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

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 I
Hours: 20 hours; 11am – 3pm

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.
    • Transports, accompanies and supports individuals to and from home, medical, dental and psychiatric appointments and/or leisure activities.
    • 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.
We are actively seeking dependable/flexible individuals to fill our part-time Dietary Aid positions. These positions are 24 hours/week flexible days and/or weekends.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Set up all serving carts with sufficient, clean, sanitary dishes and flatware prior to meals.
  • Deliver prepared meals to resident houses.
  • Carefully and completely wash and degrease pots, pans, serving utensils and all working surfaces (food preparation surfaces; sinks) and serving carts.
  • Close down kitchen and lock up at end of shift.

Requirements:

  • Current valid driver’s license for at least 1 year and a clean driving record.
  • Exhibit and maintain high standards of personal cleanliness.
  • Carry up to 30 lbs; bending, stooping and walking.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Records Check (CORI) and mandatory drug test.

Reports to: Director of Adult Services

Job Summary:

    The Director of Shared Living/Placement Services reports directly to Director of Adult Services. Director of Shared Living/Placement Services provide vision, leadership and while coordinating all aspects of placement services. He or she provides oversight of the staff, families, services, and facilities, quality improvement, survey and certification, contract management, maintenance, and budget monitoring for all Placement Services. The Director of Shared Living/Placement Services develops new shared living and residential opportunities, as well as finds new referrals for existing day and residential programs. This is an exempt position.

    Essential Functions of Position:

  • Participate in Leadership, interagency and information sharing meetings.
  • Participate in advocacy group meetings to contribute to policy making efforts as the impact/improve services provided by Crystal Springs and the Adult Services Program.
  • Develops proposals for and implement new programs in cooperation with the Director of Adult Services.
  • Promotes and market placement services in the community and amongst other state agencies, etc.
  • Creating and presenting informative and educational workshops and trainings.
  • Oversee the development and monitoring of Shared Living Services along with any other placement services quality management program.
  • Oversee recruitment and screening of individuals wishing to become a shared living provider or any other placement options.
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Ensures compliance with all Crystal Springs’ policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure quality services.
  • Evaluates work performance of supervisees as specified by Crystal Springs personnel policies.
  • Monitors shared living arrangements and implement relevant supports.
  • Completes the qualification process for applicants and maintaining on going lists for qualified applicants.
  • Attending staff, DDS and transition meetings.
  • Oversees and supports all shared living providers, caregivers, and other placement services’ team to ensure certifications and trainings are up-to-date.
  • Mentors Shared Living Providers/Caregivers as needed.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of in-service trainings/orientation of all placement services supporters.
  • Develop management strategies and provide status reports of administrative responsibilities to the Adult Department.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • On-call responsibilities.
  • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations.
  • Able to speak, read and write English, which is necessary for the safety and well-being of the children and adults we serve.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Adult Services.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and supports all shared living providers, caregivers, and other placement services’ team through established supervision schedules and other mechanisms as needed.
  • Directly responsible to and supervised by the Director of Adult Services.

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social/behavioral sciences, business administration, or closely related field required.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Five years’ experience in the administration of programs serving adults with developmental disabilities in Shared Living or any other placement program or minimum ten years’ experience working directly in the field of developmental disabilities with progressive management or supervisory responsibilities in the administration of programs serving adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Recruitment experience and experience in developing and delivering trainings and workshops.
  • Familiarity with Department of Developmental Disabilities standards preferred
  • Knowledge of contractual arrangements and management
  • Experience with funding sources and health care services
  • Knowledge of human behavior dynamics
  • Prior experience with health care delivery and financing systems
  • Knowledge of clinical standards and outcomes
  • Understanding of the importance of obtaining consent, confidentiality, and individual privacy
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to maximize his/her interactions with clinical and administrative staff and decision-makers
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain high levels of trust and develop consensus over complex issues
  • Understanding of the dynamics of change management and sensitivity to an industry and an organization that is undergoing significant and dynamic change
  • Efficient computer skills and organizational planning are required

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.

