Career Opportunities

As a long-standing organization surrounded by the Greater Fall River, Taunton and New Bedford areas, Crystal Springs offers employment candidates the opportunity to begin an extremely satisfying career, focused on making a true difference in the lives of some of the most inspiring people one could ever hope to meet or work with. All of our positions require at least a high school diploma (or the equivalent) and the ability to complete introductory training courses (CPR, FirstAid). All positions also require applicants to be able to read/write/speak English fluently; drug screenings and criminal record background checks are performed on all potential employees.

Our team is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary group consisting of Residential, Day Habilitation, Nursing, Psychology and Case Management professionals who share information and strive to jointly develop individualized services that will deliver the most effective and supportive care to the people we serve.

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Statement of Nondiscrimination

Crystal Springs, Inc. does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual preference, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under the law.

Available Positions

Reports to: Program Director

FLSA: Non-Exempt

The Assistant Program Director will be responsible for supervision, individuals, staff program development and general maintenance and operations of a residence(s) for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Associate Degree
  • 1 year experience working as a team leader caring for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and supervises daily residential and program activities to include supervision of staff and maintenance of residence(s).
  • Assesses, teaches and supports individuals in daily living skills such as personal care and hygiene and care of personal space and belongings, and safety rules.
  • Promotes a respectful and dignified living environment for all individuals at all times.
  • Organizes and facilitates opportunities for community integration in leisure, vocational areas for all individuals as well as maintaining open communication individuals and their families/guardians, service coordinators, various departments and external stakeholders.
  • Maintains a positive and professional relationship with the neighbors, community members, involved family members, colleagues and funding sources.
  • Coordinates and supervise community inclusion/activities, banking and budget management, cooking, shopping, programming, day program or vocational attendance and monitoring effectiveness through data collection.
  • Assist in development, coordination and implementation of ISP goals and objectives and behavioral plans.
  • Implement all behaviors, ISP objectives, ADL’s, and recreational/activities
  • Administers medications as established by MAP certification.
  • Accompanies individuals to medical, dental and psychiatric appointments or leisure activities via agency vehicle or staff car.
  • Ensures review of individual’s goals/objectives in treatment team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Provides crisis assessment, prevention and needed intervention utilizing Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) techniques as trained.
  • Provides on-call coverage as scheduled and ability to work various shifts
  • Identifies need for and arranges for attainment of additional support services.
  • Provides specialized training and instruction to residential supporters, community supporters, and other support staff
  • Ensures duties and responsibilities are carried out in a supportive and professional manner and attends appropriate meetings.
  • Cooperates and participates in internal investigations
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by Crystal Springs, Inc.
  • Program Management and Operations Responsibilities:

  • Provides coverage of other Adult Residential programs as needed
  • Resolves problems, facilitates meetings and assigns tasks.
  • Facilitates agency’s financial and budgetary procedures including petty cash, individual’s petty cash, individual’s bank accounts and payroll.
  • Ensures compliance with Crystal Springs’ policies and procedures for both individuals and supporters.
  • Develops and monitors a programmatic schedule.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of the physical site, reporting all necessary maintenance issues to Maintenance Department in writing.
  • Maintains accurate programmatic documentation such as fire drills, incident reports, daily logs, progress notes, behavior programs, and any other documentation required.
  • Assumes responsibility for the basic care of assigned program vehicle.
  • Follows and implements all program safety/hygiene procedures.
  • Evaluates work performance of direct reports as specified by Crystal Springs’ personnel policies.
  • Interviews and hires direct reports as needed.
  • Other Requirements:

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license for more than one year and be ready, willing and able to drive the Company’s wheelchair and/or mini vans safely according to Massachusetts driving laws;
  • Each staff member must participate in a minimum of two hours per month in-service training to maintain compliance with state regulations and to further develop the skills necessary for continued employment and advancement.

Reports To:

Director of Behavioral Services
(may work under the supervision of the Coordinator of Behavioral Services and/or Behavior Specialist Supervisor)

Shift:

40 hours; primarily 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm; some flexibility required; some on-call responsibility

Description of Duties:

The Behavior Specialist I is responsible for providing direct service to Day Hab, Education and residential staff in need of support for the behavioral needs of students and individuals served. Provides in-service instruction to all staff (on-going in-service training and orientation of new staff), particularly, in the area of implementation of applied behavior analysis. Collaborates with the Behavioral Team under the supervision of a BCBA/BCaBA to collect data for functional behavior assessments, implement and model implementation of behavior support plans and positive behavior supports, conduct preference assessments, implement and model implementation of skill acquisition plans, integrate data collection systems, and conduct treatment integrity checks. The Behavior Specialist I provides crisis intervention and monitors the progress of the individuals supported.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Experience implementing behavior intervention programs, including experience with persons who have multiple challenges, including severe and challenging behaviors preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Reports To:

