Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

New England Homes for the Deaf (NEHD), founded in 1901, is a non-profit life-plan community that offers a continuum of care for Deaf and Deafblind elders, including independent and supportive housing, short and long-term rehabilitation services, a skilled nursing community, respite and hospice care. NEHD is the only organization in the Northeast dedicated to serving both the residential and health care needs of Deaf and Deafblind elders.

We are a CMS 5-star facility in Danvers, MA with an outstanding reputation for exceptional care.

See below for our current job openings:

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Full-time

Rate: $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and facilitate activities for residents.
  • Invite and encourage residents to attend and participate in activities.
  • Explain time, place and nature of activities as needed.
  • Offer activity materials for residents to peruse activities/interests in/out of room as desired.
  • Assist residents with activities as needed.
  • Properly document each resident’s daily activity participation in the appropriate logs.
  • Provide appropriate group and one-on-one activities for all residents.
  • Provide reminders to residents who have who have signed up for in-house activity services.
  • Assist in the transport of residents to activity location.
  • Copy and distribute activities schedule to residents.
  • Set up activity areas.
  • Participate in offsite resident activities.
  • Attend outdoor events with residents on and off property.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An attitude of respect and compassion towards all residents and staff.
  • Willingness to work every other weekend.
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor during excitable or emergency situations.

All staff are required to take our free, on-site ASL classes.

Click here to apply on Indeed.

Full-time, part-time, per-diem

Rate: $17.00-$22.00 per hour depending on experience.

Benefits:

  • Shift differential pay.
  • Bonus pay when applicable.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. LTD, STD, Pet insurance, and 403B.
  • Opportunity to work for a small non-for-profit organization that serves a specialized population and promotes career development.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) classes are provided on-site, free of charge.
  • Great opportunity to learn and grow with organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM shift.
  • Complies with all procedures as established by the Director of Nursing.
  • Responsible for and assists with general personal care of residents including: shower or bath, shampoo, and skin care, oral hygiene – denture and mouth care, foot care, whirlpool baths, incontinency – empty, clean catheters, change diapers, change and rinse colostomy bags, other care as necessary.
  • Assists with any physical or emotional therapy as indicated by an appropriate therapist.
  • Assists in transporting residents to activities or appointments when necessary.
  • Assists residents, Diet Aids and Cook in dining room.
  • Assists the residents in keeping their room clean and safe.
  • Laundry duties.

Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of body mechanics in transferring residents. Will be required to pass training on transference techniques.
  • Ability to stay calm in excitable or emergency situations, communicate clearly and work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language a plus.
  • Related prior experience helpful. However, “on the job” training will be provided to suit our special requirements.
  • Must have graduated from an accredited Certified Nursing Aid Program with an active CNA certification. NEHD also offers a CNA course sponsorship program if not currently certified.
  • Willing to work weekends.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

Click here to apply on Indeed.

Full-time, part-time, per-diem

Rate: $17.00-$22.00 per hour depending on experience.

Benefits:

  • Shift differential pay.
  • Bonus pay when applicable.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. LTD, STD, Pet insurance, and 403B.
  • Opportunity to work for a small non-for-profit organization that serves a specialized population and promotes career development.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) classes are provided on-site, free of charge.
  • Great opportunity to learn and grow with organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift.
  • Complies with all procedures as established by the Director of Nursing.
  • Responsible for and assists with general personal care of residents including: shower or bath, shampoo, and skin care, oral hygiene – denture and mouth care, foot care, whirlpool baths, incontinency – empty, clean catheters, change diapers, change and rinse colostomy bags, other care as necessary.
  • Assists with any physical or emotional therapy as indicated by an appropriate therapist.
  • Assists in transporting residents to activities or appointments when necessary.
  • Assists residents, Diet Aids and Cook in dining room.
  • Assists the residents in keeping their room clean and safe.
  • Laundry duties.

Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of body mechanics in transferring residents. Will be required to pass training on transference techniques.
  • Ability to stay calm in excitable or emergency situations, communicate clearly and work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language a plus.
  • Related prior experience helpful. However, “on the job” training will be provided to suit our special requirements.
  • Must have graduated from an accredited Certified Nursing Aid Program with an active CNA certification. NEHD also offers a CNA course sponsorship program if not currently certified.
  • Willing to work weekends.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

Click here to apply on Indeed.

Full-time, part-time, per-diem

Rate: $17.00-$22.00 per hour depending on experience.

Benefits:

  • Shift differential pay.
  • Bonus pay when applicable.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. LTD, STD, Pet insurance, and 403B.
  • Opportunity to work for a small non-for-profit organization that serves a specialized population and promotes career development.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) classes are provided on-site, free of charge.
  • Great opportunity to learn and grow with organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM shift.
  • Complies with all procedures as established by the Director of Nursing.
  • Responsible for and assists with general personal care of residents including: shower or bath, shampoo, and skin care, oral hygiene – denture and mouth care, foot care, whirlpool baths, incontinency – empty, clean catheters, change diapers, change and rinse colostomy bags, other care as necessary.
  • Assists with any physical or emotional therapy as indicated by an appropriate therapist.
  • Assists in transporting residents to activities or appointments when necessary.
  • Assists residents, Diet Aids and Cook in dining room.
  • Assists the residents in keeping their room clean and safe.
  • Laundry duties.

Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of body mechanics in transferring residents. Will be required to pass training on transference techniques.
  • Ability to stay calm in excitable or emergency situations, communicate clearly and work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language a plus.
  • Related prior experience helpful. However, “on the job” training will be provided to suit our special requirements.
  • Must have graduated from an accredited Certified Nursing Aid Program with an active CNA certification. NEHD also offers a CNA course sponsorship program if not currently certified.
  • Willing to work weekends.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

Click here to apply on Indeed.

Full-time

Rate: $135,000 – $145,000

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

Job Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for 24-hour leadership and management of New England Homes for the Deaf, a non-profit organization. The New England Homes for the Deaf operates a long-term skilled nursing and rehab unit; a Level IV Rest Home; an independent living building; and manages three regional Deaf Senior Citizens’ Centers in Eastern Massachusetts.

The Mission of New England Homes for the Deaf is to provide long term health care, housing, recreational activities, and social support for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing individuals in an accessible, barrier free and culturally sensitive environment with optimal communication and architectural resources.

The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors. He/she works in partnership with the Board and has all the necessary authority and responsibility to operate the programs and services of NEHD subject to the policies issued by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director acts as a representative in all matters delegated by the Board.

Responsibilities include:

  • Principal accountability for financial stability including preparation of annual budget; accounts receivable; review of monthly financial statements including departmental budget reports, accounts receivable, accounts payable, etc.  Responsible for controlling costs. Also responsible for assisting in preparation of Medicare/Medicaid cost reports.
  • Help Directors to set and achieve goals within their departments in order to achieve a common annual goal of providing the very best care and services available to our residents.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations through familiarity with all such regulations as they are written and interpreted.
  • Ensure compliance with all facility policies and procedures through annual update and distribution of procedure book to staff.
  • Maintain appropriate staff levels, recruit individuals from the Deaf community, and provide ASL training for all staff.
  • Be proactive in strategic management in meetings with the Board and help them plan agendas and develop teaching/learning materials when appropriate.
  • Responsible for approving all expenditures.
  • Serve as chief liaison with community organizations, politicians, and key constituent groups. Remain informed about upcoming regulations, changes that will affect NEHD,
  • All other duties as assigned by the Board.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health care administration, Public Health Administration, or the like, and current Licensed Nursing Home Administrator’s license, in good standing, in the State of Massachusetts.
  • Minimum of five years progressive administrative experience working in an agency serving the Deaf community and/or the elderly with demonstrated success in budget management.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, community skills and interpersonal relations.
  • A history of successful state surveys.
  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer sources and maximization of benefits. Proven success in managing these opportunities.
  • Strong history of successful census building, linking with HMOs and hospitals as well as optimizing referral sources with the community.

All staff are required to take our free, on-site ASL classes.

Per-diem

Rate: $15.00 depending on experience

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Job Summary:

As a Dietary Aide you will provide nutritious meals for our resident Deaf and Deafblind residents in our long-term care nursing facility. You will assist in the food preparation, setting tables and sanitation of dishes. Helping to provide a safe healthy environment and excellent customer service, with clear understanding of sanitary procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist cooking staff with food preparation.
  • Set tables and serve meals to residents.
  • Rinse, scrape dishes immediately after use.
  • Use 3-step dishwashing procedures as posted.
  • Stack dishes/cups/glasses in dishwasher.
  • Put away dishes.
  • Wipe off all stainless-steel surfaces.
  • Sweep dish room and wet mop entire kitchen.
  • Deposit dishcloth and aprons in laundry room basket.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Clear understanding of sanitary codes.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • Ability to perform tasks as directed.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

Click here to apply on Indeed.

Full-time, part-time

Rate: $18.00-$24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. LTD, STD, Pet insurance, and 403B.
  • Opportunity to work for a small non-for-profit organization that serves a specialized population and promotes career development.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) classes are provided on-site, free of charge.

Continuing Education: As required by the state and facility, including seminars.

Qualifications:

Per 105 CMR Department of Public Health, 150.001 (AB): “Responsible Person shall mean an individual 21 years of age or older, who has received a high school diploma, is of good moral character, with ability to make mature and accurate judgments and with no mental or physical disabilities or personality disturbances that could interfere with adequate performance of duties and responsibilities. The responsible person shall also have the ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and the primary language used by patients and residents of a facility. Exception: Persons employed in this capacity on July 1, 1987, shall have at least four years within which to earn a Massachusetts High School Equivalency Certificate or may qualify for a waiver of the High School requirement under 153.03 (B) if they can demonstrate at least five years’ experience as a responsible person.”

