We Help People And Families Affected By Autism

Direct Support Professionals (DSP), Part-Time and Full-Time

— Autism Delaware seeks flexible and dedicated individuals to work as direct support professionals (DSPs) in the New Castle County area.

We have immediate openings for full- and part-time work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Successful applicants will develop and provide support strategies associated with placing and supporting people with unique abilities to help them find employment and participate in their communities through interning, volunteering and recreation. Autism Delaware provides the best services possible to our participants while allowing our DSP’s to use their skills, strengths, and talents to enrich the lives of those we support.

Responsibilities:

— support individual in their communities to reach their goals

— ensure health and wellness

— advocate for those we support

— network in the community

— implement and follow formal training plans

— conduct task analysis and collect performance data

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have the ability to adapt to diverse work situations and possess strong written and oral communication skills.

They also must:

— be 18 years of age or older

— have proof of high school diploma or equivalent

— possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance

— pass all background checks

— have full range of motion and physical strength

— have the ability to successfully complete paid trainings and certifications.

Preferred Qualifications include:

— have completed coursework and/or degree in human services related field

— have one year experience supporting people with disabilities and/or mental health needs.

Pay: 

— vocational DSP – starting hourly rate is $16 per hour and eligible for an hourly rate increase upon successful completion of 90 days

— residential DSP – starting hourly rate is $17 per hour and eligible for an hourly rate increase upon successful completion of 90 days

— full-time and part-time positions are eligible for sign on Bonuses

COVID-19 considerations: Staff are required to wear a face covering while providing direct supports.

Interested candidates should submit a resume via email to delautism@delautism.org.

New Castle County Coordinator, Adult Services, Full-Time

The New Castle County Coordinator is responsible for providing support to personnel, participants, and families in offered programs. The Coordinator is responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of county specific staff, the safe and effective operations of services, and ensures that operations comply with all local, state and federal regulations governing such services. This individual will provide day-to-day county management services.

Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of systems and the range of vocational options available for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. They must be able to share that knowledge effectively in the form of presentations, supervision, family meetings, and consultation with professionals.

Additional Qualifications:

 – At least two years’ experience preferred with children, adults and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder or other significant experience working with the disability community.

– Excellent oral, written and public communication skills.

– Strong skills in a variety of software applications.

– Strong organizational skills.

– B.A. desired. M.S. preferred

– Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values and options policy

– Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record

View the full job description here.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to JOBS@delautism.org or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road. Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.

Director of Fund Development & Engagement, Full-Time

Delaware’s leading private, nonprofit agency serving individuals and families affected by autism is seeking a  Director of Fund Development & Engagement. This senior-level position reports to the Executive Director and is charged with advancing the organization’s strategic vision by setting and achieving operational goals related to engagement, philanthropy, stewardship, volunteerism, and communications.  The individual will provide direct leadership for Fund Development & Engagement staff in carrying out all fund development initiatives, including the annual fund, individual giving, corporate support, appeals, sponsorships, in-kind donations, fundraising events, grants, foundations, planned giving, and volunteer recruitment and retention.  A key member of Autism Delaware’s leadership team, this position is responsible for meeting an annual revenue target.

This is a full-time, salaried position.  View the full job description here.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to JOBS@delautism.org or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road. Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.

Advocacy Coordinator, Part-Time

The Part-time Advocacy Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the senior leadership team and other advocacy stakeholders in the community.  The individual in this position represents Autism Delaware and the needs of Delaware’s autism community before the General Assembly, partnering with stakeholders and state and other nonprofit agencies to bring key issues affecting the autism community before these bodies; coordinate the activities of team and stakeholder members; draft policy and position statements; and attend key committee meetings throughout the state.

This is a part-time salary position.

View the full job description here.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, application and 3 references to JOBS@delautism.org or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road. Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.

Family Support Operations Manager, Part-Time or Full-Time

The Family Support Operations Manager enjoys working in a team environment as a leader who is responsible for day-to-day business operations and managing family support contracts and grant responsibilities. He/she/they serves as the Family Support liaison to Autism Delaware’s billing department, ensuring productive and efficient operations. The Operations Manager also supports staff operations, such as monitoring and approving payroll and time off requests, assisting with quality assurance and scheduling, and assisting with new hire onboarding.

He/she/they collaborates with funders to ensure continued  viability and sustainability of programs and services. This individual must be able to build positive relationships with team members, other internal departments, and community partners.

The candidate must demonstrate basic knowledge of autism spectrum disorder and ability to learn core family peer support. He/she/they must be able to share that knowledge effectively in presentations and meetings with community partners and professionals.

View the full job description here.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, application and 3 references to JOBS@delautism.org or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road. Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Support Provider, Part-Time 

Delaware’s leading nonprofit, private agency serving the autism community statewide seeks a parent who is fluent in both English and Spanish and who is the caregiver of a loved one with autism spectrum disorder. As such, they can bring their lived experience to bear in providing one-on-one support and education to both Spanish- and English-speaking families of children with autism. The Family Support Provider (FSP) must have leadership and partnership skills that can teach families how to get the support they need from the complex system of services that can make the day-to-day work of a parent of a child or youth with autism spectrum disorder extremely challenging, especially for those who face language barriers.

FSPs help families navigate educational, therapeutic, and social services systems, coach families on developing advocacy skills and making informed decisions, serve as an emotional support and positive role model to parents and caregivers, and work with families to solve problems related to the care of their child or youth. These tasks require scheduling regular meetings with their assigned families and maintaining documentation of services through an electronic database. Knowledge of Delaware service systems and the range of resources available is essential.  The employee must be able to share that knowledge effectively during family meetings and consultation with professionals.

View the full job description here.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, application and 3 references to Vicky Cromley, via email at vittoria.cromley@delautism.org or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road. Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713

 

Overnight Housemate (lives in the participant’s home)

In collaboration with Autism Delaware, an organization with a mission to help people and families affected by autism, a family is seeking a caring individual interested in becoming a housemate for their son.

Description

The family is looking for the perfect candidate to live in their son’s condominium and be present from 10:00 pm when his support staff leaves until 8:00 am the next day when his staff return.  Usually, the son does not require care during the night, although he needs assistance getting ready in the morning. Unless the family is away, the candidate will have weekends off from Saturday morning to Monday evening.

In exchange for the above, the candidate will live rent-free in a condominium in Wilmington/Bellefonte, close to I-495 and I-95. They would enjoy a sizeable furnished bedroom and a private bathroom with an adjacent office/sitting room). Additional amenities include free utilities, WIFI, a personal television, washer & dryer, towels, linens, bedding, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis /basketball court, and a small gym. The candidate will share the kitchen and other living areas with the participant and his support staff.

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Preferred Qualifications

Some understanding of autism/developmental disabilities and acceptance of differences.

Requirements

The candidate must be at least 21 years old, pass no-cost state and federal background checks, a drug test, and Covid* and TB tests, and agree to a no smoking, drug, and alcohol-free environment. *(We strongly prefer Covid vaccinated and boosted applicants)

To Apply 

Please send a summary of your qualifications and state your interest in this opportunity.

Email: rodema45@gmail.com

US mail: Autism Delaware Inc. 924 Old Harmony Road Suite 201

Newark, DE 1971. Attn: Human Resources Subject Title: SA Overnight

 

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