Careers2019-08-29T18:59:28-04:00

CAREERS

Working at NECC will challenge you but it will be the most meaningful work of your career.  Here you will make a positive difference in lives of children with autism and their families every day.  You will learn from the top educators and researchers in the field, work with students that inspire you, and receive benefits that ensure your success and professional growth.

Join us in our mission to help children with autism worldwide. 

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES 

Residential Overnight Professional2019-10-08T16:33:00-04:00

Overall Responsibility

Under the direct supervision of the Residential Coordinator and Overnight Supervisors, the Overnight Professional is responsible for the health and safety of all assigned students during the overnight hours.  Specifically the Overnight Professional is responsible for the clinical and medical management of each student in the residence and must remain awake during the overnight hours to ensure students’ safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Educational/Clinical

  • Remain awake and alert at all times while on duty; continuously monitor the health, safety and well-being of each student
  • Thorough knowledge and competent implementation of all student educational programs and behavior management guidelines
  • Diligent implementation of all medical, safety, and emergency procedures
  • Record and complete all necessary behavioral and educational research data accurately and in a timely fashion, as specified by the Program Specialist, Residential Coordinator and/or Overnight Supervisor
  • Complete all assigned direct teaching duties during early evening (7:00-8:00 p.m.) weekends and/or early morning (7:00-8:00 a.m.) weekdays

Schedule

  • The schedule includes a 4-day (Saturday-Tuesday or Tuesday-Friday) 40-hour overnight workweek.
  • While typically assigned to a single residence, staffing needs across the entire program will occasionally require Overnights to work in a location other than the primary assignment.
  • Floaters and Modified Floaters
    • Such staff will work a varied schedule and will work in any residence as needed. These hours typically vary from night to night and week to week.
    • Floaters are required to communicate with a supervisor prior to each scheduled shift in order to receive their assignment.

Training and Professional Development

  • Complete a 90 day probationary period in which trainee demonstrates competence in all duties related to the overnight position as stipulated by this job description and adheres to all policies and procedures of The New England Center for Children
  • Successful completion of NECC trainings associated with initial employment (i.e. student management guidelines, medical and emergency procedures, student-specific physical intervention techniques, observation and behavior analysis training). Training may include sessions and observations during the day hours
  • Participation and successful completion of refreshers (in-service training seminars) covering a variety of topics when offered. Some of these trainings occur outside of the regular work hours. It is paid training
  • Successful completion of Medication Administration training and refreshers and accurately deliver medications following NECC protocol
  • Successful completion of CALM Verbal and CALM Physical and ongoing refresher trainings
  • Establish CPR and First Aid certification within the first 6 months of employment and ensure re-certification when necessary in order to remain active and on duty

Team

  • Maintain communication with colleagues on both the overnight and day shift regarding clinical management and other student needs and issues
  • Participate in bi-weekly conferences with the Residential Coordinator or Overnight Supervisors offering ideas, suggestions or solutions regarding clinical issues and overnight team organization. This includes recommendations for individual student clinical and educational programming
  • Launder, dry and fold student clothing, towels and bedding as required
  • Create and complete iemployee timesheets on a bi-weekly basis and submit to supervisor for approval

Supervision/Evaluation

  • Receive supervision from the Overnight Supervisors and the Residential Coordinators
  • Receive performance reviews, to be conducted annually

Physical

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 (40-250 pounds)
  • 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 a standing, seated, prone and supine positions.

General

All direct care overnight positions at NECC include but are not limited to:

  • The operation of household appliances and equipment
  • Implementation of all safety and emergency procedures

Qualifications

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Flexibility and the ability to respond to all clinical, medical or scheduling problems as they arise
  • Task-oriented and the ability to follow instructions in both verbal and written form.
  • Ability to remain awake and alert on the overnight hours, including lengthy shifts (up to 14 hours regularly scheduled)
  • Experience working with special needs populations and/or awake overnight shifts preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle.

The safety of the students, staff and visitors are among The Center’s most important priorities. The active participation in The New England Center’s Safety Program is a condition of employment. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the Overnight Professional will also perform other reasonably related duties as requested by the Residential Coordinator, Overnight Supervisors, or Director of Residential Services or his/her designee, or as stated in the Overnight Professional procedural guidelines.

