Experience Inc. Jobs

Job Information

Friends Aware Inc Substitute II (Res) in Cumberland, Maryland

Job Title:Substitute (Residential)


  • Respects and advocates for each persons rights, dignity, and privacy.
  • Empowers each Individual to express their choices, while educating them about social responsibilities and assisting them to be involved with community events, civic groups, etc.
  • Maintains communication with families while promoting adaptive social interactions and relationships.
  • Follows all aspects of the Individual Plan (IP), Behavior Plan, (when indicated), goals, and services and attends IP meetings as requested by the supervisor.
  • Schedules, transports and assists consumers with medical related appointments while following procedures for all documentation and communication of related information to vested parties.
  • Dispenses medication administration and performs ordered treatment according to the policies and regulations of the DDA as delegated by the Registered Nurse.
  • Administers basic first aid and follows proper procedures by contacting the Registered Nurse.
  • Files Incident Reports for each Individual as needed and ensures the appropriate documented follow-up occurs.
  • Assists Individuals to utilize income in a conscientious manner.
  • Under the direction of the supervisor, assists individuals with funds and personal property including ensuring all are handled properly and accounted for according to policy including residential budget/purchases/petty cash.
  • Assists with training coworkers and substitute staff under the direction of the supervisor.
  • Maintains open communication with all staff including the use of the message log and/or emails.
  • Attends all staff meetings and meets regularly with supervisor.
  • Provides assistance with personal hygiene as per individual needs and follows all dietary menus (and instructions for food/drink preparation) for all Individuals on a daily basis.
  • Provides all tasks necessary to ensure cleanliness and maintenance of the residence including assisting Individuals with designated household chores.
  • Performs various tasks related to maintaining adequate food and household supplies.
  • Plays active role in monthly fire drills, fire equipment checks and emergency preparedness procedures.
  • Follows procedure for the use of residential pager and contacting registered nursing staff.
  • Regularly completes vehicle maintenance check, fuels vehicles, and safely operates all agency vehicles.
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment and reports all safety, health and maintenance issues to the proper staff/department.
  • Serves as a positive role model to staff and consumers. Maintains positive attitude to create a positive work environment.
  • Attends mandatory trainings as defined in Comar
  • Maintains daily recordation of all hours to be paid pending approval of the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


HS diploma or G.E.D.

Preference given to those with experience in the field of developmental disabilities

  1. Ability to read and interpret regulations.
  2. Ability to learn and effectively use software applications.
  3. Proficient time management and organizational skills.
  4. Potentially requires the ability to receive and maintain certification as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT), if needed.
  5. Knowledge of and experience in using Microsoft software and an ability to learn and effectively use other software applications within agency-designated timeframe.
  6. Must possess typing skills in order to be productive.
  7. Potentially requires a valid drivers license with a minimum of 3 years of driving experience and an agency approved driving record.
  8. Must be at least 19 years of age.