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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS + ABILITIES:
- 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