Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

For more information on NEHD’s volunteer and employment opportunities, please contact us: info@nehd.org

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

New England Homes for the Deaf (NEHD), founded in 1901, is a non-profit life-plan community that offers a continuum of care for Deaf and Deafblind elders, including independent and supportive housing, short and long-term rehabilitation services, a skilled nursing community, respite and hospice care. NEHD is the only organization in the Northeast dedicated to serving both the residential and health care needs of Deaf and Deafblind elders.

We are a CMS 5-star facility in Danvers, MA with an outstanding reputation for exceptional care.

To get involved as a volunteer or intern at NEHD! Please fill out the online form below or click here to downlad a pdf file.

Please also submit the criminal background check form along with you application. Click here to download the CORI Request Form.

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Employment Opportunities

Full-time: 9:00am – 7:00pm, Monday – Friday, and every other weekend 11:00am – 7:00pm Flexible schedule

Part-Time: Monday, Friday, Weekends

Rate: $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Job Summary:

As an Activities Assistant you will work with the activities department providing fun, healthy activities to stimulate and entertain the residents at NEHD. This will include assisting in the sunroom and group outings and providing some individual assistance. Help provide interest and direction in tasks. American Sign language is needed for communicating with guests. ASL classes are provided onsite.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist with socializing guests in sunroom activities
  • Create and facilitate activities for residents
  • Invite and encourage residents to attend and participate in activities
  • Explain time, place and nature of activities as needed
  • Offer activity materials for residents to peruse activities/interests in/out of room as desired
  • Assist residents with activities as needed
  • Properly document each resident’s daily activity participation in the appropriate logs
  • Provide appropriate group and one-on-one activities for all residents
  • Assist in the transport of residents to activity locations
  • Copy and distribute activities schedule to residents
  • Set up activity areas
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Participate in offsite resident activities group outings
  • Attend outdoor events with residents on and off property
  • Willing to attend ASL classes weekly

What You’ll Need:

  • An attitude of respect and compassion towards all residents and staff.
  • Ability to communicate clearly using ASL.
  • Willingness to work weekends and Holidays, on occasion or regularly
  • Pleasant personality and ability to maintain a calm demeanor during excitable or emergency situations.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must be up to date with a Health Physical, Flu Vaccine and Covid-19 Vaccine.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture a plus. Staff must participate in free, weekly ASL classes on-site.

Full-time: 8-hour shifts, all shifts available.

Rate: $17.00 plus depending on experience.

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • CNA certification (Required)

Job Summary:

As a CNA you will provide excellent care to our resident deaf and deaf/blind patients in our long-term care nursing facility. You will assist the nursing staff as instructed by the Charge Nurse, providing basic care.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Does appropriate paperwork as instructed by the Charge Nurse
  • Responsible for and assists with Activities for Daily Living of residents, such as: shower or bath, shampoo and skin care, oral hygiene, foot care, whirlpool baths, incontinence care
  • Assists with any physical or emotional therapy as indicated by appropriate therapist. i.e. walk resident at specified time intervals
  • Assists in transporting residents to activities or appointments when necessary
  • Assists residents and Dietary Aides in dining room
  • Assists with light housekeeping duties
  • Informs Charge Nurse when house stock supplies are needed
  • Other care as deemed necessary

What you’ll need

  • Must be 18 years of age with a minimum of high school education and CNA Certification.
  • Willing to work weekends.
  • Good understanding of body mechanics in transferring residents.
  • Ability to perform community activities with residents.
  • Ability to stay calm in emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work independently.
  • Will be expected to attend all mandatory In-Service training and CNA meetings monthly.
  • Related prior experience helpful, however, on the job training will be provided to suit our special requirements.

Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture a plus. Staff must participate in free, weekly ASL classes on-site.

Part-time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rate: $15.00 depending on experience

Job Summary:

As a Dietary Aide you will provide nutritious meals for our resident deaf and deaf/blind residents in our long-term care, nursing facility. You will assist in the food preparation, setting tables and sanitation of dishes. Helping to provide a safe healthy environment and excellent customer service, with clear understanding of sanitary procedures.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist cooking staff with food preparation.
  • Set tables and serve meals to residents.
  • Rinse, scrape dishes immediately after use.
  • Use 3-step dishwashing procedures as posted.
  • Stack dishes/cups/glasses in dishwasher.
  • Put away dishes.
  • Wipe off all stainless-steel surfaces.
  • Sweep dish room and wet mop entire kitchen.
  • Deposit dishcloth and aprons in laundry room basket.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Clear understanding of sanitary codes.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • Ability to perform tasks as directed.

What you’ll need

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Clear understanding of sanitary codes.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.

Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture a plus. Staff must participate in free, weekly ASL classes on-site.

New Grads welcome to apply!

Full-time: 8-hour shifts, all shifts available.

