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Careers2022-04-06T10:37:06-04:00

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join our team and help children with autism learn and grow.

At NECC, we have career opportunities for every background. From direct-care and teaching positions to IT and support positions, if you want to be a part of our team, there is something for YOU. Learn more below!

POSITIONS WORKING WITH OUR STUDENTS

Public School ABA Tutor in Northern, New Hampshire-With Sign-On Bonus:2022-04-06T15:11:20-04:00

 one-time $2,500 sign-on bonus for employment beginning on or before August 29, 2022.

About YOU: You are seeking a full-time position and have a strong interest in working with children and young adults. You have strong interpersonal skills and aspire towards gaining knowledge and understanding of the principles of ABA and best educational practices.

About the POSITION: NECC is seeking to fill a full-time ABA Tutor position. Tutors will work under the direct supervision of the Partner Program Lead/Coordinator, the Partner Program Tutor is responsible for the direct care, ABA therapy of students in the classroom.  This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct instruction for children with autism in both sub-separate and inclusion classrooms.   
  • Work additional hours outside of the school day to complete case management responsibilities that may include: 
    • Data summary  
    • Generating lesson materials  
    • Modifying curriculum    

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High school diploma or above
  • Interest in working with children or young adults in a special education setting
  • Ability to obtain US driver’s license and access to personal vehicle 
  • Successful completion of NECC required training
    • CALM safety training: Physical requirements of the job include extensive movement to provide physical intervention in response to challenging behavior  

SKILLS & ABILITIES: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to be flexible with an ever-changing work environment
  • Supportive of an inclusive culture celebrating the diversity of NECC’s employees, families, and students

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Generous paid vacation starting at 35 days per year
  • Free on-site Masters Programs through Simmons University (MSEd Autism Specialization) and Western New England University (MS Applied Behavior Analysis)  
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for related fields
  • Possible supervision provided by an onsite BCBA
  • Comprehensive health / dental / vision benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • A one-time $2,500 sign-on bonus for employment beginning on or before August 29, 2022.

APPLY HERE

Part -Time Direct Care Staff2022-03-17T13:56:16-04:00

The New England Center for Children serves students between the ages of 3 and 22 diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, language delays, intellectual disability, behavior disorders, and related disabilities. The Center’s programs and services are designed to accommodate a broad range of functional levels and varying degrees of disability. The Center provides a full range of educational, residential and treatment programs designed to help children reach their full potential. The goal of maximizing independence serves as the foundation of all Center programs. Each program has been developed to address varying skills and multiple levels of functioning. 

We have several part-time direct care positions available; all roles are responsible for the direct care and ABA instruction of students in the classroom and/or residence. This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives. This position is an entry-level position designed for individuals interested in a career in human service, special education, and/or ABA. 

Essential duties and responsibilities  

  • Ensure all students’ safety and implement all safety procedures   
  • Demonstrate principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)   
  • Active and regular participation at all team meetings 
  • Assist with residential duties/chores including laundry, cleaning, dishes, cooking, etc. in conjunction with students’ activities of daily living to ensure general maintenance of residential homes   

Whether you are searching for day, day/evening, or evening/overnight hours, we can assist in finding you a work schedule. Please note that having some weekend availability is preferred. These positions come with competitive pay and pro-rated benefits including tuition reimbursement and paid vacation! 

Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • One year experience in a related field or actively working on a degree. 
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle. 
  • Successful completion of CALM training (non-violent self-defense)
    • Including but not limited to: pivoting, knee squats, shuffling front and backwards, carrying people, assisting a person to the floor, stabilizing people in standing, seated, prone and supine positions.   
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team style environment.   
  • Individual must be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to for a challenging work experience. 

APPLY HERE

International Applicants- ABA Therapist-(H1B Visa Sponsorship Available)2022-03-08T10:38:39-05:00

Join our team! 

About NECC: The New England Center for Children® (NECC) is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where all students, employees, families and partners feel welcome, safe, and valued.  We believe that fostering diversity and equity makes us a stronger more successful community.  NECC, headquartered in Southborough, MA, is a global leader in autism education and research.  

About the POSITION: All of our teachers receive extensive training and learn to apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children, adolescents and young adults to acquire skills and maximize independence in the areas of academics, socialization, self-control of behavior, activities of daily living, communication and employment services. They work both in the school and in our residences with some evening and weekend hours. 

