Employment Opportunities

“Make a positive difference in someone’s life come join our committed team”

We encourage all applicants to apply online, in person at our Springfield Office by completing an application or by faxing in your cover letter and resume for the position you are interested in. We are currently hiring for the following positions:


ABA Therapist

Supervisor: Tanja Peterson                                              Location:  Holyoke Office
Hours:  Relief/Per Diem
Responsibilities: The ABA Program at MCS Holyoke is currently looking for an ABA Therapist.  Our ABA program provides home and community based services to children and adults diagnosed with Autism.  Responsibilities of the ABA Therapist include, but not limited to:

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  • Provide in-home and/or out in the community ABA therapy for clients with Autism
  • Direct implementation of the Treatment Plans by the BCBA
  • Participate in ongoing supervision
  • Implement a variety of teaching procedures (e.g., discrete trail, naturalistic teaching, stimulus control, stimulus fading, discrimination training, use of contingency reinforcement)
  • Assist with client assessment (e.g., curriculum-based, developmental, social skills, assist with functional assessment procedures, observational recording of behavior and environment)
  • Prepare data collection, implement measurement and recording procedures, and maintain data
  • Assists in the creation of instructional materials
  • Understand essential components of a behavior plan and implement behavioral reduction interventions (e.g., differential reinforcement procedures, extinction procedures)
  • Effectively responds to and manages crisis situations which may include physical aggression
  • Willingness to learn new software and use of adaptive equipment as appropriate
  • Meet client and environmental needs as required (e.g., lifting, bending, crawling, squatting, reaching, toileting, feeding, self-help skills, assisting with personal hygiene needs, and other duties as appropriate)
  • Complete necessary documentation and paperwork including session notes, time sheets, travel reports, etc. according to company  guidelines.
  • Availability to work nights, early mornings, and/or weekends
  • Attend trainings as required

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field preferred; Associate’s degree or equivalent (60 credit hours) required; reliable transportation.

For more information, please contact Tanja Peterson at 413-534-3299.

If interested, please submit application and resume to Tanja Peterson at tanjapeterson@mcsnet.org or fax to MCS Holyoke 413-534-6834

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Assistant Residential Site Manager Position

Location: Edgewater Rd., Agawam                                  Supervisor: Aldryn Figuereo

Responsibilities: Full time supervisory position working at a 24 hour site providing care and supports to individuals with intense medical and behavioral needs.  Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.

Hours: 40 hours Full Time – 35 hours direct care and 5 hours administration.

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  • Maintains quality of programming through adherence to agency standards and DDS regulations.
  • Will be assisting individuals with daily activities and community events while providing general supervision and care to individuals.
  • Provide general supervision and work schedule for staff plus daily upkeep and normal maintenance of household.
  • Assist Site Manager with ISP development and implementation.
  • Maintain accurate financial records, including grocery funds and individual spending money.
  • Ensure individuals receive routine and emergency medical attention.  Maintain accurate medical documentation per MCS policy and DDS regulations.
  • Meet with supervisor for individual supervision on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed on a timely basis.  Other duties as required.

Required Trainings/Skills: First Aid, CPR, Medication Certification, Safety Care, knowledge of Positive Behavior System, and supervisory experience.

For more information, please contact Aldryn Figuereo or Darlene Montgomery                   at 413-782-2500.

Please respond by October 18, 2019

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Behavior Specialist (BCBA Eligible)/Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Hours: Full Time 40 hrs/week                                               Supervisor: Karl Krueger

Multicultural Community Services (MCS) is an organization that provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Job duties will include:

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide services to adults with Intellectual Developmental Disorder living in community residential programs. Responsibilities include conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA’s) & Preference Assessments and developing training and monitoring Behavior Support Plans as well as other Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Additional responsibilities include certified trainer and conducting Safety Care Behavior Safety Training with residential staff.

Qualifications:    

  1. Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis, Education, Psychology, or other Human Service related field in which an ABAI verified course sequence (BCBA level) was completed.
  2. Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or eligible to take certification exam.
  3. Experience working with adults diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Disorders.
  4. Proficient with Microsoft  Word, Outlook and Excel

CORI/Background check is required.

For more information please contact Karl Krueger at 413-782-2500 ext. 324

If interested, please apply by Friday, October 18, 2019

Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst

Location: MCS Holyoke Office                                        Supervisor: Lauren Jackson

Shift Available: Full Time

Our ABA program provides home and community based services that enhance the capacities of individuals with Autism and their families to maximize the quality of life as individuals and members of their community.

  • The BCBA/LABA will work with children, adolescents and adults with Autism and their families providing in home and community based ABA services..  The candidate must be dedicated, reliable, and flexible.
  • $1,000 sign on bonus.

