Employment Opportunities

In addition to a culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion, we offer a competitive benefit package for full-time employees, including:

  • Medical and Dental benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (healthcare & dependent care)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 403(B)
  • Life insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to rmorton@mahercenter.org. Please include in the subject line the position for which you are applying. Or download an application form you can email, mail, or fax (fax no. 401-847-9459) to us: Job Application: PDF / Word doc

 

 


 

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

NO OPEN POSITIONS AT THIS TIME

 


DIRECT SUPPORT

 

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL: Full-time/Per Diem (Salary: $10.60/hour)

Day Programs, Community Based Supports, Group Homes. Proficiency in Spanish desired. 

Responsibilities:

  • The providing of direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities fostering independence through active participation
  • Maintaining and enhancing each client's right to dignity and respect within the overall context of offering, respecting and supporting choices made within a healthy and safe environment as well as making positive contributions to such an environment
  • Ensuring overall safety and well being for all clients whom they support
  • The providing of services to persons with developmental disabilities within the context of an environment that is free from any type of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or any other human rights violation
  • Engaging in and promoting quality services for persons with developmental disabilities
  • Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to access the community
  • Must work closely with the Residential Nurse to support clients with medication administration and other related duties - where applicable - while fostering an atmosphere and environment of healthy physical living
  • Comprehensive and complete familiarity and knowledge of the Direct Support Professional Training Guide with its inherent duties and responsibilities
  • Adhering to the agency's policy and procedures
  • Participation in all required agency trainings
  • Ability to lift, bend and transfer - if/when necessary - when supporting clients
  • Providing personal care/hygiene support when necessary
  • Promoting a productive work environment when working and/or interacting with clients and co-workers
  • Performing a variety of tasks in a multi-faceted environment
  • Maintaining a positive and respectful attitude toward the home/program's supervisor as well as toward other members of the resource team by following through on directions given and by communicating effectively
  • Supporting individuals under their care to maintain contacts with family and friends under the guidance of agency policy and with the direction of the resource team

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

NUTRITIONIST: Early Intervention Developing Dreams

Responsibilites: 

  • Provide nutrition services to identify children and caregivers while coaching families to carry over in the child’s daily routine
  • Enhance family members’ ability to foster appropriate nutrition practices to maintain desired weight of child
  • Write and implement IFSP goals and objects with each family
  • Serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team during assessments
  • Able to manage varying case load depending on the number of children identified in their IFSP as needing nutrition services.

Qualification:

Graduate of a Board approved program and meet requirements for licensing by the Rhode Island Department of Health with at least one year’s experience with the pediatric population and their families.

Continuing Education Requirements: 

As needed to maintain certificate of licensure for the practice of nutrition.  Training specializing in working with young children with disabilities and their families and must complete the basic in-service training modules within 1 month of date of employment and Introduction to E.I or a training approved by the lead agency within 6 months of hire.

 


 

SPEECH THERAPIST: Part-Time (Salary: TBD) 

Graduate of a Board approved school of Speech and Language Therapy Program and meet requirements for licensing by the Rhode Island Department of Health with at least one year’s experience with the pediatric population and their families.

  • To provide Speech and Language therapy services to children and caregivers while coaching families to carry over in the child’s daily routine on an individual or group basis.
  • To enhance family members’ ability to successfully advance their child’s speech and language development; to coach families on techniques and strategies development.
  • To write and implement IFSP goals and objects with each family.
  • To serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team during assessments.
  • To consult to daycare programs to assist providers in incorporating best practices into ongoing daily activities.
  • The SLP caseload varies because of number of children, duration and frequency of visits.

As needed to maintain certificate of licensure for the practice of Speech and Language Therapy.  Training specializing in working with young children with disabilities and their families and must complete the basic in-service training modules within 1 month of date of employment and complete the Introduction to E.I or a training approved by the Lead Agency within 6 months of hire.

 

 


 

FEDERAL CONTRACTS

 

DRIVER/DELIVERY PERSON: Full-Time(Salary: TBD)

 

Description: 

On a prescribed schedule, pickup and deliver laundry from customers located in RI, Conn and NH.  Position requires considerable physical exertion, precise attention to details and a customer first attitude.  Workday occasionally starts at 4:00 AM.