Responsibilities:

  • Assure the overall care and well-being of all residents following federal, state, and facility guidelines.
  • Coordinate with all other departments to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of all residents.
  • Communicate effectively with all family and friends of the residents, physicians, co-workers, and other professionals who assist in the facility.
  • Dependable and flexible in work schedule.
  • Follow established dress code.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires routine bending and lifting a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • The ability to make quick effective physical responses to nursing home emergencies including (but not limited to) falls and emergency evacuation.
  • Must be able to walk at least 200 yards to complete rounds at least 4 times per 8-hour shift.
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and appreciate to exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Receives report from responsible person going off duty. Counts controlled drugs with him/her and signs book.
  • Dispenses and records medications following Physician orders and as instructed by the nurse consultant.
  • Reports to nurse consultant and/or Physician any resident related problems.
  • Reports to Physician any change in condition of a resident. Takes the Physician’s orders and follows through with the necessary implementation. Notifies Director of Nursing of same if appropriate.
  • Makes an incident report in case of accident or emergency. Notifies appropriate persons concerning incidents.
  • Enters nursing notes on resident’s charts as appropriate.
  • Writes report in daily logbook.
  • Keeps medicine closet neat, clean, and locked at all times. Keeps treatment closet neat, clean, and locked at all times.
  • Orders drugs from the pharmacy as appropriate, including doing the weekly drug order.
  • Assists Doctors during in-house visits.
  • Offers in-between meal nourishments as appropriate.
  • Assists with bath/showers, foot care and other ADLs as needed by residents.
  • Honors the residents personal and property rights. Maintains confidentiality of resident care information. Follows approved procedure to report any suspected abuse situation.
  • Understands the Fire and Disaster Plan and assists during fire drills as appropriate.
  • Reports to Nurse Consultant as appropriate and receives instruction re: practices, procedures, infection control, medications, etc.
  • Monitors and observes residents for any changes in their medical or functional status and reports any changes to nurse consultant and physician.
  • Schedules consult appointments and transportation as ordered and as needed for residents.
  • Follows up with recommendations from consulting physicians (i.e. pain clinic, ortho, psych, optometry, etc.)
  • Ability to perform community activities with residents/drive residents to outside activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

Click here to apply on Indeed.

Full-time, part-time, per diem

Rate: $30.00-$38.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Shift differential pay.
  • Bonus pay when applicable.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. LTD, STD, Pet insurance, and 403B.
  • Opportunity to work for a small non-for-profit organization that serves a specialized population and promotes career development.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) classes are provided on-site, free of charge.

Job Summary:

As an RN/LPN you will provide excellent care to our Deaf and Deafblind residents in our long-term care, nursing facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM shift.
  • Comply with all procedures and policies as developed by the Director of Nursing Services.
  • Assess and administer medications and treatments to assigned residents.
  • Comply with all safe medication practices.
  • Ensure the highest possible quality of care always.
  • Maintain a respectful, courteous, professional, and supportive attitude of supervisors as well as those being supervised.
  • Be a problem solver and resident advocate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Rotational weekend and holiday requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed RN/LPN in good standing in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture is a plus.
  • CPR certification.
  • Must always adhere to nursing code of ethics.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

New Grads welcome to apply!

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Full-time, part-time, per-diem

Rate: $30.00- $38.00 per hour depending on experience

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift.
  • Complies with all procedures and policies as developed by Director of Nursing Services.
  • Assesses, administers medications and treatments on short term patients and/or long-term residents as assigned.
  • Provides guidance and support, including helping with difficult transfers, lending a helping hand, and completing physical tasks with residents as needed, e.g., feeding, bathing, toileting, etc.
  • Delegation and supervision of ancillary staff to ensure assigned tasks are completed.
  • Always ensuring the highest possible quality of care.
  • Is a problem solver and resident advocate.
  • Precept new staff members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed RN or LPN, in good standing, in the state of Massachusetts.
  • At least one year experience in Level II long-term care, CPR certification.
  • Must be aware of DPH regulations governing such care.
  • Must always adhere to nursing code of ethics.

Requirements:

  • Rotational weekend requirements.
  • Communicate effectively, establish effective working relationships with co-workers, medical staff, residents, family members, visitors, and the public.
  • Function independently, be flexible, and work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Ability to work with computer programs (i.e., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel) effectively.
  • Perform physical tasks associated with resident care, such as lifting residents into/out of beds.
  • Nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern long-term care.
  • Principles and practices of teaching
  • Observe the quality and appropriateness of the care and treatment provided by the nursing staff and direct care staff. Be able to provide re-education as needed based on observations in collaboration with Director of Nursing and Unit Managers.

All staff are required to participate in our free on-site ASL classes.

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

To get involved as a volunteer or intern at NEHD! Please fill out the online form below or click here to download a pdf file.

Please also submit the criminal background check form along with your application. Click here to download the CORI Request Form.

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154-160 Water Street
Danvers, MA 01923