Careers

  • 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:

MAB Community Services

  • Advancement Communications and Special Events Assistant

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    Seeking a dynamic person with exceptional interpersonal and writing skills who is interested in contributing to the human services field. MAB Community Services, located in Brookline, helps transform the lives of over 1600 individuals with disabilities each year. The Advancement Communications and Special Events Assistant is a crucial member of the Advancement team who supports efforts to promote and raise funds to sustain this critical work.

    The position is chiefly involved in marketing and communications work for MAB’s three distinct program divisions and focuses on corporate outreach and relations to secure event sponsorships and support MAB events.

    Communications: 50%

    • Support Director of Marketing and Communication with assigned projects.
    • Assist with all social media communications.
    • Donor communications:assist with prospect/donor mailings/correspondence, including annual appeal mailing, including generating accurate mailing lists.

    Corporate Sponsorships/Special Events: 40%

    • Research and identify prospective corporate event sponsors, working closely with Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and other key team members.
    • Write and submit corporate sponsorship applications, meeting all required deadlines.
    • Support all Advancement fundraising events. Provide coverage and assistance to development staff as requested. Attend and participate in all events.
    • Assist with all event logistics, help prepared mailing lists, and assist in maintaining donor and attendee records.
    • Coordinate follow up and stewardship for corporate sponsors.
    • Represent MAB at grant maker events and other key community programs/events.

    Position may also support:

    Gift processing and database management: 15%

    • Train on Relationship Management Software (Raisers Edge-RE) to enter, track and report on prospects, donors and fundraising activities.
    • Enter and maintain accurate and timely records of all constituents, and donations.
    • Assist in processing donations and produce and send acknowledgement letters.

    Other

    • Attend and participate in development team meetings and required trainings.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum required skills:

    • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
    • Experience with social media platforms and communications
    • Personable and highly comfortable developing new relationships and conducting outreach to new prospects.
    • Exceptional computer skills in a PC environment with the capability to master new software applications and technologies. Some experience with data base systems preferred.
    • Some experience with office systems and event coordination also preferred.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Submit cover letter identifying why you are interested in working for MAB Community Services and what value-added you would bring to our team.

    Writing samples will be requested.


Adult Disability Services

  • Adult Companion

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    Job Summary

    The Adult Companion provides support to Individuals with brain injuries and other chronic conditions in their 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 individuals with their daily living skills, transportation, accompanying them to medical appointments, grocery shopping 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.

    Current Openings (11)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Hyde Park 36 Sun-Fri (9am-3pm)
    Charlestown 36 Mon-Wed (8am-8pm)
    Charlestown 30 Thu-Fri (8am-8pm), Sat (8am-2pm)
    Jamaica Plain 36 Sun-Fri (9am-3pm)
    Hyde Park 18 Mon, Wed, Thu (9am-3pm)
    Winchester 22 Sat-Sun (9am-9pm)
    Winchester 36 Sun-Tues (8am-8pm)
    Winchester 36 Wed-Fri (8am-8pm)
    Winchester 8 Sat (8am-8pm)
    Hyde Park 20 Sat 12-9 - Sun 10-9
    Charlestown 18 Sat (2pm-8pm), Sun (8am-8pm)
  • Vocational Case Manager

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    Job Summary

    MAB Community Services is a non-profit human service organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and brain injuries. MAB is currently building our team with enthusiastic professionals with the desire to rebuild lives and grow professionally.

    Under the supervision of the Mabworks Program Director the vocational case manager will support the individuals assigned to them in reaching their vocational goals. Each manager will be assigned to 2-5 participants (based on direct service hours) and work 1:1 with each participant to help create an individualized schedule.

    All participants are adults (22 and older) with Acquired Brain Injuries who are looking to become fully inergrated into their local community.

    This program is not a cite based program. Each coach is required to pick up/drop off their participant at their home & provide all services in the community (libraries, YMCA, Starbucks etc.)

