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Caregiver Opportunity Available in Hampshire County

Hampshire County Caregiver Opportunity

Pathlight is seeking a person 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. She attends her day program at Riverside Industries in Easthampton during the week. Although there is some flexibility, our priority is to find a future home for J. with this location 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. likes animals and has lived with them in the past, but she will need some one-on-one attention so a home without children is best. Ideal candidates would have skills in working with individuals with developmental disabilities, 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) visit https://pathlightgroup.org/programs-and-services/shared-living/ to fill out a Shared Living interest form or 413-731-4545.