Beyond Akeela Head Advisor (Residential Leadership Role)

Beyond Akeela is an overnight teen program that supports and develops the social-emotional, organizational, and independent living skills of teens preparing to transition to college. Set on a college campus, Beyond Akeela teens gain experience with dorm living, navigating a college campus, and managing their daily schedule with coaching and mentorship from an experienced group of young professionals.

Daily activities include community service opportunities, traditional camp activities, dedicated exercise time, teen talks, and exciting day trips. All the while they’ll be cooking for each other, doing their own laundry, managing budgets, developing meaningful peer connections, and having conversations about teen appropriate topics to reflect on their readiness for college.

Job Description

The Beyond Akeela Head Advisor plays an essential role in the life and social skill development of teenagers who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school. They are the leader of a team that is responsible for the safety and well-being of a cohort of 15 teens / session over the course of the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Social Scaffolding & Behavior Management: The Head Advisor is responsible for creating social opportunities and scaffolding for teens in their cohort to take healthy social risks. They will be also identified as a go to person for more challenging situations that Advisors need support working through. They will work with Advisors and Directors to come up behavior plans as well as address group dynamics and camper concerns as appropriate.
  • Staff Support: The Head Advisor supports and provides informal/formal feedback to a group of 4 staff members with whom they work with to create a transformative experience for their teen cohort. This includes leading daily meetings.
  • Parent Communication: The Head Advisor will provide weekly progress updates to parents of all teens in their cohort. Communication will also be written and verbal. Head Advisors also prepare written progress reports for all teens at the end of each session.

A Qualified Advisor

  • Has at least a bachelor’s degree in a field related to youth development.
  • Has multiple years of direct work experience with youth on the autism spectrum.
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    as prior experience supervising and leading a team, and confidence leading a team.
  • Thrives in a collaborative decision-making environment and is comfortable making big-picture decisions that affect the trajectory of the program.
  • Manages their time well and is comfortable balancing a variety of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Has the ability to live and work in a stimulating and high stress work environment with irregular hours including early mornings and evenings.
  • Must be willing to live in a communal dorm environment with teen campers and young adult staff members (with private bath and bedroom).
  • Must be comfortable working on feet for extended periods of time.

Compensation / Benefits

  • Meals and housing fully covered for duration of term. All staff members live on site for their term at camp.
  • $3500-$5500 salary, based on level of experience and qualifications.
  • Travel stipend for assistance getting to/from camp.
  • Unparalleled hands-on experience with students on autism spectrum disorder in residential setting.
  • Membership with American Camp Association, including discounts at outfitters like Chaco, Keen, and others.
  • An opportunity to grow your professional/personal network of like-minded professionals working in related fields.

Interested candidates should send their resume and any questions to Kevin Trimble, director of Beyond Akeela, at kevin@campakeela.com

Weekly babysitter for infants (East Arlington)

We are looking for a babysitter/mother’s helper to help with our 5 week old twins on a weekly basis! It would be a few times a week (2-3) for three-ish hours at a time. We live in East Arlington, about a mile from Tufts campus. Responsibilities would include helping with bottles and feeding, soothing babies, emptying the dishwasher, occasional laundry, watching the babies while they sleep so I (mom) can run a quick errand or go on a walk, etc. 

Currently paying $22 per hour and we’re looking for someone up to date on their vaccinations (covid, flu). We also have a cat who mostly keeps to herself.

If interested, please text me (Maggie) at 518-209-3166. Thanks!

Summer Teaching Fellow Program (Western Mass)

Northfield Mount Hermon isn’t just a school; it’s a vibrant, engaging and inclusive living and learning summer program for students in grades 7-12, in beautiful western Massachusetts. Since 1905, we have welcomed students from over 129 countries and all 50 states to our summer program, both to learn and to shape the future. Here, your passion for teaching and nurturing young minds will become a transformative experience.

Our NMH Summer Teaching Fellows Program is a hands-on, all-encompassing dive into the world of education. Picture yourself:

  • Interacting in the classroom: Assist lead teachers, plan and teach courses, and conduct extra-help sessions.
  • Inspiring beyond academics: Coach sports, supervise extracurricular activities, and be the mentor you always wished you had.
  • Engaging meaningfully: Advise a group of six to eight students, sharing in their joys, challenges, and growth.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Do you have a strong academic record and a heart that beats for teaching? Do you seek to make a difference? Are you ready for a challenge? Are you passionate about equity, inclusion, and anti-racist education? If yes, you are exactly the person we need.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Your reward: In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy the comfort of housing and meals. It’s like being part of a big, supportive family.
  • Your team: You’ll join 30 dedicated summer teaching fellows, each bringing their own unique spark to NMH.
  • Your guides: You’ll learn from seasoned educators who are expert teachers and will become lifelong mentors.

