Support Counselor

Location: Chevy Chase, MD

Department: Personal Supports

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Jubilee provides support services to adults who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities. We are looking for someone to assist Alycee* on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Although these are the basic hours, we are looking for someone to join the team of Alycee's supporters and to increase the pool of people who are ready to step in and help if someone else is unable to work. In addition, if hired, you could pick up extra shifts at other locations. 

Alycee lives in her family home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Candidates should have some experience assisting individuals with physical needs and should be capable of forming a positive, cooperative partnership with family members as you would be working out of a private family home.

While on duty, you would assist Alycee to work on her personal goals and getting out of the house to have fun and spend time with the people in her life. She is a very outgoing personal who has a long list of friends of all ages and abilities.

Alycee lives in a lovely home with her parents. Some part-time benefits apply, including paid leave, time and a half pay for holiday work, and some incentives including $500 vacation reimbursement after 2 years.

Requirements:

  • An outgoing, calm, communicative person with clear, easy-to-understand speech is necessary as speech and socialization are Alycee's biggest assets, and staff need to help her maintain and enhance these skills. The person should speak English fluently.  
  • Bachelor's degree in human service area strongly preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver excellent customer service in the family's home.
  • The person must be willing to respectfully assist with personal care, such as bathing, hair care, changing Attends, etc.
  • Several years experience preferred with adults who have developmental disabilities, preferably including individuals who have a physical disability and need assistance with all facets of personal care.
  • Ability to participate in internet/computer/phone activities with Alycee, e.g. helping her send emails, texts, Facebook posts, etc. She also enjoys playing computer games like Jeopardy. Intermediate skills in other technology, such as Word, Outlook, Excel, databases, online education, etc.
  • Must be able to lift.and transfer.
  • Due to the personal nature of care provided, e.g. helping bathe and dress in her bedroom, a female staff is required. This is called a BFOQ (bone fide occupational qualification) by the EEOC.
  • Because staff often cover for each other, you may occasionally be asked if you can work another time of the week, such as evenings. Because of that,
  • It would be helpful if you were familiar with the local area (Montgomery County, especially) and were comfortable driving a wheelchair van and assisting her while out.
  • Clean driver's license and at least 3 years driving experience.

Pay and benefits:
This position start at 16/hour with a Bachelor's degree.  Part-time benefits include dental, paid sick leave accrues immediately,  paid annual leave after a year, time-and-a-half for working holidays, vacation incentives and more.

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