Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on NEHD’s volunteer and employment opportunities, please contact us: info@nehd.org

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Full-time or part-time

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.

Full-time

Salary: $90,000 – $110,000

Benefits:

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

Position Summary:

The Director of Nursing is responsible for the overall integrity of the Nursing Department and clinical issues related to nursing care delivery within the New England Homes for the Deaf. The Director of Nursing has final authority and accountability for the planning development and implementation of all nursing care programs in compliance with Federal, State guidelines, policies, procedures, and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Rounds on unit at least once daily/ensure that adequate nursing staffing are available, based on facility and census requirements.
  • Manages Nursing labor Budget.
  • Performs general management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating employees.
  • Interview and hire new nursing staff.
  • Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address resident care issues.
  • Review time sheets for accuracy before payroll.
  • Manages the Nursing Department with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest quality of care possible.
  • Develops and manages systems to assure clinical competencies.
  • Participates in developing, implementing and evaluating programs that promote the recruitment, retention, development and continuing education of nursing staff members.
  • Initiates studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs, develop the department budget, monitor expenses and stay within budget.
  • Develops and manages nurse – on call system.
  • Develops the department budget for approval, monitors expenses and stays within budget.
  • Investigate and resolve residents/family/employee concerns.
  • Ensures that annual competency evaluations and performance reviews are completed in the appropriate time frame.
  • Participate in Employee Recognition Program.
  • Proactively addresses survey and/or standards of care issues.
  • Develop and manage staff scheduling system.
  • Plans and guides the professional development of nursing staff.
  • Ensures that adequate nursing staff are available based on facility/census requirements.
  • Collect data to compile reports in a timely manner, and to meet deadlines. Participates in facility “Performance Improvement Program.”
  • Assures that all clinical protocols and nursing policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assure Pharmacy, dietary, physician consults are followed in timely manner.
  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company’s Code of Conduct, its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
  • Assumes complete responsibilities for the Center in absence of Executive Director.
  • Communicate closely with the Director of Communications to ensure departmental ASL and culture compliance and integration is met.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
  • Valid RN license in Massachusetts.
  • Valid CPR certification.
  • Previous experience as a Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing or equivalent supervisory nursing experience preferred.
  • Must have previous experience leading clinical teams for excellent outcomes.
  • Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, state and federal regulations and NEHD policies and procedures regarding nursing standards and delivery of care.
  • The candidate must be skilled in directing, motivating, and training staff as well as the ability to organize and prioritize. Must have the skill to communicate effectively with residents and their families and at all levels of the organization or a willingness to learn. The candidate should have a working knowledge of state and federal reimbursement systems. Must react decisively and quickly in emergency situations and maintain confidentiality where required. Must be willing to be on call and work in a nursing role if needed. 
  • The candidate should have familiarity with American Sign Language (ASL), also an understanding of the Deaf culture along with excellent verbal/written communication skills. If the candidate does not have an understanding of Deaf culture or ASL, they must be willing to learn and have a general interest in learning.

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

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.

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 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM 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!

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 downlad a pdf file.

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

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Danvers, MA 01923

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