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compensation: Very competitive to market
employment type: part-time

Ready to fall in love with meaningful work? Fidelity House Human Services is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families. We are proud to offer 20 community residences throughout Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill, Georgetown and Andover along with specialized services across 68 cities and towns in Northeastern Massachusetts.

We are actively seeking job candidates who are committed to our mission and are hiring several Awake Overnight direct care staff for our Haverhill, Lawrence, and Georgetown locations ---with many schedules to choose from! Go to work in a home for 4-5 people in a regular neighborhood, wearing your own clothes -- not a medical environment. This position teaches life skills, assisting with meals, personal care, medical appointments and leisure activities. Our goal is to help children, teens and adults with disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome to achieve the richest and fullest lives possible. Over the years, our direct service professionals, nurses, case managers, and administrators have developed a culture of care and compassion.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Medication Administration Program (MAP) Certification preferred. If you do not have the certification, you will need to go through the class and pass the certification
Valid Driver's License.

KEY ACTIVITIES:

Complete required forms on medical, behavioral and community goals from their Individual Support Plan (ISP) and help individuals in their day-to-day life to achieve their goals such as:
Assisting each individual in developing skills in all areas of community living, including doing household tasks and learning social skills.
Assisting each individual to behave appropriately.
Assisting each individual to be active in their community.
Assist and provide safety and personal care to individuals.
Give out medicine to individuals, as needed.
Communicate with other staff through reports and logs.
Help individuals with community and recreational activities.

Awake Overnight will be responsible for coverage of the residence during hours agreed upon with the Program Director.
Awake Overnight will remain awake and fully-dressed including shoes, during entire shift.
Awake Overnight will perform light housekeeping duties as assigned by the Program Director.
Awake Overnight will keep daily records on all teaching programs and significant behaviors/incidents, which occur during shift and record in medical log any medications given, seizures and illnesses.
Awake Overnight will protect each individual' rights & freedoms, maintaining confidentiality of any information relating to individuals in the residence.
Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

EVENING RESPONSIBILITIES:
Be aware of the whereabouts of individuals at all times.
Read log to gather pertinent information.
Monitor and record taking of medications.
Assure that all doors and windows are locked.
Implement evacuation procedure during fire drills or in case of fire, according to the emergency and disaster plan.


MORNING RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assure that morning routines are carried through.
Assist individuals to be well groomed (hair combed, teeth brushed, etc.) and dressed in clean and appropriate clothing before leaving the apartment.
Monitor and record taking of morning medications.
Assist individuals with breakfast preparation.
Assure that all individuals have bag lunches on weekdays (or money to purchase lunch if they choose).

Essential Physical Requirements:
The ability to move independently throughout a wide range of environments, some of which may not be wheelchair or otherwise handicapped accessible, is required. Independent transportation to locations that may not be served by public transportation may be necessary. Fidelity House Human Services will make reasonable accommodations, whenever possible, when needed and/or requested by employees. Requests for accommodations will be honored, unless the accommodation would cause undue hardship on the operation of the program and/or on the organization.

EOE STATEMENT- We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

TO APPLY: Please visit our career tab on our website at fidelityhhs.org and fill out the online application. You may also stop in our office between 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, 439 S. Union Street, Suite 401- 4th floor in Lawrence and fill out an application.
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