Careers @ LIFE
Careers @ LIFE
Careers at LIFE
If you’re looking for a rewarding position with a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit organization, please consider joining the LIFE team. Our organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions or privileges of employment due to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. LIFE is committed to worksite diversity.
Please use our online application or mail a cover letter along with a resume and/or application to:
Living Independently Forever Inc.
Attention: Human Resource Director
550 Lincoln Road Ext.
Hyannis, MA 02601
Direct Service Professionals in Small Group Homes
West Yarmouth, Hyannis, Mashpee, Falmouth, and Centerville
At Living Independently Forever, Inc. we are currently seeking a few caring and patient individuals to join the LIFE family as part-time or full-time Direct Service Professionals to work with the team to support our wonderful learning and cognitively disabled adults in their beautiful Homes. Each home has three to six clients in residence.
If you are looking for a change of pace and a fun and different career path, or are looking for fulfillment doing something that makes a difference, this may be the opportunity you are looking for. If Zoom school has changed your life, maybe LIFE has some answers.
If you are looking for part-time or full-time, and you are the right person we will do our best to accommodate you, but we do need some excellent weekend staff, and a few shifts during the week as well.
We also are looking for overnight shifts in Hyannis and West Yarmouth. Three 12-hour shifts in and you have 36 hours worked and the rest of the week free! Overnights are usually 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM, but again, we may be able to work with you to make it work.
The support of these positive and joy-filled learning-disabled residents is done through:
• Instruction, guidance and by serving as a positive example to these active adults.
• Assisting them to maximize and maintain their independence in the community and their home by assisting with life skills – cooking, planning, and reviewing daily/weekly schedules, cleaning.
• Assisting in preparation for their morning, evening or night routines as needed, etc. and on errands and social activities in the community or virtually.
• Ensuring that the home role modeled by the staff maintain sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles and complies with LIFE guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., uses personal protective equipment, social distancing, etc.)
• Applicant must be able to project a positive and patient personality and provide ongoing support, interaction and encouragement to our clients.
• Must be +18 years old
• MUST BE KIND, PATIENT and HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR
• Valid driver’s license required with acceptable driving record and reliable vehicle. (Mileage is reimbursed on the rare occasion when driving your personal vehicle is required.)
• Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form with supported individuals, coworkers and parents.
• Must be able to manage an individual email account and basic computer entries as needed.
• Must have the ability to support and participate in the active lifestyle our residents enjoy.
• Some personal care assistance may be needed at times. Prior PCA or CNA experience excellent, but not required.
• Experience with learning disabled population a plus (employment, volunteer, or personal) but WE WILL TRAIN THE RIGHT APPLICANT.
• Must be dependable.
• Must be willing to attend required training classes including Human Rights, CPR/First Aid and MAP Training.
• MUST be able to pass a CORI/Fingerprint/MVR check per DDS guidelines.
This is a position where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, and if you choose, begin or continue to build a career in this high demand field, in an organization with exceptional growth potential!
EXCELLENT benefits package for employees who work 30+ hours weekly including medical, dental, life, paid time off, holidays, etc. after 30 days of employment!
Feel free to check out our website to learn more about what we do, and then respond with a resume and a brief cover letter including your phone number and email address OR email for an employment application.
LIFE, Living Independently Forever, Inc., is a non-profit organization providing supports for adults with autism and intellectual differences. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 150 clients with locations in Mashpee, Hyannis, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Plymouth.
LIFE is an equal opportunity employer who CELEBRATES the diversity of our staff!
Maintenance Supervisor (Hyannis, Mashpee)
LIFE is seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to oversee day to day safety and maintenance of our Hyannis and Mashpee community and group homes. The position is approximately 30 hours per week, primarily Monday through Friday.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills and broad knowledge of facility maintenance, such as light carpentry, painting, etc., ability to work independently; ability to determine when outside vendors should be utilized; ability to listen and patiently work around our amazing learning/developmentally disabled population.
Position would include managing landscaping, irrigation systems, snow removal, oversight of maintenance and repair of all LIFE vehicles including registrations, inspections and accident repair.
Plan and organize LIFE annual maintenance inspections (fire sprinkler, fire extinguisher, etc.).
Maintain all standards for DDS (Department of Development Services) such as water testing, furnace and hot water heater inspections.
Participate in safety committee meetings and working with the condominium association and owners.
