Massachusetts Career Opportunities

Feel good about where you work and what you do! The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc., (IPPI) is a non-profit human services agency making a meaningful difference in the lives of adults and children with autism and other disabilities. We provide residential programs, day support, special education, and employment services in partnership with families and in collaboration with public and private health, human service, education and other government agencies. IPPI provides evidence based treatment and employs the proven methods of ABA for treatment and teaching.

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant Director of Adult Services- CBDS: Join our team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals. Reporting to the Director of Adult Services, you will join a team of professionals, dedicated to helping people translate their goals into meaningful accomplishments. You will work closely with other departments including residential, clinical & training to ensure quality supports.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to:

  • Oversees the implementation and on-going progress monitoring of all regulatory practices and agency initiatives.
  • Oversees and directs the hiring process, on boarding, and scheduling of staff;
  • Provides development opportunities, supervision, instruction and guidance to direct reports on matters concerning the supervision of their staff, including the role of delegation in effective team development;
  • Analyzes policies, practices and procedures in order to identify and recommend actions designed to improve service delivery;
  • Responsible for the development of Community Based Day Supports to ensure that the needs of supported individuals are met;

We look for the following experience:

  • Masters Degree in Human Services or Related field strongly preferred.
  • Five years experience in human services program administration, such as overseeing and directing development, implementation and evaluation of human services programs and services; experience in interpreting and applying rules, guidelines, standards, policies and procedures; supervisory experience including planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching and developing staff.

Some of what we provide when you join our team:

  • Outstanding medical, dental, and vision benefit package
  • Company paid short and long-term disability plans
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate company match
  • Generous paid time off program including PTO and 11.5 paid holidays
  • Company paid continuing education programs

To Apply: If you want to have a meaningful and lasting impact on a person’s life, in a professional work environment that provides the tools for success, please apply online by clicking the button below.

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Direct Support Professionals (DSP): Make a difference, change a life! Seeking Direct Support Professionals to join our team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals. Reporting to the shift supervisor, you will join a team of professionals, dedicated to helping people translate their goals into meaningful accomplishments.

 The Institute of Professional Practice, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a non-profit human services organization serving people with autism and other developmental disabilities. We provide state of the art community-based residential and day treatment programs for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Our approach to services begins with a commitment to the individual. Our values reflect our respect and compassion for people with special needs. Our mission is to offer superior supports that grow out of evidence-based treatment.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to:

  • Support individuals in daily activities which include household chores, meal preparation, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, individuals chosen inclusionary and community activities, and money management;
  • Assist the individuals he/she supports in achieving their personal goals;
  • Advocate and act as case manager for supported individuals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License

Benefits: Some of the benefits we provide when you join our team include an outstanding medical, dental, and vision benefit package,  company paid short and long-term disability plans, 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate company match, generous paid time off program including PTO and 11.5 paid holidays, company paid continuing education programs.

To Apply:  If you want to have a meaningful and lasting impact on a person’s life, in a professional work environment that provides the tools for success, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@ippi.org or Apply Online by clicking the button below.

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Blend Passion with Purpose - Become a Shared Living Provider: Share your home, teach skills and enhance a life, the rewards are many. Great care and consideration is given to creating a therapeutic match between an individual who has significant developmental/intellectual/medical disabilities and the Shared Living Provider.

  • The gratification of helping someone with disabilities maximize their potential
  • Generous monthly tax-free stipend
  • The experience of developing a relationship through shared focus

At the Institute of Professional Practice, great care and consideration is given to creating a therapeutic match between an individual who has significant developmental/intellectual/medical disabilities and the Shared Living Provider. Family styles, philosophies, composition, and common interests, are some of the factors that influence IPPI’s matching process. You can learn more about Shared Living Arrangements by visiting the web page: www.ippi.org/ma-shared-living

IPPI welcomes applicants from single adults as well as families. At this time, we have specific needs for male candidates without children.

If you are a caring person, family or couple, who have the desire to create opportunities for an individual to learn new skills and enjoy new experiences, this experience will not disappoint

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Flexible schedule
  • Satisfactory CORI and reference check
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Active in the Community
  • Preferably with a Medical Background and can deal with individuals with diverse medical needs

Experience in supporting adults with developmental disabilities is preferred but not required.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to careers@ippi.org or Apply Online by clicking the button below.

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Shift Supervisor (Day or Residential): The Shift Supervisor is responsible for leading program staff through supervision and by example during his/her assigned shift. He/she coordinates schedules, assigns responsibilities, monitors activities, and ensures that program staff on shift completes their responsibilities and comply with all agency policies, procedures and work rules.

 Shift supervisors are also part of the staff to individual ratio and as such are responsible for providing direct support to individuals.
Responsibilities:

  • Supervises day-to-day operation of the shift, including but not limited to, data collection, ISP goals, community inclusion activities, aids to daily living, dispensation of medications, implementation of behavior plans, call outs, and completion of shift documentation;
  • Ensures a clean, healthy, and safe environment;
  • Assumes Program Manager’s responsibilities when Program Manager is absent;
  • Coordinates and conducts staff meetings in absence of Program Manager;
  • Advocates and establishes rapport with persons served their families, co-workers, and service providers.
  • Coordinates ongoing medical, dental, psychiatric services as needed or directed by Program Manager;
  • Develops and implements teaching plans;
  • Attends quarterly clinical case review meetings;
  • Consistently implements behavioral treatment plans, communication supports plans, augmented communication systems and related tasks (i.e. data collection, summarization) and ensures the integrity of their implementation by program staff;
  • Manages crises utilizing Behavior Plans and CPI principles;
  • Ensures that direct reports holding case management responsibilities execute those responsibilities effectively and therapeutically;
  • Provides on shift supervision for up to three instructors;
  • Meets with each instructor monthly to provide feedback and coaching;
  • Under program manager’s direction, implements progressive discipline as appropriate;
  • Under program manager’s direction, writes annual performance evaluations;
  • Performs direct care responsibilities;
  • Physically escorts/restrains individuals during emergency situations or behavioral episodes;
  • Physically assists individuals in bathing and personal hygiene tasks which may include lifts and supports to individuals with body weights in excess of 150 pounds;
  • Educate and assist individuals with finances, banking, receipts, purchasing and maintaining records;
  • Prepares weekly menus in compliance with 509 C nutritional guidelines and dietary orders/needs of the individuals.
  • Ensures compliance with all agency policies, procedures and work rules;
  • Under direction of the on-call manager, appropriately utilizes on-call and internal notification grid in a timely manner.

Education/Credentials/Experience: High school diploma required; Degree in Human Services, Psychology, or related field strongly preferred. At least one year of experience in the field; prior supervisory experience preferred. Must be CPR/FA, MAP, Epi-pen and CPI certified. Experience with Autism and behavioral challenges required.

Benefits/Compensation: The qualified candidate can expect to receive a competitive wage with a comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, and vision coverage; company paid short and long term disability; company paid life insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan; tuition assistance; 11 ½ paid holidays, paid sick, vacation time.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to careers@ippi.org or Apply Online by clicking the button below.

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