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Wediko’s commitment has always been to go the extra mile to help each child achieve lasting improvement. All of Wediko’s staff and our services, across four programs, are aligned with this mission. We are proud that families have called the lasting impact we have on their chidren’s lives “Wediko Magic.”

Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and help us to create “Wediko Magic” in the lives of the children whose lives we touch.

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Boston

Community and School-Based Programs

Director of Boston Programs

Reporting to the Executive Director of Wediko Children’s Services (WCS), the Director of Wediko’s Boston Based Programs oversees the development, implementation and integrity of a continuum of child and family services which are in alignment with Wediko’s mission. Provide program-wide leadership in coordination with the team of administrators, managers, and specialists assigned to oversee components of Boston’s services.   Oversee staff hiring, support, and professional development; budgeting and financial decision-making.  This position functions as part of the WCS Leadership Team, which supports the operation of all Wediko programs, including adherence to fiscal, ethical, legal, and best practice standards.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, behavioral science or equivalent field of study (terminal degree preferred)
  • Independently licensed
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience providing clinical supervision to staff
  • Experience in leadership role in non-profit setting

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Michael Pearis, Executive Director, at mpearis@wediko.org.

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Director of Development and Communications

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications is responsible for fundraising efforts, external relations, volunteer activities, and related special events. The primary focus for this position is for securing funds for Wediko through grant acquisition, individual donors, major gifts, corporate funds, and grant funding while promoting Wediko’s mission and programs. The Director works collaboratively with all areas of Wediko to understand program components, initiatives, and priorities while enhancing a philanthropic culture within the agency. The Director manages 2.5 employees as well as volunteers, contractors, and matrixed staff members contributing to grant writing or other development/communications endeavors.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Significant experience developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans across a variety of revenue streams including high net worth individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Proven Success growing the donor base of an organization; successful track record of raising at least $1M annually
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with experience deploying communications and marketing strategies to elevate an organization’s mission with external audiences
  • Passion for the mission of improving the lives of children and families with complex mental health needs
  • Experience collaborating with a Board of Directors on fundraising activities
  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills alongside comfort with technology; demonstrated ability to conceptualize and describe funding needs in a way that is compelling to a diversity of external audiences
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking, with the ability to make strategic and data-driven decisions and execute within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and resource-constrained environment
  • Comfort with making decisions independently combined with an ability to work collaboratively; strong understanding of their role as a leader on any project and team, resulting in successful outcomes regardless of their title or role

Abilities Required:

  • Travel up to 20 percent time to meet funders and prospective donors;
  • Ability to communicate in person as well as in writing
  • Use common computer applications, including word processing, email, internet, and development/fundraising software.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Meredith Bryan, Director of Development and Communications (Interim), at mbryan@wediko.org.

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Marketing Communications Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development & Communications, the Marketing and Communications Manager will work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop and implement marketing and communication strategies to broaden the impact of Wediko’s programs and oversee organizational overall messaging.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in a marketing and/or business development role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business development or relevant field/experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and editorial communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Successful track record planning and managing independent and group projects a must.
  • Understanding of strategic messaging for growth-stage organizations, with proven experience in streamlining/focusing messaging. Ability to balance execution while driving a progressing vision.
  • Experience in prospecting, supporting, and cultivating strategic partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience in web marketing, including search engine optimization, email and social media marketing.
  • Technical proficiency and/or aptitude for learning new technology skills. Experience with Constant Contact, Adobe Creative Suite, Hootsuite, WordPress, Google Analytics, and DonorPro (or similar CRM program) a plus.

Abilities Required:

  • Commitment to excellence and to Wediko’s mission.
  • Flexibility to work events that take place outside of regular work hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license, frequent access to motor vehicle, and willingness to travel to Wediko offices, and campus and media outlets required for this position.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Meredith Bryan, Director of Development and Communications (Interim), at mbryan@wediko.org.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (P/T)
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Most services are provided in schools and/or the community, and some are provided in the Boston offices. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works within the context of a multi-disciplinary team providing psycho-pharmacological treatment services to Wediko Boston Based clients. These services include psychiatric evaluations, psycho-pharmacological treatment, medication psycho-education, case documentation, discharge planning, and coordination of treatment with other care providers as appropriate. Collaboration with parents, guardians, school team members and other mental health clinicians will be key in this role.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the advance practice role in psychiatric nursing, DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice, Experience helping adult individuals required, Excellent professional experience, Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to approach therapeutic challenges in a supportive and creative manner, Ability to use supervision and to seek assistance from program administrators when needed, Excellent organizational skills, Flexible schedule and willingness to travel, Eligible for successful credentialing through MHBP. Experience helping children and adolescents preferred, Bilingual (Spanish and English preferred).

Minimum Requirements:

  • A positive approach towards patient care
  • Current licensure in Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the advance practice role in psychiatric nursing.
  • DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice
  • Experience helping adult individuals required
  • Experience helping children and adolescents preferred.
  • Excellent professional experience
  • Bilingual( Spanish and English preferred)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach therapeutic challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Ability to use supervision and to seek assistance from program administrators when needed
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to travel
  • Eligible for successful credentialing through MHBP

Required License or Certification:

  • DEA and DPH licensure

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Amy Piepiora, LMHC, School Based Services Clinical Operations Manager, at apiepiora@wediko.org.

