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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-12-2019

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6 PAWTUCKET JUNE 12-18, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION message in water bottles and hand- ing them out to the community. She also volunteered as an after-school helper, organizing students into their homework and after-school clubs, and making sure they have a snack. Additionally, she has worked as a student ambassador, giving tours to parents and upcoming students, as well as recruiting for applications to attend Blackstone Academy. 2019 Humanitarian Award – Paris Fisher Fisher is described as kind, intel- ligent, respectful, caring, positive, resourceful, humble, committed, empathic, selfless, dedicated and the best promoter of anything Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley. He has been a fixture of the city since childhood. He grew up here, and though he experienced some negative influences, "he chose to rise above them and endeavor to devote his time, love, and energy to improv- ing not only the environment, but also the young people who inhabit our city," states a release. The 1990s hip-hop artist with a shop in The Grant building has trans- formed into an artist, designer, spo- ken word poet, youth social worker, and missionary. He has been a con- sultant for the Pawtucket Prevention Coalition's youth programming for more than a decade now, and he brings his skills and personal influ- ence to disadvantaged, at-risk, and first-generation youth. He always has a new idea to get youth involved with positive goals through innova- tive arts projects, say those who awarded him the honor. TEENS From Page 2 Shared Living Provider For more information, please contact Carole Graves Outreach Coordinator | 401-406-1882 Shared Living Providers are contractors who open their homes to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to provide living arrangements and assist with life skills development and community integration. The Provider ensures a welcoming environment and integrates the individual into their normal routine and day to day life activities. Minimum Qualification: Background checks and home inspections will be done. Shared Living Provider must also agree to provider and contractor agreement. Provider must also: Be 21 years of age or older; and have valid driver's license; safe driving record; auto insurance; high school diploma or GED. Responsibilities: Provide an environment where an individual will feel welcomed; supported; and encouraged; nutrition based on individual needs; guidance and/or assistance with personal hygiene skills; guidance and/or assistance with selection and purchasing of clothing and accessory needs; guidance and assistance with money management; guidance and assistance with maintenance of community relationships; assistance with coordination of day services including employment; ensure the provision of 24 hour support; use of own vehicle for medical, recreation, etc. Seven HillS Ri / CHilDRen'S PRogRamS HBTS/aBa WoRKeR $15/HR — PaRT-Time HoURS Provides direct behavioral therapy to individuals ages 3 to 21, role modeling/training to parents/families, and support the child and family by promoting individualized, person centered, service delivery which meets all identified needs of the child & family. The professional provides assistance to the child with self-help & self-care as well as teaching of social & safety skills when applicable. Ongoing communication and data reporting to clinicians and coordinators regarding the approved program. PeRSonal aSSiSTanCe anD SUPPoRT SeRviCeS Provides personal assistance and support per the approved PASS plan to enhance the ability of children with special health care needs to live and participate as valued family and community members, thereby fostering their independence. Plan implementation of goals includes the areas of accomplishing activities of daily life, making self preserving decisions and participating in social roles and social settings. Seven HillS Ri / aDUlT PRogRamS adult Residential and Day programs Direct Support Staff- full-time, part-time, and per-diem - provides assistance to adults in their homes and communities with activities of daily living and participation in work and recreation. Positions available statewide Must be at least 19 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent and minimum two years experience working successfully with children/adults in a special health care setting, education selling or recreation setting. Must have transportation. View positions details at: AA/EOE Career oPPortunitieS

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