Employment Opportunities

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

We encourage all applicants to apply 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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AFC Registered Nurse

Supervisor:  Wendy Dagle                                                                Location: Springfield, MA

Shift Available: FT/PT/Per Diem

Responsibilities:  To support the overall mission of the AFC program and implement its philosophy and goals so that all levels of the organization, its activities, programs and plans recognize and utilize strategies to promote personal well-being for each member served.

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  • Facilitate quality services through adherence to agency and AFC standards.  Adhere to the Adult Protective Services and Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s Mandated Reporter Guidelines.
  • Complete and sign the designed screening tool as required under 130 CMR 408.416 (C) for Mass Health Payment.
  • Complete the MDS-HC or CDS and other nursing assessment and coordinate all applicable clinical assessments.
  • Develop and review on an on going basis each member’s AFC plan of care.
  • Select, train, evaluate and supervise AFC caregivers in conjunction with the Care Manager.
  • Responsible for reviewing the physician summary.
  • Monitor the health status of all members to ensure that all needed AFC is properly delivered.
  • Report changes in the health status of any member to the member’s physician.
  • Periodic review AFC caregiver logs.
  • Conduct on-site home visits with each member at the qualified setting as required by regulation; bimonthly (alternating with the bimonthly visit by the care manager) for Level I, and monthly or more often as the member’s condition warrants for Level II.
  • Complete nursing progress note corresponding with each on-site visit or encounter, or more often as the member’s condition warrants.
  • Submit a semiannual health-status report to the member’s primary care physician.
  • Plan for and implement discharges from AFC program.
  • Conduct an orientation for each AFC caregiver before the AFC caregiver begins personal care.
  • Provide on going training to AFC caregivers on health and aging and ensure other required trainings are met.
  • Adhere to agency/personnel and AFC policies and follow emergency and on call procedures.
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, and related trainings to stay abreast of developments in the field.
  • Represent MCS as needed within the community and with other agencies/ organizations with similar objectives.
  • Practice HIPPA Privacy Rules and the agency’s health information policies and procedures.

Requirements: The Registered Nurse must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and a minimum of two years of recent professional health-care experience working with elderly or disabled adults. RN must also have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile.

For more information, please contact Wendy Dagle at 413-782-2500 ex. 312

Please respond by Friday, October 5th, 2018

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Assistant Site Manager

Location: Debra Lane , Springfield                                                  Supervisor:  Jessica Ortiz

Responsibilities:  Full Time supervisory position working at 24 hr. site providing care and support to five individuals, three female and two male, with intense medical and behavioral needs.  Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.

Hours:  40 hrs. full time – 35 hrs. direct care and five hrs. administration.

  • Maintains quality of programming through adherence to agency standards and DDS regulations.
  • Will be assisting individuals with daily activities and community events and provide general supervision and care to individuals.
  • Provide general supervision and work schedule for staff and 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.
  • Insure individuals receive routine and emergency medical attention, and maintain accurate medical documentation per MCS policy and DDS regulations.
  • Meet with supervisor for individual supervision on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Insure that all documentation is completed on a timely basis, and other duties as required.

Required Trainings/Skills:   First Aid, CPR, Medication Cert., A.N.V. or Safety Care, knowledge of Positive Behavior System, and supervisory experience.

Interested applicants should send resume to HR, MCS Main Office,                                  1000 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01109; fax 413-439-0237

To print a copy of the MCS Application for Employment  please click here
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For more information, please contact Jessica Ortiz or Jodie Deliz at 413-782-2500

Please submit application and resume to HR by Friday, September 21, 2018

 


Autism without Intellectual Disabilities        Service Navigator

Supervisor:  Maida Rivera                                            Location: 1000 Wilbraham Road

Responsibilities:  Navigator will work closely with the Autism Coordinator to continue developing and shaping this program.  Navigator should be a creative thinker with a passion for delivering high quality supports to an independent group of people, and who excels at thinking outside the box.

Requirements:  Experience working with individuals with Autism required.  Must have a valid driver’s license and a dependable vehicle.

Hours: 30 hours per week

  • Maintains quality of programming through adherence to agency standards and DDS regulations
  • Work with Program Coordinator for continued program development
  • Service Navigation for the individual/family with Autism
  • Hiring and supervising Direct Care staff
  • Assist Program Coordinator with organizing/planning trainings for families and staff
  • Maintain accurate financial records
  • Assist Program Coordinator with Social Group activities
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed on a timely basis, and other duties as required

Required Trainings/Skills: First Aid, CPR, experience working with individuals with Autism, strong organizational skills, competent in Excel and Word.

For related questions, please contact Maida Rivera (ext. 386) or Mary Beattie (ext. 335)

If interested, please submit application to HR by Friday, October 5, 2018

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

 


Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst

Location: MCS Holyoke Office                                                   Supervisor: Lauren Jackson

Shift Available: FT, PT, Per Diem (Relief)

Responsibilities:

MCS is currently looking for a full-time and per diem Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst.  The LABA/BCBA will work with children, adolescents and adults with Autism and their families providing in home and community based ABA services in a variety of towns in Western Massachusetts.  The candidate must be dedicated, reliable, and flexible.

Required Qualifications:

  • Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst by the BACB.
  • Licensure as a Behavior Analyst by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • 1 year experience preferred.
  • Excellent  written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience supervising and training others implementing ABA interventions.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a reliable source of transportation.