Environmental Conditions:

    Duties are performed indoors and outdoors accompanying residents to various activities, events and appointments.Some duties performed in a rehabilitation pool.

Physical and other Demands:

  • Ability to hear the alarms, phones, and communications from children, adults and employees in short and long range.
  • Ability to judge distance, read road signs, and spends extended periods of time in front of a computer screen.
  • Ability to lift at least 100 pounds with another employee or lifting equipment more than twice during each shift.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, and stand for long periods of time throughout the shift (more than 15 minutes at a time, 8 or more times during the shift).
  • Ability to reach above the shoulders at least four times during a shift, often lifting an item of weight.
  • Ability to grasp, retrieve, pinch and hold small items frequently throughout the shift, at least once every ten minutes.
  • Ability to train and perform procedures surrounding CPR, First Aid, physical restraints and crisis intervention for the safety of the residents and staff.
  • Ability to manage and handle stressful and emotionally charged interactions and situations.

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.
32 hour flex position; working days, evenings and nights per the department's needs
Job Description: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing care to adults with complex medical needs. The LPN ensures the health and safety of the individuals we serve and provides professional oversight to residential staff in accordance with DDS guidelines.

Essential Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide routine direct nursing care such as administering meds, administering insulin, tracheostomy care, G-tube care, and assessment of individuals
  • Maintain clear communication, documentation, and shift reports
  • Conduct routine med audits including controlled substances
  • Write monthly nursing summaries for approximately 8 individuals
  • Assist in preparing monthly MARs
  • Provide staff trainings as needed
  • Provide support and instruction to residential staff and certified MAP staff as needed
  • Assume charge responsibility for the shift
  • Accurately follow through with physicians orders
  • Assist in providing nursing case management by working with residential managers and nurses to ensure up-to-date immunizations, consents, and appointments/Health Care Practitioner (HCP) visits, and care coordination
  • Attend monthly nurses meeting
  • Purge MAR books monthly and file reports
  • Maintain confidentiality and compliance with HIPPA

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
  • Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the MA Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written, and computer skills
  • BLS/ CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals, health care providers, and guardians and families in a respectful manner
32 hours 2nd shift; 32 hours 3rd shift and per diem
POSITION SUMMARY: The LPN functions as an active member of the Nursing department under the supervision of the Director of Nursing. The LPN assists 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 LPN must at all times, uphold nursing ethics and, present his/herself in a professional manner and have the ability to multi-task.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts in good standing

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform nursing medical assessments, effectively triage day-to-day emergencies, phone calls and/or other medically related situations that may arise
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with in-house physicians, outside specialists, funding agencies and parents/guardians as needed
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to attend to and complete all required documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to assist residents and supervise non-medical staff with regard to medically related treatments as well as personal care development and maintenance as appropriate
  • Demonstrated cooperative attitude and effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with others (students and their families, supervisors and other professionals) to nurture healthy and productive working relationships
  • Demonstrated professionalism and the ability to multitask
  • Demonstrated fairness, forethought and good judgment in decision making
  • Demonstrated understanding and adherence to the agency’s culture of care expectations and family-centered care and treatment philosophy and protocols
  • Demonstrated understanding of general environmental & safety policies/procedures with a particular focus on Pica safety
  • Demonstrated understanding of client confidentiality regulations and protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, set goals and follow through on tasks as well as motivating staff and fostering opportunities for teamwork
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedure for reporting suspected child abuse & neglect
  • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic issues
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to relevant laws, contractual obligations and licensing regulations

