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The Home for Little Wanderers Vocational Support Staff-Bonus Eligible in Walpole, Massachusetts


The position is eligible for an up to $2500 sign-on bonus!

The Home for Little Wanderers is seeking a Vocational Support Staff to support special education students in work, educational, and residential settings at the Walpole, MA location. Seeking a professional with a background in special education and supporting students with developing work skills. Successful candidate should be a flexible individual interested in working in an innovative and dynamic setting in collaboration with both the educational team and members of the community.

How You’ll Be Making A Difference

  • Responsible for providing on-site and community-based supports to students in a variety of community settings

  • Direct supervision and monitoring of students in community and employment training settings to ensure well-being and safety of the student always

  • Consistently model appropriate work maturity skills and hold students to the same expectations

  • Monitor students work performance and provide feedback and prompts when needed

  • Ensure safety is always being maintained in the work environment

  • Maintain and model positive, professional working relationships with students and business owners

  • Ability to apply professional standards of conduct in all professional relationships

  • Assist students to appropriately access community settings

  • Assist students in employment training through job coaching

  • Communicate effectively with employers and co-workers to ensure students are integrated into the work environment

  • Work with students in community or residential setting by providing the supports as outlined by the Principal

  • Familiarize employers and co-workers with the needs of students and model appropriate interactions

  • Assist in preparation and inventory of instructional and employment training materials utilized in community setting

  • May plan and participate in activities with clients/students on an individual and small group (less than 6) level in accordance with treatment plans and goals. Teach age-appropriate life skills and social skills through modeling, counseling, and other techniques. Participate in groups and activities designed to enhance growth and development.

  • Participate in off-campus recreational/educational activities

  • Maintain a safe and supportive environment. Manage living, dining, educational, recreational areas to provide a clean, organized environment for students. Insure adequate supervision of students through coordination of care with other staff.

  • Provide group and individual behavior support and intervention as trained, including the use of TCI appropriate physical restraint as necessary. Coordinate medical and emergency situations with the supervisor.

  • Work in close communication with Vocational Coordinator and provide information to inform the teacher about student needs and progress

  • Keep informed about and conduct and maintain data collection, which may include attendance, data on IEP goals, daily tracking forms, and other forms for educational program

  • Assist students with personal care needs in community or employment training settings as necessary

  • Assist students with travel training

  • Attend and actively participate in program or team meetings as requested

  • Promote student access and independence in community and employment training settings through modeling and monitoring

  • Assist students to acquire positive social behaviors in both the community and employment training settings

  • Schedule may include evening or weekend hours to support student employment.


  • Experience working with students receiving special education services with a wide range of disabilities including cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral deficits.

  • Ability to work confidently and effectively.

  • Serve as a chief source of information and assisting any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Ability to calmly and effectively respond to urgent or emergency situations.

  • Retail experience preferred but not required.

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • And more!

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)