For more information please contact Lauren Jackson or Karen Fletcher at 413-534-3299



Community/Home Based Skills Trainer

Supervisor:  Isabel Castro                              Location:  Springfield, MA

Shift Available: Afternoons/Evenings/Weekends

Responsibilities: Seeking experienced individual interested in supporting a young man with autism to assist in making 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 and the use of Assistive Communication devices under the direction of Senior Therapist and Speech and Language 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.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be able to pass a CORI and fingerprinting 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 diploma.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Training in Positive Behavioral Support Interventions

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

Trainings:  provided as required.

For more information please contact Isabel Castro at (413)562-4885.

 Please Respond by September 30,  2018

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

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PCA 

Personal Care Assistant (nonsmoker) needed in our home in Wilbraham. Reliable car to transport, good sense of humor, willingness to learn and in shape as this job is demanding and keeps you busy. Must be 18 years of age to apply. This is a permanent position, as we are looking for someone looking to stay at least a year. There is training involved that takes some time and our daughter needs consistency. Students in the special education, health, therapeutic fields are all encouraged to apply. And anyone that has graduated in these fields. Our daughter is fun, smart, a jokester and a sweet heart. An ideal candidate would have some experience with working with a nonverbal individual or an interest. The personal care assistant would be responsible helping our 17 year old daughter with all daily living skills (toileting, hand washing, feeding, bathing). She is constantly learning new skills she once had loss. This job is rewarding and provides the right individual hands on experience to learn first hand in the field they want to pursue. We need care Monday-Friday 2-8pm. Sometimes with additional hours are available and may fall on the weekend. Can be 1 person or 2. Hours M-F are NOT adjustable. Please only contact if you can meet these hours. 

Hiring Immediately and paid through Stavros. Background checks and CORI will be given.

Call Maggie, 860-514-7630. Please don’t text. 


Planned Respite Coordinator

Supervisor:  Mary Beattie                                                                 Location:  Westfield, MA

Responsibilities:  Coordinator will schedule weekend respite, do intakes, develop staff schedule, supervise staff, and oversee household.  Experience preparing and working with QUEST required.  Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.

Hours:  Part time – 20 hours per week.

  • Maintains quality of programming  through adherence to agency standards and DDS regulations
  • Provide monthly visit summaries and billing information
  • Work with DDS for referrals and scheduling of respite house
  • Hiring and supervising direct care staff
  • Maintain all records in accordance with Quality Enhancement requirements
  • Maintain household
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed on a timely basis, and other duties as required.

Required Trainings/Skills:  First Aid, CPR, experience working with QUEST, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, competent with Excel and Word.

For more information, please contact Mary Beattie at 413-782-2500 x335

Please respond by Friday, September 28th, 2018

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


 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.

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
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Support Counselor

Supervisor:  Senaida Peguero

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

Location: West Springfield, MA                        Shift Available:  days/evenings/weekends

Responsibilities:  Looking for a dependable and energetic staff to provide supports to a male individual including recreational and community outings.

  • 8 hours monthly – take consumer out in the community and engage in recreational activities (bowling, movies, dinner, museums, etc.).  (West Springfield)

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Location:  Longmeadow, MA                             Shift Available: evenings/weekends

Responsibilities:  Looking for a dependable and energetic staff to provide supports to a 22 year old young woman for community inclusion and recreation activities.  Also accompanying her on activities and club events.

  • 5 hours monthly – take consumer out in the community and engage in recreational activities (bowling, movies, dinner, museums, etc.).  (Longmeadow)

Location:  Westfield                                             Shift Available:  days/evenings/weekends

Responsibilities:  Looking for a dependable and energetic staff to provide supports to a male individual including recreational and community outings.

  • 5 hours monthly – take consumer out in the community and engage in recreational activities (bowling, movies, dinner, museums, etc.).  (Westfield)

Location: East Longmeadow

Shift Available: Family is flexible – Mondays and/or Fridays daytime; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm; Saturdays

Responsibilities:  Looking for a dependable and energetic staff to provide supports to a female individual including recreational and community outings.

  • 4 hours weekly or not to exceed 17 hours per month.  Staff, Navigator, and family will work together to determine weekly or bi-weekly schedule.  Staff will take consumer out in the community to engage in social and recreational activities, e.g. bowling, movies, dinner. museums, etc.

For more information, please contact Senaida Peguero at 413-782-2500  ext. 366

Please respond by Friday, October 5th, 2018

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

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Residential Direct Care

Shift Available:  FT, PT, Relief

Responsibilities:    You will be assisting individuals with ADL, social skills, community activities and doctor appointments.

Requirements:      Must have valid driver’s license & vehicle on all shifts.  Bilingual in English & Spanish a plus.  Must be dependable.

Trainings:      First Aid, CPR, Medication Certification & other trainings as required.

If interested please submit Application & Resume to HR 

To print a copy of the MCS Application for Employment  please click here
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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.

We service medically fragile children and adults by teaming up with the caregiver in the home, and providing the clients with 1:1 nursing services necessary to allow them to live comfortably at home.

“Remember why you became a nurse… In this day and age, 1:1 nursing care is a luxury that many nurses crave, and this is a wonderful opportunity to join an established team that can help fulfill this goal.”

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.

Shift DayShift TimeShift Area
Monday7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Springfield
Monday4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Holyoke
Monday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. &
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Westfield
Tuesday7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Springfield
Tuesday3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Holyoke
Wednesday3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Holyoke
Wednesday3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Westfield
Thursday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Springfield
Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. &
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Westfield
Friday3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Holyoke
Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Feeding Hills
SaturdayAll dayHolyoke
Saturday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. &
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Westfield
Saturday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Feeding Hills
Saturday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Springfield
SundayAll shifts availableHolyoke
Sunday2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Hampden
Sunday9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Feeding Hills
Sunday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. &
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Springfield

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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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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