Lead Adult Program Staff (Allen St)
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Adult Services NE
Melmark NE, Andover , MA
Full Time . Varied Shifts
The Adult Lead Residential Program Staff acts as an assistant administrative representative for the Adult residential program and is responsible for managing the operations of the home. He or she ensures Adult Residential Support Staff staffing meets regulatory requirements, oversees physical plant concerns of the home, and assigns responsibilities to each shift of Adult Residential Support Staff for habilitate services and activities.
Melmark New England serves children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, neurological diseases and disorders, comorbid mental health disorders and severe challenging behaviors. Populations served are intensely physically challenging. The Adult Lead Residential Program Staff position requires that staff be aware that students who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Students served may have had multiple treatment failures prior to this placement. Adult Lead Residential Program Staff are expected to implement highly technical clinical and teaching programs that require Adult Lead Residential Program Staff to be constantly, attentive and ready to respond to student's needs.
All employees must achieve satisfactory performance in orientation and onsite training before assuming full ability to complete essential functions. Failure to successfully pass orientation and onsite training can/will result in termination of employment.
All staff are expected to adhere to Melmark's Code of Conduct and Standards of Professionalism included in the Employee Handbook. In addition, all management/supervisory positions are expected to adhere to Melmark's Management Competencies included in the Employee Handbook. It is the responsibility of each staff member to read and familiarize themselves with the contents of the Employee Handbook and ask questions relative to the application of these standards in the workplace if unclear to the employee.
Education/Training: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Service Field, or Psychology. Will be required to enroll in Master's focusing on ABA program within one (1) year of hire.
Certifications/Licensure: Board certification at the Associate's level (BCaBA) required.A valid US driver's license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status. Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and Melmark's Orientation Program and New Hire Onsite training program.
Skill(s): Must demonstrate strong reading, written and oral language skills. Strong teaching skills with emphasis on students who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Experience or interest in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis, curriculum and special education (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Strong interpersonal skills are required.
Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations. Advanced skills in educational and clinical services will be required in this role.
Interrelationships: Individuals served, Adult Residential support staff, families and all other departmental staff.
Adult Services NE
Keywords: Melmark, Boston , Lead Adult Program Staff (Allen St), Other , Andover, Massachusetts
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