• Careers at LIFE

    If you are looking for a rewarding position with a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit organization, please consider a job at LIFE. 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 send a cover letter along with a  
    resume and/or application to:

    LIFE
    Attention: Human Resource Director
    550 Lincoln Road ext., Hyannis, MA 02601
    [email protected]

     

    Positions Currently Open:

    DIRECTOR of EMPLOYMENT

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Bachelor’s Degree and five years’ experience in progressive roles working with persons with learning disabilities, plus two years of related management experience.

    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    Oversee Employment Department for all sites to meet employment and volunteer needs of all LIFE residents.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Develop a system to help residents develop annual employment/vocational goals and monitor success against goals
    • Supervise, evaluate, and provide direct support to the employment team
    • Train team in job development skills and help organize residents for job opportunities through training and preparation
    • Educate local businesses regarding the unique needs of LIFE residents
    • Oversee the development of employment and volunteer opportunities for persons with learning disabilities
    • Clearly communicate with all customers (residents & families) regarding all aspects of employment
    • Responsible for oversight of and contract disbursements for community-based programs
    • Community Based Day Services (CBDS) and MA Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
    • Present clear business plans and employment report highlights to the CEO & Board of Trustees as needed
    • Initiate & follow through to completion on liaison with outside professionals for resident needs related to Employment Program
    • Research and develop clear business plans for potential opportunities that may serve self-sufficient internal businesses
    • Teach job seeking skills through classes and individual instruction
    • Participate as active member of the LIFE Management Team

    Applicant must have current certification or be willing to attend training through LIFE for CPR/AED/First Aid and to attend any LIFE or DDS required/recommended training classes; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Applicant must pass CORI background check, fingerprinting and have an acceptable driving record.

    This position is full time, with exceptional benefits, and based in the Hyannis area

    Email Cover letter and Resume

    Job Coaches Hyannis and Mashpee

    We are currently seeking a Job Coach to provide on-site counseling, training and individual instruction to our wonderful LIFE residents with learning disabilities to help them reach their full potential in the workplace.

    • 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
    • Have the ability to support learning disabled residents to help them build confidence and independence in the workplace.
    • Must provide resident transportation to and from employment sites and will need to use personal vehicle the majority of the time (will be reimbursed for mileage)
    • Must have the stamina to be present in the varied workplaces with the resident to provide proper job coaching support.

    Work week is five days and may include Saturday. Position is 30-35 hours weekly. Flexible hours fall between 7:30AM and 5:30PM. (If you are very flexible and wish to work a full 40 hour week–we can accommodate that too!) Exceptional benefits +30 hours per week.

    This is a position where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others–and if you choose–continue on 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
    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

    Email Cover letter and Resume

    Group Homes/Individual Support/Direct Care Professionals

    General statement of Duties and Responsibilities

    The Direct Care Professional provides direct care to physically challenged residents with learning disabilities, at Living Independently Forever, Inc., in order to maintain and improve their dignity, well-being, and safety, and to promote personal development, independence and enjoyment.

    Full Time & Part Time positions available.

    The Direct Care Professional will support residents in becoming more independent in their daily living by:

    • Help plan, prepare and post a simple weekly menu.
    • Assist resident(s) with housekeeping, laundry, arrange clothing by outfit and other daily chores.
    • Assist resident(s) with self-administration of medications.
    • Assist with personal grooming and hygiene skills.
    • Assist resident(s) in preparation for their morning, evening or night routines.
    • Provide ongoing support and encouragement.
    • Review daily/weekly schedule.
    • Prepare meals and assist with transfer of items from place to place    (ie: hot and or breakable).
    • Accompany to grocery shopping and other necessary personal needs shopping.
    • Accompany resident(s) to a variety of fun activities and field trips.
    • Other duties as determined.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience and knowledge working with individuals with learning disabilities preferred.
    • Must be Medication Administration Program (MAP) Certified within six months of employment. May be obtained through LIFE.
    • CPR, AED, and First Aid certification – may be obtained after hire through LIFE.
    • Human Rights Certified – training may be obtained after hire through LIFE.
    • A valid driver’s license.

    Email Cover letter and Resume

    All candidates must pass a CORI, fingerprinting, and have or acquire certification in First Aid and CPR.

    Pluses include: experience working with the LD population, and availability.

    Company Driver

    We are currently seeking 2 caring individuals to join the Plymouth LIFE family as a Company Driver to provide reliable transportation to high functioning adults with learning and developmental disabilities. Routes would originate from our Pine Hills, Plymouth campus to locations within the Plymouth area and occasionally to Sandwich/Hyannis/Mashpee.

    Transportation vehicles are provided by LIFE, which include one standard vehicle and a 12 Passenger van.  Part Time or Full Time – driving times are predominantly prescheduled & vary week to week. Flexibility is a plus!

    Must be able to project a positive personality and provide ongoing support and encouragement. Candidate MUST be dependable.

    Requirements:

    • Valid MA driver’s license required and clean driving record
    • MUST be able to pass a CORI/Fingerprint background check
    • Flexibility and responsiveness to a variety of transportation requests
    • Familiarity with the Plymouth/Upper Cape Cod area
    • Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form with coworkers and supported individuals
    • Must have current certification or be willing to attend training through LIFE for CPR/AED/First Aid & any DDS required/recommended training classes
    • Experience with mentally and physically challenged adults highly valued

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

    Email Cover letter and Resume

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