Career Opportunities

GAAMHA, Inc. provides employment opportunities for candidates interested in a career supporting individuals with disabilities, men and women with substance use disorders, and providing individuals with disabilities and seniors with respectful transportation services.

career opportunities

GAAMHA, Inc. is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. As such, adheres to all applicable labor laws and regulations.

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Developmental Services – Current Openings

Full-Time Community Based Support Staff - Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Community Based Support Staff (CBSS) provides services to GAAMHA individuals to develop and maintain a high quality of life, be as independent as possible, and help maintain and improve community inclusion, employment opportunities, and social interaction with peers/co-workers.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The CBSS plans and supports individuals in daily activities and training, which may include, ensuring a variety of activities that will stimulate individuals and build new and rewarding interests, providing vocational training, personal living skills training, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, and community inclusion.
  • The CBSS will assist individuals in maintaining safe and healthy lifestyles, and monitor for changes in their general health, appearance, behavior, and patterns of activities.
  • The CBSS is responsible for monitoring and maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment for individuals at all times, keeping work areas/classrooms clean, neat, and in good repair, conducting required evacuation drills, earthquake training, and other safety training.
  • The CBSS provides training and assistance to all individuals in making healthy dietary choices, and following any pre-established orders by medical professionals.
  • The CBSS is responsible for assisting individuals in personal hygiene tasks for their total care needs, including hand washing, changing soiled clothing, brushing teeth, and assisting with bathroom responsibilities.
  • The CBSS is required to check and respond to messages relative to the program on a daily basis.
  • The CBSS will supervise and evaluate designated individuals group and work performance and report relevant observations. The CBSS will also provide individuals with work, group, and volunteer assignments and instructions.
  • The CBSS will safely transport individuals to and from activities, work, and home, and comply with GAAMHA’s vehicle safety, maintenance, and cell phone use policies.
  • The CBSS will complete paperwork, as necessary, to meet GAAMHA, federal, and state regulatory requirements, to include the following:
    • Ensuring that all electronic documentation is detailed, pertain to the individuals goal and contain accurate objective information based on observations.
    • Note individual progress based on performance.
  • The CBSS will complete required, on-going training requirements within GAAMHA and state required timeframes.
  • The CBSS will occasionally work independently without direct daily supervision.
  • The CBSS’s Behavior must be professional at all times and consistent with GAAMHA’s culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, including treating individuals and others with dignity and respect.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. The candidate having experience working in human services is preferred but not required; experience working with adults or children with disabilities preferred. The candidate must have basic fluency with written and oral English. The candidate must have an acceptable CORI (criminal record assessment) and must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record upon hire and annually.

Physical Requirements

Performing mechanical or physical lifts and/or transfers according to individual client protocols, Assisting with ADL’s, Bending, Housecleaning duties, e.g., laundry, vacuuming, cleaning showers, tubs, dishes, taking out garbage, Standing, Climbing, Kneeling and Pushing, e.g. wheelchairs

Supervision Given

None

Supervision Received

The incumbent is directly supervised by the CBDS Coordinator.

Compensation

This is a Full Time position(Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM) with competitive compensation and a generous benefit and time off package.

To submit your application, click here.

Substance Use Services – Current Openings

Full-Time Recovery Coach - Main Location in Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Recovery Coach assists and mentors’ people in early recovery or seeking recovery from a substance use disorder. Recovery Coaches meet participants at whatever stage they are in, while assisting them in their recovery journey. The candidate must be open to a “multiple pathways” philosophy of recovery. This is a per diem position which requires flexibility in schedule to meet the needs of the participant.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The incumbent connects with new participants to develop a wellness plan and identify the needs of the participant.
  • The incumbent assists in developing natural supports and community living by partnering with each participant to strengthen valued roles (friend, spouse, employee, student, etc.) so a greater sense of identity is established.
  • The incumbent will match the client’s needs with appropriate resources.
  • The incumbent provides peer support to engage participants in a recovery partnership based on the principles of mutuality and “being with, not fixing”.
  • The incumbent will provide services at times coordinated with participants and in publicly accessible locations such as Peer Recovery Centers, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Transportation Hubs etc.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for all participant related record keeping and reports.
  • The incumbent will turn in timesheet (regardless of hours worked) along with time accountability sheet and mileage weekly.
  • The incumbent will adhere to applicable laws, regulations and agency policies
    governing the disclosure of client identifying data and confidentiality.
  • The incumbent will attend all mandatory meetings, trainings, monthly group supervisions, and bi-monthly individual supervisions.
  • The incumbent will network and represent GAAMHA in the community and will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.
  • Other tasks as may be deemed necessary.

Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. The candidate will have completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy along with Ethics for Recovery Coaches or have equivalent training approved by the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification in peer recovery coaching. Recovery Coaches who are in recovery should be in long term recovery and have the ability to maintain their own personal recovery while performing the role of Recovery Coach. Incumbent must hold a valid driver’s license, have reliable personal transportation and mobile phone.

