Weekend Counselor

Location: Twinbrook Rockville, MD

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Overview

Jubilee Association of Maryland is a leader in providing innovative community residential services to 138 adults who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities in over 70 locations throughout Montgomery County, Maryland.  We provide supports for people to live in small group homes, in their own apartments, in houses owned by partner agencies,  and in houses that people own themselves.

Job Summary & Duties

We have a need for a weekend counselor to assist several young men in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The counselor starts Friday evening at 3  p.m., works the Friday evening shift until 11, sleeps overnight*, works all day Saturday, sleeps overnight, and works Sunday until 9 p.m. for about 38 paid hours for each weekend worked. Schedules are set up to be alternate weekends so that you have the opposite weekend to yourself. Obviously, this is not or everyone; devoting every other weekend to the people we support is a labor of love and a calling--not just a job.

While on duty, the counselor is working in place of the full-time Residential Counselor. The weekend counselor  helps the men carry out their social plans, assists if needed with money management, facilitates the running of the household including meals and routine cleaning, gives medication if needed, communicates with residents' family members and documents services provided.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of HS diploma and two year's related experience.
  • Ability to work well with and form positive relationships with participants and their family members, co-workers, employers, etc.
  • Willingness and ability to help the men connect with their friends and events and community groups.
  • Intermediate computer skills to complete online training, document services online, complete new hire orientation, check online timekeeping, check company email, etc.
  • Commitment to completion of a training regimen of approximately 60 hours within the first 90 days. Jubilee pays for the cost of the classes, as well as for employees' time in the classroom. Classes may occur online or in the classroom during day, evening and weekend hours. If you already have completed the classes, all the better!
  • Values congruent with our mission and philosophy of service.
  • Valid driver's license, at least 3 years' driving experience, clean driving record.

Pay and Benefits

This is a part-time position that starts at $12.20/hour and comes with some part-time benefits, including paid sick leave which accrues immediately, paid annual leave after one year, time-and-a-half for holiday pay, access to dental and retirement plans, vacation incentives, paid training, wellness plans, Employee Assistance Plan, AFLAC. 

*Sleeping overnight is not paid per Maryland Wage and Hour. If you need to get up at night to attend to someone, you will be paid for your time. If for some reason you must work more than three hours during the night, you will be paid for the whole night.

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