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Psychology Post Doctorial Associate (P/T position available 9/1/2018)
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Assessment Program Manager, the Psychology Post-Doctoral Associate provides clinical, assessment, and consultation services in school settings.  A key component of the Associate role is to provide comprehensive psychological assessment services to students for schools or agencies who contract with Wediko. Specific hours are determined in collaboration with the school’s needs and require some flexibility in order to be available to meet consultation needs and existing school structures. Other direct service will include providing therapy services and or program consultation.

Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical or school psychology
  • License or certification eligible for independent practice
  • Proficiency with standard psychological and educational assessments
  • Experience providing school based therapy or school consultation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Experience providing services to youth with serious social, emotional, and behavioral challenges
  • Experience with schools
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Evidence of excellent organizational skills and self-reliance 

Additional Required:  This position requires the following abilities: competence in verbal and written communication in fluent English, excellent organization and prioritization skills and reliable transportation to and from job sites. Staff must be able to go up and down stairs; to carry needed supplies to work sites; to work in shared office space; and to participate in de-escalation, crisis intervention and/or physical restraints (in some roles) of children or adolescents.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Jane Greenstein, Assessment Program Manager, at janegreenstein@wediko.org.

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Wediko Emotional Impairment Support Staff (WEISS)
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Wediko Emotional Impairment Support Staff (WEISS) provide in-school support to students in designated EI Strands and when offered, inclusion experiences in general education classrooms for students with identified special needs (IEP’s for social-emotional and behavioral issues). WEISS are trained and supervised by Wediko consultants who work with identified liaisons at each school site to determine the schedule, assignments, and responsibilities of the assigned WEISS. WEISS can been placed in general education classes, highly specialized learning settings, and/or extended school day environments as determined by School-Based Program administration and program needs. WEISS often serve as liaisons between the general education classroom and more restrictive or specialized settings within the school.

Minimum Requirements: All WEISS must have completed an undergraduate degree, with a strong preference for demonstrated mastery in working with the EBD student population. Applicants must have at least 1 year of closely supervised direct service hours with students similar to the targeted population.

Abilities Required: Staff must be able to navigate the school environment, including climbing stairs and moving quickly in response to student movements. Physical restraints of students may be required. Staff must be able to work according to the school calendar, taking time off only when the assigned school is not in session.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter and updated resume to Doug Delaney, Assistant Director- Boston Programs at ddelaney@wediko.org.

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New Hampshire

Wediko School

 

Clinical Supervisor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Clinical Supervisors are an integral part of our well-established program of social workers, psychologists, family therapists, educators, and allied health professionals serving young children and their families in the Wediko School. The responsibilities of this exciting leadership position include clinical supervision of a therapeutic milieu, case management, treatment coordination, and the development of treatment plans and writing progress reports. The Clinical Supervisor will supervise and manage a residential treatment group of up to 11 boys with severe emotional disturbance in the Wediko School program. Graduate degree in psychology, social work, or human services plus a minimum of 2 years of experience with individual, group, and family therapy is required. Sense of humor and ability to work well with children and adults needed for all positions. LCMHC or LICSW preferred. Administrative and staff supervisory experience a plus.

Position Requirements: Minimum of a master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field. Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. Flexible with responsibilities and schedule, adaptive to market and job needs.

Abilities Required: The position requires the ability to walk the rugged terrain of the NH campus, an active wooded setting. The ability to bend, hold and lift is also required as indicated by CPI behavioral management techniques.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Kim Guest, Psy.D. Wediko School Director, at kguest@wediko.org

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Clinical Supervisor, Connections  Program
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The Clinical Supervisor of the Connections Program provides leadership, stability and continuity for the clinical and residential program during the weekends and vacation shifts. Communication with families and coordination of travel plans supports the students’ treatment plans. Management of a per diem and full-time staff team is also needed.

Position Requirements: Minimum of a master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field. Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. Flexible with responsibilities and schedule, adaptive to market and job needs.

Abilities Required: The position requires the ability to walk the rugged terrain of the NH campus, an active wooded setting. The ability to bend, hold and lift is also required as indicated by CPI behavioral management techniques.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Kim Guest, Psy.D. Wediko School Director, at kguest@wediko.org

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Residential Counselor, Connections Program (Weekends and Vacations)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Full time direct care staff needed for weekend and vacation coverage in a residential treatment program for emotionally disabled children. Residential Counselors provide daily supervision, participate in the facilitation of daily activities and assist in the crisis management of students. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, education or human service required. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.
Counselors qualify for AmeriCorps Professional Corps award.

Qualified and interested candidates can send cover letter & resume to Kim Guest, Connections Program Supervisor, at kguest@wediko.org.

