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If you’re looking for a rewarding position with a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit, collaborative organization with opportunities for growth, 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.

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Living Independently Forever Inc.

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

Open Positions

Case Manager/LIFE Coach (Hyannis South Street)

  • $1,000 Sign-on Bonus ($500 at 3 months)
  • $500 at 6 months (Must maintain trainings and average 20 hours weekly.)
  • Starting at $18.00 per hour, full or part-time position.

LIFE Cape Cod is expanding with a new community on South Street in Hyannis. We are seeking three full-time Case & Money Manager (aka LIFE Coach), or part-time if this works for you, to assist the individuals we will support in fulfilling their independent potential by assisting them in managing their daily life skills (activities in the community, household management, menu planning & shopping, meal preparation, personal presentation and hygiene, appropriate behavioral and social skills, routine fitness, transportation needs, medical appointments, money management and access to recreational entertainment, etc.).

Qualifications: PATIENCE, KINDNESS and DEPENDABILITY and the ability to support these wonderful individuals to have productive and happy lives, lived as independently as possible!!!

Relevant experience and/or education with our population is required. (Professional, personal, or volunteer)

To meet the needs of this unique community, the hours needed are:

  • 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturdays

Flexibility in exact hours worked is available–but the needed vacancies are above.

Experience and/or education with our population is needed (professional, personal, or volunteer).

Your Skills:

  • Must have good organizational and computer skills.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and good computer skills.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with the entire team to the benefit of our clients.
  • Be creative in your approach to each individuals specific needs.
  • Experience (or education) with Human Services and/or Learning Disabilities is required. If you have good relationship skills, we will train you! (Special Olympics experience and personal experience is valued.)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist, organize, and facilitate activities as assigned or designed.
  • Assist the residents with meeting their goals and objectives in apartment maintenance, personal health maintenance, nutrition, fitness and social skills development.
  • Assist the residents with grocery shopping and preparing healthy meals safely.
  • Participate in team-related services; staff meetings, resident/roommate issues, resident case reviews with staff and/or family, etc.
  • Complete routine documentation after every session or significant communication with residents.
  • Maintain all required trainings through our Learning Management System and/or in-person.
  • Make recommendations to meet the needs of residents that are beyond the scope of the LIFE Coach (i.e., medication adjustments, therapy by licensed clinician, private tutor, house cleaner, etc.).
  • Maintain sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles; complies with LIFE guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (i.e. uses personal protective equipment, social distancing, etc.).
  • 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) and DPPC.
  • Must have current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid or be willing to attend training through LIFE.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume or apply online. You can also send an email to [email protected] and we will forward an Employment Application. Please include your phone number and email address in your response. LIFE is an equal opportunity employer who celebrates the diversity of our staff. Join us!

Group Home Direct Care Professional

Starting Rate $18.00 per hour

Sign On Bonus of $1000 ($500 at 3 months and $500 at 6 months (must average 20 hours weekly) and much more – it is a great time to join LIFE!

Openings in Mashpee, Hyannis, W. Yarmouth and East Falmouth (near the Mashpee line)

Thank you for your interest in LIFE — Living Independently Forever, Inc., one of the Cape & Plymouth Business Media’s 2022 BEST PLACES TO WORK!

At LIFE, we support adults with autism, learning and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a meaningful, healthy 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! You will go home feeling good about the difference you have made in our residents’ lives.
Most important applicant characteristics for this position are kindness, patience and dependability.

We are happy to work with flexible applicants who are a match to the position to build them a schedule that works with their personal life. Listed below are the ideal shifts and locations we are looking for at this time.
Note: On Sunday shifts we pay a differential of $1.00 per hour for hours worked between 9:00 AM and 9:PM.

We will be as flexible as possible with your scheduling needs.

Most of these homes have active clients who engage in many activities and interests.

If you would like either a part-time or full-time position–we can work that out for you.

All positions +30 hours weekly enjoy an EXCELLENT benefits package including:

  • Paid holidays (10 per year)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • BCBS Medical Insurance
  • BCBS Dental Insurance
  • Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance, etc.
  • Positions of +20 hours also have Holidays and PTO and access to some of our other benefit programs as well.
  • Applicant must be able to project a positive and patient personality and provide ongoing support, interaction, and encouragement to the individuals we support.

