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Program Assistants – Special Needs

Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you driven by a desire to give back and make a difference wherever you go? If so, we have full-time, part-time, and per diem opportunities that might be a fit for you! Shifts vary from 8am-5:30pm.

We are seeking Program Assistants to work with young adults with Special Needs in our Vocational Life Skills Training Center.

Our ideal candidates will be kind-hearted, caring, patient, and possess strong interpersonal skills, which include the ability to effectively relate and communicate with our program participants. He/She/They will be an active participant in our vocational and social programs.

How You’ll Help Us Be Successful:

  • Ensures safety of program participants while at program sites
  • Facilitates vocational training, social, and recreational activities for participants on a daily basis
  • Reports significant incidents to Supervisor(s) as they occur
  • Prompts participants to interact appropriately with peers and with all persons in program, and at site
  • Appropriately completes all required documentation
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and personally ensure that their attendance is scheduled per deadlines
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor(s)

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • Communication skills including strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to speak, read, and write effectively
  • Ability to maintain HIPAA confidentiality and exercise discretion when discussing clients
  • Demonstrate detail orientation
  • Exhibit patience, initiative, enthusiasm, adaptability, and resourcefulness
  • Reliable and team player
  • Able to effectively develop and document behavior management protocols
  • Good oral and written communication skills required


  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred but not required
  • Willingness to transport participants in agency van/ bus is preferred but not required

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