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UCP of Western Massachusetts

208 West St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Website:ucpwma.org/

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.
Salary Range:Location:
$19.00 Per Hour AMHERST MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Required
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Experience with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities - Preference: Preferred
Description:

Family Support Advocate 
Part time, 30 hours per week, Mon-Fri only.
Additional hours may be available to create a full time opportunity.
Location: Amherst, MA

New! $1,500 Sign-on Bonus 

Family Support Advocate Professional Responsibilities
We are looking for a DSP worker to join our Agency with Choice program. AWC is a person-centered program which allows participants to craft their own customized Day Program. We are seeking an engaging individual who will provide community support, job coaching, and life skills tutoring in the Amherst area for 30 hours per week for a young man with disabilities. If you enjoy exploring the community, art, music, swimming, and exercising, this could be a great opportunity for you to make a difference in the life of a very nice young man who is working to become more independent.  

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 http://ucpwma.org

Requirements:

Family Support Advocate Professional Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Life or work experience with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, preferably ASD
  • Ability to use a computer to enter case notes; communicate by email, video conferencing, etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • 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
  • This role requires someone who will adhere to a fragrance/scent free policy due to sensitivities. 

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