Career Opportunities

New Hire Awards

Be the difference!

At Crystal Springs, we hire people seeking to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, people who are caring, compassionate, and wanting to make a difference. We believe a diverse workforce with a wide array of backgrounds, including ethnicity, race, gender and religion drives success at Crystal Springs. Apply today to see what kind of difference you can make!

New Hire Sign-On Bonus Award

$6000 Sign-On Bonus

  • LPN: Night Shifts (11:00 pm to 7:30 am) with Every Other Weekend

Crystal Springs is offering a $6000 sign-on bonus paid in two $3000 increments, the first on day 90 and an additional $3000 upon successfully completing 180 days of service for regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more. This offer does not apply to relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Bonuses are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours.

$1000 Sign-On Bonus

  • Shift Supervisors
  • Residential Program Directors

Crystal Springs is offering a $1000 sign-on bonus paid in two $500 increments, the first on day 90 and an additional $500 upon successfully completing one year of service for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more. This offer does not apply to relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Bonuses are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours.

$600 Sign-On Bonus

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • 3rd Shift Residential Direct Support Staff
  • 6 am to 9 am Residential Direct Support Staff

Crystal Springs is offering a $600 sign-on bonus paid in two $300 increments, the first on day 90 and an additional $300 upon successfully completing one year of service for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more. This offer does not apply to relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Bonuses are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours.

$400 Sign-On Bonus

  • 2nd Shift Residential Direct Support Staff

Crystal Springs is offering a $400 sign-on bonus paid in two $200 increments, the first on day 90 and an additional $200 upon successfully completing one year of service for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more. This offer does not apply to relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Bonuses are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours.


Referral Awards

Staff Refer a Friend, Get Rewarded

$1000 Employee Referral Award

  • LPN’s

Refer your friends to the many wonderful job opportunities at Crystal Springs and if we hire your candidate, we’ll award you! Crystal Springs is offering employees, who are in good standing, an award of $1000, for referrals for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more who are successfully hired and complete a 90-day period in good standing.

$500 Employee Referral Award

  • Shift Supervisors
  • Residential Program Directors

Refer your friends to the many wonderful job opportunities at Crystal Springs and if we hire your candidate, we’ll award you! Crystal Springs is offering employees, who are in good standing, an award of $500, for referrals for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more who are successfully hired and complete a 90-day period in good standing.

$300 Employee Referral Award

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • 3rd Shift Residential Direct Support Staff
  • 6 am to 9 am Residential Direct Support Staff
  • 2nd Shift Residential Support Staff

Refer your friends to the many wonderful job opportunities at Crystal Springs and if we hire your candidate, we’ll award you! Crystal Springs is offering employees, who are in good standing, an award of $300, for referrals for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more who are successfully hired and complete a 90-day period in good standing.

This offer does not apply to relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Referral Awards are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours. All referrals must be processed via Human Resources.

Employee Alumni (Former Employee) Referral Award

$1000 Former Employee Referral Award

  • LPN’s

Refer your friends to the many wonderful job opportunities at Crystal Springs and if we hire your candidate, we’ll award you! Crystal Springs is offering former employees, who left Crystal Springs in good standing, an award of $1000, for referrals for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more who are successfully hired and complete a 90-day period in good standing.

This offer does not apply for the referral of relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Referral Awards are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours. All referrals must be processed via Human Resources.

$500 Former Employee Referral Award

  • Shift Supervisors
  • Residential Program Directors

Refer your friends to the many wonderful job opportunities at Crystal Springs and if we hire your candidate, we’ll award you! Crystal Springs is offering former employees, who left Crystal Springs in good standing, an award of $500, for referrals for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more who are successfully hired and complete a 90-day period in good standing.

This offer does not apply for the referral of relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Referral Awards are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours. All referrals must be processed via Human Resources.

$300 Former Employee Referral Award

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • 3rd Shift Residential Direct Support Staff
  • 6 am to 9 am Residential Direct Support Staff
  • 2nd Shift Residential Support Staff

Refer your friends to the many wonderful job opportunities at Crystal Springs and if we hire your candidate, we’ll award you! Crystal Springs is offering former employees, who are left good standing, an award of $300, for referrals for certain regularly scheduled positions of twenty hours a week or more who are successfully hired and complete a 90-day period in good standing.

This offer does not apply for the referral of relief employees or regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. Referral Awards are prorated for regular schedules less than 40 hours. All referrals must be processed via Human Resources.

