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Riverside Community Care Assistant Program Director - Riverside School in Milford / Needham, Massachusetts

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as an Assistant Program Director for our amazing Riverside School!

The Riverside School aims to provide student-centered educational experiences that are clinically focused and foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning. Our program and services support opportunities for leadership within the school, home and larger community, allowing youth to develop self-esteem and to graduate within a time frame commensurate with their peers.

The Riverside School serves students from grades six through twelve and offers a high staff to student ratio in a small group setting, with skilled educational and clinical professionals.

The Assistant Program Director will work in close coordination with the Riverside Program Director, providing critical administrative oversight and leadership of the Riverside School, including a weekly schedule to ensure shared day to day direct management at both the Milford and Needham School sites.

In collaboration with Program Director, the Assistant Program Director oversees and manages critical duties across both school sites, including staff training, supervision, IEP oversight, service coordination oversight, and ensuring compliance around quarterly reports.

The Assistant Program Director will be the administrator in charge for both sites in Needham and Milford in the absence of Program Director.

Salary: $88,000/year

The Riverside School is a 12-month school.

Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM with full on-site and in-person programming .

To learn more about the Riverside School, please watch this inspirational video! Derek’s Story: Riverside School (

Why You'll Love RiversideWe make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.

Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care

  • Eleven paid holidays

  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time

  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan

  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring

  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events

  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee

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Required Skills

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle

Required Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education and a license as a special educator

  • Knowledge of DESE regulations including MCAS requirements

  • Degree and experience must comply with current program needs to meet DESE standards

  • Management/supervisory or administrative experience in a similar service setting

  • Experience working with youth with emotional disabilities and their families

    The Riverside School (Riverside) does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or homelessness in treatment or employment at Riverside, admission or access to Riverside, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Riverside operates. Riverside is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI); disability (Section 504); sex (Title IX); or age (Age Act). Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to Riverside may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to:

  • Section 504 Coordinator(s): Monica Garlick, (781) 320-5383, 270 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Dedham, MA 02026

  • Title IX Coordinator(s): Paulo Fulton, (781) 320-5312, 270 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Dedham, MA 02026

  • Age Act Coordinator(s): Monica Garlick, (781) 320-5383, 270 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Dedham, MA 02026