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Direct Care: (Teacher/Counselor) position

Recruitment

Lifeworks, Inc

Job Title: Direct Care – Teacher/Counselor

  • A copy of a Covid-19 vaccination of two shots will be required
  • New hires who have not received the booster shot, will agree to a targeted date for the booster shot, based on the date of their last vaccine.

(Working with Intellectual and developmental disabilities adults in a residential home setting)

Number of Openings: 1

Hours: 40 hours per week

Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Yearly rate: $39,901

Hourly Rate: $19.18

Locations: Westwood, MA

Job ID#: 719

CB-tree program

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Who We Are?

Lifeworks has been a champion for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. Lifeworks was founded by families who recognized the importance of advocacy and breaking down barriers for people with disabilities to be part of the community.

If you want a position in which the work that you do every day makes a meaningful impact in the lives of many, then this is the agency for you!!   As an industry leader, Lifeworks continues our commitment to self-determined support, careers with competitive wages, and developing innovative opportunities that enhance everyday lives.

Mission & Vision (Advocacy, Empowerment, and Opportunity)

Our mission is to serve our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together. We envision a community where people with disabilities are more broadly valued, hired by employers, receive support, and participate in ordinary activities.

SUMMARY:

As a Teacher/ Counselor atLifeworks, Inc you will be a direct support professional (DSP) supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential program. You will be working in a beautiful home in the suburban town of Westwood, MA, and receive a signing bonus shortly after joining our team.

If you are an adaptable, creative and caring person who enjoys working as part of a team helping individuals live as independently and safely as possible in their community, while planning and engaging in some fun and rewarding activities along the way, then we’d like to talk with you about joining a team of Teacher Counselors who are dedicated Direct Support Professionals (DSP).

In your role as a Teacher/Counselor, you and your team will work together with the people we serve to develop their independence skills thereby increasing each person’s quality of life, providing case management, teaching skills to enhance their abilities, and providing advocacy on their behalf, as well as, build and strengthen their lives.

Excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 403(B) matching up to 3%
  • Excellent Salary
  • $1,000 signing bonus, payable after 3 months
  • Health Insurance with 3 plan choices and a 75% employer contribution. Benefits available upon hire
  • Dental, Vision and Short-Term disability insurance is available
  • 4.4 weeks of Paid Time Off in your first year of employment
  • Long-Term Disability insurance & Life Insurance free for employees
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid time off

Teacher/Counselor position requirements:

  • A copy of a Covid-19 vaccination of two shots will be required
  • New hires who have not received the booster shot, will agree to a targeted date for the booster shot, based on the date of their last vaccine.
  • BA/BS in Human Services / related field or substitute 10 years of related experience in with persons with ID/ DD or human services.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills – please note that as a part of the interview process, all candidates will be completing a 1-page writing sample.
  • Valid driver’s license & personal vehicle required
  • An interest in enhancing the lives of the people we support each and every day

For a full list of job opportunities or to learn more about Lifeworks, please visit www.lifeworksarc.org

Contact our recruiter for more information:

Dorothy Scott, MPA

HR Recruiter

789 Clapboardtree Street

Westwood, MA

781-162-4001 ext.329

To apply for this job email your details to dscott@lifeworksarc.org