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 Coordinator / Care Navigator
$17.50 Per Hour
Are you an experienced direct care worker looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? Supported Living Services provide access to resources and support for individuals who require ongoing support in order to maintain their preferred lifestyle. As a Supported Living Coordinator/ Care Navigator you will provide case management for Supported Living members, oversee PCA program and community integration and supervise assigned staff. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.
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
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field of human services
Two or more years experience including PCA services and case management services
Familiarity with community resources and experience facilitating programs for the public preferred
Training and supervisory experience preferred
Working knowledge of age appropriate activities and behaviors and treatment modalities and assessments
Basic computer skills, working knowledge of remote communication tools like Zoom preferred
Defining issues and drawing conclusions
Planning and problem solving
Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
Ability to travel to conduct components of essential job duties.
Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance and proof of annual vehicle inspection required.
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
Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods; push and pull with force, occasionally climb and stoop; frequently reach with hands and arms; frequently use hand to finger objects and controls.
Ability to occasionally lift and or move up to 60 pounds
Ability to frequently read written, printed, or computer screen data with correctable close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.
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.