Advocates

  • Shared Living/In-Home Caregiver

    Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
    Minimum Education Required
    High School Diploma/GED
    Job ID
    2018-4465
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Advocates Shared Living Program matches individuals with disabilities to members of the community who provide care at home, much like a family member. Our caregivers receive a tax-free stipend and ongoing training, support, and resources from Advocates staff. Perhaps most importantly, all participants are making a difference in someone else’s life, creating bonds that last a lifetime.

     

    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Minimum Education Required

    High School Diploma/GED

    Shift

    Blended Shift

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: planning and sharing meals together each day, attending medical appointments, medication oversight, participating and arranging community activities, and sharing general life experiences. The Shared Living Caregiver may also need to provide more assistance, supervision and teaching in areas such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and budgeting. In addition, there may be a need to provide emotional and behavioral supports. When searching for Shared Living Caregivers we will consider applicants who are: single, couples, families; people with children, with and without pets, and people with or without experience.

     

    The following resources will be available:

    • 24-hour emergency on-call assistance
    • Monthly in-home visits
    • Access to clinicians and nursing for additional support and consultation

    Qualifications

    • Excellent written and verbal communication and Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
    • Must have a spare bedroom for the supported individual within your home.
    • Must be willing to be trained in Human Rights/DPPC, Fire Safety, OSHA/HIV, First Aid/CPR, and all individualized trainings including medical and clinical.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport individuals.
    • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

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