Salary: $19.00 – $21.00 per hour
Description: Providing supports to people living in apartments and houses in various areas of Atlantic County. Responsible for coordinating services, appointments and IHPs. Must be organized and be very familiar with the policies and procedures of The Arc as well as community organizations/programs such as Section 8 housing and Social Security. This is a highly independent position.
Must be very organized and able to multi-task. Ability to work independently a must. Must have very good writing skills. Position requires working one weekend day.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required, some college preferred, two (2) years of experience in direct care work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Communication Skills: Must be able to respectfully communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing with consumers, all levels of staff, family members and other persons in the community.
Judgment/Initiative: Must be able to use good judgment in dealing with consumer issues/emergencies, as well as staff related issues. Must work well independently and maintain a good working relationship with supervisor.
Working Conditions: Work is active and is performed within the consumer’s home as well as in the community. Lifting of heavy objects, or persons may be required. You may be required to drive large vehicles. You may provide individual support offered in a dignified fashion in the areas of toileting, showering, and any other areas of hygiene.
Essential Functions: Insure the overall health and safety of consumers and strive to have consumers understand and exercise their rights to the fullest extent possible. Provide training to consumers in the development of independent living skills including but not limited to, instruction in social skills, meal preparation, money management, sexuality, and hygiene.
- Valid New Jersey drivers license.
- Successful completion of all pre-service training, at time of hire, or within 3 months of employment.
- CPR and First Aid certification.
- Physical and negative Mantoux or chest x-ray