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Thank you for your interest in United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston. The staff at UCP of MetroBoston are dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and committed to disability awareness. Are you interested in making a difference? Browse our list of open positions and submit your resume today.

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Program Director - Residential


Hours: 40 Hours

Location: Hyde Park

Post Date: April 15, 2016

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with three years’ experience in human service related position working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. At least one year of this experience must have been in a management or administrative capacity. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with good driving record and must be willing to travel throughout the Metro Boston area. Must have excellent oral and written communication and attention to detail.

Responsibilities: Assist individuals in meeting the UCP mission: Advancing the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Candidate must be able to lead a team with positivity and infuse a sense of passion in helping employees to achieve the UCP mission. Duties include but are not limited to coordinating support services for program participants; providing staff supervision, oversight and training; planning, organizing, and participating in recreational activities for residents of the program; ensure and participate in providing high quality standard of personal care and household management. Must participate in clinical and other meetings and complete required tasks and paperwork. Complete all necessary assessments, implementation strategies, and follow-up documentation within the timelines and guidelines of the funding sources. Implementing and maintaining systems relating to requirements for funding sources such as ISP’s, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, record maintenance, medical documentation, preparation for QUEST, CARF, DPH and other audits, managing program outcomes and the day to day operations of the program. Must be able to be MAP certified and capable of overseeing the medication administration for the program including inventory and ordering of medication, oversight of documentation, completing and following up on MOR’s if necessary.


Program Director - Residential


Hours: 40 Hours

Location: Jamaica Plain

Post Date: April 6, 2016

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with three years’ experience in human service related position working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. At least one year of this experience must have been in a management or administrative capacity. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with good driving record and must be willing to travel throughout the Metro Boston area. Must have excellent oral and written communication and attention to detail.

Responsibilities: Assist individuals in meeting the UCP mission: Advancing the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Candidate must be able to lead a team with positivity and infuse a sense of passion in helping employees to achieve the UCP mission. Duties include but are not limited to coordinating support services for program participants; providing staff supervision, oversight and training; planning, organizing, and participating in recreational activities for residents of the program; ensure and participate in providing high quality standard of personal care and household management. Must participate in clinical and other meetings and complete required tasks and paperwork. Complete all necessary assessments, implementation strategies, and follow-up documentation within the timelines and guidelines of the funding sources. Implementing and maintaining systems relating to requirements for funding sources such as ISP’s, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, record maintenance, medical documentation, preparation for QUEST, CARF, DPH and other audits, managing program outcomes and the day to day operations of the program. Must be able to be MAP certified and capable of overseeing the medication administration for the program including inventory and ordering of medication, oversight of documentation, completing and following up on MOR’s if necessary.


Day Habilitation Nurse


Hours: 40 Hours: Monday – Friday

Location: Day Programs

Post Date: April 4, 2016

Full time position located at Day Habilitation programs in Watertown. This RN would oversee and administer medications, tube feedings; as well as monitor vitals and health of all individuals at program. This position would provide comprehensive annual nursing assessments, quarterly and monthly medical reviews for all individuals, as well as maintain written correspondence with providers, families, etc. The RN would work closely with an Interdisciplinary team illustrating teamwork and hands on training to all members of the day habilitation team, including on staff OT’s, PT’s, SLP’s and a Behavior Therapist. This position is a liaison to all families, caregivers and outside providers regarding health related concerns, having direct contact with families, caregivers, physicians, and outside vendors. The RN will work closely with another UCP Healthcare Coordinator/RN on coordination of nursing needs between both day program sites, as well as oversight of nursing documentation, as needed. Currently Massachusetts licensed with preferred experience in the area of developmental and physical disabilities.


Developmental Specialist


Hours: Full time

Location: Community Experience and Day Hab - Watertown

Post Date: March 31, 2016

Developmental Specialist:  2 Full Time positions located within unique Watertown Day Habilitation programs.  UCP specializes in working with a medically fragile population with varying cognitive levels.   Each program provides therapeutic, recreational and community activities. The Developmental Specialist will be responsible for caseload of up to 12 individuals.  The Developmental Specialist develops curriculums for various creative groups four times a year and leads those groups as well as others.  This position also provides and leads community outings.  This DS is responsible for working closely with on-staff therapists to develop and design goals with the intention of the individual work to the best of their ability. This position is responsible for developing annual assessments, quarterly reviews and any other daily documentation relating to the clients wellbeing and performance.  As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, you will be provided with training to fulfill the job expectation.  This position is also responsible for any and all direct care ranging from personal care, feeding as well as maintaining the program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred. At least one year in a human service related position, preferably working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. UCP reserves the right to accept equivalent experience and demonstrated ability in lieu of a degree.


Case Coordinator - Personal Care Attendant Program  


Hours:  40 Hours Monday – Friday

Location:   Administrative Office, Watertown  

Post Date:    February 4, 2016  

United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston (UCP) is a progressive, non-profit agency committed to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disability. UCP is looking for a Case Coordinator for our Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program. This is a 40 hour position Monday through Friday.

Qualifications : Bachelor’s Degree with one year experience in human service related field working with individuals with disabilities. UCP reserves the right to accept equivalent experience and demonstrated ability in lieu of a degree.

Responsibilities: Enhance the ability of the individuals served to lead a safe and self-determining life by providing the support and information necessary to build self-esteem while always respecting their rights and dignity. Assess eligibility and independently determine if applicant is eligible for personal care attendant services. Offer information and referral when appropriate to consumers. Assist consumers in identifying and obtaining surrogates as needed. Provide Intake and Orientation for new consumers and/or surrogates regarding program rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Independently conduct assessment of ability to manage the program for consumers upon intake and at least annually and document on Surrogacy Assessment Form. Assist consumer and/or surrogate to prepare for assessments by RN/OT Evaluation Team. Prepare paperwork needed for evaluation to be performed by RN/OT Evaluation Team. Assist consumers and/or surrogates in developing and monitoring PCA Service Agreement. Responsible to teach and provide on-site/in-home skills training for consumer and/or surrogate to successfully manage their own program. Responsible to provide skills training including but not limited to program rules and requirements, training of PCAs, PCA management, personal health care maintenance, emergency management, fiscal intermediary services and responsibilities, and other areas as needed. Monitor services provided by the surrogate and ensure that consumer’s participation is maximized and protected. Independently decide when to intervene when services are not being provided appropriately by surrogate or being used appropriately by consumer. Keep all consumers’ records up-to-date and filed in electronic filing system. Attend required meetings, supervision and relevant training programs. Have a working knowledge of program policies and procedures.*Complete and maintain required training and educational certifications to continue professional development. Incorporate sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues into daily practices and interactions. Abide by the Written Information Security Plan and all related polices with regard to protecting all personal and health care information of all persons served and fellow employees. Meet the high standards of proficiency, promptness, quality performance and ethical commitment to the job according to the UCP Code of Ethics.


UCP is an equal opportunity employer.

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UCP of MetroBoston
Human Resources
71 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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(617) 926-3059


UCP is an equal opportunity employer.

Email your cover letter, resume, and job application

Mail your cover letter, resume, and job application
UCP of MetroBoston
Human Resources
71 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

FAX your cover letter, resume, and job application
(617) 926-3059