Direct Support Professional -Part Time
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.
Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. is seeking a Direct Care Professional for a young man in his late 20's in Billerica, MA. He enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and skiing. You would be accompanying him to the gym, concerts, movies, and serve as a mentor to foster independent living skills both within the home and in the community. This a non-exempt position, up to 10 hours a week. Direct care staff must develop a strong rapport built on mutuality of love, kindness and respect. Responsibilities of the direct care staff include but are not limited to:
· Identify and engage in person-specific community activities which may include recreation, social activities or life skills training
· Provide companionship and supervision for person-served outside of their home
· Support people to stay safe by following person-specific plans
· Transportation to/from preferred activities
· Must be comfortable supporting person through challenging behavioral episodes and providing assistance with activities of daily living.
· Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle
· Pass a Massachusetts and nationwide criminal background check (CORI and finger printing)
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· High school diploma or equivalent
· Experience working with adults with disabilities a plus
· Knowledge of trauma-informed care a plus
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 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.