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Awake Overnight Residential Counselor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

BA or 60 credits in the human services field required. Full time responsibilities include monitoring dorms and assisting with bedtimes and wake ups. The Awake Overnight is a Residential Counselor position responsible for ensuring the well-being of the Wediko students and campus. The Awake Overnight is the first responder to students who are awake throughout the overnight shift and will enlist the support of asleep overnights or the On-Call Supervisor as needed. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter & resume to Kim Guest, Psy.D. Wediko School Director, at kguest@wediko.org.

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Awake Overnight Residential Counselor (Weekends and Vacation)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Full time weekends and vacations coverage needed. BA or 60 credits in the human services field required. Responsibilities include monitoring dorms and assisting with bedtimes and wake ups. The Awake Overnight is a Residential Counselor position responsible for ensuring the well-being of the Wediko students and campus. The Awake Overnight is the first responder to students who are awake throughout the overnight shift and will enlist the support of asleep overnights or the On-Call Supervisor as needed. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Kim Guest, Psy.D. Wediko School Director, at kguest@wediko.org

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Assistant Teacher
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Assistant teachers provide support for students in the classroom along with supervision and guidance of students in the milieu environment. Assistant teachers work closely with classroom and special education teachers to model positive behavior, support classroom structures, and facilitate student learning. Assistant teachers communicate with dorm staff, supervisors, and school personnel to ensure the safety and structures of the residential and academic programs.

Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in an education or human service field of study, Strong communication skills, Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, Respond positively and appropriately to direction and feedback, Satisfactory completion of CPI Training required.

Preferred: Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Tobias Iselin, Principal at tiselin@wediko.org.

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Custodian
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Custodial and housekeeping staff perform regular cleaning of the NH campus buildings, monitoring the general upkeep of the setting. 

Position Requirements: HS diploma or GED, Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, Responds positively & appropriately to direction and feedback, Ability to remain professional, courteous and flexible, Valid NH driver’s license with driving record that allows for use of Wediko vehicles  

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Phil Lovejoy, Facilities Manager at plovejoy@wediko.org

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Wediko Summer Program

Director, Wediko Summer Program
Windsor, NH

Reporting to the Executive Director of Wediko Children’s Services (WCS), the Director of Wediko Summer Program (WSP) oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of a 45 day residential treatment program. This includes supervision of clinical, educational, medical, family therapy, operational, admissions, and facilities components. This position is a full-time and requires temporary residence on Wediko’s NH Campus in Windsor, NH from June until August. During WSP operation, the Director works time-and-a-half or 12 hour days. During the remainder of the year, the Director of WSP is expected to work full time from one of Wediko’s three sites in NH, MA, or NY. This position functions as part of the WCS Leadership Team, which supports the operation of all Wediko programs, including adherence to fiscal, ethical, legal, and best practice standards.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, behavioral science or equivalent field of study (terminal degree preferred);
  • Independently licensed therapist or educator for a minimum five years;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience providing supervision to staff;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience developing clinical programming;
  • Experience in outpatient and residential settings is

Required Experience:

  • Independently Licensed Therapist or Educator: 5 years
  • Providing Supervision to Staff: 5 years
  • Developing Clinical Programming: 5 years

Abilities Required:

  • The employee is responsible for acquiring transportation to/from the workplaces, including NH and MA offices. A driver’s license is convenient; but, it is not necessary to perform work
  • The majority of work is outdoors in a rural environment, which means exposure to heat in summer. Duties may require employee to be outside during adverse weather. The duties of the position may involve standing for the vast majority of a work period. Employee is required to escort or hold students therapeutically to prevent students from being a danger to self or
  • Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, limitations related to the disability and the ability of Wediko Children’s Services to accommodate the

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Michael Pearis, Executive Director at mpearis@wediko.org.

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New York

Community and School-Based Programs

Consultant
Wediko NY, New York Office

The Wediko NY Consultant is responsible for the overall management of school-based programming, and providing clinical consultation to partner schools. The Consultant will report to the Program or Site Managers as well as the NY Division Director. The Consultant is responsible for the planning and management of program activities, direct services at the school(s) including outreach and coordination, as well as all the reporting needed for billing, evaluation and clinical purposes.

Position Requirements: Advanced degree in the Social Sciences or Educational Administration (e.g., MSW, M.S. Ed) , 1-3 years’ experience supervising professional field-based staff in school-based programs, 3-5 years’ experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families, Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner, excellent organizational skills.

Preferred: LCSW strongly preferred

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Kristen Renshaw, Director NY Programs, at krenshaw@wediko.org

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Advocate Counselor
Wediko NY, School-Based Services

The Wediko NY Advocate Counselor works in one school site, focusing on supporting students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, and/or who have a history of poor attendance. The Advocate Counselor provides direct support services in school and after school, including attendance outreach and individual and small group counseling in partnership with the school and CBO/vendor staff to support students in their participation in the 21st Century Learning Center programs.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree; 1-3 years’ experience providing school-based direct service or residential treatment; Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner Commitment to working from a strengths-based perspective; Commitment to ongoing learning and development, proven use of supervision to improve practice. Bilingual Spanish a plus.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Kristen Renshaw, Director NY Programs, at krenshaw@wediko.org

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