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UCP of Western Massachusetts
208 West St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Phone:(413)442-1562
Website: ucpwma.org/about-ucp/careers-at-ucp/

Company Description:
As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Supported Living Opportunities
$15.00 Per Hour
North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, Clarksburg, Florida, Savoy, New Ashford, Cheshire, Lanesborough, Windsor, Pittsfield, Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Lenox, Washington, Richmond, Lee, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, W. Stockbridge, Alford, Becket, Mt. Washington
Part Time
Human Services
High School or Equivalent
Up to One Year
Preferred

Job Type: Full-Time/Part Time/Per Diem Opportunities and Flexible Hours!
Job Location: Can Work In Locations with Members Convenient to You! 
Benefits- Hours Dependent- May Include Health Insurance, Life and Disability and Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan and More!

Adult Companion- $13.50 hour

In Home Support- $15.00 hour


Overview:
As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/

Position Highlights:

  • As a Supported Living team member, you will help give our members with disabilities and other service needs the customized support they need to live how and where they want.   Members have service plans that include therapeutic goals and objectives that address individual needs.   Your work will assist the individual in participating more meaningfully in home and community life and may include-
  • Assisting with grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, and/or household organization.
  • Assisting with incidental personal care needs 
  • Making doctor's appointments and providing advocacy during visits to sure their voice is heard by medical professionals.
  • Spending time with the member in the community, pursuing the member's interests and hobbies and engagement in the community in which they live.
  • You will provide weekly reports to the Supported Living Navigator and are responsible to comply with all agency and contractual policies and regulations.

If you are interested in Supported Living, we will discuss the various opportunities and hone in on those which are the best fit for your interests, skills and availability!We can also help you if you are interested in participating in the MassHealth PCA program, hired directly by one of our members.

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • Life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Ability to navigate crisis/emergency situations.
  • Satisfactory CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Current annual physical
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • Life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Ability to navigate crisis/emergency situations.
  • Satisfactory CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Current annual physical
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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