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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 Development and Communications
Boston, Wediko Children’s Services

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications is responsible for fundraising efforts, public 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.

Position requirements include: Significant experience developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans across a variety of revenue streams, including individuals, foundations and corporations; 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; 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; travel up to 20 percent of the time; proficient in common computer applications, including word processing, email, internet, and Donor Pro software.
To apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Executive Director Amy C. Sousa, Ph.D., asousa@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.

Position 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.

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 and Wediko Summer Program

Clinical Manager
Wediko School, Windsor, NH


The Clinical Manager provides leadership, stability and direct service for the clinical and residential program at Wediko School and ensures adherence to related regulatory and licensure requirements. The Clinical Manager also provides direct supervision to the Clinical Supervisor team and informs the development and enrichment of clinical service delivery. The Clinical Manager has overall responsibility for the screening component of the NH Division of Children, Youth and Families’ (DCYF) After Hours Screening Program.

Position Requirements: Minimum of a master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field. Must be NH licensed as an independent practitioner in their field of clinical practice. Minimum of six (6) years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. Strong communication & crisis management skills; Minimum of four (4) years of supervisory or management experience. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles. Flexibility with responsibilities and schedule, adaptive to market and job needs, ability to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Must provide at least three (3) references with acceptable reference checks. If previously employed by DCYF, at least one reference must be DCYF specific. Must complete successfully the training requirements deemed necessary by program regulators, including DCYF practice and policy regarding screening and ongoing training requirements. Must have Microsoft Outlook/computer proficiency.

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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After Hours Screener(s) FT/PT
DCYF After Hours Access Program, Windsor, NH

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the After Hours Screener receives and documents reports of child abuse and neglect, consults with Shift Supervisor to determine if the information received may require immediate response by DCYF, and contacts the DCYF On-Call Supervisor to determine if an emergency response is needed. Screeners also provide information and referral to resources and maintains a log of all contacts. This position is located on a closed campus of an intensive residential treatment center for youth; the Screener is expected to conduct her/himself accordingly in the workplace.

Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 courses or 36 credit hours in social work, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, behavioral science, human services, or related field. Each additional year of formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience OR Associates degree in a human services related field with two (2) years of experience in human services at/above a paraprofessional or technician level. Customer service driven telephone presence. Structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory performance. Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Must provide at least three (3) references with acceptable reference checks. If previously employed by DCYF, at least one reference must be DCYF specific. Must complete successfully the training requirements deemed necessary by program regulators, including DCYF practice and policy regarding screening and ongoing training requirements. Must submit to and meet regulatory requirements through regular NH criminal background checks, DCYF Central Registry checks, and Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) checks. Must have Microsoft Outlook/computer proficiency.

To apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Amy Sousa Ph.D., Executive Director, at asousa@wediko.org.

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Program Manager, Connections
Wediko School, Windsor, NH


The Connections Program Manager is the senior residential support staff for the Connections (weekends and vacations) program and works with the Residential Counseling teams to manage the milieu. The Residential Program Manager establishes the tone and direction of the Connections program with the primary purpose of ensuring safety while maintaining structures and routines that facilitate student growth. Program Managers are responsible for managing staffing and/or programming in response to the dynamic nature of the milieu as a whole, including supervising the schedules of direct care staff in the residential program. The Program Manager works closely with the Connections Clinical Supervisor and the On-Call Supervisor ensuring program integrity and adherence to safe practices.

Position Requirements: 5 years of related experience; Bachelor’s degree in an education or human service field of study; strong communication skills; crisis management skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to respond positively and appropriately to direction and feedback; satisfactory completion of CPI Training, First Aide, CPR and Medication Administration Training required; Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

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
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The Residential Counselor is a full-time evening position responsible for maintaining the safety (physical and psychological) of the students in the clinical milieu, providing the day-to-day care of students’ basic needs, assisting with integrating of appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the individual student’s clinical issues, and supporting the students in meeting dorm and setting behavioral expectations. The Residential Counselor will work with their Lead Staff and Clinical Supervisor to ensure all students have an opportunity to build on social skills and increase their ability to improve their emotional regulation by running inherently interesting activities within the milieu for students to participate in daily. Bachelor degree in human services, psychology, sociology, or a related field. 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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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 Winter Keeler, Connections Program Supervisor, at wkeeler@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 are invited to apply online.

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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.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply online.

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Wediko Summer Program Openings
Windsor, NH
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New York

Community School Director
New York City


The Community School Director (CSD) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Wediko NYC’s programming and all community school programming at East Fordham Academy for the Arts, MS 459, in the Bronx.

The CSD is on-site at the school 5 days a week, and is responsible for management, integration, and coordination of all student and family support services at the school, as well as creating a solid network of sustainable resources available to members of the community.

The CSD is responsible for arranging, coordinating, and implementing the initiative’s strategies, services, and resources in consultation with the principal and the School Leadership Team (SLT). The CSD organizes the CST subcommittee of the SLT; liaises with the school, other Community Based Organization (CBO) partners, and city agencies on behalf of the initiative at the school level; participates in the development and direct the implementation of Community School (CS) Plans as part of the School Renewal Plan and consistent with the expectations of the principal and SLT; and help develop and carry out the parent and community engagement efforts.

The CSD position is full-time and will be supervised by the Wediko NY Director and Program Managers.

Position Requirements: Advanced degree in the Social Sciences, Public and/or Education Policy Administration (e.g., MSW, M.S. Ed, MPA/P); LMSW/LCSW strongly preferred; 3 years’ experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students; 3 years’ experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families. Significant experience with assets and needs analysis, community organizing, problem-solving, networking and developing relationships with private and public partners, program management and improving access to resources for students, parents, school staff and community members. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner. Excellent organizational skills. Flexible schedule and willingness to work school hours as well as some weekends/evenings; Bilingual Spanish a plus.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Kristen Renshaw, Director of Wediko NY, krenshaw@wediko.org

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Adult Education Program Coordinator
New York City


In collaboration with the school Principal and Community School Director, the Adult Education Program Coordinator will be the primary person responsible for carrying out and monitoring the Adult Education program at APLE. The program, in partnership with the NYC Office of Community Schools, the Office of Adult Continuing Education, and APLE/MS 363, will include High School Equivalency (HSE) and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses to parents of students, and members of the surrounding community. The Program Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the program including recruitment, staff supervision, participant retention, scheduling, and special events.

The successful candidate will form relationships and integrate with the school community. APLE firmly believes in the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Leadership. It is through encouraging dialogue with teachers, administrators, other staff members within a supportive environment, that students have no doubt that APLE is a safe haven where hard work, commitment to excellence every day, articulates what the school strives to achieve.
The position has a projected start date of January 17, 2017 and a projected end date of June 30, 2017 (although the program is expected to be renewed through 2019). Hours include regular evenings and Saturdays.

Position requirements: Bilingual Spanish; Advanced degree in the Social Sciences or Educational Administration (e.g., MSW, M.S. Ed); at least 3 years’ experience supervising professional field-based staff in school-based programs; at least 3 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. The program coordinator will also travel for home visits and other outreach. LCSW preferred; SIFI certification; Prior experience teaching or supporting Adult Education programs preferred.
Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to Kristen Renshaw, Director of Wediko NY, krenshaw@wediko.org

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Wediko Children’s Services is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race,color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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