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Berkshire County Arc
395 South Street
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

Phone:(413)770-7813
Fax:413-445-7863
Website: bcarc.org

Company Description:
Berkshire County Arc is a non-profit human service agency that has been providing community-based services to adults with developmental disabilities and/or brain injuries for over 50 yrs. Berkshire County Arc’s mission is to assist and support individuals in their quest to identify and realize their chosen lifestyles. This is accomplished through various programs offered: residential homes including independent apartments, employment services, day programs, adult family care, transitions, advocacy & family support, special needs pooled trusts and a mail-house staffed by people with disabilities that serves dozens of businesses across Western Massachusetts.

Berkshire County Arc’s programs are offered in Berkshire County and Pioneer Valley. We serve nearly 1,000 individuals per year and have over 700 dedicated staff.

No experience? We provide training to prepare you for your position.

Berkshire County Arc offers an excellent benefit package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, retirement plan and tuition assistance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Adult Foster Care Case Manager and Family Advocate $3,000 Sign On
Berkshire County
Full Time
Human Services
Bachelor's Degree
Required

$3,000 Sign On 

Mon-Fri  Hrs Vary  40 hrs/wk

Responsibilities:

  • Act on behalf of the individual at ISP meetings, IEP meetings, Intake meetings, within the family unit, with schools, community services, courts or any other area of need.
  • Secure generic and specific services in the areas of educational or vocational training, recreation, child care, respite services, legal advice, public benefits, adequate housing, or other unmet service needs.
  • Adult Foster Care responsibilities include:
    • Conducting initial and ongoing assessments of qualified setting;
    • Obtaining social history and conducting psychosocial assessments and evaluations;
    • Selecting, training, evaluating and supervising AFC caregivers in conjunction with the RN;
    • Participating in development, implementation and ongoing review of AFC Plan of Care;
    • Conducting on site visits with member at qualified setting bimonthly/monthly;
    • Completing care manager progress note on each visit and significant change;
    • Periodically reviewing AFC caregiver log;
    • Assisting with obtaining information and accessing other services;
    • Reviewing and documenting fire and safety procedures for qualified setting;
    • Participating in discharge planning;
    • Reviewing at least annually the suitability of the qualified setting.

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, a social worker license from Mass Board of Registration in Social Work, and at least 2 years recent experience working with elderly or disabled adults; or Bachelor’s degree and 2 years clinical experience in care of elderly or disabled adults.
  •  Valid driver’s license & Insured vehicle
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