Summary: As a member of the multidisciplinary clinical team, the Licensed Social Worker reports to the Director of Mental Health Services. S/he is responsible for creating family engagement programming, providing consultation and training to Guild employees, and providing case management along with individual, group and family therapy for Guild students and their caregivers. An ideal candidate must have strong clinical skills with an emphasis on family support, case management (including coordination with the Department of Children and Families), and trauma-informed care.
Behavior Clinician II (BCBA)
Summary: The Behavior Clinician II is responsible for conducting behavioral assessments, selecting function-based interventions, and developing behavior support plans. S/he assists in staff training, crisis intervention, and makes recommendations to students ’educational and residential teams regarding behavioral supports and strategies. Additionally, the Behavior Clinician II may develop skill acquisition programs, attend team meetings, provide supervision to behavior department personnel, and represent the Clinical Department to outside agencies.
Director of Special Education
Summary: Reporting to the Chief Education Officer and working alongside the Director of Related Services, the Director of Special Education is responsible for the development, implementation, and progress monitoring of The Guild’s IEP and curriculum services for approximately 80-85 students who are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities (ID), autism, behavioral challenges, and mental health disorders. S/he is responsible for directing the work of three (3) Education Managers, 14 Teachers, and associated paraprofessional staff as well as working collaboratively with other Guild Divisions to build and sustain superior programming for Guild students.
Adapted Physical Education Teacher
Summary: Responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of programs that develop motor skills, physical fitness skills for students with disabilities with specialized instruction and appropriate learning accommodations and modifications.
Teacher of Special Education
Summary: The Special Education Teacher is responsible for implementing a functional academic curriculum with an emphasis on life skills, social and behavioral skills.
Lead Teaching Assistant
Under the guidance of special education teacher or Associate Director of Education, the lead teaching assistant will teach assigned small groups in the absence of a teacher and adapt materials for individual students. The lead will implement skill acquisition and related programs, including the maintenance of necessary data to monitor and evaluate student progress toward meeting stated goals and objectives in all communication, employment and educational areas. The lead TA will monitor that data collection is being completed by all TAs, organize student materials to insure all materials are up-to-date and in working order, and run small groups with premade curriculum (i.e. ULS). In addition to supporting students during academic instruction, the lead teacher assistant also provides feedback and input to the school team, direction and coaching to teacher assistants and students in the absence of the teacher and supervision during meal and leisure time as well as during community trips.
Summary: Under the guidance of special education teacher or related service provider, implement skill acquisition and related programs, including the maintenance of necessary data to monitor and evaluate student progress toward meeting stated goals and objectives in all communication, employment and educational areas for all students assigned. In addition to supporting students during academic instruction the teacher assistant also provides supervision during meal and leisure time as well as during community trips.
Employment Training Specialist
Summary: Assist in the development and take primary responsibility for the implementation/monitoring and evaluation of a program of Employment Services (defined as teaching skills/behavior necessary for employment and career path pursuits), for students within the day program.
Summary: Under the overall direction and supervision of the APE Manager, the Recreational Assistant supports students in being exposed to and included in community activities and in expanding their recreation/leisure skills based on individual student’s interests and abilities. The Recreational Assistant will assist in arranging for student participation in a variety of age-appropriate in-house and community activities.
Speech and Language Pathologist Manager
Summary: Manage the Speech and Language Department through oversight of department goals, operations, initiatives, staffing, and case management. This individual also provides Speech and Language services for under-22 individuals within the Day and Residential Programs.
Speech Language Pathologist
Summary: To provide Speech Language Pathology services for under-22 individuals within the Day and Residential Programs
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Summary: Provides Recreational Therapy services for under-22 individuals within the Day and Residential programs
Associate Director of Youth Residential Services
Summary: The Associate Director of Youth Residential Services is responsible for the administrative, programmatic, and operational aspects of assigned residential group homes. The Associate Director ensures the completion of activities related to service coordination, staff supervision and evaluation, IEP program development and implementation, reporting and monitoring, oversight of all operational systems within and connected to the assigned cluster of group homes. The Associate Director ensures that all residents are afforded healthy and safe residential environments in which there are ample opportunities to experience community activities, develop relationships, make decisions, learn new skills, and be treated with dignity.
Associate Director of Youth Residential Services (evenings/weekends)
Summary: The Associate Director of Youth Residential Services (Evening/Weekend) is responsible for oversight of afterschool, evening, and weekend hours within the youth residential program. The Associate Director will supervise leadership positions, including the weekend supervisor and overnight supervisor, as well as program case managers. The Associate Director will also supervise response staff whose primary role is to support residents and houses, model appropriate interaction and assist in maintaining quality student engagement. The Associate Director ensures that all residents are afforded healthy and safe residential environments in which there are ample opportunities to experience community activities, develop relationships, make decisions, learn new skills, and be treated with dignity. This position will need to maintain relationships with other associate directors in order to effective lead the Youth Residential after school time and to effectively participate in supervisory responsibilities with all managers.
Residential Support Specialist
Summary: The residential support specialist will be a flexible and skilled member of our team. This position will proactively be scheduled to attend to a variety of needs within a cohort (new staff training support, community engagement activity or ongoing student issue that requires additional support). This position should also be flexible and willing to respond to a house or area who has an emergent need. The residential support specialist will be knowledgeable in student treatment plans and able model as needed to step in with other students while the house staff learn new treatment plans.
Residential Assistant - Youth
Summary: To assist the Residential Manager (or Lead/Assistant Residential Manager) in the development and implementation of a comprehensive residential program for each of their assigned individuals.
Lead Residential Assistant - Adult
Summary: To assist the Residential Manager in the management of direct care staff in the development and implementation of a comprehensive residential program for each of their assigned individuals. Opportunities in Melrose and Woburn.
Adult Residential Assistants
Summary: Residential Assistants (RA) aide adults and children in Guild group homes. Among those cared for are people with Intellectual Disabilities and other disabilities needing assistance with daily living activities. The ideal candidate has a strong desire to create positive impacts on their individuals’ lives and enjoys encouraging, mentoring, and coaching others to achieve their goals.