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Advocates
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
8 days ago

Description

Overview

Are you a passionate helper?  Do you have people skills?  Hope to create meaningful relationships?

Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in group home settings!  The Direct Support Professional 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?

Responsibilities

  • Assist:  Promote independence by helping individuals achieve physical and behavioral goals, assisting through everyday and complex situations.
  • Guide: Provide ongoing support, guidance, role modeling and supervision to individuals, working collaboratively with other service providers when needed.  Monitor and document medication administration as appropriate. 
  • Plan: Collaboratively develop and document growth plans such as Individualized Action Plans (IAPs) and Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) with the clients. 
  • React:  Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as needed.
  • Document: Communicate residents’ progress, mental status, and any changes in computerized daily notes.


Requirements

  • 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.

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. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58467087
  • Location:
    Newton, Massachusetts, United States
    Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
    Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
    Littleton, Massachusetts, United States
    Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
    Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
    Marlboro, Massachusetts, United States
    Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    North Reading, Massachusetts, United States
    Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States
    Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    Hudson, Massachusetts, United States
    Northboro, Massachusetts, United States
    Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
    Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
    Upton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Direct Care Professionals
  • Company Name: Advocates
  • Job Function: Direct Care/Residential Staff
  • Job Type: Full-time/Part-time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: None
Healthcare / Health Services
MA , US

Advocates champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges. We partner with individuals and families to shape creative solutions to even the greatest obstacles. First, we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive.

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