RCM of Washington has provided services and supports in the District of Columbia since 1998 to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with a positive pathway toward Revitalizing Community Membership empowering independence and integration to their community.
Our unique approach provides those we support with the critical services they need to set attainable goals and develop action plans toward maintaining stable, safe and affordable housing, gaining sustainable employment and living the lives they want, within their community.
RCM of Washington, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
RCM of Washington seeks staff to provide in-home support in a structured, well-supported family environment for a nonverbal, engaging male in his 20s with autism and occasional challenging behaviors. Providing instructions using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) principles, communication, independent living, and social skills training are all key components to this position. A large part of the day involves community activities such as hiking, movies, bowling, reading at local libraries, and spending the day at the Ivymount Outreach Program, which provides training and support to this position from behavioral specialists. We offer full-time positions with availability to work nights and weekends. We also offer part-time positions.
Essential functions of the position include:
- Implement ISP goals and protocols
- Follow a behavior support plan
- Document on daily activities, goals and progress
- Follow seizure protocol
- Administer medication
- Provide instructions using ABA principles
- Effectively manage crisis situations, which may include physical aggression
- Participate in training as required
If selected for the position, you will be required to attend a one-week orientation session and complete Department on Disability Services’ Phase I training. This is during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM).
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
- At least 1 year of experience working with people with disabilities
- Associate’s degree, preferably in education, psychology, or related field
- Must be able to effectively read and write in English
- At least 21 years of age
- Valid driver's license
- Experience with ABA
- Ability complete appropriate documentation online
- Patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm with people
- Strong interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills
- Enjoys assisting with life skills (i.e. grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundering etc.)
- Ability to foster and teach new skills
- Dependability and punctuality
- Comfortable around dogs
- CPR/First Aid certifications (may obtain)
- Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
- Must be able to obtain a health certificate endorsed by a physician
- Must be able to lift weights of at least sixty (60) pounds
Applications will only be accepted via online submission. Please no telephone calls.