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Assist each participant in exploring their local community.
    • In collaboration with the program director & the participants full team create both short term & long term vocational goals.
    • Assist each participant in pre-vocational sill acquisition such as social skills, resume writing and interview skills.
    • Assist each participate in job searching, interview set up & on the job orientation/support as needed.
    • Completion of daily activity log (digital forms) as well as month/quarterly goal recaps

    Qualifications and Skills

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor's degree and related human services coursework and experience preferred.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and their families, co-workers and outside professionals. Ability to read and interpret ISPs, records, logs, policies, manuals, etc. Ability to write accurate and timely progress reports, log notes, assessments and correspondence.

    PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS & JUDGMENT
    Ability to solve problems and deal with many variables, using sound judgment in situations where limited guidelines exist. Ability to effectively interpret oral or written guidelines.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS frequent walking, standing and driving.
    Must be able to maintain a high level of energy in a fast paced environment. Must be able to lift and/or carry lightweight and moderately heavy objects. Must be able to assist in lifting and transferring individuals. Must be able to implement safety restraint procedures in response to emergencies or treatment plans, and apply First Aid and CPR.

    DRIVING
    Willing and able to drive own personal vehicle and all program vehicles and wheelchair vans to transport individuals to/from a variety of community-based activities as needed. Must be able to drive for extended periods if needed.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
    Valid driver's license and personal vehicle insurance. MAB will assist employee with obtaining required MAP Certification, CPR and First Aid certificates if applicant does not have them when hired.

    Benefits

    • Salary is competitive with the disabilities care field, and a competitive benefits package is provided. Competitive awards for partial scholarships for part-time study toward a Masters of Social Work for employees of one year or more are available. Support for part-time study toward other masters’ degrees is in development.
    • Working as a Vocational Case Manager is personally rewarding and challenging, and provides opportunities to work with supportive colleagues, and to see directly the results of one’s efforts to help individuals live full and satisfying lives.
    • MAB is committed to the career advancement of its employees and actively trains staff for career steps to higher levels of responsibility within its fast-growing organization.

    Current Openings (5)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Hudson 40 Mon-Fri (8am-4pm or 9am-5pm)
    Foxborough 18 3-4 days a week 6-8 hours per day
    Framingham 12 2-3 days a week 6 hours per day
    Waltham 30 Mon-Fri (9am-3pm)
    Brookline 36 Sun (9am-9pm), Mon-Tue & Fri (3pm-11pm)
  • Residential Coordinator

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    SUMMARY

    Under the general supervision of the Residential Supports Manager, ensures the effective staffing, scheduling and operation of the residence. Supervises the residential staff and assists them in their professional development. Provides leadership and serves as a positive role model to all program staff. Oversees the supports provided to individuals with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth and community membership.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Ensures individual's choices, interests and needs are supported and facilitated when planning and coordinating all activities while safeguarding the health and safety of the people we serve.
    • Oversees the implementation of all program policies with respect to documentation, record keeping, communication, mandated reporting and confidentiality.
    • Obtains Medication Administration Certification and dispenses medications.
    • Supervises and coordinates medication administration practices by certified residential staff according to MAP guidelines.
    • Participates in crisis intervention and provides on-call backup as needed.
    • Develops and implements staff schedules to maintain appropriate ratios, as specified in the Safety Plan and Individual Safety Assessments.
    • Oversees the accurate completion of residential payroll and attendance records.
    • Monitors expenses and ensures compliance with approved budget line items.
    • Completes monthly financial audits of individual and household accounts.
    • Assists the residential staff to advocate for the people we serve.
    • Informs Health Care Advocate, guardian and supervisor of all medical visits and changes in health status and/or health needs (e.g. medications, tests, behaviors, sensory issues, guardianship status)
    • Anticipates, prepares for and attends ISPs and oversees the implementation thereof, including data collection, progress notes and assessments, to ensure that individuals' goals are supported.
    • Coordinates and advocates for health care services to individuals in collaboration with the Health Care Advocate.
    • Ensures program compliance with MAB and DMR policies/procedures and all applicable state laws.
    • Anticipates, prepares for, and attends Case Review meetings and Quarterly Reviews.
    • Schedules and leads staff meetings on a regular basis.
    • Attends and participates in regular supervision with the Residential Services Coordinator/Supervisor.
    • Provides regular supervision to residential counselors.