Must be kind, patient and have a sense of humor.

The support of these active and heart-warming residents is done through:
Instruction, guidance and by serving as a positive example to these active adults

Taking them on community outings and/or planning in-home activities to help them have more FUN!

Utilizing your gifts to plan activities that will excite you and the individuals we support
assisting them to maximize and maintain their independence in their home and in the community by assisting with life skills: cooking, planning, and reviewing daily/weekly schedules, cleaning.

Assist in preparation for their daily routines as needed, etc. and on errands and social activities in the community or virtually.

Role modeling and maintaining sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles and complying with LIFE guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Dependability on meeting scheduled shifts.

Requirements:

• Must be +18 years old and up to infinity. The individuals we support learn from anyone of any age who wants to support them
• 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
• Must be willing to attend required training classes including CPR/First Aid and MAP Training (provided by LIFE)
• Per the state of MA DDS, MUST be able to pass CORI, DPPC and Fingerprint check and have an MVR record acceptable to LIFE’s Auto Insurance carrier.

Feel free to check out our website at lifecapecod.org to learn more about what we do.

To apply, please email a brief letter of interest including your address and phone number and your resume. You can also apply online. (easy to use 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 almost 250 clients with locations in Barnstable, Mashpee, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Sandwich and Plymouth.

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

Shared Living Provider

LIFE is seeking aShared Living Provider for cognitively disabled adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. You must be located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts or the surrounding Southeast region. We provide services to individuals from Hyannis to Plymouth.

Are you loving and compassionate? Are you patient and kind? Do you have personal or work experience with developmental disabilities or mental health? If you answered yes, you could be a life mentor and teacher for an adult who needs a family and a forever home. You could be a Shared Living provider.

Join our growing team of compassionate and reliable Providers to support the wonderful individuals we serve at LIFE, Living Independently Forever.

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

We are currently seeking compassionate and reliable Shared Living Providers to oversee the support of a few of our wonderful individuals.

The Shared Living Provider lives with this individual.

In this crucial role you will:

  • Help our participant to live a full and meaningful life.
  • May live in their own home, or they may live in your home (must have an extra bedroom and bath) dependent on the circumstances of the DDS contract and the individuals situation.
  • Assist in planning, food shopping, prep, and cooking with LIFE individual.
  • Prepare paperwork for and attend appointments as needed.
  • Transport individual to appointments, and activities.
  • Continuously attend to medical needs with in home needs, doctors appointments, proper documentation, and if necessary, medication assistance.
  • Ability to manage an email account and other basic computer entry programs.
  • Maintain confidential files and complete documentation as required.

Qualifications:

  • The right person will be honest, friendly, outgoing, reliable, dependable, flexible and kind.
  • First Aid and CPR Certified. (LIFE will provide training.)
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation (vehicle).
  • COVID guidelines (PPE, etc.) followed as required and needed. (Mask in home not required in most circumstances.)

Requirements:

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

Does this sound interesting to you?  

To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with a cover letter and resume or apply online.

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 250 individuals with locations across Cape Cod and in Plymouth.

LIFE was also voted one of the Best Places to Work by Cape and Plymouth Business Media!

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

Case & Money Manager (Plymouth, MA)

Sign-on bonus of $1,000 (details at interview)

The LIFE Community in Plymouth is growing again and is seeking both a Full-Time and Part-Time Case & Money Manager (aka LIFE Coach).

This position will assist LIFE residents in fulfilling their independent potential by assisting them in managing their daily life skills (community activities, household management, menu planning and shopping, meal preparation, personal presentation and hygiene, appropriate behavioral and social skills, routine fitness, transportation needs, medical appointments, money management and access to recreational entertainment, etc.).

