Hampshire County Caregiver Opportunity
Pathlight is seeking a person, couple, or family in (or near) Hampshire County to share their home with “J.”
Though shy at first, once J. gets comfortable, she is a very friendly. Prior to the pandemic, she attended her day program at Riverside Industries in Easthampton and was an appreciated and hardworking dishwasher at her full-time job at Amherst College. Although there is some flexibility, our priority is to find a future home for J. with those locations and established community connections in mind.
As most people who know J. can tell you, she is quite the artist. She enjoys painting, drawing, and spending her down time working on color therapy books. As often featured in her artwork, J. LOVES and is fascinated by aquatic life. Aside from anything under the sea, she finds happiness in being involved in the happenings around her. From being your errand buddy or helper to your walking companion, J. is just content to participate and be included in outings or activities – big or small.
J. has lived with children and pets in the past, so a home with either is fine. Although she is used to a family dynamic, she could adjust to a different type of household setup as long as there was flexibility and engagement on her care provider’s part. Ideal candidates would have skills in working with individuals with developmental disabilities (though not required), be able to establish clear and consistent routines, set reasonable limits, and provide structure. J. does sometimes need a helping hand when dressing or bathing, so there would need to be a female in the home available to assist her when need be. An open heart, patience, reliability, maturity, and flexibility are required.
Caregivers receive a generous, annual tax-free stipend, respite, and ongoing support from Pathlight’s team.
If interested in this rewarding opportunity (OR know someone who might be a good fit) email FamilyBasedLiving@PathlightGroup.org or visit https://www.pathlightgroup.org/programs-and-services/shared-living/ to fill out a Shared Living interest form.