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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Direct Care Workers

Company: National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

Description
Are you looking for a change? Are you looking for an opportunity to be a part of a team that “Makes a Difference?”

The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to special needs populations. We are interested in people having a desire/compassion to work in human services, people willing to "Make a Difference" in the lives of others.

We are currently accepting applications for following Direct Care positions:
- Residential Counselor (Adolescents or Adults)


Residential Counselor and positions start at $8.50/hour, with increased starting rates for experience and education.

Residential Counselor
{working with Youth in Transition (YIT) or adult (DDA/CBAI - Baltimore or Laurel area) Residential Services programs}

POSITION TYPE: Hourly
Full-time, Part-time, or per diem
HOURS: Work hours are week days between 3:00 pm & 9:00 am. & all day on weekends.
MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS.

Responsibilities:
- Provides supervision, counseling and other residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential environment while following a specific treatment plan.
- Administers medication.
- Provides documentation of all activities and issues that occur during the shift.

Requirements
Qualifications/Requirements:
§ Must be 21 years of age or older.
§ Counseling & crisis intervention skills required.
§ Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Experience/Training:
§ Minimum High School Education or GED.


§ One year experience working in the behavioral science or similar field and working with individuals with developmental disabilities is strongly preferred.

The following trainings are preferred, for Residential Counselor positions:
- CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration.
- All training mandated by the COMAR regulations, such as: Principles of Behavior; Characteristics and Needs of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Communication; Communicable Diseases; Community Integration and Inclusion; Values,Outcomes and Fundamental Rights of Individuals Directed Oriented Outcome Planing; Management of Disruptive Behavior; Seizure Disorder Training and Supporting Individuals and Families in Making Choices.
Requires successful completion of all DDA and NCIA required trainings.

Must be available to attend required training classes during regular business hours.

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If you are looking for a great opportunity and not just a job, come see what NCIA has to offer. For fulltime positions, we offer competitive pay, a convenient Baltimore County locations, free parking, and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, retirement, tuition reimbursement and vacation, sick and personal time off. Please visit our website at www.ncianet.org for additional information.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates should submit application and/or resume to L. Dow. Please reference the Job ID number and the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
§ Apply directly through Career Builder.
§ Fax information to 410-597-9656.

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