• Asleep Overnight Counselor (Direct Care)

    Job Locations US-MA-West Bridgewater
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/17/2018 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1231
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
    Schedule
    Sun-Wed 11p-9a
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    City
    West Bridgewater
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02379
  • Overview

    40hrs - Schedule: Sun-Wed 11p-9a

     

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    We are looking for compassionate people to provide overnight support in our community based group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries or mental illness in a comfortable home setting. The dedicated staff member have the option of sleeping during overnight hours unless individuals needs dictate otherwise. The Asleep Overnight Counselor is required to be awake during early morning hours to assist individuals with morning preparations. (Usually within the hours 6am to 9am)

     

    Must have a high school diploma/GED, valid driver's license in state of residence and a desire to provide direct care and support.  New hires/employees at this location are required to complete a TB screening and may be required to a have a tuberculin skin test or other FDA approved testing and or submit proof of a chest xray.
    Male Gender is a Bonafide Occupational Qualification for this program and only Male applications will be considered.

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

     

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

     

    *This position is Union represented by a bargaining unit of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. (AFSME).

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties: Provide overnight support services to individuals living in supervised residential settings and do so in a manner that promotes safety, independence and dignity for those individuals served.  May sleep during overnight hours (beginning of shift until 6:00a.m.), unless significant consumer need dictates otherwise - Must be awake during early morning hours (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m.) to assist consumers with morning preparation.

     

    Responsibilities:

    1. Remain on-site and available (may be asleep) to provide consumer support and assistance as needed.
    2. Attend to the needs of consumers on an individual basis as well as foster increased independence and self-determination.
    3. Supervise and document consumer self-administration of medication as prescribed by a physician in accordance with agency and program procedures.
    4. Record and appropriately utilize necessary data, daily progress notes, staff log and complete all other ISP and program required documentation as assigned.
    5. Transport consumers to day programs and other activities as required.
    6. Ensure client safety and comply with program standards for staff coverage, including assistance to the Administrator-On-Call whenever needed.
    7. Act as an advocate and role model.
    8. Provide a supportive environment that includes opportunities for consumers to determine, to the fullest extent possible, personal preferences for daily schedules and routines.
    9. Maintain knowledge of ongoing program issues and developments as well as informing supervisor of program issues and concerns.
    10. Communicate in a professional manner.
    11. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by program manager or designee.
    12. Perform duties consistent with program and agency policies and procedures.
    13. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.

    Qualifications

     

    • High school diploma or equivalency, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Previous experience working with individuals with brain injury, developmental and/or physical disabilities preferred.
    • Ability to record data using a computer, enter time worked into an electronic system and receive and send email required.
    • A valid driver's license in state of residence; at least two years’ driving experience and satisfactory driving record.
    • Ability to comprehend materials related to medication administration, ISP’s, PBS and ADL programs.
    • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with persons served, families, service providers and funding source personnel.
    • Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 pounds on a regular basis and occasionally up to 50/60 pounds depending upon program.
    • Ability to reach, bend, stand, sit and walk; perform fine motor activities.
    • Work effectively in a moderate to occasionally loud work environment.
    • New hires/employees at this location are required to complete a TB screening and may be required to a have a tuberculin skin test or other FDA approved testing and or submit proof of a chest xray.
    • Male Gender is a Bonafide Occupational Qualification for this program and only male applications will be considered.

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