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Advocates Life Enrichment Specialist in Lexington, Massachusetts

Overview

Starting rate $18.00/hour

$1,000 Sign On Bonus

The Life Enrichment Specialist will offer support and skills training to the brain injury survivor in their home, work setting, and health and leisure domains. Through service coordination, resource identification, and independent living and life skills training, the Life Enrichment Specialist will enhance the overall community integration of the brain injury survivor.

The Life Enrichment Specialist will report to the Director of Day and Community Brain Injury Services, CTRS. For direct inquiries related to this position please contact Susan Gaffney, Director at sgaffney@advocates.org or apply on our careers page.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Provide support and supervision to the brain injury survivor.

  • Deliver collaborative client services including intake, service planning, life skills training and coordination of other services to achieve client goals.

  • Document monthly progress toward identified goals.

  • Maintain ongoing communications with colleagues and external service providers.

  • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services to clients as needed.

  • Identify and address community integration issues for clients on caseload or as designated.

  • Provide transportation and training around utilizing transportation to individuals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in field and one year related experience, preferably with brain injury survivors.

  • Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.

  • Enthusiasm, motivation, open-mindedness, creativity, and the desire to thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound judgement.

  • Strong computer knowledge.

  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening . We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.

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Job Locations US-MA-Lexington

Minimum Education Required Bachelor's Degree

Job ID 2021-7161

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

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