Adult Day Programming – Program Assistant

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About the Job

NSSRA provides Adult Day Programming for individuals with disabilities age 22 and older. NSSRA’s Adult Day Program, ELA, was created to enhance the quality of life and offer well-rounded daytime programming options for adults with disabilities while providing a flexible schedule for families. ELA’s core areas are Independent Living & Continuing Education, Communication & Socialization, Recreation & Leisure and Community Integration.

Program Assistants are responsible for working with adults with disabilities in daily recreation programs. This includes providing hands-on support for program activities, to lifting and transferring and assisting with activities of daily living. Program Assistants are dedicated individuals who demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and initiative. Becoming a Program Assistant is a great way to contribute your talents, learn new job skills and build meaningful relationships. In this role, you are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Actively engage and supervise individuals with disabilities.
  • Ensure the safety of participants during recreation events, transportation, transition times, etc.
  • When needed, communicate professionally and consistently with participants, parents, fellow staff, and the general public.
  • Submit timely reports, evaluations, and timesheets, maintaining accurate and complete records.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

Scheduling and Hours

This is a part-time, year-round position. Three positions are available: 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday), 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) or 5 days per week (Monday Through Friday). Hours are 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. When committing to work the program you must be able to work all scheduled days and attend all required meetings. Reliable transportation is required to ensure attendance at all scheduled programs.

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