The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Shared Living Provider

US-MA-Westboro
ID
2016-2423
# of Openings
1
Category
Shared Living

Overview

Are you interested in creating a safe home environment and encouraging an individual to participate in the community?  Can you help support goals and dreams, and assist with daily routines and activities? Become a Shared Living Provider!

This program is funded by the Department of Disability Services (DDS) and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and The Bridge works closely with individuals and their families to create a match that works according to interests, lifestyles and needs.

When living in a home environment, individuals gain greater independence and opportunities for an active lifestyle.  They aren’t alone; they have the support and companionship of someone who cares for them at home. In return, Shared Living caregivers receive a generous tax-free stipend, ongoing training, support and resources from The Bridge of Central Massachusetts.

Most importantly, all participants in Shared Living are making a difference in someone else’s life, creating bonds and memories that last a lifetime.  You are building a family.

  • If you are interested in becoming a Shared Living Provider, please click HERE and follow the directions to complete an application. You can also visit our home page www.thebridgecm.org, click on 'Services' and follow the directions on the Shared Living Providers page. We will review your information and contact you. 
  • Meantime, if you have questions, email us at sharedlivingservices@thebridgecm.org or call 508-755-0333.

 

 

Responsibilities

A Shared Living Provider is someone who opens their home and provides daily support and companionship to an adult with a developmental disability. A provider acts as a teacher, mentor and a friend, helping the person to live a meaningful life.

Qualifications

  • Providers need to have a home, with an available bedroom, that is accessible to meet the needs of an individual.
  • Providers need to be first aid and CPR certified, or certifiable. The Bridge will provide this training.
  • Providers need to have a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. 

 

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