The WCDC is currently accepting applications for the following positions

Residential Counselor

Employment Status: Full-time and Part-time Hours Available
Hours/Week: The following shifts are available:
Full-time Full-time awake overnight 12a – 8a Monday – Friday
Full-time awake overnight 7 on 7 off
Full-time day shift 9a – 9p, 7 on 7 off
Part-time every other weekend 8a – 4p Saturday & Sunday
Part-time every other weekend 4p – 12a Saturday & Sunday
Part-time every other weekend 12a – 8a Saturday & Sunday
Part-time every other weekend 8a – 9p Saturday & Sunday
Part-time every weekend 8a – 9p Saturday & Sunday
Part-time every weekend 10a – 6p Saturday & Sunday
Part-time every weekend 8a – 8p Saturday & SundayRequirements: High School Diploma or GED and valid driver’s license

Job Description:
Part time direct support worker responsible for providing supervision and supports to assigned individuals in their home.
Description of Duties includes but are not limited to:
• Responsible for the safety and well-being of individuals
• Develops strategies to help clients overcome their limitations and individualizes strategies to provide for the needs of each person served
• Responsible for assisting clients with personal hygiene skills and tasks, including assisting with bathroom responsibilities, ensuring clients complete shaving, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, shampooing, and dressing appropriately for the weather and type of activities
• Plans and supports clients in daily activities, which may include but is not limited to, household chores, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, and money management
• Serves as member of the individualized plan (IP) team and provides input to enable client(s) to develop their strengths and meet their goals
• Understands and follows all safety guidelines in accordance with each client IP, including but not limited to care plans, behavior plans, choking protocols etc.
• Administer daily medications
• Completes monthly data and other necessary paperwork

Residential Coordinator

Summary: This is a full-time, nonexempt supervisory level position. The incumbent is responsible for providing positive supports and supervision to persons with developmental disabilities with the goal of helping them achieve their highest level of independence and quality of life.
100% direct support

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following and any other duties as assigned to meet the vision, fulfill the mission and abide by the values of the organization.

Complies with all agency policies and procedures

Reports to work on time and when scheduled; follows appropriate callout policy if unable to report as scheduled

Maintains formal and informal communications with immediate supervisor keeping him/her aware of activities and concerns with the program; follows chain of command

Serves as the lead staff person in the home, assisting the Residential Director with staff supervision

Tracks and reports any unacceptable staff behaviors to the Residential Director, including but not limited to tardiness, callouts, abuse, neglect, inadequate job performance, etc.

Completes monthly data and other necessary paperwork (i.e. mileage sheets, safety checklist, vehicle inspection report, incident reports, etc.) and submits to supervisor

Completes daily attendance, daily log, and task list and submit to Residential Director

Completes grocery shopping, menu planning and food preparation; monitors the residence grocery supply budget

Follows the dietary needs of the individuals when planning and preparing meals and snacks

Assists with the scheduling of staff coverage in the home and reviews and approves staff timesheets

Coordinates community activities, including receiving prior approval from the Residential Director when necessary to ensure funds are available and outings are regularly occurring

Responsible for the oversight of individuals’ spending money and paychecks and keeping accurate records with accompanying receipts

Assists the residential department in preparation for licensure and accreditation

Conducts fire drills and complete a safety checklist monthly and forward to the appropriate manager

Serves as member of the individualized plan (IP) team and provides input to enable client(s) to develop their strengths and meet their goals

Provides training to new and existing staff members on house duties and responsibilities involved in caring for the individuals and the home

Treats the individuals with dignity and respect at all times and acts in a professional manner consistent with WCDC mission and vision

Understands and follows all safety guidelines in accordance with each individual’s IP, including but not limited to care plans, behavior plans, choking protocols etc.

Develops strategies to help clients overcome their limitations and individualizes strategies to provide for the needs of each person served

Remains sensitive to clients needs; counsels them to help them adjust to their disability; and enables them to make informed choices

Assists persons served with personal care issues such as toileting, feeding, hygiene, etc. as needed

Remain awake and alert during paid working hours

Maintains the residential home, ensuring it is kept clean and tidy

Ensures clients safety and security at all times

Transports individuals as necessary

Ensures the house vehicle is well maintained, e.g. the vehicle is clean, adequately fueled; and vehicle paperwork is completed and submitted timely

Interacts with consulting staff, family and the community in a positive manner, supports WCDC during interaction with others

Completes training requirements and attends meetings as necessary. Maintains certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration Training Programs and other related trainings as required by DDA and WCDC

Receives and maintains certification as a medication technician in order to administer the needed medication to the individuals; follows the medication administration guidelines, orders medications

Qualifications: Must have a valid driving license; complete all DDA Core Training successfully.
Education or/experience: A HS/GED and 1+ year related experience in human services
Physical Demands/work Environment: Must be able to stand and walk 90% of work time; sit and/or drive 10%. Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull 60 pounds; must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and reach. All of the requirements are necessary in order to properly supervise and assist individuals with disabilities. Should be able to climb stairs/ladder and have good balance. Vision is required in order to drive.

