Advocates

Awake Overnight Direct Care Counselor - Deaf Services

US-MA-Framingham
Job ID
2017-3646
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in a residential setting in our Deaf Services division!

 

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.

 

The Awake Overnight Direct Care Counselor offers emotional support and assists clients during the night and through their morning activities.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the well-being and safety of clients, fostering a clean, home-like environment.
  • Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift.
  • Assist clients with morning activities such as preparing for the day, cleaning and cooking.
  • Provide routine checks according to program procedure.
  • Implement established treatment programs in accordance with the client's Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and Individualized Action Plan (IAP).
  • Communicate program participant's progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes.
  • Report significant health, psychiatric or behavioral issues to the on-call staff member.
  • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as needed.

Qualifications

  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • High school diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal, judgement and coaching skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to utilize basic computer applications.
  • Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, client-centered, team-oriented environment.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

Schedule

10p-8a Wednesday-Saturday

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