Ready to Hop On Board? Join Us!

  • Apply early! Here is the application form. We post the position on Handshake and other college platforms and start reviewing applications in December. We hire on a rolling basis, so while the deadline is Feb. 1, 2024, we highly recommend submitting your application ASAP.
  • What do you need to apply? An application form, a resume, a personal statement explaining why you are suited to this position, a transcript (GPA 3.0+), and two letters of recommendation.
  • Additional notes: Whether you’re a rising college junior or senior, a recent graduate, or a grad student, you’re welcome at NMH Summer. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents or have visa-free work eligibility. 
  • Please reach out to us at summer@nmhschool.org with any questions.

After school babysitting starting in mid-January (Winchester)

We are looking for an after school babysitter in Winchester for our 5, 8 and 9 year olds starting mid-January. No need to drive them anywhere! Just a 2 minute walk from our home to pick them up at school and then help with snack, play, arts and crafts. Looking for Monday – Friday 2:00-5:00 or 2:00-5:30, but open to splitting up days between babysitters! If you might be interested, even if only for a few days, please reach out! We also have a non-shedding friendly bernadoodle dog too. Thanks for considering!

Contact: katropea@gmail.com if interested in learning more!

Dog-sitting over winter break

I am looking for someone to watch my dog, Harley, while I am away from December 24th to January 2nd. She is a very sweet dog, great with animals, people, potty trained, and an overall fan favorite. She needs the basics; three walks a day, feeding twice a day, and some love and affection. I can pay $300-350 for the 10 days. You can choose to either take care of her at my apartment in Chinatown or keep her with you at your place for the 10 days. I will pick up and drop her off if you are interested in the second option. Please text Hyatt Aronoff at (201) 787-5082 if you are interested.

Marketing and Communications Intern (Museum of Fine Arts)

The Communications team (Creative, Database Marketing, Marketing and Public Relations) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), promotes the MFA’s collection, exhibitions and programs through outreach to local, national and international press, print and digital advertising,  management of social media channels with over 1.3 million followers, and email marketing. 

The team is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented intern with strong writing skills and an interest in pursuing a career in communications. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Officer, the intern will become integrated into the daily operations of the Marketing and Communications team, gaining valuable practical skills and workplace experience. 

Through mentorship from a team of experienced professionals and experience in a fast-paced environment, the student will gain valuable practical skills for a future career in communications. They will also have opportunities to grow their professional networks through interactions with colleagues and interns from departments across the Museum. 

The intern must commit to work onsite 12-20 hours per week (within Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm parameters), from Jan 19 through Apr 26, 2024, including attendance at the Museum Pathways & Practices professional development course from 12-2pm on the following Fridays: Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 1, Apr 5, Apr 12, and Apr 19. 

The intern will be paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour. 

As we amplify our efforts toward becoming a truly inclusive institution, ensuring that diversity, equity, and access are lived values, we actively encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply to the program. 

Read the full posting here.

Summer Art Director (summer camp in Berkshires)

Danbee Arts & Dance Camp, an all-girls program located in the Berkshires, is currently hiring for their summer 2024 Art Director.

We run two-week camp sessions for girls ages 10-15, giving them a space to grow as artists while also experiencing all of the fun of a traditional camp, like waterfront activities and special events, offered to complement studio time!

The Art Director fully supervises our arts programs. This includes overseeing 8-10 art instructors, the summer’s curriculum, studio upkeep, and our end-of-session art shows. Our program provides a non-competitive, supportive environment, so the Art Director promotes a learning environment that is not about being the best or most experienced, but is instead about being fun, encouraging, safe and age-appropriate. The ideal candidate is an experienced art educator with a bachelor’s in a relevant discipline, with strong organization and communication skills.

June 23 – August 4, 2024 in Hinsdale, MA. Competitive salary; paid travel to camp; meals and lodging included.

