Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

Career Opportunities

Consider Greater Waltham Arc for employment opportunities in the field of disabilities!

We are committed to hiring superior employees to deliver services to our adult participants in day and employment programs as well as recreational services to all ages. Now in our 61st year as a provider of quality services, our emphasis on staff development includes onsite and offsite trainings as needed in a range of topics such as supervisory skills, communication skills, geriatric/Alzheimer's trainings, sign language and human rights, to name a few. Additionally, employees may access our Tuition Reimbursement benefit after six months of employment at GWArc.

Located at two sites in Waltham, MA, we offer competitive salaries and excellent training to our employees. Benefits, based upon a forty hour work week, include vacation, personal and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, section 125 plan, flexible spending, 403B Tax Sheltered Annuity, and pension plan. AA/EOE

Please email cover letter and resume to
gwarc@gwarc.org or mail to Personnel, GWArc, 56 Chestnut St., Waltham, MA 02453.


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Job Title:
Director of Programs
Job Category:
Management
Responsibilities:
Join our team and make a difference in services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc) seeks a Director of Programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise four programs: Day Hab, Employment, Recreation and Adult Family Care
  • Support the CEO in a new Strategic Plan and agency re-branding
  • Oversee mandated certification in both agency locations
  • Participate in preparation for DDS Survey & Certification and CARF
Qualifications:
Relevant Master's degree preferred. BS degree and significant management and supervisory experience required.
Additional Info:
This is a high level senior management position requiring excellent organizational and management skills. Commitment and experience with the I/DD population is a must.
Salary Range:
Based on Qualifications
Job Title:
Director of Day Habilitation
Job Category:
Day Habilitation
Job Location:
56 Chestnut Street
Responsibilities:
Join our team and make a difference for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. GWArc is seeking a full time Director of Day Habilitation for our Waltham location. Responsible for the daily oversight of adults with moderate to severe challenges, the ideal candidate has experience with MassHealth regulations and documentation as well as superb supervisory experience. Programming for this population includes improvement of day activities lead by staff and organizing and integrating music, canine, art, behaviorist and other specialists as well as significant university volunteer involvement.
Qualifications:
Master's Degree preferred or Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of progressive responsibility in a Day Hab program. Excellent organizational, communication, management and team building skills required. Experience with DDS Survey & Certification and CARF requirements is necessary. Sign language skills a plus.
Additional Info:
Other Qualifications: Car and valid driver's license, computer literacy and ability to work an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day, plus occasional early evening meetings.
Salary Range:
$50,000+ depending on qualifications
Job Title:
Assistant Director of Employment & Community Based Services
Job Category:
Employment & CBDS Program
Responsibilities:
Join our team and help us continue our mission!

Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc) seeks an Assistant Director of the ECB Program to support the program director in implementing the agency's new strategic plan and annual operations. S/he will maintain oversight of Group Supported Employment (in four local area universities) including liaison to those schools' staffs and GWArc employees in already established food service and maintenance sites. S/he is responsible for coordinating staffing at the sites, including direct coverage if needed. Outreach to area businesses seeking appropriate work sites and develops and maintains ongoing positive relationships with host companies and funding sources (Dept. of Developmental Disabilities and Mass Rehab Commission). The position includes assistance to the GWArc participants in work readiness and may include training and oversight in new employment positions as well as travel training. GWArc promotes independence, participant choice and community inclusion for those we support.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in related field and 3-5 years in managerial responsibilities and community employment services to the i/dd population. Supervision experience required. Excellent organizational, communication and coordination skills. Ability to effectively develop relationships with a wide range of employers and with person with challenges.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to multi task and to prepare and update reports on computer. Driver's license and car. Experience in customer relations required. Commitment to GWArc's mission & goals especially the concept of community inclusion, consumer choice and self-determination. Computer literate. Professional appearance and presentation a must.
Additional Info:
WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hrs. Flexible schedule includes some evening hours.
Salary Range:
Low 40s depending on education and experience
Job Title:
Group Supported Employment Site Supervisor
Job Category:
Employment & CBDS Program
Responsibilities:
The Group Supported Employment (GSE) Site Supervisor is responsible for daily oversight of employees with intellectual/developmental disabilities at a local university. Working in either Food Service or Buildings & Grounds locations, the Site Supervisor ensures that participants are completing specific entry level tasks in a safe and timely way. The Site Supervisor is liaison to the dining or maintenance manager to create a successful experience for the individuals while fulfilling the needs of the school. Position also includes some case management paperwork and attendance at participant meetings. The Site Supervisor may at times have to assist GWArc participants with hands-on kitchen or cleaning tasks, depending on participant attendance and the work load.

Join our staff and help us support community employment.
Qualifications:
BA/BS degree or High School diploma and 2 year of related experience with I/DD population or vocational services. Good writing skills, computer literate, strong organizational and communication skills. Driver's license and car.
Additional Info:
Work Schedule: Hours are non-negotiable - 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. promptly with occasional later afternoon training meetings. Reliable transportation required.


Salary Range:
Low $30s depending on education and experience
Job Title:
Developmental Disabilities Assistant
Job Category:
Day Habilitation
Job Location:
56 Chestnut Street
Responsibilities:
The Developmental Disabilities Assistant assists participant(s) to participate and benefit from Day Habilitation activities through the implementation of Program routines, and other daily scheduled program activities; enhances participants' independence, dignity and safety by assisting participant(s) in personal and self care activities and during transitions to and from program activities. The Developmental Disabilities Assistant is expected to perform job duties consistent with GWArc policies and procedures and participant individualized plans and interventions.
Qualifications:
Associates Degree and 1-2 years of paid or unpaid experience working with people with disabilities or in a care giving/teaching role or H.S./GED with 3-5 years related experience.

Other Qualifications: Functional capability to lift, transfer, pivot and bear participant(s) weight in a safe manner. Able to work effectively within a variety of settings. Commitment to community inclusion and upholding the dignity of people with disabilities. Flexible and able to respond to a variety of requests.
Additional Info:
Work Schedule: Variable
Salary Range:
$24,000-$26,000
Job Title:
Recreation Assistant
Job Category:
Recreation
Responsibilities:
Seeking reliable, mature, energetic individual to assist with GWArc agency and community recreational activities for adults and children with disabilities. Flex hours weekly mid-afternoon, evenings and occasional weekends. Will provide programmatic training and CPR/First Aid training as necessary.
Qualifications:
Car and license necessary. Some experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
Additional Info:
Flex hours weekly mid-afternoon, evenings and occasional weekends.
Salary Range:
Based on qualifications and experience
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