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Direct Care Worker (Day Program)

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston


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Published 17 days ago

May 1, 2021

The CHAI Works Day Program is a fast-paced and fun program for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome. We are looking for energetic, compassionate, and dedicated direct care staff to join our team. This position is great for someone who has work/volunteer/lived experience, or who is eager to enter the field and learn.

 

Benefits:

  • $500 Sign-on bonus for this position!
  • Competitive Salary, hourly rate starts at $16
  • Paid time off including 22 days of vacation, national holidays, and some Jewish holidays.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision.
  • Robust online training as well as onsite training opportunities
  • Opportunities to grow and advance career within the organization.

 

Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license, reliable and insured vehicle.
  • We mainly use program-owned vans for transportation of participants, however using personal cars is occasionally required.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, the ability to take initiative, and strong interpersonal/communication skills.
  • This is a day shift position; Generally from 8am – 4pm Monday - Friday
  • Positions available in Canton and Waltham

 

Your workday will include:

  • Supporting participants to volunteer, exercise, and do other fun activities through the community.
  • Leading group sessions with participants focusing on life-long learning, hobby, recreational, and communication skills.
  • Working with participants on personal development, social skills, and communication.
  • Utilizing redirection, conflict resolution, and verbal de-escalation methods, when needed
  • Managing a caseload of about 6 participants. Includes maintaining professional communication with families/guardians; development of participants' annual goals and documentation in accordance with agency/state guidelines.

 

Feel Safe While Working at JF&CS:

Great safety consideration, planning, and procedures went into the re-opening of in-person day programming in August and the programs have been running smoothly. We put health and safety first with physically distant interactions with staff and participants. Staff members run educational and fun groups on-site, and during non-pandemic times, take participants out into the community to volunteer, work out, and do other fun activities.

 

JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

The CHAI Works Day Program is a fast-paced and fun program for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome. We are looking for energetic, compassionate, and dedicated direct care staff to join…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Location

On-site
Waltham, MA

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


https://jfcsboston.hirecentric.com/jobs/175077-35107.html

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


https://jfcsboston…

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