Monday, January 4, 2021

Now Hiring: Personal Support Counselor

This position is funded by the state of Maryland’s Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) through the Self-Directed Waiver Program. This position provides direct care and support services to an adult client with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, and developmental delays.

We are looking to add a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to the team supporting the client, Nick
Olsen.

Title: Personal Support Counselor
Location: Rockville, MD
Hours: Part Time
Salary: $16-20 an hour, plus gas mileage reimbursement

Job Description:
● Helps individual achieve personal support goals as stated in their annual person-centered plan
● Provides support and strategies related to problem-solving and stress management
● Provides instructions in particular areas (cooking, menu planning, exercising, scheduling, etc.)
● Records daily notes via log book
● Attends all group staff meetings
● Drives client to and from his desired destinations
● Participates in recreational day trips (Hershey Park, Harpers Ferry, Ocean City, etc.)
● Helps the client with volunteer work within the community (food drives, Toys for Tots, soup kitchens,
etc.)
● Assists in planning activities within the community (tie-dying shirts, bowling, movies, dining out, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:
● Some college courses preferred in (hHealth and Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Special
Education, or Counseling)
● Some experience preferred working with individuals with developmental disabilities
● Must have a vehicle, valid US driver’s license, and a good driving record
● Must be CPR and first aid certified (if not, on-the-job training and reimbursement is available)
● Must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check
● Must be fun, energetic, and have good communication skills