Available as needed for emergencies.
Position includes paid time off, holidays, and sick days. Full benefits eligible: medical, dental, life and LTD insurance.
To apply, please send with a brief letter of interest including your address, phone number and resume.
LIFE is a non-profit organization providing supports for adults with autism, developmental & intellectual differences. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE serves over 100 residents with locations in Mashpee, Hyannis, Plymouth, Falmouth, Sandwich and Yarmouth.
LIFE is an equal opportunity employer who celebrates the diversity of our staff and participants.
COVID-19 considerations: wearing a disposable mask at all times is required.
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Full-time 40 hours, 9-5-ish. We have some flexibility on exact hours. Employee will participate in LIFE’s generous quarterly bonus program after one year of employment.
The Full Charge Bookkeeper handles all accounting needs including:
• Preparation of financial statements for senior management.
• Reviewing entries from basic tasks (A/P, A/R) to ensure that the correct general ledger accounts are debited and credited accordingly.
• Reconciling monthly cash and investment statements and all balance sheet accounts.
• Prepare Journal Entries and enter for accounts such as fixed assets, depreciation, deferred revenue, and prepaid expenses.
• Analyzing the trial balance monthly making any adjusting entries to correct discrepancies.
• Participate in the annual budgeting process and the auditing process and monitor internal controls.
• Review, analyze, and prepare billing reports for state contracts and communicating discrepancies with the management team.
• Additional duties and tasks as assigned by the Director of Finance and senior management team.
• Associate degree in accounting or business required (or strong relative work experience)
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in related field
• Sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational & analytical skills
• Advanced in Microsoft Excel
• Financial software, FNXT experience preferred
LIFE, Living Independently Forever, Inc., is a non-profit organization providing supports for adults with autism and intellectual differences. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 100 residents with locations in Mashpee, Hyannis, Plymouth, Falmouth Sandwich and Yarmouth.
LIFE is an EOE who celebrates the diversity of their staff and participants!
Community Direct Care Professional (Mid Cape Area)
Must be +18 years old
Kindness and patience!!!
Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form with supported individuals, parents and coworkers
Must have basic computer skills
Experience with Learning Disabled population a plus, but WE WILL TRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON
Must be able to pass a CORI and fingerprint background check
Must be willing to attend required training classes (LIFE will provide)
LIFE is an EOE that celebrates the diversity of our staff!
Shared Living Provider
Are you looking for meaningful work in a non-traditional setting?
Do you have a willingness to share a home and time with an adult with cognitive disabilities?
If you are a compassionate, competent individual looking for meaningful work in a non-traditional setting, we want to hear from you!
Living Independently Forever, Inc., (LIFE) a provider of supported independent living for adults with learning disabilities and autism, is seeking a SHARED LIVING PROVIDER for a client who will thrive best in a home-like setting. We are currently seeking a caring individual (or family) who are willing to share a home with him.
Our client is a very active and social young man who enjoys singing, sports, dances, video games, and spending time in the community. He has a busy schedule between school, volunteer work, chorus and CBDS—the community-based day support program he attends.
The Shared Living Provider must be able to support this young man with transportation and be able to provide continuous supervision between self and respite staff.
Mandatory training will be provided by LIFE for Human Rights, CPR and First Aid, as well as any other trainings necessary to deliver excellent support and to maintain a positive and supportive home.
For a provider who is able to provide calm and patient one-on-one attention, this will be a rewarding experience as he grows, matures, and achieves goals while settling into LIFE and the community at large.
• Provide pleasant supervision, companionship, assistance and a level of support to assist resident in attaining their maximum level of independence, self-fulfillment and happiness, encompassing the personal and social needs of the resident.
• Provide quality supervision, companionship, skills development, and involvement in the local community, and LIFE activities.
• Maintaining a healthy and safe living environment within the Shared Living Home.
• Facilitating the development of and fostering the continuity of relationships between the resident and his/her family members, friends and other LIFE Inc. consumers.
• Providing transportation on a routine basis for resident.
• Participation in the development and implementation of resident’s Individual Support Plan (ISP).
.• Documentation and maintenance of all required records, reports and all documentation (financial, medical, data collection or others as required) regarding resident, protecting documents in accordance with DDS (Department of Developmental Services) and LIFE, Inc. requirements.
