Careers

Working at The Harford Center allows you to make a difference in the community while earning competitive wages. We offer opportunities for advancement, generous benefits and PTO accrual rates, and ten paid holidays and up to five paid inclement weather days per fiscal year.

The Harford Center is currently hiring for the following positions: Job Coach, Direct Support Professional, Personal Support Staff, and Part Time Driver.

All employees are required to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screening.

To be considered for any position, please:
1. stop by the Harford Center at 4 North Earlton Road in Havre de Grace, MD,
2. Fax your resume to 410-939-4426, Attn: Terry Lawler, or
3. Email your resume to tlawler@harfordcenter.org

Job Coach

The Job Coach is responsible for acting in a direct support role with individuals with intellectual and or physical disabilities to identify their employment goals, assist in the job seeking and obtaining employment.

Position Reports to: Employment Specialist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports individuals to work towards successfully performing work and work-related activities.
  • Mentors, teaches, and coaches multiple Individuals in community businesses.
  • Interacts with employers as you help individuals apply and interview for community jobs.
  • Assists with identifying interests, skills, and teaching effective interpersonal interactions, work ethic, communication, customer service, workplace safety, and teamwork and job search/acquisition skills.
  • Assists in making employer contacts, applying for jobs, interviewing and retaining a job.
  • Provides safe and reliable transportation to individuals for work and work-related activities.
  • Promotes health and safety for individuals served in all settings and activities.
  • Assists individuals in identifying and developing positive relationships from work and work-related activities.
  • Knowledge of individuals interests, skills and abilities in order to identify ideas for Individual Plan “personal outcomes” and job development.
  • Completes and submits required documentation accurately and on time.
  • Seeks opportunities where individuals can contribute to their communities and build positive reputations.
  • Administrative duties include, but are not restricted to, completing the pre-employment process with clients in the program, documenting individualized plan goals, progress notes, communicating & coordinating services with family and resource coordinator, working with employers to resolve client performance issues, support client by being a resource and coach.
  • Maintains awareness of the business market, employer’s needs and their expectations, attend/participate in job fairs, resource fairs and other events.
  • Spends the bulk of the time in the community supporting our clients, speaking with employers, family members and case workers.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • AA degree or the equivalent and/or three (3) years related experience preferred
  • Excellent written, oral and organizational skills.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Valid MD driver’s license with no more than two points.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
  • Previous experience in service provision to adults with disabilities or physical challenges preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and the ability to work in a team environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to maneuver a wheel chair

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • DDA: 3 years

Direct Support Professional

Position Title: Direct Support Professional/1:1 Individual Support

Reports To: Program Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: January 2016

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and schedules individual’s day based on his/her interests and goals
  • Helps individuals achieve desired outcomes from community and pre-vocational activities.
  • Maintains weekly data sheets that are detailed and accurate
  • Acts as advocate for all individuals that you support
  • Actively participates in all individual planning meetings for people that you support
  • Creates appropriate objectives and outcomes for each individual on his / her case load
  • Develops, implements and documents progress to help individuals reach their goals
  • Work with individuals to find and help them use community-based resources to achieve their personal outcomes.
  • Ensures individuals personal needs are met with dignity and respect
  • Promote health and safety for all individuals served in all settings and activities
  • Safely transports clients to and from facility
  • Obeys all traffic rules and regulations
  • Follows time schedules in a safe manner
  • Maintains mileage sheets on a daily basis
  • Accurately records attendance of clients

While Driving

  • Completes vehicle safety checklist weekly
  • Maintains daily upkeep and cleanliness of vehicle at all times
  • Remains with clients and passengers at all times if no one is in facility upon arrival
  • Never leaves any client or passenger unattended at any time
  • Assists in the loading and unloading of clients
  • Assures person receiving client is the person designated to do so
  • Remains alert and on call during the event of an adverse weather condition
  • Provides a second set of eyes for the driver when not driving, and alerts him/her to traffic or safety concerns immediately
  • Attends scheduled in-service training exercises as required

 

