Supported Independent Living
Supported Independent Living
Supported Independent Living
Supported Independent Living

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. We invite you to check out our current open positions listed below to share your skills and expertise. Please note, this page is updated frequently with new opportunities.

LIFE 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 an equal opportunity employer who celebrates the diversity of our workforce.

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

email: [email protected]

Current Openings:

RBT—Registered Behavior Technician

$20.00 – $28.00 per hour, dependent upon experience and education          

We are currently seeking an RBT—Registered Behavior Technician for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Learning-Disabilities

The Behavior Technician is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans under the close ongoing supervision of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

This 1:1 direct service to clients with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities occurs in the home, or community setting using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Example of Duties Include:

• Implementation of all teaching plans and programs developed by the supervising BCBA
• Work directly with clients, providing Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) and Natural Environmental Teaching (NET)
• Collection of data for each goal/objective during each session or as frequently as defined in the ABA treatment plan
• Follow behavior plans as designed by the supervising BCBA
• Act as a positive representative for Living Independently Forever and the industry; maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with client’s caregiver(s)
• Communicate any clinical or family concerns to immediate supervisor in a timely manner- Participate in regular staff training

Administrative Responsibilities Examples:

• Attendance at monthly team & staff meetings
• Completion of daily client notes

Qualifications:

• Education (preferred): Bachelors or Associates degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, or related field.
• Location: Cape Cod and Plymouth
• Work Experience: At least two years cumulative experience with Applied Behavior Analysis in a direct service, training, or school-based setting with an RBT are required.
• Availability: Varies, but could include afternoons, evenings, or Saturdays.
• Licenses: Due to the need to travel to-and-from clients’ homes, applicants must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
• Required: Certification as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and have (or willing to attend) CPR/BLS.
• All applicants must consent to a criminal background investigation (CORI, DPPC Registry, DDS Fingerprints) and motor-vehicle record review.

Benefits:

Competitive Starting Pay ($20-$28 per hr.) dependent upon experience and education; annual opportunities for compensation increases based on job performance and further credentialing

  • Flexible schedule
  • Travel-time & mileage reimbursement for travel between clients
  • Rigorous initial & ongoing training for all staff; opportunities for career growth
  • BCBA supervision provided to qualified candidates
  • Sick Time and 403B
  • Additional benefits (e.g., PTO, Medical, Dental, Life, & Long-Term Disability Insurance, etc.) for full-time employees (30 hours +)

Feel free to check out our website at lifecapecod.org to learn more about what we do and then respond by completing our online application or submit a resume and a brief cover letter including your phone number and e-mail address.

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 almost 200 clients with locations in Hyannis, Mashpee, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Sandwich, and Plymouth.

LIFE is an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate the diversity of our staff and residents!

 

Direct Service Professional (Centerville)

Thank you for your interest in LIFE — Living Independently Forever. LIFE supports adults with autism, learning and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a meaningful, healthy, and independent life, for LIFE.

This is a role where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others–and if you choose—build a career in this high demand field, in an organization with exceptional growth potential! 

Most important applicant characteristics are kindness, patience, and dependability.

Centerville:  Full-time availability – Weekends too

Full or Part-time availabilities as preferred.  If you are the right candidate, we will try to work with you to create a schedule that works for you.

This home has active clients who engage in many activities and they cannot wait to get back to as the pandemic continues to stabilize.

Interested in part-time only? As long as you are over 18 years old and patient and kind, we would like to hear from you if this appears to be a position you would enjoy!

All positions +30 hours weekly enjoy an EXCELLENT benefits package including paid holidays, PTO, medical insurance, dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, etc.

Positions of +20 hours also have holidays and paid PTO!

Candidate must be caring and patient as you will be working with our learning-disabled residents that reside in our lovely Group Homes.

The support of these active and heart-warming residents is done through:
• Instruction, guidance and by serving as a positive example to our active adults
• Assisting to maximize and maintain their independence at 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/adventures in the community or virtually.
• Ensuring that the Home, role modeled by the staff, maintains sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles and complies with LIFE guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., uses PPE, social distancing, etc.)
• Applicant must be able to project a positive and patient personality and provide ongoing support, interaction, and encouragement to our clients.

Requirements

  • 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 needed.)
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form with supported individuals, co-workers and parents
  • Must be able to manage an individual e-mail account and basic computer entries as needed
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be willing to complete and/or attend required training classes including CPR/First Aid and MAP Training (provided by LIFE)
  • Per the state of MA, MUST be able to pass CORI, Fingerprint and DPPC check and have an acceptable driving record
  • We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about what we do and then respond by completing our easy online application or submit a resume and a brief cover letter including your phone number and e-mail address. 

