Support Services Specialist

Spring Dell Center, Inc. - La Plata, MD

Part-time$11 an hour
Company Overview

Spring Dell Center, Inc. is dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving their highest level of independence by providing support and employment opportunities for the quality of life they desire within their community. Our employees are responsible for providing the highest quality of individualized services. Our ultimate goal is to promote full community integration for individuals with disabilities.

Support Services Specialist

Hourly Salary: $11.06

Job Type: Non Exempt Part Time

Shift: Evenings and Weekends (must be able to work a flexible schedule)

Hours per pay period: 50

Location: LaPlata, MD

Responsibilities and Duties:
A part time position is available to an applicant with an interest in working with a very bright, hard-working and energetic young man with intellectual disabilities. This gentleman enjoys history and is able to recall a substantial amount of factual information. He enjoys grilling out and cooking, visiting museums and historic locations, and using the computer to research chosen topics. He excitedly participates in other activities like bowling, horse therapy, dining out, basketball and swimming. He enjoys getting out and being with others but has a preference for "quieter" events in the community. He hopes to make friends and build relationships with those around him.

We are searching for a person to serve as an active role model who welcomes a challenge; and the chance to enhance the life experience of others. The applicant will need to arrange an activity schedule based on a plan created by the young man according to what is important to him. An ideal applicant must be consistent and reliable, yet spontaneous when called for by an unusual situation. Candidate should be determined, organized, have the ability to schedule outings and activities, problem solve, show initiative and work independently. The person we are looking for must also be able to focus on the positive and redirect as needed, express positive language/social interactions, and demonstrate patience. Desired character traits include; being firm yet fair, positive and proactive.

Support Services Specialists provide hands-on assistance and support in the home and in the community. They are also responsible for using creativity to encourage self-advocacy, build independence and valuable life skills.

Duties Include but not limited to:
Coordinating and accompanying the person supported on recreational outings, shopping, medical appointments and other places of interest while ensuring active community involvement and engagement throughout the day/evening
Assist the Support Services Coordinator in program development, implementing goals, monitoring/documenting goal progress
Promote independence by assisting with activities of daily living including: cleaning, cooking, money skills,shopping, etc.

Minimum Requirements:
Experience working with disabled adults preferred, but not required
Ability to perform physical activities such as: pushing, pulling and lifting
Minimum 2 years driving experience
Valid US Driver's license with (2 or less) points on driving record
High School Diploma or GED
Basic Computer Skills

Benefits and Perks

Paid Training
Paid Travel Expenses
Paid Holidays
Health Insurance
403b Retirement Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Free $10,000 Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Direct Deposit
Annual Leave
Sick Leave
Military Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Bereavement Leave

Spring Dell Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer promoting a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.