    Director of Behavioral Services
    (may work under the supervision of the Coordinator of Behavioral Services and/or Behavior Specialist Supervisor)

    Shift:

    40 hours; some flexibility required; some on-call responsibility

    Description of Duties:

    The Behavior Specialist II is responsible for providing in-service instruction to all staff, (on-going in-service training and orientation of new staff), particularly, in the area of understanding the practice of applied behavior analysis. Provides direct service and in-service instruction to Day Hab, education and residential staff in need of support for the behavioral needs of students and individuals served as well as on-going in-service training and orientation of new staff, particularly in the area of applied behavior analysis. Collaborates with the Behavioral Team under the supervision of a BCBA/BCaBA to collect data for functional behavior assessments, develop behavior support plans and positive behavior supports, develop skill acquisition plans, integrate data collection systems, and conduct treatment integrity checks. Processes fully all referrals for behavioral services for those students and individuals served on his/her caseload.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Experience implementing behavior intervention programs, including experience with persons who have multiple challenges, including severe and challenging behaviors preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Hours: 12PM – 830PM with an every other weekend rotation (2 positions open)
    Department: Adult Residential Services
    Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D. or Bachelor’s degree in related field or experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled adults.

    Position Summary:

    Your position as a Community Supporter will routinely provide direct care services in a manner that promotes development of independent and community living skills and an improved quality of life to adults living in residential homes.

    Essential Functions of Position:

    Under the direction of the Director of Adult Residential Services, the Community Supporter will:

    • Promote a respectful and dignified living environment for all individuals at all times;
    • Support individuals on medical appointments, providing transportation, schedule appointments (as needed), completes required documentation and notification of changes to individual’s medical care as identified on appointments, to appropriate personnel. Completes required documentation of all medical appointments as designated by supervisor;
    • Inform all required personnel of changes to medical needs of individuals as identified at appointments (includes scheduling follow-up appointments as necessary);
    • Support individuals in their homes when they are ill or require staying home during daytime hours (M-F);
    • Assist with day habilitation programs of individuals as assigned by supervisor;
    • Teach and support individuals in daily living skills such as personal care and hygiene and care of personal space and belongings, safety rules, community inclusion/activities, banking and budget management, cooking, and shopping. Encourages individuals to utilize developing skills to the fullest extent possible;
    • Assist and support in developing and implementing program activities, which will foster the individual’s growth, skill development, and healthier life-style;
    • Assist in providing crisis assessment, prevention and needed intervention according to trained Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI);
    • Flexibility to work in a variety of settings with a variety of professionals (nursing, doctors, day habilitation programs, residential programs). (Mandatory Coverage is possible in the event that minimum staffing ratios are compromised. Please refer to the Mandatory Coverage Policy/Procedures for complete explanation);
    • Take responsibility for the proper and reasonable care of all individual and agency belongings (e.g. equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal belongings);
    • Attend required orientation and training, including in-services, conferences and seminars;
    • Ability to complete Medication Administration (MAP) training/certification within 3 months of employment;
    • Must be willing and able to react quickly and effectively to emergency situations at all times;
    • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by supervising personnel.

    Department: ABLE II

    Hours: 32 hours; Monday through Thursday 9am – 4pm, Friday 9am – 3:30pm

    Job Summary:

    This position provides support to individuals in active treatment / teaching of Habilitation goals/objectives and direct care supports in a manner that promotes development of independent and community integration skills and an improved quality of life.

    Duties:

    • Provides skilled teaching, supports and evaluation of required programmatic services.
    • Assists in providing crisis assessment, prevention and needed intervention according to trained Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).
    • Attends pool and gym with individuals.
    • One year’s previous experience working with individuals with severe to profound developmental disabilities.

    Requirements:

    • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and/or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred or experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled individuals in a Habilitation/Vocational setting.
    • Valid Driver’s license with clean driving record.
    • Ability to pass van driving in-service.
    • Ability to pass an acceptable Criminal Records Check (CORI).
    • Ability to maintain and conduct functional life skill, behavioral and therapeutic programs.
    • Ability to collect data and maintain records as established within day program.

    Work Record:

    • Consistent exemplary work performance, reliability, flexibility and excellent attendance. Previous and current work experience and job performance will be reviewed.
    Hours: Full-time; Monday through Friday; 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 p.m.

    Specific Duties:

      Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education/Lead Teacher, the Medical Transportation Aide will:

    • Help to maintain the cleanliness of the vans.
    • Assist in the classrooms when not needed to transport according to the duties of a teacher aide, i.e., perform direct care of students and assist in providing students with ADLs.
    • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations.
    • Drive regular vans and wheelchair vans to transport students, their equipment and supplies to on campus clinics and/or to outside medical appointments.
    • Safely and effectively lifting children and adults; weights vary but often exceed 100 pounds.