About YOU: A highly motivated person who wants to thrive in a high-energy, leading-edge educational environment, you will find that NECC is a great place to build your career and professional skills. 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction to the students through the implementation of the scientific principles of behavior analysis (ABA therapy) across all hours of the students’ day and in all environments. 
  • Implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, behavior management, and daily living skills objectives. 
  • Ensure safety and provide intervention in response to challenging behavior
  • Completion of all role responsibilities, which may include case management, depending on the position.
  • Diligent implementation of all medical, safety, and emergency procedures.

Requirements:

  • Seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends. 
  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience.
  • Must have a current driver’s license and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Be able to provide positive academic and employment references. 
  • Have prior experience working with individuals with special needs.
  • Having experience in the field of special needs or applied behavior analysis is preferred.   
  • Successful completion of the NECC training program.
  • Applicants must be bright, energetic individuals with a strong desire to work with children or young adults and with experience in or an interest in being trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.    
  • The physical requirements here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of all direct care teaching and overnight positions. Protective holds, movements and carries blocking and redirecting student movements against the student’s weight. Physical interventions in response to aggressive and self-injurious behavior. Ability to move quickly and confidently to intervene in situations when protective holds and/or movements are deemed necessary, Ability to pursue a bolting student Successful completion of CALM training (non-violent self-defense) Including but not limited to: pivoting, knee squats, shuffling front and backwards, carrying people, assisting a person to the floor, stabilizing people in standing, seated, prone and supine positions.

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE: 

  • Generous paid vacation starting at 5 weeks per year 
  • On-site graduate and doctoral programs On-site doctoral and graduate school programs in special education and applied behavior analysis 
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement 
  • Comprehensive health / dental / vision benefits 
  • Retirement plan 

 

**This position is for non-US citizens that meet all requirements.  If you are a US citizen and are interested in applying please submit your resume to our “Teacher for Students with Autism” positing.**  

APPLY HERE

Vocational Counselor & Recreational Therapist -Citizens of Canada or Mexico-With Sign-On Bonus2022-04-28T11:31:21-04:00

Our Recreational Therapists work collaboratively to design and implement leisure and recreation programs for children, adolescents, and young adults. The Recreational Therapist also works to teach students in the areas of academics, socialization, self-control, activities of daily living, communication, and job skills.  

This position requires some experience working with children with special needs. These therapists work in the school and group homes with some evening and weekend hours. While all team members work collaboratively, a Recreational Therapist will assist with educational program design, IEP development, and regular communication with parents and guardians for a student assigned to them.

 RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Work directly with children and young adults with special needs
  • Collaborate with specialists, other teachers, and aides
  • Design and implement steps of students’ Individualized Education Plan
  • Serve as the liaison for the team in planning community recreational activities
  • Assist coordinators and team case managers with scheduling and implementation of all prescribed Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) programs

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends  
  • Willing to relocate to Southborough, MA area
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Reliable transportation and able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Ability to handle physical and mental aspects of the position
    • Successful completion of CALM training

For this role, applicants must be a citizen of Canada or Mexico.  If not a citizen of either country, applicants should apply to our Teacher role.

APPLY HERE

Teacher for Children with Autism – Level II – $10,000 Bonus2021-12-03T14:43:19-05:00

Our level 2 teachers work collaboratively to teach children, adolescents, and young adults in the areas of academics, socialization, self-control, activities of daily living, communication, and job skills.  

This position requires some experience working with children with special needs. These teachers work in the school and group homes with some evening and weekend hours. While all teachers work collaboratively, a level 2 teacher will assist with educational program design, IEP development, and regular communication with parents and guardians for a student assigned to him/her.  

 RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Work directly with a child with special needs
  • Collaborate with specialists, other teachers, and aides
  • Design and implement steps of students’ Individualized Education Plan

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends  
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Reliable transportation
  • Massachusetts licensure in Severe Disabilities preferred
  • Ability to handle physical and mental aspects of the position.

APPLY HERE

Residential Direct Care Staff-Evening & Weekend – $10,000 Bonus2021-12-03T14:40:23-05:00

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Under the supervision of the team coordinators and Program Specialist, the Residential Direct Care Staff (Level 1 Teacher) is responsible for the direct care and ABA instruction of students in the classroom and/or residence. This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives. This position is an entry-level position designed for individuals interested in a career in human service, special education, and/or ABA.  