Rate: $30.00- $34.00 per hour depending on experience

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

License/Certification:

  • LPN (Required)

What’s in it for you:

  • Opportunity to work for a small non-for-profit organization that serves a specialized population and promotes career development
  • Paid Time Off, paid Holidays,
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Pet insurance, 403B
  • Great opportunity to learn and grow with organization
  • ASL classes provided

Job Summary:

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will provide excellent care to our resident deaf and deaf/blind residents in our long-term care, nursing facility

What you’ll be doing:

  • Complies with all procedures and policies as developed by Director of Nursing Services.
  • Counts controlled drugs with off-going nurse.
  • Makes round of the unit with off-going nurse.
  • Takes report from off-going staff.
  • Makes out assignments for CNAs, including breaks and lunch.
  • Maintains charts and reports in proper order.
  • Assesses, administers medications and treatments to assigned residents.
  • Complies with all safe medication practices.
  • Documents via nurse’s notes at least weekly on long term care residents and every shift on Medicare A and managed care patients/residents.
  • Completes all assigned monthly summaries in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide guidance and support to other staff as needed.
  • Answer call lights immediately.
  • Delegation and supervision of ancillary staff to ensure assigned tasks are completed.
  • Ensures the highest possible quality of care always.
  • Completes incident reports when indicated.
  • Completes all admissions paperwork within 24 hours.
  • Is respectful, courteous, professional, and supportive of supervisors as well as those being supervised.
  • Make sure that all patient equipment is clean and functioning correctly every shift.
  • Is a problem solver and resident advocate.
  • Perform weekly skin checks.
  • Precept new staff members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Must be a licensed LPN, in good standing, in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Must be aware of DPH regulations governing such care.

Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture is a plus. Staff must participate in free, weekly ASL classes on-site.

New grads are welcome to apply!

Full-time: 8-hour shifts, all shifts available.

Rate: $31.00 – $38.00 per hour depending on experience.

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Vision insurance

License/Certification:

  • RN (required)

Summary:

As a Registered Nurse you will be responsible for the exceptional care of our Long-term patients, following medical orders and follow-up with physicians.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Complies with all procedures and policies as developed by Director of Nursing Services.
  • Counts controlled drugs with off-going nurse.
  • Makes round of the unit with off-going nurse.
  • Takes report from off-going staff.
  • Makes out assignments for CNAs, including breaks and lunch.
  • Maintains charts and reports in proper order.
  • Assesses, administers medications and treatments to assigned residents.
  • Complies with all safe medication practices.
  • Documents via nurse’s notes at least weekly on long term care residents and every shift on Medicare A and managed care patients/residents.
  • Complete all assigned monthly summaries in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide guidance and support to other staff as needed.
  • Answer call lights immediately.
  • Delegation and supervision of ancillary staff to ensure assigned tasks are completed.
  • Ensure the highest possible quality of care at all times.
  • Complete incident reports when indicated.
  • Complete all admissions paperwork within 24 hours.
  • Is respectful, courteous, professional, and supportive of supervisors as well as those being supervised.
  • Assure that all patient equipment is clean and functioning correctly every shift.
  • Is a problem solver and resident advocate.
  • Perform weekly skin checks.
  • Precept new staff members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Must be a licensed RN, in good standing, in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Must be aware of DPH regulations governing such care.

Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture is a plus. Staff must participate in free, weekly ASL classes on-site.

We will pay for your CNA certification!

Full-time: 8-hour shifts, all shifts available.

Rate: $15.50 – $17.00 per hour depending on experience

Benefits:

  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Job Summary:

As a PCA/HHA you will provide excellent care to our residents of our facility. You will assist the staff as instructed, by providing basic care to residents in the form of Activities of Daily Living and promoting the health and well-being of residents.

As a CNA you will assist the nursing staff as instructed by the Charge Nurse providing basic care. Transporting residents, activities of daily living, assist residents with activities and dietary needs.

What you’ll be doing as HHA:

  • Completes appropriate paperwork as instructed by the Charge Nurse
  • Assists with any physical or emotional therapy as indicated by appropriate therapist. i.e. walk resident at specified time intervals
  • Responsible for and assists with general personal care of residents, such as: shower or bath, shampoo and skin care, oral hygiene, foot care, whirlpool baths, incontinency care.
  • Accommodates residents where and when necessary, even if someone else’s assignment
  • Assists in transporting residents to activities or appointments when necessary.
  • Assists residents and Dietary Aides in dining room.
  • Assists residents with light housekeeping duties
  • Informs Charge Nurse or Supervisor when house stock supplies are needed

What you’ll need:

  • Good understanding of body mechanics in transferring residents.
  • Ability to stay calm in an emergent situation
  • Willing to work weekends
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to work independently
  • Related prior experience helpful. However, “on the job” training will be provided to suit our special requirements.
  • Must be 18 years of age with a minimum of high school education.
  • Ability to perform community activities with residents.

· Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf culture a plus. Staff must participate in free, weekly ASL classes on-site.

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New England Homes for the Deaf
154-160 Water Street
Danvers, MA 01923

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