June 23rd, 2017

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ATI’s Shared Living Program in Search of Providers

We are looking for people with an open heart to join our Shared Living program as providers, people who are willing to open their homes and hearts to a new family member, and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Imagine how much richer your life could be if you made the choice to help an individual with disabilities find fulfillment in a family setting. Your care and kindness could open a new world for that person. Imagine the friendship, the laughter, and the stories you will share as you start the new adventure that is Shared Living.

What is a provider?

A Shared Living Provider is someone who opens their home and provides daily support and companionship to an adult with a developmental disability. A provider acts as a teacher, mentor, and friend, helping the person to live the most meaningful life imaginable.

Who would make a great provider?

Do you feel an inner calling to help improve the lives of those who need assistance to live as independent a life as possible? Then Shared Living might be right for you. We have empty-nesters, young couples, and families who have found joy in Shared Living. It’s an opportunity for all to develop meaningful connections, while bringing out the best in both the provider and the individual.

What are the responsibilities?

As a Shared Living provider, you’ll provide a safe and comfortable home environment. Everyone is different and may need different supports. Tasks you’ll provide support for may include, but are not limited to, meal preparation, medication administration, arrangement of and transportation to medical appointments, personal care, as well as helping them participate in the community.

How does ATI help?

As a Shared Living provider you will be an independent contractor with American Training. You will have training on a variety of topics including CPR & First Aid, good body mechanics, universal precautions and a host of other in-service training sessions. There will be a team of seasoned professionals including a Shared Living program manager, Shared Living case manager, and nurses, to work in conjunction with the provider to offer guidance and support.

What are the qualifications?

  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.
  • Providers must rent, lease or own a place to live, and have a room available.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred but not necessary.
  • All providers will be subject to a CORI check and finger printing.

What else should I know?

Providers receive a monthly tax-free stipend of between $1500 and $3000, depending upon the intensity of the member’s needs.

What do I do if I’m interested?

If you believe Shared Living is meant for you, contact Amy Fitzgerald at amyfitzgerald@americantraininginc.com or 978-423-2655.

If you are looking for placement for you or someone you know, please contact your local DDS office for more information.

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