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UCP of Western Massachusetts

208 West St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Website:ucpberkshire.org

Company Description:
UCP of Western Massachusetts serves people with all types of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy (CP). Our agency is dedicated to advancing the independence, productivity and full community inclusion for everyone we support. Our innovative programs are designed to serve children, adults and families. What sets UCP of Western Massachusetts apart is our approach — we are family focused and offer personalized services to meet the needs of each individual we serve.
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience NORTH ADAMS, MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeCNA/RN/Medical
Education Level:Work Experience:
Associate Degree
Preference: Required
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Description:

The goal of the AFC program is to allow program eligible individuals with disabilities the opportunity  to live at home, with their families, or with community members/caregivers with appropriate medical and social services need met.  You will work with AFC participants, caregivers, and AFC care managers and RNs to plan, monitor and develop a plan of care, provide ongoing support and maintain proper documentation for each AFC participant.

Benefits include:

  • Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holiday program
  • 403(b) retirement program with agency match
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Referral Program

Some Job Duties include:

  • Develop and review each member’s AFC plan of care on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct on-site visits to all caregiver homes at least monthly for Level 2, and bi-monthly for Level 1.
  • Monitor the health status of all members and ensure that all necessary care is provided in the manner prescribed.
  • Complete a nursing progress note corresponding with each on-site visit or encounter, or more often as the member’s condition warrants.
  • Review caregiver logs on each visit to the AFC caregiver home.
  • Provide AFC caregivers health teaching/coaching on relevant health, aging, medical and special needs topics.
  • Act as an intermediary with the member’s physician and report any changes in health status or need for review.
  • Participate in the recruitment, screening and supervision of AFC caregivers in conjunction with each assigned AFC Care Manager.
  • Plan and collaborate with the implementation of discharges from the AFC program.
Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Licensed LPN in good standing with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 
  • Recent experience in the direct care of elderly or disabled adults is preferred.
  • Knowledge of community social services, education and health service agencies preferred.
  • Basic Microsoft Office Word and Outlook skills.
  • Comfortable with remote application such as Zoom for team meetings as needed.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of AFC families.
  • Negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray
  • Must have an acceptable CORI, SORI, DPPC and National Fingerprint Check.
  • Valid driver’s license, availability of private vehicle, up-to-date car insurance.

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