Advocates

Adult Companion

Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
2021-7268
Type
Relief
Number of Hours Per Week
0-10

Overview

Staff will assist individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in their lives and in their communities. They will assist in providing non-medical care and supervision to individuals with disabilities (Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities). This is a relief position and hours are subject to change.

 

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. 

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

Locations needed: Framingham, Hopkinton, Berlin, Marlborough

Responsibilities

  • Provide non-medical care, supervision, and socialization to an individual with disabilities (Autism, Intellectual & Developmental disability)
  • Services may include:
    • Assistance with meals and basic activities of daily living
    • Completion of light housekeeping tasks
    • Assist the individual with shopping, planning, making appointments and recreation activities.
    • Accompanying individual on walks, to the gym, trips to social and recreational activities and community events.
    • Assist with hobbies and leisure activities.
  • Collaborate with the family, peers, and supervisor in implementing the plan of care to meet the individual’s goals.
  • Responsible for the participant safety and well-being.
  • Interact with participants in an empathetic, respectful, caring, and dignified manner.
  • Maintain current progress and service notes and submits all required documentation and verbal feedback to Supervisor in accordance with Advocates’ policy.
  • Attends and actively participates in supervision and staff meetings.
  • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates’ Human Rights Policy.
  • Adhere to all principles related to the Advocates Way.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or at least one year minimum of working in related fields or lived experience. Minimum one year experience in providing companion or caregiving to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Bilingual Preferred (Portuguese & Spanish). Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned.
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transp
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and ability to use good judgment.
  • Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
  • Basic computer knowledge in order to complete documentation in a timely manner.
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.

 

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. 

 

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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