Clinical, Administrative, and Support Positions

Many positions in these categories are filled from within NECC. But, we do have a need for talent that doesn't reside within our ranks. Examples may include Psychologists, Nurses, Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Development professionals, IT services, Human Resources, Food Services, Maintenance, and Business Office departments.

Speech and Language Pathologist

Overall Responsibility 

Under the supervision of the Director of Speech & Language Services, the Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for duties associated with speech and language goals, including assessments and curriculum development, for his/her assigned group of students. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Diagnostic

  • Administer triennial communication assessments to students as part of the clinical and educational re-evaluation process: complete written report and present at re-evaluation meeting 
  • Conduct communication skills screening during scheduled intakes: summarize findings in intake packet. 

Education/Curriculum Development

  • Attend regularly scheduled weekly meetings to collaborate with coordinators and other specialists for the purposes of information sharing and team/cluster-wide planning
  • Develop communications objectives at planning meetings with individual case managers, supervise the communication section (current performance and specific objectives) of the student’s individualized educational plan. 
  • Participate in the development of both departmental and school-wide teaching curriculum
  • Supervise case managers in completing communication section of quarterly progress reports and 6-month clinical case reviews; attend clinical case reviews held during team meetings. 

Training and Supervision

  • Complete assigned observations both in school, at the residence and in the community. Provide constructive feedback to teachers and coordinators.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings to assess student progress: discuss student specific curriculum, and to target goals and priorities
  • Provide in-service training to teachers and assist in team planning by regularly attending team meetings and participating in new teacher training 
  • Meet regularly with educational/speech-language role persons from each team to provide training in communication programming, and to supervise their role as additional resources to their team. 

Research and Professional Development

  • Participate in research projects, including research design, data collection and presentation.  

Qualifications 

  • ASHA certified (CCC or CF accepted)
  • Massachusetts Department of Education Certificate as Teacher of Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration license (or in process if CF)

Interested candidates, please apply here.

Food Services  Support Staff-Dishwasher

Overall Responsibility
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Food Services, the Food Services Support Staff – Dishwasher is responsible for assisting the Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday School coverage operation of the kitchen/ cafeteria for the students and staff at The New England Center for Children, Inc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sort and rinse dirty dishes and other cooking utensils and place them in racks to send through dish machine.
  • Sort and stack clean dishes. Carry clean dishes to proper storage areas.
  • Set up or break down dishwashing area.
  • Conduct general kitchen and cafeteria cleaning as directed.
  • Wipe up any spills to ensure kitchen floors remain dry.
  • Assist in Food Preparation for sandwich/salad bar items warranting basic knife skills.
  • Assist in replenishing any food items needed during the lunch period.
  • Available to assist in any other food preparation areas, as needed.
  • Must maintain/participate in any require safety training.

Physical

  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 20-30 pounds with some consistency.

Interested candidates, please email recruitment@necc.org

Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement

Overall Responsibility
The Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement (ADIA), working with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Chief Development Officer, manages a portfolio of leadership gift prospects and donors ($1,000+). The ADIA will collaborate with the CDO and DIA to develop and implement leadership gift strategies including prospect research, identification (individuals, corporations), cultivation and solicitation with a focus on event sponsorships and relationship management. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Cultivate and solicit major gift prospects and accompany others on cultivation and solicitation visits; ADIA will have over 50 individual visits per fiscal year.
• Responsible for building portfolio of major gift prospects and donors with focus on event sponsorships, annual fund support, and other NECC priorities
• Responsible for meeting, managing and monitoring progress on revenue goals
• Works closely with the CDO and DIA to identify, recruit, and develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for potential leadership positions at the Board of Directors and volunteer level.
• Provide guidance and staff support for senior management and volunteers involved in the cultivation and solicitation of individual and corporate major gift donors.
• Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors.
• Participate in all department’s fundraising events
• Attend relevant workshops, round tables and other networking events to increase NECC’s visibility with potential funders

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience. 
• Experience or comfort with soliciting donations, especially major gifts.
• Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to be an effective team player 
• Ability to develop high quality relationships with a variety of constituencies, including prospects, donors, senior administrators, and staff.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills. 
• Effective management skills, with the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
• Self-motivated

Great full-time benefits including 4 weeks of paid vacation! 

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Procurement Specialist
RN-Primary Care Nurse

Overall Responsibility
Under the administrative supervision of the Director of Health Services and the clinical supervision of the nurse practitioners and pediatrician, the Primary Care Nurse provides healthcare for the students on their designated teams. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Position is daytime 8AM-4PM or 7:30AM to 3:30PM, no weekends except for beeper coverage
• Provides primary healthcare management for assigned students
• Provides medication management for assigned students
• Participates in daily health clinic and prepares new treatments for students seen at clinic. Instructs teachers and parents about treatments.
• Advanced health assessment skills – collaborates with NP when necessary. Able to work independently.
• Beeper coverage rotation: 6 weeks per year which may include visiting team house or accompanying team to the emergency room. Beeper rotation will include 1-2 holidays annually.
• Participates in health education to teaching staff. 
• Supervises and teaches clinical staff for delegation of administration of medication to students.
• Participates in assigned tasks such as narcotic counts, cleaning of clinic and exam rooms, or maintenance of medical equipment to assist in Department function and regulation compliance.
• Participates in the organization of Specialty Medical Clinics with consultants, team and parents.
• Assists in the coverage of other nurses’ sick and vacation time, including Residential, Day Services, Occupational Health and Adult Services
• Participates in weekly supervision meeting with Director of Health Services and/or Nurse Practitioner.
• Serves as a medical liaison between teaching staff and parents.
Qualifications
• Registered Nurse, duly licensed to practice in Massachusetts
• Minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor’s preferred
• Basic CPR certification of Adults, Children and Infants (ARC or AHA)
• Successful completion of NECC orientation course
• Computer skills necessary

Benefits (partial listing)
• On-site daycare
• 6 weeks paid vacation
• Major holidays off
• Tuition reimbursement 

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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Finance and the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of goods and services and negotiation with vendors to maximize the Center’s purchasing power. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Procure goods and services (including but not limited to)
    • Maintenance services
    • Vehicle fuel
    • Office supplies and printed materials
    • Educational supplies 
    • Protective equipment
    • Food
    • Furniture
    • Technology
    • Capital expenditure
  • Develop and implement written procurement policies and procedures in accordance with state and Federal funding requirements
  • Review existing vendor relationships and identify potential sources of savings
  • Formalize contracts for key vendors
  • Negotiate favorable payment terms with vendors and maximize available payment discounts
  • Prepare vendor solicitations and evaluate proposals received for formal procurements
  • Maintain vendor diversity by seeking to contract with minority and women owned businesses when possible
  • Analyze costs and seek the most favorable pricing for all goods and services
  • Work closely with maintenance, food service, IT and other departments on specialized vendor requirements
  • Maintain current certificates of insurance on vendors
  • Obtain/maintain certification as a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official 
  • Provide backup support to Purchasing Specialist during vacations and absences: duties include placing orders, receiving goods, and managing inventory of supplies/equipment

Qualifications
• 3-5 years’ experience in a procurement and purchasing setting
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) certification preferred
• Ability to use independent judgment
• Strong analytical and interpersonal skills a must
• Ability to maintain contact with employees and vendors in a confidential manner
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
 

Position comes with great benefits, including 4 weeks paid vacation

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