Career Opportunities

GAAMHA, Inc. provides employment opportunities for candidates interested in a career supporting individuals with disabilities, men and women with substance use disorders, and providing individuals with disabilities and seniors with respectful transportation services.

career opportunities

GAAMHA, Inc. is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. As such, adheres to all applicable labor laws and regulations.

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Developmental Services – Current Openings

Full-Time Community Based Support Staff - Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Community Based Support Staff (CBSS) provides services to GAAMHA individuals to develop and maintain a high quality of life, be as independent as possible, and help maintain and improve community inclusion, employment opportunities, and social interaction with peers/co-workers.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The CBSS plans and supports individuals in daily activities and training, which may include, ensuring a variety of activities that will stimulate individuals and build new and rewarding interests, providing vocational training, personal living skills training, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, and community inclusion.
  • The CBSS will assist individuals in maintaining safe and healthy lifestyles, and monitor for changes in their general health, appearance, behavior, and patterns of activities.
  • The CBSS is responsible for monitoring and maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment for individuals at all times, keeping work areas/classrooms clean, neat, and in good repair, conducting required evacuation drills, earthquake training, and other safety training.
  • The CBSS provides training and assistance to all individuals in making healthy dietary choices, and following any pre-established orders by medical professionals.
  • The CBSS is responsible for assisting individuals in personal hygiene tasks for their total care needs, including hand washing, changing soiled clothing, brushing teeth, and assisting with bathroom responsibilities.
  • The CBSS is required to check and respond to messages relative to the program on a daily basis.
  • The CBSS will supervise and evaluate designated individuals group and work performance and report relevant observations. The CBSS will also provide individuals with work, group, and volunteer assignments and instructions.
  • The CBSS will safely transport individuals to and from activities, work, and home, and comply with GAAMHA’s vehicle safety, maintenance, and cell phone use policies.
  • The CBSS will complete paperwork, as necessary, to meet GAAMHA, federal, and state regulatory requirements, to include the following:
    • Ensuring that all electronic documentation is detailed, pertain to the individuals goal and contain accurate objective information based on observations.
    • Note individual progress based on performance.
  • The CBSS will complete required, on-going training requirements within GAAMHA and state required timeframes.
  • The CBSS will occasionally work independently without direct daily supervision.
  • The CBSS’s Behavior must be professional at all times and consistent with GAAMHA’s culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, including treating individuals and others with dignity and respect.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. The candidate having experience working in human services is preferred but not required; experience working with adults or children with disabilities preferred. The candidate must have basic fluency with written and oral English. The candidate must have an acceptable CORI (criminal record assessment) and must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record upon hire and annually.

Physical Requirements

Performing mechanical or physical lifts and/or transfers according to individual client protocols, Assisting with ADL’s, Bending, Housecleaning duties, e.g., laundry, vacuuming, cleaning showers, tubs, dishes, taking out garbage, Standing, Climbing, Kneeling and Pushing, e.g. wheelchairs

Supervision Given

None

Supervision Received

The incumbent is directly supervised by the CBDS Coordinator.

Compensation

This is a Full Time position (Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM) with competitive compensation and a generous benefit and time off package.

To submit your application, click here.

Substance Use Services – Current Openings

Part Time and Per-Diem Recovery Coach - Main Location in Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Recovery Coach assists and mentors’ people in early recovery or seeking recovery from a substance use disorder. Recovery Coaches meet participants at whatever stage they are in, while assisting them in their recovery journey. The candidate must be open to a “multiple pathways” philosophy of recovery. This is a per diem position which requires flexibility in schedule to meet the needs of the participant.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The incumbent connects with new participants to develop a wellness plan and identify the needs of the participant.
  • The incumbent assists in developing natural supports and community living by partnering with each participant to strengthen valued roles (friend, spouse, employee, student, etc.) so a greater sense of identity is established.
  • The incumbent will match the client’s needs with appropriate resources.
  • The incumbent provides peer support to engage participants in a recovery partnership based on the principles of mutuality and “being with, not fixing”.
  • The incumbent will provide services at times coordinated with participants and in publicly accessible locations such as Peer Recovery Centers, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Transportation Hubs etc.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for all participant related record keeping and reports.
  • The incumbent will turn in timesheet (regardless of hours worked) along with time accountability sheet and mileage weekly.
  • The incumbent will adhere to applicable laws, regulations and agency policies
    governing the disclosure of client identifying data and confidentiality.
  • The incumbent will attend all mandatory meetings, trainings, monthly group supervisions, and bi-monthly individual supervisions.
  • The incumbent will network and represent GAAMHA in the community and will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.
  • Other tasks as may be deemed necessary.

Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. The candidate will have completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy along with Ethics for Recovery Coaches or have equivalent training approved by the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification in peer recovery coaching. Recovery Coaches who are in recovery must have two years sustained recovery and have the ability to maintain their own personal recovery while performing the role of Recovery Coach. Incumbent must hold a valid driver’s license, have reliable personal transportation and mobile phone.

Supervision Given

None

Supervision Received

The Recovery Coach receives supervision from the Peer Services and Outreach Coordinator.

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Full-Time and Part-Time Recovery Specialist - Petersham, MA

Job Summary

The Recovery Specialist (RS) provides guidance and direction to residents and oversees resident activities in Family Supportive Housing in accordance with program policies. The RS will participate in ensuring the day-to-day operations of the program to support the culture of recovery and is both trauma and gender informed. The RS will interact with the resident and their child(ren) while also taking part in daily scheduled activities.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The RS directs and supervises the day-to-day operations of the living environment, coordinates on-site activities, and will assist residents with life skills and cooperative living at the Family Supportive House.

  • The RS is responsible for daily monitoring of residents prescribed medication(s), refills, and disposal of discontinued medication(s). Also, the RC will observe and document residents’ daily medication intake on individual resident’s medication sheet. For children under 18, the RS will observe the resident parent administer the child’s medication.

  • The RS will be responsible for appropriate oversight of the program that includes safety issues, assurance of a drug and alcohol-free environment, and 24/7 availability for emergencies.

  • The RS performs resident headcounts and wellness checks on all floors of facility and surrounding property.

  • The RS monitor resident activity and physical plant conditions to ensure safety of residents, children, and coworkers.

  • The RS will know and enforce the requirements and procedures for reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 119, Section 51A.

  • The RS facilitates therapeutic groups using established curricula and create progress notes detailing attendance and participation of individuals.

  • The RS will prepare typed and/or legibly written reports as required and document relevant information in shift change logs.

  • The RS will transport residents, as necessary.

  • The RS will participate in the regularly scheduled staff meetings and monthly in-service trainings.

  • The RS will represent GAAMHA/FSH/Greenwich House in the community and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.

  • The RS will adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and agency policies governing the disclosure of client identifying information and confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Candidates with CADC/LADC certification(s) and/or experience working with homeless individuals and families with substance disorders and/or experience in a residential treatment setting is preferred. Candidates that have a demonstrated capacity to support people in early recovery from substance use disorders is preferred. Candidates identifying as being in recovery from SUD, one year of continuous sobriety is required. The candidate must have excellent oral, written, and social skills and be able to demonstrate cultural competency. The candidate must possess computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office. A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are required.

Supervision Received

The Recovery Specialist is supervised by the FSH Program Director.

Supervision Given

None

To submit your application, click here.

Part-Time Children's Services Coordinator - Petersham, MA

Job Summary

The Children’s Services Coordinator (CSC) provides services to pregnant and parenting women in recovery from substance use disorders and their children based on their Family Service Plan (FSP). The CSC is also responsible for assisting with creating a home setting that is supportive, trauma-informed and recovery oriented.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The CSC will process new admissions, orient parents to all available children services, policies, procedures and any questions or concerns that may arise.

  • The CSC will complete all necessary child assessments.

  • The CSC will ensure that children’s immunizations are up to date unless parents provide a written statement that vaccinations or immunizations are medically contraindicated.

  • The CSC will ensure the delivery of social services, emergency, and non-emergency services, either directly or through referrals. This includes a medical examination for children in accordance with recommended schedules of pediatric care and will obtain parent’s consent prior to referring a child for services or consulting with service providers.

  • The CSC enhances supportive services by supervising and facilitating basic parenting, childcare and child development workshops to include discussion and other structured family activities.

  • The CSC will assist parent in ensuring school age children are registered and attending school. Additionally, assist parents in obtaining childcare services and after school care.

  • The CSC provides after school programming for school age children during after school hours.

  • The CSC designs and provides drug and alcohol-free leisure activities that support both children and parents.

  • The CSC Supervise onsite parent- organized activities promoting parent/child interaction at least one hour a day when residents are with their children and encourage parents and children to participate in group social activities.

  • The CSC observes and interacts with children living in the program, encourages and promotes the family’s achievement of self-sufficiency and ensures parents are providing care and supervision to their children.

