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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Shared Living Provider - Springfield

Job Code
Date Posted September 11, 2018
Program Shared Living Provider - Springfield
Hours / Week 0
Description

Experienced, trauma-informed Shared Living Provider sought in the Springfield area for a gentleman experiencing life as an individual who has an Intellectual Disability.  This gentleman enjoys fishing, and visiting with friends.  He would do best in a home with only one other person, as he requires a high-level of behavioral support and attention.  The right candidate is team-minded, communicates very effectively, is patient, empathic, and able to manage redirection of physical aggression.  A very generous tax-free stipend, and respite budget will be afforded to the successful candidate.

For more information, please contact HCRS Program Development Manager Tracy Jackson at 802-886-4567 x.2781 or tjackson@hcrs.org.

HCRS is a private non-profit community mental health and developmental services center serving residents of Windham and Windsor counties.

Required Skills
Education
Location Springfield, VT
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