Who we are:
The New England Center for Children is located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 20 minutes west of Boston. NECC's primary mission is to increase the skills of individuals with autism through the use of applied behavior analysis (ABA). NECC provides comprehensive educational, residential and clinical services for over 200 children, adolescents and young adults. We provide intensive training and all teachers must pass a graduate-level introductory ABA course during their first months of employment. In addition, we are associated with two university graduate degree programs: Simmons College's masters in severe special needs and Western New England University's masters in applied behavior analysis. Each is a 3-year program with courses taught on site and tuition significantly reimbursed by NECC.
All of our staff, regardless of previous experience, receive extensive training and learn how to apply the principles of applied behavior analysis to teach teens and young adults with autism and related disabilities. Our approach is to help our students to acquire skills and maximize independence in the areas of academics, socialization, and appropriate behavior, activities of daily living, communication and employment services. Whether working in the school, the community or the residence, all staff are trained to competency and are expected to implement the full range of behavioral and educational programs individually designed for each student.
Description of Position:
This position works with the 14 and over population and involves the design and implementation of vocational programs and job readiness training. The counselor utilizes applied behavior analysis techniques to implement these programs in an unobtrusive manner in all settings. They serve as an advocate for workers and insure employer's satisfaction on an on-going basis. Counselors participate in skill development instruction including daily living skills, communication, and functional academics. They also may have some case management duties and are expected to work in the school, residence or community work sites during day, evening and weekend hours.
- Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
- Applicants must be willing to relocate to Massachusetts in the United States
- Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience.
- Applicants must have their own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
- Applicants must have positive academic and employment references.
- Applicants must be bright, energetic individuals with a strong desire to work with teens or young adults
- Applicants must be interested in being trained in the principles of applied behavior analysis.
Additional Responsibilities include:
- Completion of all role responsibilities, which may include case management, depending on the position.
- Thorough knowledge and competent implementation of all student educational programs and behavior management guidelines.
- Diligent implementation of all medical, safety, and emergency procedures.
- Successful completion of the NECC training program
Our Benefits include:
- SKILLS TRAINING in theoretical and practical applications of behavior analysis and behavior management techniques.
- Comprehensive HEALTH, DENTAL AND LIFE INSURANCE program
- Professional Development via ON-SITE GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS including: Masters in Severe Special Needs through Simmons College
Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Western New England University
- Generous TUITION REIMBURSEMENT for related fields.
- COMPETITIVE SALARIES
- 4 to 5 weeks of paid VACATION per year
- RECRUITMENT BONUS PLAN
- RELOCATION and Visa assistance
- HOUSING available
- On-site DAY CARE and INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL
- EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLAN: Our EAP professional is on-site for your confidential assistance.
- and MUCH MORE!
How To Apply
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