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  • Ivy Street School
  • Adult Disability Services
  • MABVI

Careers

MAB Community Services offers employment opportunities in many areas and fields. We need talented individuals committed to helping people with disabilities live full and satisfying lives. There is a pressing need for MAB’s services, and our staff are directly responsible for improving the lives of thousands of individuals in Massachusetts.

As one of the oldest social service organizations in the country, MAB has the expertise and experience to form innovative partnerships and deliver high quality services through our Ivy Street School, Adult Disability Services, and Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI). Our staff of over 300 includes vision rehabilitation specialists, vocational counselors, residential counselors, case managers, and special education teachers, to name a few. All of these positions offer the opportunity to build your expertise while making a difference in the lives of others.

Current Open Positions:

  • Staff Nurse (Ivy Street School)

    MUST BE AVAILABLE EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS
    Immediate availability preferred

    The Ivy Street School, part of MAB Community Services, is a small, private, yearround, certified special education school for adolescents (1322 years old) with acquired brain injuries, chronic mental illness, ASD and other neurological disorders. We are currently seeking a fulltime staff nurse to help oversee medical services in the Nursing Department at the Ivy Street School.

    Duties Include:

    • ordering, administering, and managing medications and controlled substances
    • monitoring student medication changes and side effects
    • providing training to staff related to specific protocols and policies for student illnesses
    • providing health education and acting as a liaison with community physicians and health care providers
    • monitoring and preparing medications needed for off grounds trips and home visits
    • communicating with other RN staff about health concerns and medical incidents
    • providing support for students’ needs during school day and evening

    Requirements:

    • Must be a licensed RN or LPN (RN preferred)
    • Uptodate CPR certification
    • Valid Massachusetts driver's license and clean driving record
    • Experience working with individuals with neurological, social and emotional issues a plus.
    • Must be available weekends and evenings

    MAB offers a supportive team environment, free parking, health/dental coverage, 403b option, and generous earned time benefits.

  • Assistive Technology Site Coordinator (MABVI)

    SUMMARY
    The Director of Assistive Technology manages the Assistive Technology VIBRANT (Visually Impaired and Blind Recipients Accessing New Technology) Program, along with the development of future assistive technology and digital accessibility initiatives for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI).

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Trains consumers on the use of assistive technology.
    • Performs assessments, demonstrations, and trainings for VIBRANT volunteers and oversees all supervision of assistive technology internships.
    • Maintains database records and reporting on best practices.
    • Research and stay up to date with trends and developments in technology; troubleshoot equipment and service delivery problems.
    • Monitors and evaluates procedures to ensure quality of services.
    • Participates development planning, formulating long and short-term goals for VIBRANT and its grant funders.
    • Attends and participates in MABVI and VIBRANT team meetings, ongoing development trainings, and weekly supervision.
    • Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; coaching and facilitating development of volunteers and site coordinator staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Train Occupational Therapists, Orientation & Mobility Department and other MABVI staff members and assist in troubleshooting employee assistive tech concerns.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or 3 to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Supervisory experience preferred.
    • Must have a knowledge of, and keep up to date with, assistive technology used by visually impaired and blind consumers.
    • Working knowledge of digital accessibility best practices, laws, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines strongly preferred.
    • Must have working knowledge of Mac, Windows, and iOS operating systems and applications.
    • Must have good database management and administration skills, be organized, able to work under stress or deadline, and able to prepare deliverables in a variety of formats and situations.
    • Must have a good working knowledge of disability studies, vision loss causes and conditions, and their effect on someone’s visual perception. Experience teaching or working with multiply disabled individuals or aging is a plus.
    • Must be able to prepare and present outlines, Powerpoint presentations, XL spreadsheets and program handouts.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    • Ability to read (in alternative format) and comprehend a variety of instructions, training manuals, business correspondence, and memos.
    • Ability to write routine correspondence, handouts, presentations and reports.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of consumers, volunteers or employees of the agency.
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with volunteers, colleagues, employees, and others.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and concerns from all constituents.
    • Ability to provide effective leadership and motivate volunteers and employees. Ability to work well as a member of a team.

    PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT

    • Ability to define and solve problems, and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
    • Ability to apply principles of logical and systemic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to use sound judgment in situations where limited or no guidelines exist.
    • Ability to assist volunteers with decision making in ambiguous situations, and to respond appropriately to various crises, incidents, grievances, complaints.
    • Ability to anticipate problems and plan proactively.
  • Skills for Life 20-Hour, Part-time Occupational Therapist

    Department: Skills for Life
    Reports to: Program Director & Clinical Director of Skills for Life

    Program Description:

    • The purpose of the program is to address skill acquisition and foster independence within a client’s home and neighboring community. In addition, Skills for Life Occupational Therapists facilitate shifts in responsibility from the parent to the young adult and support the development of self-determination.
    • Clients serviced are those who are 16-26 years old and transitioning to adulthood. Diagnoses supported include high-functioning ASD (formerly Asperger’s), learning disabilities, history of TBI and subsequent EF deficits. Clients must be able to identify personal goals and demonstrate some level of independent carry over.