 

Requirements:

  • Clean driving record
  • Minimum one-year prior experience driving heavy trucks 
  • Physically able to maneuver carts weighing 400 plus pounds
  • Ability to maintain required records and documentation 
  • Customer service orientation

 


 

FINANCE

 

PAYROLL ASSISTANT: Full-Time(Salary: TBD)

 

Requirements: 

  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Experience with automated payroll, time and attendance and other accounting systems are necessary
  • The qualified candidate must have proficiency with data entry to 60 wpm as well as be capable of building and running reports in Microsoft Excel.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Collecting, verifying and processing of various payroll time and attendance reports
  • Assisting in the distribution of payroll checks
  • Preparing various internal and external payroll reports
  • The candidate assists in maintaining control and overall accuracy of the payroll system and is responsible for processing wages and associated deductions
  • Work is performed under the general supervision of the Payroll Manager who evaluates performance based upon actual results achieved.  

 


HORTICULTURE

 

LAWN MAINTENANCE WORKER: Full time seasonal:  March–December, Monday through Friday 8-4(Salary: $10/hour)

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Favorable criminal background check
  • Valid driver’s license

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lawn Maintenance Supervisor and/ or assistant with the maintenance of properties
  • Load and unload equipment from trailer, check all equipment for fuel and oil
  • Use lawn mowers to cut grassRake yards during spring and fall cleanups
  • Carry out other job related assignments such as greenhouse tasks as requested by the Horticulture Director

 


 

HUMAN RESOURCES

NO OPEN POSITIONS AT THIS TIME

 


 

MAINTENANCE

NO OPEN POSITIONS AT THIS TIME

 


 

MEDICAL



REGISTERED NURSE: Bristol Day Program: Full-time, Part-time, or Per Diem (Salary: $20/hour)

Requirements:

  • Valid license as a registered nurse in the State of Rhode Island
  • Must maintain current certifications in all areas of emergency techniques
  • Have knowledge of the philosophy, policies and programs of the Center
  • Ability to recognize and identify symptoms
  • Have a willingness to promote and participate in formal and informal programs of instruction for individuals with developmental disabilities.

 


 

RESIDENTIAL



DIRECT SUPPORT MANAGER: Full-time (Salary: $14/hour)

High School Diploma or GED required. Must have a valid driver's license. Previous Managerial/Supervisory and Human Service experience a plus. A flexible schedule including 24/7 oversight of the group home is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Financial- Manage all household and resident finances
  • Staffing- Oversee all program staffing
  • Operations- Execute the overall operation of the home including shopping, menu prep, maintaining interior, etc
  • Medical- With assistance from the RN, follow approved medical practices and procedures
  • Programatic
    1. Overall responsibilities including review of all data related to the IP goals and objectives
    2. review of all daily log entries
    3. recording all resident and staff concerns
    4. reporting information under item #3 above at monthly inter-disciplinary team meetings
    5. be an active member of the IDT
    6. provide direct support to all ancillary staff' assist in the maintenance of all household records and individual activities schedules

 


 

DIRECT SUPPORT SUPERVISOR: Full-time (Salary: $11.50/hour)

High School Diploma or GED required. Must have a valid drivers license. Previous Managerial/Supervisory and Human Service experience a plus. A flexible schedule including 24/7 oversight of the group home is required.

Responsibilities:

  • The Shift Supervisor relays information from the Group Home manager to the direct support staff.
  • The Shift Supervisor will also inform the Group Home Manager and the Support Coordinator any feedback from staff to maximize communication in order to effectively and efficiently address any issues that may arise.
  • Assist direct support staff in problem solving and help to identify resources available to help build decision-making skills with a solution-oriented approach.
  • Review logbooks, medical books, sign-in sheets, and telephone messages; provide appropriate feedback to the Group Home Manager, oversee daily finances as needed.
  • Replenish logs, review shift accountability sheets, assist in daily to do list and coordinate recreational activities.
  • Assist staff in filling relief hours; be on call to assist the Group Home Manager in problem solving.
  • Provide training to new staff, document accordingly when needed, and inform the Group Home Manager of progress and/or additional training. Perform all direct care duties.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION

NO OPEN POSITIONS AT THIS TIME

 


 

Contact: Rose Morton, Human Resources @ 846-0340 or rmorton@mahercenter.org

 

The James L. Maher Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer   M/F, D/V

 

 

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