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Direct Support Worker

Company: Cooperative for Human Services
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Description
Cooperative for Human Services Inc. is a multi-service organization that provides residential services, independent living supports, and guardianship services for adults with intellectual, developmental and other related disabilities.

We are looking for compassionate Direct Support Workers to join our team and provide outstanding care and support to the individuals we serve! Our Direct Support Workers work inside our residential programs, helping our individuals with various activities of daily living and assisting them in reaching their personal goals.

We believe great care begins by taking care of our employees. So we'll reward you with competitive pay and exceptional benefits, paid training, continuous educational and development opportunities, and our unique culture of support. Experience in the field is not required - if you are caring and compassionate with a desire to help others, we will train you!

We have full time, part time, and relief positions available with a variety of hours (9am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, and overnights). Both weekday and weekend shifts are available. We have over 45 residential programs located in Northeastern Massachusetts.

Job duties
Form meaningful relationships with individuals we serve
Assist individuals with activities of daily living and help them get through their daily routine. This may involve laundry, cleaning, cooking, meal prep, and personal care
Promote healthy, engaging activities (going in the yard, gardening, sports, puzzles, art, listening to music).
Administer medications as applicable
Provide transportation as needed
Ensure safety and wellbeing of individuals served by monitoring relationships for abuse/neglect, responding to health and medical needs, and responding to and reporting all emergencies
Assist in creating a home environment that reflects individuals' preferences and personality.

Pay: $15 - $17.50 per hour depending on certifications

Benefits
Part time AND full time employees are eligible for benefits
Medical: Tufts Advantage HMO with either a $500, $1000 or $2000 deductible. CHS Pays 70% of cost for full time employees and 50% for part time employees
Dental: Unum Dental Plan - CHS pays 50%
Long Term Disability: Unum; CHS pays FREE!
Life Insurance: Unum, 1x annual salary; CHS pays FREE!
Retirement Plan: 403(b) plan with pre-tax deductions After 1 year, CHS provides a match. Match amount is subject to change.
Management Training Program
$150.00 bonus for first-time MAP certifications
$75.00 bonuses for successful MAP re-certifications every two years
Employee Assistance Program (Legal, healthcare, behavioral health supports) FREE!
Sick time, vacation time, and personal time
PM22

Requirements:
First Aid and CPR Certification required before starting employment - we will help you obtain this!
MAP (Medication Administration Program) certification preferred - we will help you obtain this!
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license
Ability to lift up to 30lbs
Ability to read and write in English
Familiarity with computers

PI179973823

Keywords: Cooperative for Human Services, Lowell , Direct Support Worker, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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