• Houston, TX, USA
  • 11.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

 Open Date:   March 2019

 Job Title:   Direct Support Staff Day Habilitation

 Location:   3737 O'Meara Dr., Houston, TX

 Reports To:   Day Habilitation Program Director

 Hours:   Monday Friday, 8am 4:30pm

 Classification: Full-time Regular, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Avondale House is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides, educational services to children with autism, a day habilitation program for young adults, where clients receive training in daily living skills and pre-vocational activities and three group homes for adults unable to live in their own home. This position will provide direct support to the day habilitation program. Avondale House has been serving individuals with autism since 1976. To learn more please visit our website at: www.avondalehouse.org.

Avondale House offers a generous benefit program that includes medical with an employer contribution, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Job Duties:

  • Trains participants in the day habilitation program on various life, social and vocational skills.
  • Accompanies participants to volunteer assignments and supervises to ensure participants safety and to support participants with volunteer activity as needed.
  • Drives participants to appointments, volunteer assignments, and other scheduled community activities.
  • Shows compassion, builds rapport and encourages participants in order for them to develop into their full potential.
  • Keeps participants on task and redirects focus.
  • Works with staff throughout Avondale House to meet the needs of each participant in day habilitation.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or Direct Support Professional (DSP) preferred.
  • Experience working with autistic individuals preferred.
  • Experience working with intellectually disabled individuals required.
  • Patient, authoritative personality.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to implement CPI, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
  • Lifting/Moving up to 50 lbs and lifting moving up to 100 plus lbs with assistance.
  • Ability to stand on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time.
  • Stooping, kneeling, pushing and pulling may be required in this position.
  • Must be capable of physically restraining clients if necessary.
  • Must be able to handle situations that may be stressful at times.

Background Check Required

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by others assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. This job description may be amended at any time by management.  

Avondale House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability status, genetics, or sexual orientation and gender identity. 


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