Overnight Home Care for Special Needs Young Woman

Looking for caregivers for an almost 24-year-old woman with intellectual disability, autism spectrum and epilepsy in Belmont.

Caregivers are needed for sleeping overnight shifts, 9:00pm to about 9:00am, on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Thursday. Being available for backup shifts would be very helpful too.

Here’s a brief description of the job:

  • Build relationship with young woman
  • Overnight: make sure she stays in bed, watch for seizures, administer seizure protocol when needed
  • Provide assistance with basic daily routines (dressing, grooming, personal hygiene)
  • Communicate with family and team

Might also need to provide:

  • Supervise her bedtime routine
  • Give medications
  • Structure and encourage activities at home and in the community
  • Set limits and redirect
  • Encourage appropriate verbal communication and behaviors

We are ideally looking for candidates with the following experience and qualities:

  • Need to be comfortable with person having seizures
  • Be kind, compassionate, and passionate about helping people with disabilities
  • Be enthusiastic and energetic
  • Experience with children with special needs and/or adults with disabilities
  • Must have own transportation
  • Bachelor’s degree completed or near completion
  • Non-smoker
  • One-year commitment required, two -year commitment preferred

Salary is hourly ($20-$25 per hour), commensurate with experience. We are hoping to fill this position as soon as possible. If interested, please send resume to info@pjreindeer.com

Childcare in East Arlington

We live in East Arlington with two children (ages 8 and 5). We are looking for someone to provide around 16-22 hours per week of childcare/oversight of expected remote learning. We will need someone available primarily on Mondays and Wednesdays (exact schedule TBD). We are looking for someone with childcare experience, additional background in child education/teaching a plus!

We are a fun, loving, respectful family. We have formed wonderful relationships with past caregivers. We are looking for someone with good references who can help our house run smoothly and will care for our kids. Following appropriate infection control guidelines outside of work will also be important.

Start date? Flexible, but late August/early September ideal Pay? Anticipate $20+ per hour, commensurate with experience. We are willing to work with the right candidate (regarding specific hours/pay/responsibilities).

Contact: Jamie.kirsch@tufts.edu