SCHEDULE      

 Evening/Weekend Residential Direct Care Staff: This schedule includes four weekday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 
 11:00pm and one weekend day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

BENEFITS  

  • Full-Time positions receive: 4 weeks paid vacation per year.  
  • Part-Time positions available with pro-rated benefits     

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Minimum of Associate’s degree OR actively working on a degree BA/BS  
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle 
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • Individuals must be physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for a challenging work experience 

APPLY HERE

Part-Time Direct Care Staff – With Sign-On Bonus2021-09-28T11:25:47-04:00

We have several part-time direct care positions available; all roles are responsible for the direct care and ABA instruction of students in the classroom and/or residence. This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives. This position is an entry-level position designed for individuals interested in a career in human service, special education, and/or ABA. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Ensure all students’ safety and implement all safety procedures   
  • Demonstrate principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)   
  • Active and regular participation at all team meetings 
  • Assist with residential duties/chores including laundry, cleaning, dishes, cooking, etc. in conjunction with students’ activities of daily living to ensure general maintenance of residential homes   

Whether you are searching for day, day/evening, or evening/overnight hours, we can assist in finding you a work schedule. Please note that having some weekend availability is preferred. These positions come with competitive pay and pro-rated benefits including tuition reimbursement and paid vacation! 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience in a related field or actively working on a degree. 
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle. 
  • Successful completion of CALM training (non-violent self-defense)   
    • Including but not limited to: pivoting, knee squats, shuffling front and backwards, carrying people, assisting a person to the floor, stabilizing people in standing, seated, prone and supine positions.   
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team style environment.   
  • Individual must be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to for a challenging work experience. 

APPLY HERE

Behavioral Health Technician – $10,000 Bonus2021-12-03T14:41:29-05:00

This position is an entry-level position designed for individuals interested in a career in human service, special education, and/or applied behavior analysis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure all students’ safety and implement all safety procedures  
  • Demonstrate principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)  
  • Active and regular participation at all team meetings.  
  • Assist with residential duties/chores including laundry, cleaning, dishes, cooking, etc. in conjunction with students’ ADLs and to ensure general maintenance of residential homes    
  • Schedule includes evening hours and Overnights   
  • The schedule includes a 3-5 day, 40-hour workweek.  
  • Remain at the house during the overnight hours, may sleep during designated “sleep hours”. The total number of these hours varies depending on the schedule selected and the needs of the individual team.   

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates who have completed an associate’s degree given preference.  
  • Minimum of high school degree and one-year related experience in a caregiving or educational environment; hospital, school, daycare, special education or autism is preferred.  
  • Strong interest in working with special needs populations, particularly autism.  
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.  
  • Ability to pursue a bolting student  
  • Successful completion of CALM training (non-violent self-defense)  
    • Including but not limited to: pivoting, knee squats, shuffling front and backwards, carrying people, assisting a person to the floor, stabilizing people in standing, seated, prone and supine positions.   
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team style environment.  
  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings, overnights, and weekends.  
  • Applicants must be physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience.   

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Comprehensive health/dental benefits
  • Generous paid vacation starting at 4 weeks annually 
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement
  • Sign-on Bonus available at 90 days for those that qualify!  

APPLY HERE

Residential Overnight Counselor – $10,000 Bonus2021-12-03T14:42:23-05:00

ABOUT THIS ROLE

This position is located in and around the towns near Southborough, MA.

The Residential Counselor role is an awake overnight position designed for individuals who want to gain or strengthen their experience working with children and young adults with autism and who have an interest in an overnight work schedule. Our residential counselors are responsible for closely supervising our students and ensuring their health and safety during the overnight hours. As a member of the team, these professionals work with the teachers and supervisors to design and implement overnight clinical programming. Extensive training is provided to enable them to respond to any clinical, medical or emergency situation.       

BENEFITS

  • Skills training in education, theoretical and practical applications of behavior analysis and behavior management techniques
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance programs
  • Generous tuition reimbursement
  • Professional Development including 2 on-site masters degree programs;  a Masters of Science in Severe Special Needs through Simmons University, and a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Western New England University
  • Competitive salaries
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Referral bonuses
  • Relocation assistance and discounted housing options available for those that qualify
  • On-site daycare and integrated preschool
  • Direct Payroll Deposit
  • Employee assistance plan – Our EAP professional is on-site for your confidential assistance.
  • and so MUCH MORE!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be able to fill full-time positions that may include weekends.      
  • Applicants must be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to implement all medical, safety and emergency procedures.      
  • Applicants must be able to remain awake and alert throughout the overnight shift.      
  • Applicants must have their own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.      
  • Applicants must have positive employment references.      
  • Applicants must be hard-working, reliable individuals with a strong commitment to oversee diligently the health and safety of our students and young adults during the overnight hours.            

