ABI Direct Support Specialist, Wareham, MA - The Arc of Greater Plymouth - Wareham, MA

The Arc of Greater Plymouth (www.thearcofgp.org) is a nonprofit agency founded in 1966, that provides services and supports to over 550 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Southeastern Massachusetts. We understand that as people grow and change their support needs may change as well. Our supports offer as much choice and control as possible to accommodate people's changing needs and preferences. Our mission is to provide individualized supports, programs and services to assist individuals to thrive at home, at work and in their communities.is to support people to live where they choose, with whom they choose, for as long as they wish with the ongoing supports needed to sustain that choice.

Position: ABI Direct Support Specialist, Wareham, MA

Report to: ABI Program Manager

Status: Full-time, Part-time & Relief, Non-Exempt

Salary: $14.00/hour

Schedule: Shifts available:

1st shift Mon-Fri 7am-3pm (40 hours)

1st shift Sat-Sun 7am-3pm, Mon Wed9am-5pm (32 hours)

2nd shift 12pm-8pm (full or part time available)

2nd shift 3pm-11pm (full or part time available)

Overnight Sun-Wed 11pm-9am (40 hours)

Overnight Sun-Thurs 11pm-7am (40 hours)

Overnight Thurs 11pm-9am and Fri-Sat 11pm-7am (26 hours)

Overnight Fri-Sat 11pm-7am (16 hours)


Job Purpose:

The ABI Direct Support Specialists provide support services to Individuals with acquired brain injuries. They support these adults at various on-site activities, in their homes and on community outings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains supportive working relationships with the Individuals
  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the program
  • Ensure goals are being implemented and track goals as outlined in the ISP
  • Ensure the rights and dignity of all people supported is upheld at all times
  • Encourage Individuals to independently complete tasks
  • Assist with household tasks as meal preparation, laundry & shopping
  • Transport Individuals, as required, to and from homes, the office, and community activities
  • Ensure behavioral supports and use of PBS
  • Complete daily and quarterly documentation according to a designated format
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested unless excused by Supervisor
  • Assist Individuals with personal care support
  • Provide direct support on outings community outings


  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and for The Arc’s mission statement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High school diploma or equivalency, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Previous experience working with individuals with acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities, and/or physical disabilities strongly preferred
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Proven success developing positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a current, valid, US drivers' license for at least one year.
  • All applicants must be able to become CPR, First Aid certified within 2 weeks of employment and MAP certified within 120 days of employment.
  • Have a current physical and TB screening

All candidates must be able to successfully pass a CORI, driving record check, reference check, and national fingerprinting.

Call Melissa Woods at 508-732-9292 extn. 145 to apply

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