The Association for the Developmentally Disabled
  • - Add Ventures
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • $16.00 hr.
  • Hourly
  • Temporary


The Discovery Specialist will be responsible for completing the Discovery Process including the Discovery Profile with three, Transition to Work participants (ages 15-21), between April and October of 2017. The Discovery Process includes: records review, initial meeting, home visit, neighborhood observation, social and vocational observation, brainstorming meeting, and future planning meeting. This position is responsible for scheduling appointments and meetings with participants, their families, and teams. Appointments and meetings may occur on nights and/or weekends to accommodate the participant's schedule; therefore, the Discovery Specialist must be willing to have a flexible work schedule. 

 The Discovery Specialist is also responsible for supporting participants during a four week Transition to Work Summer Program. The summer program will begin on 7/5/17 and end on 8/2/17. During this time, the Discovery Specialist will work Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with all three assigned Transition to Work participants. The Discovery Specialist will teach job exploration, social skills, and community accessibility classes within the community as well as facilitate community experiences with local businesses. The Discovery Specialist will be required to transport participants to community experiences in an agency van.  

This is a temporary position; all required tasks may be completed outside of conventional business hours, with the exception of the summer program period from 7/5/17 to 8/2/17. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete DODD required Career Planning - Discovery Process training
  • Complete Defensive Driving Certification Course
  • Drive vehicles for small groups
  • Complete Medication Administration training, if required by assigned participant(s)
  • Pass medications, if required by assigned participant(s)
  • Provide personal care, if required by assigned participant(s)
  • Complete all aspects of the Discovery Process including Discovery Profile by October of 2017
  • Support participants, teach classes, and facilitate community experiences during the Transition to Work Summer Program from 7/5/17 to 8/2/17  

Essential Skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to facilitate meetings, teach, and engage groups in discussions.
  • Strong writing skills are required in order to complete the Discovery Profile.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and flexibility.
  • Friendly and outgoing personality is required to build a rapport with participants, their families, and their teams.
  • High degree of empathy and compassion.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • High ethics and values and able to maintain high level of confidentiality.


  • High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Have current CPR & First Aid certificates or be willing to be trained
  • Pass drug test and background checks
  • Valid driver's license with 5 or fewer points

We make employment decisions based upon factors such as performance, abilities, talent, effort, and results. We provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, non-disqualifying disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status or other legally protected status.


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
The Association for the Developmentally Disabled


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