Administration

Department: Administration

Shift: 40 Hours; working 3rd Shift and every other weekend

Description of Duties:

This position is responsible for oversight of the care of the children and adults at Crystal Springs, Inc. in the absence of managerial and administrative staff. Provide on-campus supervision and monitoring of campus grounds, support and coordination as well as crisis management and quality assurance. Provide managers and administrators with comprehensive standard and crisis reporting and ensure that all areas of Crystal Springs, Inc. are responsive to needs of staff, individuals and families served. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance with policies, procedures, and regulations.

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.

Experience:

Experience as a supervisor required; valid driver’s license for at least 6 months with good driving record required.

Training/Special Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. The ability to effectively supervise and direct staff as well as make critical and thoughtful decisions is a priority. Must have strong initiative and be able to multi-task. Solid professional demeanor and role modeling competencies are very important. Must attend and participate in appropriate trainings and meetings to keep abreast of current information and necessary competencies.

Work Record:

Dependability and flexibility a must; attendance records should be excellent.

Adult Program

Reports to: Director; Adult Residential Services

Shift: 40 Hours

The Assistant Director of Adult Residential Services under the direction of the Director of Adult Residential Services provides appropriate management and role modeling in a therapeutic environment. He/she works as a part of a collaborative team establishing and maintaining effective communication and support among co-workers and with families.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, health, human services, education, psychology or related field plus (1) year of human service experience, particularly with adults plus (1) year of supervisory experience in any field, or
  • Associates degree or 2 years of equivalent college experience plus (3) years of human service experience, particularly with adults plus (2) years of supervisory experience in any field;
  • Positive appraisal of a two question writing sample (conducted during interview session)

Essential Functions:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Adult Residential Services, participate in the recruitment and hiring of Residential Counselors, Community Supporters, Lead Staff, Program Manager, and Assistant Program Manager and recommend competent and qualified personnel for authorized vacant positions.
  • Assist Director of Adult Residential Services in the training, monitoring and supervision of Residential Counselors, Community Supporters, Lead Staff, Program Manager, and Assistant Program Manager in a consistent and proactive fashion in order to sustain and/or improve job performance and in a manner which recognizes staff’s skills and achievements.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Adult Residential Services, responsible for the clear and effective implementation and monitoring of policies, procedures and protocols governing Residential care.
  • Assist Program Manager in planning, scheduling and conducting appropriate in-services for Residential Staff.
  • Maintain on-going, proactive assessment of the implementation of residential policies, procedures and protocols with particular emphasis on health and safety and assist the Director of Adult Residential Services in formulating corrective actions for any identified deficiencies.
  • Attend residential documentation audits and ensure that any identified deficiencies are corrected in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Attend Safety and Hygiene Committee meetings and audits and ensure that any identified deficits are corrected in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Consistently exercise responsibilities as a member of the residential management team, in such a way as to reinforce the philosophy of care and program protocols.
  • Understand and professionally represent the obligations, functions, programs, and services of the agency and their relation to staff, individuals and the community.
  • Abide by mandates regarding confidentiality and ethics as per federal, state and agency and policy procedures.
  • Consult with other departments in order to facilitate an environment of inter-departmental support, thus insuring that individuals’ medical, behavioral, and habilitation objectives are implemented within the residential setting.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Adult Residential Services, ensure the overall coordination and implementation of residential aspects of care and monitoring of the people we support (i.e., health and hygiene, habilitation and social/emotional wellbeing)
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Adult Residential Services, ensure the overall coordination and implementation of residential aspects of residential household management (i.e., meals, cleanliness and safety).
  • Ensure that overall program functions are in compliance with applicable regulatory, licensure and accreditation standards and that the program’s scope of service strives to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Participate in an alternating on-call rotation with the Director of Adult Residential Services and maintain phone and email availability during standard business hours to attend to varying needs of the people we support, staff, administration and other stakeholders.
  • Function as a support and resource to the Director of Adult Residential Services and all other Residential staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of Program Managers

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.

Shift: Full-Time; Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Department: Adult Residential

The individual in this position is responsible to provide transportation using the company van to support individuals on medical appointments, scheduled appointments (as needed), completes required documentation and notification of changes to individuals’ medical care as identified on appointments, to appropriate personnel. This position is full-time, working 8:00AM – 4:30PM.

