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Individual Support Assistant

Location:St. Louis Metro Area, MO
Salary Range:$9.25/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:403b
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:Autism Services
Description:

Are you looking for a flexible job yet wanting to build on your experiences? Easter Seals Midwest has immediate needs for Individual Support Assistants (ISAs).

The ISA works one on one with children, in their natural home setting, who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ISA primarily provides respite for the families of these children. Also, armed with goals and strategies unique for each child, they help the child to develop skills such as: social and communication skills, homework and academic development, community outings, as well as a variety of other daily living assistance.

Thorough training is provided and compensated. Most trainings are offered days, evenings, and weekends to accommodate your schedule!

Scheduling is flexible-- most of the needs are during weeknights and weekends. You may work between 5-30 hours per week depending on your availability.

Duties:

•·         Provide supportive care to individuals with autism or other disabilities recognized under the mission statement of the agency

•·         Maintain confidentiality on all matters pertaining to the agency or the individual served

•·         Complete and submit accurate reports and documentation about activities in a timely manner

•·         Maintain your own schedule and follow up with parents and the agency in a timely manner

•·         Exhibit professionalism in performance of all duties

•·         Respond to emails within 48 hours of contact by a supervisor and respond professionally

•·         Turn in required documentation in timely manner

Qualifications:

•·         Able to receive Class E/Chauffeur's license within 30 days of new employee orientation

•·         Able to provide physical support and activities, as necessary

•·         Current enrollment (or completion of) a degree in the human services or healthcare field is strongly preferred. Previous experience is not necessary but is desirable

•·         Able to lift up to 50 pounds, bend and crouch

•·         Ability to transport kids in your car. Valid driver's license and vehicle insurance is required

•·         ** Must be able to work in the St. Louis Metro area throughout the entire year. **



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