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Overview

As a caregiver, you’ll build relationships and enhance lives by providing care and support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, physical or behavioral challenges, or traumatic brain injuries. The work you do is meaningful - you can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve to live as independently as possible.

  • Full Time, Part Time, and PRN
  • Days, Weekends, Nights, Overnights
  • Meaningful Work

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Success Profile

Can you be a successful caregiver for The MENTOR Network? If you share these traits, you can help the people you serve experience the true freedom that comes from learning to live independently.

  • Trustworthy
  • Compassionate
  • Communicator
  • Responsible
  • Sensible
  • Patient

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I wanted to make a difference in the world and saw the opportunity as a DSP as a way to make the world a better place. Helping someone else achieve their goals made me feel awesome.

~ Jon Fisher, President, Community Support Services (CSS), started his career as a Direct Support Professional.

Benefits

  • Health/Wellness

  • Paid Time Off

  • Training

  • Career Development

  • Recognition

  • 401k and HSA/FSA

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Job Responsibilities

Job ID 200004SL Description
Community Based Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-MA-MAWorcester
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)

The health and safety of our employees and of those individuals we serve is of utmost importance to us. Due to the essential services we provide as Caregiver/Direct Support Professionals, we continue to accept applications and fill open positions in our residential programs. Providing round-the-clock care, we have full-time and part-time schedules open with all shifts available immediately.

 

To be sure we extend that concern to our recruitment process, we will be leveraging digital capabilities to meet virtually and continue to recruit top talent at MA MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network. Due to the public health concerns regarding COVID-19, as your application progresses, you will be asked to participate in virtual interviews using one of our digital tools. Our recruitment team will provide further details to assist you in your recruitment journey.

 

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we focus on the safety and well-being of those we serve, as well as one another. 

 

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Description

MA MENTOR Adult Services offers Shared Living, Adult Family Care and individualized residential services for people with disabilities. Each of our services is dedicated to offer adults, children, young people and their families innovative, quality services and supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges they face. Massachusetts MENTOR’s philosophy emphasizes partnerships—with those we serve, their families, our employees, Mentors, payors and the communities in which we work—in an effort to help people shape the direction of their own lives in.

MA MENTOR is currently seeking caring and compassionate individuals who are searching for meaningful work.

MA MENTOR Adult Services seeking Direct Care Professionals in Worcester, Springfield, and the Leominster and Gardner areas. This is a non-exempt, position, flexible schedule, primarily afternoon, evenings and weekends up to 20 hours a week as needed. Direct Care Professionals develop a strong rapport built on mutuality of love, kindness and respect.

Direct Care Professionals:
  • Identify and engage in person specific community activities which may include; recreation, social activities or life skill training
  • Assist people to achieve their ISP goals - Provide companionship and model appropriate social skills to help build and maintain personal relationships.
  • Support people to stay safe by following person specific plans
  • Transportation to/from preferred activities


For more information about this and other opportunities, please visit: https://www.ma-mentor.com/careers/



Qualifications:

Job Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle
  • Pass a Massachusetts and nationwide criminal background check (CORI and finger printing)
  • Current annual physical or the ability to be seen by PCP within 30 days
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent

What we offer you:

  • A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for

  • Part time schedules available

  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events

  • Job training, career development, and advancement opportunities

  • Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network

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