  • 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 almost 200 clients with locations in Hyannis, Mashpee, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Sandwich and Plymouth.
  • LIFE is an equal opportunity employer that CELEBRATES the diversity of our staff and residents!
Director of North Plymouth Supported Independent Living (Plymouth, MA)

This new position as the Director of North Plymouth Supported Independent Living is being created due to organizational growth and is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Human Services Director with a passion for helping people of all abilities to live their best lives.

Full-time Exempt Position – offers an exceptional benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of the Independent Living Community
  • Actively work to grow the community in participants and programs while maintaining quality of services
  • Support LIFE’s admissions efforts by conducting tours, assessing potential program participants, hosting Open House events and more.
  • Oversee and support the independent living skills and well-being of program participants
  • Recruit, train, schedule and inspire a team of exceptional support staff
  • Develop and maintain positive and pro-active relationships with the family members of the individuals supported in the program.
  • Maintain positive relationships with LIFE’s partners at the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), area schools and their transition teams, as well as other referring organizations.
  • Conduct quality assessments of the electronic healthcare records and support the good health of program participants by ensuring staff are scheduling annual and follow up visits to healthcare providers.
  • Support the success of LIFE’s participants through staff who consistently promote the acquisition of new independent living skills
  • Working with the Employment Department, ensure program participants have access to diverse employment opportunities, appropriate on the job supports, and career paths that inspire them.
  • Working with the Fitness Department and an active social calendar, ensure program participants have access to a variety of fun and edifying things to do to keep them healthy and engaged.
  • Develop a rapport with the program participants through weekly interactions and by being a supportive, trusted advisor and sounding board.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters strongly preferred
  • Experience working with individuals with Autism and learning disabilities
  • A positive outlook, an aptitude for creative problem-solving, and a commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A gifted communicator with a willingness to share information
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask
  • A self-starter able to perform autonomously with minimal supervision
  • A leader, able to hire, train, coach and manage
  • Strong and effective communication skills that represent confidence but not superiority
  • Must have the ability to self-motivate and motivate staff to do their best
  • Must be able to pass MA CORI, DPPC, national fingerprint check and have an acceptable driving record

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume or apply online. You can also send an email and we will forward an Employment Application. Please include your phone number and email address in your response. 

LIFE, Living Independently Forever, Inc., is a non-profit organization providing supports for adults with autism and intellectual differences for over 27 years. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 200 residents with locations in Mashpee, Barnstable, Plymouth, Falmouth, Sandwich and Yarmouth. 

LIFE is an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate the diversity of our staff and residents!

Job Coach for Day Program (Sandwich, MA)

$16 per hour, full-time business hours, Monday-Friday

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!

We are currently seeking a Job Coach for our CBDS (Community Based Day Services) Program to provide on-site and community counseling, training and individual instruction to our wonderful LIFE residents with learning disabilities to help them reach their full potential in the workplace. This position is in the Sandwich Day Services location and the surrounding community.

  • Applicant must be patient, outgoing and organized.
  • Have excellent verbal and training skills.
  • Enjoy working with people of different age groups and abilities.
  • Be a team player.
  • Proficiency in basic technology (examples: Microsoft Office, Zoom, etc.).
  • Can support learning and cognitively disabled adults to help them build confidence and independence in the workplace.
  • Must provide resident transportation to and from employment sites and will need occasionally need to use personal vehicle (will be reimbursed for mileage).
  • Must have the stamina to be present in the varied workplaces (may include being outside) with the resident to provide proper job coaching support.

Position is 35-40 hours weekly and are 8AM-4PM-ish (we can be somewhat flexible).

This is a position where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others–and if you choose–continue to build a career in this high demand field, in a fun and exciting organization with exceptional growth potential!

Requirements:

  • Experience in retail, restaurant, hospitality or training background excellent
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) with some college or technical coursework ideal
  • Experience with the learning disabled population desired, but not required
  • Patient and kind!

We will train the right candidate.

MUST be willing to attend any required classes per LIFE or DDS.

Valid driver’s license required with an acceptable driving record.

Must be able to pass CORI and fingerprinting as per DDS.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume or apply online. You can also send an email and we will forward an Employment Application. Please include your phone number and email address in your response. 

Thank you for your interest in LIFE. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your professional background.

Living Independently Forever, Inc., LIFE, is a non-profit organization supporting adults with autism, learning and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a meaningful, healthy independent life, for LIFE. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 200 clients with locations in through out Cape Cod and Plymouth, MA. 

LIFE is an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate the diversity of our staff and residents.

Shared Living Provider (Multiple Locations)

Join our growing team of compassionate and reliable providers to support the wonderful individuals we serve at LIFE.

