Program Aide

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Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put our heart and soul into everything we do.

We are seeking Program Aides to join our team at our program in Northeast Philadelphia, Pa

Our ideal Program Aide candidate will have a strong desire to enhance the lives of individuals' and enjoy encouraging, mentoring, and coaching others to achieve their goals. The duties of the Program Aide involve escorts individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to and from scheduled program classes, documents the individual's daily attendance, provide assistance with activities of daily living, such as toileting, eating and other personal hygiene needs. Ensures the safety of the individual is maintained at all times by maintaining a safe environment; implement individual goal plans, alternate and/or back-up activities, documents individual's attendance and progress in the program areas, provides guidance in social, recreational, educational and therapeutic activities, keeps storage areas and work areas clean and properly arranged; assists with individual discipline and promotes a positive self-image. Copes with day-to-day problems and feelings of the individuals and reports observations on individual behavior. request supplies as needed, assists with documentation responsibilities, assists in organizing and conducting special events and off campus trips, implements and documents Behavior Management Programs of individuals in program area and works cooperatively with all personnel involved in programs of the individuals in our care. Attends in-service training as required. Direction is provided by the Program Instructor in assigned area. Work performance will be directed by the Program Director and Program Coordinator.

To fill out an on-line application

Requisition Number: 69615

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We are currently seeking Program Aides to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in Philadelphia, Pa 19115

• High School Diploma/GED

• Related work experience is preferred

• Must possess good verbal and written communication skills

• Valid Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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