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Direct Support Professional – IndependenceWorks CAG Day Program F/T: $15.00

Job Code: IDDS
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category / Program: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Pay Range: $15.00/hour Plus $500.00 Sign on Bonus
# of Openings: 1
Employment Duration: Full Time
Department: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Agency Description

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) is a human service agency providing professionally delivered services to individuals and families of all religions, cultures, ages and lifestyles that support self-determination and self-sufficiency. Our vast array of services and programs serve a diverse population. People come to us knowing we will do our best to help them or to point them in the right direction. We hold these values close to our heart:

Commitment and Integrity
Compassion and Respect
Innovation and Collaboration
Responsiveness to Diverse Needs

Job Description

Please note that JF&CS is now offering a sign on bonus of $500.00 for Direct Support Professionals!

Sign on bonus: $500 (50% after first month and rest after month 3!!)

Effective July 1, 2021: Hourly Rate will be $15.00 per hour!!!


**One Opening: Monday – Friday (8am-4pm)**

PURPOSE The purpose of this job is to assist individuals with disabilities access the community and volunteer sites. . To build relationships throughout the community that are receptive to involving those with a disability. To keep the daily records on clients and their daily activities and progress. To implement and oversee the daily scheduling of person centered program activities.  Independence and professionalism is a must in this position.  Knowledge and understanding of Autism and other developmental disabilities is key to the success of the client.


  • Provide observation, instruction, and support to clients being served under Community Access Group services, including but not limited to organization, and planning.
  • Create a comprehensive schedule emphasizing purposeful community inclusion and meaningful learning activities
  • Facilitate and supervise small group community outings and volunteer sites
  • Complete goal tracking, attendance, communication logs, progress notes, and other needed documentation.
  • Assist with development of natural supports in the community.
  • Provide vocational training to individuals interested in employment
  • Work with community members to facilitate in-house, hands on workshops
  • Assist individuals to maintain health and safety and activities of daily living.
  • Provide transportation in all agency vehicles or personal vehicle.
  • Attend and participate in Team and Division Meetings, ISP’s, HRST’s, SIS, and other training opportunities
  • Participate in all cross trainings as required by the agency.
  • Communicate with co workers and other staff regularly on client progress, issues and concerns as they arise
  • Other Duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma required.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.
  • Must have reliable vehicle, good driving record, and auto insurance
  • General knowledge of person centered philosophy.

Where permitted by applicable law, applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for employment. JF&CS is an EEO employer and will engage in interactive dialogue regarding any accommodation requested based on medical or religious considerations.

Education or License

High School Diploma

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