The New England Center for Children - Residential Direct Care Staff-Level 1 - Job Description - Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Residential Direct Care Staff-Level 1

Posted: 09/23/2021

We serve students between the ages of 3 and 22 diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, language delays, intellectual disability, behavior disorders, and related disabilities. The Center’s programs and services are designed to accommodate a broad range of functional levels and varying degrees of disability. The Center provides a full range of educational, residential, and treatment programs designed to help children reach their full potential. The goal of maximizing independence serves as the foundation of all Center programs. Each program has been developed to address varying skills and multiple levels of functioning. 

Overall Responsibility  

Under the supervision of the team coordinators and Program Specialist, the Residential Direct Care Staff (Level 1 Teacher) is responsible for the direct care and ABA instruction of students in the classroom and/or residence. This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives. This position is an entry-level position designed for individuals interested in a career in human service, special education, and/or ABA.  



There are two types of Level 1 Teacher schedules available:       

 Evening/Weekend Residential Direct Care Staff: This schedule includes four weekday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm and one weekend day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

School/Residence Direct Care Staff:  The schedule includes four weekdays and one-weekend shift, including daytime and evening hours in a 40-hour workweek.   




Full-Time positions receive: 4 weeks paid vacation per year.  

Part-Time positions available with pro-rated benefits     



  • Minimum of Associate's degree OR actively working on a degree BA/BS  
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment.  
  • Individuals must be physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for a challenging work experience.   

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