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RDS - Independent Living Coordinator - Full Time 919740

Raystown Developmental Services, LLC.

RDS - Independent Living Coordinator - Full Time 919740

Huntingdon, PA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Raystown Developmental Services! RDS Family Services in Huntingdon County is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals with a desire to help children and families in their community. Staff works independently in the homes of families receiving services from the child welfare system. Positions all require strong interpersonal skills and a human services background; experience working with children and youth is a plus.

    Raystown Developmental Services (RDS) has been serving the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata since 1983.

    RDS provides a vast array of services to Adults with intellectual disabilities. Our Residential Program serves individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside in group homes. Staff assist individuals to maximize choice, daily living skills and community integration. RDS also provides day program services at our Adult Training Facility where individuals focus on skill building and community integration. In addition, RDS facilitates Home & Community based services to help assist individuals with intellectual disabilities to help increase their independence and personal skills in their home and to access their community.


    A person in this position functions as a Caseworker in the Independent Living (IL) Program. This position works with youth in Huntingdon County who qualify for IL Services based on referral from the funding agency.

    We are also offering a $250 Sign-On Bonus!!!

    Please submit your resumes by September 3rd, 2019.


    1. Initiate and maintain contact with families who are to receive services by making contact within 24 hours of referral and attempting to contact them as needed to assist in completing goal plans.

    2. Work with youths to assist in developing Independent Living Goal plans within one month after the referral.

    3. Perform assessment of youths’ life skills using agency/program-approved tool.

    4. Prepare and complete required documentation, including case notes, in compliance with regulations, company standards and the policy and procedure manual.

    5. Maintain good working relationships with private and public agencies. Provide updates to Children & Youth Caseworker if youth has an open Children & Youth case.

    6. Transport individuals as necessary to observe and consult in various areas of the youths’ lives. Follow established vehicle maintenance policy at all times.

    7. Supervise activities of Independent Living Assistant.

    8. Effectively communicate with supervisors/managers, individuals, family members, and other service providers.

    9. Attend work as scheduled. Attend meetings/trainings as required. Complete on-line trainings as assigned.

    10. Perform related work as required.


    Bachelor's Degree in related field or a Bachelor's Degree in a unrelated field with minimum 12 credits in a Human Service related course; i.e. psychology, sociology, counseling, etc.

    One year related experience/training in working with children and families.

    Valid Driver’s License.


    This position requires an extensive amount of travel throughout northeast and/or central Pennsylvania, primarily in Huntingdon and Mifflin County.

    Position requires staff to drive and transport clients in both agency and personal vehicles.

    Properly load and unload individuals to/from vehicles.

    Follow vehicle safety guidelines, as defined by state regulation and company policy, at all times.

    Physical Demands:

    Constantly Incurred (More than 75% of time on job)

    Ability to walk, stand, sit, and use both hands.

    Ability to communicate orally

    Ability to hear conversation

    Ability to lift: Light (Max 10 lbs.)

    Ability to kneel

    Ability to operate truck/motor vehicle.

    Frequently Incurred (Between 25% - 75% of time on job)

    Ability to stand, Ability to walk, Ability to sit, Ability to lift: Mod (Max 25 lbs.) Ability to climb stairs, Ability to stoop

    Ability to repeatedly bend

    Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)

    Ability to lift: Heavy (Max 65 lbs.), Ability to lift: Hvy/Mod (Max 40 lbs.)

    Ability for rapid mental/muscular coordination simultaneously carry (est. weight 20 lbs.),

    Ability to kneel, Reaching at high or low level

    Working Conditions Typical of this Position:

    Constantly Incurred (More than 75% of time on job)

    Work outside and inside, Work alone

    Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)

    Work outside and inside.

    Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)

    Work in cold below 55 degrees, Work in excessive or frequent temperature changes, Work in wetness, Work in dry atmospheric conditions.

    Typical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of this position:

    Recognizes problems and provides feedback or documentation to assist with problem resolution.

    Investigates and provides root cause analysis of problems, suggests alternatives, evaluates outcomes, and makes formal recommendations for solutions.

    Other Characteristics:

    Clearly and consistently verbally communicates priorities.

    Knowledge of basic computer operations.

    Documentation and observation skills.

    Ability to follow established confidentiality policy.

    Ability to follow established safety standards.

    Working knowledge of applicable regulations.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Raystown Developmental Services is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:

    • Competitive Salary • PTO • Holidays • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account • Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents • 401k Match – 50% of the first 6% of eligible compensation up to an annual maximum of $750 • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements • Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us!

    Raystown Developmental Services is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.