Essential Functions:

  • Using company van, transport individuals to and from doctors’ appointments;
  • Promote a respectful and dignified living environment for all individuals at all times;
  • 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, shopping. Encourage individual to utilize developing skills to the fullest extent possible;
  • Assist and support in developing and implementing programmatic activities, which will foster the individual’s growth, skill development, and healthier life-style;
  • Assists 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);
  • Ability to go up and down stairs to assist individuals on multiple floors and physical capacity to assist individuals with mobility impairments as needed;
  • Ability to carry supplies, groceries, etc. as needed;
  • 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);
  • Assumes responsibility for keeping driver’s license current and maintains a safe driving record;
  • Ability to complete Medication Administration (MAP) training/certification within 3 months of employment;
  • Cooperates and participates in internal investigations;
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by supervising personnel.
  • Maintains programmatic documentation such as daily logs, behavioral data collection, data collection on individual goals/objectives, incident reports, seizure records, accident/injury logs, etc.;
  • Assists individuals with housekeeping tasks such as cleaning the bathrooms, kitchen, common areas, bedrooms, closets, etc.;
  • Performs other household maintenance and cleaning tasks which have been designated by shift responsibilities and as assigned by Administrative Coordinator to Director of Adult Residential Services, Director of Adult Residential Services, Residential Coordinators and Director of Adult Services to ensure a clean, safe living environment.;

Requirements for Position:

  • Valid Driver’s License, ability to meet Crystal Springs driver requirements and maintain a driving record with clean driving record;
  • CNA experience preferred
  • Experience with medical developmental disabilities
  • 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), Drug & TB screen;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals, other care providers, family and community members in a respectful manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team context;

Hours: 32 hours (1 open position); 35 hours (2 open positions)

Job Summary:

The Day Habilitation Aide will provide support to individuals in active treatment/teaching of Habilitative 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 care, 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.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and/or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred. Must have at least one year experience/specific skills in working with developmentally disabled individuals in a Habilitation/Vocational setting.
  • Valid Driver’s license for 6 months 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.
  • One year’s previous experience working with individuals with severe to profound developmental disabilities.

Work Record:

  • Consistent exemplary work performance, reliability, flexibility and excellent attendance. Previous and current work experience and job performance will be reviewed.

Hours: 35 hours; 8:30am - 4:00pm; Monday through Friday

Job Summary:

This position provides 1:1 support to individual 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).
  • Ability to attend pool with individuals.
  • Maintains and provides all required programmatic documentation such as daily logs, behavioral data collection, collection of data on individual goals/objectives, incident reports, seizure records, accident/injury logs.
  • Take proper and reasonable care of all individual and agency belongings.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by supervising personnel.
  • One year’s previous experience working with individuals with severe to profound developmental disabilities.
  • Accessing community daily with 1:1.

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.
  • Fluent English/Spanish.
  • 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.

Department: Adult Nursing

Job Summary:

The LPN/Nurse Case manager assists the Nursing department in the coordination of care for each individual in maintaining their health and well-being by following physicians’ orders, plans of care and appropriate policies, procedures and protocols. In addition to providing direct oversight to assigned individuals and staff, the LPN/Nurse Case Manager may be required to provide direct nursing care to individuals at CSI. Such care must be in accordance with current federal and state law and regulation, facility policies and procedures, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times for the individuals of Crystal Springs. The Licensed Practical Nurse must at all times, act in a professional manner and have the ability to multi-task.

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 review and interpret lab, x-ray and other evaluation reports and consults
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with 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 to 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 medically related treatments/doctor’s orders as well as personal care development and maintenance as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated understanding of client confidentiality regulations such as HIPPA and other 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 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 & Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight to assigned homes/individuals to include but not limited to: bimonthly in-home audits, medication and MAR reviews, teaching/training for staff
  • Complete monthly summaries to include head to toe skin assessments.
  • Administer medications when needed/required.
  • Provide physical assessment of individuals including vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight
  • Provide basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas when needed.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the individual’s team, parents/guardians, medical providers, DDS, and any other vendor/s involved in the individuals care
  • Complete require documentation in a timely manner and submit to appropriate parties.
  • Document and communicate all medical issues, appointments and interventions, etc.
  • Function as Primary Nurse for assigned caseload and ensure that all lab work, physicals, dental, audio and vision exams etc., are current and ensure that all follow-up appointments are completed as recommended on consultation forms
  • Review all appropriate tracking logs (BM, menses, etc.) and provide additional training/retraining when necessary.
  • Adhere by MAP regulations
  • Order medication from pharmacy as needed
  • Attend doctor’s appointments as needed
  • Prepare for and attend ISPs for assigned individuals
  • Provide G and J tube care as needed
  • Provide medically related assistance and training to staff as needed
  • Attend staff meetings as directed
  • Maintain current licensure, current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Maintain required certifications of the Adult Program.
  • Perform 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 may include accompanying residents to various appointments

Physical & Other Demands:

  • Ability to hear alarms, phones, and communications from adults and employees in short and long range
  • Ability to lift at least 100 pounds with another employee or lifting equipment
  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat and stand for long periods of time throughout 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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities

Competencies:

    • 1. Customer/Person-centered focused.