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Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-home and/or out in the community ABA therapy for clients with Autism.
  • Develop treatment plans that identify specific and measurable objectives.
  • Develop, assess, and monitor clinical trainings as necessary.
  • Develop and monitor social skills groups as necessary.
  • Collaborate with staff, parents, and other personnel working with clients.
  • Provide and monitor RBT and BACB supervision as necessary.
  • Interact with funding source contracts which may include initial and continuation of service authorizations and case discussions.
  • Conduct initial assessments and reassessments as required.
  • Work with clients’ whole families to promote a generalization of acquired skills.
  • Monitor client’s progress and make changes as needed.
  • Provide field supervision and training to the ABA Therapist as required for cases.
  • Willingness to learn new software and use of adaptive equipment as appropriate.
  • Meet client and environmental needs as required (e.g., lifting, bending, crawling, squatting, reaching, toileting, feeding, self-help skills, assisting with personal hygiene needs, and other duties as appropriate).
  • Complete necessary documentation and paperwork including session notes, time sheets, travel reports, etc. according to company guidelines.
  • Availability to work nights, early mornings, and/or weekends.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • perform other duties as requested.

Requirements:

  • Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst by the BACB and licensure as a Behavior Analyst by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (to be maintained at all times during employment).
  • Solid knowledge of the principles of ABA.
  • Obtain an NPI number (upon hire)
  • Maintain a CAQH profile (upon hire)
  • Become credentialed with individual insurance companies (upon hire)
  • 1 year experience preferred.
  • Excellent  written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience supervising and training ABA therapists implementing ABA interventions.
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable source of transportation.

Contact Information:

Lauren Jackson, Program Director, laurenjackson@mcsnet.org or Karen Fletcher, Administrative Director, karenfletcher@mcsnet.org  at 413-534-3299 – Holyoke Office

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    Community/Home Based Skills Trainer            2 Positions

Shift Available: Afternoons/Evenings/Weekends                 Supervisor: Isabel Castro

Position #1: Community/Home Based Skills Trainer

Location: Springfield

Responsibilities: Seeking experienced individual interested in supporting a young man with autism to make community connections, facilitate social engagement and maximize his independence in performing daily living skills.  Candidate must be a self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, and an effective communicator.  Candidate will need to understand and implement Positive Behavioral Supports as well as be a participating team member, work well with families, and demonstrate good organizational skills.  Candidate must be responsible, reliable, and patient.

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Position #2: Community/Home Based Skills Trainer

Location: South Hadley

Responsibilities: Seeking experienced individual interested in supporting a teenage girl with Down Syndrome to make community connections, facilitate social engagement and maximize her independence in performing daily living skills.  Candidate must be a self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, and an effective communicator.  Candidate will need to understand and implement Positive Behavioral Supports and the use of Assistive Communication devices under the direction of a Senior Therapist as well as be a participating team member, work well with families, and demonstrate good organizational skills.  Candidate must be responsible, reliable, and patient.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be able to pass a CORI and finger printing check
  • Have reliable transportation and have a good driving record.
  • Candidate must be 18 years or older and have direct experience working with individuals ages 6-22 years old.
  • Must have a High School diploma.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Training in Positive Behavioral Support interventions

Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle.   Staff must be dependable

Trainings: Provided as required

For more information, please contact Isabel Castro st 413-562-4885

Please respond by Friday, October 18, 2019

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MCS Human Rights Coordinator

Supervisor: Karl Krueger                                          Hours Available: 40 hours per week

Responsibility:  To facilitate, supervise, track, and assist/train in the implementation of the human rights process and coordinate Human Rights meetings and trainings for the entire agency.

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  • Supervise/assist Human Right Officer/Advocates with the development of their duties.
  • Coordinate/present related data, documents, incident reports, behavioral plans and DPPC investigations.
  • Provide minutes of the MCS Human Rights Committee to Program Director and HRC members.
  • In accordance with ISP regulations and QE requirements insures the completion of ISP consent forms and insures appropriate routing of forms (Health/Safety Devices, Behavioral Plans, etc.)
  • Serves as liaison to DDS Human Rights Coordinator.
  • Schedules yearly site visits to all MCS Residential programs with Human Rights Committee.
  • Meets with MCS clinical teams on a regular basis to review individual programming and tracking behavior plans.
  • Enter data/information into the DDS HCSIS system.
  • Schedule MCS Human Rights Officer/Advocate meetings and trainings on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate Human Rights Training for MCS  staff, clients, and families/guardians.

Qualifications:  Minimum of three years of experience with ID/DD population or an Associates Degree.  DDS Human Rights Overview and Human Rights Officer/Advocate Training. Working knowledge of the DDS Human Rights system and DPPC.  Proficient in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and OUTLOOK.

For more information, please contact Karl Krueger at 782-2500

Please respond by Friday, October 25, 2019

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RN/LPN

Bridging Care for Families, a division of Multicultural Community Services is seeking compassionate RN’s/LPN’s to join our team in keeping the client “comfortable and cared for in their own home”

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We are a small, local, Non-Profit Home Health Agency that has been committed to serving our community and its members for more that 17 years. We have continued to operate under the same name, resisting the trend to merge to larger out-of-state national companies. Our agency is deficient free with DPH, and we are Medicare/Medicaid certified.

Our focus of care is providing nursing to medically fragile children and adults. By teaming up with the caregiver in the home, and providing the clients with the 1:1 quality nursing services.

