Family Support DDS Respite

Boston, Massachusetts

Bay Cove Human Services
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Bay Cove Human Services' mission is to partner with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential. Bay Cove pursues this mission by providing individualized and compassionate services to people facing the challenges associated with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders, and homelessness at more than 175 program sites throughout Greater Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Bay Cove Human Services is committed to ensuring the representation and participation of candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage all qualified individuals, particularly those from historically marginalized groups, to apply.

Job Summary:
The Family Support program strives to achieve the goal of helping families stay together through developing families' natural capacity to meet the needs of family members; offering additional supports such as staff resources, goods and services, and financial assistance; and enhancing the capacity of communities to value and support people with disabilities and their families. Guided by these principles and through in home support, the Family Support Respite Worker ensures that all families are treated with dignity and respect and given opportunity to reach the goal of services provided.

Essential Functions of Position:

• Engages in program activities which foster the individual's growth, address treatment plan goals and help them use developed skills as outlined by the individual's family support plan

• Teaches daily living skills including but not limited to, safety training, travel training, banking, cooking, shopping, budgeting, hygiene, and care of personal space and belongings also according to the family support plan.

• Provides family respite through a variety of activities or community involvement with individuals.

• Provides support to the individual and family around daily, personal and social issues.

• Maintains programmatic documentation in accordance with Bay Cove standards.

• Communicates on a weekly basis with case supervisor (Family Support Coordinator's)

• Attends agency meetings as needed.
Job Requirments:

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Valid driver's license required

• Written and verbal communication skills are a necessity

• Ability to work with others in a manner that promotes teamwork, cooperation and community integration.

• Demonstrated understanding of the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of adults and children with disabilities.
Date Posted: 13 April 2024
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