    Job Description:

    • The 20-hour Skills for Life Occupational Therapist would be responsible for managing a caseload of 5-6 community-based clients.
    • Clients serviced live within a 40-mile radius of Brookline and are seen on a weekly/bi-weekly basis.

    Job Requirements:

    • Licensed MA Occupational Therapist (MS, OTR/L)
    • 2+ years of experience required
    • Personal vehicle or access to vehicle required
    • Relevant experience working with young adults with previously noted diagnoses preferred
    • Home-based therapy experience preferred
    • Flexible schedule preferred

    Please send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendations to Jane Hannafin and Brooke Howard for consideration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Three references will be required upon offer.

  • Skills for Life Per Diem OT (Skills for Life)

    Job Title: Skills for Life Per Diem OT
    Department: Skills for Life
    Reports to: Program Director & Clinical Director of Skills for Life

    Program Description:

    • The purpose of the program is to address skill acquisition and foster independence within a client’s home and neighboring community. In addition, Skills for Life Occupational Therapists facilitate shifts in responsibility from the parent to the young adult and support the development of self-determination.
    • Clients serviced are those with high-functioning ASD (formerly Asperger’s), learning disabilities, history of TBI and subsequent EF deficits. Clients must be able to identify personal goals and demonstrate some level of independent carry over.

    Job Description:

    • SFL Per Diem OTs are eligible to see clients on a weekly/biweekly basis for one or two hour-long sessions (per clinical need).
    • Clients can be scheduled on weekdays and weekends, per therapist availability.
    • SFL Per Diem OTs are paid $50.00 per client-facing hour and are also eligible for two paid hours of supervision per month (at $50.00 per hour). Training and onboarding is paid at $35.00/hour.
    • Driving is reimbursable except for the first and last 15 minutes of the commute, as this is considered the “standard commute.”

    Job Requirements:

    • 1-2 years of experience required
    • Personal vehicle or access to vehicle required
    • Relevant experience working with young adults with previously noted diagnoses preferred
    • Home-based therapy experience preferred
    • Morning availability and/or after-school availability preferred

    Please send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendations to Jane Hannafin for consideration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Three references will be required upon offer.

  • Job Coach / Community Coach

    Full-time, 40 hours

    The Ivy Street School is a small, year round, private residential school for adolescents ages 13-21 who have acquired brain injuries and other developmental, mental health and neurological disabilities.
    The Ivy Street School supports the principle that all people with disabilities should have the opportunity to work in their communities. Our goals are to accompany students to on-campus/off-campus community-based job sites and assist the student with job skills and team building with co-workers and employers.

    This position is 40 hours per week; Core hours will vary and flexibility in schedule is a must in order to accommodate job site requirements, training needs and documentation. Hours vary between day and evening, 7 days per week with the possibility of a set schedule upon hire.

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Ivy Street School supports the principle that all people with disabilities should have the opportunity to work in their communities.

    Position Title: Supported Employment Job Coach and Community Coach

    Program Goals:

    • To accompany students to on-campus/off-campus community-based job sites.
    • To assist the student with job skills and team building with co-workers and employers.
    • To support students in the development of independent community mobility skills

    Source of Supervision: Vocational Coordinator

    Position Status: 40 hours per week; Core hours will vary and flexibility in schedule is a must in order to accommodate job site requirements, training needs and documentation. Hours vary between day and evening, 7 days per week with the possibly of a set schedule upon hire.

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Timeliness and professional presentation.
    • In collaboration with the student's team, develop effective job coaching and employment plans.
    • Communicate with students to understand their goals, ambitions and challenges.
    • Assist students to discover and overcome their personal barriers and set goals for themselves.
    • Support students in the development of their community mobility skills.
    • Support students in the development of their motivation and job skills.
    • In collaboration with student's team, advise and support the implementation of workplace accommodations.
    • Continually assess the vocational, social, communication and independent skills required by the specific job setting.
    • Perform task analysis of each task as needed and provide guidance to student.
    • Comply with the policies and procedures of the job sites.
    • Provide a summary of each shift worked with the student to the Vocational Coordinator within 48 hours of each shift.

    Requirements:

    • Experience working with individuals with cognitive, developmental, neurological, psychological disabilities and/or pursing education in an applicable field (e.g. OT, SLP, PT, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Psychology, Neurology, etc.)
    • All Job Coaches will be required to participate in a general orientation to The Ivy Street School.
    • Capacity to inspire and motivate
    • Commitment to diversity and community integration of individuals of all abilities
    • A valid MA driver's license.
    • A background check will be performed.
    • CPR and First Aid required, offered upon hire.
    • This is an entry-level position; a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required

    Ivy Street School is committed to workplace diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Required education:

    • Bachelor's

    Required experience:

    • Work with individuals with disabilities: 1 year

    Required license or certification:

    • Driver's License
  • School Nurse - Per Diem (Ivy Street School)

    (Ivy Street School, Brookline)
    Sat and Sun (2:30pm-8:30pm)

  • Program Aide (Adult Disability Services)

    (Denby Rd., Allston)
    Part-time 22.5 hours: Mon-Fri (9am-1:30pm)

  • One-to-One Coach (Adult Disability Services)

    Full-time on site 8am-4pm
    Full-time - community-based, flexible hours, must have own vehicle

    Description:

    MABWorks, part of MAB Community Services, is a vocational training program for adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently seeking a One to One Coach to provide individualized supports to enhance an individual's personal growth and community membership.

