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Stavros employs about 160 employees at our offices in Amherst, Springfield and Greenfield.

We are committed to continuing to be an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our organizational values state “All Are Welcome” at Stavros—applicants of all races, religions, gender identities or expressions, familial statuses, sexual orientations, or ages. Individuals with disabilities are HIGHLY encourage to apply. We are committed to continually diversifying our team and we aim to include new voices and experiences to our work.

We provide our employees with training and support; excellent benefits package including Blue Cross medical plan, Delta dental. FSA,  vacation, personal time and sick pay; vision, life insurance.

However, please don't send us a resume unless you are applying for a posted job opening. Thanks.

Housing Specialist

Description

To assist consumers with finding housing that is respectful of their choices and meets the obligations of their respective funding source. The Housing Specialist must network with advocates and housing providers to increase housing options for people with disabilities that is in the least restrictive environment. They must possess professionalism when speaking to consumers, MFP case managers/ nursing facility social workers, and various community partners such as local housing providers and Housing Authorities. The Housing Specialist is responsible for entering data, consumer notes, and maintaining updated consumer profile information within the WILD database in an accurate and timely manner for each consumer as outlined by contractual obligations. Frequently review housing progress with consumers. Assist with other duties as determined by supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to MFP (Moving Forward Plan) case managers’ requests for housing referrals and case updates.
  • Execute complete and time-sensitive housing search by:
    • Helping to identify appropriate housing opportunities that meet or can be reasonably modified to meet their individualized needs and preferences
    • Matching consumer with applicable preferences for subsidized housing
    • Securing application materials and all supporting documentation
    • Review applications to ensure accurate completion and inclusion of required verification documentation.
    • Track housing application receipts, updates, and waiting list status.
    • Address obstacles that arise to housing access such as the need for reasonable accommodation requests and provide education of needs to housing owner/agent.
    • Assisting these individuals to follow up on status determinations.
    • Ensuring that a lease is utilized by the landlord
  • Assist consumers with understanding their rights under Federal Fair Housing Laws and State Fair Housing Laws including, but not limited to, discrimination and reasonable accommodations.

Qualifications

Housing Specialist must be knowledgeable about resources that will assist housing providers to understand community support services that will enable persons with disabilities to live independently within their community of choice. Individual must also provide technical assistance to housing providers and consumers seeking information regarding accessibility and housing rights laws. Attend statewide housing/advocacy meetings as necessary

The Housing Specialist must possess or develop an understanding of State and Federal Housing Laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities. They should possess good written and verbal communication skills; easily establish rapport with other people; and have or develop an understanding of how local agencies, housing providers, and State and Federal systems affect the availability of accessible affordable housing. Must learn to fully grasp and embody the philosophy of the independent living movement and promote equal rights for all people with disabilities.

Physical Demands

  • Meeting Face-to-Face with Consumers Frequently
  • Telephoning Frequently
  • Traveling Frequently
  • Data Entry Frequently

This Position is Benefits Eligible.

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Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Skills Trainer

JOB DESCRIPTION

To review the performance of PCA consumer and Surrogate or Administrative Proxy (as applicable) to ensure that they are administering the Program in compliance with the Mass Health PCA program regulation; while ensuring that the participant has maximum control over their program.

To educate, within the required time frame, consumer and surrogate or administrative proxy (as applicable) on functional skills training in accordance with Mass Health's PCA program regulations in response to request from Fiscal Intermediary, Mass Health, PCM, consumer or Surrogate or Administrative Proxy (as applicable). To be responsive to consumer's regarding their program status, consumer complaints and grievances according to the agency's established policies and procedures in conjunction with Mass Health regulations, both telephonic and in person.  

Requirements

You must have excellent communication documentation skills and basic computer proficiency. Must be well organized, self motivated with reliable transportation. You must be willing to travel long-distances (within Massachusetts) and agree to a minimum of two office days (as assigned). A familiarity/ experience with disabilities will be helpful.

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Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Contract Nurses- RNs and LPNs

Stavros is seeking to hire Contract Nurses, RNs and LPNs, to complete in home evaluations in Hampden County and surrounding area for state funded program.

Our mission at Stavros is to help persons with disabilities and Deaf people develop the tools and skills they need to take charge of their own lives. We accomplish this through programs and services designed to meet the needs of persons of any age or disability as they work to achieve the life goals that are important to them.

