Immediate Opening: Nonotuck Resource Associates is searching for a shared living provider(s) to live with a man in Williamstown/Northern Berkshire County who is blind and has developmental disabilities. Shared Living is an arrangement in which a caregiver lives with a disabled person to provide support, socialization and personal care. The shared living provider will have the option to live with this individual in his attractive centrally located 2-bedroom apartment in Williamstown or open their own home.
This person enjoys participating in a large variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. He is able to express his wants and desires, and has a good sense of humor. He enjoys taking walks, having picnics, going to restaurants, concerts, and local sports events.
The shared living provider(s) will receive an ample bi-monthly tax-exempt stipend with a generous provision for respite care. Nonotuck will provide training, supervision, on-call support and professional resources. The ideal candidate (a couple or a single person with a support network) will be energetic, cheerful, and interested in sharing an active and healthy life with this man. A background in social work, nursing, education or human services is advantageous. A fondness and familiarity with Williamstown/Northern Berkshire County areas, and all they offer, is desirable.