    Working in collaboration with the Career Development Coach, the One to One Coach will assist the individual with career exploration, preparation for job interviews, and job coaching to ensure job retention and success.

    Will also provide case management services to the assigned individual, aiding the individual in exploring and participating in non work related community activities that are consistent with the individuals ISP (individual support plan0 goals and objectives.

    Provides transportation for all community- based activities. Maintains and updates the individual's files and collects all required data needed for completion of monthly progress reports and assessments.

    Must be certified in medication administration, or have the ability to become certified and also CPR and First Aid certifications are required. Also, must have driver's license and a clean driving record.

    Hours are Monday to Friday days. There are also potential part time One to One Coach positions with varied scheduled hours available.

    Required experience:
    Human service experience preferred: 1 year

    Required license or certification:
    Driver's license and clean driving record

    Required education:
    Associate

  • Program Specialist (Adult Disability Services)

    (Denby Rd., Allston)
    Full-time 40 hours: Mon-Fri (8am-3pm or 4pm)
    Full-time 40 hours, including 3 hours of transportation using company vehicle

    Apply

  • Vision Rehabilitation Orientation and Mobility Specialist (MABVI)

    (MetroWest)
    Per diem: 20 hours, flexible schedule

  • Residential Supervisor (Ivy Street School)

    (Ivy Street School, Brookline)
    Full-time 32.5 hours: Mon (2:30pm-9:30pm), Tues (2:30pm-10pm), Wed (12pm-11pm), Sun (3pm-10pm)

  • Vocational Counselor (Ivy Street School)

    The Ivy Street School, part of MAB Community Services, is a small day and residential certified special education school for adolescents (13-21 years old) with mental health needs, autism spectrum disorder, acquired brain injuries and other neurological disorders. The Ivy Street School operates year round.

    We are seeking a Vocational Counselor to support students as they prepare for and participate in employment. The Vocational Counselor will carry a caseload and job responsibilities include the following:

    • Meet individually with students
    • Complete vocational evaluations
    • Collaborate with students’ teams through informal and formal meetings
    • Develop pre-employment skills (ie. resume building, interview skills)
    • Provide supervision and coordination of on-grounds and community student employment and training
    • Collaborate with community based partners to develop and support student volunteer, intern and employment opportunities
    • Accompany students to job sites to support their skill development and ensure that they satisfy the needs of employers
    • Complete paperwork by deadlines including weekly documentation, IEP goals, IEP progress reports and progress reports for state agency treatment plans
    • Communicate with students’ families
    • Help to support milieu when needed during crisis situations

    This role requires flexibility, initiative, creativity, professionalism and compassion. The ideal candidate will be solution focused, highly adaptable and an excellent written and verbal communicator.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and experience with individuals with special needs and/or young adults. Experience in the vocational field is a plus.

    Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record required. Current CPR and First Aid certifications, or ability to become certified upon hire.

  • Residential Counselor (Adult Disability Services)

    The Residential Counselor provides support to Individuals in residential group homes with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth, independence and community membership consistent with each individual's support plan. Responsibilities include assisting our residents with their daily living skills, transportation, administering medication and carrying out any other chores, as necessary.

    Essential Responsibilities: The successful candidate will excel in the following:

    • Compassion and Caring - Do you enjoy caring for others? Are you sought out by others because of your compassion? Can you demonstrate empathy by putting yourself in other people's shoes?
    • Resourceful and Creative - Do you like coming up with new and creative ways to work with staff and individuals, figuring out how to provide them with the tools to make community inclusion a reality?
    • Communication and Collaboration - The ability to work with all levels including individuals, families, co-workers, management and other provider agencies.
    • Adaptive and Takes Initiative - Brings to the position flexibility and perseverance that results in outcome-based solutions such as community inclusion plans, well-designed schedules and a model for person-centered planning.
    • Professional Perspective - Looks at the broadest view of a challenge and then, with the ability to take in multiple aspects, scopes out a plan that results in a successful solution that shows both quantitative and qualitative results.
    • Are You Passionate about making a difference!

    Job Requirements

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree and related experience preferred.
    Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills along with a demonstrated ability to work with a special needs population including adults with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, behavioral health issues and acquired or traumatic brain injuries.
    This position is a key member of the MAB Community. It offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    MAB Community Services is one of the oldest social service agencies in the US. Helen Keller served on the first MAB Advisory Board in 1903.

    MAB Community Services is committed to workplace diversity, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Come Grow With Us!

    Job Type: Full-time

 
 

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MAB Community Services
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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