Individualized Support Advocate (Med.Cert. FTE) (64)

US-MA-Gardner
3 days ago
SHCS
301250
Job Code
64
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job ID
11560
Schedule
Tuesday - Saturday 8:30a - 4:30p, or 9-5p = 40 hrs. Mandatory staff meeting 2x's/month.

Overview

Residential Direct Support Staff and Residence Directors are part of a professional team responsible for assisting each individual to live a safe, enjoyable life in their community with opportunities to learn and to exercise increasing independence and control over their lives. The people we support participate in hiring, training and evaluation of employees who work with them. The agency and its employees are responsible to the people we support. This direct support position is responsible for the provision of day-to-day services to program participants.

Responsibilities

To treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

To support individuals to take control of their lives, to make wise decisions that enhance their ability to reach their goals. To support individuals to take on as much control as possible over the routines and activities in their home.

To support people to always look their best.

To follow all routines of the individuals and home including, but not limited to; Behavior Support Plans, personal care, Physical Therapy, etc.

To teach, assist and support individuals in the community and at home so that the individual is able to learn, practice and master skills that enable
him/her to enhance his/her status by assuming socially valued roles.

To support each individual’s existing relationships and increase their networks of friends and acquaintances.

Qualifications

Commitment to assisting people with developmental disabilities to participate fully in the life of their community.

Good driving record.

Varied interests and personal connections in the local community.

Proven record of conscientious, responsible behavior (work, volunteer or school history).

Ability to work as part of a team. Positive, constructive.

High school diploma or equivalent.

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