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Seven Hills Foundation Program Director in Barre, Massachusetts

Reporting to the Vice President the Program Director is responsible for leading and managing the residential, clinical, education, nursing, training, program quality improvement (PQI), maintenance, and food service departments. S/he will review on an ongoing basis services being offered and develop new programs as needs emerge. S/he will be responsible for all activities pertaining to child care, treatment, education, facilities and licensure. The Program Director informs the Vice President of all program issues and accomplishments.

The Program Director partners with administrative staff while also being responsible for all program planning, organizing, operating, and staffing. S/he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the program aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the Vice President. S/he is responsible for ensuring that Stetson School’s services are in compliance with all federal, state, funding, and city regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements.

Benefits for Full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance: Offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, with generous company contribution.

  • Enhanced Retirement Plan: 25% - 33% Employer match based on tenure.

  • Student Loan Assistance: Consolidation, counseling, & limited employer contribution!

  • Discounted Tuition with College & University Partnerships!

  • Tuition Assistance: Reimbursed or prepaid college coursework!

  • Home Mortgage Initiative: Favorable down payment (3-5%), reduced closing costs co-paid by Seven Hills!

Work-Life Balance:

  • Generous Accrued Paid Vacation: 3 weeks in your first year!

  • Vacation Cash-Out Option

  • 3 Paid Personal Days

  • 11 Paid Holidays

  • Accrued Paid Sick Time


Participates in admission decisions by serving on the Oversight Committee designed to ensure that student’s whose behaviors, age, or other factors fall outside the agency’s admission criteria are appropriate for placement at Stetson School based on the student’s individual needs, risk level, service history, and services

Licensing and Funding:

Responsible for ensuring compliance with Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Elementary and Special Education (DESE) and other state and local licensing regulations. Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with all licensing and funding personnel.

Treatment and Education Services

Ensures that residential treatment services and education are delivered according to the agency’s articulated philosophy and ties individual needs to specific interventions and education, and to achievement of stated goals. Ensures that residential services are provided in a time limited, interdisciplinary, psycho-educational, and therapeutic through a 24-hour-a-day structured program.

Risk Prevention and Management

Assures that Stetson School possesses relevant licenses and complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Conducts risk reduction and risk prevention activities; and monitors and evaluates risk prevention and management effectiveness.

Conducts an internal assessment of overall risk at least annually, that includes compliance with legal requirements, including licensing and mandatory reporting laws, fiscal accountability, and governance; health and safety, including use of facilities; programmatic contract compliance; staff training regarding areas of risk; and security of program related information, including client confidentiality.

Ensures that student records contain sufficient, accurate information regarding student identity and treatment. Ensures that student records comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. Ensures that access to confidential student records meets legal requirements, and is limited appropriate individuals with approved access.

Performance and Quality Improvement

Promotes a culture that values service quality and ongoing efforts by the full organization to achieve strong performance, program goals, and positive results for students.

Behavior Support and Management

Promotes a safe and therapeutic environment and provide necessary supports and resources to keep staff, students and their parent’s safe; and minimize the use of restrictive behavior management interventions.

Ensures that behavior management policies and practices comply with federal, state, and local legal and regulatory requirements.


Responsible for and oversees the staff training and development program.

Ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of a training and development program, including orientation and specialized training that enhances the knowledge, skills, and abilities of personnel and prepares personnel to assume their responsibilities.

Supervision of Staff and Campus

Oversight and direct supervision of Food Service Manager. Aware of all USDA, DESE and DOE, requirements, application and review processes.

Direct Supervision of Assistant Residential Directors.

Aware of campus maintenance issues through direct and consistent contact with the Maintenance Supervisor and Seven Hills Maintenance Director. Ensures the Maintenance Department is in compliance with Health, Fire, Building and all other related inspections and or reviews.

Directly involved in supply ordering approval, inventory control for, but not limited to furniture, hygiene, recreation, cleaning, etc...

Works closely with Human Resources regarding employee issues and concerns, discipline and discipline appeal process.

Participates in rotating administrator weekly on-call. During this time, must be available nights and weekends for directors and supervisors to contact as needed. Must be able to assess campus needs and respond appropriately to situations after hours to include weekdays, and weekends.

Other duties include:

  • Oversight and direct supervision of Food Sevice Manager and aware of all USDA. DOE, DESE requirements, application and review processes

  • Aware of campus maintenance issues through direct and consistent contact with the Maintenance Supervior and Seven Hills Maintenance Director. Health, Fire, Building and all other related inspections and or reviews.

  • Responsible for Licensing compliance and funder relations.

  • Directly involved in supply ordering approval, inventory control for, but not limited to furniture, hygiene, recreation, cleaning, etc...

  • Direct Supervision of Assitant Residential Directors.

  • Very involved in HR and employee issues and concerns, discipline and discipline appeal process

  • Share in On-call process

  • Ability to asssess campus needs and respond appropriatey to situations after hours to include weekdays , and weekends.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in human service management, clinical, social work, counseling, or related fields.

  • Four to ten years related experiences and/or training in sex offender treatment and/or residential management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of collaborative, team-oriented management styles, interdisciplinary teams, treatment planning, employment laws, regulations, policies and ethical concerns relating to confidentiality, reporting risk management, youth participation and confrontation, juvenile court systems, social systems, legal parameters, therapeutic/legal interface, and various theories of sexual deviance.

  • Requires a current valid driver’s license from state of residence.

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time, occasional overnights, and out of state travel.

  • Ability to occasionally work nights, overnights, and weekends.

  • Ability to carry and respond to a pager on off-duty hours for on-call purposes.

Thank you for your interest in Seven Hills Foundation! We value every applicant. If you experience any difficulty in applying or need assistance, please contact the main office at 508-755-2340.

You can also see an overview of the amazing work our organization does with this video:

ID: 18403

Schedule: M-F (9am - 5pm) and on-call responsibilities

Street: 455 South Street