 

    • 2. Ethical Conduct.

 

    • 3. Leadership skills.

 

    • 4. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

 

    • 5. Thoroughness.

 

    6. Time Management/organization skills

Qualifications:

  • LPN, currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts and in good standing.

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.

Locations: Assonet

Program: Adult Residential

Position Level: Exempt

Job Summary:
The Program Director I will be responsible for providing administrative, clinical and programmatic operations of the adult residential programs supporting individual supervision, individuals, staff program development, coordination of care, and general maintenance and operations of a residence(s) for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Ensure the quality of support for the people supported with prominence on independence, self-determination, health and safety.
  • Promote a respectful and dignified living environment at all times for the people we support.
  • Maintain ongoing professional communication with supervisor and all stakeholders.
  • Meet with team on a routine basis to discuss program operations and the people supported.
  • Support the people we support in the development of their person-centered ISP and implement plans
  • Foster and maintain professional partnerships with all stakeholders through active communication
  • 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.
  • 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, lead staff 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
  • Coordinates and supervises daily residential and program activities to include supervision of staff and maintenance of residence(s).
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by Crystal Springs, Inc.

Staff Management and Development:

  • Ensure program coverage based on funding source standards. Coordinate staff coverage with the scheduler.
  • Act as advocate and role model for the people we support, staff and all other stakeholders
  • Interview and hire prospective employees in a timely manner.
  • Complete orientation documentation, monthly check-ins, and annual evaluation on all assigned program staff in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that your direct reports adhere to Crystal Springs’ policies and procedures.

Quality Management:

    • Ability to identify program needs and address them and seeking assistance as needed.
    • 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.
    • Ensures appropriate use of agency petty cash, gas cards, grocery/housekeeping funds and funds

belonging to the people we support

  • Complete score cards/audits to ensure ongoing compliance with funders’ standards.
  • Participate in internal and external reviews.
  • Ensure highest quality for safety and infection control procedures are followed.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse population of individuals, other care providers, family and community members.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management experience.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work as an effective change agent.
  • Professional documentation and communication skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve differences.
  • Ability to function under pressure in a fast-paced human service environment.
  • Ability to be flexible, open and responsive to ongoing industry changes.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate Crystal Springs' mission and strategic direction in a consistent and enthusiastic manner to departmental staff.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and obstacles and develop effective, creative solutions to pursue opportunities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of Assistant Program Director, Residential Supporters and Community Supporters of assigned programs
  • Directly responsible to and supervised by Assistant Director of Adult Residential Services
  • Assumes full responsibility over assigned programs in the absence of the Assistant Director of Adult Residential Services and Director of Adult Residential Services as assigned by the Director of Adult Services.

Competencies:

    • 1. Customer/Person-centered focused

 

    • 2. Ethical Conduct.

 

    • 3. Leadership skills

 

    • 4. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

 

    • 5. Effective Critical Thinking and communication skills

 

    6. Time Management/organization skills

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred or
  • Associate Degree and 3 years of experience working in a supervisory role caring for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • 5 years of experience working in a supervisory role caring for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

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.

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.
  • Provide 24 hour on-call on a rotating basis to ensure program oversight, staff coverage and access to various resources

Under the supervision of the Directors of Nursing for both Children’s and Adult Services, the Registered Dietitian consultant for both Adult and Children’s Services assesses the nutritional needs of the individuals served, develops and implements nutritional care plans, reviews semi-annual menu development, provides consultation and communicates information to appropriate parties.

Consultant is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in good standing who possesses the requisite skills, desire and availability to provide services to Crystal Springs, Inc.

The Registered Dietician Consultant will calculate appropriate nutrition regimes to meet specific individual and student needs (i.e., therapeutic diets, calorie sources, etc.). In addition the Consultant will act as a liaison to all medical, speech pathology and Occupational therapy staff concerning the students’ nutritional needs and appropriate care plans as well as ensure that all critical nutrition services meet requirements of all regulatory agencies.

