CNA - Freeland Street

Hyde Park, Boston, MA, USA Req #1716
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Mission Statement: Our Mission is to increase the independence of adults who face challenges presented by developmental disabilities by teaching developmental skills and providing high-quality services and opportunities for growth.  

Job Summary: The CNA provides specialized direct care services for assigned individuals.  

Supervisory Responsibilities: None. 

This is a non-exempt position.

Essential Functions of Position:

·        Work cooperatively with staff and program participants as assigned to implement objectives and therapeutic activities that support Individual Service Plan goals.

·        Ensure that the program participants’ needs are met and communicated with program staff and treatment team according to regulations and prescribed need.

·        Coordinate personal care schedule for program staff to meet all the needs of the program.

·        Utilize training in personal care needs to engage individuals.

·        Perform personal care functions for individuals with disabilities, including changing, toileting, feeding, and laundry.

·        Demonstrate proficiency with the use of electronic database, email, electronic record keeping and online training systems.

·        Use adaptive equipment and mechanical lift systems competently as per training and supervision to facilitate the movement and lifting of physically disabled individuals for personal care assistance.

·        Train individuals to increase independent functioning in self-care and activities of daily living related to personal care, including personal hygiene, grooming, and eating.

·        Provide required documentation for individuals’ activities for each day.

·        Report medical and health concerns to LPN, RNs and Program Directors and provide emergency interventions.

·        Participate in the development and implementation Individual Service Plans as a member of the Residential Services team. 

·        Attend staff meetings, treatment team meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and seminars as required to develop skills and information for program operation.

·        Ability to operate accessible vans equipped with lifts.

·        Deliver all services to all program individuals at all times with respect and dignity in accordance with human rights training, DDS regulations for human rights, and Bay Cove standards.

·        Other duties as assigned by the R.N., L.P.N., or Program Director.


·        High School degree

·        Two years of job experience in a training program working with this population and/or Associate Degree in human services related field preferred

·        Certification as Nurse’s Aide required.

·        Maintain required training certifications including C.N.A., C.P.R., First Aid and M.A.P.

·        Maintain valid driver’s license.

Personal Characteristics:

·        Ability to assist adult men and women of various ages with physical, intellectual, psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities.

·        Ability to assist people with mobility impairments as needed.

·        Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Professional Characteristics:

·        Ability to take direction from supervising staff and complete assigned duties.

·        Coordinate and provide direction around personal care needs and scheduling to program staff.

·        Ability to engage individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities and support their skills development towards self-determination and independence.

·        Ability to learn new skills and apply techniques and information learned in training.

·        Ability and physical capacity to perform physical care tasks to assist people with mobility impairments as needed utilizing safety protocols and approved techniques.

·        Knowledge of human rights principles and demonstrated ability to treat individuals with developmental and physical disabilities with respect and dignity.

·        Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as a member of a service delivery team.

·        Ability to negotiate and resolve differences.

·        Ability to be flexible, open and responsive to the needs of the program and program participants.

Other details

  • Job Family C.N.A.
  • Job Function 9B
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.14
Location on Google Maps
  • Hyde Park, Boston, MA, USA