The Association for the Developmentally Disabled
  • - Add Ventures
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • 11.25
  • Hourly
  • Temporary


The Discovery Assistant is responsible for providing support to high school students (ages 15-21) enrolled in the Transition to Work Summer Program. During the four week summer program, students will complete job exploration sessions at local businesses in order to identify future employment goals. The summer program begins on 7/5/18 and end on 8/3/18. During this time, the Discovery Assistant will work Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support students by providing supervision and personal care as outlined in student's Individual Specific Plan
  • Work with Discovery Specialists to provide job skill, social skill, and community accessibility instruction
  • Provide students with transportation to and from community job exploration session in an agency van
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to provide instruction and engage students
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize
  • Friendly and outgoing personality is required to build a rapport with students and their families
  • High degree of patience, compassion, and empathy
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to successfully work as part of a team
  • Strong ethics and values



  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience engaging with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Have current CPR & First Aid Certification or ability to obtain certificates
  • Defensive Driving Certification or the ability to obtain certificate
  • Ability to pass drug test and background checks
  • Valid driver's license with 5 or fewer points and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift/lower 50 to 100 lbs. in order to assist students with transfers, etc. as needed 

Physical Requirements

  • Walking & Standing                   50%
  • Lifting                                      10%
  • Pushing                                    10%
  • Pulling                                      0%
  • Sitting                                      30%

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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