Advocates

Temporary Direct Care Staff

Job Locations US-MA
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
2020-6012
Type
Temporary Part-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
8-40

Overview

 

  • Temporary work (with the option of moving to full time!)
  • Flexible hours
  • Over 100 different locations in 30 communities throughout Massachusetts!
  • Advocates provides all needed trainings, including CPR/FA!
  • No experience required

 

Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in group home settings!  The Direct Care Staff is responsible for supervising the daily activities of and assisting in goal achievement with program residents.  Direct Care Professionals provide ongoing support, guidance and role modeling and work with residents in daily activities and toward improvement in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills and behavior.  We specialize in areas of Behavioral Health, Brain Injury and Developmental Services.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing support, guidance and role modeling for individuals.
  • Provide individual, informal counseling with individuals to discuss concerns and develop goals as needed.
  • Assist residents with home management and community activities, self-advocacy, decision-making and empowerment, following goals appropriately.
  • Assist residents with all ADLs, including showering, dressing, grooming, toileting, mobility, feeding, taking medications, and Range of Motion (ROM) exercises, both in the home and in the community as needed.
  • Assist with teaching appropriate social and independent living skills and being a positive role model
  • Encourage program participants to perform tasks as independently as possible, assisting them to participate in all activities as appropriate.
  • Assist program participants with taking medications in accordance with MAP regulations.
  • Accurately document observations and shift notes using computer database.
  • Alert Program Management in the event of a program participant’s change in status or behavior.
  • Complete all documentation and Incident Reports within program timelines.
  • Ensure a clean, safe and home-like environment for clients.

Qualifications

  • 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 written and verbal 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 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.

 

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.

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