Awake Overnight Support Staff

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Department: Personal supports

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We are looking for two people to provide overnight supports at two locations:

  1. Condo in Kensington assisting two young men. The schedule is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  2. Home in the Colesville area of Silver Spring with three women. The schedule is  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

In the morning, the counselor assists with the morning routine. While on duty, you would assist with any needs that arise during the night, breakfast in the morning, medications, personal care, etc. We are looking for someone who ideally has several years of experience providing supports to people who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities, preferably some with people who are aging and/or have a history of challenging behavior.


  • H.S. diploma and several years experience in a related role.
  • For one setting, the staff MUST be female because you would be assisting a woman with toileting, dressing and bathing in her bedroom and bathroom. (This is what the EEOC considers a "bona fide occupational qualification.")
  • Because staff do much of their record-keeping online, track their training online, and complete online classes, intermediate computer skills are required.
  • Must be able to lift and assist with transfering at one location.
  • Must be able to remain awake throughout the night.

This position starts at 11.75/hour and comes with some part-time benefits.


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