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Adult Companion

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Job Summary

The Adult Companion provides support to Individuals with brain injuries and other chronic conditions in their homes with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth, independence and community membership consistent with each individual's support plan. Responsibilities include assisting our individuals with their daily living skills, transportation, accompanying them to medical appointments, grocery shopping and carrying out any other chores, as necessary.

Essential Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will excel in the following:

  • Compassion and Caring - Do you enjoy caring for others? Are you sought out by others because of your compassion? Can you demonstrate empathy by putting yourself in other people's shoes?
  • Resourceful and Creative - Do you like coming up with new and creative ways to work with staff and individuals, figuring out how to provide them with the tools to make community inclusion a reality?
  • Communication and Collaboration - The ability to work with all levels including individuals, families, co-workers, management and other provider agencies.
  • Adaptive and Takes Initiative - Brings to the position flexibility and perseverance that results in outcome-based solutions such as community inclusion plans, well-designed schedules and a model for person-centered planning.
  • Professional Perspective - Looks at the broadest view of a challenge and then, with the ability to take in multiple aspects, scopes out a plan that results in a successful solution that shows both quantitative and qualitative results.
  • Are You Passionate about making a difference!

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree and related experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills along with a demonstrated ability to work with a special needs population including adults with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, behavioral health issues and acquired or traumatic brain injuries.

Current Openings (11)

City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
Hyde Park 36 Sun-Fri (9am-3pm)
Charlestown 36 Mon-Wed (8am-8pm)
Charlestown 30 Thu-Fri (8am-8pm), Sat (8am-2pm)
Jamaica Plain 36 Sun-Fri (9am-3pm)
Hyde Park 18 Mon, Wed, Thu (9am-3pm)
Winchester 22 Sat-Sun (9am-9pm)
Winchester 36 Sun-Tues (8am-8pm)
Winchester 36 Wed-Fri (8am-8pm)
Winchester 8 Sat (8am-8pm)
Hyde Park 20 Sat 12-9 - Sun 10-9
Charlestown 18 Sat (2pm-8pm), Sun (8am-8pm)

Vocational Case Manager

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Job Summary

MAB Community Services is a non-profit human service organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and brain injuries. MAB is currently building our team with enthusiastic professionals with the desire to rebuild lives and grow professionally.

Under the supervision of the Mabworks Program Director the vocational case manager will support the individuals assigned to them in reaching their vocational goals. Each manager will be assigned to 2-5 participants (based on direct service hours) and work 1:1 with each participant to help create an individualized schedule.

All participants are adults (22 and older) with Acquired Brain Injuries who are looking to become fully inergrated into their local community.

This program is not a cite based program. Each coach is required to pick up/drop off their participant at their home & provide all services in the community (libraries, YMCA, Starbucks etc.)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist each participant in exploring their local community.
  • In collaboration with the program director & the participants full team create both short term & long term vocational goals.
  • Assist each participant in pre-vocational sill acquisition such as social skills, resume writing and interview skills.
  • Assist each participate in job searching, interview set up & on the job orientation/support as needed.
  • Completion of daily activity log (digital forms) as well as month/quarterly goal recaps

Qualifications and Skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor's degree and related human services coursework and experience preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and their families, co-workers and outside professionals. Ability to read and interpret ISPs, records, logs, policies, manuals, etc. Ability to write accurate and timely progress reports, log notes, assessments and correspondence.

PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS & JUDGMENT
Ability to solve problems and deal with many variables, using sound judgment in situations where limited guidelines exist. Ability to effectively interpret oral or written guidelines.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS frequent walking, standing and driving.
Must be able to maintain a high level of energy in a fast paced environment. Must be able to lift and/or carry lightweight and moderately heavy objects. Must be able to assist in lifting and transferring individuals. Must be able to implement safety restraint procedures in response to emergencies or treatment plans, and apply First Aid and CPR.

DRIVING
Willing and able to drive own personal vehicle and all program vehicles and wheelchair vans to transport individuals to/from a variety of community-based activities as needed. Must be able to drive for extended periods if needed.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license and personal vehicle insurance. MAB will assist employee with obtaining required MAP Certification, CPR and First Aid certificates if applicant does not have them when hired.

Benefits

  • Salary is competitive with the disabilities care field, and a competitive benefits package is provided. Competitive awards for partial scholarships for part-time study toward a Masters of Social Work for employees of one year or more are available. Support for part-time study toward other masters’ degrees is in development.
  • Working as a Vocational Case Manager is personally rewarding and challenging, and provides opportunities to work with supportive colleagues, and to see directly the results of one’s efforts to help individuals live full and satisfying lives.
  • MAB is committed to the career advancement of its employees and actively trains staff for career steps to higher levels of responsibility within its fast-growing organization.