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.

Children’s Program

Reports to: Director of Special Education

Hours Worked: 40 hours

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Physical Education or Adapted Physical Education or related field plus teacher licensure with the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

Essential Functions:

    The Adapted Physical Education (A.P.E.) Teacher is responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing, and coordinating the physical education lessons/programs for students as designated through their Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).
  • Working in conjunction with the Special Education Director and Special Education Teachers in order to ensure that the comprehensive needs of the students/individuals are met through an integrated approach.
  • Record keeping, annual/triennial evaluations, and classroom/residential consultation.
  • Maintaining and keeping accurate inventory of all equipment in the gym and pool.
  • Directly supervising all A.P.E. Aides.
  • Maintain Pool Operator Certification.
  • Maintain all pool maintenance, pool cleaning, chemical purchases, chemical checks.

Specific Duties:

  • Complete assessments/evaluations including goal and individualized fitness program development for each student
  • Perform individual and/or group adaptive physical education treatment sessions in accordance with the Curriculum Frameworks
  • Provide creative input for departmental growth and development to supervisor
  • Keep accurate records of each individual student’s progress
  • Oversee the pool area and aquatic sessions and consult with maintenance department as needed
  • Provide consultative service to the day program and/or residential staff
  • Provide inservice as needed
  • Recommend and obtain appropriate adaptive equipment
  • Supervise and provide direction for A.P.E. Aides as related to A.P.E. department; including overseeing and insuring proper training (behavior plans, Supportive and Protective Device Plan, etc.)
  • Provide training to the A.P.E. Aides, including the Curriculum Frameworks and MCAS testing
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary team meetings as requested
  • Attend and participate in departmental staff meetings
  • Meet EEC/DESE requirements for inservice including related total hours (24 hours per year)
  • Other duties as assigned
Reports to: Adapted Physical Education Specialist/Teacher
Hours: 35 hours per week; Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Essential Functions:

  • Implement individualized programs in accordance with the goals written by the A.P.E. Specialist;
  • Assist with transporting the students to and from treatment areas;
  • Assist the A.P.E. Specialist with implementing individual and group physical education programs (cardiovascular, gym, pool).

Specific Duties:

    Under the supervision of the Adapted Physical Education Specialist, the A.P.E. Aide will:

  • Assist the student in preparation for treatment and pool sessions including dressing, undressing, application or removal of braces, etc.;
  • Stay up-to-date with behavior plan and Supportive and Protective Device Plan changes;
  • Complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner by maintaining a consitent pace and constant level of productivity;
  • Communicate with supervisor and peers in a professional manner;
  • Provide creative input for departmental growth and development to A.P.E. Specialist;
  • Assist with orthopedic, orthotic, and wheelchair clinics, as needed;
  • Monitor and assist with positioning programs;
  • Provide monthly weighing of each student, document weights, and forward to nursing;
  • Must meet EEC/DESE requirements for inservice including related total hours (24 hours per year);
  • Attend and participate in departmental staff meetings;
  • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations;
  • 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;
  • Some duties performed in a rehabilitation pool.

Physical & 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 an active valid driver’s license for at least 6 months and be ready, willing and able to drive the Company’s wheelchair and/or mini vans safely according to Massachusetts driving laws;
    • Minimum of high school diploma or GED
    • Willing to become Lifeguard Certified, training will be provided
    • 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.
Location: Assonet
Department: Children’s Services – Residential
Reports to: Director of Residential Services

POSITION SUMMARY:

The House Manager I 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. He/she works as a part of a collaborative, trauma-informed and family-centered therapeutic team establishing open communication and support among co-workers and families. The team is comprised of clinical and non-clinical staff in the residential program. The House Manager I assists the House Manager III in providing on-site management in all assigned residential areas including monitoring, quality assurance, staff training and development, and scheduling of personnel. He/she also assures the safety and well-being of the children entrusted to the program and maintains a nurturing and supportive environment. He/she is responsible for assisting in the management of resources so as to maximize the quality of residential services and promote the growth and development of program staff. The House Manager I is directly accountable to their assigned House Manager III who provides supervision and training. Due to the nature of the workflow and level of responsibility, the House Manager I maintains a flexible schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Bachelor’s degree in social work, health, human services, education, psychology or related field plus (12) months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents plus (6) months of supervisory experience in any field, or
      • Associates degree or 2 years of equivalent college experience plus (18) months of human service experience, particularly with children and/or adolescents plus (6) months of supervisory experience in any field and
      • Positive appraisal of a two question writing sample (conducted during interview session)

