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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 ucpwma.org

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? The CBDS Direct Care Staff’s role is to promote community inclusion for members. This program is designed to involve community recreational, volunteer, and social events in the community the member lives in. Services will begin at the member’s home and encompass time spent in the community, at the home, or any other location that both the member and family deem appropriate throughout the day or according to their schedule. The staff will also keep socialization as a priority for the member. The staff will also investigate other areas of importance such as hobbies, activities or interests in addition to providing guidance around needed Life Skills. These areas may include money management, cooking, shopping and any other area decided upon by the member and family.  Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Must be legally able to work in the State of Massachusetts (at least 18 years of age or with current working papers)
  • A high school diploma, or have life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Be able to handle emergency situations.
  • Have certification in CPR/First Aid.
  • Experience in behavior management.
  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette’s and Intellectual Disability preferred.
  • 2 years of experience in the field of disabilities with knowledge of Day Habilitation preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check

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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams, MA

EARLY INTERVENTION CLINICIAN

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:

UCP is hiring! Are you an enthusiastic and experienced clinician seeking a rewarding career with children and families? We are seeking a clinician to provide behavioral therapy and mental health support and teach parenting skills to parents/caregivers of children served in the early intervention, in individual group settings, or play therapy sessions using a family centered approach. These children are between the ages of birth and three years whose development is at risk by certain biological or environmental factors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide social/emotional and family assessments for children birth to 3 in our Early Intervention Program.
  • Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy through home or center visits.
  • Provide consultation to community agencies. Co-facilitate psychosocial, developmental groups for children birth to 3. Participate in team evaluations and the development of IFSP’s for children/families referred to the Early Intervention Program.
  • Assist with UCP activities as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Master’s degree and current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS) or as a Licensed Independent Social Worked by the MA registry of Social Work, or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology or education psychology. Or current licensure as a LMHC, LMFT.

Excellent oral and presentation skills, working knowledge of community resources, working knowledge of computers. Must be able to meet the medical requirements included in the MA Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards, including physical exam, vaccinations and infectious disease testing. Certification as an EI Specialist by MDPH or be eligible to be certified within 3 years. Must be able to climb, stoop, get up and down from floors, reach with hands and arms as well a lift and move up to 40 pounds.

Must have valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, availability of a private vehicle.

Must have CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check. In accordance with MDPH regulations, a pre-employment exam including a statement of physical limitations in working with children, a negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray and evidence of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella is required.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: North Adams, MA

Application Questions

How many years of Regulations experience do you have?

What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Do you have the following license or certification: Driver’s License?

Do you have the following license or certification: MA licensure or license eligible?

FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE

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:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? The Family Support Advocate is responsible for providing respite support to children and adults, inclusive of 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.

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
  • Must be 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 required
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • 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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams & Pittsfield, MA

SHARED LIVING CAREGIVER

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 ucpwma.org

Shared Living Caregiver:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is looking for compassionate Caregivers in the Central and Southern Berkshire County area to provide a home an oversight to individual’s with various disabilities. Caring families, couples or individuals who would like to open their home are encouraged to apply. Caregiver must be willing to have the individual live in their home. Caregiver would be required to physically assist the individual with some activities of daily living, provide some behavior management, provide companionship and advice when needed and overall oversight of the individual’s day to day activities.

Looking for families, couples or individuals who enjoy spending time with others. Caregiver’s must be willing to encourage and facilitate community events, keep the individual involved with family and friends and be willing to welcome them as a part of their family.

Caregivers receive thorough training, respite, monthly case management, 24/7 emergency on call assistance and a tax-free stipend.

Shared Living Caregiver Requirements:

  • Have an available private bedroom
  • Pass a CORI and SORI background check
  • Attend required trainings
  • Complete First Aid and CPR certification
  • Provide up to date proof of physical and ‘fit for duty’
  • Provide proof of a recent TB test and complete yearly screenings

Prior experience in human services is helpful but not necessary.

