Awake Overnight

Responsibilities Include:

  • Primary responsibility includes overseeing the specific protocols for individuals requiring care and monitoring during overnight hours
    • Includes constant supervision and monitoring during overnight hours
    • Includes accompanying individual to the hospital in the event of an emergency or seizure
    • Includes providing physical assistance with transfers and toileting during the night
    • Includes being responsible for evacuation during emergency or drill
  • Assisting the core members as they rises and prepares for their work day each morning and assisting with showering, and personal care at night.
    • Ensuring safety
    • Adhering to L’Arche philosophy of ‘doing with/not for
  • General monitoring of the home where 5 people with developmental disabilities (core members) live along with several other live-in care-giver assistants.
    • Including assisting core members if in distress
    • Monitoring those who require sleep devices to ensure their proper use.
    • Assisting core members as needed throughout the night for health and personal care
  • Carrying out any other duties, including clerical, cleaning, laundry, making lunches, etc. as assigned by the Head of House
  • The person holding this role will be expected to familiarize themselves with the philosophy of L’Arche and be capable of living this philosophy in all aspects of the role as well as become familiar with and adhere to the L’Arche Boston North Employee Handbook and all policies and procedures therein.
  • The person holding this role will be directly supervised by the Head of House at L’Arche Boston North’s Pat House with additional supervision provided by the Boston North Leadership Team as warranted.

Minimum Requirements

  • CORI and national finger print background checks
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Complete Fire Safety Training within 60 days of employment and annual Human Rights/ DPPC training
  • Physical Requirements
  • Independently lift 50lbs while standing
  • Navigate stairs independently without assistance
  • Hear and respond to an alarm during the night (if providing overnight coverage)
  • Shovel emergency evacuation walk-ways in the event of snow
  • Provide physical hands on support to individuals during evacuation; this includes using a wheelchair, rolling bed or providing physical assistance
  • Independently ensure a safe evacuation for core members in under 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, or stand for more than 15 minutes at a time to support core members to perform ADL’s. This includes; hands-on assistance with showering and bathing, personal hygiene, dressing, and meal preparation
  • Hours and Compensation
  • Regular rate of pay is set above the Massachusetts minimum wage rate and is based upon experience and relevant certifications.
  • Asleep or on call rate of pay is set at the Massachusetts minimum wage rate.
  • Your earned compensation will be paid on a bi-weekly basis
  • You are a non-exempt employee, and are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a week. In accordance with state laws, your overtime rate is based on a blended regular rate of pay, which is calculated based on your total compensation/total number of hours worked/per week.