    Other Requirements:

    • Must hold a valid driver’s license for more than one year and be ready, willing and able to drive the Company’s wheelchair and/or mini vans safely according to Massachusetts driving laws.
    • High School Diploma, Experience/specific skills in supporting children with developmental disabilities.
    • Each staff member must participate in a minimum of two hours per month in-service training to maintain compliance with state regulations (EEC and DESE) and to further develop the skills necessary for continued employment and advancement.
    Hours: Flexible; 40 hours

    Position Summary:

    • The Recreation Coordinator provides appropriate role modeling in a therapeutic environment that promotes the physical, emotional and behavioral health of each student and assists them in developing adaptive life skills. The Recreation Coordinator provides formal planning, coordination and supervision for on and off-campus student recreational activities and maintains documentation of such in multiple forms. She/he works as a part of a collaborative, trauma-informed and family-centered therapeutic team and is expected to establish open communications and support among co-workers and supervisors. She/he is directly accountable to the Assistant Residential Director who provides supervision and training. The Recreation Coordinator is a non-exempt, hourly employee who at all times abides by the agency’s policies & procedures.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, health, human services, education, psychology or related field/specific skills in assisting residents with multiple disabilities plus (6) months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Obtain and maintain lifeguard certification
    • Obtain and maintain Pool Operator certification
    • Obtain and maintain certification as a Special Olympics coach
    • Maintain and actively participate in the swimming program
    • Coordinate all in-house recreational activities involving varying sized groups with emphasis on gymnasium activities during harsh weather and outdoor activities in other conditions
    • Develop and implement a plan to maximize use of our playgrounds, gym, tree house, sensory room and other on-grounds recreational facilities.
    • Explore, plan and coordinate community-based recreational opportunities
    • Maintain appropriately detailed logs and records for all recreational trips including vehicle travel log, student census, evaluations of activities including such elements as highlights, student participation and responses and augmentative and alternate ideas
    • Maintain a calendar of recreational events
    • Maintain an accurate inventory of all recreational equipment and arts and craft supplies
    • Coordinate all summer recreational schedules, including play schedule
    • Coordinate all religious services for residential students
    • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations
    • Coordinate, train, supervise and evaluate the Recreation Aides
    • Train and reinforce Residential Managers and Counselors in recreation theory and implementation strategies
    • Assist the Residential Manager to coordinate treatment goals with regard to the IEP process for the residents that you service

    Full-time: 2nd & 3rd shifts; Part-time: All shifts

    Description:

    We are actively seeking Residential Counselor’s for our Children program. This position provides supervision and care to our residents while providing a safe and secure living environment.

    Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and/or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred or experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled individuals
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and respectfully with individuals, other care providers, family, and community members
    • Flexibility to work varying hours to meet the needs of individuals
    • Physical ability to carry, lift, run, and bend as needed
    • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to speak, write, and read English as required for communication and documentation
    • Must obtain First Aid, CPR, CPI training/certification within 3 months of employment
    • Valid Driver's License; assumes responsibility for maintaining current license and safe driving record
    • Ability to pass a Criminal Records Check (CORI) and mandatory drug test

    Full-time: 2nd & 3rd shifts; Part-time: All shifts

    Description:

    The Residential Supporter provides direct care services in a manner that promotes development of independent and community living skills and an improved quality of life to adults living in residential homes.

    Qualifications:

    • Teaches and supports individuals in daily living skills such as personal care and hygiene and care of personal space and belongings, safety rules, community inclusion/activities, banking and budget management, cooking, shopping. Encourages individuals to utilize developing skills to the fullest extent possible.
    • Assists and supports in developing and implementing program activities.
    • Accompanies and transports individuals to medical, dental and psychiatric appointments or leisure activities via agency vehicle (wheelchair vans) or supporter car.
    • Assists in providing crisis assessment, prevention and needed intervention according to trained Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).
    • Demonstrated physical capacity to assist individuals with mobility impairments as needed.
    • Attend pool, with individuals, up to and including lifting and swimming as needed.

    Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and/or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred or experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled individuals.
    • Ability to pass an acceptable Criminal Records Check (CORI).
    • Must complete Medication Administration (MAP) training/certification within 3 months of hire date.
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals, other care providers, family and community members in a respectful manner.
    • Must be able to fluently read, write, and speak English for the safety of the individuals we serve due to the programs and health issues individualized for each person.
    • Must be able to lift heavy weight (up to 100 pounds) with assistance from another person or a mechanical device.
    • Must be able to bend, squat, and stand for long periods of time.
    • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
    Hours: Evening Shift; Full-Time; 40 Hours

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Nursing Supervisor functions in the absence of and as an assistant to the Director of Nursing in the coordination of care for our students in maintaining their health and wellbeing by following physicians’ orders, plans of care and appropriate policies, procedures and protocols. The Nursing Supervisor assesses children’s medical status routinely and as needed and directly supervises LPN’s, CNA’s, and MA’s providing medical care to students of Crystal Springs. The Nursing Supervisor must at all times, act in a professional manner and have the ability to multi-task.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts in good standing.
  • LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written English; and to read and comprehend work related documents which are almost exclusively written in English.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must hold a valid driver’s license for more than one year and be ready, willing and able to drive the Company’s wheelchair and/or mini-vans safely according to Massachusetts driving laws.
    • Each staff member must participate in a minimum of two hours per month in-service training to maintain compliance with state regulations (EEC and DESE) and to further develop the skills necessary for continued employment and advancement.
    Shift: 40 hours; primarily 2nd shift

    Position Summary:

      The Shift Supervisor provides appropriate role modeling in a therapeutic environment that promotes the physical, emotional and behavioral health of each student and assists them in developing adaptive life skills. The Shift Supervisor provides formal supervision and coordination of shifts with regard to activities and structure, documentation, monitoring and maintenance of environmental safety and staff performance and interactions. Shift Supervisors work as a part of a collaborative, trauma-informed and family-centered therapeutic team. He/she is expected to establish open communications and support among co-workers and is directly accountable to the House Manager who provides supervision and training. The Residential Shift Supervisor is a non-exempt, hourly employee who at all times abides by the agency’s policies & procedures.

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in social work, health, human services, education, psychology or related field plus 6 months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents plus 3 months supervisory experience in any field, or
      • Associates degree or 2 years of equivalent college experience plus 9 months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents plus 6 months of supervisory experience preferred in any field, or
      • High School diploma plus 18 months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents plus 6 months supervisory experience in any field preferred.
      • Must be at least 18 years old.
      • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

    Reports to: Director of Special Education/Lead Teacher

    Hours Worked: Full-Time; 40 Hours; Flexible

    Shift: Monday – Friday

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Massachusetts Special Needs Teaching Certification, Severe Special Needs preferred.

    Specific Duties:

      Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education and Lead Teacher, the Special Education Teacher will:

    • Develop, coordinate and participate in the implementation of the educational programs for all students in the areas of academics, fine and gross motor skills, language skills, behavioral/social development and activities of daily living (feeding, dressing, personal hygiene, toileting and domestic skills)
    • Monitor the overall educational progress of students in the class
    • Develop the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or assist with the development of an IHP for each student in the class
    • Submit all student-related paperwork, including: annual educational summary, annual IEP with goals and objectives, six month reviews, quarterly reports and lesson plan books and attendance roll books
    • Provide supervision and evaluation for classroom teacher aides
    • Provide training to teacher aides, including Curriculum Frameworks
    • Confer with support personnel (i.e., psychology, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, living unit, recreation and nursing personnel) in order to provide comprehensive service to each student in the class. Incorporate the goals and recommendations of support services with the daily educational programs
    Reports to: Special Education Teacher
    Hours Worked: Full-Time; 40 Hours
    Shift: Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 3:30 pm with an additional 7:00 am – 8:00 am Residential hour

    Specific Duties:

      Under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher, the Teacher Aide will:

    • Assist in providing students with all necessary educational and therapeutic services.
    • Develop an understanding of the Mass. Curriculum Frameworks.
    • Provide input to the Special Education Teacher regarding progress of students during evaluation periods, i.e., annual summaries, six month reviews, and quarterly reports.
    • Perform direct care of students during classroom time, i.e., eating, toileting and personal hygiene training.
    • Implement activities and provide direct care for students in residences on Teacher Planning Days.
    • Assist the Special Education Teacher with maintaining accurate and current student records.
    • Accompany students into the pool during rehab sessions.
    • Transport students to and from classes in the school vans.
    • Transport students in vans on community outings (Transport includes driving Crystal Springs regular and wheelchair vans).

     

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    Apply online today by clicking the link below.
    To apply on-line today click here or submit resume and cover letter indicating position applying for to:
    recruiting@nullcrystalspringsinc.org
    Employment Requirements
    Must be 18 years or older; High School Diploma or GED; qualifying background check and safe driving record.
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    Awards Programs
    Referral Bonus Award Program
    Sign-On Bonus Award Program

    Applications
    Paper applications are available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm in Human Resources, 38 Narrows Road, Assonet, MA
    Contact us at:
    recruiting@nullcrystalspringsinc.org or
    T: (508) 644-3101 x3759
    F: (508) 644-3658