The Arc of Washington County
  • Hagerstown, MD, USA
  • $11.43 - $13.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time / Part Time

Yes


Every day is a Hiring Event at The Arc M-F 9:00 am - 3:00 pm! We still have over 45 openings to fill!  Our next New Hire Class begins July 15, 2019 so it's not too early to apply.

Please complete our initial 3 minute questionnaire, and submit your work history or resume for this position; or just stop by our office, at 820 Florida Ave, Hagerstown, MD, to fill out an application. For those who do apply online we may conduct a phone interview or schedule you to come in for an in-person interview. If you are not able to apply online, please bring a resume  with you that includes employment history (or know your work history) for the last 10 years (if you have that much history) that includes dates of employment. Paper applications will be available. 

Our Supervisors are anxious to meet with you if you qualify! If you are looking for a career opportunity that makes a difference in the lives of others, then we want to hear from you!

Description:

Work in a creative Outreach program providing in-home and community based supports, assisting persons with disabilities (and some who are deaf and hard of hearing) to maintain and increase their levels of independence. These activities would include such things as assisting with skill building: cooking, cleaning, laundry, personal care, medical appointments, grocery shopping, learning how to utilize public transportation and access to other services. 

We currently have a need for staff who know American Sign Language to interact with a deaf person we support in this program for about 10 hours per week. These hours would be worked over 2 to 3 days per week and this could change every week.  If you would also like to support the hearing people supported we have Full Time and Part Time positions available including the hours previously mentioned. 

Pay rate of $13-$15 per hour when supporting people who are deaf and hard of hearing for staff who can carry on a conversation with someone using American Sign Language and $11.43 per hour when supporting people with general disabilities. 

Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED required. This entry-level position requires no experience, although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Applicants providing support to people who are deaf and hard of hearing would need to be able to carry on a conversation with someone in American Sign Language.

Must also be 18 years old or older, and have a valid driver's license along with two (2) years of driving experience and a good driving history. The successful candidate will also need to pass a reading comprehension and math test, a background check, pre-employment screenings including a drug screen. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure the health and safety of persons served. Two weeks paid specialized training (M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

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