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Developmental Care Specialist- FT

Company: Wedgwood Christian Services
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Developmental Care Specialist- FTAt Wedgwood Christian Services Developmental Care Specialists (DCS) work in our VanderArk program which serves children with developmental disabilities. This can include both male and female children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, or those who were affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Currently our program includes those who are verbal and nonverbal, and are lower functioning cognitively, socially, and behaviorally. Those seeking occupational therapy or applied behavior technician experience and certification are encouraged to apply.


  • Applicant must be at least 20 years of age
  • High school diploma required
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Additional education and/or certification in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related field preferred.
  • Prior experience supervising a developmentally disabled individual preferred.
  • Ability to pivot, bend, twist and stoop while bearing weight of individuals served.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. non-stationary weight through the approved technique is required.
  • Alignment with Wedgwood Christian Services faith statement.Responsibilities:
    • Providing daily care, counsel, and supervision to low functioning adolescents in the VanderArk residential program.
    • Assisting in overseeing the treatments programs of individual residents and managing operations of the residential unit.
    • Participation in recreational activities when they are scheduled.
    • Meal preparation in the residential home.Schedule: 40 hours including four weekdays and every other weekend. Combination of 1st and 2nd shifts.

      • 403b retirement plan with employer match
      • Low cost medical plans with great coverage options
      • Holistic dental and vision plans
      • Pet insurance
      • Legal insurance
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • A Locally Partnered Employee Assistance Program
      • Competitive time off
      • Direct deposit
      • Federal student loan forgiveness eligibility through PSLF
      • Paid Holidays
      • We also offer a variety of employer paid benefits for full time staff
        • Short term disability
        • Long term disability
        • Life insurance up to 2x your annual salary
        • Wedgwood is proud to offer a full gymnasium with an attached 24hr wellness center that houses a wide variety of workout equipment. Wedgwood is happy to provide this space to our staff at no cost.
        • Walking trail that leads around the beautiful campus.

          Wedgwood Christian Services
          Since 1960, Wedgwood Christian Services has been dedicated to aggressively taking on the toughest problems facing children and families through residential care, counseling services, and community programs. Our goal is to support and help restore the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of children, adults, and families in our community.

          Mission: Wedgwood Christian Services extends God's love to youth, adults, and families through professional counseling and educational services.

          Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, and Diversity

Keywords: Wedgwood Christian Services, Grand Rapids , Developmental Care Specialist- FT, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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