Supervision Given

None

Supervision Received

The Recovery Coach receives supervision from the Peer Services and Outreach Coordinator.

To submit your application, click here.

Per-Diem Recovery Coach - Main Location in Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Recovery Coach assists and mentors’ people in early recovery or seeking recovery from a substance use disorder. Recovery Coaches meet participants at whatever stage they are in, while assisting them in their recovery journey. The candidate must be open to a “multiple pathways” philosophy of recovery. This is a per diem position which requires flexibility in schedule to meet the needs of the participant.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The incumbent connects with new participants to develop a wellness plan and identify the needs of the participant.
  • The incumbent assists in developing natural supports and community living by partnering with each participant to strengthen valued roles (friend, spouse, employee, student, etc.) so a greater sense of identity is established.
  • The incumbent will match the client’s needs with appropriate resources.
  • The incumbent provides peer support to engage participants in a recovery partnership based on the principles of mutuality and “being with, not fixing”.
  • The incumbent will provide services at times coordinated with participants and in publicly accessible locations such as Peer Recovery Centers, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Transportation Hubs etc.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for all participant related record keeping and reports.
  • The incumbent will turn in timesheet (regardless of hours worked) along with time accountability sheet and mileage weekly.
  • The incumbent will adhere to applicable laws, regulations and agency policies
    governing the disclosure of client identifying data and confidentiality.
  • The incumbent will attend all mandatory meetings, trainings, monthly group supervisions, and bi-monthly individual supervisions.
  • The incumbent will network and represent GAAMHA in the community and will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.
  • Other tasks as may be deemed necessary.

Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. The candidate will have completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy along with Ethics for Recovery Coaches or have equivalent training approved by the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification in peer recovery coaching. Recovery Coaches who are in recovery should be in long term recovery and have the ability to maintain their own personal recovery while performing the role of Recovery Coach. Incumbent must hold a valid driver’s license, have reliable personal transportation and mobile phone.

Supervision Given

None

Supervision Received

The Recovery Coach receives supervision from the Peer Services and Outreach Coordinator.

To submit your application, click here.

Recovery Specialist (Multiple Full-Time and Part-Time Positions) - Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Recovery Specialist (RS) provides guidance and direction to residents and oversees resident activities in a Co-Occurring Enhanced Recovery Home and Therapeutic Farm Community in accordance with program policies. The RS will participate in ensuring the day-to-day operations of the program milieu support the culture of recovery and is both trauma and gender informed. Staff members should expect to take part in both indoor and outdoor activities year-round to support our residents’ individual service plans.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The RS directs and supervises the daily schedules of The Carl E. Dahl House Recovery Program and its residents.

  • The RS is responsible for daily monitoring of residents prescribed medication(s), refills and disposal of discontinued medication(s). Also, the RC will witness and document residents’ daily medication intake on individual resident’s medication sheet.

  • The RS facilitates therapeutic groups using established curricula and create progress notes detailing attendance and participation of individuals.

  • The RS performs resident headcounts and wellness checks on all floors of house and in all outbuildings.

  • The RS will prepare typed and/or legibly written reports as required and document relevant information in shift change logs.

  • The RS will participate in the regularly scheduled staff meetings and monthly in-service trainings.

  • The RS monitor resident activity and physical plant conditions to ensure safety of residents and coworkers.

  • The RS will Transport residents as necessary.

  • The RS will represent GAAMHA/Carl E. Dahl House in the community and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.

  • The RS will adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and agency policies governing the disclosure of client identifying information and confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to support people in early recovery from Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders with both compassion and professionalism. Candidates with CADC/LADC certification(s) and/or experience in residential treatment setting is preferred. The candidate must have excellent oral, written and social skills and be able to demonstrate cultural competency. The candidate must possess computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office. A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are required. Individuals with lived experience in recovery from SUD must possess at least 1 year of continuous sobriety.

Supervision Received

The Recovery Specialist Supervisor supervises the RS.

Supervision Given

None

Positions:

Full Time: Monday – Friday, 3 PM to 11 PM (1 Opening)

Full Time: Monday – Friday, 11 PM to 7 AM (2 Openings)

Part Time: Saturday and Sunday, 7 AM to 3 PM (1 Opening)

Part Time: Saturday and Sunday, 3 PM to 11 PM (2 Openings)

Part Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11 PM to 7 AM (2 Openings)

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Food Service Specialist - Gardner, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary

The Food Service Specialist (FSS) is responsible for the planning of all menus and for the preparation of evening meals on weekdays, providing breakfast and lunch items for residents to prepare for themselves daily, and developing a weekend dinner plan to be carried out by weekend staff.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The FSS will create a food and supply order adequate to prepare meals for weekday dinners and various holiday/special events, as well as supplies and groceries for breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners.

  • The FSS manage the kitchen areas and the residents working in the kitchen efficiently.

