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Integration Specialist/Direct Support Professional

Company: Nonotuck Resource Associates
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT US
Nonotuck Resources Associates (www.nonotuck.com) is a community-based agency providing residential services to people with disabilities since 1972. We believe in the vision -of life sharing and its transformative power of caring for a person in a home-setting, Nonotuck provides personalized supports to people by matching them with caring providers who open their hearts, their minds and their homes. Just shy of 1,200 people receive Caregiving with Love in either Shared Living or Adult Family Care. Each person is surrounded by loving, dedicated, experienced and compassionate team members who provide values-based services driven by personal preference, community inclusion, and the goal of a diversity of freely given relationships. Integration Specialist (Full-time Non-Exempt, Monday-Friday 30 hours/week) Benefits:

  • Sign-On Bonus $2,000
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, and Dependent Care Account Options
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Annual increase with Profit Sharing
  • Hybrid Office/Work from Home Model
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Flexibility Position Overview: Nonotuck Resource Associates is actively seeking a dedicated Integration Specialist to join our team and provide community and home services, along with direct care supports to individuals with developmental disabilities enrolled in our Community-Based Day Supports program. If you are passionate about fostering independence, creating meaningful connections and supporting individuals in their journey towards a full community-based life, we invite you to apply for this rewarding position. As an Integration Specialist, you will have the primary responsibility for at least one person supported, with opportunities for cross-training with other individuals. Your role encompasses a variety of duties aimed at promoting independence, fostering relationships, and ensuring a positive community-based experience. This is a unique position in which hours would be split between our Brooklyn St. Project in North Adams and our Community-Based Day Services in Pittsfield, Lee and Adams. https://www.nonotuck.com/info-hub/brooklyn-street-combines-cooperation-community
    Key Responsibilities: -
    • Individualized Support
      • Develop a deep understanding of each person supported, including their unique strengths, needs, goals, and desires.
      • Assist individuals in articulating their needs, goals, and desires to facilitate personalized care.
      • Team Collaboration
        • Work collaboratively as a member of a team to support individuals in developing a full community-based daytime life.
        • Collaborate with Program Director, Assistant Program Directors, Shared Living Providers, and other stakeholders.
        • Positive Image and Relationships
          • Support and exert personal initiative to ensure that each person presents a positive image of themselves and the program.
          • Assist individuals in developing long-lasting and meaningful relationships with family, friends, community members, co-workers (where applicable), and becoming active community participants.
          • Community Engagement
            • Assist individuals in participating fully in community activities, including group memberships, volunteer commitments, educational opportunities, leisure and social pursuits, and employment where applicable.
            • Documentation and Monitoring
              • Complete Individual Service Plan goals and activities in collaboration with the team.
              • Monitor activities of daily living (ADL) and provide necessary support.
              • Communication
                • Work closely with guardians, family members, community health care practitioners, and other institutions to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care. Qualifications:
                  • 2 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
                  • High School Diploma
                  • Computer and organizational planning.
                  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
                  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
                  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the individuals supported.
                  • Community experience that expands specifically to the Department of Developmental Services, Adult Foster Care Services, HCBS waivers (supporting those with a Brain Injury or those who have chronic conditions affecting their availability to live safely in the community) preferred.
                  • Background check required.
                  • Valid driver's license with an excellent RMV record (subject to RMV background check). Affirmative Action / EEO Policy: - - Nonotuck provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Nonotuck Resource Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Wellness, Civility, and Diversity: "I'm very thankful to be a part of the Nonotuck team. A company that tries to make a difference in the life of the employees and the people we serve is truly something I celebrate." -- Nonotuck Employee At Nonotuck we believe that to care for others, we must care for ourselves and that in order to best support the people we serve, we must cultivate wellness in our own lives. The Nonotuck Wellness Initiative aims to strengthen the Nonotuck community by supporting individual wellbeing, so each person can show up as their best selves in service of our mission. Through wellness programs hosted by Nonotuck, dedicated wellness hours, and partnerships with leading wellness organizations, the Wellness Initiative is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community. Nonotuck has always been committed to employee wellness: with staff surveys, great health insurance at a reasonable cost, plenty of time off, good starting salary and yearly raises with potential profit sharing. - In addition to these benefits and our core values, Nonotuck aims to foster a culture of kindness and civility through the Civility Initiative. The Civility Initiative began in 2009 to create Nonotuck as an island of civility in an ocean of incivility. Nonotuck is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity and inclusion are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the people that we serve. Nonotuck welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our largely diverse community. Join Nonotuck Resource Associates and be part of a team dedicated to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional growth. Apply today to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we support.

Keywords: Nonotuck Resource Associates, Pittsfield , Integration Specialist/Direct Support Professional, Other , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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