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Help Wanted: City of New Bedford hiring Seasonal Building Custodian

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD SEASONAL BUILDING CUSTODIAN $12.43/HR DEPARTMENT OF FACILITIES AND FLEET MANAGEMENT Provides custodial and minor maintenance functions for municipal buildings. Performs custodial duties. Cleans, dusts, sweeps, buffs and washes floors; washes windows; changes light bulbs; polices grounds; sweeps sidewalks; mows lawns; removes snow and ice; maintains custodial equipment; empties waste receptacles; operates low pressure ventilating systems; orders …

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No matter what your language, JR computer is there to fix the problem!

By Jonathan Comey JR Oliveira has been fixing electronics for most of his adult life, but that doesn’t mean he’s done learning. He’s got a wall on the back of JR Computer in the business district on Acushnet Avenue covered with certification and course completion plaques, and the number is always growing. “You have to stay ahead of the game,” …

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12 Things To Do This Weekend (Mar. 24 – Mar. 26)

Well, while the weather will be rather pleasant this weekend in terms of temperature – from mid 40s to mid 50s – we’ll have rain, then rain and some more rain. The good news is that the rain will not be continual. We will have showers that will pas through and some periods of precipitation. We’re hardy New Englanders – …

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HELP WANTED: Southcoast Autism Center is hiring for Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) Therapists

Do you want to help a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder reach their fullest potential? The Southcoast Autism Center is hiring energetic, outgoing, and passionate individuals to become Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) Therapists. The Southcoast Center, located in Fall River and Fairhaven, provides intensive services to children aged 18 months to 6 years and after-school groups for school age …

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Faces Of New Bedford #95: Lee Heald

Meet Lee Heald, 63-year-old Director of AHA New Bedford. Lee moved to the area in the nineties to work at the Whaling Museum as the Vice President of Education and Exhibitions. During her time at the museum, she worked under a large grant that connected communities of whaling with the cultural institutions that collected the information on its history. This …

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HELP WANTED: Country Whip Inc., is seeking to fill two part-time positions

Country Whip INC is a family-owned, seasonal ice cream parlor & full service restaurant located off Route 105 in Acushnet, MA. We are seeking (2) part time (15-20 hrs/week) employees with the potential for more hours if they want it. We are looking for a candidate with flexible availability, with a mix of weekday and weekend shifts. Shifts run either …

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Monthly Access Dances Bring in 100+ Adults with Disabilities

The value of socialization and friendship is no surprise. Engaging with new people, creating friendships, interacting… it’s all part of how we learn, grow, and enrich our lives. This becomes especially true for our consumers, and other adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These individuals often do not have the same amount of social opportunities, nor events that cater to …

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Supported Employment Network Provides Meaningful Work and Loyal Employees

The mission and purpose behind Better Community Living is to provide opportunities that support independence for adults with disabilities. In order to fully accomplish this mission, BCL emphasizes the importance of integrating skilled individuals into the workforce. For more than 20 years, Better Community Living has collaborated with the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce to provide work opportunities through …

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Children’s Programs Provide Families the Tools to Succeed

The mission of Better Community Living is to support and enhance the lives of those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Though known for its quality services for adults, Better Community Living serves the unique needs of children with disabilities, and their families as well. The Children’s Program at BCL provides support to individuals ages 3-22, who are at home living …

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Shared Living: Friendship, Family, and Enhanced Quality of Life

At Better Community Living, Inc. (BCL), great emphasis is placed on offering integration, independence, and relationship building to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All of these are central to helping these individuals lead fulfilling lives. While BCL is known for providing homes to its consumers, the agency also offers another valuable option – Shared Living. Shared Living engages families …

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