Direct Support Professional/Community Assistant - Special Needs

    • Job Tracking ID: 512173-727013
    • Job Location: Rockville, MD
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 05, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • 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
  • Providing job coaching for individuals placed on a job with an emphasis on maximizing job accommodations
  • This position requires driving within the community
  • The hours vary and will include some evenings and some weekends

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 and able to demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Must be able to work with a team and support team members
  • A strong desire to see success with those we serve is highly desired

Experience and Skills:

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