Support Counselor, weekends

Location: Silver Spring

Department: Personal Supports

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Jubilee Association provides support services to people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities, helping them live in settings of their choosing and pursue their goals and dreams. We are looking for a person to offer supports to two young men in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The two young men who moved into their own apartment about a year ago. They are very outgoing and socially active. They are always out doing something exciting and fun and they need a support staff who will ensure that they get to their events and activities, such as working out at the gym, Special Olympics, church, dances, movies, piano classes, etc.

In addition, since they are new to having their own place, staff should help them with independent living skills, including menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking, taking care of their money, etc., as well as any other goals from their IP’s.

Hours are somewhat flexible working around the guys’ plans, 20 hours total every other Saturday and Sunday.

Requires: Drivers’ license, three+ years experience, clean driving record, own vehicle. Some related experience preferred, ability to complete required training, superb interpersonal and communication skills,

Compensation: This is a part-time position with some part-time benefits and pays up to $15.50/hour with a Bachelor's degree and experience.

 

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