Due to the expansion of services at The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc., an industry leader in evidence based practices, we are currently recruiting employees for our Autism Waiver Services. This program serves adults with intellectual disabilities referred by Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) who live in the community. The Autism Waiver Services will provide In- Home Supports that consist of services and supports for a variety of activities that may be provided regularly, to enable the individual to work and live independently and in the least restrictive setting in the community.
Services may include: teaching and fostering skills related to personal finance, health, shopping, use of community resources, community safety, and other social and adaptive skills which enable the participant to live in the community, as well as training and education in employment readiness, maintaining employment, self-determination and self-advocacy, which prepare participants to exercise control and responsibility over services and supports they receive as they become more independent, integrated, and productive in their communities and pursue employment, volunteering, or other structured activities.
The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides some tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
The Autism Services Case Manager will provide flexible in home and community based behavioral supports that are specific to the individual served to allow them to maintain the level of functional skills (including social skills and social cues), but may also enhance the quality of life by using Positive Behavioral Supports. Services may also facilitate the exploration of and participation desired in one’s community, promoting development of leisure and recreational opportunities, coordination of day supports including supported employment and education. The Case Manager will engage with the individual’s team in a collaborative manner inclusive of behavior specialists, family members, and other providers of support services. This position includes being part of an on-call rotation as assigned.