  • The CSC develops and maintains Community Resources for both parent and child to include mental health, behavioral concerns, physical needs, learning disabilities, and other services required by parent and/or child.

  • The CSC is responsible for all related recordkeeping and reporting.

  • The CSC attends all regularly scheduled staff meetings and monthly in-service trainings.

  • The CSC adheres to applicable laws, regulations and agency policies governing the disclosure of client identifying data and confidentiality.

  • The CSC Know and enforce the requirements and procedures for reporting suspected cases of abuse and neglect in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 119, Section 51A.

  • The CSC represent GAAMHA/FSH/Greenwich House in the community and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Child Services Coordinator will have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with 4 courses or 12 credits in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a related field. A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working directly with families with children is preferred. College experience preferred; however, a combination of college and/or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications. The candidate must have excellent oral, written, and social skills and be able to demonstrate cultural competency. The candidate must possess computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office. The applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received

The Children’s Services Coordinator is supervised by the FSH Program Director.

Supervision Given

None

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Part-Time Case Manager - Petersham, MA

Job Summary

The Family Supportive Housing Case Manager (CM) provides services to residents with substance use disorder and their children who live in GAAMHA Family Supportive Housing facilities. These services include a full range of case management activities with a goal of developing self-sufficiency and sustained recovery for the individuals served.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The CM is responsible for the development and implementation of the individual family service plan and its elements with the residents and children.

  • The CM will establish parenting supports that foster family stability and healthy parent-child relationships.

  • The CM will assist the resident in utilizing support systems, appropriate resources, and available community resources to maintain recovery and wellness.

  • The CM will work with community partners to help support the active search for permanent housing.

  • The CM will work with community partners to help develop employment opportunities for residents and leverage pre-employment supports to remove barriers to employment for the client.

  • The CM ensures client has transportation to other needed services, such as interviews, community self-help meetings, medical appointments, court appearances, emergencies, and other community appointments.

  • The CM will administer urinalysis/breathalyzer tests to ensure compliance with program rules.

  • The CM will be responsible for all related recordkeeping and reports.

  • The CM will attend all mandatory meetings and trainings.

  • The CM will know and enforce the requirements and procedures for reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 119, Section 51A.

  • The CM will adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and agency policies governing the disclosure of client identifying data and confidentiality.

  • The CM will network and represent GAAMHA/Family Supportive Housing in the community and will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field with 1 year of experience working with homeless families with substance use disorders. A LADC II-, or 3-5-years’ experience providing counseling and/or case management services to individuals and families with substance use disorders is accepted in place of a bachelor’s degree. The candidate must have a working knowledge of multiple pathways to recovery and other mutual aid support programs i.e., MAT/MOUD. The applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written), ability to establish strong relationships at all levels, work individually within a distributed team, and be able to manage multiple priorities. Be able to demonstrate cultural competence and carry out all duties in compliance with HIPAA and 42CFR Part 2. Experience with electronic medical records, preferably KIPU is a plus. The candidate must hold a valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received

The Case Manager receives administrative supervision from the FSH Program Director and clinical supervision from the Clinical Supervisor.

Supervision Given

None

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Transportation – Current Openings

Part-Time Driver - Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Driver will maintain regular communication with appropriate Transit staff in regard to the riders (wheelchair and ambulatory). The hours of employment may vary depending on job assignment; however, usually result in 20 to 30 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure the safe daily transportation of clients under his/her supervision.

  • Assist riders, when necessary, in boarding and debarking vehicle; use of seat belts, etc. This includes pushing and pulling of wheelchairs and safely securing the passenger.

  • Riders are not to be left unattended on vans.

  • Attend in-service and mandatory training sessions as required.

  • Drivers carry and maintain route logs, vehicle checklist, time card and cellular phone.

  • Driver notifies office immediately of any emergency or unusual situation to receive further instructions.

  • Available for night and weekend driving as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screen, CORI, fingerprinting and the ability to obtain a hackney license. All fees associated to these requirements are paid by GAAMHA, Inc.

Qualifications

High School Graduate with a minimum of two years full-time employment of which six months must have been in a related field. Substitutions for education: High School equivalency test, GED, in combination with experience and training in industry, which in the judgment of the Transit Supervisor, would meet the job requirements. A minimum of three years driving experience is required. Applicants must also have an acceptable driving record.

Supervision Given

The incumbent supervises his/her assigned riders.

Supervision Received

The incumbent is supervised directly by the Transit Services Manager.

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Administrative – Current Openings

There are currently no openings in this department.

Maintenance – Current Openings

There are currently no openings in this department.

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