Education, experiences, and skills:

Valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse license. Current CPR certification. Requires at least 1 year of community health experience, knowledge of disabilities and community resources. Proficiency with medical documentation and reliable transportation required. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Must be able and willing to travel to complete in-home visitations and evaluations.

Competitive pay, mileage reimbursement, and flexible schedule. Apply via Indeed or send cover letter and/or resume to the attention of:

Stavros

210 Old Farm Road

Amherst MA 01002

Attn: Human Resources

Fax: 413-549-2073

or Email: DMEUNIER@stavros.org

You can also find more information and apply here

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Advocate/ Peer Counselor

Bilingual (English/Spanish preferred)

Stavros Center for Independent Living, Inc. is seeking to fill a full time Advocate/ Peer Counselor position. Our mission at Stavros is to help persons with disabilities and Deaf people develop the tools and skills they need to take charge of their own lives. We accomplish this through programs and services designed to meet the needs of persons of any age or disability as they work to achieve the life goals that are important to them.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate as needed with local agencies, housing providers, and state coalitions to support independent living and self-determination for persons with disabilities
  • Assist consumers, housing providers, and agency partners in understanding various community support services that aid persons with disabilities in living independently
  • Possess professionalism when speaking to consumers, legislators, families, community partners and others while upholding the upmost level of customer service
  • To assist with intake/assessments and Information and Referral as directed by the Coordinator of IL Services
  • Provide information regarding accessibility, the ADA, housing rights laws and local regulations such as the AAB to promote disability rights, human rights, and civil rights for all.
  • To document all activities with participants and consultations according to Stavros policies and procedures and develop Independent Living Plans (ILPs) with consumers
  • To assist consumers requesting housing information. Assist in tracking their progress and working to mitigate barriers as they arise
  • Conduct trainings on topics for consumers. Topics can range from Stavros information sessions, peer lead groups, skills training workshops, budgeting, money management, dating, parenting, and many other topics connected to independent living
  • Actively assist consumers in mitigated barriers in their lives relative to their ability to live independently
  • Develop an Independent Living Plans (ILPs) with associated goals for each consumer. Frequently review goal process with consumers.
  • Ensure all documentation necessary to meet contractual obligations is accurate, submitted, and complete

Qualifications:

High School Diploma, personal experience with disability and/or knowledge of disability culture and/or etiquette. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills; easily establish rapport with other individuals both within and outside of the organization. An advocate should have or develop a knowledge of other disabling conditions, community resources, disability justice, and intersectionality. Advocate and learn to fully grasp and embody the philosophy of the Independent Living movement and promote equal rights for all people with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Youth Services Advocate

Bilingual (English/Spanish required)

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with young adults to create and/or review Independent Living Plan by identifying goals and objectives within a month of referral.
  • Provide peer counseling, skills-training, service coordination, self-advocacy and social recreation services to individuals enrolled in Stavros Youth Service Programs.
  • Co-facilitate and facilitate group skills training, social recreational, community advocacy sessions/events with young adults who identify as having a disability.
  • Provide education, training, and support to parents of transition age youth through quarterly groups and individual meetings.
  • Research and identify community resources consistent with the needs of young adults receiving services.
  • Conduct outreach activities to identify young adults eligible for Youth Services.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as determined by supervisor. This can include but not limited to staff trainings, meetings with contract holders, needs for advocacy and such things that provide opportunities to young adults who identify as having a disability to engage in educational and advocacy efforts to further their understanding of disability rights.
  • Assist with other duties within the youth services department when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Advocate must have personal experience with disabilities and have an ability to relate to individuals on a one-to-one basis, as well as in a group setting.
  • They should possess good written and verbal communication skills; easily establish rapport with other people; have or develop a knowledge of the transition process for young adults with disabilities; and be totally committed to the ideas of independent living and equal rights for all people.

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Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

READ THIS MESSAGE If you are interested in WORKING as a

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT (PCA)  !

Important Message for people interested in becoming Personal Care Attendants (PCA): Stavros does NOT hire Personal Care Attendants, people with disabilities are responsible for hiring their own PCAs.

A good place to connect with People with Disabilities looking for PCAs is at the Massachusetts Workforce Council  where you may apply for PCA work https://www.masspcadirectory.org/

For more information on how to use the Mass. PCA Directory read their Frequently Asked Questions here