Food Services Instructor/Driver

Summary: Full-time non-exempt (hourly) position. The incumbent is responsible for providing positive supports and supervision to persons with developmental disabilities with the goal of helping them achieve their highest level of independence and quality of life. 100% direct support

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following and any other duties as assigned to meet the vision, fulfill the mission and abide by the values of the organization.

Comply with all agency policies and procedures

Treat the individuals with dignity and respect at all times and acts in a professional manner consistent with WCDC mission and vision

Maintain formal and informal communications with supervisor, keeping him/her aware of activities and concerns with the program; follow chain of command

Manage all menus and meals prepared for the Day Program, catering, and off-site/enclave opportunities

Implement and oversee Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) by designing qualified menus, monitoring food supplies, overseeing food preparation and recording data required by CACFP

Provide direction and support as needed for individuals to complete assigned tasks

Working with program coordinators, submit information for Individualized Plan’s (IP) and see that client goals are met; serves as a member of the IP team

Adhere to Health Department codes and Serv-Safe procedures in food handling and kitchen sanitation

Maintain inventory control and order foodstuffs in a timely manner

Utilize supplies and time in a cost-effective fashion and in a manner which is consistent with agency objectives/policies

Work cooperatively and professionally with other staff members, is motivated and takes initiative, proposes new ideas and different ways of doing things and is receptive to feedback

Maintain a safe, clean and secure environment for the clients at all times

Assist persons served with personal care issues such as toileting, feeding, hygiene, etc. as needed

Understand and follow all safety guidelines in accordance with each client IP, including but not limited to care plans, behavior plans, choking protocols etc.

Develop strategies to help clients overcome their limitations and individualize programs to provide for the needs of each person served

Complete all required paperwork on a timely basis including but not limited to daily attendance, consumer payroll worksheet, data sheets, etc.

Remains sensitive to clients’ needs; counsel them to help them adjust to their disability; and enable them to make informed choices

Interact with consulting staff, family and the community in a positive manner, supports WCDC position during interactions with others; operates according to WCDC mission and vision

Report to work on time and when scheduled; follow appropriate callout policy if unable to report as scheduled

Interact with consulting staff, family and the community in a positive manner; support WCDC’s position during interactions with others

Drive a bus route when necessary; able to have a flexible schedule for catering events outside of regular WCDC business hours

Safely transporting individuals to and from the day program and activities when needed

Complete all vehicle logs, safety checks, maintenance, and certifications as directed by the transportation coordinator and transportation policies and procedures

Attend required trainings and in-services; maintain certifications as required by DDA and WCDC

Qualifications: Must have a clean and valid driver’s license; be able to pass and maintain a DOT certification; and complete all required trainings successfully.

Education or/experience: A HS/GED and 2+ year’s related experience in food services.
Physical Demands/work Environment: Must be able to stand and walk 90% of work time; sit and/or drive 10%. Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull 60 pounds; must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and reach. All of the requirements are necessary in order to properly supervise and assist individuals with disabilities. Should be able to climb stairs/ladder and have good balance. Vision is required in order to drive.

Personal Supports Facilitator

Part-time direct care professional responsible for providing supervision and supports to an assigned individual who lives in the community. The duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safety and well being of the individual
  • Providing 1:1 supervision and companionship to the individual
  • Assisting the individual in accessing community events, social outings, restaurants, church, recreation etc.
  • Providing life skill training; social skills, money matters, personal hygiene, grocery shopping, budgeting etc.
  • Serving as member of the individualized plan team

The requirements of the position are a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license. The openings for this position are usually part-time evening and/or weekend hours.

To apply, please download and print our employment application and mail it to:

WCDC
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 70
Newark, MD 21841

Or, you can stop by our office in Newark.

If you have questions, call Nicole Dobelstein @ 410.632.2382 x.122

WCDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Worcester County Developmental Center, Inc. assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as outlined by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.