    RELATED DUTIES

    • Oversees the maintenance of the residence.
    • Attends Middle Manager and Coordinator meetings.
    • Assigns case management responsibilities.
    • Attends trainings.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Directly supervises Residential and Relief Counselors. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and operation of residential supports. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the program's policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and evaluating employees with the participation of the people we serve. Additional supervisory responsibilities include orienting and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each 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 and 2+ years of residential experience required. Supervisory experience required.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    Ability to read and interpret documents such as DMR regulations, ISPs, records, logs, policy and procedure manuals, agency safety policies, memos and operating and maintenance instructions. Ability to write policies, progress reports, assessments, log notes and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, individuals, family members, and other professionals.

    Ability to provide training and ongoing feedback to employees. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and their families, co-workers and outside professionals, including in crisis situations. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with the people we serve, their families, DMR staff, employees, licensors, and other providers. Ability to provide effective leadership and motivate employees.

    PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT
    Ability to define and solve problems. Ability to deal with deal with many variables. Ability to use sound judgment in crisis situations and in situations where limited or no guidelines exist. Ability to assist staff with decision making in ambiguous situations. Ability to respond appropriately to various crises, incidents, grievances, complaints. Ability to anticipate problems and plan proactively.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
    Valid driver's license, MAP Certification, CPR and First Aid

    Current Openings (2)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Westwood 40 Full time
    Hyde Park 40 Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)
  • Relief Residential Counselor

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    Job Summary

    Under the general supervision of the Relief Coordinator, provides support to individuals with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth and community membership consistent with each individual's support plan

    Responsibilities and Duties

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Participates in the implementation of Individual Support Plans.
    • Assists with planning and implementation of recreational activities.
    • Complies with all program policies with respect to documentation, communication, mandated reporting and confidentiality.
    • Serves as a positive role model to individuals in the areas of appropriate interpersonal relations, social behavior, problem-solving and appropriate dress.
    • Provides supervision as specified in the Safety Plan and in Individual Safety Assessments.
    • Advocates effectively for individuals, ensuring that individuals' choices, interests and needs are supported.Provides transportation for individuals as needed (appointments, work, activities, etc.).
    • Assists individuals to maintain the safety, appearance and cleanliness of the residence.
    • Complies with MAB and DDS policies/procedures and all applicable state laws.
    • Attends and participates in regular supervision with the Residence Coordinator.

    RELATED DUTIES

    • Assists and instructs residents with all activities of daily living.
    • Participates in staff meetings as scheduled.
    • Attends required trainings.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Skills

    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each 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
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related experience preferred.

    DRIVING
    Ability to drive program vehicles, including wheelchair vans, to transport individuals to and from appointments, work, day programs, recreational activities, errands etc. for extended periods as necessary.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Walking, standing, lifting and driving are required.. Must be able to physically implement safety restraint procedures in response to an emergency situation and/or implementation of treatment plans. Must be able to apply First Aid and CPR. Ability to assist individuals to walk, to get in and out of bed, in and out of a wheelchair, bathing etc. by providing lifting and transfer support, using appropriate techniques, as required. This includes the use of specialized equipment, wheelchair van lifts, and wheelchair securement in vehicles.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    Ability to read and interpret documents such as ISPs, records, logs, policy and procedure manuals, agency safety policies, memos and operating and maintenance instructions. Ability to write progress reports, log notes and correspondence in a manner which is complete, objective and respectful to the individuals concerned. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and co-workers.

    PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT
    Ability to solve problems and deal with many variables. Ability to use sound judgment in situations where limited guidelines exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished either verbally or in writing.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
    Valid driver's license (Required), CPR, First Aid

    Current Openings (2)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Hyde Park 6 Sun (9am-3pm)
    Chestnut Hill 26 Sun (9am-3pm), Sat (9am-3pm, 9am-3pm, 3pm-11pm)

     

  • Program Specialist

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    (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

  • LPN

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    Job Responsibilities

    • Responsible for providing direct nursing care to, and monitoring the health care of, individual clients living in agency residences.
    • Occasional coverage for the RN at agency Day Habilitation Program
    • Responsible medication administration and oversight medication systems within the residence operating under the MAP program.
    • Assess and identify the Individual’s needs and functional capabilities including the ability to manage their personal care services independently.
    • Assist with the coordination of routine medical care as well as hospital admissions and discharges.
    • Accompany clients to medical appointments and necessary follow up.
    • Work with client’s interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal health status and independent functioning in the community.
    • The job is split between two sites, one in Belmont and one in Newton.

    Requirements

    • Must possess a Massachusetts Nursing license as well as experience working with disabled population.
    • A valid driver's license and your own means of transportation is required.
    • Must be currently certified in CPR.

    This position is a key member of the MAB Community. It offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Current Openings (2)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Westwood 16 Sun-Mon (9am-5pm)
    Canton 16 Sun-Mon (9am-5pm)
  • Developmental Specialist

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    MAB Community Services is a non-profit human service organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and adolescents with brain injury. MAB is currently building our team with enthusiastic professionals with the desire to rebuild lives and grow professionally.

    Our Adult Disabilities day program is searching for a Developmental Specialist. The Developmental Specialist is a direct care staff member at a busy and vibrant day habilitation program serving individuals with low vision/blindness, developmental disabilities and other physical limitations.

    The ideal candidate must possess the desire to help the individuals we serve regain as much independence in their home and in the community as possible. Help individuals connect to their community, assist in development and implementation of rehabilitation goals, provide leadership and oversight of staff team are at the core of this dynamic position.

    Responsibilities include: Implementing individuals' day habilitation service plans and working on therapeutic goals as trained and built by the clinical team. The day consists of group activity leading, behavior plan adherence, and assistance with ADLs, such as bath-rooming and supervising lunch. Some community access will also be included, training on wheelchair and van driving will be provided.

    There is an emphasis on documentation, some basic computer skills required.

    Ability to speak Spanish a plus!

    Requirements: CPR/First Aid certifications required, or ability to become certified upon hire.

    BS/BA in Human Services, Psychology or related field preferred, but not required.

    Experience in Human Services preferred.

    Clean driving record required.

    Current Openings (1)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Alston 16 Mon, Wed (8am-4pm)
  • Residential Counselor

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    SUMMARY OF POSITION

    Under the general supervision of the Residential Coordinator, the Residential Counselor provides support to individuals in group homes with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth and community membership consistent with each individual's support plan.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Direct Care Duties:

    • Advocates effectively for individuals, ensuring individuals' choices, interests and needs are supported and implemented consistent with their Individual Support Plan (ISP).
    • Provides direct support to individuals and instructs them in the completion of their activities of daily living (bathing, cooking, cleaning, toileting, shopping) as required, including direct physical support.
    • Observes and reports on individuals’ physical, mental and emotional conditions. Serves as a positive role model in areas of interpersonal relations, social behavior, and appropriate dress.
    • Manages challenging situations, does problem-solving, and provides positive behavioral supports. Uses sound judgment where limited guidelines exist.
    • Dispenses medications, obtains vital signs, and administers treatments to individuals per physicians’ orders and according to Medication Administration Program (MAP) policy.
    • Supports individuals to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with friends and family members, and provides opportunities for them to become contributing members in the community. Seeks out and supports appropriate and safe outside activities that reflect the individual’s interests. Provides and facilitates transportation to community activities, appointments, work, errands, etc.
    • Assures safety, cleanliness, and appearance of the group house. Assists and trains individuals to help maintain the house.

