Family Support Advocate

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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/

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
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Pittsfield, MA
Family Support Advocate

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance first of the month after date of hire, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits

Position Highlights:
Are you an human services worker looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? As a Family Support Advocate you will be responsible for providing respite support to children and adults, including providing assistance with social networking, recreational activities, community safety, health care issues, and physical and behavioral challenges through direct care work. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

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/
Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent GED
Minimum of one-year successful experience in a human service field or six months successful experience in a human service field and having life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
At least 18 years of age
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 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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