Please email your resume with position title in subject line to recruitment@necc.org.

Level 1 Teacher – Evening & Weekend Residential Direct Care Staff2019-08-12T19:02:04-04:00

Overall Responsibility 

The level 1 teacher is an entry-level position for individuals who have a high school diploma and are working toward a bachelor’s degree and are interested in a career in human services, special education, and/or applied behavior analysis (ABA). Level 1 teachers 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 is a direct care position that includes driving between the school and residence, and to other school-related events/outings; operation of household appliances and school equipment; and implementation of all safety and emergency procedures. Individuals with successful experience in a behavioral health technician position eligible to apply. 

Requirements:

  • Seeking a full-time position with availability to work evenings and weekends.
  • High school diploma; or equivalent and one-year related experience
  • Physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience. 
  • Willing to relocate to the state of Massachusetts.
  • Have own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Positive academic and employment references.
  • 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 ABA.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Please email your resume with position title in subject line to recruitment@necc.org

Level 1 Teacher – School & Residential Direct Care Staff2019-08-12T19:01:20-04:00

Overall Responsibility

The level 1 teacher is an entry-level position for individuals who have a high school diploma and are working toward a bachelor’s degree and are interested in a career in human services, special education, and/or applied behavior analysis (ABA). Level 1 teachers 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 is a direct care position that includes driving between the school and residence, and to other school-related events/outings; operation of household appliances and school equipment; and implementation of all safety and emergency procedures. Individuals with successful experience in a behavioral health technician position eligible to apply. 

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings, days and one weekend day.
  • High school diploma; or equivalent and one year related experience.
  • Physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience. 
  • Willing to relocate to the state of Massachusetts.
  • Have own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Positive academic and employment references.
  • 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 ABA.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Please email your resume with position title in subject line to recruitment@necc.org

Health Assistant2019-10-01T12:57:49-04:00

Overall Responsibility  

Under the administrative supervision of the Director of Health Services and the clinical supervision of the nurse practitioners, pediatrician, and primary care nurses, provides care to students as detailed below.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Provides medication administration for assigned teams under delegation of the team primary care registered nurse during all medication times as designated. Training will be provided for medication administration and maintenance per the Massachusetts School Health regulations.  
  • Organizes and maintains medication closets and first-aid supplies.  
  • May need to assist team members with taking students to medical appointments, which may include driving to appointment.  
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings.  
  • Participates in assigned tasks such as cleaning of the team cluster, or maintenance of medical equipment to assist in department function and for regulation compliance.  
  • Keeps track of need for weekend/holiday going home medication boxes.  
  • Assists in the coverage of other Health Assistant’s sick and vacation time.  
  • Participates in weekly supervision meeting with Director of Health Services and Triad Director.  
  • Serves as a medical liaison between clinical staff and primary care nurse.  
  • Works collaboratively with Clinical, Administrative and Executive Staff.   

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7AM-3PM or 2PM-10PM  

Physical:  

The physical requirements here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.   

  • Redirecting student movements against the student’s weight (40-250 pounds)  
  • Ability to move quickly and confidently.  
  • Move and/or lift up to 15 pounds of med boxes, laundry baskets, or other supplies.   

Qualifications  

  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and personal transportation   
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma  
  • Preferred experience working as a Personal Care Attendant and/or CNA but not required. 
  • Nursing students encouraged to apply. 
  • Basic CPR certification of Adults, Children and Infants (ARC or AHA); maybe completed by NECC. 
  • Willingness to work with children/young adults with special health needs. 
  • Successful completion of NECC orientation course which will provide all training specific to NECC. 
  • Computer skills necessary, proficiencies in reading and writing  

Hourly rate of $15.31 

Apply Today!

