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1504 - Self-Directed Community Habilitation - Self Determination Assistant

Dunkirk, NY 14048, USA ● Jamestown, NY 14701, USA Req #2830
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.
The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.
The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.


RESPONSIBLE TO:               Individual/Individual & Family

FUNCTION:                           Creates the opportunity for the achievement of greater independence, integration, individualization, and productivity for people with developmental disabilities. Identifies and solidifies a variety of natural and community based relationships. Provides the necessary supports to empower people to be successful in environment of their choosing.


Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated understanding of direct support tasks, skills and competencies. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. . Must be able to understand and adhere to established plans and protocols . Must be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing. Must be able to document and report in a clear, timely, and accurate manner. Must be well organized and able to multi-task. Must be reliable, flexible, and willing to meet the unique needs, interest and aspirations of the people we support. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job, including, but not lifted to; moving, lifting, transferring, or repositioning individuals.


Must possess a High School diploma or GED. Experience with direct care and/or developmental disabilities is strongly preferred. Must be able to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist level without restriction or limitation. Valid NYS Drivers license with acceptable driving record per agency insurance carrier and use of personal vehicle for travel to multiple sites or equivalent accommodations is preferred.

Hours may vary depending on the needs of the person we support.


1.       Assists people we support in establishing a variety of meaningful relationships.

2.       Assists people we support with bathing/hygiene, grooming, dressing and toileting.

3.       Assists people we support with transferring and walking

4.       Assists people we support with feeding and prepares meals.

5.       Assists people we support in using medical supplies and equipment, such as walkers or wheelchairs

6.       Safely transport people we support to and from activities and/or appointments

7.       Assists people we support with telephone/communication skills

8.       Assists people we support with financial planning

9.       Assists people we support with emergency evacuation planning and training

10.    Other duties as assigned


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The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

Other details

  • Job Family TRC - Active - PFL/DBL Eligible
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $16.01
Location on Google Maps
  • Dunkirk, NY 14048, USA
  • Jamestown, NY 14701, USA