​As an Assistant Clinical Manager you will work with the Clinical Manager and other clinical staff to support individuals and staff in the Developmental Services Division. The Assistant Clinical Manager plays a major role in the ongoing overall training of the DS Residential department’s direct service and management staff. They also play a role in the development and implementation of Person Centered Planning and Positive Behavioral Supports techniques and protocols/strategies. The Assistant Clinical Manager is responsible for writing, implementing, and training positive behavior support plans, developing data collection systems and analyzing the data to make decisions. The positive behavior support plans will be based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and will include pre-cursors, identified problem times, proactive strategies, and responses to target behaviors that are specific to each individual. The Assistant Clinical Manager must be able to work in a team environment to help adults improve social, work, and or daily living skills, while helping to reduce maladaptive behaviors. The person will attend meetings in which they collaborate with psychiatrists, therapists, doctors, direct support staff, house managers and others.

Expectations of the role:

  • Develop trainings and train Developmental Services staff in a variety of topics at the training center including, but not limited to, Positive Interaction Strategies, Person Centered Planning, Sexuality, and Positive Behavior Supports.
  • Be familiar with and complete all documentation related to positive behavior support plans as related to compliance requirements.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision on the implementation of behavior plans.
  • Respond to crisis situations when applicable.
  • Understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnoses, as well as disorders such as autism and acquired brain injury.
  • Work with individuals and staff to ensure that plans are working, revised or terminated.
  • Attend Human Rights Committee Meetings and write and present restriction plans as applicable and as assigned.
  • Support the agency Quality Management Department and Survey and Certification processes as applicable.
  • Complete necessary ISP documents as needed and submit via HCSIS.
  • Participate in the development of proposals and/or grants.
  • Maintain a database on appropriate information, complete paperwork, and write reports as necessary.
  • Communicate with team members both within and outside of the agency effectively and professionally.
  • Other duties assigned by the Clinical Manager or the Director of Residential Services

What you’ll need:

Education/Licensure: High School Diploma required. BCBA preferred. In lieu of BCBA certification, must be (or be in the process of becoming) a psychologist, independent clinical social worker, masters or doctorate level speech pathologist, a physician, a masters or doctorate level teacher with a certification in special education or a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC).

Experience: Knowledge with function based behavioral assessment and treatment. Two years of related direct experience with individuals that have Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities required. Knowledge of Positive Behavior Supports required.

Skills: Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire (training provided) Advanced Wellness certification (will be trained when hired).

The Sr. Behavioral Specialist helps to support individuals and staff in one program with-in the Developmental Services Department. This person will assist the Clinical Coordinator/ Clinical Manager with day to day person centered clinical services provided to individuals. This person is also responsible for training staff around clinical matters and Positive Behavior Supports and Person Centered Planning. They will work in a team environment to help individuals increase adaptive skills and behaviors, while decreasing maladaptive behaviors. This person may also help create and complete documents for a variety of topics including assessments and behavior. This person will hold behavioral on-call responsibilities as well as some basic administrative on-call needs.

Expectation of the Role:

  1. Attend meetings when necessary, including risk, intake or discharge, transition, and staff meetings.
  2. Understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities as well as disorders such as autism and acquired brain injury.
  3. Train direct support professionals in the areas of data collection, Positive Behavior Supports, Person Centered Planning, and more.
  4. Manage and process incident reports related to behavioral incidents with-in the group home.   
  5. Actively participate in the collection and review of Key Indicators of Quality Service data, assist in identifying trends, and participate in Performance Improvement Projects with the goals of developing solutions and problem solving.
  6. Maintain database on appropriate information, complete paperwork, and write reports as necessary.
  7. Maintain core training including but not limited to First Aid/CPR, NAPPI, Identifying and Reporting Clinical Risk, and OSHA.
  8. Assist teaching trainings at NSMHA training center, related to DDS.
  9. Other duties assigned by the Clinical Manager, Program Manager, and Director of Residential Services.

What you’’ll need:

Education: High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, education, or a related field strongly preferred

Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with individuals who have Developmental Disabilities, and other disorders. Knowledge of ABA and Positive Behavior Supports

Skills: CPR/First Aid certified within three months of hire (training provided)

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical/Dependent Care/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets

As a Program Manager you will oversee the administrative, financial,  and operational operations of a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. As the Program Manager you will be responsible for the clinical and program planning, medication administration, laundry, shopping, menu/meal planning and the maintenance and safety of the group home. Liaison with families and funding sources.  This position interfaces with staff, peers, senior management, families, neighbors, medical practitioners, and DDS service coordinators.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train, assign, direct, counsel, discipline and evaluate performance of the Assistant Program Director.
  • Liaison between clinical community and staff, program, clinical and agency level problem solving.
  • Manage a daily residential schedule, ensuring the program meets Individuals’ needs, and allows for their maximum involvement.
  • Make sure the program is operating per required ratios and are within budget.
  • Meets with direct support team each month to support and motivate them.
  • Oversees staff assigned to Individuals to ensure client’s successful participation in appropriate recreational and community activities.
  • Fosters and maintains positive relationships with funding sources, day rehabilitation programs, families, and neighbors through an appropriate level of communication.
  • Oversees the development of behavior plans when needed and secures required approvals for behavior plan before implementing plan.
  • Trains staff in the implementation of newly approved behavior plans.
  • Position requires on-call coverage and some evening and weekend on-call rotation. Also requires some local travel to accompany Individuals to doctor’s appointments or for medical treatment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements

Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related filed highly preferred.

Experience: Two years of supervisory experience. Two year’s experience in Human Services, specifically experience with population that has developmental disorders and/or mental health, and supervisory experience required.

Skills: Must obtain Massachusetts MAP & CPR/First Aide certifications within five (5) continuous months of hire (training provided). Valid Mass driver’s license required.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical/Dependent Care/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities