Do you have a heart for people with a physical or intellectual disability?
Do you possess knowledge and understanding of human behavior, development, motivation and intellectual disabilities?
Do your skills lie in planning, implementing and evaluating programs and services for intellectually disabled Individuals?
Are you able to develop and maintain a working knowledge of Person Centered Thinking?
Are you available to work a flexible schedule that meets the needs of Individuals, provides for the supervision of direct service staff and/or family living providers to plan, implement and evaluate programs and services?
If you answered yes, perhaps a career in our Intellectual Disabilities Program is for you!
The Program Specialist assists in developing, implementing and evaluating services for intellectually disabled people by coordinating services and providing on site supervision for direct service staff and family living providers.
The ideal candidate should have experience in the field and will be trained to have a working knowledge of the Pennsylvania Public Welfare Codes under Chapters 6400, 6500 and 2380.; be certified as a Medication Administration Trainer and being both a point person and a Certified Investigator for ODP’s Incident Management Protocols.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR HIRING:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 2 (two) years’ work experience working directly with intellectually disabled people
Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 (four) years’ work experience working directly with intellectually disabled people
Special training in Person Centered Thinking, knowledge of current Behavior Support practices and Program Specialist experience is preferred. Experience with Scheduling and/or Home and Community is a Plus.
Starting wage is $16.00 per hour or more dependent upon experience. Benefits include: Health; 401(k) with match; Vacation; Sick Leave; Life/LTD. Must be able to pass all background checks; drug screen and possess a valid PA driver’s license. Interested persons can apply on line by clicking here , on the Family Services Facebook page, in person or mail resume and cover letter to: Family Services, 2022 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601. EOE