Shared Living is an arrangement available to qualified adults that is funded by The Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

We are seeking a compassionate and reliable Shared Living Provider to oversee care for an individual with DDS services to reside in their home or yours, depending on the circumstances.

The Shared Living Provider would live with this young person.

In this crucial role you will:

• Help our participant to live a full and meaningful life.
• Be able to provide hands on ADL as needed.
• Continuously attend to medical needs under the Medication Administration Program (MAP) training provided.
• Drive and transport participant to appointments and activities.
• Monitor on-going medical issues.
• Take vital signs as needed.
• Assist in planning, food shopping, prep, and cooking with participant.
• Prepare paperwork for and attend appointments.
• Transport participant to appointments, and activities.

Qualifications:

• MAP Certified (Will provide training)
• First Aid & CPR Certified (Will provide training)
• Valid Driver’s License w/ reliable transportation (vehicle)
• COVID guidelines followed – PPE, etc. as required.

The right person will be friendly, outgoing, reliable, dependable, flexible and KIND!

Does this sound interesting to you?  To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with a cover letter and resume or apply online.

Job Coach (Plymouth, MA)

$16 per hour, part-time or full-time positions

Hours are primarily Monday-Sunday daytime hours.

The LIFE Community based out of The Pinehills and Harborwalk in Plymouth is seeking a full time (or part time) Job Coach to provide counseling, training, and individual instruction to our wonderful LIFE clients to help them reach their full potential through workplace training in their workplaces that are located throughout the Plymouth area.

  • Must live in or around the Plymouth, MA area.
  • Employment type can be full-time or part-time. The position is generally Monday-Sunday daytime hours.  We can be somewhat flexible around your needs.
  • Full-time position offers an exceptional benefits package.

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!

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 able to build confidence and independence in our clients in the workplace.
  • Provide resident transportation to and from employment sites. 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 guidelines and their workplace guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., uses personal protective equipment, social distancing, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Patience and kindness
  • Experience in retail, restaurant, hospitality or training background excellent
  • Experience with the population we work with excellent, but we will train the right candidate (Volunteer work counts!)
  • Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma (or equivalent), some college or technical coursework, or personal experience is ideal
  • Professionalism

Must have current certification or be willing to attend training through LIFE for CPR/First Aid (great if you already have) and be willing to complete any LIFE or DDS required/recommended training classes.

Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and dependable transportation. Must be able to pass CORI and fingerprinting background checks through our governing agency (DDS).

To apply, please respond to this posting with a brief letter of interest including your address and phone number and your resume. You can also complete our easy online application.

Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE) supports adults with autism, learning and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a meaningful, healthy independent life, for LIFE. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 150 individuals with locations in  Centerville, Falmouth, Hyannis, Mashpee, Plymouth, and Yarmouth.

LIFE is an equal opportunity employer who celebrates the diversity of our staff!

Job Coach (CapeCod, MA)

Hours are primarily daytime hours.

The LIFE Communities in Mashpee and Hyannis are seeking full time (or part time) Job Coaches to provide counseling, training, and individual instruction to our wonderful LIFE clients to help them reach their full potential through workplace training in their workplaces that are located throughout the mid to upper Cape area.

  • Must live in or around the Cape Cod area.
  • Employment type can be full-time or part-time. The positions are flexible daytime hours Monday-Sunday. We can be somewhat flexible around your needs.
  • Full-time position offers an exceptional benefits package.

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!

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 able to build confidence and independence in our clients in the workplace.
  • Provide resident transportation to and from employment sites. 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 guidelines and their workplace guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., uses personal protective equipment, social distancing, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Patience and kindness
  • Experience in retail, restaurant, hospitality or training background excellent
  • Experience with the population we work with excellent, but we will train the right candidate (Volunteer work counts!)
  • Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma (or equivalent), some college or technical coursework, or personal experience is ideal
  • Professionalism

Must have current certification or be willing to attend training through LIFE for CPR/First Aid (great if you already have) and be willing to complete any LIFE or DDS required/recommended training classes.

Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and dependable transportation. Must be able to pass CORI and fingerprinting background checks through our governing agency (DDS).

To apply, please respond to this posting with a brief letter of interest including your address and phone number and your resume. You can also complete our easy online application.

Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE) supports adults with autism, learning and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a meaningful, healthy independent life, for LIFE. Incorporated in 1992, LIFE opened its doors to ten residents. LIFE has since expanded to serve over 200 individuals with locations in  Centerville, Falmouth, Hyannis, Mashpee, Plymouth, and Yarmouth.

LIFE is an equal opportunity employer who celebrates the diversity of our staff!

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YOURSELF AT LIFE?

Call to schedule a tour: 508.790.3600

Main office: LIFE, Inc., 550 Lincoln Road Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601

[email protected]

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.

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