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Awake Overnight Counselor - West Brookfield Community Living (West Brookfield)

US-MA-West Brookfield
ID
2017-2604
# of Openings
1
Category
Residential
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

This service supports older individuals with intellectual disabilities and significant medical challenges. The focus of this service is to offer a home to individuals and to avoid nursing home placement, and offers specialized personal care to each individual. Community inclusion is also a primary focus, as well as maintaining relationships with family members and significant others. Residents are referred by the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Responsibilities

Awake overnight counselors provide support to individuals who live in the program. 

 

Ability to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift.

 

Awake overnights are responsible for providing a safe, secure environment for the individuals we provide services to. 

 

Awake overnights may do some basic housekeeping, filing, medication counts, and may administer medications.  Awake overnights need to be alert and able to respond to any issues that may arise.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services/Social Services related field preferred.
  • Experience and/or internship with intellectually disabled adults.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Must be 20 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word.
  • CPR, First Aid, MAP (Medication Administration Program) and SOLVE (Strategies of Limiting Violent Episodes) certified or certifiable.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and/or commensurate experience preferred. 

 

 

This program is a female only staffed program. 

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