Interested applicants should send a resume to info@DanbeeArtsDance.com

We are seeking to fill this position no later than December 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

School Psychologist (Chelsea Public Schools)

he Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates all students and families. In CPS, we believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best by ensuring a safe and supportive environment for school and classroom environments. The school system educates over 6,200 students in 11 schools, including a pre-K-1st grade school, 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, a virtual school, and 2 high schools. CPS is a culturally responsive school district. We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful relationships that fosters and promotes high expectations and risk taking. We are a district of multilingual students where languages are an asset to student development and growth. More information about CPS can be found on our website at www.chelseaschools.com/cps.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs psychological assessments and presents in an oral and written format
  • Provides individual and group therapy to designated special needs students
  • Provides crisis intervention
  • Screens referrals in conjunction with other designated school personnel
  • Participates in the prereferral process as needed
  • Consults on a regular basis with classroom teachers regarding special needs students
  • Performs other duties assigned by the District Principal or the Director of Special Education

Qualifications Required:

  1. Valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education licensure as a School Psychologist
  2. Experience working with a diverse population
  3. Licensed as a Psychologist in Massachusetts
  4. M.Ed. school psychology
  5. Knowledge of: integration and inclusive models of instruction; differentiated instruction and response to intervention; curriculum modifications, behavior management strategies, and learning styles
  6. Ability to: perform and interpret psychological evaluations, including projectives; provide individual and small group therapy to the school-age students; work closely and harmoniously with parents, teachers, and administrators
  7. Knowledge of special education programs and regulations
  8. Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Experience working in a school setting

Terms:

All teachers are members of the Chelsea Teachers Union (CTU). The length of the school day is 6.5 hours, but subject to longer hours for schools with extended day. The number of school days are 185 days.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Chelsea Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Flexible contract work for School Psychologists (Boston Area)

We have the need for one to two school psychologists to complete contract work for a metro area school district performing IEP evaluations. We are a small neuropsychology practice in the Boston Metro area. The position will be flexible, although it is likely that there will be sufficient work to keep them full-time in the near-to-medium future, potentially long-term.

Compensation: approximately $125/hr. 

The position would also be a great fit for somebody who has their own practice and wants additional work to supplement.

If you are interested, email Rebecca Wershba, Ph.D. Boston Metro Neuropsychology @ rwershba@bostonmetronp.com or call at 781-347-2165.

School Psychologist (Dorchester)

Why NHCS?
Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is a tuition-free open enrollment charter school for grades K1-12 in Dorchester that is a public alternative to traditional district schools. We serve over 800 students across two campuses predominantly from the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.  We believe in the social emotional well-being of our students and know that a well-coached and supported educator is instrumental in helping our scholars both academically and in their SEL growth. We do not give up on kids. Our expectation is that all of our students thrive at NHCS, graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education on the path to life success. Our educators are partners with our scholars and their families as they embark on this path.
 
What is the School Psychologist role?
 
As a School Psychologist you care deeply about the success of your students and create strong relationships to leverage success both in and out of the classroom. You understand the unique demands of working with students with significant emotional or behavioral needs and are excited to help scholars maximize their functioning in school and reach their fullest potential. You act as case-manager and liaison for these students, evaluate their strengths and challenges, and create and monitor individualized plans to support their ongoing success.
 
You will work at both of our campuses (Queen St. and Centre St.) supporting scholars with IEPs or 504 plans. The hours are Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Someone coming to us with two years of previous experience and a master’s degree can expect to make $63,222.
 
Is this You?

  • You are committed to cultivating anti-racist, culturally responsive and restorative practices;
  • You have earned a Master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work, or a related clinical field or a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Special Education;
  • You have a certification in Moderate Disabilities, School Psychology, or clinical work (preferred)
  • You are familiar with trauma informed practices
  • You believe in a Warm Demanding ethos where the two phrases, “We care about you” and “We have the highest expectations for you” go hand in hand.
  • You are committed to cultivating the social emotional wellbeing of all of our scholars both in and out of the classroom;
  • You will thrive in a community in which all members demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope;
  • You are able to start as soon as possible.

Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is committed to being an anti-racist organization. The work of racial justice does not belong to a department or position; it is the responsibility of every member of our community – scholar, family, and educator. As an educational organization, we are committed to continual growth and learning so everyone can find a safe place to belong and walk on their own anti-racist journey in the midst of a racially diverse and vibrant community. This will ensure that we, as an organization, reflect, equip, and care for all.

We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, age, disability, marital status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  We encourage you to apply even if you feel that you do not meet all the stated requirements for the position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Thank you for your interest in our school. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and look forward to hearing from you. Please send a cover letter and resume using the provided link.