Residential Support Specialist #1517

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CDS is an innovative person-centered organization that has been providing support to individuals and families living in Central Vermont for over 50 years. We support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to live their best life, to be a part of the community, to explore their dreams and achieve their goals. You will be a part of a dynamic caring team that promotes creativity, growth, and having fun.

We are looking for an innovative and flexible person to work with a gentleman with Autism who lives in his own apartment with staff support to meet his supervision needs, gain access the community and develop/maintain independent living skills.

This full-time position with benefits is for someone willing to work weekends including asleep overnights, unless assistance is required. Hours are from Friday 11:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM.


About This Position:

You will serve as one of the primary support staff working with this individual.

To support the individual in improving daily living skills and independent living skills to include but is not limited to:

  • Assisting with meal planning, preparation and grocery shopping/making healthy food choices.
  • Helping to promote an active lifestyle through activity engagement and exercise.
  • Assisting with the individual’s weekly budgets and expenses.
  • Assisting the individual in community settings.
  • Delivering and supervising the self-administration of medications according to agency guidelines
  • Assisting the individual with making and keeping appointments.
  • Ensure individual has the appropriate supports through collecting, compiling, and analyzing data and by evaluating progress towards objectives identified by the individual and ISA team.  Record information and data within an electronic health record (monthly progress notes, log entries) in a timely and detailed manner.
  • Contribute to the development of the ISA.
  • Preserve privacy, confidentiality and insure dignity to assigned individual and all others.


The candidate will:

  • Possess the ability to work independently as well as with the team.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and supervision meetings.
  • Disseminate and follow up on instructions.
  • Assist in developing and adhering to the schedule for the individual.  Maintain flexibility with schedule changes.
  • Monitor/Manage medication needs.
  • Organize / provide transportation for individual to attend various events


What we offer you:

Competitive salary based on a 40-hour work week. Opportunities to work additional hours if desired.

Generous medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

Matching 403B.

Flex Spending Account.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Paid Sick & Vacation time:  Paid time off is pro-rated according to the employees’ base weekly hours.  The amount of time accrued is based on years of service and is earned on a monthly basis.

12.5 paid holidays (does not apply to hourly/per-diem employees)

Mileage Reimbursement for job/client related travel.

Fun company events, picnics, BBQs, holiday themed events, annual staff appreciation day, and more.

A focus on health and wellness, including discounted gym memberships, on-site yoga and cardio classes, regular office massages, volleyball competitions to name a few.

We ensure you continue learning and growing while working here, by offering a comprehensive orientation, pre-service and in-service trainings, access to, and supervision from experienced and dedicated managers.  Opportunities to attend in-state and national conferences on topics related to your professional development.  Tuition reimbursement (there is a limit per semester and must be career related).



High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of ethical work practices, a sense of humor, ability to adapt to a changing environment and experience with technology such as Microsoft applications. Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities/Autism preferred but not necessary.

Valid driver’s license, good driving record and safe, reliable, insured vehicle required.


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