Individual Day Support needed for Adult

Posted Tue, Jul 9th

Amherst, MA 01002
United States

Days Flexible

30 hours per week

$19.00 per hour

Job Type

Individual Day Support

Age of client



Family Support Advocate
Type: Part time
Schedule: 30 hours per week, Mon-Fri only.
Additional hours may be available to create a full time opportunity.
Location: Amherst, MA
New! $1,500 Sign-on Bonus


Job Overview:
We are looking for a DSP worker to join our Agency with Choice program. AWC is a person-centered program which allows participants to craft their own customized Day Program. We are seeking an engaging individual who will provide community support, job coaching, and life skills tutoring in the Amherst area for 30 hours per week for a young man with disabilities. If you enjoy exploring the community, art, music, swimming, and exercising, this could be a great opportunity for you to make a difference in the life of a very nice young man who is working to become more independent.

Job Requirements
- At least 18 years old with High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Life or work experience with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, preferably ASD
- Ability to use a computer to enter case notes; communicate by email, video conferencing, etc.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
- Be able to handle emergency situations
- Have certification in CPR/First Aid or ability to be certified
- Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance
- CORI, SORI, DPPC and National Fingerprint Check

Family Support Advocate Benefits
- Sign on bonus program
- Medical, dental and vision insurance after first month of employment
- Earn two weeks vacation in first year of employment, three week rate after first year
- Three personal days per year
- Earn up to seven sick days per year
- 403(b) retirement program with company match after one year
- Mileage reimbursement
- Tuition remission program
- Employee referral program and more!

About Us:
UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has offices in western Massachusetts and is COA accredited. UCP of Western MA is guided by a set of core principles - Respect, Integrity, Communication, and Empathy. Our team is dedicated to providing a "Life Without Limits" for people with differing abilities, and we are seeking a motivated and talented individual who shares our commitment to these principles to join us in our mission. Learn more at


Valid drivers license

CPR/First Aid trained

Additional responsibilities