Adult Companion/Live in/Support in Lexington
This is a unique, salaried live in position with free rent for an active, organized, emotionally mature, honest and insightful female to live with a well rounded and outgoing 47 year old woman with Down Syndrome who works, lives in her own apartment, and has a life of her own. This is not a cookie cutter PCA (Personal Care Assistant) or room mate job but somewhere in between. It will challenge your creativity – and open endless possibilities for fun and adventure. It is, however, a job that needs focus, attention, and positivity. You provide support as appropriate, particularly with scheduling, gluten and lactose free diet and cooking, transportation, and attending medical appointments. She wants an exercise buddy, a companion, someone to “do things” with, whether watching TV, cooking together, taking a walk, or acting as a helper. She doesn’t want another mother. You will maintain a healthy, happy environment, and be a positive role model.
Is this you? Do you have the ability to work cooperatively as a team, treading the fine line between emotional, physical and caring support while recognizing that a 47 year old woman has the right to make her own choices? We want you both to be happy.
Her program (and your salary) is funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to enable/promote independent living.
Compensation includes salary plus free rent in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with washer and dryer, community pool, and shuttle to Alewife. Utility and food costs are shared. You will work with a support team involving DDS, parents, a private support broker, and financial management. Clear communication with client and team members is critical.
You must have a safe car, clean driving record, pass a background check, be a non-smoker. Please provide a resume and references. Contact for further, ample information and with any questions you may have. Covid 19 observance a must.