Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

Career Opportunities

Consider Opportunities for Inclusion (formerly GWArc) for employment opportunities in the field of disabilities!

We are committed to hiring superior employees to deliver services to our adult participants in day and employment programs as well as recreational services to all ages. Now in our 62nd year as a provider of quality services, our emphasis on staff development includes onsite and offsite trainings as needed in a range of topics such as supervisory skills, communication skills, geriatric/Alzheimer's trainings, sign language and human rights, to name a few. Additionally, employees may access our Tuition Reimbursement benefit after six months of employment.

Located at two sites in Waltham, MA, we offer competitive salaries and excellent training to our employees. Benefits, based upon a forty hour work week, include vacation, personal and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, section 125 plan, flexible spending, 403B Tax Sheltered Annuity, and pension plan. AA/EOE

Please email cover letter and resume to
admin@oppsforinclusion.org or mail to Personnel, Opportunities for Inclusion, 56 Chestnut St., Waltham, MA 02453.


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Job Title:
Director of Day Habilitation
Job Category:
Day Habilitation
Job Location:
56 Chestnut Street
Responsibilities:
Join our team and make a difference for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Opportunities for Inclusion is seeking a full time Director of Day Habilitation for our Waltham location. Responsible for the daily oversight of adults with moderate to severe challenges, the ideal candidate has experience with MassHealth regulations and documentation as well as superb supervisory experience. Programming for this population includes improvement of day activities lead by staff and organizing and integrating music, canine, art, behaviorist and other specialists as well as significant university volunteer involvement.
Qualifications:
Master's Degree preferred or Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of progressive responsibility in a Day Hab program. Excellent organizational, communication, management and team building skills required. Experience with DDS Survey & Certification and CARF requirements is necessary. Sign language skills a plus.
Additional Info:
Other Qualifications: Car and valid driver's license, computer literacy and ability to work an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day, plus occasional early evening meetings.
Salary Range:
$50,000+ depending on qualifications
Job Title:
Adult Family Care Nurse
Job Category:
Adult Family Care (AFC) Program
Responsibilities:
Our Adult Family Care (AFC) program seeks an RN to meet the needs of our growing program. Our nurses visit families in their homes to provide support and training, and monitor the health status of those we serve. Responsibilities also include completion of progress notes and various reports. This is not a skilled nursing position.
Qualifications:
The RN must be licensed by the Mass Board of Registration and have at least two years recent experience in the direct care of the elderly or adults with disabilities. A valid driver's license and car are necessary. Mileage is reimbursed.
Additional Info:
WORK SCHEDULE: The position is 30-hours per week with flexible hours with no nights, weekends or holidays!

WE OFFER: Flexible schedules, direct deposit, vacation and personal days, birthdays off, paid holidays and sick time, medical and dental, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Salary Range:
Based on Qualifications
Job Title:
Assistant Director of Employment & Community Based Services
Job Category:
Employment & CBDS Program
Responsibilities:
Join our team and help us continue our mission!

Opportunities for Inclusion seeks an Assistant Director of the ECB Program to support the program director in implementing the agency's new strategic plan and annual operations. S/he will maintain oversight of Group Supported Employment (in four local area universities) including liaison to those schools' staffs and Opportunities for Inclusion employees in already established food service and maintenance sites. S/he is responsible for coordinating staffing at the sites, including direct coverage if needed. Outreach to area businesses seeking appropriate work sites and develops and maintains ongoing positive relationships with host companies and funding sources (Dept. of Developmental Disabilities and Mass Rehab Commission). The position includes assistance to the agency's participants in work readiness and may include training and oversight in new employment positions as well as travel training. Opportunities for Inclusion promotes independence, participant choice and community inclusion for those we support.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in related field and 3-5 years in managerial responsibilities and community employment services to the i/dd population. Supervision experience required. Excellent organizational, communication and coordination skills. Ability to effectively develop relationships with a wide range of employers and with person with challenges.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to multi task and to prepare and update reports on computer. Driver's license and car. Experience in customer relations required. Commitment to GWArc's mission & goals especially the concept of community inclusion, consumer choice and self-determination. Computer literate. Professional appearance and presentation a must.
Additional Info:
WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hrs. Flexible schedule includes some evening hours.
Salary Range:
Low 40s depending on education and experience
Job Title:
Developmental Disabilities Assistant
Job Category:
Day Habilitation
Job Location:
56 Chestnut Street
Responsibilities:
The Developmental Disabilities Assistant assists participant(s) to participate and benefit from Day Habilitation activities through the implementation of Program routines, and other daily scheduled program activities; enhances participants' independence, dignity and safety by assisting participant(s) in personal and self care activities and during transitions to and from program activities. The Developmental Disabilities Assistant is expected to perform job duties consistent with Opportunities for Inclusion policies and procedures and participant individualized plans and interventions.
Qualifications:
Associates Degree and 1-2 years of paid or unpaid experience working with people with disabilities or in a care giving/teaching role or H.S./GED with 3-5 years related experience.

Other Qualifications: Functional capability to lift, transfer, pivot and bear participant(s) weight in a safe manner. Able to work effectively within a variety of settings. Commitment to community inclusion and upholding the dignity of people with disabilities. Flexible and able to respond to a variety of requests.
Additional Info:
Work Schedule: Variable
Salary Range:
Based on qualifications and experience
Job Title:
Recreation Assistant
Job Category:
Recreation
Responsibilities:
Seeking reliable, mature, energetic individual to assist with Opportunities for Inclusion agency and community recreational activities for adults and children with disabilities. Flex hours weekly mid-afternoon, evenings and occasional weekends. Will provide programmatic training and CPR/First Aid training as necessary.
Qualifications:
Car and license necessary. Some experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
Additional Info:
Flex hours weekly mid-afternoon, evenings and occasional weekends.
Salary Range:
Based on qualifications and experience
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