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Vinfen Per Diem Residential Counselor in West Newton, Massachusetts

##Job Description

As a Per Diem Residential Counselor, you will provide direct support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a small group residential setting or an individual living arrangement. In your role you will work together with the people we serve, their families, friends, employers, and other support staff to transform their lives by either building independence skills or increasing each person's quality of life.

Per Diem Residential Counselors have a range of duties include administrating medication under the Medication Administration Program (MAP), implementing treatment plans, and assisting people with activities of daily living, such as household chores and cooking. You also strengthen residents' connection to their community by providing transportation on outings such as shopping and doctor's appointments.

Response to Covid-19

Vinfen continues to follow the guidelines determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Vinfen leadership along with Vinfen's medical staff are closely monitoring the pandemic on a daily basis and make decisions that are best for the safety and well-being of the Vinfen community.

Our response to promote safety during the coronavirus includes:

  • Hiring process conducted via virtual and phone interviews
  • Virtual New Employee Orientation and Virtual training
  • Increased sanitation measures in all programs and group homes
  • PPE provided to all positions working closely with others
  • Restricting visitors in programs to reduce chances of exposure

Why Vinfen? We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!

The benefits of becoming Per Diem at Vinfen include:

  • Flexibility to work around YOUR availability with the ability to pick up from just a few hours to over 40 hours per week
  • Ability to work 1st, 2nd and overnight shifts
  • Both individual shifts and long term assignments available
  • Paid certification training including CPR, First Aid and MAP
  • Ability to participate Vinfen's employee referral program which awards $500 - $2,000 bonuses for successful referrals with no annual cap
  • Earn up to 5 days of paid sick time in a calendar year
  • Eligibility to participate in Springfield College grant program for continued education
  • Discounted YMCA memberships and access to wellness programs
  • Other generous benefits and perks

Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. To learn more about Vinfen, and/or to apply to this or other Vinfen positions, please visit our website at www.vinfen.org/careers.

My Job. My Community. My Vinfen.

Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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##Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required. A bachelor's degree in a Human Services related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain injury strongly preferred.
  • Strong time management and writing skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a current, valid, US drivers' license for at least one year and access to a reliable, fully insured vehicle.
  • Must be able to become CPR, First Aid certified within 2 weeks of employment, Safety Care certified within 90 days of employment and MAP certified within 150 days of employment. Certification trainings are offered through Vinfen upon hire.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, national fingerprinting and driving record check.

##Schedule

Per Diem, hours vary

POSITION TYPE: Part Time Relief - Per Diem

Pay Rate: $13.50 / hour

City: West Newton

State: Massachusetts

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