Sidekick – Direct Care Support

Website Yellow House Community

Yellow House Community (YHC) is a family-style intentional community located in the walkable village of Middlebury, Vermont in a beautiful, historic yellow house. YHC is designed to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) with safe, residential family households, meaningful vocation, and the assistance needed to continue developing skills, interests, and relationships. Yellow House encourages, supports, and celebrates the unique abilities of every individual. We do so with the intention of providing a meaningful adult life for all of our participants and staff. Our culture is one of deep respect, kindness, love, and fun.

YHC is a licensed Therapeutic Community Residence (TCR), recognized by the State of Vermont, and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our residents (referred to fondly as “Friends”) have diagnoses including Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are seeking compassionate, energetic staff (Sidekicks) to join our team. We are looking for team players who are patient, reliable, and love to have fun.

We are looking for Evening Sidekicks (FT/PT; Shift hours: 3 pm-9pm) to collaborate with Program Director and other Sidekicks to assist Friends with nighttime activities and routines. Evening Sidekicks guide Friends in dinner preparation, games, exercise, social outings, household chores, personal/hygiene care, and bedtime routines. Evening Sidekicks enjoy a laid-back, evening vibe with plenty of opportunities for connection and fun with our residents.

The Overnight Sidekicks (PT; Shift hours; 9pm-7am) are responsible for the overnight care and supervision of a dwelling’s four young adult residents. The Overnight Sidekick sleeps at Yellow House and awakens to respond to Friends’ needs and emergencies. A typical night involves the Overnight Sidekick waking up for one ten-minute session.

Daytime positions also a possibility. Please inquire for more information.

* Ability to perform well in an environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, teamwork, and resourcefulness
* Passion for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
* No previous education requirement – direct care experience preferred
* Minimum 18 years of age
* CPR certification required (training provided)
* Background Check required
We seek staff members with special, unique talents to share with our residents, such as music, agriculture, arts and crafts, sports, cooking, etc.

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