Current Job Opportunities

EARLY INTERVENTION CLINICIAN

 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 http://ucpwma.org/

Position Highlights:

Seeking Direct Care Staff to support young people with developmental disabilities in their homes and in the community.  Shifts available in late afternoon, early evening, and weekends.  Experience with autism is helpful but not required. Please respond with your resume and a letter of interest if you are interested and live within 20 miles of Shelburne Falls or Greenfield.

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

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

 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

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:

A UCP member is seeking a reliable caring and energetic direct care provider in the Pittsfield area. Experience with Autism is helpful but not required. Duties will consist of assisting the member with outings into the community. Responsibilities also include community inclusion and membership for our member. Member has established routines and friendships in the community that they would like to maintain.

30  hours per week., Monday through Friday.  Pay rate $16.50 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: Full-time

Job Location: Pittsfield, MA

 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

SUPPORTED LIVING ADULT COMPANIONS & PCA’S

Position Description 

The Supported Living Adult Companion/PCA position is to maintain and strengthen daily living skills through assistance and supervision of daily tasks such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and activities designed to enhance quality of life. This service is provided in accordance with a therapeutic goal in the service plan. This position may also assist with personal care needs of the member.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible to interact appropriately and teach positive interaction and social skills.
  • Facilitate and coordinate appointments (medical, dental, mental health, etc.) in conjunction with the Surrogate (if applicable).
  • Address individual’s needs by the goal and objectives within the Supported Living service plan.
  • Perform light housekeeping tasks and some personal care needs that are incidental to the care and supervision of the individual.
  • Provide weekly reports to the Support Living Care Navigators.
  • Transport member as needed for community outings, grocery shopping and/or medical appointments.
  • Comply with the policies and regulations stated in the Provider Manual for the MRC ABI/MFP Waiver and the MRC Supported Living In-Home Supports Manuals.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Life or work experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Navigate crisis/emergency situations
  • Ability to work flexible hours. 

Requirements

  • Reliable vehicle with proper insurance and up to date inspections and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Background Check are required.
  • TB screening and physical are required.

Job Type: Part-time per diem

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 http://ucpwma.org/

Shared Living Caregiver:

UCP of Western Massachusetts is looking for a live-in caregiver to provide care in a member’s home in Williamstown. Compassionate caregivers are encouraged to apply. Caregiver would be required to physically assist member with activities of daily living, full assist with transfers, provide companionship and advice when needed and oversight of the individual’s day to day activities.

Looking for a compassionate caregiver who enjoys spending time with others and is willing to facilitate community involvement for this outgoing and friendly woman. She enjoys shopping, reading and spending time with her pet. The caregiver must be willing to work with the member to help maintain relationships with both family and friends. Caregiver will be responsible for coordinating transportation to and from doctors’ appointments, social outings and routine day to day activities.

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

Shared Living Caregiver Requirements:

  • Be willing to move into the individual’s home
  • Have a valid divers license, proof of insurance and availability of a private vehicle
  • Pass a CORI and SORI background check
  • Attend required training(s)
  • 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.

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:

  • Acquire a general knowledge of all aspects of infant and toddler development on an on-going basis.
  • 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 (LCSW) or:
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) by the MA registry of Social Work,
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology or education psychology.
  • 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 2 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, non-exempt
Job Location: North Adams, MA