Direct Support Professional/Community Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512173-708045
    • Job Location: Rockville, MD
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 21, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Outcomes Service has openings for Full-time and On-Call positions. This is an entry level position assisting adults with disabilities in the community. Responsibilities include: helping people to learn basic skills with cooking, budgeting, and household chores (cleaning charts, grocery shopping). Assisting people in accessing educational or recreational opportunities in the community (movies, museums, live shows, sporting events, karaoke, physical fitness). Connecting people to community resources such as medical, housing or transportation. Provide job coaching for individuals placed on a job with emphasis on maximizing job accommodation. This position requires driving and an acceptable driving record. A strong desire to see success with those we serve is highly desired. The hours vary and will include some evenings and weekends.

Experience and Skills:

Must have an Associate's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Special Education, or closely related field. Six months experience as a Job Coach or similar position, preferably working with individuals with brain injury, neurological impairments, and developmental disabilities. Direct work experience may be substituted for educational requirements. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Computer literacy is required.

Additional Requirements:

Must have the ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge about disabilities, including disability and privacy laws. Ability to communicate effectively with consumers and staff, exhibit effective customer service skills, promote consumer self-advocacy skills and counseling skills. Ability to provide well-written and comprehensive documentation. Must be highly organized, able to demonstrate effective time management skills. Must be able to work with a team and support team members.