Company Description: We are a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs
of people with disabilities and their families through: a dedication to excellence; diverse service options;safe and healthy environments; fiscal responsibility; community partnerships; career opportunities and
Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, age, and disability, military or veteran status, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being an member of the Reserves or National Guard. Also it is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law should be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.
Additional Business Name: Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR)
Full / Part Time
High School or Equivalent
The CBDS Specialist is responsible for working with anywhere from 1 member to up to 9 members in a community based day program. This position is a direct service role in which the CBDS Specialist assists members with developmental disabilities to access a variety of volunteer and recreational opportunities within their surrounding community. They will also provide a variety of skills training as prescribed in each member’s CBDS Plan and ISP including:
Social Skill Development
Specific Skill Development
Benefits Education / Coordination
This position works in both the Pittsfield and North Adams communities so travel is required between the two areas.
QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. College Degree preferred. One year experience working with individuals with mental retardation/developmental disabilities and high school diploma/GED required. Valid Driver’s License and Ready Access to a vehicle is required. Must meet standards outlined in Safe Driver Policy.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Must maintain certifications in First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration (MAP), Safe Techniques to Avoid Restraint and Training (START), and BFAIR Human Rights Training, 10 hours professional development annually.