LIFE SKILLS ADVOCATE

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 ucpwma.org

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? The Life Skills Advocate will work with team members to develop and implement multi-faceted interventions to assist individuals in meeting their specific goals and objectives and provide instruction in life skills, reading, functional math, health and wellness. The Life Skills Advocate is also responsible for implementing monthly and school vacation programs for individuals and families in the children’s program. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two years’ work experience in a human services field; an additional three years of work experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree depending on funding source requirements.
  • Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
  • Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
  • Proficient computer and technology skills to use agency computer programs and assist and instruct individuals on the variety of assistive technology devices available
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • 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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams & Pittsfield, MA

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 ucpwma.org.

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? Provide education and case management to children ages birth to three years and their families and caregivers providing assessment and developmental, therapeutic services both individually and in groups, using a family centered approach. Provide home visits, center-based individuals or group treatment when indicated.  Empower families to advocate for the rights and needs of their child/children.  Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a major or concentration in infants and toddlers, and at least 300 hours of practicum or work experience with children under 5 years old.
  • Transcripts of degree work or subsequent transcripts must reflect successful completion of at least 4 approved three-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers, and families.
  • Certification as an Early Intervention Educator by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health or eligible to be certified within 3 years of employment in a MDPH certified Early Intervention Program.
  • Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
  • Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • Must be able to meet the medical requirements included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operations Standards including physical exam, vaccinations and infectious disease testing.

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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location:  North Adams, MA

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 ucpwma.org

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children in the community? The EI Physical Therapist will provide physical therapy services to the Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program, providing diagnostic assessments and treatment for children, age birth to three years, as well as related support and services to their families and caregivers. Therapy may be provided at home, day care or any natural environment the parent/caregiver chooses. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited PT program recognized by the licensing board of the State of MA.
  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professions.
  • Experience working with the pediatric population.
  • Knowledge of Community Based Health Systems
  • Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
  • Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • Meet the medical requirements included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards, including physical exam, vaccinations and infectious disease testing.

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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: North Adams & Berkshire County, MA

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 ucpwma.org

Position Description:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking for rewarding work with adults with disabilities in the community? UCP is seeking a part-time/per diem Registered Nurse for our Adult Family Care program. The AFC Registered Nurse works with the participant, family members of the multidisciplinary professional team to meet the nursing needs, develop a plan of care, provide ongoing support and maintain proper paperwork for each AFC participant.

Qualifications:

The Registered Nurse must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and have at least two years recent experience in direct care of the elderly or disabled adults.

  • 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
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • A negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Bi-annual Physical
  • Experience navigating Mass Health preferred

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.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location: Pittsfield/North Adams, MA

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 ucpwma.org

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced direct care provider looking for rewarding work with children or adults with disabilities in the community? The Supported Living Care Navigator is a professional support position responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring members involved in our Supported Living Program. The Care Navigator’s responsibilities include providing the case management of the Supported Living member including oversight of the PCA program and community integration. The Care Navigator will assume primary responsibility for the recruitment, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of all assigned staff. Some afternoon and evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in a human services field
  • Experience in personal care attendant (PCA) services, case management services and disability service delivery is preferred
  • Training and supervisory experience is helpful
  • Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
  • Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • 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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: North Adams & Pittsfield, MA

DIRECT CARE STAFF

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 ucpwma.org

Position Highlights:

A UCP member is seeking a reliable caring and energetic direct care provider in Shelburne Falls. Experience with Autism is helpful but not required. Duties will consist of assisting the member with activities of daily living, which may include helping with bed-time routine, bathing, dressing, eating and outings into the community. Responsibilities also include light cleaning, cooking, laundry, running errands and engaging the member in social activities such as music, talking, and playing games.

