Shared Living Provider
Open Your Heart, Open Your Home/Caregiving with Love
Nonotuck Resources Associates (www.nonotuck.com) is a community-based agency that provides shared living to people with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries. We support people who need assistance to remain living in the community. The individual and shared living provider share a home; the shared living provider must have an extra bedroom dedicated to the person they would support.
SHARED LIVING PROVIDER NEEDED
We are looking for a shared living provider to support a young woman in her mid 30’s. The ideal provider would be a single person or couple with no young children in the home who are open to supporting someone with disabilities. Children over the age of 15 would be fine. The young woman would like to live in Worcester, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury, or Hudson. She is very social but can have challenging behaviors at times; she enjoys spending time with friends and family in the community and at home. She does best in a calm home with 1 on 1 attention and positive reinforcement. She loves to go shopping, dance, listen to music, watch baseball and football on TV, go out to eat and many other activities. She loves to celebrate all holidays and be a part of the celebration. She has a close relationship with her mother who lives in Shrewsbury and has other close family she enjoys seeing on special occasions and for visits.
She can get anxious and changes in her routine or environment can increase her anxiety, especially if she does not understand the reason for the change. She is non-verbal but uses signs and vocalizations to communicate. Her receptive language is excellent. The Shared Living Provider should be caring, accepting and supportive. The duties of the shared living provider will include but not be limited to assisting the individual to build on and maintain independence by being able to participate in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as regular household routines, community activities/outings. Care Providers would be responsible for helping with grocery shopping, cooking, housekeeping, laundry, routine budget management, medication management, transportation and medical appointments.
The following resources will be available:
- generous stipend,
- 24- Hour emergency on-call assistance,
- monthly in-home visits from a Care Manager and nurse,
- access to clinicians for additional support,
- training on home safety skills and medication management and any other needed or requested trainings.
Shared living providers must:
- be able to provide reliable transportation to community activities,
- doctors’ appointments, etc.,
- pass a standard CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and fingerprinting check,
- provide a separate bedroom for the individual and be certified in First Aid/CPR