• Overseeing the expenses of running the household, subject to oversight, audit and review by LIFE and the family for all routine expenses (food, laundry supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, home repairs.)
• Completion of weekly progress notes to accurately reflect the resident’s level of support provided as outlined in the ISP and to document any changes required.
• Oversee self-administration of medications.
LIFE will support your work with:
- A generous stipend
- Ongoing training and support to make sure you have the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to provide excellent care
- Respite support
- PATIENCE, KINDNESS and COMPASSION
- A commitment to the individual supported
- Experience and knowledge working with individuals with learning disabilities preferred but not required
- Ability and willingness to participate in agency-sponsored training
- Current and valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
- Ability to pass a MA CORI check and a National Fingerprint Background Check per DDS guidelines
For learning disabled adults in Hyannis, Mashpee, Sandwich, Plymouth areas
Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE) with communities based in Hyannis, Mashpee and Sandwich, is seeking two additional Job Coaches to provide counseling, training and individual instruction to our wonderful LIFE clients with cognitive and learning disabilities to help them reach their full potential through workplace training in their workplaces, and in community settings that are located throughout the area.
Employment can be full-time or part-time. The position is primarily Monday through Friday business hours, but will include one weekend per month and occasional evenings until 7:00 pm.
We are also seeking two Job Coaches for LIFE Plymouth location, part-time or full-time, but will include weekends.
• Be patient and kind
• Be outgoing and organized
• Have excellent verbal and training skills; some computer skills needed
• Enjoy working with people of different age groups, cultures and abilities
• Be a team player
• Be able to build confidence and independence in our clients in the workplace
• Provide resident transportation to and from employment sites as needed. Employee will need to use personal vehicle much of the time (employees are reimbursed for mileage)
• Must have the stamina to be present in the varied workplaces with the client to provide proper job coaching support.
• Maintain sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles; continually works with clients to encourage their understanding and compliance with LIFE and their employer’s guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., uses personal protective equipment, social distancing, etc.)
This is a role where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others in a fun and exciting organization with exceptional growth potential!
- Experience in retail, restaurant, hospitality or training background ideal
- Experience (paid or volunteer work) with the population we work with excellent, but we will train the right candidate
- Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma (or equivalent)
- Must be professional and dependable as position acts as a role model to our clients
MUST be willing to attend any required classes per LIFE or DDS; must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and a reliable vehicle; must be able to pass CORI and fingerprinting as per the Commonwealth.
LIFE, Living Independently Forever, Inc., is a non-profit organization providing supports for adults with autism and intellectual differences. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 175 clients with locations in Mashpee, Hyannis, Plymouth, Falmouth and Yarmouth.
LIFE is an EOE that celebrates the diversity of our staff.
Benefits for staff working 30+ hours include Dental Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays
Company culture is team-oriented, cooperative and collaborative.
Salary: $15.00 per hour
COVID-19 considerations: mask must be worn.
Living Independently Forever (LIFE) is seeking a full-time Fitness Specialist to assist the LIFE Fitness Director and Fitness Team in supporting the community members to reach their fitness and healthy lifestyle goals.
Applicant must have patience, and an outgoing nature; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be a team player! Experience with learning disabled individuals a plus. Schedule flexibility (weekends and some evenings required).
Responsibilities include assisting the Fitness Director and Fitness staff with:
- Working with department staff to track resident’s/participants fitness and nutrition progress
- Working directly with residents with personal training sessions, fitness assessments and overall promotion of living a healthy lifestyle
- Assisting in coaching our year-round Multi-sport Special Olympics Program
- Organizing and executing our Annual 5K Road Race/Walk and other fundraising activities
- Expansion of our department Brain Gym and mental skills training program
- Developing positive relationships with LIFE residents, families and staff
Preferred background: BA in Physical Education/Nutrition or related fields, experience with fitness modalities including training, adaptive physical education, physical therapy or nutrition. Experience with learning disabilities population and coaching is a big plus.
Must have current certification or be willing to attend training through LIFE for CPR/AED/First Aid. Must be willing to attend any LIFE or DDS required/recommended training classes. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to pass CORI and fingerprinting as per DDS.
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Call to schedule a tour: 508.790.3600
Main office: LIFE, Inc., 550 Lincoln Road Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601
Living Independently Forever, Inc. is a non-profit with multiple locations throughout Southeast Massachusetts supporting adults with autism, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a happy, independent life.