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Career Opportunities at WCI

You can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve and enrich your life as well. At WCI we value all of our staff members and appreciate their valuable contributions toward our mission.
WCI offers a comprehensive benefit package to all full-time employees (30 hours or more week). We offer a total employment plan that is very competitive with other non-profit organizations.

Relief/On-Call

Per Diem employees who work in either the residential homes or the day/employment programs and help to fill vacant shifts and cover employee absences.
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
• Some locations require Safety-Care certification.
• MAP certification preferred.
• ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.
Residential Supports (including Individual and In-Home Supports)

Support Coordinator

The Support Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of one home that supports three to five adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Responsible for training and supervising all of the direct support professionals that work in the home.
  • Ensures that Individuals receive the supports needed to live as independently as possible, maintain optimal health and has sufficient opportunities to engage in desired activities and interests at home and in the community.
  • Works with their team to ensure the home is safe, clean and comfortable at all times.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities required.
  • Supervisory or management experience strongly preferred.
  • MAP certification required or must become MAP certified within 6 months of hire.
  • Safety-Care certification required at some locations.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Assistant Support Coordinator

The Assistant Support Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of one home that supports three to five adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Supports individuals in making choices to include taking risks and assuming as much responsibility as possible.
  • Implements agency philosophy in a manner consistent with individual’s needs and desires.
  • Encourages individuals in the development of relationships and community involvement.
  • Supports individuals in the completion of daily routine and maintaining health, safety, and personal well being while optimizing independence.
  • Assumes role of Site Supervisor in the absence of the Support Coordinator.
  • Works with their team to ensure the home is safe, clean and comfortable at all times.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities required.
  • Supervisory or management experience strongly preferred.
  • MAP certification required or must become MAP certified within 6 months of hire.
  • Safety-Care certification required at some locations.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Support Specialists

Support Specialists provide daily support to the Individuals in their homes. Provide support in ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) including hygiene, meal preparation, housekeeping, attending medical appointments, participating in community activities, etc. Varied work schedules.

  • MAP certification is required for most positions. May be given six-months to achieve this certification.
  • Must be able to work at least one weekend day.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with at least a high school diploma (or GED).
  • Must have driver’s license and ready access to a reliable transportation.
  • Complete daily electronic documentation, including log notes, data collection on behavior and ISP goals, Incident Reports, etc.
  • Some locations require Safety-Care certification.

Some locations require ASL fluency.

Overnight Support Specialist (Awake and Asleep positions available)

Overnight Support Specialists are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the Individuals during the overnight shift of 11PM to 9AM.

  • Must be MAP certified. Pass medications to the Individuals, following doctor’s orders.
  • Awake Overnights are required to make hourly check-in calls to SteadyCare over the course of the night.
  • Support the Individuals with their morning routines, including breakfast preparation and clean-up and personal hygiene routines (tooth brushing, showers, etc.).
  • Provide assistance with basic household chores as assigned which may include laundry, making beds, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, etc.
  • Complete daily electronic documentation, including log notes, data collection on behavior and ISP goals, Incident Reports, etc.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with at least a high school diploma (or GED).
  • Some locations require Safety-Care certification.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Deaf Supports Division

Direct Support Professional – Deaf Division

WCI is seeking several Direct Support Professionals for one of our residential programs that supports four Deaf adults who are developmentally disabled. Various work schedules available including Awake Overnights (11pm-9am), Weekends (9am-11pm), Weekdays (3pm-11pm)

Job Responsibilities

  • Support Individuals with working on ISP goals.
  • Assist Individuals with ADLs (activities of daily living that may include: meal preparation, personal hygiene, housekeeping tasks, laundry, etc.).
  • Participate alongside the Individuals in various community activities (medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, recreational activities, exercise, adult education classes, vacations, etc.).
  • Complete daily documentation (daily log notes, ISP data collection, progress notes, incident reports) using electronic record system (Therap).
  • Support Individuals with maintaining relationships with family members and friends and developing new relationships.
  • Ensure the ongoing health and safety of the Individuals receiving support.
  • Administer medications according to MAP regulations.
  • Team players who are able to follow directions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to follow and implement behavior plans as written.

Job Requirements

  • ASL (American Sign Language) fluency or Native Dialect.
  • High school graduate. Some college preferred.
  • Able to read and write English.
  • CPR & First Aid certifications must be successfully completed during the training and orientation period.
  • MAP certification preferred.
  • MAP certification is a mandatory requirement for all Overnight staff
  • Driver’s license required and the ability to meet insurability requirements.
  • Must be able to pass PREVENT (Preventing and Resolving Emerging Violent Episodes using Non-Injurious Techniques).
  • CORI background check is required for all new employees.

Deaf Direct Support Specialist

WCI is seeking several Direct Support Professionals for one of our residential programs that supports four Deaf adults who are developmentally disabled. Various work schedules available including Awake Overnights (11pm-9am), Weekends (9am-11pm), Weekdays (3pm-11pm)

Job Responsibilities

  • Support Individuals with working on ISP goals.
  • Assist Individuals with ADLs (activities of daily living that may include: meal preparation, personal hygiene, housekeeping tasks, laundry, etc.).
  • Participate alongside the Individuals in various community activities (medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, recreational activities, exercise, adult education classes, vacations, etc.).
  • Complete daily documentation (daily log notes, ISP data collection, progress notes, incident reports) using electronic record system (Therap).
  • Support Individuals with maintaining relationships with family members and friends and developing new relationships.
  • Ensure the ongoing health and safety of the Individuals receiving support.
  • Team players who are able to follow directions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to follow and implement behavior plans as written.

