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



 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT: Full-time (Salary: To be determined)

The HR Assistant must have a strong organizational, analytical and communication skill set. The employee should possess the ability to take initiative, manage a multitude of tasks simultaneously and adapt quickly to changing priorities. The employee must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Responsibilities

  • The HR Assistant will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of human resource functions including recruiting, interviewing and hiring personnel
  • The Assistant maintains and updates employee records, completes assigned insurance and benefit recording requirements and helps to ensure that Agency records and reporting are in compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Provides assistance to personnel on training programs, benefits management and other human resource concerns


 

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
  • 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
  • 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

 

JOB COACH: (Salary: $10.80/hour)

Acceptable Training & Experience:

  • One year of experience working with people with disabilities
  • Relevant experience in the field of vocational training
  • Individual must possess qualities of independence, reliability, and initiative
  • A willingness to work a flexible schedule is required
  • A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

 


 

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.

 


CLINICAL SUPERVISOR - Part Time (Salary: TBD)

Qualifications: Certified or licensed as an independent practitioner consistent with R.I., Early Intervention Personnel Standards, "qualified personnel" categories and a minimum of three (3) years working with young children and their families.

Responsibilities:

Provide group and individual reflective supervision aligned with the Rhode Island Early Intervention Supervisor Competencies Chairs utilization review, quality assurance studies and peer review meetings. These responsibilities do not preclude the possibility of providing direct services, if deemed appropriate by the program. To share Director's duties as determined by the EI Director.

Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Completion of all agency trainings within 30 days of hire
  • Compliance with continuing education requirements to maintain a current certificate or license
  • A minimum of eight (8) hours per year within the following areas is required: Supervisory Skill Building on reflective supervision
  • Completion of Introduction to EI course within six (6) months of date of employment or approved training by the lead agency
  • Participation of appropriate education and training aligned with the Rhode Island Early Intervention Competencies.

 



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.

 


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: Part-Time (Salary: TBD) 

Graduate of a Board approved school of Occupational 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 Occupational 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 motor development or sensory integration.
  • 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 program activities.
  • To consult to daycare programs to assist providers in incorporating best practices into ongoing program activities.

 

Continuing Education Requirements: 

As needed to maintain certificate of licensure for the practice of Occupational Therapy. Training specializing in working with young children with disabilities and their families and must complete the basic in-service training modules within one months of date of employment. Completion of Introduction to E.I Course or appropriate training approved by the Lead Agency within 6 months of date of employment.

 

 


 

FINANCE



MEDICAL BILLER: Full-Time (Salary: TBD)

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree
  • 2-3 years' experience
  • Other combinations of experience that meet or exceed these minimum requirements may be substituted
  • Experience in a computerized billing/receivables collections environment
  • Detailed orientated and good organizational and follow skills
  • Working knowledge of automated billing software, excel, (intermediate or higher level) and other basic office equipment
  • Good data entry skills (50 wpm or better)
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing, with Center employees, managers and administrative personnel, as well as external federal and state agencies
  • General awareness of Federal, State, and third party payers contracting and billing guidelines
  • Ability to analyze data and to develop/ update reports, schedules projections, as directed or as needed

Responsibilites:

  • Maintain strictest confidentiality and adheres to HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
  • Regularly update various attendance and billing forms from service departments. Distribute the updated forms and follow-up to ensure forms are completed and returned timely.
  • Where applicable update/prepare billing spreadsheets from source documents.
  • Prepare invoices or submit the information from billing forms to third party payers.
  • Post payments received
  • Follow-up on unpaid invoices/claims, suspensions and denials until paid.
  • Reports billing related policies, procedures and regulations infractions to the person committing the infraction and when
  • Update AR Aging Reports and materials for internal management, Auditors or external stakeholders.
  • Communicate and follow-up with various departments to resolve authorization, utilization, incomplete paperwork issues to maximize revenue.
  • Prepare revenue spreadsheets for posting to GL.
  • Suggests changes in billing methods and implementation requirements.
  • Maintains record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Fosters a cooperative work environment.
  • Maintains adequate level of knowledge of computerized information systems used in billing applications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

PAYROLL ASSISTANT

Qualifications: 

This position requires a 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 various payroll time and attendance reports
  • Assisting in the distribution of payroll checks
  • Preparing various internal and external payroll reports
  • Assists in maintaining control and overall accuracy of the payroll system
  • 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.


 

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.

     

REGISTERED NURSE - Residential Program: Full-time (Salary: $25.00/hour)

The position of the Day Program Nurse requires a person with a valid license as a registered nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide nursing services to clients in their homes
  • To contribute as a team member at formal staff meetings; to identify health needs for modification of the client's program
  • To teach, supervise and counsel the client, family members and staff in community residential facilities regarding the continuum of health care and other related problems
  • To teach, supervise and counsel appropriate staff members in relation to specific health needs such as: hygiene, nutrition, posture, body mechanics, administration of medication and management of abnormal and normal conditions
  • To perform selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • To assume responsibility for coordinating health teaching between habilitation center and home
  • Initiating positive health teaching programs
  • Helping staff develop an awareness of positive health procedures and health hazards
  • To work closely with other community health services and agencies to meet the needs of clients and to insure against duplication of service
  • To maintain pertinent records and reports
  • To handle related work as required

 

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

 

DRIVER - Full-Time, Part-Time, Relief (Salary: $11.50/hr)

Responsible for providing safe transportation to individuals with various disabilities to and from assigned routes, and the routine maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles. 

  • To follow prescribed routes and to inform the Transportation Manager of any changes that may occur
  • To immediately complete and submit to the Transportation Manager and program head accident and/or incident reports as needed
  • To follow all of the rules-of-the-road as set forth by State of Rhode Island and the policies of the James L. Maher Regional Center.
  • To keep the agency up-dated by two-way radio when problems occur with assigned vehicle(s)
  • To make a daily check of the gas, oil, fluid and tire pressure of assigned vehicle(s)
  • To immediately alert the Transportation Manager regarding any safety concerns related to transportation
  • To carry out other job related assignments as requested by the Transportation Manager or designee

A valid Rhode Island Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or chauffer's license with passenger endorsement, strong character references and willingness and enthusiasm for providing safe and comfortable transportation to individuals with various disabilities.

 


 

FEDERAL CONTRACTS

 

LAUNDRY SUPERVISOR: Full-Time, Mon – Fri (Schedule varies 7am-3pm, or 9am-5pm)

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in all phases of commercial laundry operations
  • Mechanical aptitude; supervisory experienc
  • Knowledge of typical commercial laundry equipment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook

 Responsibilities:

  • Directs the work effort of a diverse workforce in fulfilling the laundry requirements of both government and commercial customers
  • Assures the quality of the finished product meets all established standards
  • Tracks the flow of product from entry into the plant to exit for delivery
  • Maintains documentation of all product processed
  • Assists the manager in developing the daily production schedule
  • Performs the essential duties of the project manager in his absence
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 


 

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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