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Assistant Program Director
Title:Assistant Program Director
Shift:Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Job Type:Full-time

The Northeast Arc is a premier provider of services that help people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.  We were founded in 1954 by courageous and determined parents who wanted to ensure that their children and others with disabilities will always have every opportunity to thrive in the community. Come join one of Massachusetts' most established, innovative, and passionate organizations.


Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and implement Northeast Arc Policy and Procedures, including the Code of Conduct, Residential Division Standards and Funding Source Regulations. 
  • Ensure that the human, civil and legal rights of all individuals are protected.  Follow DPPC and mandated reporting guidelines. Teach and promote dignity, choices and reasonable risk with individuals.
  • Provide hands-on support at the home, including individualized supports in transferring, bathing and grooming, and following specific dining protocols and treatments.
  • Provide individuals with opportunities for growth, including learning new skills and increasing independence, whenever possible.
  • Ensure self and staff have required trainings. Assist in training DSPs on house systems and the unique needs of each individual, including providing on-site supervision and support to staff.
  • Complete ISP documentation, incident reporting and other necessary documentation in accordance with Northeast Policies and Procedures and funding Regulations.
  • Communicate effectively, in both written and oral formats, with necessary people, including individuals supported, medical professionals, families, guardians, agencies and Day Services staff.
  • Provide assistance in the scheduling of staff and appointments; provide assistance in payroll as assigned.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • A desire to assist people in achieving their dreams and goals
  • BS/BA preferred, HS Diploma/GED and 3 years Human Service Experience
  • Maintain certifications as required in Northeast Arc Policy and Procedures, including but not exclusive to:  First Aid, CPR, MAPs, Vehicle Safety, UP, Human Rights Officer and Formal Fire Safety Trained. Maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Apply a high work standard; establish criteria to achieve a high level of service delivery
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for periods of time, bend, push wheelchairs, provide physical intervention as necessary and be able to lift and/or transfer individuals.
  • Works in the community in a home setting with either multiple residents or someone who lives independently.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals we support, you may be deployed to another setting during your working times on a short term basis or as an interim assignment.

Northeast Arc is one of the largest employers on the North Shore, and we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive and excellent benefits package.  Please visit us at: for a more detailed explanation of benefits.

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