Responsibilities:

  • Assist, organize, and facilitate activities as assigned. Use your gifts and/or hobbies to create an activity our individuals will love.
  • Assist the residents with meeting their goals and objectives in the following areas: apartment maintenance, personal health maintenance, nutrition, fitness, and social skills development.
  • Assist the residents with grocery shopping and preparing healthy meals safely
  • Participate in team-related services; staff meetings, resident/roommate issues, resident case reviews with staff and/or family, etc.
  • Complete routine documentation after every session or significant communication with residents.
  • Make recommendations to meet the needs of residents that are beyond the scope of the LIFE Coach (i.e., medication adjustments, therapy by licensed clinician, private tutor, house cleaner, etc.)
  • Maintain sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and dependable transportation; must be able to pass DPPC, CORI and fingerprinting background checks through our governing agency DDS.
  • Have current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid OR be willing to attend training through LIFE.

Qualifications:

  • PATIENCE, KINDNESS and DEPENDABILITY and the ability to support these wonderful clients to have productive and happy lives, lived as independently as possible!
  • Experience and/or education with our supported population is needed. (professional, personal, or volunteer).
  • The position has flexible hours with at least two early evenings available, and flexibility for weekends once a month as needed for activities. Flexibility in exact hours worked can be worked out with you as long as the needs of our individuals are support are met.

Requirements:

  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good computer skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work with the entire team to the benefit of the individuals we support.
  • Be able to work independently with assigned individuals with a daily plan for helping them to reach their goals.
  • Experience (and/or education) in Human Services and/or Learning Disabilities/Autism.
  • Special Olympics and personal experience are valued as well as work experience and education.
  • Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record (Required).

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Must have valid authorization to work legally in the United States.

Does this sound interesting to you?  

To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with a cover letter and resume or apply online.

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 250 individuals with locations across Cape Cod and in Plymouth.

LIFE was also voted one of the Best Places to Work by Cape and Plymouth Business Media!

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

Employment Counselor (Hyannis, Mashpee, MA)

Job Summary:

LIFE is seeking two full-time Employment Counselors to work with our exceptional residents, community employers, and employment staff to locate employment/volunteer opportunities and match the right individual to the right position.

The ideal candidate:

  • Must live in or around the Hyannis (mid-cape) or Mashpee, MA area. We have some flexibility in exactly how that works to make it work for the candidate.
  • Must have a positive and flexible mindset and be able to think outside the box.
  • Must be professional, patient, outgoing, and organized.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong computer skills; must have excellent telephone communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating LIFE individuals/clients’ strengths and weaknesses suitability for a position.
  • Working with client through proper training and communication to ready them for a new position. This includes résumé preparedness, interviewing skills, and work readiness skills.
  • Working with Job Coaches to ensure that clients and employers are being supported in a positive manner in the job site.
  • Developing schedules for clients and Job Coaches to meet the needs of the employers.
  • Negotiating with potential employers to find a match position for our clients.
  • Documenting client and employer related contacts and communications as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned from Directors.
  • Must maintain sanitary conditions of workspaces and vehicles; comply with LIFE guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., uses personal protective equipment, social distancing, etc.)

Preferred Background:

  • Two years of successful experience in some or all areas of marketing, sales, recruiting or vocational services.
  • Experience with adults with intellectual disabilities or autism in paid or volunteer role.
  • High school diploma and some additional training or education in the field. We will train the right person if they possess the right skillset!
  • Must have current certification or be willing to attend training through LIFE for CPR/First Aid, and willing to attend any LIFE or DDS required/recommended training classes.
  • Possess a valid MA driver’s license required with acceptable driving record and must be able to pass DPPC, CORI, and Fingerprinting as per DDS.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment at times.

Additional Requirements:

  • All LIFE employees must pass all required LIFE pre-employment screening requirements: acceptable reference checks from previous employers, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Fingerprinting, and have an acceptable motor vehicle driving history – acceptable to LIFE’s insurance carrier.

Salary: From $18.50 per hour

Hours: 35–40 per week, Monday to Friday

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Must have valid authorization to work legally in the United States.

30 hours a week.

Pay rate is $19-$20 and supplemental pay types including sign-on bonus.

Does this sound interesting to you?  

To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with a cover letter and resume or apply online.

Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE) is a nonprofit 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 250 individuals with locations across Cape Cod and in Plymouth.

LIFE was also voted one of the Best Places to Work by Cape and Plymouth Business Media!

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

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Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE) is a non-profit with multiple locations throughout Southeast Massachusetts on Cape Cod and in Plymouth supporting adults with autism, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a happy, independent life.