***Sign-On Bonus is available at 90 days for those who qualify!***

APPLY HERE

Paraprofessional2022-03-11T12:17:04-05:00

About NECC: The New England Center for Children® (NECC) is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where all students, employees, families and partners feel welcome, safe, and valued.  We believe that fostering diversity and equity makes us a stronger more successful community.  NECC, headquartered in Southborough, MA, is a global leader in autism education and research.  NECC provides a comprehensive structure to help children and young adults with autism through evidence-based services in home-based, day, and residential programs, in unison with ongoing research on educational best practices. Beyond our walls we provide classroom partnerships within public school systems, consultation services, and ABA curriculum software for schools and organizations.  

 

About the POSITION: NECC is seeking to fill a full-time paraprofessional position within our Day-School Program. Paraprofessionals will work under the supervision of the team coordinators and specialists, while teaching, tutoring, and providing instruction to our students diagnosed with autism. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide instruction to the students through the implementation of the scientific principles of behavior analysis (ABA therapy) across  all hours of the students’ day and in all environments. 
  • Implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, behavior management, and daily living skills objectives. 
  • Ensure safety and provide intervention in response to challenging behavior 

 REQUIREMENTS:   

  • Ability to work a full-time position 
  • High School degree/ equivalent and one year of related experience 
  • Candidates who have completed an associate’s degree given preference  
  • Interest in working with children or young adults 
  • Looking to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of ABA and best educational practices 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, US driver’s license and access to reliable transportation 
  • Successful completion of NECC required trainings 
  • CALM safety training: Physical requirements of the job include extensive movement to provide physical intervention in response to challenging behavior   

SKILLS & ABILITIES:  

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with ability to carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to be flexible with an ever-changing work environment
  • Supportive of an inclusive culture celebrating the diversity of NECC’s employees, families, and students 

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE 

  • Generous paid vacation and holiday time 
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement 
  • Relocation / Housing for those who qualify 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing/Training 
  • Comprehensive health / dental / vision benefits 
  • A one-time $2,500 sign-on bonus for employment beginning before January 1, 2022.
  • A Purposeful Mission, and so much more! 
  • Sign-on bonus for those who qualify! 
Public School ABA Tutor in Southern New Hampshire – With Sign-On Bonus2022-02-02T14:30:52-05:00

Under the supervision of a Master’s level special educator, the ABA tutor position is responsible for implementing an intensive skill-based program that is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This position is a great opportunity for staff who are currently pursuing or are planning to pursue teacher certification in special education or BCBA certification.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct instruction for children with autism in both sub-separate and inclusion classrooms.  
  • Work additional hours outside of the school day to complete case management responsibilities that may include: 
    • Data summary  
    • Generating lesson materials  
    • Modifying curriculum    

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner. 
  • A role model for professionalism and teaching skills.
  • Minimum of a high school degree required.
  • Experience working with special needs population or relevant academic experience.

BENEFITS

  • Tuition reimbursement for an offsite Graduate program in a related field.  
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time  
  • Competitive salary  
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance  
  • Retirement plan  
  • Childcare reimbursement  
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities from experienced NECC staff  

APPLY HERE

Public School ABA Tutor in Cape Cod (Barnstable, MA) – With Sign-On Bonus2021-09-28T11:28:20-04:00

NECC is seeking to fill a full-time ABA Tutor position. Tutors will work under the direct supervision of the Partner Program Lead/Coordinator, the Partner Program Tutor is responsible for the direct care, ABA therapy of students in the classroom. This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct instruction for children with autism in both sub-separate and inclusion classrooms.   
  • Work additional hours outside of the school day to complete case management responsibilities that may include: 
    • Data summary  
    • Generating lesson materials  
    • Modifying curriculum    

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or above
  • Interest in working with children or young adults in a special education setting
  • Ability to obtain US driver’s license and access to personal vehicle 
  • Successful completion of NECC required training
    • CALM safety training: Physical requirements of the job include extensive movement to provide physical intervention in response to challenging behavior  

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to be flexible with an ever-changing work environment
  • Supportive of an inclusive culture celebrating the diversity of NECC’s employees, families, and students

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Generous paid vacation starting at 35 days per year
  • General tuition reimbursement
  • Possible supervision provided by an onsite BCBA
  • Comprehensive health / dental / vision benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Center-based graduate and doctoral programs 
    • doctoral and graduate school programs in special education and applied behavior analysis

APPLY HERE

OTHER POSITIONS AT NECC

Daycare Teacher2022-03-18T08:35:54-04:00

ABOUT NECC: NECC is a global leader in autism education and research headquartered in Southborough, MA and provides a comprehensive structure to help children with autism at every stage.  The Michael F. Downey Center for Child Development is an on-site early learning program that serves our staff’s children.  The program serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  The New England Center for Children (NECC) is committed to an inclusive culture where all students, employees, families, and partners feel welcome, safe, and valued.  We believe that fostering diversity and equity makes us a strong, more successful community.  

