Advocates

Awake Overnight Support Staff - Developmental Services

US-MA-Framingham
Job ID
2017-3663
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
38

Overview

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

 

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 Support Staff offers emotional support and assists individuals during the night and through their morning activities.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Responsibilities

  • Remain alert and respond to the needs of the individuals.
  • Assist individuals with morning activities as needed, advise individuals in choosing weather appropriate clothing and prepare lunch and/or any items needed for the day program.
  • Lift and transfer individuals as needed.
  • Provide a safe living environment for individuals through compliance with agency policies, OSHA and other safety standards.
  • Train individuals in responding to nighttime fire drills, conduct regular drills and ensure the safe evacuation of individuals from the program during a fire or fire drill.
  • Provide transportation of individuals to day programs as needed.
  • Assist individuals with home maintenance and perform cleaning duties as assigned. 
  • Implement established treatment programs. 
  • Report significant health, psychiatric or behavioral issues to the on-call person in accordance with program procedure.
  • Prepare summaries of interaction and objective behavioral observations of individuals at the end of shift; clinical notes and data collection using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Perform physical intervention in the event of an individual's crisis. 
  • Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications (CPR/First Aid, MAP, SOLVE, HR/DPPC).
  • Ensure that individuals are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates' Human Rights policy.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED plus 6 months related experience.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and possess the ability to use good judgment.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the population.
  • High energy level and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
  • Must hold a valid drivers' license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

 Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

 

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.

Schedule

Sunday 3-11p & 11p to 9am. Monday 11p to 9am and Thursday 11pm to 9am.

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