Shared Living

Lifeworks is offering a Career Move for those interested in our new Shared Living Program.

Shared Living is:

A supported living arrangement that provides the individual with a sense of belonging to a family and sharing a home and life’s experiences.

Do you want to make a ‪major difference in someone’s life?

Are you a responsible person who can ‪help someone make choices in his or her own best interest?

Are you ‪open-minded, ‪accepting of differences, and ‪creative?

Do you believe in emphasizing ‪‪ability over ‪disability?

 

Qualifications:

Minimum age for being a Caregiver is 21.

Caregivers can be individuals, couples or a family unit.

Home must have an available bedroom (that meets the needs of the individual).

Caregivers must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Certified in CPR & First Aid (training will be provided)

Must pass a CORI /National background check.

Please Note: Caregivers cannot be employees of Lifeworks.

 

Role of Caregivers:

  • That of a teacher, mentor and friend
  • To provide a safe and comfortable home environment
  • To provide support to an adult with a developmental disability
  • To assist with meal preparation
  • Assist with proper hygiene skills
  • Medication Administration
  • Arranging and transporting to medical appointments
  • Socialization and Community involvement

 

Lifeworks Inc. will:

  • Offer support and make ongoing training available
  • Offer Caregivers direct access to a nurse and/or consultation services as needed
  • Assist with arranging for Respite services when needed
  • Caregivers will receive a tax free stipend in exchange for their support and companionship

If you have a passion for helping others and would like to provide care and share your life with a person with disabilities in your home, please fill out the Shared Living Application and send to Debby Nabors at SharedLiving@Lifeworksma.org and begin the screening process today.