Family Support Advocate

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UCP of Western Massachusetts
535 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247

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

Company Description:
UCP of Western Massachusetts serves people with all types of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy (CP). Our agency is dedicated to advancing the independence, productivity and full community inclusion for everyone we support. Our innovative programs are designed to serve children, adults and families. What sets UCP of Western Massachusetts apart is our approach — we are family focused and offer personalized services to meet the needs of each individual we serve. We have offices in North Adams and Pittsfield and provide services throughout Western Massachusetts.

Family Support Advocate
To Commensurate With Experience
North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, Clarksburg, Florida, Savoy, New Ashford, Cheshire, Lanesborough, Windsor, Pittsfield, Hinsdale, Peru, Lenox, Washington, Richmond, Lee, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, W. Stockbridge, Alford, Becket, Vermont
Full Time
Human Services
High School or Equivalent
Up to One Year
Preferred

Now starting at $16.00 per hour. More with a bachelor's degree! 

Are you a direct care provider looking for full time rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the local community? As a Family Support Advocate for UCP you will support children and adults in activities that focus on community inclusion and socialization. Your day may include social, volunteer and recreational activities, supporting safety and health care, and managing physical and behavioral challenges. Your work will take into account the hobbies, activities, interests and life skills needs of the member. This could include activities such as money management, cooking, or shopping. Your services will take place in the community in which the member lives, at their home, or any other location that both the member and family deem appropriate throughout the day or according to their schedule.  Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.  You must  be able to work in both Pittsfield and North Adams areas depending on the location of the members you work with.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • At least one year of work or life experience with individual with disabilities
  • Behavior management experience preferred
  • Understanding of day habilitation preferred
  • Ability to handle emergency situations
  • Have certification in CPR and First Aid or ability to be certified
  • Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance and proof of annual vehicle inspection
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • Satisfactory CORI, SORI, DPPC and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray


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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