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide skilled nursing care for students including those who have complex medical conditions and specialized equipment (ex., g-tube, tracheostomy care)
  • Administer medications to students
  • Maintain an accurate narcotic count and possession of narcotic keys while on duty
  • Transcribe and note MD orders obtained on shift and follow them through as instructed
  • Function as Primary Nurse for specifically assigned caseload including: completion of monthly summaries, edits, chart audits and culling of charts as required; ensuring that all lab work, physicals, dental, audio, vision exams, etc. are up-to-date; and ensuring that all follow-up appointments are completed as recommended on consults
  • Provide and document communication with parents/guardians and all other indicated individuals and entities for all incidents of sick or injured residents, after medical appointments and medication clinics; visits to the ER as well as admissions to and discharges from the hospital; and admissions to and discharges from the Medical Services Building
  • Effectively communicate and assist the Medical Director and other consulting specialists on-site or via telephone and email
  • Assist CNA in executing treatments as needed
  • Assist in student medication review clinics as needed
  • Accompany transporters, CNA’s and other on appointments and other off-grounds events as necessary per supervisor
  • Complete log book and provide comprehensive nursing shift report to incoming nurse(s), CNA’s MA and other appropriate individuals
  • Document any status changes or other issues requiring medical intervention in individual student charts
  • Maintain the Medication room in a current and orderly fashion
  • While on-duty, secure coverage or cover shift in instances when another nurse is unable to work in order to ensure Campus nursing coverage
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Complete incident reports in a timely manner and make appropriate treatment decisions based on the incident
  • Order medication from pharmacy as scheduled and PRN
  • Supervise CNA and MA in the absence of a Nursing supervisor
  • Provide incidental and scheduled training to non-medical, direct care staff as needed on medical care and treatment issues and techniques
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend quarterly and IEP meetings, intake & discharge meetings as well as contingency and transition meetings as needed
  • Understand and professionally represent the obligations, functions, programs, and services of the agency and their relation to staff, students and the community
  • Abide by mandates regarding confidentiality and ethics as per federal, state and agency and policy procedures
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings as required

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

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Duties are performed indoors and outdoors accompanying residents to various activities, events and appointments

PHYSICAL AND OTHER DEMANDS:

  • Ability to hear alarms, phones, and communications from children, adults and employees in short and long range
  • Ability to lift at least 100 pounds with another employee or lifting equipment more than twice during each shift
  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat and stand for long periods of time throughout the shift (more than 15 minutes at a time, 8 or more times during the shift)
  • Ability to reach above the shoulders at least four times during a shift, often lifting an item of weight
  • Ability to grasp, retrieve, pinch and hold small items frequently throughout the shift, at least once every ten minutes
  • Ability to walk and run with or alongside the children when assisting them to and from the education/day programs, within the classrooms, during field trips, and within the residences constantly for periods of time exceeding a half an hour
  • Ability to train and perform procedures surrounding CPR, First Aid, physical restraints and crisis intervention for the safety of the residents and staff
  • Ability to manage and handle stressful and emotionally charged interactions and situations

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
  • Meet EEC/DESE/MADDS requirements for in-service training hours (24 hours-full time)
  • Maintain current licensure, current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations
Reports to: Director of Nursing
FSLA Status: Exempt

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.
  • COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

