Teacher/Counselor Direct Care (Norwood) $2,000 Staff Retention Bonus!


Website Lifeworks, Inc

Job Title: Direct Personal Care – Teacher/Counselor

  • A copy of a Covid-19 vaccination of two shots will be required
  • Caring for Adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities
  • Direct Care Work

Number of Openings: 5

Hours: 56

Teacher/Counselor – Job# 207 

(Yearly Salary: $43,021.00)


Mon: (2 pm – 8 am/Overnight), Tue: (2 pm -10 pm), Fri: ( pm-8 am/Sleep Overnight), Sat: (8 am – 8 pm)

Days Off: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday


Teacher/Counselor – Job# 208

(Yearly Salary: $56,085.00)

Sat: (10 am – 8 am/Sleep Overnight), Sun:(10 am – 7 pm), Mon: (3 pm – 8 am/Sleep Overnight), Tue: (3 pm – 9 pm)

Days Off(Wed, Thurs, Fri)


Teacher/Counselor – Job# 209

(Yearly Salary: $56,085.00)

Thurs:(3 pm – 8 am/Sleep Overnight), Fri: (3pm – 9pm), Sat:(10 am – 8am/Sleep Overnight), Sun:(8am – 7pm)

Days Off: (Mon, Tues, Wed)


Teacher/Counselor – Job# 210

(Yearly Salary: $56,085.00)

Sun (9 am – 8am/Sleep Overnight, Mon: (2 pm – 9 pm), Thurs:(2 pm – 8 am/Sleep Overnight), Fri: (2 pm – 10 pm)

Days OFF: (Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday)


Teacher/Counselor – Job# 211

(Yearly Salary: $56,085.00)

Wed:(2 pm – 8 am/Sleep Overnight), Thurs: (2 pm -10 pm), Fri: (2 pm – 8am/Sleep Overnight), Sat:(8 am – 8 pm)

Days OFF: (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Locations: Norwood, MA

Job ID#: 207, 208, 209, 210, 211

South Norwood/St G


Staff Retention Bonus $2,000 / Full Benefits starting on day one!

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.

SUMMARY: Residential program serving adults with developmental disabilities

As a Teacher/ Counselor at Lifeworks, 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 Norwood, MA, and receive a signing bonus shortly after joining our team.

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Promotes optimal health for individuals through routine, preventive, and emergency health care.
  • Responsible for assisting with all hands-on direct care which includes: showering, toileting, shaving, brushing teeth, meal-time assistance (some one-on-one assistance with eating during mealtime)
  • Some individuals have behavior plans and staff should be comfortable utilizing positive behavioral supports (training provided).
  • Provide education training, counseling, and physical assistance when necessary to achieve ISP goals in the following areas: functional academics, domestic skills health and personal hygiene, social and leisure skills, communication skills, community mobility, self-esteem, and money management.
  • Develop, write and present annual ISPs and semi-annual assessments in consultation with other residential staff and directors.
  • Provides transportation to individuals as necessary
  • Communicate with persons significant to the individual served (i.e. family, friends, guardians, funding sources, advocates, volunteers, employers) to facilitate consistency of programming and support.
  • Performs case management duties including, maintenance of individual confidential files, ensuring cases are reviewed, documentation of activities, and training. Attends regular meetings as necessary

Benefits package that includes:

  • 403(B) matching
  • Excellent Salary
  • $2,000 Staff Retention Bonus, payable after 4 & 6 months!
  • Health Insurance with 2 plan choices and up to 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


  • A copy of a Covid-19 vaccination of two shots will be required
  • BA/BS in Human Services / related field or substitute 10 years of related experience with persons with ID/ DD or human services.
  • Valid driver’s license & personal vehicle required

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

Contact our recruiter for more information:

HR Recruiter

789 Clapboardtree Street

Westwood, MA

781-540-4016 (c)

781-762-4001 (w)

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