Direct Support Professionals Make a Real Difference! 

IPPI is a private, non-profit human service and educational organization serving people with autism and other developmental disabilities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maryland.

Our mission is to build strong communities by empowering individuals.  We offer supports that grow out of evidence-based treatment, emphasizing the proven methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) delivered by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). We help people translate their goals into meaningful accomplishments and satisfying lives in the community.  

We are committed to hiring compassionate, caring individuals to work with those we support.

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

Project Director - Greater Manchester area: To oversee support to individuals currently served and lead the development of new programs. The Project Director supports and supervises a high-quality workforce of managers and direct support professionals who work well together and adhere to our philosophy, “individual lives, individual solutions.” The Project Director will plan for and secure the healthy future of the region, through both internal administrative and clinical management functions, and relations with external stakeholders.

The Project Director will work collaboratively with area agencies, other funders, and the entire IPPI-NH team to ensure high-quality performance and long term success of the entire NH organization. This position will report to the New Hampshire State Director and will be exempt, full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Excellent benefits and competitive salary based on experience.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:  

  • Leads program managers and others, supporting their supervisory and administrative functions 
  • Oversees all operational/administrative functions for the project 
  • Possesses and utilizes clinical knowledge in the development and implementation of successful programs for individuals. 
  • Creates a positive team environment. 
  • Maintains effective communication and strong relationships with key individuals and organizations. 
  • Prepares budgets and monitors financial performance, in conjunction with the State Director. 
  • Participates in state-wide Senior Management Team. 

Qualifications and Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree and 3 years’ experience in a management position, or, bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in a management position. 

A successful candidate will have a personal vehicle, proof of 100,000/300,000 liability auto insurance, and a safe driving record. Candidates must have a clean BEAS, criminal, and driving record in order to attain employment with IPPI. A background check will be required for successful candidates seeking employment. 

Benefits include: 

  • medical (includes vision) 
  • dental 
  • 11 ½ paid holidays 
  • paid personal leave 
  • paid sick days 
  • 403(b) retirement plan 
  • tuition reimbursement 
  • mileage reimbursement 

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Program Coordinator - Manchester NH area: position, Monday-Friday 40/hr a week at $17/hr (may occasionally require some weekend and night availability/flexibility). Program Coordinators will oversee the coordination and management of community-based day supports and residential supports for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The primary mission of the Program Coordinator is to oversee and ensure the quality and comprehensiveness of services for the individuals we serve. This requires that the Program Coordinator knows the individual and understands his/her needs, strengths and preferences.  The Program Coordinator understands the “big picture” of all IPPI needs to do to fulfill its obligations, works with IPPI staff and home providers to carry out the agency’s responsibilities.  The Program Coordinator collaborates with the area agencies, state agencies, family members, guardians, medical and mental health providers and others in the community to make sure individuals are safe, their particular needs are met and their lives are as rich and fulfilling as possible.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Maintains strong, respectful relationships with the individuals in his/her caseload.
  • Schedules, trains, and supervises Direct Support Professionals effectively.
  • Knows the Developmental Disabilities system well and interacts effectively within it.
  • Understands the various roles of IPPI staff and works collaboratively.
  • Demonstrates excellent planning skills. Prepares well for the individualized service plan (ISP) meetings.
  • Has good, reliable follow through skills. Helps staff and providers implement the ISP.
  • Oversees the quality of residential, day, and staffed program services.
  • Oversees implementation of clinical services. Responds to significant incidents.
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in the developmental disabilities system preferred.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with technology.

A successful candidate will have a personal vehicle, proof of 100,000/300,000 and liability auto insurance, and a safe driving record. Candidates must have a clean BEAS and a clean criminal record in order to attain employment with IPPI. A background check will be required for successful candidates seeking employment.

Each position comes with a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • medical (includes vision)
  • dental
  • 11 ½ paid holidays
  • paid personal leave
  • paid sick days
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • tuition reimbursement
  • mileage reimbursement

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Nurse - Greater Manchester, NH area: currently accepting applications for a 30 hr./wk. Nurse position in the Greater Manchester area. Responsibilities include overseeing the quality of health and nursing care for individuals with developmental disabilities; quality assurance with regard to state regulations and IPPI’s policy and procedures; training and educating others on health-related matters; and ongoing consultation.

Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. RN License required.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Complete clinical assessments and review individual health records
  • Conduct Quality Assurance reviews
  • Train and support staff and home providers in medication administration
  • Provide clinical consultation to teams to support health of individuals served
  • Assist in maintenance of program certifications
  • Prepare reports on medication administration outcomes
  • Participate in statewide management and policy-making committees
  • Serve as a change agent and leader
  • Seek continuous improvement in the nurse trainer role
  • Monday-Friday 30 hours a week with occasional night and weekend support at $28.00-$30.00/HR dependent on experience.

Required Experience:

  • Must-Have Registered Nursing License.
  • Must be able to qualify to be a nurse trainer for the state of NH.
  • Applicant must have worked as a licensed nurse two of the past five years.
  • Must be willing and able to utilize electronic medical records for all documentation

Benefits package includes:

  • medical (includes vision) with low deductible
  • dental
  • 11 ½ paid holidays
  • paid sick days
  • paid personal days
  • tuition reimbursement
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • mileage reimbursement

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Substitute/Respite Staff - Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) - Merrimack, Stratham, Concord, NH: Seeking talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve. We support individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and special needs, as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth, and opportunities in their communities.

