Teacher/Counselor Direct Care – $2,000 Staff Retention Bonus, Norwood MA


Website Lifeworks, Inc

Job Title: Teacher/Counselor Position – Direct Personal Care

(Working with intellectual and developmental disability adults)

  • Copy of Covid-19 Vaccination Card
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and a Vehicle
  1. Yearly Pay Rate: (56hour shift) – $56,085.00
  2. Yearly Pay Rate: (40-Hour Shift) – $43,021.00

Hours & Shifts:


Teacher/Counselor – 56-hour shift

  • Job #544 – Two Sleep Overnights required)

Sunday: (8:00AM- 9:00AM/Sleep OVN = 25hrs), Monday:(3:00PM- 10:00PM = 7hrs), Tuesday: (3:00PM- 9:00AM Sleep/OVN =18hrs), Wednesday: (2:00PM- 8:00PM = 6hrs),
Days Off: Thursday, Friday, Saturday


  • Job# 545 – 56-hour shift -* (Two Sleep Overnights required)

Sun (9am-5pm), Thurs (2pm-9am/Overnight), Fri (2pm-10pm), Sat (12pm-9am)


  • Job# 546 – 40-hour shift -* (Two overnights required)

Sun (12pm-10pm), Mon (12pm-8pm)Tues (2pm-10pm),Sat(8am-10pm)

Locations: Norwood, MA

Bradford – Program


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)
  • Ensures that residential environments are safe and secure and where individuals are free from harm.
  • 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

Mission & Vision

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.

Benefits package that includes:

  • 403(B) matching up to 3%
  • Excellent Salary
  • $2,000 Staff Retention Bonus, payable after 4 & 6 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:

  • 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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