Advocates

Home and Community Support Staff

Job Locations US-MA-Millville
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
2024-10333
Organization
Advocates
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
35
Business Unit
Developmental Services

Overview

Starting Rate: $19.50/hour

*Millville area

The Home & Community Support staff will support a young man within his home and within the community offering recreation and volunteer opportunity supports.  This 35-40 hour a week position will work alongside the individual to develop job readiness; therapeutic and recreational activities to fill the day.  This may include supporting the individual while volunteering at a food pantry, delivering meals to community members; exercising and outdoor activities; learning home and life skills.

 

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Program Manager and Director to provide continuous quality improvement of individualized programs and services through the use of both internal and community resources. 
  • Ensure that individual’s input to their interests and preferences have been assessed and are assisted in achieving their personal goals.
  • Assist in the development of innovative program ideas and alternative therapeutic services that foster individual’s empowerment and program satisfaction.
  • Implement volunteerism and community activities to various places in the local community.
  • Develop relationships with volunteer partners and community establishments to enhance volunteer program.
  • Provide vocational skills training and support to individual.
  • Teach social skills for a community, work and program setting.
  • Responsible for the completion of daily data, monthly progress notes, semi annual reports and other necessary paperwork.
  • Communicate any participant needs to the Manager and Director.
  • Ensure continuous communication between staff, individual, families/caregivers, funding sources, and day services leadership team.
  • Ensure daily attendance/billing is complete and accurate.
  • Ensure that all individuals’ personal care needs are met.
  • Remain alert at all times throughout scheduled workday.
  • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates’ Human Rights Policy.
  • Adhere to all principles related to the Advocates Way.
  • Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications (First Aid, CPR, Safety Care, HR/DPPC).
  • Attends and actively participates in team meetings and supervision.

Qualifications

 

  • Associate’s Degree in related field and 1 year of related experience or in lieu of a degree a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written skills (English proficiency) with individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, program and administrative team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and as part of a larger resource team.
  • Proven ability to effectively supervise and mentor staff and training
  • Must be able to multi-task with frequently changing priorities.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport individuals.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

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