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

      • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the agency’s mission, vision, values and goals through leadership
      • Demonstrated ability and commitment to function as a healthy & therapeutic role model maintaining personal and professional self-awareness
      • Demonstrated fairness, forethought and good judgment in decision making
      • Demonstrated understanding and adherence to the agency’s culture of care 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 good working relationships
      • Demonstrated effective utilization of verbal & physical crisis intervention techniques (CPI)
      • Demonstrated ability to model and reinforce skills in the program and out in the community while fostering student independence
      • Demonstrated understanding of general environmental & safety policies/procedures with a focus on PICA safety
      • Demonstrated understanding and ability to attend to all required documentation
      • Demonstrated ability to assist residents and supervise staff with regard to with personal care development and maintenance as appropriate
      • Demonstrated understanding of client confidentiality regulations and protocols (FERPA/HIPAA)
      • Demonstrated knowledge of computer skills
      • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional relationships with coworkers, students’ families and other stakeholders while remaining non-judgmental, objective and upholding appropriate boundaries
      • 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 budgetary management
      • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedure for reporting suspected child abuse & neglect
      • Demonstrated ability to understand conflict management and dispute resolution
      • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic issues
      • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in team building, management and human resources functions and protocols
      • Demonstrated ability to direct work flow of residence, day to day planning and scheduling
      • Demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to licensing regulations

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Responsibility for the overall supervision and care of the students; i.e. health and hygiene, education and social/emotional wellbeing
      • 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
      • Meet the requirements of daily tasks for 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
      • Manage the day-to-day operation of the house providing for an ensuring repairs, cleaning, scheduling staff and purchasing supplies. Manage all program expenses including but not limited to: petty cash, household, maintenance, program supplies and activity accounts
      • Interview applicants for available Residential direct care positions
      • Ensure that all parent, agency and state notifications are made as necessary and required
      • Implement both agency and individualized support practices utilizing appropriate techniques to monitor, assess and document situations and client status
      • 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 exercise responsibilities as a member of the residential management team, in such a way as to reinforce the philosophy of care and program protocols
      • 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
      • Consult with other departments in order to facilitate an environment of inter-departmental support, thus insuring that student medical, behavioral, educational and habilitation objectives are implemented within the residential setting
      • Develop and implement strategies and activities which foster greater independence, community involvement, and which augment services initiated in the educational and basic skills settings. Ensure students’ status is appropriately documented
      • Supervise and ensure staffs’ active engagement in day-to-day structured and unstructured recreational activities, educational groups, regular student house meetings and life skills development and maintenance
      • Supervise staff in proactive fashion to sustain or improve job performance and ensure recognition of staff’s achievements
      • Perform ongoing performance assessment, in-program coaching and modeling and complete annual employee performance reviews on a timely basis. Engage in self-evaluation to establish goals for professional development
      • Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings as required
      • Ensure that appropriate staff-to-client coverage for the program is scheduled and maintained in compliance with license/agency mandated staffing ratios
      • Develop and maintain positive and collaborative communications/relations with other supervisory and direct care staff, clients, families, state agency personnel, and other collaborative resources
      • Assist in obtaining and coordinating relevant assessment data, i.e. school records, assessment summaries, and other documents. Assist in all house audits
      • Participate as a team member in the implementation, monitoring and evaluating of program planning for the residents
      • Review systems and make any indicated program adjustments
      • Plan, organize and facilitate constructive and effective staff meetings and conduct consistently scheduled written supervisions with staff (or as needed)
      • Ensure that overall program functions are in compliance with applicable regulatory, licensure and accreditation standards and that the program’s scope of service strives to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of internal and external customers
      • Participate in the employment interview process for residential staff and shift supervisors and recommend competent and qualified personnel for authorized vacant positions
      • Provide disciplinary action as needed in a fair, objective and timely manner with an emphasis on positive staff development
      • 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
      • Function as a support and resource to the Residential Director, Assistant Residential Director and staff
      • Develop an understanding of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to facilitate students’ progress toward IEP goals
      • 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
      • 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 at least 6 months 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: Full-Time; Monday through Friday; 3:00pm – 11:00pm and every other weekend

Sign on bonus available (prorated based on the number of hours worked) up to $1000.00.