Requirements: Current RN/LPN license in MA in good standing , Respiratory/Trach/Vent and G/J Tube experience.

Hours Available: Below is a listing of all currently available shifts. A * on a weekend shift indicates that it is an every other weekend shift.

Available Private Duty Nursing shifts

Shift DayShift TimeShift Area
Sunday * 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 amSpringfield
Sunday *5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Springfield
Sunday2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hampden
Monday11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Hampden
Monday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Longmeadow
Monday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Springfield
Tuesday11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Hampden
Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Longmeadow
Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Springfield
Wednesday *9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Springfield
Thursday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Longmeadow
Thursday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Springfield
Friday10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Springfield
Friday5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Springfield
SaturdayNoon - 4:00 p.m.Holyoke
Saturday10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Springfield
Saturday5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Springfield

Available Per-Diem Skilled Visits

Day(s)Shift Area
Monday - FridayDays/EveningsSouth Hadley
Saturday & SundayEveningsSouth Hadley
Monday - SundayDays/EveningsVarious areas

If interested please send/fax resume to:
Bridging Care for Families/MCS
96 Industry Ave
Suite 1
Springfield, MA 01104
fax (413) 439-0373
EOE

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Shared Living Provider

Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc. is a private non-profit organization established over 30 years ago committed to providing culturally and ethnically responsive supports that enhance the capacities of individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, to maximize their quality of life as individuals and member of the larger community.

MCS is currently recruiting a provider in the Northampton/South Hadley are who would be willing to share their home with a young woman. As a provider you would be establishing a supportive relationship that offers opportunities for growth and development. If you feel you are caring, nurturing and flexible, this may be the opportunity for mutual benefits.

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Shared Living Providers receive a generous tax-free stipend that reflects the level of care needed by the individual. The agency also provides nursing, clinical and respite support. Emergency on-call assistance is available. Monthly in home visits from a case managers and comprehensive training for all caregivers is provided.

The young woman is looking to live in Northampton/South Hadley as it would be close to her job in Haydenville working for a dog breeder. She is also seeking additional employment that would enable her to afford to keep her car. She hopes for a dog friendly home allowing her to bring one or two of her three well cared for dogs. This young woman has many skills and would like to learn more toward the goal of living independently at some point. She is very kind and caring with many interests.

To be considered as a provider you must pass a CORI/Fingerprint background check, have a valid driver’s license and provide references. Candidates should have some experience working in Human Services or supporting individuals with disabilities. Training will be provided to meet the requirements.

If interested please contact Donna Veal at MCS Springfield, (413) 782-2500 ext 369

To print a copy of the AFC Caregiver Application please click here
To fill out the AFC Caregiver Application electronically please click here

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Support Counselor (Individual Supports)

Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.  Staff must be dependable.

Supervisor: Lilliam Ramos, 782-2500 x330

Trainings: Provided as required

Location: Springfield and Holyoke

Shifts Available: Relief and Part Time

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Responsibilities: Looking for dependable and energetic staff to provide support to individuals that may include recreational and community activities, dinner, medical appointments, and light housekeeping.  Must be available to work on weekends.

Please respond by Friday, October 18, 2019

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Support Counselor (Family Supports)

Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.  Staff must be dependable.

Supervisor: Senaida Peguero, 782-2500 x366

Trainings: Provided as required

Location: Southwick, MA

Shifts Available: Days/Evenings/Weekends

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Responsibilities: Looking for dependable and energetic staff to provide support to a male individual, including recreational and community activities (bowling, movies, dinner, museums, etc.).  Ten (10) hours monthly.

Please respond by Friday, November 1, 2019

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Support Counselor (Family Supports)

Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.  Staff must be dependable.

Supervisors: Jessica Fuentes / Carina Soto, 782-2500

Trainings: Provided as required

Location: Springfield, MA

Shifts Available: Flexible schedule

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Responsibilities: Need a change?  You have come to the right place!  The Family Supports program who serves individuals with Autism and no intellectual disabilities are looking for dependable and energetic staff.  Available positions include: 1:1 staff outings as well as group respite outings.  Schedules will vary.

There are multiple positions available for 1:1 hours.  Staff will be responsible to take individuals out into the community and engage in recreational activities such as bowling, movies, dinner, shopping, explore own interests, etc.   Responsibilities may also include skill building to gain independence.

Staff will work as a team with other staff members to ensure safety of participants when working group outings.  Staff will interact with participants and model proper behavior when out in the community.

For more information, contact Jessica Fuentes at 782-2500 ext. 340

Please respond by Friday, October 18, 2019

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To print a copy of the MCS Application for Employment  please click here
To fill out the MCS Application for Employment electronically please click here

To print a copy of the AFC Caregiver Application please click here
To fill out the AFC Caregiver Application electronically please click here

Contact Information for Employment
Human Resources Director
Carlos A. Resto
Multicultural Community Services
1000 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 782-2500; fax (413) 796-1955
Human Resources Assistant
Ruth Roldan
Multicultural Community Services
1000 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 782-2500; fax (413) 796-1955

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