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Early Intervention Assistant Director

Overview

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Position Highlights:

The Assistant Director of Early Intervention functions as an Early Intervention (EI) specialist and case manager to children, birth to three years old, and their families, providing assessments and developmental, therapeutic services to children, both individually and in groups, using a family centered approach. The Assistant Director of Early Intervention is responsible for oversight of all aspects of operation of the Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program in the absence of the Director of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Services.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Makes all necessary clinical decisions in the Director’s absence
  • Completes developmental screening and assessment of children birth to three years of age
  • Provide strength-based parent and family support
  • Instruct parents in implementation of developmental activities at their level of understanding, emphasizing and understanding of principles behind activity selection, provide support and guidance for families to assist with utilization of community resources available to them (i.e. SSI, respite care, etc.)
  • Serve on IFSP Team; one of a 2-person team to develop a service plan for a client, with the client’s caregivers
  • Service Coordination; serve as case manager and provide oversight of the child’s case, assuring that goals and services on the IFSP, and as determined by the child’s parents are met
  • Assist with UCP activities as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Current Licensure in Massachusetts in Speech and Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Mental Health, Nursing, or Bachelor’s or Master’s in Education

If qualifying under the Education degree, education must include the following:

  • Degree from an accredited institution, with a major or concentration in infants and toddlers (includes early intervention and early childhood education).
  • Degree from an accredited institution with a major or concentration in child development or child studies.
  • Degree from an accredited institution with a major or concentration in education or special education.

For all above Degrees in Education, transcripts of degree work or subsequent transcripts must reflect successful completion of at least 4 approved three-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers, or families.  Additionally, at least 300 hours of practicum or work experience with young children (under the age of 5) is required and documented on a resume.

All applicants must have

Certification as an Early Intervention Specialist by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), or eligible to be certified within three years of employment in a MDPH certified Early Intervention Program.

Attendance at a two-day orientation training offered by the Department of Public Health’s Training Center vendor within the first year of employment.

Experience with infants, toddlers, and families preferred including experience in family therapy; behavioral change programs; autistic/PDD population; parenting concerns and issues.

Familiarity with specialized treatment approaches to families of disabled children (i.e. grief therapy, crisis intervention, group facilitation, individual and group counseling, family dynamics, psychosocial development, family adaption’s, community and financial resources).

Ability to design and facilitate parent support groups; sibling groups, etc.

Demonstrated interest in professional development.

Must be able to meet the medical requirements included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards, including physical examinations, vaccinations and infectious disease testing.

Ability to work flexible hours by nature of the program.

Must be able to climb, stoop, get up and down from floors, reach with hands and arms as well a lift and move up to 40 pounds.

Must have valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, availability of a private vehicle.

Must have CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check. In accordance with MDPH regulations, a pre-employment exam including a statement of physical limitations in working with children, a negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray and evidence of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella is required.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: North Adams, MA

LIFE SKILLS ADVOCATE

Overview:

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams.

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? The Life Skills Advocate will work with team members to develop and implement multi-faceted interventions to assist individuals in meeting their specific goals and objectives and provide instruction in life skills, reading, functional math, health and wellness. The Life Skills Advocate is also responsible for implementing monthly and school vacation programs for individuals and families in the children’s program. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two years’ work experience in a human services field; an additional three years of work experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree depending on funding source requirements.
  • Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
  • Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
  • Proficient computer and technology skills to use agency computer programs and assist and instruct individuals on the variety of assistive technology devices available
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams & Pittsfield, MA

AFC NURSING SUPERVISOR

Overview:

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Position Description:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking for rewarding work with adults with disabilities in the community? UCP is seeking a full-time nursing supervisor for our Adult Family Care program. The AFC Nursing Supervisor works with the participant, family members of the multidisciplinary professional team to meet the nursing needs, develop a plan of care, provide ongoing support and maintain proper paperwork for each AFC participant. Provides supervision of nursing staff.

Qualifications:

The AFC Nursing Supervisor must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and have at least two years recent experience in direct care of the elderly or disabled adults.

  • Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance and proof of annual vehicle inspection required
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Bi-annual Physical
  • Experience navigating Mass Health preferred

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams, MA

Application Questions

Do you have the following license or certification: Registered Nurse (RN)?

EARLY INTERVENTION CLINICIAN

Overview:

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Position Highlights:

UCP is hiring! Are you an enthusiastic and experienced clinician seeking a rewarding career with children and families? We are seeking a clinician to provide behavioral therapy and mental health support and teach parenting skills to parents/caregivers of children served in the early intervention, in individual group settings, or play therapy sessions using a family centered approach. These children are between the ages of birth and three years whose development is at risk by certain biological or environmental factors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide social/emotional and family assessments for children birth to 3 in our Early Intervention Program.
  • Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy through home or center visits.
  • Provide consultation to community agencies. Co-facilitate psychosocial, developmental groups for children birth to 3. Participate in team evaluations and the development of IFSP’s for children/families referred to the Early Intervention Program.
  • Assist with UCP activities as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Master’s degree and current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS) or as a Licensed Independent Social Worked by the MA registry of Social Work, or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology or education psychology. Or current licensure as a LMHC, LMFT.

Excellent oral and presentation skills, working knowledge of community resources, working knowledge of computers. Must be able to meet the medical requirements included in the MA Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards, including physical exam, vaccinations and infectious disease testing. Certification as an EI Specialist by MDPH or be eligible to be certified within 3 years. Must be able to climb, stoop, get up and down from floors, reach with hands and arms as well a lift and move up to 40 pounds.

Must have valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, availability of a private vehicle.

Must have CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check. In accordance with MDPH regulations, a pre-employment exam including a statement of physical limitations in working with children, a negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray and evidence of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella is required.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: North Adams, MA

Application Questions

How many years of Regulations experience do you have?

What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Do you have the following license or certification: Driver’s License?

Do you have the following license or certification: MA licensure or license eligible?

FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE

Overview:

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? The Family Support Advocate is responsible for providing respite support to children and adults, inclusive of providing assistance with social networking, recreational activities, community safety, health care issues, and physical and behavioral challenges through direct care work. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • Minimum of one-year successful experience in a human service field or Six months successful experience in a human service field and having life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance and proof of annual vehicle inspection required
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams & Pittsfield, MA

AFC REGISTERED NURSE – PART TIME/PER DIEM

Overview:

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Position Description:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking for rewarding work with adults with disabilities in the community? UCP is seeking a part-time/per diem Registered Nurse for our Adult Family Care program. The AFC Registered Nurse works with the participant, family members of the multidisciplinary professional team to meet the nursing needs, develop a plan of care, provide ongoing support and maintain proper paperwork for each AFC participant.

Qualifications:

The Registered Nurse must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and have at least two years recent experience in direct care of the elderly or disabled adults.

  • Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance and proof of annual vehicle inspection required
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Bi-annual Physical
  • Experience navigating Mass Health preferred

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Part-time/Per Diem

Job Location: North Adams, MA

Application Questions

Do you have the following license or certification: Registered Nurse (RN)?

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIST

Overview:

As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at ucpwma.org

Overview: The Assistive Technologist is responsible for providing assessments, training, consultation to persons with disabilities on assistive technology solutions. They work both as part of a team and interpedently. Experience working with persons with disabilities and/or technology is preferred.

Position Description: Provide functional assessment services and related written evaluations to include a functional capacity profile. Perform assessments, evaluations, training and consultation on functional capacities and rehabilitation technology needs. Supervision and evaluation of staff.

Physical Demands: Ability to sit and stand; push and pull with force. May be required to climb and stoop; reach , use hand to finger objects and controls. This position may lift and or move up to or greater than 60 pounds. Vision requirements include, close, distance and peripheral vision.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelors degree in related position and three years of relevant experience…Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, availability of a private vehicle.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

related: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

Bachelor’s (Required)

License:

Driver’s License (Required)

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