POSITION SUMMARY: The LPN will be working within the Children’s Services nursing department providing support to individuals with various medical needs. The LPN is responsible for implementing and monitoring an array of health care and other personal support services designed to enrich the lives of our students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

      • Administer medications and implement nursing treatment plans
      • Confer with physicians, dentists, and therapists as appropriate
      • Communicate with/provide necessary information on relevant health issues to parents, guardians, and applicable Agency staff
      • Respond to participant complaints of illness and recommend appropriate action
      • Confer with pharmacists regarding medications and their acquisitions as appropriate
      • Monitor general health status of participants, including hygiene issues and skin integrity
      • Administer minor first aid when necessary
      • Complete all health related documentation requirements
      • Other duties as required by the children’s nursing department

QUALIFICATIONS:

      • LPN, currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts
      • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
      • Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)

WORK RECORD:

      • Consistent exemplary work performance, reliability, flexibility and excellent attendance. Previous and current work experience and job performance will be reviewed.

Under the supervision of the Directors of Nursing for both Children’s and Adult Services, the Registered Dietitian consultant for both Adult and Children’s Services assesses the nutritional needs of the individuals served, develops and implements nutritional care plans, reviews semi-annual menu development, provides consultation and communicates information to appropriate parties.

Consultant is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in good standing who possesses the requisite skills, desire and availability to provide services to Crystal Springs, Inc.

The Registered Dietician Consultant will calculate appropriate nutrition regimes to meet specific individual and student needs (i.e., therapeutic diets, calorie sources, etc.). In addition the Consultant will act as a liaison to all medical, speech pathology and Occupational therapy staff concerning the students’ nutritional needs and appropriate care plans as well as ensure that all critical nutrition services meet requirements of all regulatory agencies.

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: Children’s Services; Residential

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.

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

      • Demonstrated ability and commitment to function as a healthy & therapeutic role model maintaining personal and professional self-awareness
      • Demonstrated fairness, forethought and good judgment in decision making.
      • Demonstrated 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.
      • Demonstrated effective utilization of verbal & physical crisis intervention techniques (CPI).
      • Demonstrated ability to model and reinforce skills in the program and out in the community while fostering independence.
      • Demonstrated understanding of general environmental & safety policies/procedures.
      • Demonstrated understanding and ability to attend to and complete all required documentation.
      • Demonstrated ability to assist residents with personal care development and maintenance as appropriate.
      • Demonstrated understanding of client confidentiality regulation and protocols (HIPAA).
      • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and follow through as well as supervise and motivate others.
      • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional relationships with co-workers, professionals, residents’ families, to remain non-judgmental, stay objective and uphold appropriate boundaries.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Responsible for the overall supervision and care of the students; i.e., health and hygiene, education and social/emotional wellbeing while on-shift.
      • 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.
      • Ensure the completion of requirements of daily tasks for 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 student briefs 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.
      • 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 other 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 mandatory in-service trainings as required by state licensing and/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.
      • 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;
      • 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.

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 the assigned student 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 the assigned student 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).

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 & 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.

Good Attendance is essential.

Reports to: Special Education Teacher

Hours/Shift: 40 Hours; Monday – Friday; 7:30 am - 4 pm

Qualifications: Associates degree or para-professional certification and experience/specific skills in dealing with multiply handicapped individuals; classrooms with medically involved students require a certification as a nurse’s aide.

Essential Functions:

      • Directly supervise teacher aides in the absence of Special Education Teacher
      • 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

Specific Duties:

      • Under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will:

      • 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
      • Transport students in vans on community outings (Transport includes driving Crystal Springs regular and wheelchair vans.)
      • Assist Special Education Teacher with lesson preparations
      • Ensure proper classroom management and lesson implementation in the absence of the Special Education Teacher
      • Accompany students into the pool during rehab sessions
      • Transport students to and from classes in the school vans
      • Complete paperwork/filing as assigned by the Special Education Teacher
      • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations
      • Other duties as assigned by supervisors

Good Attendance is essential. References and job performance in prior/present position will be reviewed. Each staff member must attend a minimum of 24 hours per year in-service training to maintain compliance with state regulations (EEC and DOE) and to further develop the skills necessary for continued employment and advancement.

