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Open Sky Community Services DDS Residential Program - Relief Per Diem Licensed Practical Nurse in Massachusetts


USD $27.00/Hr.

Description and Responsibilities

Are you looking for a rewarding position that provides flexibility while allowing you to manage your personal, work, and/or school schedule?

Join our Relief Team!

As a Relief Counselor, you gain experience and play a crucial role in supporting individualswith Developmental Disabilities.

Open Sky supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who are referred by the Department of Developmental Services. Our mission is to provide homes that are safe, nurturing, and address the individual’s personal needs and preferences. Every individual in an Open Sky residential program is encouraged to play an active role in community life, whether it be by volunteering, taking classes, participating in group outings, or joining a health club. Our dedicated staff ensures that individuals have the necessary supports and skills to build a successful and satisfying life in the community and enable the individuals we serve to lead meaningful and active lives.

The Licensed Practical Nurse works in close collaboration with the Registered Nurse to ensure the medical needs of people supported are met. This position involves acting as a liaison between the program and other stakeholders, including family members and other medical providers. This is a 40-hour position which will be assigned to a residential program in Worcester.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee medication ordering, counts and refills following physicians written orders.

  • Monitor individual’s medical status and transport, or delegate transportation to and from medical appointments.

  • Advocate for individuals with physicians and other service providers.

  • In collaboration with the staff team, ensure health and wellness standards are being implemented including development of nutritious meals.

  • Attend all Individualized Support Plan (ISP) meetings and complete necessary documentation for the ISP’s.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.

  • Certified Licensed Practical Nurse in Massachusetts, required.

  • Excellent assessment, documentation, and verbal communication skills, required.

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving history, required.

  • Experience with adults with disabilities, preferred.

About Us

At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.

At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.

As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.

Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!

Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities

  • Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)

  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match

  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)

  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • And more!

    Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

Job ID2023-8625