10-15 hours per week., weekends, late afternoons/early evenings, plus occasional overnights are possible. Potential for additional hours. Pay rate $15.40/hour

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. High School Diploma, GED or life experience with individuals with disabilities.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations. CPR/First Aid.
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location: Shelburne Falls, MA

EARLY INTERVENTION VAN DRIVER

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 ucpwma.org

Position Highlights:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! Are you an experienced driver with a clean driving record looking for rewarding part time work with children with disabilities in the community? The Early Intervention Van Driver transports UCP members to and from the UCP Center in North Adams for appointments and/or services. Afternoon hours 4-6 hours per week and additional hours available in August and December.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Valid MA driver’s license
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check
  • Proof of MMR Immunity
  • 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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Part-time; Non-exempt

Job Location: North Adams, MA

ADULT FOSTER CARE CAREGIVER

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/

AFC Caregiver:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is looking for a caregiver for a young woman in the central Berkshire area. Compassionate and caring families, couples or single women are encouraged to apply. Caregiver would be required to physically assist member with some activities of daily living, provide some behavior management, provide companionship and advice when needed and overall oversight of the individual’s day to day activities.

Looking for someone who enjoys being out and about, is willing to take the individual to community events. A caregiver who enjoys bowling and going to movies and is willing to encourage and facilitate community involvement as needed. Caregiver must be willing to work with the individual’s family to keep their involvement with the individual’s life.

Caregivers receive thorough training, clinical and case management, 24/7 emergency on call assistance and a tax-free stipend.

AFC Caregiver Requirements:

  • Have an available bedroom to be individualized as the individual desires
  • Pass a background check
  • Attend 8 hours of yearly training
  • Complete First Aid and CPR certification
  • Provide up to date proof of physical and ‘fit for duty’
  • Provide proof of a recent TB test and complete yearly screenings
  • Be able and willing to complete a monthly log of assistance give to the member

Prior experience in human services is helpful but not necessary.

CLINICAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIST

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:

The Clinical Assistive Technologist will assist the Director for Assistive Technology oversee the day to day operations of the department while offering clinical AT expertise to help enhance the program. This position is responsible to assist the Director oversee all funded services relative to the department.

  • Provide functional assessments and consultation of how assistive technology can improve limitations for persons with differing abilities.
  • Supervise aspects of the Department of Assistive Technology
  • Assist the Director of AT; oversee scheduling and assignment of staff to provide assistive technology, evaluations, training, ordering equipment, setting up equipment and follow-up of individuals assigned with a variety of funding sources

Qualifications:

  • A degree and license to practice Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to adapt to all software products
  • Certification in Assistive Technology preferred. Ability to become certified is required
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience in the evaluation of the needs of an individual with a disability, including functional evaluation of the individual in the individual’s customary environment
  • Knowledge and experience in the purchasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by individuals with disabilities
  • Knowledge and/or experience in selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, reporting, or replacing assistive technological devices
  • Knowledge and/or experience in coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices
  • Knowledge and/or experience training or providing technical assistance for an individual with disabilities, or, when appropriate, the family of an individual with disabilities or others providing support to the individual
  • Knowledge and/or experience in training and/or providing technical assistance for professionals or other individuals whom provide services to or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities
  • CORI, SORI, and National Fingerprint Check

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.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance after 60 days, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.

Job Type: Full-time; Exempt

Job Location: Pittsfield, MA

 Adult Companion

 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:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is hiring! The Adult Companion staff provides non-medical care, supervision, and socialization to a functionally impaired adult. They may assist or supervise the participant with such tasks as meal preparation, laundry, shopping and Community involvement. This service is provided in accordance with a therapeutic goal in the service plan. The Adult Companion’s role is designed to give caregiving family members a break, evenings and weekends are required.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A high school diploma, or have life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Be able to handle emergency situations
  • Understanding of the importance of supporting the dignity and human rights of all members
  • Appropriate communication skills to effectively communicate with members, parents and professionals
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate the needs of members
  • 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, expression or, any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package including 403(b), PTO, 12 holidays, employer paid life and disability benefits.  Health insurance after 60 days for full time Employees.  Mileage reimbursement included.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location: Pittsfield, MA