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Family Service Association - Fall River Program Aide/Alternate Van Driver full time in Fall River, Massachusetts

Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 130-year tradition of high quality.

Adult Day Health is a medically-based program that helps the participant remain independent while promoting good health and well being. Adult Day Health helps participants to reach their highest level of independence and functioning. We are currently seeking a full time (35 hours per week) Program Aide/Alternate Van Drivers in our Adult Day Health programs in the Fall River, MA area. The hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.The ideal Program Aide must maintain individual participant records to include program notes and daily activity logs, assist the Program Leader through the design of new ideas to increase and ensure program growth and quality, assist with the implementation of policies and procedures, encourage participants with opportunities for socialization, education, group interaction and recreation, set up, implement and breakdown of daily scheduled activities, assist with meal procurement, service, and delivery and clean up in accordance with sanitary food preparation and USDA standards and offer assistance to clients with their ADL needs.

As an alternate Van Driver, candidates must possess a current Class D driver's license and safe driving record with no more than one moving violation within the preceding two years. Candidates must pass a drug and alcohol test in addition to being enrolled in a drug consortium for random testing. This position requires a high school diploma and must possess one year experience working with adults or the chronically disabled, and an ability to work with others as part of a team and communicate effectively. CPR and First Aid certification is required. Must have CNA certification or demonstrated competence per DPH regulations.

Candidates must also pass CORI and CPS (child protective services) background checks. Bi-lingual English/Spanish and English/Portuguese speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a benefits eligible position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance, long term and short term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending account and 403(b).

Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.