Family Support Advocate


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UCP of Western Massachusetts
208 West St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Company Description:
UCP of Western Massachusetts serves people with all types of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy (CP). Our agency is dedicated to advancing the independence, productivity and full community inclusion for everyone we support. Our innovative programs are designed to serve children, adults and families. What sets UCP of Western Massachusetts apart is our approach — we are family focused and offer personalized services to meet the needs of each individual we serve.
Family Support Advocate
Per Hour
Full Time
Human Services
High School or Equivalent

Family Support Advocate 
Job Type: Full time
Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, morning and evening shifts available seven days a week
Location: Greenfield MA

$1,500 Sign-on Bonus! 

UCP is seeking to create a unique supportive program for a young man with ASD returning to his home in the community. He is an active and fun person who enjoys nature, shopping, and being part of his community. He has complex support needs due to a history of self-injurious behavior and requires specialized supports to be safe and successful in this setting. This role requires working closely with a team from UCP as well as his family to provide services both in his home and in the community.

Family Support Advocate Benefits

  • Sign on bonus program
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance after first month of employment
  • Earn two weeks vacation in first year of employment, three week rate after first year
  • Three personal days per year
  • Earn up to seven sick days per year
  • 403(b) retirement program with company match after one year
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • May quality you for student loan forgiveness 
  • Employee referral program and more! 

About Us:

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 offices in western Massachusetts and is COA accredited.  UCP of Western MA is guided by a set of core principles - Respect, Integrity, Communication, and Empathy. Our team is dedicated to providing a "Life Without Limits" for people with differing abilities, and we are seeking a motivated and talented individual who shares our commitment to these principles to join us in our mission. Learn more at 

Family Support Advocate Requirements

  • At least 18 years old with High school diploma or equivalent
  • Life or work experience with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities,
  • At least 3-5 years experience with ASD
  • Experience with complex self injurious behaviors
  • Ability to use a computer to enter case notes; communicate by email, video conferencing, etc.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Be able to handle emergency situations 
  • Have certification in CPR/First Aid or ability to be certified
  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance
  • CORI, SORI, DPPC and National Fingerprint Check
  • Experience preferred with AAC communication device
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