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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-13-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 13-19, 2019 NORTH SMITHFIELD 23 been trying to build a culture that we're going to be the only ele- mentary school in the district, so we want this to be a place where families feel welcome." While no plans have been laid out yet for the Halliwell campus, town officials have indicated they plan to maintain the property for the time being. Various ideas for the property have included the possible creation of a town-owned community center. Monday's ceremony, which is open to school families and alum- ni, will include the opening of a time capsule created by Claire O'Hara's class in 1996. Pam Authier, who has taught physical education and health at Halliwell for 28 years, recalled placing a bookbag in the capsule when it was sealed on the occasion of the town's 125th anniversary. Authier, who now teaches the children of her former students, said it's sad to see the end of a school that many thought would never close. "Bittersweet, that's how I phrase it. It's hard for a change," she said. SCHOOL From Page 21 marshal gala in September. Every year, the com- mittee selects one individual who has, without compensation, given of themselves above and beyond for the betterment of the community. The selection process for the 2019 grand mar- shal began with an open call for nominations in April. MARSHAL From Page 19 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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