ABOUT THE POSITION: NECC is seeking to fill a full-time Daycare Teacher position.  The Daycare Teacher will work under the supervision of the Daycare Director and is responsible for the education and care of the children, including the planning and implementation of activities.  In addition, the teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining a trusting relationship with the parents and guardians.   

ABOUT YOU: You are a dynamic, caring, and passionate teacher who wants to make a difference and positively impact the lives of children.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Planning and implementation of age appropriate and individualized curriculum (to include: daily schedule, environment activities and teacher-child interaction,) which supports the school philosophy and developmental milestones of the child.  
  • Familiar with the health care policy and evacuation procedures of the school 
  • Direct supervision of children’s activities (indoors/outdoors) 
  • Establishing trusting and supportive relationships with parents 
  • Preparation of anecdotal records for parent conference 
  • Completion of accurate and timely daily reports for parents (to be completed throughout the day). Verbal and written (HiMamma App) 
  • Direct supervision and routine care of all children, to include: diapering/toileting, handwashing, nose wiping, face cleaning, changing clothes as needed, etc. 
  • Assuming an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff 
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information related to children, families and staff 

QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Minimum of 3 credits in Child Growth and Development and 9 months experience 
  • Prior classroom experience working with young children required. 

SKILLS & ABILITIES:   

  • Serve as a role model for associate teachers and teaching assistants in the areas of problem-solving, professional conduct and attitude, classroom management, and appropriate practice in guiding children’s behavior. 
  • Proven experience as a Child Care/ Daycare Teacher 
  • A collaborative, team approach to creating an equitable work environment. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience  
  • Generous paid vacation starting at 4 weeks annually  
  • Paid sick time and personal days 
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement 
  • On-site child care 
  • Comprehensive health / dental benefits  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Employee Engagement Groups: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Green (environment) Committee, Health & Wellness, etc.  

Sign-on bonus is available at 90 days for those who qualify!

APPLY HERE

Adult Services Level 2 Counselor- With Full Time Incentive!2022-02-24T15:32:00-05:00
Salary Range:$36,000.00 To 37,000.00 Annually

About YOU: You are seeking a full-time position and have a strong interest in working with adults. You have strong interpersonal skills and aspire towards gaining knowledge and understanding of the principles of ABA and best educational practices. 

About the POSITION: NECC is seeking to fill a full-time Level 2 Counselor position in our Adult Services Program. Under the supervision of the team coordinator(s) and Program Specialist, the Level 2 Counselor is responsible for the direct care, ABA therapy of consumers in the community or vocational site and/or residence.  This includes knowledge and implementation of consumers’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives.   The goal of maximizing independence serves as the foundation of all Center programs. Each program has been developed to address varying skills and multiple levels of functioning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge and competent implementation of all consumer educational programs and behavior management guidelines.
  • Ensure consumers’ safety and implement all safety guidelines
  • Record and compile all necessary behavioral and educational research data accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Counselors may be assigned case management responsibilities for one or more consumers on their designated team. 
  • Assist with residential duties/chores including laundry, cleaning, dishes, cooking, etc. in conjunction with consumers’ ADLs and to ensure general maintenance of residential homes.

 REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong interest in working with special needs populations, particularly autism. 
  • Ability to obtain US driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
  • Successful completion of NECC required trainings
    1. CALM safety training: Physical requirements of the job include extensive movement to provide physical intervention in response to challenging behavior  

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to be flexible with an ever-changing work environment
  • Supportive of an inclusive culture celebrating the diversity of NECC’s employees, families, and students

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE:

  • Up to $6,000 in bonuses for those who qualify based on start date!  More information to be discussed during the interview.
  • Generous paid vacation starting at 5 weeks per year
  • On-site graduate and doctoral programs On-site doctoral and graduate school programs in special education and applied behavior analysis
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement
  • Comprehensive health / dental / vision benefits
  • Retirement plan

 

APPLY HERE

About NECC: The New England Center for Children® (NECC), headquartered in Southborough, MA, is a global leader in autism education and research.  NECC provides a comprehensive structure to help children and young adults with autism through evidence-based services in home-based, day, and residential programs, in unison with ongoing research on educational best practices. Beyond our walls we provide classroom partnerships within public school systems, consultation services, and ABA curriculum software for schools and organizations.

CAREERS

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Earn your master’s degree or PhD on-site at NECC at little to no cost.
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INTERNSHIPS

College students can gain experience and earn academic credit. 
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BENEFITS

Our employee benefits are some of the best in the field. 
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