Under the direction of the Family Services Program Manager, the Specialized Services Provider is responsible for providing individualized supports to a person with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder residing in the community or in their family’s home. This position is one of several providing supervision and assistance to a high-needs individual(s) living at home with their family.
1st Position Schedule
Sunday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday - 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Total hours: 24 hrs.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Total hours: 16
Schedule & hours are flexible to tweak depending on who fills position first.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Driver's license
- Experience with developmental disabilities preferred
Provides services in a respectful, friendly, and professional manner that supports client choice. Responsibilities include facilitating conversation and activities of interest to the individual, providing guidance, companionship, emotional support and supervision for safety. The Specialized Services Provider follows all regulations as set forth by Medicaid and the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) and follows the individual’s treatment plan to provide specific and meaningful supports.
Advocate on behalf of consumers with family, peers, schools, and community members, as needed. Introduce consumers to community resources and facilitate usage. Encourage and support participation in community events. Teach consumers safety skills in all aspects of community and home life. Teach, instruct, and role model appropriate community and social behavior and expectations, as needed. Monitor emotional and physical well-being; administer medications as appropriate; educate and assist with personal care as required; attend medical appointments and ensure appropriate follow-up is occurring; provide transportation to desired activities, community events, and appointments. Collaborate with clinical staff to ensure mental health needs are being met.
Is empowered to make decisions concerning individuals and programming to allow for high quality services. Acts as an advocate for clients across all settings. Utilizes a person’s primary mode of communication, i.e. such as ensuring the use of a translator or sign-language interpreter, or facilitated communication (FC) as applicable, understanding the individual’s unique communication style and/or responding in accordance to developmental need. Follows all support plans per DS policy. Fills in for other programs when requested including but not limited to: DS group homes, staffed apartments, crisis coverage, and programs outside of DS.