Job Requirements

  • Experience At least 1 year(s) if possible
  • ASL
  • First Aide / CPR
  • MAP (Medication Administration needed for All over night Shifts)
  • Good Communication skills
  • Must pass Safety Care

Employment & Day Habilitation Supports

Support Coordinator Day Supports

The Support Coordinator Day Supports is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Employment Program for adults with Developmental Disabilities.Provide supports to Individuals both in the day or employment program as well as in the community during paid work, volunteer and group recreational activities.

  • Responsible for training and supervising all of the Employment Specialist that work in the program.
  • Assure that Human Rights are supported in all daily interactions (staff, Individuals, community members, employees).
  • B.A. and two year’s experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, behavioral challenges, and physical disabilities.
  • Employment experience and/or supervisor experience preferred.
  • BA or Associate Degree plus at least 2 years working with people with disabilities
  • Works collaboratively with the Program Director to oversee the Day to Day operations of a Community Based Day Supports Program for adults with Developmental Disabilities.
  • Supports and supervises staff to perform their daily programing at the site and in the community.
  • Ensures that required documentation is completed as required.
  • Experience working in Human Services and with people with disabilities is preferred

Employment and Day Habilitation Specialists

Employment and Day Habilitation Specialists provide supports in one of three Employment programs or the Day Habilitation program.

  • Provide supports to Individuals both in the day or employment program as well as in the community during paid work, volunteer and group recreational activities.
  • Complete daily electronic documentation, including log notes, data collection on behavior and ISP goals, Incident Reports, etc.
  • May include providing transportation supports to the Individuals as they go to/from home/day program.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Will need to complete Safety-Care certification.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

RN for Day Habilitation Program

WCI – Life Skills Day Habilitation Program is looking for a RN/Health-Care Supervisor. The Health Care Supervisor will be a registered nurse with at least one year of experience in a community health setting. This is a 35 hour, 8:30 am -3:30 pm, M-F position.

  • Provide direct nursing care and services to the Individuals in the Day Habilitation program and oversee all day time health-care services.
  • Train staff in medical conditions of the Individuals, their medications and potential side effects.
  • Coordinate medical services with each Individual’s primary care physicians, their residential support team and family members, when applicable.
  • Participate in an Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to evaluate and review each Individual’s needs and status.
  • Advise the Administrator, Program Director and the Day Habilitation Specialists of any medical problems that may hinder Individuals’ progress or may be aggravated by program activities.
  • Attend staff meetings to train staff, provide information, instruct in implementation of medical procedures, and participate in the team decision-making.
  • Oversee that all MassHealth requirements for health care and nursing supports in the Day Habilitation setting are adhered to.
  • The Health Care Supervisor must be registered with the Mass Board of Registration in Nursing. Strong written and oral communication skills, basic computer skills, as well as problem solving abilities are required.

Administrative/Other

Shared Living Coordinator

The Shared Living Coordinator position is 40 hours per week and reports to a Division Head. This position will be based out of our Main Office located at 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, but will require frequent travel to the homes of Shared Living Providers homes, day programs, and other community locations. Hiring is subject to an acceptable background check, including a criminal record history check and fingerprint screening. Hours are designed to meet the needs of the providers. The Shared Living Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Shared Living Program Development
  • Run a campaign to market our program and recruit Shared Living Providers.
  • Solicit appropriate matches/referrals from DDS.
  • Travel throughout the local community to publicize our program.
  • Contribute to the development of policies, procedures, systems and forms.
  • Network with other providers and funders in the Shared Living community to ensure best practices.
  • Case Management
  • Establish and maintain accurate clinical records for each Individual served.
  • Ensure and safeguard Individuals’ human dignity, rights, choices, and liberties, including 1:1 Training on Human Rights topics.
  • Schedule and complete Home Visits to provide support and ensure health and safety.
  • Complete assessments and case notes as directed; participate in the Intake and ISP processes, and fulfill the strategies outlined in these.
  • Report significant issues, incidents, injuries (health, behavioral, psychiatric, etc.) to the appropriate Supervisor in a timely fashion; document issues, incidents and injuries in accordance with WCI’s Guidelines.
  • Professional Development Maintain current Training in CPR, First Aid, Human Rights, Positive Behavior Supports, DPPC, Fire Safety, Standard Precautions, and all required topics.
  • Attend other seminars and training designed to expand and enhance skills, especially specific to the Individuals supported in Shared Living.
  • Participate in scheduled Staff Meetings, Supervision and Clinical Meetings as specified by supervisor.
  • Any other task or responsibility assigned by the supervisor

Salary Range:

$42kyr – 47,500 yr.

Job Requirements:

Management: 1 year
Shared living: 1 year
foster care: 1 year
Case Management: 1 year
DDS regulations: 1 year
Human Services: 2 years
Required language:
English
Required licenses or certifications:
Driver’s License
First Aid and CPR

Assistant Clinical Director

We are seeking an Assistant Clinical Director to join the Clinical team at WCI. WCI supports adults with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities in homes in the community, as well as in Employment and Day programs.

Candidates should have their BCBA, BCaBA or be actively pursuing certification. The Assistant Clinical Director will be responsible for:

• Writing FBAs and PBSPs
• Training staff and overseeing implementation of PBS and PBSPs
• Visiting homes in the community for Fidelity Checks and in-situretraining
• Providing support and consultation to staff
• Preparation for, and attendance at, annual ISP meetings for individuals on your caseload
• Training Safety Care and Positive Behavior Supports
• Regularly reviewing data making program changes as indicated
• Attending PBS Support Team meetings
• Presenting PBSP at Human Rights Committee
• Maintaining certification and MA licensure
• Other job responsibilities as assigned
• Masters or Bachelors degree in ABA or related field
• Current BCBA or BCaBA certification or ability to sit for board exams within 1 year of hire