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Development Homes, Inc. was founded under the belief that individuals with disabilities should be given the opportunity to live their best lives in the Grand Forks community. Our organization is dedicated to creating a safe and engaging environment that empowers our individuals to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. At DHI, our team of direct care staff is committed to building long-lasting relationships with those we serve by being a constant presence throughout every stage of life. Our mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of those we have the privilege to serve as partners in human growth.

Day Program – Employment and Community Services Specialist (ECSS)

Are you searching for a fulfilling role that provides you with an opportunity to help people with disabilities develop skills such as communication, job training, and daily living activities from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm?

Are you available to work for three hours every 5th or 6th weekend during the early morning? If yes, then Development Homes, Inc.'s Day Program is the perfect fit for you!

As an Employment and Community Services Specialist (ECSS), your main role will be to work collaboratively with a team to provide personalized support to meet the diverse needs of the individuals we serve. You will participate in recreational, leisure, and volunteer activities with the individuals we support, and offer job coaching assistance to those who maintain employment in the Grand Forks area.

You will be responsible for creating a comfortable social and work environment as part of our ACES, Genesis, and Individual Employment programs. From crafting to baking and delivering smiles throughout the community, you will be there to make every moment a memorable one, as a friend, mentor, and source of inspiration for our individuals who are away from their homes and loved ones throughout the day.

Your daily routine may vary, but there is a set of basic responsibilities that you can expect to perform based on the needs of the person or people you are supporting. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Care Support: Offer hands-on assistance with personal hygiene routines, including activities like tooth brushing, bathing, hair care, and grooming, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and confident.
  • Respectful Toileting Assistance: Provide support for individuals who need help with using the restroom or changing, always prioritizing their comfort and dignity.
  • Culinary Assistance: Assist in basic cooking, meal preparation, and feeding individuals in need of support.
  • Detailed Documentation: Thoroughly document individuals' progress, challenges, and achievements, actively participating in training and development opportunities.
  • Inclusive Social Engagement: Foster a sense of belonging by ensuring everyone is included in social activities within the Day Hab Programs and Grand Forks community.
  • Job Coaching Assistance: Support individuals to maintain great working relationships and social connections within their place of employment. Promote independence, and empower those in your care to lead fulfilling lives outside traditional boundaries.

Embrace the opportunity to learn and grow alongside a team that values your unique skills. Together, we'll build a community of support where every individual's potential is celebrated. Join us, and let's make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Any combination of training and experience demonstrating an ability to perform the duties described is preferred.
  • Previous experience in DD Residential Services preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Availability to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. MUST be available every 5th or 6th weekend from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, for a total of three hours each day.
  • Position requires successful completion of criminal background, child abuse, and neglect check, and a pre-employment drug test to be eligible for employment.
  • Current and valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and insurable driving record following company guidelines.

Compensation and Benefits:

DayHab – Employment and Community Services Specialist (ECSS): $20.00/hr.

We are excited to inform you that DHI offers a comprehensive benefits package that demonstrates our dedication to our employees' health and job contentment. Our package includes 100% coverage for single health and dental plans, vision care, life insurance, a 401k plan with a 4% match, paid sick and vacation leave, educational scholarships, and an Employee Assistance Program that provides a limited number of mental health counseling sessions through The Village.

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