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BAMSI Residential Counselor (Direct Care) in Brockton, Massachusetts

$17.50

40 HOURS - Schedule: Tues-Sat 3p-11p

BAMSI. Essential employees doing exceptional work.

BAMSI is now hiring fun, energetic and compassionate people for Residential Counselor positions throughout Massachusetts. No college degree required, full and part time positions available, competitive pay, great benefits, job security & rewarding work.

Join BAMSI, where employees turn houses into homes. We are looking to expand our family, a team of dedicated human service and healthcare professionals who support individuals with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and medical complexities in their homes. Employees assist individuals with identifying and developing interests and hobbies, and becoming active and contributing members of their communities.

Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance and paid CEUs

  • Career advancement

  • Immediate access to your pay

  • Generous paid time off

  • Health/dental insurance, and more.

Qualifications:

  • Fun and energetic team members

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Go to www.bamsi.org to apply.

*This position is union represented by a bargaining unit of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. (AFSME).

As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated, by their start date. Details related to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to candidates who have been selected for employment.

Essential Functions: To assist disabled and/or brain injured adults living in supervised residential settings in order to ensure their safety and well-being in a manner that promotes growth, independence and dignity.

Responsibilities:

Direct Care

  1. Assist individuals to complete personal care tasks, which include, but are not limited to: toileting, showering/bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, assisting with mobility, repositioning, dressing, and range of motion exercises.

  2. Support individuals in the completion of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) tasks, which include but are not limited to: cooking, cleaning, general maintenance, shopping and money management.

  3. Utilize Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) practices, to create a thoughtful and supportive environment by ensuring activities, plans, and routines reflect the preferences, needs and goals of individuals.

  4. Follow the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Medication Administration Program (MAP) policies, which include, but are not limited to: training requirements, medication administration, medication security, and corresponding documentation.,

  5. Ensure individuals’ nutritional needs are met according to prescribed diet. Assist with feeding as necessary.

  6. Use supportive and adaptive, health-related protections/equipment as prescribed. Clean equipment as directed.

  7. Learn and utilize communication tools which include but are not limited to email, tablets, letter boards, etc.) taking into consideration the method most suited to individual needs.

  8. Assist individuals with planning and implementing community based activities and group activities within the home.

  9. Create opportunities to teach and support financial and safety skills. Encourage skill building to promote increased independence.

  10. Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISP’s) including implementation of behavioral plans and medication treatment plans.

  11. Assist individuals with maintaining the cleanliness and neatness of indoor and outdoor areas.

  12. Transport individuals served to and from day programs, medical appointments and other activities as required. maintains a valid driver’s license in primary state of residence and follows the requirements of BAMSI Safe Driver Policy PE-48-12.

  13. Using approved techniques and only as necessary, restrains individuals to prevent injury to themselves and others.. Communication, Documentation & Teamwork

  14. Follow funder and agency protocol for reporting alleged abuse and/or neglect.

  15. Record data by the conclusion of each shift. Documentation requirements include, but are not limited to: financial audits, medication records, ISP data, behavior data, and behavior tracking.

  16. Facilitate and document fire drills as instructed by the Program Manager or designee, and the program’s Safety Plan.

  17. Fulfill case management responsibilities as assigned by program manager, including those related to medical and legal concerns.

  18. Ensure client safety and compliance with program standards for staff coverage, including assistance to the Administrator-On-Call whenever possible.

  19. Maintain knowledge of ongoing program issues and developments as well as informing supervisor of program issues and concerns.

  20. Communicate in a professional and respectful manner.

  21. Work in other residential programs when needed. May work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  22. Assist with training employees new to the program.

  23. Treat all individuals, employees, and visitors with respect and dignity.

  24. Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings.

Other

  1. Follow funder regulations and adhere to all BAMSI policies.

  2. Understand and utilize universal/standard precautions and instruction on how to stay safe in areas that constitute risk.

  3. Complete all other duties as requested.

• High school diploma or equivalency, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

• Previous experience working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities preferred.

• Ability to record data using a computer, enter time worked into an electronic system and receive and send email required.

• A valid driver's license in state of residence and satisfactory driving record.

• Ability to comprehend materials related to medication administration, ISP’s, PBS and ADL programs.

• Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with persons served, families, service providers and case managers.

• Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 pounds.

• Ability to reach, bend, stand, sit and walk; perform fine motor activities.

• Work effectively in a moderate to occasionally loud work environment.

We at BAMSI appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

BAMSI is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran or military status and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.

EEO is the Law

http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

Reasonable Accommodations for Applying/Recruitment

Reasonable accommodations are adjustments made to remove workplace obstacles for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for and perform their jobs.

Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in BAMSI’s application and selection process. A request for an accommodation will not affect opportunities for employment within BAMSI.

Arrangements can be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any part of the employment process. Requesting accommodations, in writing or verbally, can be initiated by a BAMSI employee, qualified applicant, or by someone acting on that person’s behalf. Either call 508-484-7171 or, send letter to Talent Acquisition, 15 Christy's Dr Brockton, MA 02301. Note: please do not use these contacts to follow-up on job inquiries.

ID: 2022-6022

External Company Name: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.bamsi.org/

Schedule: 3p-11p Tuesday-saturday

EEO: We at BAMSI appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

BAMSI is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran or military status and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.

EEO is the Law http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

Reasonable Accommodations for Applying/Recruitment Reasonable accommodations are adjustments made to remove workplace obstacles for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for and perform their jobs.

Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in BAMSI’s application and selection process. A request for an accommodation will not affect opportunities for employment within BAMSI.

Arrangements can be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any part of the employment process. Requesting accommodations, in writing or verbally, can be initiated by a BAMSI employee, qualified applicant, or by someone acting on that person’s behalf. Either call 508-484-7171 or, send letter to Talent Acquisition, 15 Christy's Dr Brockton, MA 02301. Note: please do not use these contacts to follow-up on job inquiries.

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