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“Great benefits including PTO, paid holidays, and lots of room for growth!”
Direct Support Staff
Under general supervision, an incumbent in this position is responsible for the safety and well being of adult program participants. Work requires patience, compassion, understanding and the desire to help individuals with disabilities become as self-sufficient as possible.
Duties may include implementing Individual Service Plans to assist the adult program participant in everyday life skills such as personal hygiene, utilizing public transportation, attending community activities and performing volunteer and paid work; and assisting adult program participants in performing tasks associated with those activities. Such assistance may require the incumbent to lift and position physically disabled adults. Based on work location, Adult Program Assistant receives general supervision and direction from the Adult Program Coordinators.
This position is classified as non-exempt and in accordance with the Federal regulations is eligible for overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week. Note: Overtime must be pre-approved and time off from work either paid or unpaid is not considered in determining hours worked in a week.
OTHER PERFORMANCE MEASURES
Successful performance on the job requires following safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to self or program participants, dress standards, proper attendance and leave policies and compliance with other policies set forth in the Employee Handbook. Creativity, initiative and effective problem solving is also important to the success of the incumbent.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED and prior experience working with people with intellectual disabilities. Must be at least 18 years of age. A special skill in cooking, weaving, gardening, textile, or fine arts is a plus.
St. Coletta is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and secondary disabilities. Our Adult Program, located in Alexandria and Rockville, offers adults with intellectual disabilities opportunities to participate in vocational and life skills training, community integration, recreational activities, and consultative services in order to achieve greater independence.
Posted date: 14 days ago