Day Habitation Community Specialist

Midland Adult Services - Branchburg, NJ (30+ days ago)


This is a part time position (up to 28 hours a week)

4 days/week - 8:30am -3:30pm

The Community Specialist provides personal care and skill development training for participants in the day habilitation program. This person supports personal choice, self-advocacy, and full community inclusion. This person works towards the attainment of each participant’s goals and completion of all required documentation. The Community Specialist reports directly to the Program Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with all Midland staff
  • Teach and implement groups, as assigned within the day habilitation program
  • Provide personal care and assistance to all participants consistent with their needs
  • Understand and be able to implement behavioral treatment plans, as needed
  • Assist in toileting, lifting and transferring of participants
  • Assist in the development of the weekly activity schedules and community based activities, based on individual preferences and needs
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner, focusing on complete and accurate information
  • Participate in service plan or IDT meetings, as needed or appropriate
  • Assure that all program areas are clean, organized and prepared for daily activities
  • Assist participants with the transition to and from the day habilitation program
  • May require transportation/driving of participants to community activities
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Program Manager

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record (driver's abstract will be performed prior to hire).
  • Proactive, energetic and professional demeanor.
  • Prior experience working with intellectually and/or developmentally disabled individuals highly preferred.
  • Self motivated and work well in a team environment.
  • Patience, persistence and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving support.
  • Must be able and willing to complete all required Division of Developmental Disabilities training and successfully maintain the required training(s) throughout tenure.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, must have excellent command of the English language.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Experience:

  • direct support: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • valid driver's license (Required)
  • clean driving record (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)