The Recreational Education Center, LLC is a recreational facility that recently opened in Peabody, MA. The center is designed to offer many specialized programs for all children, however staff are highly trained special educators who can provide effective programming for students with varying disabilities ages 3-22. All of our programs follow an Applied Behavior Analytic approach and are supervised and designed by Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
We offer a variety of programs including social and play groups, afterschool/weekend and vacation programs. During the summer, we run Camp REC, a highly structured day camp focusing on recreational, social and communication skills while embedding a variety of academics into the hands on activities. We are open 7 days per week offering Open REC times for families to access the center with their children.
We are growing quickly and seek to hire a Clinical Director. All applicants must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and at minimum 5 years experience in the field working with children and adolescents with autism and related disabilities. The Clinical Director will work in collaboration with the Executive Director to develop and monitor all programming. This is a wonderful opportunity for creative applicants who are eager to be a part of an innovative and much needed resource. The Clinical Director will work in collaboration with the Executive Director to develop quality programming from the ground up.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Develop and guide the clinical programming for students participating in our social skills groups, after-school, weekend and vacation programs. All programming should be researched and based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Programming will include data collection and progress monitoring.
- Assist with the process of billing insurance agencies including creating and monitoring intake and service plans and making recommendations for on-going services.
- Train and supervise staff helping facilitate all of the groups including on-going direct observations and feedback, written feedback and employee evaluations. Training will also include the development and creation of on-going staff workshops and monthly staff meetings.
- Develop and maintain intake procedures including appropriate documentation, observations of incoming students, parent interviews and appropriate placement within groups. This will include appropriately grouping students based on age and skills sets, contacting families, school districts and area agencies when vacancies open up.
- Assist with hiring new staff to implement programming for students. This may include recruiting, interviewing, and calling references.
- Develop new relationships and maintain current relationships with families, school districts and area agencies to assist with bringing in new clientele. Ensuring on-going collaboration with current clients relevant team members is essential to maintaining quality programs.
- Assist with the creation of new programs that can be offered to area districts and agencies to provide a much needed community resource. Such programs may include; vocational activities/placements, recreational classes, curriculum-based field trips, movement and music classes, etc.
- Develop parent training workshops to be offered on a regular basis focusing on a wide range of topics relevant to families. Research area agencies and general resources that may be able to come present at workshops and provide a wider range of resources for families.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and program staff to develop marketing and communication modalities with staff and families (i.e. newsletter, birthday cards) to increase dissemination of information, highlight staff and increase awareness of team members and announce global changes
1. Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis working with children with autism and related disabilities in both public and private sectors.
2. Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
3. Must have experience supervising staff, providing performance feedback and on-going training in a collaborative capacity. Ability to provide positive feedback and constructive criticism, conduct interviews and reviews in a professional manner
4. Exceptional interpersonal skills, extensive experience working with a wide variety of family systems, funding sources and ability to cultivate relationships within the field.
5. Ability to effectively communicate to all staff including the Executive Director across a variety of mediums, such as phone, in person and via email. Must possess exceptional collaboration skills with colleagues and the ability to adjust and adapt to a variety of situations. Provide direct, honest and respectful solutions, strategies and opinions to all staff at all times.
6. Excellent time management skills, experience managing large caseloads, ability to effectively train and delegate appropriate tasks and multi-task on a daily basis.
7. Must be maintain a flexible schedule to ensure training and support to all staff and clients that covers afternoons, evenings, weekends and vacation weeks as needed to ensure the integrity of programming and to effectively supervise and monitor student progress
The Recreational Education Center, LLC offers a competitive salary, health benefits, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and travel expenses.