Bilingual - Shared Living Provider
Bilingual Shared Living Provider
Location: Holyoke or Springfield
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Gandara is actively seeking Shared Living Providers on a Full-Time basis in Western Massachusetts. Shared Living is a supported living arrangement where caring people share their homes and lives with a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Shared Living is a long-term relationship and is similar to adding a member to your family. Gandara supports people by matching them with an individual, a couple, or a family that is able to provide them with a flexible and safe environment. As a Shared Living Provider, you support a person with their activities of daily life, including meal preparation, medication management, and financial transactions. You will also assist the person with their social activities and community participation. Your support will help to improve the quality of life by enabling a person to be more independent and stay connected to their community.
As a Shared Living Provider, you will be compensated with a monthly tax-free stipend. The monthly stipend amount varies depending on the level of need required for the person you are supporting. The person supported pays their personal expenses.
Gandara provides all Shared Living Providers with ongoing training and support to ensure they have the expertise, skills, and resources available to provide excellent care. Gandara will also provide monthly in-house visits as well as 24-hour emergency on-call assistance.
Shared Living Coordinators at Gandara Center have the following qualities:
- Commitment to individual empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration.
- Familiarity with internet, word processing and email systems.
- At least two years’ experience in human services (required).
- Supervisory experience (preferred).
- Associates Degree in a related field (required); Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
- Valid driver's license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).
- Ability to provide a separate bedroom to person supported
- Pass a standard CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and Fingerprinting check
The Gandara Mental Health Center 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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.
This position is located at 120 Maple Street, Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.