    Supervision, Training, and Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Receives regular supervision and works with the Residence Coordinator. Participates in staff meetings, case reviews, and ISPs. Attends required training seminars.
    • Maintains all required certifications. Obtains and maintains Medication Administration Program Certification (MAP). Complies with MAB and DDS policies and applicable state laws.
    • Assists with data collection, progress notes and assessments in the implementation of ISPs. Complies with all program policies on documentation, communication, reporting, and confidentiality. Keeps accurate accounting of individual and program funds.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree and related experience preferred.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and their families, co-workers and outside professionals. Ability to read and interpret ISPs, records, logs, policies, manuals, etc. Ability to write accurate and timely progress reports, log notes, assessments and correspondence.

    PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT
    Ability to solve problems and deal with many variables. Ability to use sound judgment in situations where limited guidelines exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished either verbally or in writing.

    DRIVING
    Ability to drive program vehicles and wheelchair vans to transport individuals to appointments, day programs, recreational activities, etc. Must be able to drive for extended periods if needed.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Frequent walking, standing and driving. Must be able to maintain a high level of energy in a fast paced environment. Must be able to lift and/or carry lightweight and moderately heavy objects. Must be able to assist in lifting and transferring individuals. Must be able to implement safety restraint procedures in response to emergencies or treatment plans, and apply First Aid and CPR.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
    Valid driver's license. MAB will assist employee with obtaining required certificates if applicant does not have them when hired.

    Current Openings (32)

    City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
    Hudson 40 Mon-Fri (8am-4pm or 9am-5pm)
    Foxborough 18 3-4 days a week 6-8 hours per day
    Framingham 12 2-3 days a week 6 hours per day
    Waltham 30 Mon-Fri (9am-3pm)
    Chestnut Hill 36 Wed-Fri (3pm-11pm), Sat (9am-9pm)
    Brookline 36 Sun (9am-9pm), Mon-Tue & Fri (3pm-11pm)
    Hyde Park 36 Sun-Fri (9am-3pm)
    Charlestown 36 Mon-Wed (8am-8pm)
    Charlestown 30 Thu-Fri (8am-8pm), Sat (8am-2pm)
    Jamaica Plain 36 Sun-Fri (9am-3pm)
    Hyde Park 18 Mon, Wed, Thu (9am-3pm)
    Winchester 22 Sat-Sun (9am-9pm)
    Winchester 36 Sun-Tues (8am-8pm)
    Winchester 36 Wed-Fri (8am-8pm)
    Winchester 8 Sat (8am-8pm)
    Hyde Park 20 Sat 12-9 - Sun 10-9
    Charlestown 18 Sat (2pm-8pm), Sun (8am-8pm)
    40 Sun-Thur (8am-4pm)
    Hyde Park 40 Sun-Thu (12p-8pm)
    Allston 16 Mon, Wed (8am-4pm)
    Westwood 16 Sun-Mon (9am-5pm)
    Canton 16 Sun-Mon (9am-5pm)
    Belmont 40 Sun-Thur (9am-5pm)
    Hyde Park 6 Sun (9am-3pm)
    Chestnut Hill 26 Sun (9am-3pm), Sat (9am-3pm, 9am-3pm, 3pm-11pm)
    Westwood 40 Full time
    Hyde Park 40 Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)
    Belmont 40 Wed (3pm-11pm), Thu-Fri (2pm-11pm), Sat (9am-11pm)
    West Roxbury 40 Sun-Wed (11pm-9am)
    Westwood 40 Sun-Thu (4pm-12am)
    Hyde Park 40 Sun-Wed (11pm-9am)
    Newton 40 Wed-Sat (11pm-9am)
    Chestnut Hill 40 Thu-Sun (11pm-9am)
    Newton 38 Wed (2pm-11pm), Thu-Fri (2pm-10pm), Sat (9am-10pm)
    Hyde Park 38 Wed (3pm-11pm), Thu-Fri (2pm-10pm), Sat (8am-10pm)
    Chestnut Hill 36 Sun (3pm-9pm, Tues-Wed (3pm-11pm), Fri (3pm-11pm), Sat (3pm-9pm)
    Chestnut Hill 36 Wed-Fri (3pm-11pm), Sat (9am-9pm)
    Belmont 32 Sun (9am-11pm), Mon-Tues (2pm-11pm)
    West Roxbury 32 Fri-Mon (3pm-11pm)
    Waban 32 Fri-Sun (3pm-11pm), Wed (8am-4pm)
    Westwood 32 Fri-Mon (7am-3pm)
    Canton 32 Fri-Sat (8am-4pm) Sun-Mon (7am-3pm)
    Canton 32 Fri-Mon (4pm-12am)
    Belmont 32 Sun (9am-11pm), Mon-Tue (2pm-11pm)
    Watertown 30 Thu-Sat (11pm-9am)
    Newton 30 Fri-Sun (11pm-9am)
    Hyde Park 28 Thu-Fri (3pm-11pm), Sat-Sun (9am-3pm)
    Newton 26 Sun (3pm-11pm), Mon-Tues (2pm-11pm)
    Hyde Park 26 Thu-Fri (2pm-11pm), Sat (3pm-11pm)
    Belmont 26 Fri-Sun (9am-3pm), Mon (3pm-11pm)
    Waban 24 Wed-Thu, Sun (4pm-12am)
    West Roxbury 24 Sun-Tues (3pm-11pm)
    West Roxbury 20 Fri (3pm-11pm), Sat-Sun (9am-3pm)
    Hyde Park 16 Sat-Sun (3pm-11pm)
    Hyde Park 16 Sun-Mon (3pm-11pm)
    Canton 16 Sun-Mon (12am-8am)
    Canton 16 Fri-Sat (4pm-12am)
    Newton 14 Sun (9am-3pm), Tues (3pm-11pm)
    Roslindale 12 Sat-Sun (9am-3pm)
    Hyde Park 6 Sat (9am-3pm)