    • Demonstrated ability to perform nursing medical assessments, effectively triage day-to-day emergencies, phone calls and/or other medically related situations that may arise.
    • Demonstrated ability to review, analyze and make recommendations on relevant incident reports.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively review and interpret lab, x-ray and other evaluation reports and consults.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with in-house physicians, outside specialists, funding agencies and parents/guardians as needed.
    • Demonstrated professionalism and the ability to multitask.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the agency’s mission, vision, values and goals through leadership.
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to supervise others, communicate and otherwise function as a healthy & therapeutic role model.
    • Demonstrated fairness, forethought and good judgment in decision making.
    • Demonstrated understanding and adherence to the agency’s culture of care expectations and family-centered care and treatment philosophy and protocols.
    • Demonstrated cooperative attitude and effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with others (students and their families, supervisors and other professionals) to nurture healthy and productive working relationships.
    • Demonstrated understanding of general environmental & safety policies/procedures with a particular focus on Pica safety.
    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to attend to and complete all required documentation.
    • Demonstrated ability to assist residents and supervise staff with regard to with medically related treatments as well as personal care development and maintenance as appropriate.
    • Demonstrated understanding of client confidentiality regulations and protocols.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of computer skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, set goals and follow through on tasks as well as motivating staff and fostering opportunities for teamwork.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedure for reporting suspected child abuse & neglect.
    • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to relevant laws, contractual obligations and licensing regulations.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist the Director of Nursing with oversight and management of the Nursing department.
    • Function as a support and resource to the Director of Nursing and staff.
    • Forward any interdepartmental matters to the Director of Nursing.
    • Implement both agency and individualized support practices utilizing appropriate techniques to monitor, assess and document medically related situations and client status.
    • Review documentation by department staff to ensure compliance with state regulations and in accordance with best nursing practices.
    • Assist in ensuring that students’ physical, dental, audiology, ophthalmology exams and lab work are up-to-date.
    • Assist the Medical Director or other consulting specialists on-site or via telephone and email.
    • Responsible for completion of quarterly progress notes, admission treatment plans/IHCPs and other necessary documentation.
    • Attend quarterly and IEP meetings, intake & discharge meetings as well as contingency and transition meetings as needed.
    • Attend appointments/field trips with students as needed.
    • Conduct and assist other nurses with medication and treatment administration.
    • Function as a trainer to Crystal Springs’ employees (nursing and non-nursing staff) with departmentally relevant topics as needed during orientation and on-going staff development processes.
    • Assist with nursing schedule and payroll as needed.
    • Conduct monthly 1:1 Supervisions with assigned Nursing department staff.
    • Provide oversight and supervision of the Medical Services building staff as well as any children being treated or housed in the building in the absence of the Director of Nursing.
    • Participate in an on-call rotation and maintain phone and email availability during standard business hours to attend to varying needs of the client, staff administration and other stakeholders.
    • Understand and professionally represent the obligations, functions, programs, and services of the agency and their relation to staff, students and the community.
    • Abide by mandates regarding confidentiality and ethics as per federal, state and agency and policy procedures.
    • Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings as required.
    • Readily accept feedback from supervisors, colleagues, and staff and foster a safe environment for dialogue and disagreement.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    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.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

    • Duties are performed indoors and outdoors accompanying residents to various activities, events and appointments.

    PHYSICAL AND OTHER DEMANDS:

    • Ability to hear alarms, phones, and communications from children, adults and employees in short and long range.
    • Ability to lift at least 100 pounds with another employee or lifting equipment more than twice during each shift.
    • Ability to bend, kneel, squat and stand for long periods of time throughout the shift (more than 15 minutes at a time, 8 or more times during the shift).
    • Ability to reach above the shoulders at least four times during a shift, often lifting an item of weight.
    • Ability to grasp, retrieve, pinch and hold small items frequently throughout the shift, at least once every ten minutes.
    • Ability to assist the children in our rehabilitation pool, which is 4 feet deep and at least 90 degrees air and water temperature, at least twice per week for periods of an hour at a time.
    • Ability to walk and run with or alongside the children when assisting them to and from the education/day programs, within the classrooms, during field trips, and within the residences constantly for periods of time exceeding a half an hour.
    • Ability to train and perform procedures surrounding CPR, First Aid, physical restraints and crisis intervention for the safety of the residents and staff.
    • Ability to manage and handle stressful and emotionally charged interactions and situations.

    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.

    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

    Department/Location: 38 Narrows Road
    Shift: 40 hrs flexible
    Position Summary:
    The Residential Supervisor I provides support to the Residential Supervisor II in the day to day administration, program development and operations of a residence for adults with developmental disabilities.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Supervision of Residential Supporters.

