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Ability Center Associate

Job Details

Part Time


Position Summary:

This person will provide direct care for the needs of the children in the JAFCO Children’s Ability Center during summer camp, including evenings and weekend respite.

Role and Responsibilities

This person’s job responsibility includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide for the physical, emotional, social, recreational needs of the children in a home-like environment
  • Manage behaviors utilizing agency policies and procedures
  • Ensure all medical needs of child are met as directed by medical personnel
  • Prepare, or arrange for, daily meals and snacks and assist with feeding as directed
  • Maintain a safe, structured, and nurturing home environment
  • Mindfully integrate the Trauma Informed Care Model and Person-Centered Approach into all procedures, practices, and daily interactions
  • Coordinate and assist in developing/supervising children’s activity schedule
  • Coordinate/assist with children’s transportation to extracurricular activities
  • Accompany and engage children in all activities
  • Ensure proper hygiene routines
  • Ensure medication distribution and document appropriately
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services as required
  • All other duties as requested by Supervisor


  • Patience
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Compassion


Physical requirements:

Staff must be physically capable of driving an automobile in a safe manner. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds, stoop, bend, kneel, stand/walk up to 4 hours, and be capable of continuous activity with children; must be physically able to participate in and complete PCM Practitioner Level 2 certification (Professional Crisis Management).

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1 plus years of experience with children with disabilities in a group setting
  • Completion of annual 40 hours of in-service training
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (Full Time requirements)
  • Successful completion/implementation demonstration of behavior training
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends
  • CPR, First Aid and Water Safety Certification
  • Ability to become PCM Certificated