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Volunteer Program Specialist

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    This position will be based in Worcester with some travel to Springfield, Boston, and Western Massachusetts.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Work with Volunteer program staff to recruit potential volunteers for the State-Wide Volunteer Program. This includes Greater Boston, Worcester, and Western MA regions.
    • Work with Worcester Volunteer Program staff to coordinate volunteer trainings for the Worcester and Springfield region.
    • Provide administration support to Worcester office including answering incoming calls, providing Information and Referral services for consumers.
    • Coordinate presentations to local businesses for volunteer recruitment as well as local volunteer fairs.
    • Coordinate the ordering of office supplies for the Occupational Therapy program (OT) as well as post OT payments to MABVI database.
    • Cultivate relationships with local Council on Aging centers to promote referrals to the Low-Vision Peer Support Group program.
    • Ensures department confidentiality regarding all volunteers and consumers.
    • Attends and participates in regular supervision with the Director of Volunteer and Support Group Services.

    Please forward resume and cover letter to Kyle Robidoux This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ivy Street School

  • Vocational Counselor

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    The Ivy Street School, part of MAB Community Services, is a year-round 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 supports the principle that all people with disabilities should have the opportunity to work in their communities. We are seeking a full-time Vocational Counselor to support students at they prepare for and participate in employment.

    Position Title: Vocational Counselor

    Position Status: 40 hours per week; Core hours will vary and flexibility in schedule is a must to accommodate job site requirements, training needs and documentation. Hours vary Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM-7:00 PM. This position is intended for someone with year-round availability.

     

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Carry a caseload of students
    • Meet individually with students to support them in developing pre-employment skills (i.e. resume building, interview skills, etc.)
    • Complete vocational evaluations
    • Provide supervision, job coaching and coordination of on-grounds and community student employment to support skill development, perform task analysis, identify jobs site modifications and ensure that students satisfy the needs of the employer.
    • Collaborate with students’ team members and families through informal and formal meetings
    • Collaborate with community-based partners to develop and support student volunteer, intern and employment opportunities
    • Complete paperwork by deadlines including weekly documentation, IEP goals, IEP progress reports, progress reports for state agency treatment plans, etc.
    • Provide support to 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.

