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Current Open Positions
Community Employment Specialist - Assists people receiving services in obtaining and retaining competitive employment based on their strengths, preferences and needs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Adheres to ASPIRO policies and procedures. Promotes, encourages and supports the creation of opportunities for people with disabilities to reach goals, connect community, and achieve independence.
Treats people with disabilities with dignity and respect and expects staff, volunteers and students to do the same. Develops individual employment goals and objectives through a written case plan. Conduct initial assessment to determine client appropriateness for community based supported employment. Develops relationships in the business community for program marketing, including performing job site surveys to identify potential businesses in which to place clients according to their interests. Conduct task analysis of client job duties and responsibilities. Provide on site training and utilize fading techniques to withdraw from site when appropriate; promote use of natural supports in the workplace. Provide ongoing support to the client at the work site based on the individual needs of the client to promote job retention, including negotiating work related issues with employers such as schedule, site modification, etc. Coordinate and provide ongoing communication with parents, residential providers, DVR counselors, social workers, etc. to provide information on client status on the job. Full-time, 40 hours per week, flexible schedule, including occasional nights and weekends. Early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Normal hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Project SEARCH Career Specialist - responsible for providing on site vocational training, functional skills development and job coaching to program interns enrolled in Project SEARCH and/or competitive job. This position also involves Job Development for interns to obtain competitive employment within one year of completing their internships. This position is a contributing member of the CORE team of professionals as determined by the Project SEARCH (PS) model. This position will provide services in a manner which allows each young adult to be treated with respect, dignity and allows for individual success. Successful physical examination/TB test required, and must provide documentation of immunizations required to work in a hospital setting. Full time, 40 hours per week, generally 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. however must be able to work flexible hours, including early mornings, late afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Food Service Assistant - responsible for assisting in the preparation of meals, maintaining high standards of quality food production and portion control, using standardized recipes. Part-time, 20-25 hours per week, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Program Instructor - Provides instruction, support and supervision to assigned clients. Plans daily and monthly activities for assigned clients using their Person Centered Plans. Makes necessary preparations to carry out all activities, including work, classes and community outings. Assists clients during arrival and departure with deboarding and boarding busses, vans and other vehicles. Reports client absences to appropriate Service Coordinator. Provides instruction, assistance and supervision for assigned clients in areas such as: activities of daily living, work, leisure-time, recreation, sports, socialization and all other areas identified in their Person Centered Plan. Assists clients with daily personal care as needed including toileting, showering, nail care, tooth brushing, feeding assistance, and incontinent care. Safely transports clients to community activities by driving ASPIRO vehicles, which includes operation of wheelchair lifts. Assists in maintaining a neat, clean and safe environment by cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and wiping floors, wiping tables and counters, shampooing furniture and performing general housekeeping as needed. Creates an environment that supports learning and positive social interactions and relationships. Provides individualized attention, which encourages each client's ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. Practices crisis prevention and intervention. Full-time, 40 hours per week, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Respite Care Worker - provide respite for families needing a break from caring for their family member with special needs. Provide specified care per families for assigned clients. Set your own hours- schedules vary depending on families' needs Choose clients from a variety of age groups. Support individuals with varying types and levels of disabilities. Currently looking for in-home care for children and adults. Hours needed - late afternoon hours, evening hours, weekends, before/after school, early dismissals and days off of school.
Home Support Worker - works cooperatively with the person receiving services through the Residential Options Program (ROP), providing needed support for people living in their own residence. Essential function of the job include: supporting assigned individual(s) in all areas of Activities of Daily Living including, but not limited to: self-care, housekeeping, money management, shopping, menu planning, meal preparation, laundry, medical/dental and other appointments, transportation, religious opportunities and leisure-time/recreation. Part-time, 12 hours per week, Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday and Saturday. Evening hours on Monday and Wednesday. Hours may vary.