  • The FSS is responsible for the general cleanliness and order of the kitchen and the dining areas, all equipment, refrigerator, coolers, stove, and storage areas.

  • The FSS will plan meals on a weekly basis after consultation with the Administrator in order to provide wholesome, appetizing, and healthy meals including substitutions for those with food allergies or religious beliefs.

  • The FSS orders perishable food and kitchen supplies weekly.

  • The FSS will prepare and cook all foods to be served during the weekly scheduled dinner times.

  • The FSS supervises the dining room set-up and assure its readiness for meals.

  • The FSS will notify the Program Director of the need for repair and/or replacement of equipment.

  • The FSS keep records and accounts of all purchases and supplies. These will need to be submitted to the Program Director as appropriate in billing process.

  • The FSS checks deliveries of food and kitchen supplies against the invoice for accuracy.

  • The FSS pick up any other necessary day to day food supplies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The candidate will hold a current and valid Food Preparatory/Food Safety Certification (ServSafe) and a Certified Allergen Awareness Training Certificate. The FSS should have a minimum of two years of experience in food preparation and service. Preference is given to applicants with basic knowledge in substance use and co-occurring disorders, regarding the role of a residential recovery home environment. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate cultural competence and carry out all duties in compliance with HIPAA and 42CFR Part 2. The candidate must hold a valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received

The Program Director supervises the FSS.

Supervision Given

None

Hours

Monday – Friday, 2 PM to 6 PM

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Care Coordinator - Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Care Coordinator (CC) is responsible for collaborating with clinical, medical, and support staff in assisting residents to obtain needed services by providing information, referral coordination, and follow-up. This includes supporting and assisting residents in setting up medical and/or mental health appointments. The CC will assist in designing an aftercare plan, including but not limited to obtaining a PCP and mental health counselor, outpatient services and placement in recovery housing. 

Job Responsibilities

  • The CC will complete all documentation for new admissions. 
  • The CC will work collaboratively with all staff to provide individualized services to all residents. 
  • The CC assists residents in obtaining needed services by providing information and referrals. 
  • The CC supports residents in navigating probation, parole, DCF and other systems in which they may be involved. The CC will also support any residents that need to resolve any pending legal matters. 
  • The CC coordinates medical and behavioral health services offered through health insurance. 
  • The CC will collaborate with outside providers. 
  • The CC develops and connects with resources that address both substance use and mental health disorders. 
  • The CC will coordinate MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) and psychiatric services while clients are in the program, as well as assisting in the aftercare. 
  • The CC will help in providing transportation for clients. 
  • The CC will handle crisis intervention when needed. 
  • The CC makes emergency referrals when needed (E.g., detox programs, DTA, hospital and after care placement). 
  • The CC will provide milieu coverage, including monitoring and assessing the integrity of the program’s therapeutic setting. 
  • The CC is responsible to assist answering phones and the front door, greeting visitors, and providing administrative support to Program Director and Clinical staff. 
  • The CC will represent GAAMHA/Carl E. Dahl House in the community and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Minimum of one year of case management experience in a substance use or mental health treatment setting, Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multi-cultural settings with diverse client groups. Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. Strong organizational, writing, communication and documentation skills. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license. A candidate with lived experience in recovery from SUD must possess at least 1 year of continuous sobriety. 

Supervision Given

None

Supervision Received

The Program Director supervises the CC.

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM

To submit your application, click here.

Transportation – Current Openings

Part-Time Driver - Gardner, MA

Job Summary

The Driver will maintain regular communication with appropriate Transit staff in regard to the riders (wheelchair and ambulatory). The hours of employment may vary depending on job assignment; however, usually result in 20 to 30 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure the safe daily transportation of clients under his/her supervision.

  • Assist riders, when necessary, in boarding and debarking vehicle; use of seat belts, etc. This includes pushing and pulling of wheelchairs and safely securing the passenger.

  • Riders are not to be left unattended on vans.

  • Attend in-service and mandatory training sessions as required.

  • Drivers carry and maintain route logs, vehicle checklist, time card and cellular phone.

  • Driver notifies office immediately of any emergency or unusual situation to receive further instructions.

  • Available for night and weekend driving as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screen, CORI, fingerprinting and the ability to obtain a hackney license. All fees associated to these requirements are paid by GAAMHA, Inc.

Qualifications

High School Graduate with a minimum of two years full-time employment of which six months must have been in a related field. Substitutions for education: High School equivalency test, GED, in combination with experience and training in industry, which in the judgment of the Transit Supervisor, would meet the job requirements. A minimum of three years driving experience is required. Applicants must also have an acceptable driving record.

Supervision Given

The incumbent supervises his/her assigned riders.

Supervision Received

The incumbent is supervised directly by the Transit Supervisor.

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Maintenance – Current Openings

There are currently no openings in this department.

Administrative – Current Openings

There are currently no openings in this department.

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208 Coleman Street
Gardner, MA 01440

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MONDAY - FRIDAY
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