Caregiver needed for Adult

Posted Wed, Jul 3rd

Charles River Center
Needham, MA 02492
United States

Late afternoon

9 hours per week

Job Type


Age of client




POSITION: Family Support Adult Extended Day Recreation Aide


The duties of this position include caring for and teaching adults from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in Family Support programs, such as the Monday Movement, the Cooking, and the Social Group classes. Requirements include participating in community-based experiences with Charles River Center’s population. Direct Care, behavior management, implementation of program based behavioral interventions, development of: social skills, communication, personal skill development, physical development if applicable, and activities of daily living may also apply. Lifting or assisting physically disabled adults may be required as needed.


Direct care and supervision of adults with special needs during the Adult Extended Day programs.
Direct Care may include, but not be limited to: toileting, changing of diapers and clothing, washing individuals, and helping with feeding of meals (i.e., lunch and snacks).
Act as a role model to participants and volunteers by displaying appropriate dress, language, and character skills.

Work with individuals on skill development, behavior management, personal development, social skills, communication, physical development & activities of daily living as applicable.
Integrate individuals into the community & participate with them during community-based activities.
Notify the Coordinator, the Assistant Director or the Director of Family Support of any problems, conflicts, mishaps or needs while working within the program. Complete Incident Reports as needed.

Work as a team with Coordinator and/or any other Recreation Aides.
Make volunteers feel welcome, needed, useful and appreciated.

Create opportunities for various activities including games, sports, arts & crafts, exercise, music, etc. as appropriate.
Establish consistent relationships with individuals so they feel secure, safe and welcome.
Create experiences & activities that include adults with special needs.
Establish a working relationship with the family so they feel supported and secure when leaving their family members at the recreation program.
Communicate with families regarding their expectations in working with their family members.

Adhere to families’ requests about the individuals' diet, interventions, medications, & accepted activities.
Clean up after activities as needed so that the home or facility is left as it was upon arriving. Treat the family’s possessions or supplies appropriately.
Meet periodically for team meetings as scheduled.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The following list is defined to be other related duties important to the job assigned by the Director of Family Support.


High school diploma or currently attending high school. Experience working with the special needs population preferred, but not required. Must have interest in working with children or adults with special needs. CPR and First Aid certified.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrate an appreciation of the personal worth and dignity of people with disabilities. Recreation Aides may be required to attend job appropriate trainings at Charles River Center in Needham. Basic computer knowledge.


Valid drivers license

CPR/First Aid trained