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  • Awake Overnight Counselor - West Brookfield Staffed Apartments & Supported Housing (West Brookfield)

    Job Locations US-MA-West Brookfield
    ID
    2018-2909
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Residential
    Min
    USD $11.93/Hr.
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This program supports individuals with developmental disabilities and significant medical challenges. Individuals are in residential services, supported housing, or home sharing depending on their needs. The focus of this program is to offer a home to individuals and to avoid nursing home placement. Community inclusion and maintaining relationships with family members and significant others is the primary focus. Individuals are referred by the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

     

    Our agency provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. Our agency  is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

    Responsibilities

    Awake overnight counselors provide support to individuals at the program.

     

    Overnight Counselors must have the ability to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift.

     

    Awake overnight counselors are responsible for providing a safe, secure environment for the individuals we provide services to. Awake overnight staff complete basic housekeeping needs, filing, medication counts, and administer medications. Awake overnights need to be alert and able to respond to any issues that may arise.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services related field preferred, and/or experience or internship with adults with intellectual disabilities.
    • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) preferred.
    • Eligible candidates must have a valid driver's license and a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
    • Eligible candidates must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word and be First Aid, CPR, and MAP (Medication Administration) certified or certifiable.
    • This program is a female only staffed program. 

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