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WHY CHOOSE US?

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CO-OP assists individuals with developmental and other disabilities to become valued members of their communities. Our services are person-centered, embracing the vision, interests, and support needs of each person.

CO-OP is committed to the principle of equal opportunity without regard to disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

Are you interested in helping people reach their goals—both big and small? If so, CO-OP offers flexible full-time and part-time employment opportunities. We offer a competitive wage and salary package, on-the-job training, generous time off, and opportunities for advancement. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary for most entry-level and relief staff positions. On-going training is provided to all CO-OP employees.

  • 13 paid days off for full-time positions
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid new hire training
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account
  • 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Medical Insurance*
  • Dental Insurance*
  • Vision Insurance*
  • Life Insurance/AD&D*
  • * For employees working 30 hours or more.

Complete Career Listing

Clinical Assistant UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

CLINICAL ASSISTANT
Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

The Clinical Assistant is responsible for participating in the development, monitoring, and implementation of all psychological services designated by the Clinical Director, which are designed to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Duties shall be carried out in conformance with the Agency's purpose and philosophy and in a manner that recognizes values associated with Life Quality.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Physically capable of performing direct service duties designated in the job description and carrying items up to 50 lbs.
• Required assistance may include transferring people of adult weight ranges to and from wheelchairs or other adaptive equipment.
• Duties pertaining to participant assistance shall be performed in a dignified and supportive manner so as not to diminish a person's identity or self-esteem.
• Possession of a valid driver's license, a safe driving record, and an agreement to use one's personal vehicle for business purposes if required.
• Minimum of three years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and fingerprint check.

CORE COMPETENCIES
• Understands job duties and responsibilities; possesses critical job skills and knowledge and keeps current with new developments through training and skill application.
• Provide personal connections to facilitate community participation.
• Demonstrates initiative by identifying what needs to be done and taking action without being asked.
• Follows policies and procedures, respects confidentiality, and maintains a positive and professional attitude.
• Treats people with dignity and respect as demonstrated by valuing diversity, promoting safety, encouraging independence, offering choices, and exhibiting sensitivity to people's needs.
• Communicates effectively, accepts and offers support and feedback, and always strives to maintain positive relationships with all agency members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Assist in developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating behavior programs.
• Assist in ongoing staff training through Behavior Review Meetings, focusing on positive behavior support strategies to achieve success.
• Uphold all Positive Behavior Support guiding principles as guided and assigned by the Clinical Director.
• Conduct ongoing observations to assist Clinical Director in completing functional assessments.
• Assist and train staff in implementing all behavioral/therapy programs and crisis intervention procedures and evaluating program efficacy.
• Willing to participate in Crisis Prevention Response and Restraint procedures as needed.
• Summarize relevant behavioral data for assigned individuals for all review purposes.
• Conduct individual therapy programs/sessions as assigned by Clinical Director.
• Assume supervision responsibility for Program staff relative to implementing positive behavior support/therapy programs, including training and corrective feedback.
• Participate as a team member in Individual Service Plan process and in completing service documentation requirements, as assigned by the Clinical Director.
• Participate in medication/psychiatric review process through data summaries, anecdotal reporting, and meeting attendance, as assigned by Clinical Director.
• Assume direct care duties as necessary and when assigned by the Clinical Director.
• Keep Clinical Director informed of programmatic and personnel issues related to the delivery of Psychology services.
• Perform all duties in conformance with Agency policies, procedures, and philosophy.

OTHER DUTIES
• Assume advocacy role as necessary for legal, civil, and human rights and for participation in community and social opportunities.
• Evaluate the appropriateness of community placements relative to work, recreation, or other social opportunities.
• Look for opportunities to develop natural supports with the intent of minimizing paid staff supervision.
• Where appropriate, assist in orienting people to new assignments utilizing the existing "orientation program" of the host company or organization.
• Assist other staff with participants whenever necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP's mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff, such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #CS1002

Employment Specialist UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities is a must!

Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

The Employment Specialist is responsible for securing jobs for program participants and assisting in the development and growth of the agency’s employment services. This responsibility includes marketing, promotion, public relations, job development, employer training, job placement, job coaching, and all other related duties, and serving as liaison to agency employment services.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience preferred or High School diploma or G.E.D. with three years of relevant experience.
• Previous experience with Employment is required
• Ability to comprehend and write English at the traditional Grade 12 level.
• Physically capable of performing direct service duties designated in the job description and carrying items up to 50 lbs. in weight.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, the ability to drive Agency vehicles, and an agreement to use one’s personal vehicle for business purposes.
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and fingerprint check.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Develop and secure employment, job sampling, and training opportunities for individuals in accordance with their employment goals.
• Coordinate, monitor and evaluate employment sites including individual placements, enclaves, work crews, and situational assessment sites.
• Maintain professional relationships and ongoing communication with families, residential providers, area schools, collaborators, and DDS and MRC; and assist in coordinating referrals to agency employment services.
• Conduct vocational assessments and develop relevant employment plans for individuals.
• Coordinate and facilitate career plan meetings.
• Assess individuals’ employment skills to identify needs and generate a plan to meet those needs.
• Develop training curriculum and materials to educate individuals about on-the-job issues and to maximize job readiness skills.
• Develop and implement a plan for job development including intake process, skills training, resume writing, interviewing, job explanation, etc.
• Provide job coaching and develop natural supports at work sites as needed and provide training to program staff in job coaching roles.
• Provide training to employers (ADA, reasonable accommodation, hiring incentives, job carving, etc.)
• Maintain a network of area employers through independent contact and participation in community groups/organizations.
• Maximize use of social security work incentives including IRWE, PASS, PESS, etc.
• Coordinate benefit reviews with families or residential providers.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #DS1002

ABI LPN UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

ABI LPN
The ABI LPN is responsible for implementing and monitoring an array of health care and other personal support services designed to enrich the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries. All duties shall be performed in a dignified and supportive manner so as not to diminish a person's self-identity or self-esteem. The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing diverse basic care to those who need it while remaining patient and calm.

A Sampling of Essential Duties:
• Administer medications and implement nursing treatment plans
• Confer with physicians, dentists, and therapists as appropriate
• Communicate with and provide necessary information on relevant health issues to parents, guardians, and applicable staff
• Respond to participant complaints of illness and recommend appropriate action
• Confer with pharmacists regarding medications and their acquisitions as appropriate
• Monitor seizure disorder records
• Monitor and assess the general health status of participants, including hygiene issues and skin integrity
• Administer minor first aid when necessary
• Complete all health-related documentation requirements
• Provide standard First Aid/CPR certification training and other assigned training to Agency employees

Requirements:
• Current Licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Practical Nurse
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
• Maintain current BLS Certification in Massachusetts
• Experience working with individuals with ABI preferred; CO-OP will provide training
• A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, upon hire
• Acceptable screen against the OIG-LEIE (Office of the Inspector General's List of Excluded Individuals and Entities)

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #ABI1004

ABI Community Living Supervisor UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

ABI COMMUNITY LIVING SUPERVISOR
The Community Living Supervisor is responsible for supervising and implementing an array of services to enrich the lives of people with varied disabilities. Services include but are not limited to, case management, transportation, the development of social relationships, and providing support in the areas of recreational, therapeutic, and personal living skills.

QUALIFICATIONS
• High School degree required, college degree preferred.
• Ability to comprehend and write English at the traditional Grade 12 level.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record,
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and fingerprint check
• Three years of experience working with people with disabilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Oversee the day-to-day operation of the program (staff scheduling, medical appointments, community activities, maintenance, vehicles, menu planning, etc.)
• Supervise, support, and maintain the safety of individuals.
• Provide relevant training or assistance to individuals as identified in their ISP and/or as needed in life routines. Specific “training” may be in: communication skills, personal hygiene, daily living skills, recreation, and/or other skills as determined by the individual’s ISP.
• Facilitate monthly staff and house meetings, in conjunction with the C.O.C.L./Residential Coordinator II.
• Provide counseling and assistance as necessary to aid people in adapting to a new workplace or other community environments.
• Ensure required documentation is completed including but not limited to Progress Notes; program data; medication; cleaning checklist; Daily Log/Staff Communication; finances; time slips, etc.
• Assist individuals with medical appointments as necessary

Schedule: Tuesday through Friday 12 pm -8 pm and Saturday 10 am-6 pm

Job Type: Full-time

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #ABI1003

ABI Direct Care UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

ABI DIRECT CARE

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Provide support, training, and assistance to individuals as assigned by the supervisor. These areas may include personal hygiene, daily living skills, recreation, and/or other skills as determined by the individual’s ISP and as needed in life routines. Participate as a team member in the ISP process and in person-centered planning as applicable. Implement support plans throughout the day, including behavioral and therapeutic requirements. Ensure all required documentation is completed, which includes but is not limited to progress notes; program data; medication; cleaning checklist, daily log/staff communication; finances; and time slips. Daily administering and documenting medication for each individual as prescribed by a physician in accordance with the Medication Administration Policy (MAP) is a must.

Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities is preferred; however, training is provided for those people who do not have the experience but who have the heart for this work.

REQUIREMENTS
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record required
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and fingerprinting required
• MAP certification is required within three months of hire date – higher pay rate is based on being MAP certified

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #ABI1002

ABI Residential Coordinator UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

ABI RESIDENTIAL COORDINATOR
QUALIFICATIONS
• High School degree required; college degree preferred
• Ability to comprehend and write English at a traditional Grade 12 level
• Possession of a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and fingerprint check
• Three years of management experience working with people with developmental disabilities required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Develop and implement procedures for assessing peoples’ strengths, interests, competencies, etc., with provisions for ongoing reviews of these procedures to ensure relevancy and a dignified process
• Ensure the provision of support services (family needs, transportation, staffing, and technical assistance) as appropriate
• Serve as a liaison between the Agency residential services and other service providers
• Communicate with families/guardians as appropriate
• Implement staff evaluation policy and procedures
• Provide in-service training for assigned topics
• Encourage/require professional development of residential staff
• Develop specific and schedule feedback opportunities for staff
• Provide direct supervision to Community Living Supervisors as necessary, and oversee their supervision of residential staff
• Assist Director of Specialized Services as required in the development and implementation of Agency policies and procedures and in general administrative functions
• Coordinate licensing and certification requirements of assigned programs
• Ensure homes are properly maintained
• Ensure adequate procedures and protection for the administration of the program and resident finances
• Participate in the development of ISPs and oversee the implementation
• Ensure all participant medical and psychological needs are addressed
• Monitor medication administration procedures and staff recertification training
• Assume “On-Call” responsibilities as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #ABI1001

Day Services Instructor UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

DAY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR
At CO-OP, we define ourselves not by our perceived abilities or disabilities but by the similarities we all share. Our instructors are responsible for providing an array of vocational, self-help, therapeutic, and community-based activities, designed to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Services include but are not limited to case management, transportation, the development of social relationships, providing support in the areas of work and recreation, and therapeutic and personal living skills.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid Driver’s license and good driving record required
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Fingerprinting required
• Minimum of One year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #DS1001

Residential Services Coordinator UP TO $2K SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
The Residential Services Coordinator is responsible for developing and administering an array of services and supports designed to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Services include but are not limited to case management, transportation, the development of social relationships, and providing support in the areas of recreational, therapeutic, and personal living skills. This position is based in the Dighton area working Monday through Friday with flexibility. The Residential Service Coordinator is responsible for running one (1) house.

QUALIFICATIONS
• High School Diploma or G.E.D. (college participation preferred).
• Ability to comprehend and write English at the traditional Grade 12 level.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, and an agreement to use one’s personal vehicle for business purposes.
• Three years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Fingerprint check.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Supervise, support, and maintain the safety of assigned individuals.
• Assume responsibility for the development and administration of community living arrangements for assigned individuals.
• Facilitate opportunities for personal enrichment, recreational participation, and social interactions and relationships.
• Provide relevant training or assistance to staff and residents pertaining to ISP goals and/or skills needed in residents’ life routines. Specific training may include personal hygiene, daily living skills, recreation/leisure, and/or other skills determined appropriate by the individuals’ ISP.
• Participate as a Team member in the ISP process and in person-centered planning.
• Supervise and assist in the development and implementation of service plans, including behavioral and therapeutic requirements.
• Chair and/or attend meetings, as required, to facilitate participant progress, agency growth, or general communication among staff and other agencies.
• Attend required In-services.
• Provide case management responsibilities and/or service documentation requirements assigned and defined by the Residential Services Director.
• Assume supervision responsibility for assigned staff, which may include nursing staff.
• Train, assist, and evaluate staff in relevant areas of their job description; initiate disciplinary procedures with the Residential Services Director.
• Assume “on-call” responsibilities as assigned.
• Where necessary, serve as a communication link between residents and family members. Assume direct responsibility for the management and protection of agency and resident funds.
• Ensure that residents are involved in the development of menus and in scheduling their other shared responsibilities as members of the household.
• Ensure regularly scheduled house meetings with residents are conducted.
• Ensure the home is well maintained both inside and out.
• Assume duties of residential staff as necessary.
• Perform all duties in conformance to and/or in recognition of existing agency philosophy, policies, procedures, and DMR regulations.
• Oversee the coordination and follow-up of all necessary medical appointments.
• Administer medications and ensure medications are administered in accordance with DDS/DPH regulations.
• Develop staff schedules and assure adequate coverage.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #RS1002