Looking for flexibility? – Customize your hours around your schedule. Perfect for students, mothers, and those seeking a part-time or second job.

Looking to make a real difference? – A great opportunity to truly make a difference in the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Compassion, respect, and dependability are highly valued at IPPI. 

You will provide support for your individuals in both in residential and community-based settings. You will build a relationship with them on a personal level as you assist in implementing their plans, goals, and objectives.

Requirements: The ideal candidates for this position are patient, compassionate and nurturing. They have a calming demeanor in times of stress and tend to handle difficult situations with ease. 

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Support an adult with developmental disabilities
  • Ensure health, safety, community integration, and quality of life
  • Teach and assist with everyday living skills
  • Support community activities, including paid employment and volunteer opportunities,
  • Help develop and maintain relationships.
  • Write daily/monthly programmatic documentation as required
  • Work with the person, their family, and others who support them
  • Be willing and able to lift and transfer up to 75 lbs
  • Be willing and able to assist with personal care and hygiene if needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience in the developmental disabilities system preferred, but not required. Candidates who are passionate about working with individuals with developmental disabilities and have equivalent education or desire to gain experience in the field will also be considered.
  • At least moderate computer skills and experience with electronics.

A successful candidate will have a personal vehicle, proof of 100,000/300,000 liability auto insurance, and a safe driving record. Candidates must have a clean BEAS, criminal, and driving record in order to attain employment with IPPI. A background check will be required for successful candidates seeking employment.

Compensation:

  • Respite (Per Diem) Schedule
  • Paid Mileage
  • Wage depends on position/program

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ABA Direct Therapist - Make a difference in the life of a child with Autism: Organized, energetic, upbeat individuals needed in Southern New Hampshire to provide direct therapy to children and teens using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

 Previous experience with children with disabilities or ABA required. College degree in a related field preferred. Training provided, and must be available between 3:00pm and 7:00pm Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday (potential for daytime hours as well). $15-$18/hr. based on experience. Training includes 40 hours of video based training to become a registered therapist and 1:1 training with a BCBA. Please contact Rachel Shannon at 603.224.8085 Ext. 1801 or rshannon@ippi.org or apply online by clicking the button below.

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Home Care Provider HCP Multiple Locations - Southern NH: We are looking to contract with several HCPs in Southern New Hampshire. We are looking for individuals, couples, or families, who want to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

The services we provide are uniquely tailored to each individual we serve, and align with our motto, “Individual Lives, Individual Solutions.” HCPs share their homes with an individual who needs assistance in daily activities and participating in community life. Monthly contract payment is tax-free and comparable to a professional salary. Experience in developmental disabilities preferred, but willing to train. Ongoing training will be offered to all HCPs.
Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Assist, instruct and increase independence in everyday living skills which include, household chores, meal preparation, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, individual’s chosen inclusionary and community activities, money management, and self-control.
  • Monitor individuals for changes in general health, appearance, behavior and patterns of activities; notify IPPI management and medical professionals of any changes.
  • Support individuals with daily personal care and hygiene tasks, including assisting with toileting, shaving, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, hair care, and dressing appropriately.
  • Teach the individuals their goals/programs as designated in the Individual Service Agreement (ISA); and collect data and tabulate as required.
  • Recognize and respond to all emergencies, implement existing protocols and emergency procedures as needed including but not limited to behavioral, fire, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Enter data as needed in our electronic records system.
  • Comply with all laws and regulation pertaining to adult foster care and provisions of NH Medicaid funded services.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Experience in the developmental disabilities system preferred, but not required. HCPs who are passionate about working with individuals with developmental disabilities and have equivalent education or desire to gain experience in the field will also be considered.
  • At least moderate computer skills.

A successful candidate will have a personal vehicle, proof of 100,000/300,000 liability auto insurance, and a safe driving record. Candidates must have a clean BEAS, criminal, and driving record in order to contract with IPPI. A background check will be required.

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Direct Support Professionals (DSP): We are looking to hire several DSPs in our Concord, Merrimack, and Stratham offices. Successful candidates for these positions include individuals who desire a position with the potential to make a difference in the lives of the people we support.

These positions will report to their respective Program Coordinator, and will be 30 hours per week, some part time positions also available. Starting compensation begins at $11.00-$16.00/hour with the potential for incremental increase. Client specific and continuous trainings will be offered for job development.
Each position comes with a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • medical (includes vision)
  • dental
  • 11 ½ paid holidays
  • paid personal leave
  • paid sick days
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free college education through College for America SNHU
  • tuition reimbursement
  • mileage reimbursement

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • The DSP supports adults with developmental physical challenges and ensures the health, safety, community integration, and quality of life of the individuals they support and to assist them in becoming as independent as possible.
  • Teach and assist with everyday living skills, support individuals with community activities including paid employment and volunteer opportunities, facilitate community relationships.
  • Provide written documentation and progress notes as necessary.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the client, client’s guardian and family, and others who support the individual.

Minimum Requirement

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience in the developmental disabilities system preferred, but not required. Candidates who are passionate about working with individuals with developmental disabilities and have equivalent education or desire to gain experience in the field will also be considered.
  • At least moderate computer skills and experience with electronics.

A successful candidate will have a personal vehicle, proof of 100,000/300,000 liability auto insurance, and a safe driving record. Candidates must have a clean BEAS, criminal, and driving record in order to attain employment with IPPI. A background check will be required for successful candidates seeking employment.

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