these systems to all Walker employees. The EHR administrator will participate in state and regional forums with representatives of other agencies to extend his/her knowledge of ways Walker can improve the use of its information systems. The EHR administrator will bring their knowledge of EHR functionality, project management, and end user training to ensure effective evaluation and on-going process improvement of Walker’s information systems.
Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree. Experience serving as subject matter expert in design process for information systems. Experience with project management. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Access)
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.
Summary of Position: Serve as a key member of Walker’s permanency leadership team. Responsible for advancing permanency for all children and youth enrolled in Walker’s programs.
Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in social work or mental health counseling. Independent licensure preferred. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working with children and families impacted by child welfare and/or adoption. Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience post-Master’s Degree. Experience designing and delivering presentations for diverse audiences.
Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (3-5 hrs/week)
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.
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 Group Home Supervisor
Summary of position: To directly supervise group home direct care staff; oversee running of group home 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.
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 related 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.
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: Qualified candidates must have a 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. Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively in a stressful and fast paced environment; Must understand child development, and the impact of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.
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.
Special Education Teacher
Summary of position: To develop and implement course curricula particular to the assigned area of teaching. Must be committed to child-centered, family-focused culturally competent care and strength based treatment.
Requirements: Qualified candidates will have aBachelor’s Degree with Certification in Moderate Special Needs, 5-12. Prefered candidates will have aMaster’s Degree; Dual licensure in special education and content area. At least one year direct teaching experience is required.
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.
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Therapeutic Intervention Specialist/Staff Part-Time
Summary of Position: The Therapeutic Intervention Specialist/PC Staff provides therapeutic support for students in the Planning Center and related settings in the school. In a tiered system of support for students with social-emotional-behavioral challenges, Tier 3 includes structured problem solving, the Planning Center and Resolution Center, interdisciplinary team meetings, and targeted professional development.
Requirements: Qualified candidates will have one year of undergraduate course work in in education, psychology, social work or a related field. Experience providing social-emotional-behavioral supports to students in the school setting
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.