Current Openings (5)

City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
Hudson 40 Mon-Fri (8am-4pm or 9am-5pm)
Foxborough 18 3-4 days a week 6-8 hours per day
Framingham 12 2-3 days a week 6 hours per day
Waltham 30 Mon-Fri (9am-3pm)
Brookline 36 Sun (9am-9pm), Mon-Tue & Fri (3pm-11pm)

Relief Residential Counselor

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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Relief Coordinator, provides support to individuals with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth and community membership consistent with each individual's support plan

Responsibilities and Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participates in the implementation of Individual Support Plans.
  • Assists with planning and implementation of recreational activities.
  • Complies with all program policies with respect to documentation, communication, mandated reporting and confidentiality.
  • Serves as a positive role model to individuals in the areas of appropriate interpersonal relations, social behavior, problem-solving and appropriate dress.
  • Provides supervision as specified in the Safety Plan and in Individual Safety Assessments.
  • Advocates effectively for individuals, ensuring that individuals' choices, interests and needs are supported.Provides transportation for individuals as needed (appointments, work, activities, etc.).
  • Assists individuals to maintain the safety, appearance and cleanliness of the residence.
  • Complies with MAB and DDS policies/procedures and all applicable state laws.
  • Attends and participates in regular supervision with the Residence Coordinator.

RELATED DUTIES

  • Assists and instructs residents with all activities of daily living.
  • Participates in staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Attends required trainings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related experience preferred.

DRIVING
Ability to drive program vehicles, including wheelchair vans, to transport individuals to and from appointments, work, day programs, recreational activities, errands etc. for extended periods as necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Walking, standing, lifting and driving are required.. Must be able to physically implement safety restraint procedures in response to an emergency situation and/or implementation of treatment plans. Must be able to apply First Aid and CPR. Ability to assist individuals to walk, to get in and out of bed, in and out of a wheelchair, bathing etc. by providing lifting and transfer support, using appropriate techniques, as required. This includes the use of specialized equipment, wheelchair van lifts, and wheelchair securement in vehicles.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as ISPs, records, logs, policy and procedure manuals, agency safety policies, memos and operating and maintenance instructions. Ability to write progress reports, log notes and correspondence in a manner which is complete, objective and respectful to the individuals concerned. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and co-workers.

PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT
Ability to solve problems and deal with many variables. Ability to use sound judgment in situations where limited guidelines exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished either verbally or in writing.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license (Required), CPR, First Aid

Current Openings (2)

City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
Hyde Park 6 Sun (9am-3pm)
Chestnut Hill 26 Sun (9am-3pm), Sat (9am-3pm, 9am-3pm, 3pm-11pm)

 

Residential Coordinator

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SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Residential Supports Manager, ensures the effective staffing, scheduling and operation of the residence. Supervises the residential staff and assists them in their professional development. Provides leadership and serves as a positive role model to all program staff. Oversees the supports provided to individuals with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth and community membership.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures individual's choices, interests and needs are supported and facilitated when planning and coordinating all activities while safeguarding the health and safety of the people we serve.
  • Oversees the implementation of all program policies with respect to documentation, record keeping, communication, mandated reporting and confidentiality.
  • Obtains Medication Administration Certification and dispenses medications.
  • Supervises and coordinates medication administration practices by certified residential staff according to MAP guidelines.
  • Participates in crisis intervention and provides on-call backup as needed.
  • Develops and implements staff schedules to maintain appropriate ratios, as specified in the Safety Plan and Individual Safety Assessments.
  • Oversees the accurate completion of residential payroll and attendance records.
  • Monitors expenses and ensures compliance with approved budget line items.
  • Completes monthly financial audits of individual and household accounts.
  • Assists the residential staff to advocate for the people we serve.
  • Informs Health Care Advocate, guardian and supervisor of all medical visits and changes in health status and/or health needs (e.g. medications, tests, behaviors, sensory issues, guardianship status)
  • Anticipates, prepares for and attends ISPs and oversees the implementation thereof, including data collection, progress notes and assessments, to ensure that individuals' goals are supported.
  • Coordinates and advocates for health care services to individuals in collaboration with the Health Care Advocate.
  • Ensures program compliance with MAB and DMR policies/procedures and all applicable state laws.
  • Anticipates, prepares for, and attends Case Review meetings and Quarterly Reviews.
  • Schedules and leads staff meetings on a regular basis.
  • Attends and participates in regular supervision with the Residential Services Coordinator/Supervisor.
  • Provides regular supervision to residential counselors.

RELATED DUTIES

  • Oversees the maintenance of the residence.
  • Attends Middle Manager and Coordinator meetings.
  • Assigns case management responsibilities.
  • Attends trainings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises Residential and Relief Counselors. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and operation of residential supports. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the program's policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and evaluating employees with the participation of the people we serve. Additional supervisory responsibilities include orienting and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of residential experience required. Supervisory experience required.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as DMR regulations, ISPs, records, logs, policy and procedure manuals, agency safety policies, memos and operating and maintenance instructions. Ability to write policies, progress reports, assessments, log notes and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, individuals, family members, and other professionals.

Ability to provide training and ongoing feedback to employees. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and their families, co-workers and outside professionals, including in crisis situations. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with the people we serve, their families, DMR staff, employees, licensors, and other providers. Ability to provide effective leadership and motivate employees.

PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT
Ability to define and solve problems. Ability to deal with deal with many variables. Ability to use sound judgment in crisis situations and in situations where limited or no guidelines exist. Ability to assist staff with decision making in ambiguous situations. Ability to respond appropriately to various crises, incidents, grievances, complaints. Ability to anticipate problems and plan proactively.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license, MAP Certification, CPR and First Aid

Current Openings (2)

City/Town Total Hours Shift Schedule
Westwood 40 Full time
Hyde Park 40 Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)

Program Specialist

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(Denby Rd., Allston)
Full-time 40 hours: Mon-Fri (8am-3pm or 4pm)
Full-time 40 hours, including 3 hours of transportation using company vehicle

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