Advocates

Deaf Services Relief Staff

Job Locations US-MA
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
2020-6389
Type
Relief
Number of Hours Per Week
>20 hours per month

Overview

The Deaf Services Relief Staff is responsible to supervise individuals’ activities of daily living (ADLs), providing ongoing support, guidance, and role modeling on a consistent basis.  Facilitate individual growth in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, and community living skills. Promote community inclusion and self-advocacy. 

 

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 weighing program participants, take vital signs, gathers and records other data 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.
  • Attend and actively participate in resident, family, team and staff meetings and supervisions.
  • 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 required. Experience in providing direct service preferred. 
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL.)
  • Must possess strong computer skills.
  • High energy level and ability to function in a team atmosphere and independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and ability to use good judgment.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the individuals we support.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to an operational and insured vehicle in addition to willingness to use it to transport residents.

 

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. 

 

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