Adult Program seeks Assistant Supported Community Living Manager

January 9, 2019

Latham Centers is seeking qualified candidates for a new full-time managerial position in Adult Services; we’re hiring an Assistant Supported Community Living (SCL) Manager. The position reports to Greg Powers, who has worked at Latham since 2015 and has been instrumental in helping to expand Shared Living opportunities. Greg said he encourages anyone who enjoys working with individuals with special needs and wants to be part of a really great team to apply for the newly posted position.

The Supported Community Living program includes two distinct individualized models of care: Independent Living, in which an adult with disabilities lives alone but is supported by Latham staff part-time; and Shared Living, a home care model of support in which an adult with special needs is carefully matched with a caring individual, couple, or family who provides support to the individual within their home. The assistant manager will work with providers, clients, and the Adult Services management team.

“We’re seeking someone who has experience working with individuals with special needs, a passion for helping others, a positive attitude, is well-organized and communicates effectively,” Greg noted. “They will work as part of my team, ensuring the individuals we serve receive the best supports possible.”

For Greg, one of the highlights of the job is observing the development of long-lasting, happy relationships through Shared Living. “The individuals served have a sense of belonging, and they participate more fully in community activities.” Perhaps the best testament to Shared Living is Danny, who is featured in a recent video produced by Latham Centers and Shoreline Media Productions of Hyannis entitled “Making a Difference through Shared Living” (below).

The Assistant Supported Community Living Manager will plan and provide direct support to individuals served by Latham, coordinating support with Shared Living providers and/or with the individual being served; helping manage monthly financial needs, medical appointments, shopping, and other personal needs. The Assistant Manager will also help coordinate and complete Department of Developmental Services (DDS) documentation in support of the individual’s ISP and medication treatment plan. Job requirements include a bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, human services, or related field, plus one year as a supervisor or assistant manager (and/or experience in program development). Requirements also include a current valid driver’s license and the ability to handle adults in crisis safely, with compassion. To apply, click here