Level 2 Teacher2019-10-11T11:43:12-04:00

Overall Responsibility

The level 2 teacher is an entry-level position for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in a career in human services, special education, and/or applied behavior analysis (ABA).  This position is for individuals who may have little experience to some formal experience working with children with special needs.  Level 2 teachers work both in the school and in our residences with some evening and weekend hours.  While all teachers work with all the students on the team, a Level 2 teacher who has had some formal experience may serve as a case manager for 1 student and is responsible for educational program design, IEP development using the ACE®, and regular communication with parents.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience. Licensed and unlicensed positions available.
  • Willing to relocate to the state of Massachusetts.
  • Have own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Positive academic and employment references.
  • 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 ABA.
  • Applicants with Massachusetts licensure in Severe Disabilities will be given preference.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Completion of all role responsibilities, which may include case management.
  • 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.

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Office Assistant Part-Time2019-09-18T15:00:40-04:00

Make a difference in the lives of children with autism every day! NECC’s Public School Services and Consulting division is looking for a part-time (20 hours/week) office assistant, to help support the leadership team and consulting staff.  

Main Job Responsibilities

  • General office support and organization 
  • Support in generating and maintaining various department systems 
  • Maintaining and scanning documents and department files 
  • Updating phone lists and other tracking grids 
  • Assist in tracking department calendars and weekly schedules 
  • Taking notes at meetings 
  • Tracking and ordering office supplies and materials 
  • Assisting in technology support 
  • Creating training and staff manuals, as well as copies for various training events 
  • Assisting in the coordination of events and trainings  
  • Updating Bulletin Board Information / department birthdays 
  • Scanning/organizing training paperwork and forms 
  • Scanning/organizing consent forms  

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 1-3 years’ experience in administrative / office support setting 
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel) 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize when working on multiple projects 
  • Friendly and team-oriented personality  

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Behavioral Health Technician2019-08-12T19:02:35-04:00

Overall Responsibility

The behavioral health technician position is designed for individuals looking to gain experience working with children and young adults with special needs.  It is ideal for those with a high school diploma or associate’s degree or for those just beginning a career in the field of human services while still in school.  Behavioral health technicians work primarily in the residences as they learn to provide instruction to our students in the areas of daily living skills, communication skills, social skills and community living skills.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • High school diploma
  • Physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience. 
  • Willing to relocate to the state of Massachusetts.
  • Have own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Positive academic and employment references.
  • 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 ABA.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Please email your resume with position title in subject line to recruitment@necc.org

Vocational Counselor (for Canadian citizens)2019-08-12T19:03:16-04:00

Overall Responsibility

The vocational counselor position is designed for applicants with Canadian citizenship and is for applicants who have had some formal experience working with individuals with special needs. 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 ensure 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 and community work sites during day, evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Canadian citizenship
  • Physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience. Licensed and unlicensed positions available.
  • Willing to relocate to the state of Massachusetts.
  • Have own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Positive academic and employment references.
  • 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 ABA.

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.

Please email your resume with position title in subject line to recruitment@necc.org

Speech and Language Pathologist – Part Time2019-10-08T16:36:49-04:00

The New England Center is looking for  a Part Time Speech and Language Pathologist to join our team! We need someone for exactly 20 hours of service each week.  Hours during school time and days worked are extremely flexible!

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)  

Those in their internship will also be considered.

To apply please send a resume to recruitment@necc.org

Maintenance Staff2019-08-27T09:35:56-04:00

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Facilities, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, and care of the buildings, building equipment and grounds, kitchen equipment, laundry equipment and services. Generally, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting the Director of Facilities toward furthering the maintenance department’s goals of providing a safe, clean, functioning and pleasant environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and care of buildings, building equipment and grounds
  • Directly performs custodial duties assuring the cleanliness of buildings and grounds, according to schedule or as directed under special conditions.
  • Performs direct maintenance and repair work of all buildings, building equipment and grounds as scheduled or as directed under special conditions.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report to appropriate personnel.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.

Physical

  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 75 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times.

General

  • Assists with the security of buildings, equipment, and inventory
  • Assists with the forecasting and identification of maintenance problems
  • Drives between the central facility, residential homes and to other related facilities (including satellite parking) as needed.
  • Operates household appliances and school equipment
  • Implementation of all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Must share responsibilities of beeper with other maintenance employees, for emergency service calls, at night and weekends
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Facilities

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a craft apprenticeship or an equivalent number of years of education and maintenance experience
  • Associate’s degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance a plus
  • Valid driver’s license

To apply: please email us at recruitment@necc.org

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