This position is listed to support a male individual, 52 years of age, living in Lowell Massachusetts. This respite position is aimed at providing the individual with dependable and age appropriate hourly respite support in the form of community based activities and socialization. Hourly respite supports will be provided in the greater Lowell Area, on weekends, for several hours each week.
To participate in a pre-placement interview with the family/individual to be served, to develop a specific family/individual respite plan as determined by the SHFS staff and individual supported. To complete detailed time sheets, obtain family signatures and submit these time sheets in a timely manner. To provide respite services to families/individuals utilizing, but not exceeding allotted hour. To complete orientation and all required trainings as required by Seven Hills Family Services, Inc., and the Department of Developmental Services guidelines. To attend specific job related training annually and as assigned. To have a continued working knowledge of the Seven Hills Family Services Support Worker Manual and Seven Hills Policies and Procedures. To be knowledgeable of community activities. To communicate effectively with families, individuals and Seven Hills Family Service staff regarding scheduling and utilization of allocated resources to maximize efficiency. To provide transportation to the indivdiual supported to and from scheduled activities. To report any change in the family/individuals situation to the assigned Case Manager in a timely manner, including family/individual resignation intention prior to termination of services to the family/individual. To utilize community resources to enhance the quality of life of the families/individuals serviced through inclusionary or other specifically identified experiences.
An interest in working with families who have a physically, developmentally, emotionally, or other life challenged family member. Must be at least of eighteen (18) years of age. Knowledgeable of creative and developmental activities appropriate for the age and capabilities of the individual being supported. First Aide and CPR certification required. Must have a valid driver’s license.