Residential Direct Care UP TO $2K SIGN ON BONUS!

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

RESIDENTIAL DIRECT CARE
Provide support, training, and assistance to individuals as assigned by the supervisor. These areas may include personal hygiene, daily living skills, recreation, and/or other skills as determined by the individual’s ISP and as needed in life routines. Participate as a team member in the ISP process and in person-centered planning as applicable. Implement support plans throughout the day, including behavioral and therapeutic requirements. Ensure all required documentation is completed, which includes but is not limited to progress notes; program data; medication; cleaning checklist, daily log/staff communication; finances; and time slips. Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities is preferred; however, training is provided for those who do not have the experience but who have the heart for this work. Daily administering and documenting the medications of each individual as prescribed by a physician in accordance with the Medication Administration Policy (MAP) is a must.

Requirements:
• Valid Driver’s license and good driving record required
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Fingerprinting required
• MAP certification is required within three months of hire date - Higher pay rate is based on being MAP certified

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

ID: #RS1001

Residential Community Living Supervisor UP TO $2k SIGN ON BONUS

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs, and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

The Community Living Supervisor is responsible for supervising and implementing an array of services to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Services include but are not limited to, case management, transportation, the development of social relationships, and providing support in the areas of recreational, therapeutic, and personal living skills.

Duties shall be carried out in conformance to the Agency’s purpose and philosophy and in a manner that recognizes values associated with Life Quality.

This position is scheduled Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Tuesday through Friday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

QUALIFICATIONS
• High School degree required, college degree preferred.
• Ability to comprehend and write English at the traditional Grade 12 level.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and an agreement to use one’s personal vehicle for business purposes.
• Three years of management experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
• Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Fingerprint check.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Oversee the day-to-day operation of the program (staff scheduling, medical appointments, community activities, maintenance, vehicles, menu planning, etc.
• Trains, supervises, and evaluates residential staff in conjunction with the C.O.C.L./Residential Coordinator II. Participates in interviewing and hiring new staff.
• Supervise, support, and maintain the safety of individuals.
• Provide relevant training or assistance to individuals as identified in their ISP and/or as needed in life routines. Specific “training” may be in: communication skills, personal hygiene, daily living skills, recreation, and/or other skills as determined by the individual’s ISP.
• Monitor and implement service plans throughout the day including behavioral and therapeutic requirements.
• Provide case management responsibilities and/or service documentation requirements as assigned and defined by the C.O.C.L./Residential Coordinator II.
• Facilitate monthly staff and house meetings.
• Provide counseling and assistance as necessary to aid people in adapting to a new workplace or other community environments.
• Attend required In-services.
• Provide or facilitate transportation arrangements optimally using natural supports.
• Perform all duties in conformance to, or in recognition of existing Agency policies and procedures including the personnel Manual.
• Assist individuals with medical appointments as necessary.
• Monitor individual’s medical needs as well as doctor’s orders, medication sheets, diets, etc.
• Ensure required documentation is completed including but not limited to Progress Notes; program data; medication; cleaning checklist; Daily Log/Staff Communication; finances; time slips, etc.
• Assume various other and related duties as assigned by the C.O.C.L./Residential Coordinator II.
• Where necessary, serve as a communication link between residents, family members, guardians, and other service providers.
• Assist in the management of the program budget and financial record keeping to ensure accuracy and compliance.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees are required to assist participants who may demonstrate aggressive or self-injurious behavior through direct intervention and conformance with behavioral programs.
Employee assignments and work schedules are subject to change contingent upon the needs of individual participants or groups of participants.

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities and brain injuries in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation.

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life, and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

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