Support Services

Department: Housekeeping

Hours: Monday - Friday; Part-Time; 6:00 am – 11:00 am

Job Summary:

We are actively seeking a dependable individual to fill our part-time Housekeeper position. The individual in this position must be capable of performing heavy cleaning tasks safely; possess skills in operating a variety of equipment and machinery used by the department as needed and understand and maintain standards of sanitary, hygienic practice.

Duties/Responsibilities:

      • Dust, wash and polish all furniture, windows and walls.
      • Clean and disinfect all bathroom areas daily and wash all tile and linoleum.
      • Vacuum, dry mop, wash floors and sweep outside carpet & vacuum entrances daily.
      • Distribute all paper supplies to living areas, classrooms and bathrooms.
      • Collect soiled linen and deliver clean linens to designated areas.
      • Remove trash and/or infectious waste in designated areas.
      • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations.

Requirements:

      • Read, write, speak and understand English.
      • Carry up to 30 lbs; bending, stooping and walking.
      • Current driver’s license. There is no public transportation to Crystal Springs. Employees are responsible to arrange for their own transportation and do so in a manner which allows them to arrive in time for their scheduled shift.
      • Meet EEC/DESE requirements for in-service hours.
      • Ability to pass a Criminal Records Check (CORI) and mandatory drug test.

Work Record:

Consistent, exemplary work performance, reliability, flexibility and excellent attendance. Previous and current work experience and job performance will be reviewed.

Available Position:

Hours:

        • Part-Time; 16 hours

Shift:

      • Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:00 am – 1:30 pm

Essential Functions:

      • Collect all soiled clothing and bedding from the living units up to 30 lbs.
      • Driver’s license
      • Ability to lift 30 – 50 pounds

Specific Duties:

      • Sort all soiled clothing and bedding according to color and type of fabric.
      • Appropriately pre-treat any extraordinary or stubborn stains.
      • Wash and dry all clothing and bedding.
      • Fold and sort by individual student and living unit.
      • Return clean clothing and bedding to the proper living unit, mend all torn clothing and bedding.
      • Care and maintenance of dryers and lint traps and clean and polish machinery.
      • Sweep laundry floor and empty trash.
      • Meet EEC/DESE requirement for in-services.
      • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations.

Requirements:

      • Ability to speak and read English (necessary for proper use of cleaning solvents and detergents as well as name recognition)
      • Ability to operate 30 and 50 pound capacity Hoyt and Unimax commercial washers
      • Ability to operate 30 – 50 pound Hoyt commercial dryers.
      • Laundry workers should also possess basic hand or machine sewing skills
Hours/Shift:
Full Time; Monday through Friday; 7:00 am to 3:30 pm; Flexibility required especially during snow events

Qualifications:
Must have demonstrated skill and previous experience in one or more specific areas: building trades, automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, small engines

Essential Functions:

      • Maintain all buildings (interior and exterior) in safe, serviceable condition.

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Worker shall perform such tasks as are necessary for the smooth functioning of the physical location. Such tasks include:

      • Monitor and perform routine checks of all electrical systems (lighting system); diagnose system malfunction and correct where possible;
      • Monitor and perform routine checks of all plumbing and heating systems (thermostats, boilers, air conditioning units, water heaters, mixing valves, refrigerator and freezer units); diagnose and correct problems where necessary and possible;
      • Perform repairs on all equipment not under warranty (i.e., vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, disposals, etc.);
      • Basic carpentry skills;
      • Painting (interior and exterior);
      • Snow removal;
      • Meet all requirements for inservices.
      • Cooperate and participate in internal investigations;
      • Any other duty as assigned by the Maintenance Manager, Facilities Director or CEO.

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, sometimes in extreme weather conditions;
      • Some duties performed in the building which houses our rehabilitation pool. The air temperature is approximately 90 degrees inside parts of the building.

Physical and other Demands:

      • Ability to hear the alarms, phones, and communications from children, adults and employees in short and long range;
      • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds 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 for long periods of time around the campus, approximately ½ hour at a time at least once a day;
      • Ability to train and and perform procedures surrounding CPR and First Aid for the safety of the residents and staff;
      • Ability to manage and handle stressful and emotionally charged interactions and situations.
      • Able to work with chemicals and different scents for extended periods of time (up to and including 8 hours a day); ie: paint, stain, gasoline, oil fumes, cleaning chemicals, etc.

Other Requirements:

      • Must hold a valid driver’s license for at least 6 months and be ready, willing and able to drive the Company’s vehicles safely according to Massachusetts driving laws.

 

Apply Today!

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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Company Benefits
For a complete list of company benefits click here.

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

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.