    Requirements:

    • Entry level - Bachelor’s degree and experience with individuals with special needs and/or young adults
    • Experience in the vocational field is a plus.
    • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and clean driving record
    • CPR and First Aid certifications, training offered upon hire

    Contact:
    Shawna Boesch
    Vocational Director
    617-732-0277
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  • Staff RN

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    MAB Community Services provides an array of supports to individuals with a variety of challenges. Our goal is to help people maximize their independence, pursue their dreams, and enjoy the best possible quality of life.

    The Ivy Street School is a division of MAB Community Services and serves as a year-round residential program and day school for adolescents and young adults with brain injuries, neurological disorders, autism, complex medical condition and mental health diagnoses.

    We are seeking qualified Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse to promote and restore health of students with acquired brain injuries and other neurological disorders by providing direct nursing care along with physical or psychological support when required. New Graduates will be considered.

    Responsibilities

    • Ordering, administering, and managing medications and controlled substances
    • Monitoring student medication changes and side effects
    • Providing training to staff in regards 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 RN supervisor, clinicians, and other support staff about health concerns and medical incidents
    • Providing support for students’ needs during residential shift (and day shift if covering 7A-3P shift)

    Requirements

    • MA nursing license
    • Valid MA driver’s license with clean driving record
    • Up-to-date CPR certification
    • Evening availability
    • One Holiday worked/year
    • Attend Monthly Supervision

    Preferred

    • Flexible schedule
    • Experience working inpatient psychiatry
    • Experience working in therapeutic school
    • Experience working with Autism/youth with disabilities

    This is a part-time 12 hour/week position with shift coverage needed on Saturday and Sunday 2:30p-8:30p. There is also potential for additional hours with sick time and vacation coverage and based on program need.

  • Speech and Language Pathologist

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    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.

    We are currently seeking an experienced, certified Speech and Language Pathologist to provide speech language services to our students, administer assessments, develop IEP and treatment plan goals, track data and collaborate with our multidisciplinary team of professionals. This position is 10-16 hours per week with a flexible schedule.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Perform screening and evaluations to assess student strengths and needs
    • Complete IEP progress notes and reports
    • Provide individual and group treatment to promote skill development across educational, residential, and community settings in accordance with IEP requirements.  
    • Collaborate with the transition team, educational team and residential team to systematize transition programming to be consistent with best practice
    • Collaborate with student’s families to support the generalization of treatment into the home setting
    • Participate in the SPOT (OT, SLP, PT and Vocational) meetings at Ivy Street School
    • Attend and participate in Treatment Team and IEP meetings
    • Participate in the management of crisis as trained
    • Attend meetings and trainings as required

    Requirements:

    • Master's Degree
    • MA licensure in Speech Language Pathology
    • Experience working with transition aged youth preferred
    • Experience in school and/or residential setting preferred
    • CPR and First Aid certification or ability to become certified upon hire

    This position is a year round position, 10-16 hours Monday-Friday, flexible schedule.
    The Ivy Street School offers a supportive team environment, generous earned time benefits and free parking.

  • Teaching Assistant (Full-Time, Part-Time and Relief)

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    Ivy Street School is a 766 Special Education School located in a residential neighborhood in Brookline, two blocks from Boston University. We serve adolescents ages 13-22 who have acquired brain injuries, autism spectrum and behavioral health disabilities.

    We are seeking a bright, and energetic individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work as a Teaching Assistant in the classroom, under the supervision of the classroom teacher, assisting in the teaching of basic life skills, academic, language and cognitive skills, implementing behavior management plans and participating in the development of lesson plans. CPI training and orientation is provided and some of our students have behaviors that require occasional physical restraints or standing holds.

