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Riverside Community Care Program Director - Riverside Schools in Milford, Massachusetts

$5,000.00 Sign-On Bonus: $2,500 after 30 days and $2,500 after 4 months of active service.

Effective 8/3/22 for eligible applicants on or after 8/3/22

Massachusetts residents may qualify for an additional $4,000 Sign-On Bonus through the Massachusetts HireNow Program.

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Program Director for our amazing Riverside Schools in Needham!

The Riverside School is chapter 766-approved and provides student-centered educational experiences that are clinically intensive and foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning. Our 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.

In this vital role, the Program Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Riverside Schools at both the Needham and Milford sites, including close coordination with Assistant Program Director to ensure effective staff supervision, referral and intake management, program fiscal oversight, clinical and case management services, and compliance with all funding requirements and reporting.

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

  • Knowledge of DESE regulations including MCAS and PARCC requirements

Required Experience

  • Licensure as a Special Education Administrator or a minimum of a Master's Degree in Special Education and a license as a special educator

  • Degree and experience must be in compliance with current program needs to meet DESE standards.

  • Three years management/supervisory or administrative experience in a similar service setting

  • Two years experience working with youth with emotional disabilities and families