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Working with us

At Citizen Advocates, we provide care for people in need of mental health treatment, addiction recovery or intellectual and developmental disabilities services. We devote our passion, energy and expertise to making peoples’ lives better. In fact, that is our organizational mission—Making Lives Better. We achieve this through a person-centered approach that supports each individual’s choices while focusing on a person’s whole health, not just the symptoms that brought them to us.

We’re offering:

a $500 sign-on bonus,
$16-22 per hour as a starting wage,
and a great benefits package.

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What you'll be doing

You are energetic, caring, creative, and enjoy being out in the community. As a Direct Support Professional, you will be providing residential, day and community habilitation to people living at home and within the community. You’ll encourage independence with activities and offer choices that the people we support find meaningful and valuable. Other duties include, but are not limited to, providing daily therapeutic and skill-building activities, recording daily documentation of services, and working as a team member to provide the highest quality of care and supports.

Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.

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We provide a variety of great benefits, including

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Generous paid time off
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Full medical, dental and vision benefits
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401k plan with employer matching contributions
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Tuition assistance
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Career advancement opportunities
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Discounts at some of our business affiliates
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As an employer of choice in our communities, we provide a culture of:

Communication

Listening honestly, respectfully, and thoughtfully to foster trust among ourselves and those we serve

Collaboration

Building bridges within and outside of our departments to ensure whole-person care

Valuing everyone

Everyone is valued and each of us plays an equally important role in our success

Ownership and Support

We are committed to making lives better; whatever the need may be and regardless of our titles, we work together to support one another

Thriving Together

By focusing on quality, whole-person care we contribute to our success and the success of those we serve, truly making lives better

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North Country life

Our locations are perfect for people who enjoy all the seasons and being outdoors. We have several mountains nearby for those who like hiking, four-wheeling, skiing, and snowmobiling. We also have a number of nearby lakes for those that enjoy fishing, boating or kayaking. For those who enjoy a taste of a big city with a wealth of shopping and entertainment opportunities, Montreal, Canada is only a short hour drive away. And, our communities offer a quality of life and cost of living that is great for families.

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Meet Marc

Marc has been with Citizen Advocates since 1991 when he started as a Community Residence Aide, working his way up the ranks in a variety of direct care positions. Today, he is the Associate Director of Community Living, which provides over 200 safe, stable residential opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and for others who are at risk of homelessness. In addition, he also has responsibility for the Family Support Services program.

Marc feels a deep connection to his work at Citizen Advocates. “Leaving here for me would be like leaving my family and my home,” he explains. “I want to continue to support the individuals that I have over the past 30 years and get to know a few more. I want to continue to support and hopefully mentor our next generation of staff here.” When he’s not working, you can catch Marc enjoying photography, kayaking, music or you will see him at music festivals throughout the country.

Citizen Advocates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.