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Career Opportunities at WCI

 

You can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve and enrich your life as well. At WCI we value all of our staff members and appreciate their valuable contributions toward our mission.
WCI offers a comprehensive benefit package to all full-time employees (30 hours or more week). We offer a total employment plan that is very competitive with other non-profit organizations.

Relief/On-Call

Per Diem employees who work in either the residential homes or the day/employment programs and help to fill vacant shifts and cover employee absences.
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
• Some locations require Safety-Care certification.
• MAP certification preferred.
• ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.
Residential Supports (including Individual and In-Home Supports)

Support Coordinator

The Support Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of one home that supports three to five adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Responsible for training and supervising all of the direct support professionals that work in the home.
  • Ensures that Individuals receive the supports needed to live as independently as possible, maintain optimal health and has sufficient opportunities to engage in desired activities and interests at home and in the community.
  • Works with their team to ensure the home is safe, clean and comfortable at all times.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities required.
  • Supervisory or management experience strongly preferred.
  • MAP certification required or must become MAP certified within 6 months of hire.
  • Safety-Care certification required at some locations.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Assistant Support Coordinator

The Assistant Support Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of one home that supports three to five adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Supports individuals in making choices to include taking risks and assuming as much responsibility as possible.
  • Implements agency philosophy in a manner consistent with individual’s needs and desires.
  • Encourages individuals in the development of relationships and community involvement.
  • Supports individuals in the completion of daily routine and maintaining health, safety, and personal well being while optimizing independence.
  • Assumes role of Site Supervisor in the absence of the Support Coordinator.
  • Works with their team to ensure the home is safe, clean and comfortable at all times.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities required.
  • Supervisory or management experience strongly preferred.
  • MAP certification required or must become MAP certified within 6 months of hire.
  • Safety-Care certification required at some locations.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Support Specialists

Support Specialists provide daily support to the Individuals in their homes. Provide support in ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) including hygiene, meal preparation, housekeeping, attending medical appointments, participating in community activities, etc. Varied work schedules.

  • MAP certification is required for most positions. May be given six-months to achieve this certification.
  • Must be able to work at least one weekend day.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with at least a high school diploma (or GED).
  • Must have driver’s license and ready access to a reliable transportation.
  • Complete daily electronic documentation, including log notes, data collection on behavior and ISP goals, Incident Reports, etc.
  • Some locations require Safety-Care certification.

Some locations require ASL fluency.

Overnight Support Specialist (Awake and Asleep positions available)

Overnight Support Specialists are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the Individuals during the overnight shift of 11PM to 9AM.

  • Must be MAP certified. Pass medications to the Individuals, following doctor’s orders.
  • Awake Overnights are required to make hourly check-in calls to SteadyCare over the course of the night.
  • Support the Individuals with their morning routines, including breakfast preparation and clean-up and personal hygiene routines (tooth brushing, showers, etc.).
  • Provide assistance with basic household chores as assigned which may include laundry, making beds, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, etc.
  • Complete daily electronic documentation, including log notes, data collection on behavior and ISP goals, Incident Reports, etc.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with at least a high school diploma (or GED).
  • Some locations require Safety-Care certification.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Deaf Supports Division

Direct Support Professional – Deaf Division

WCI is seeking several Direct Support Professionals for one of our residential programs that supports four Deaf adults who are developmentally disabled. Various work schedules available including Awake Overnights (11pm-9am), Weekends (9am-11pm), Weekdays (3pm-11pm)

Job Responsibilities

  • Support Individuals with working on ISP goals.
  • Assist Individuals with ADLs (activities of daily living that may include: meal preparation, personal hygiene, housekeeping tasks, laundry, etc.).
  • Participate alongside the Individuals in various community activities (medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, recreational activities, exercise, adult education classes, vacations, etc.).
  • Complete daily documentation (daily log notes, ISP data collection, progress notes, incident reports) using electronic record system (Therap).
  • Support Individuals with maintaining relationships with family members and friends and developing new relationships.
  • Ensure the ongoing health and safety of the Individuals receiving support.
  • Administer medications according to MAP regulations.
  • Team players who are able to follow directions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to follow and implement behavior plans as written.

Job Requirements

  • ASL (American Sign Language) fluency or Native Dialect.
  • High school graduate. Some college preferred.
  • Able to read and write English.
  • CPR & First Aid certifications must be successfully completed during the training and orientation period.
  • MAP certification preferred.
  • MAP certification is a mandatory requirement for all Overnight staff
  • Driver’s license required and the ability to meet insurability requirements.
  • Must be able to pass PREVENT (Preventing and Resolving Emerging Violent Episodes using Non-Injurious Techniques).
  • CORI background check is required for all new employees.

Deaf Direct Support Specialist

WCI is seeking several Direct Support Professionals for one of our residential programs that supports four Deaf adults who are developmentally disabled. Various work schedules available including Awake Overnights (11pm-9am), Weekends (9am-11pm), Weekdays (3pm-11pm)

Job Responsibilities

  • Support Individuals with working on ISP goals.
  • Assist Individuals with ADLs (activities of daily living that may include: meal preparation, personal hygiene, housekeeping tasks, laundry, etc.).
  • Participate alongside the Individuals in various community activities (medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, recreational activities, exercise, adult education classes, vacations, etc.).
  • Complete daily documentation (daily log notes, ISP data collection, progress notes, incident reports) using electronic record system (Therap).
  • Support Individuals with maintaining relationships with family members and friends and developing new relationships.
  • Ensure the ongoing health and safety of the Individuals receiving support.
  • Team players who are able to follow directions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to follow and implement behavior plans as written.

Job Requirements

  • Experience At least 1 year(s) if possible
  • ASL
  • First Aide / CPR
  • MAP (Medication Administration needed for All over night Shifts)
  • Good Communication skills
  • Must pass Safety Care

Employment & Day Habilitation Supports

Employment and Day Habilitation Specialists

Employment and Day Habilitation Specialists provide supports in one of three Employment programs or the Day Habilitation program.

  • Provide supports to Individuals both in the day or employment program as well as in the community during paid work, volunteer and group recreational activities.
  • Complete daily electronic documentation, including log notes, data collection on behavior and ISP goals, Incident Reports, etc.
  • May include providing transportation supports to the Individuals as they go to/from home/day program.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Will need to complete Safety-Care certification.
  • ASL near-native ability strongly preferred at some locations.

Job Developer

The Job Developer’s main role will be to identify jobs in the community that match the Individual’s skills, interests and experience. The person in this role will report to the Division Head of Employment/Day Supports.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with potential employers to identify the placement opportunities for WCI Individuals.
  • Develop and strengthen job development connections through such groups as the Greater Boston Employment Collaborative.
  • Work with employers to develop jobs within their company that match Individuals’ interest, skills and experience.
  • Prepare Individuals for competitive employment through familiarization with job application forms, anticipated employer expectations and general interview procedures.
  • Coach and support the WCI Individuals on job seeking skills, including interviewing skills, self-presentation, and on-boarding procedures.
  • Meet with the employers to review and discuss case progress.
  • Work with Program Directors to learn about Individuals’ needs, to strengthen working relationships with the Individuals and to develop supports needed for successful community employment.
  • Support the Art Initiative program by identifying new opportunities for sales and display of paintings and crafts created by Individuals supported by WCI.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services preferred; appropriate experience in social services may substitute.
  • Driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle.
  • Experience in job placement of Individuals with disabilities, preferred.
  • Willingness to learn about Job Development.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and efficiently.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Sales or Marketing experience, helpful.
  • CPR and First Aid certification will be required.

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