Disability Support Person (Part-Time) - Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council - Quincy, MA




The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council is looking for a part-time Disability Support Person for our statewide Self-Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) two days per week Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Preferred candidates will work closely with a person with disabilities who is a SALS Trainer. This position requires in-state travel and averages a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week during the SALS. SALS classes are held in the Metro area and surrounding towns both during the day and some evenings. In addition there is required administrative work during the day in our Quincy office.

Starting salary is $15.00 per hour plus transportation reimbursement from assigned work location for business-related travel. Mileage for commuting to and/or from assigned work location is not reimbursable.

The candidate will initially serve as a Disability Support Person under close supervision in a trainee capacity in order to learn the methods and SALS curriculum and to gain the skills required to serve as a Disability Support Person for a Self-Advocate SALS Instructor. Candidate will also be responsible for supporting the SALS Trainer in performing administrative functions for various classes and events as required.

An established curriculum is the primary tool used to practice and teach the SALS. The Disability Support Person will initially serve as a trainee to master the teaching of the curriculum in two phases. Phase One will involve shadowing the Support Trainer and the Self-Advocate Instructor to become familiar with the training tools and techniques. Phase Two will involve providing 1:1 support to Self-Advocate Trainers. Candidate will also perform related duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is desired;
Must be available to work a flexible schedule Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-15 hours per week days and/or evenings;
Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to independently travel in-state, to and from work and training sites;
Some knowledge of principles and practices relating to self-advocacy;
Demonstrated knowledge of office procedures;
Experience with administrative work including knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, etc.
Some experience engaging in advocacy activities is desirable;
Demonstrated oral communication skills;
Demonstrated experience in conducting group trainings or presentations;
Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions;
Comfortable with public speaking.

Mail cover letter and resume to:

Lee Larriu, Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
100 Hancock Street, Suite 201, Quincy, MA 02171
Or email: Lee.Larriu@state.ma.us

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