Direct Support Professional- Athol MA

Athol, MA

ABOUT US

Nonotuck Resources Associates (www.nonotuck.com) is a community-based agency providing residential services to people with disabilities since 1972. We believe in the vision of life sharing and its transformative power of caring for a person in a home-setting, Nonotuck provides personalized supports to people by matching them with caring providers who open their hearts, their minds and their homes.

Just shy of 1,200 people receive Caregiving with Love in either Shared Living or Adult Family Care. Each person is surrounded by loving, dedicated, experienced and compassionate team members who provide values-based services driven by personal preference, community inclusion, and the goal of a diversity of freely given relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. is seeking a 30 hr Direct Care Professional for a young man with medical needs in the Athol area. The Direct Care staff will be an additional support to the shared living provider and help with daily activities.

The Direct Care staff must be a patient, kind & caring person who can help with personal care. The duties of the Direct Care staff will include but not be limited to assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as hygiene and regular household routines, providing companionship and going out on community activities/outings. 

The following resources will be available:

  • 24- Hour emergency on-call assistance
  • Access to clinicians for additional support
  • Training on home safety skills, medication management, and First Aid/CPR

Qualified Staff must:

  •  Have a valid MA driver's license
  •  Own their own vehicle
  •  Pass a standard CORI and Fingerprinting (Criminal Offender Record Information) check
  • Willing to be trained in behavioral management techniques and other regulator training provided by Nonotuck

VACCINATION POLICY

At Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc., the health and safety of our employees and the people/families we serve is our top priority. That’s why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID -19 to meet our pre-employment requirements. 

AFFIRMATIVE/EEOC STATEMENT

Affirmative Action / EEO Statement:   Nonotuck provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Wellness, Civility, and Diversity

“I'm very thankful to be a part of the Nonotuck team. A company that tries to make a difference in the life of the employees and the people we serve is truly something I celebrate.” – Nonotuck Employee

At Nonotuck we believe that to care for others, we must care for ourselves and that in order to best support the people we serve, we must cultivate wellness in our own lives. The Nonotuck Wellness Initiative aims to strengthen the Nonotuck community by supporting individual wellbeing, so each person can show up as their best selves in service of our mission. Through wellness programs hosted by Nonotuck, dedicated wellness hours, and partnerships with leading wellness organizations, the Wellness Initiative is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community.

Nonotuck has always been committed to employee wellness: with staff surveys, great health insurance at a reasonable cost, plenty of time off, good starting salary and yearly raises with potential profit sharing.  In addition to these benefits and our core values, Nonotuck aims to foster a culture of kindness and civility though the Civility Initiative. The Civility Initiative began in 2009 to create Nonotuck as an island of civility in an ocean of incivility.

Nonotuck is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity and inclusion are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the people that we serve. Nonotuck welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our largely diverse community.