Personal Support Specialist (Part-Time)

Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington
Rockville, MD
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington values the safety of our employees, our clients, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Inspiring Hope. Building Futures. JOB SUMMARY: The Personal Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring that adults with disabilities are provided with opportunities to be a meaningfully, engaging and centered in community. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting individuals in planning their daily/weekly schedules (ie - work schedules, activities, medical/dental appointments, vacations, etc.) and carrying out activities. Teaching skills for increased independence (ie - self-help, personal hygiene, social skills, etc.). Assisting individuals in broadening their awareness and use of community resources (ie - transportation, businesses, libraries, social services, etc.). Fostering individual's rights, self-determination, and independence. Transports individuals from their homes to various activities within the community and back safely. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent. One (1) year of experience supporting persons with disabilities and/or behaviorally challenged. Experience in behavior management, crisis intervention, and hands off problem-solving are a plus. SKILLS and COMPETENCIES: Ability to identify and support individual personalities and preferences of people supported. Ability to identify and access community activities desired by people supported. Proficient with Microsoft Office and Outlook 365.