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Ability to complete online trainings
  • Current Driver’s License with 2 points or less
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Previous experience in service provision to adults with disabilities or physical challenges preferred
  • Ability to monitor participant progress, make recommendations and report accordingly
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification; strongly preferred; however continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days of employment
  • Functions independently 80% of the time
  • Must be able to drive a 15 passenger van
  • Maintains confidentiality of clients and their records
  • Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification strongly preferred; however, continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days of employment

 

  • Possesses excellent communication skills

 

  • Possesses the ability to assist and keep clients safe in any emergency

 

  • Completes transportation requests in a predetermined time limit

 

  • Possesses a valid MD Driver’s license with less than 2 points in last 3 years -no

DUI/DWI

  • Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and works in a team environment

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.
  • Current CPR and First-Aid Certification strongly preferred; however, continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days
  • Previous experience transporting individuals with special needs preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to maneuver a wheel chair and use wheel chair restraints when appropriate.
  • Ability to drive a 12 passenger van or personal vehicle for transportation of individuals.

 

Personal Support Staff

Position Title: Personal Support Staff

Reports To: Program Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: December, 2016

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Coordinates and schedules individual’s activities based on their interests and goals

· Helps individual achieve desired outcomes from community activities, and daily living skills.

· Maintains data sheets as needed

· Acts as advocate

· Creates appropriate objectives and outcomes for the individual.

· Develops, implements and documents progress to help the individuals reach their goals

· Work with the individual to find and help him/her use community-based resources to achieve personal outcomes.

· Ensures the individual’s personal needs are met with dignity and respect

· Promote health & safety for all settings and activities

· Carry out all other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Competencies:

· High School Diploma/ GED

· Maintains confidentiality

· Current Driver’s License with 2 pts or less

· Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Products

· Ability to multi-task

· Previous experience in a service provision to people with disabilities or physical challenges preferred

· Ability to monitor participant progress, make recommendations and report accordingly

· Strong interpersonal/communication skills

· Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and works in a team environment

· Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification; strongly preferred; however continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within three weeks of employment

· Functions independently 90% of the time

· Must be flexible/evenings and weekends a must

· Willingness to use personal vehicle

· Assumes all other job related duties as assigned by the Executive Director or designee

· Completion of DDA trainings within 30 days of hire

Education and Experience:

· High School Diploma or equivalent.

· 2-3 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities

· Current CPR and First-Aid Certification strongly preferred; however, continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days

Driver

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safely transports clients and passengers to and from facility
  • Obeys all traffic rules and regulations * Follows time schedules in a safe manner
  • Maintains mileage sheets on a daily basis
  • Completes vehicle safety checklist at the request of administration
  • Has vehicle inspected when requested
  • Maintains daily upkeep and cleanliness of vehicle at all times
  • Remains with clients and passengers at all times if no one is in facility upon arrival
  • Never leaves any client or passenger unattended at any time
  • Ensures person receiving client is the person designated to do so
  • Remains alert and on call during the event of an adverse weather condition
  • Attends scheduled in-service training exercises as required

Qualifications/Competencies

  • Maintains confidentiality of clients and their records
  • Previous experience transporting passengers with disabilities
  • Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification strongly preferred
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Possesses the ability to assist and keep clients safe in an emergency
  • Completes transportation requests in a predetermined time limit
  • Possess a valid MD Driver’s license with less than 3 points in last 3 years – no DUI/DWI
  • Possess a positive attitude with a professional presentation and works in a team environment
  • Assumes all other job-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director or other responsible supervisory person

Physical Demands

  • Ability to move clients/passengers
  • Ability to lift clients/passengers and secure into seats
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Ability to sit and drive for long periods of time
  • This is a physical position that requires the ability to walk, sit while driving and lift 95% of the workday.

Other physical requirements include:

  • Lifting up to 50lbs from floor to waist
  • Lifting up to 20lbs over the head
  • Carrying up to 40lbs a reasonable distance o Pushing/pulling with 30lbs of force
  • Performing a sliding transfer of 150lbs+

Working Conditions

  • In and out of various buildings all day
  • Considerable time spent in vehicle and outside working with clients