Advocates

Life Enrichment Specialist (Relief)

Job Locations US-MA-Lexington
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job ID
2014-1227
Type
Relief
Number of Hours Per Week
as needed

Overview

*Starting rate $18.00/hour*

 

 

The Life Enrichment Specialist will offer support and skills training to the brain injury survivor in their home, work setting, and health and leisure domains.  Through service coordination, resource identification, and independent living and life skills training, the Life Enrichment Specialist will enhance the overall community integration of the brain injury survivor.

 

The Life Enrichment Specialist will report to the Director of Day and Community Brain Injury Services, CTRS. For direct inquiries related to this position please contact Susan Gaffney, Director at sgaffney@advocates.org or apply on our careers page. 

 

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 of our staff. 

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the delivery of client services, to include intake, service planning,  life skills training and coordination of other services to achieve client goals.
  • Provide support and supervision to the brain injury survivor.
  • Provide transportation and training around utilizing transportation to brain injury survivors, to meet the survivor’s service needs.
  • Document monthly progress toward identified goals.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with program/agency staff and service providers.
  • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services to clients as needed.
  • Identify and address community integration issues for clients on caseload or as designated.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or other related field and 1 year related experience; or BA in related field and 3 years related experience.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
  • Strong computer knowledge.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

   

 

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

 

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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