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18 Feb 2021

Part-Time Overnight Residential Specialist

mtrudel Brighton, MA, USA 02135

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Residential Specialist works with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and psychiatric needs in community residential settings. Residential Specialists support clients in both apartment and group living settings, assisting clients with independent living skills, goal planning and tracking, and accessing care as needed. There are two types of shifts Residential Specialists may work: awake AND asleep. The type of shift depends on the time and need of the residents and will be outlined on the staff schedule. The essential job functions are necessary for all Residential Specialist shifts, and specific duties and expectations for each type of shift are also outlined below.

Shifts available:

Asleep Overnight- Sunday-Wednesday 10:30pm-8:30am

Awake Overnight- Thursday-Saturday 10:30pm-8:30am

AWAKE hours:

Awake hours are all hours worked directly with clients or administrative duties. Awake hours are primarily focused on client care or completing documentation or other administrative tasks around client care. In addition to the essential job functions, these functions are necessary during AWAKE hours:

  • Assisting with independent living skills
  • Ensuring all requirements are met for DDS and/or JF&CS regulations including record keeping, treatment plans/ISPs, incident reporting.
  • Care Coordination, including ensuring clients are prepared for their day programs or work and facilitate the exchange with planned transportation to ensure clients attend their scheduled activities.

ASLEEP hours:

Asleep hours are when the Residential Specialist is assigned to be asleep at the program. Hours assigned as asleep hours are the only time staff is permitted to be asleep while on shift. Asleep hours only apply during overnight shifts in programs that do not require staff to be awake overnight, per the program’s safety plan. During asleep hours, staff must be in the assigned program and prepared to rise in the event that a need arises that will require their assistance.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with at least one year experience working with people with disabilities
  • Ability to pass CPR and Basic First Aid within the first 30 days of employment
  • Ability to pass MAP within the first 6 months of employment
  • Ability to be flexible in schedule
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • All employees must pass a CORI
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Medical/Healthcare. Job Types: Part-Time.

Job expires in 351 days.

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