    We are searching for full-time, part-time and Relief Teaching Assistants. The hours are varied between Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

    This position offers excellent experience for someone interested in pursuing a career in special education, psychology, social work or any human service field.

    Requirements:

    • Driver's license and clean driving record.
    • Current CPR and First Aid certificates, or ability to become certified upon hire.
    • Some holiday shifts required.
    • Previous experience preferred, but not required.
    • BA/BS in related field strongly preferred.

    Visit our website! www.ivystreetschool.org

    Ivy Street is committed to workplace diversity, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Vocational Counselor

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    20 hours per week; Core hours will vary and flexibility in schedule is a must to accommodate job site requirements, training needs and documentation. Hours vary Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM-7:00 PM. This position is intended for someone with year-round availability.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Carry a caseload of approximately 2-4 students
    • Meet individually with students to support them in developing pre-employment skills (i.e. resume building, interview skills, etc.)
    • Provide on-site job coaching to students to support their skill development, perform task analysis, identify jobs site modifications and ensure that they satisfy the needs of the employer.
    • Collaborate with students’ team members and families through informal and formal meetings
    • Complete paperwork by deadlines including daily and weekly documentation, individualized education plans, progress reports, etc.

    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.

    Requirements:

    • Entry level - Bachelor’s degree and experience with individuals with special needs and/or young adults
    • Experience in the vocational field is a plus.
    • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and clean driving record
    • CPR and First Aid certifications, training offered upon hire
  • Special Education Teacher

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    We are seeking a special education teacher. We will consider an already waivered teacher depending on experience. Teachers at Ivy Street work with high school subjects and will adapt teaching techniques and methods of instruction to meet individual needs of students, devise teaching strategies, tools and materials.

    Teacher duties include:

    • Performing academic assessments. .
    • Planning curriculum and lesson plans
    • Assisting in the development of IEPs,Treatment plans and implimentation
    • Overseeing the implementation of behavioral programming
    • Conferring with parents, administrators, specialists, nurse and social workers
    • Supervision of assistant teachers

    Qualifications:

    • Teaching experience, Masters preferred
    • Licensed Special Education Teacher in Moderate Disabilities. Already waivered teachers considered.
    • CPR/FA certifications or ability to become certified upon hire

    MAB Community Services and the Ivy Street School is committed to workplace diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Job Type: Full-time

  • Special Education Lead Teacher

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    We are seeking an experienced teacher for a lead teacher position. This is a supervisory position. Teachers at Ivy Street work with high school subjects and will adapt teaching techniques and methods of instruction to meet individual needs of students, devise teaching strategies, tools and materials.

    Lead Teacher duties include:

    • Mentoring/supervising newer teachers and performing academic assessments. .
    • Planning curriculum and lesson plans
    • Assisting in the development of IEPs,Treatment plans and implementation
    • Overseeing the implementation of behavioral programming
    • Conferring with parents, administrators, specialists, nurse and social workers

    Qualifications:

    • 2 years of teaching experience and Masters preferred
    • Licensed Special Education Teacher in Moderate Disabilities
    • CPR/FA certifications or ability to become certified upon hire

    MAB Community Services and the Ivy Street School is committed to workplace diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Job Type: Full-time

  • Job Coach / Community Coach

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    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.

    Job Summary
    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

    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.

    Source of Supervision: Vocational Coordinator

    Position Status: 10 hours per week; Core hours will vary and flexibility in schedule is a must 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:

    • Arrive on time at the specified job site.
    • Dress appropriately or as required by the jobsite.
    • Assist the student in performing the work responsibilities in such a way that fosters independence.
    • 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.
    • Identify job site modifications as needed. Recommendations are to be discussed with the Vocational Coordinator and/or Occupational Therapist first.
    • 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.
    • 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.

  • Skills for Life Per Diem OT

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    Program Description:

    • The purpose of the program is to address skill acquisition and foster independence within a client’s home and 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 typically individuals 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 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:

    • Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • 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
    • After-school availability

    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.

 
 

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Brookline, MA 02446
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