    Essential Functions of Position:

    Under the direction of the Residential Supervisor II, Residential Coordinator, Director of Adult Residential Services and/or Director of Adult Services, the Residential Supervisor II will:

    • Promote a respectful and dignified living environment for all individuals at all times.
    • Assesses, 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, and monitoring effectiveness through data collection.
    • Provides support to individuals concerning daily personal and social issues.
    • Administers medications as established by MAP certification.
    • Accompanies individuals to medical, dental and psychiatric appointments or leisure activities via agency vehicle or staff car.
    • Provides advocacy for individuals, which includes contact with families, day program/vocational placements and other service providers.
    • Maintains a positive and professional relationship with the neighbors, community members, involved family members, colleagues and funding sources.
    • Assist in development, coordination and implementation of ISP goals and objectives and behavioral plans.
    • 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.
    • Identifies need for and arranges for attainment of additional support services.
    • Provide specialized training and instruction to individuals and coworkers (e.g. Human Rights Officer) on an assigned basis.
    • Provides coverage of assigned residence in the absence of Residential Supervisor II.
    • Resolves problems, runs meetings and assigns tasks.
    • Attend house, supporter and supervision meetings as required by Residential Supervisor II, Residential Coordinator, Director of Adult Residential Services and/or Director of Adult Services.
    • Facilitates agency’s financial and budgetary procedures including petty cash, individual’s petty cash.
    • Develops and monitors a programmatic schedule as needed.
    • Flexibility to work varying hours to meet needs of individuals (Mandatory Coverage is possible in the event that minimum staffing ratios are compromised.)
    • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned by the Residential Supervisor II, Residential Coordinator, Director of Adult Residential Services, and/or Director of Adult Services.

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or G.E.D. and one year experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled adults or Bachelor’s degree in related field or experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled adults.

    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.
    The Shift Supervisor provides formal supervision and coordination of shifts with regard to: activities and structure; documentation; milieu safety maintenance and monitoring and; staff performance in terms of job duties as well as interactions amongst themselves, students and parents. The Shift Supervisor provides appropriate role modeling in a therapeutic environment that promotes the physical, emotional and behavioral health of each resident and assists them in developing adaptive life skills. Shift Supervisor works as a part of a collaborative trauma-informed therapeutic team, establishing 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 + 6 months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents + supervisory experience in any field preferred, or
    • Associates degree or 2 years of equivalent college experience + 12 months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents + supervisory experience in any field preferred, or
    • High School diploma + 18 months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents + supervisory experience in any field preferred.
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

    Competencies/Skills:

      The Shift Supervisor is responsible for the overall supervision and care of the students; i.e., health and hygiene, education and social/emotional wellbeing while on shift. Ability and commitment to function as a healthy & therapeutic role model.

