Company: Seven Hills Foundation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Support Advocate is a
direct support professional (DSP) position at Seven Hills
Foundation. They act as a caregiver for a wide range of
individuals with an intellectual disability, developmental
disability, or an acquired brain injury (ABI or TBI).
Customer service skills, administrative skills, and compassion for
others are all traits of a Support Advocate. Seven
Hills has opportunities for direct care providers with many years
of experience, as well as for college students, stay-at-home moms
and dads, paraprofessionals, or teachers looking for a new career
opportunity. Part-time jobs offer flexible schedules in
the healthcare industry. Our full-time benefits, such as
reduced tuition on select online Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree
programs, tuition reimbursement, three weeks of vacation time, and
generous retirement match, support a healthy work-life
balance. Seven Hills Foundation is a growing nonprofit
of 4,500 dedicated professionals that celebrate diversity and
inclusion. We also provide the stability of being
considered essential workers for those Ready to Work.
We hope you consider joining our team today!
To treat all individuals with dignity and
To support individuals to take control of their lives, to make wise
decisions that enhances their ability to reach their goals. To
support individuals to take on as much control as possible over the
routines and activities in their home.
To teach, assist and support individuals in the community and at
home so that the individual is able to learn, practice and master
skills that enable him/her to enhance his/her status by assuming
socially valued roles.
To support each individual’s existing relationships and increase
their networks of friends and acquaintances.
To insure that all individuals are supported to explore and express
their interest for community membership.
To ensure that the health and wellbeing of individuals are met by
accompanying individuals on appointments as needed, administering
medications (or supporting them to self medicate) in accordance
with residential guidelines and DMR policy, providing a
well-balanced diet prepared to meet individual needs (when
applicable), following all instructions given by Primary Care
Physician and Health Care Coordinator.
To complete agency training program in a timely manner and
participate in other professional development as required by
To implement ISP/Support Plans and strategies as written and at
frequency stated in the plan. Demonstrate accurate data collection
procedures and consistent use of described support strategies that
Maintain all required certifications such as medication
administration, First Aid & CPR.
Successfully complete the training program in a timely manner.
To participate in individual advocacy system Fulltime/part-time
_____ Yes _____ No
To take a leadership role in advocacy with and on behalf of the
individuals._____ Yes _____No
To take a leadership role in supporting the accomplishment of the
individual’s goals. _____ Yes _____ No
To monitor and maintain individual’s ISP program book to ensure
data collection occurs at frequency stated. _____ Yes _____ No
To review data collection monthly and prepare written progress
notes quarterly or at frequency stated in ISP to assist in the
development of ISP assessments and attend ISP meeting. _____ Yes
To train staff in the implementation of intervention strategies and
correct data collection procedures. _____ Yes _____ No
To assist in personal needs and clothing purchases; plan with
Residence Director budgeting needs of individual; manage
individual’s funds within budget; provide receipts and maintain all
individual expenses in accordance with subsidiary guidelines. _____
Yes _____ No
To maintain neatness and cleanliness of individual’s bedrooms.
_____ Yes _____ No
To maintain regular contact and positive relationship with
individual’s family members/guardians which includes providing
status updates, scheduling visits, and acting as a positive liaison
between family/guardian and the residential program._____ Yes _____
To maintain regular contact and positive relationship with work
program staff._____ Yes _____ No
To assist the individuals with household shopping and maintenance
as necessary, providing ongoing opportunity for individuals to
assume increasing control, responsibility.
To participate in supervision meetings with the Residence
To participate actively in staff meetings.
To facilitate teamwork between all team members via open
communication, sharing of responsibilities and a positive,
Commitment to assisting people with
developmental disabilities to participate fully in the life of
Safe passenger vehicle and good driving record, adequate insurance,
Varied interests and personal connections in the local
Proven record of conscientious, responsible behavior (work,
volunteer or school history).
Ability to work as part of a team. Positive, constructive.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Keywords: Seven Hills Foundation, New Bedford , Direct Care/DSP/Residential/Part-time, Other , Mashpee, Massachusetts
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