Mobile Respite Direct Care

Pittsfield, MA

Position is full-time in four days!

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide safe, intensely supervised, supportive therapeutic environment for adults needing respite services in home settings
  • Implement individualized treatment plans for each person served
  • Coordinate/collaborate with network of providers identified for each person served
  • Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLS).
  • Actively engage with and encourage participation of persons served in esteem building, recreational and therapeutic activities throughout their admission which are appropriate to individual’s unique stabilization needs.
  • Make careful observations regarding persons served behavior and emotional status and communicate this clearly and completely to the appropriate staff and in written materials.
  • Provide transportation when necessary to facilitate treatment plan.
  • Become directly involved assisting persons served with household management needs, i.e., laundry, meal preparation, household cleaning, grocery shopping.  Supervise participation in such activities when appropriate for level of stabilization needs.
  • Assist person served with establishing support system, connecting with family and community supports

Administrative Duties

  • Complete all paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
  • Participate in all relevant staff meetings, supervision and required trainings, i.e., OSHA, CPR, First Aid, etc.
  • Keep supervisor(s) well-informed and update all treatment team members on a regular basis.
  • Complete all tasks assigned which impact on the organized functioning of the program.

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide an atmosphere conductive to enhancing mental health and recovery in keeping with human rights of persons served.
  • Provide services in an energetic, enthusiastic manner.
  • Pay careful attention to working as a team member with other respite staff, members of the clinical team and other providers.
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner at all times in keeping with the quality of care expected by Brien Center.
  • Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs and assist other programs when assigned.
  • Report any incident regarding accidents, injuries and unusual events to program supervisor.
  • Follow all program/agency policies and procedures.


  • High school diploma/GED required, B.A. in related field preferred
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and a working automobile during shifts
  • Experience in residential and crisis intervention preferred


  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Working knowledge of computers