“I love working here and the people with whom I work! What we do here is important. We are really a driving force!”

-Carole


 

Clinical Coordinator – Lexington, MA

Are you looking for a clinical position that makes a difference? Are you compassionate, caring and dedicated? Do you seek a deeper connection with the people you help?

Join the Cooperative for Human Services to support adults with disabilities. We believe great care begins by taking care of our employees, so we’ll reward you with competitive pay and exceptional benefits, paid training, continuous educational and development opportunities, and our unique culture of support.

Act as an advocate for our individuals as you provide clinical services and supports consistent with the organization’s philosophy, approach and clinical practices to supporting adults with intellectual, cognitive and other developmental disabilities in a community setting. Working in collaboration with all members of the clinical team, employees and management, achieve positive clinical outcomes by providing ongoing clinical assessment and review of service needs. Providing practical training to CHS employees will be crucial to your success as you work to create person-centered, supportive learning environments that safeguard and enhance the lives of the people we serve.

As a critical part of the clinical team, you will participate in coordinating the organization’s intake process for new referrals and support existing individuals we serve. Responsibilities include assessment of the current clinical needs, development of proactive practical engagement & intervention strategies, the creation of formal clinical plans and the evaluation of effectiveness. Clinical services are provided throughout the continuum of residential services and supports. The intake process is important but only the first step in our clinical process. Reviewing intake information/documents, assessing for appropriateness of placement, developing a transition plan for each person coming into our services and ensuring successful transitions into our services/programs will be part of the process you will follow. Once in our services, you will continue to provide ongoing clinical support, observation, coaching/direct hands on assessment, intervention strategies (for both family members and other paid supporters) and regular home/community based visits to ensure successful programs/services.

Data is important to the work we do and you will be accountable for collecting, reviewing, analyzing and ensuring the efficacy of the clinical strategies and interventions. You will revise and modify as necessary to ensure positive outcomes for the individuals served, while maintaining compliance with the current DDS regulations. Written reports, statistical and narrative data will be expected on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis to support program evaluation measures. An understanding of compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations as well as the policies and procedures of CHS, DDS regulatory requirements, & QUEST Standards is required.

A Master’s Degree in related field, at least 5 years of relevant clinical experience and previous experience directly supporting people with developmental disabilities is essential. Excellent verbal/written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team and knowledge of DDS systems to effectively meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities is preferred. ABA Certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

Interested and qualified candidates, please send cover letter expressing why you’d be the best candidate for this unique opportunity, along with a current resume, to: cmarshall-bradley@cooperativeforhs.org.


Direct Support Professionals 

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference? Are you compassionate, caring and dedicated? Do you enjoy meeting new people, and trying new activities?  Then join the Cooperative for Human Services to help support men and women with disabilities in one of our residential homes. Tap into your strong moral compass and sense of responsibility to advocate for our individuals, caring for them in their home and within their community. You will provide direct support to the individuals we serve, and help them achieve their personal goals and dreams.

We believe great care begins by taking care of our employees. So we’ll reward you with competitive pay and exceptional benefits, paid training, continuous educational and development opportunities, and our unique culture of support.

Full-time, Part-time and Relief Opportunities for the following candidates:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid MA driver’s license and have reliable transportation
  • Have MAPS certification
  • Be a US citizen or hold a Visa
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Be able to lift up to 30lbs
  • Be literate in English (read/write)
  • Have a familiarity with computers
  • Be comfortable with introducing our Individuals to new community activities

Interested and qualified candidates, please send a current resume, to: cmarshall-bradley@cooperativeforhs.org.


Shared Living Opportunities — Malden, Melrose, and Lowell

Are you compassionate, caring and dedicated? Do you seek a deeper connection with people? Consider being a companion for an adult with disabilities in Melrose.

This is a great opportunity for working professionals, single adults, couples, empty nesters – YOU! Expand your household income with a competitive salary and full benefits package. 

Through our shared-living arrangement and your caring support, people with disabilities can learn new skills, discover greater independence and enjoy the comfort of a warm and welcoming home and neighborhood. Together, we create a home environment that embraces and includes the person served as a member of your family or household.

You will become a daily part of each other’s lives as you provide support and guidance to assist your new companion to live a full and meaningful life. A calm, structured environment, with a responsible adult or family, would best suit these young adults.

Responsibilities include:

  • Personal commitment of a minimum of 1 year if hired
  • Providing live-in/in-home care (24 hrs/day)
  • Actively providing direct care & assistance including meals, personal care, errands, hobbies, activities, celebrations
  • Scheduling & providing transportation to/from appointments/meetings
  • Record keeping as required for case management, ISP planning, healthcare, clinical, behavioral and other supports
  • Responding to the needs of the person served, including emergency needs
  • Receiving clinical & supervisory support, as well as on-going training
  • Receiving access to professional support & emergency response 24 hrs/day

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of successful and related experience (caring for family members, raising a family, human service or health care support services)
  • Valid MA Driver’s license & vehicle
  • Be 22 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be comfortable with introducing Individuals to new community activities
  • Have a familiarity with computers

Join the Cooperative For Human Services, Inc that has supported adults with disabilities for nearly 40 years and has consistently achieved the Commonwealth’s highest quality scores. 

Accountable, mature and motivated candidates are welcome to apply by sending a cover letter expressing why you’d be the best candidate for this unique opportunity, along with a current resume to: cmarshall-bradley@cooperativeforhs.org.


Program Directors and Assistant Program Directors

Are you looking for a leadership position that makes a difference? Are you compassionate, caring and dedicated? Do you seek a deeper connection with the people you help?

Join the Cooperative for Human Services to support adults with disabilities in your own community. We believe great care begins by taking care of our employees. So we’ll reward you with competitive pay and exceptional benefits, paid training, continuous educational and development opportunities, and our unique culture of support.

Act as an advocate for our individuals with your strong moral compass and sense of responsibility, guiding our individuals to do the right thing, every day. As you lead by example, you will provide direct support to the individuals we serve, while working in collaboration with the Program Director to ensure the operational side of the program is well-taken care of. Providing leadership and direction to the program and program staff will allow your leadership skills to shine. You will uphold and support the organization’s mission, philosophy and values while assisting in creating person-centered, supportive learning and living environments that safeguard and enhance the lives of the people we serve.

Discover that leading and caring is even more rewarding than you thought.

Team-oriented, accountable, mature and motivated candidates are welcome to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid MA driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Be a US citizen or hold a Visa
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Be able to lift up to 30lbs
  • Be literate in English (read/write)

To apply, please send cover letter sharing why you would be the best fit for this opportunity, and a current resume to: cmarshall-bradley@cooperativeforhs.org.