    • Fairness, forethought and good judgment in decision making.
    • Cooperative attitude and effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with others (students and their families, supervisors and other professionals) to foster good working relationships.
    • Effective utilization of verbal & physical crisis intervention techniques (CPI).
    • Ability to model and reinforce skills in the program and out in the community while fostering independence.
    • Understanding of general environmental & safety policies/procedures.
    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to attend to and complete all required documentation.
    • Ability to assist residents with personal care development and maintenance as appropriate.
    • Demonstrated understanding of client confidentiality regulation and protocols (HIPAA).
    • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and follow through as well as supervise and motivate others.
    • Ability to maintain professional relationships with co-workers, professionals, residents’ families, to remain non-judgmental, stay objective and uphold appropriate boundaries.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supervise the interactions and activities of staff and students and ensure active engagement in day-to-day structured and unstructured recreational activities. Assist with use of pool, gym, sensory room and other on-campus recreation activities.
    • Ensure that appropriate staffing ratios for his/her shift and incoming shift are maintained or coordinated as necessary to preserve compliance with state mandate staffing ratios. Assign break coverage on shift.
    • Meet the requirements of daily tasks of household management including, but not limited to: meal preparation, housekeeping (cleanliness and safety), shopping, monitoring of clients and their daily living activities and minimizing safety and risk issues in the physical environment.
    • Ensure that all necessary documentation is completed on shift, including but not limited to: Behavioral data; incident/observation reports; shift report; clinical books; treatment sheets; temperature logs; staff communication books; IEP skills; DCF service notes and; one-to-one sheets.
    • Ensure that all parent, agency and state notifications are made as necessary and required.
    • Implement both agency and individualized behavior support practices utilizing appropriate techniques to monitor, assess and document situations and client status.
    • Implement crisis intervention techniques in accordance with policy, procedure and agency training.
    • Communicate with the Program Supervisors regarding on-shift issues in the absence of the House Manager.
    • Assist and supervise staff and students in all areas of student self-care while fostering independence and respecting their dignity. Ensure that brief checks are completed and/or toileting programs are followed.
    • Ensure that active on-shift PICA sweeps are consistently being conducted and documented and that the environment remains safe for our residents.
    • Coordinate and ensure transportation of clients in a safe and secure manner following state and agency transportation policies.
    • Consistently act, as a member of the residential management team, in exercising responsibilities in such a way as to reinforce the residential philosophy and program protocols.
    • Maintain and enhance the continuity of service delivery across all shifts with regard to communication and support - Transfer relevant written and verbal program information to incoming staff (change of shift) as well as physically tour the house with on-coming staff.
    • Check ADL, paperwork and other supplies; communicate with the manager when ordering is needed.
    • Assist the House Manager with student house file audit readiness.
    • Develop and maintain positive and collaborative communications/relationships with other supervisory and direct care staff, clients, families, state and funding agency personnel and other collaborative resources.
    • Readily accept feedback from supervisors, colleagues, and staff and foster a safe environment for dialogue and disagreement.
    • Understand and professionally represent the obligations, functions, programs, and services of the Agency and their relation to staff, students and the community.
    • Abide by mandates regarding confidentiality and ethics as per federal, state and agency policy and procedures.
    • Attend all staff meetings, and in-service trainings as required. Attend mandatory trainings as required by state licensing or Crystal Springs.
    • Engage in self-evaluation to establish goals for professional development.
    • Develop an understanding of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to betters assist our students with IEP goals.
    • Function as a support and resource to the House Manager and staff.
    • Duties are performed indoors and outdoors accompanying residents to various activites, events and appointments.
    • Some duties performed in a rehabilitation pool.

    Physical and Other Demands:

    • Ability to hear alarms, phones, and communications from children, adults and employees in short and long range.
    • Ability to lift at least 100 pounds with another employee or lifting equipment more than twice during each shift.
    • Ability to bend, kneel, squat and stand for long periods of time throughout the shift (more than 15 minutes at a time, 8 or more times during the shift).
    • Ability to reach above the shoulders at least four times during a shift, often lifting an item of weight.
    • Ability to grasp, retrieve, pinch and hold small items frequently throughout the shift, at least once every ten minutes.
    • Ability to assist the children in our rehabilitation pool, which is 4 feet deep and at least 90 degrees air and water temperature, at least twice per week for periods of an hour at a time.
    • Ability to walk and run with or alongside the children when assisting them to and from the education/day programs, within the classrooms, during field trips, and within the residences constantly for periods of time exceeding a half an hour.
    • Ability to train and perform procedures surrounding CPR, First Aid, physical restraints and crisis intervention for the safety of the residents and staff.
    • Ability to manage and handle stressful and emotionally charged interactions and situations.

    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.
    Crystal Springs currently has an opportunity for a Special Education Teacher with Massachusetts Severe Special Needs Certification. This position reports to the Director of Special Education/Lead Teacher

    Essential Functions:

    • Developing, coordinating and participating 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)
    • Developing the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) for each student in the class
    • Providing supervision and evaluation of classroom teaching assistants, teacher aides and assigned float teacher aides

    Specific Duties:

    • Monitor the overall educational progress of students 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 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
    • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations

    Qualifications:

    • Massachusetts Special Needs Teaching Certification, Severe Special Needs or ability to obtain waiver.

    Each staff member must attend a minimum of 24 hours per year in-service training to maintain compliance with state regulations (EEC and DESE) and to further develop the skills necessary for continued employment and advancement.

    Reports to: Special Education Teacher

    Hours Worked: 35 hours

    Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Specific Duties:

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

    • Assist in providing assigned 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 assigned students during evaluation periods, i.e., annual summaries, six month reviews, and quarterly reports
    • Perform direct care of all assigned 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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    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
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