Assist individuals with intellectual disabilities in their community. Services to these individuals may occur in their own homes or in their natural family homes. Support of these individuals will include a variety of tasks and activities. Creative problem solving and interpersonal skills are essential elements to this position. Support Staff will attend the necessary meetings related to their support activities and obtain required training to complete their daily responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications: One year direct care experience with individuals with developmental disabilities. OR Bachelor’s degree in a related human services field including special education, psychology, social work, or applied behavior analysis. A well qualified candidate will demonstrate Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in these areas:
Ability to teach basic daily living skills.
Ability to provide personal care.
Knowledge of basic family dynamics.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, their families, case managers, and the general public.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting laws, rules, and policies within the Department of Developmental Disabilities
Ability to express ideas succinctly, both orally and in writing.
Commitment to be sensitive to the family atmosphere and ability to communicate clearly with the family and the individual.
Commitment to individual rights and individuality of the person being served.
Ability to work independently
Knowledge of professional boundaries within the home environment
Timeliness of paperwork and basic understanding of documentation
Training and other Requirements
Maintain CPI, CPR, HWC and First Aid
Pass a criminal history review and background check with clean driving record
Successfully complete agency trainings
Attend workshops to further professional growth
Familiarity with and access to smart phone technology
This particular position requires the use of a personal, reliable vehicle, as you will be on the road often, in addition to a clean driving record.
Must also be comfortable working in the client’s home.