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Company Overview

EPIC, formerly known as Southern Maryland Vocational Industries is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1985 to support children with disabilities mainstream from special education into adulthood. EPIC was founded in response to the realization of a group of parents that their children with disabilities would have no services or supports after graduation from special education classes. These parents banded together to devise a program that would enable their children and others to become gainfully employed adults.

Over the years, EPIC evolved from primarily helping people with intellectual challenges get jobs to providing an array of support services. For thirty years we have helped people become involved in their communities by pairing them with employers for jobs they enjoy working. Soon after, in 1989 we expanded our services to accommodate the needs of people’s housing limitations and opened our first community home. We now, provide services directly in the homes of families where reliable, trained professionals teach people various skills and attend community activities. Although we primarily provide services in Prince George’s county we also provide limited service in Montgomery and Charles counties.

Job Summary

We are looking for a caring, energetic and dedicated Personal Support Worker to help adults in their homes with activities of daily living within a supportive environment. If you enjoy helping others and is compassionate about being a part of the solution to build equality, then EPIC has the perfect opportunity for you.  If you enjoy being out and about in your community and would like to help others take advantage of community activities such as local Jazz Concerts, arts and crafts classes, and swimming...then you're on the right page. 

As a team member you’ll do more than provide services to people; you’ll build strong, long-lasting relationships. Come aboard…Become an EPIC team member and partner with a person that needs supports with daily living and engaging his community.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment and have the ability to recognize safety issues;
  • Ensures that individuals adhere to employment services schedule.

  • Maintains constant supervision of the individual(s) assigned.

  • Instructs individuals of their rights and that of others as provided by Resource Connections.

  • Contacts parents/guardians and/or Resource Coordinator to inform them of individual’s progress and any incident that may occur at a minimum of 1 time per month.

  • Performs other duties as assigned Manager of Employment Services and/or the Assistant Director of Employment Services. 

  • Finds individual’s employment positions of their choice within the community.

  • Helps individuals complete job applications.

  • Assists individuals with skills assessment.

  • Conducts mock office scenarios, interview sessions, time & wage studies, and task analysis. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED required; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good judgment & problem solving;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • A local, valid U.S. driver’s license with no more than 3 moving violations and/or at fault accidents in the past 3 years or any major violations in the past 5 years;
  • Ability to successfully pass mandated training and basic skills tests.

Benefits and Perks

  • We offer competitive pay, benefits, paid training, free parking, and more.
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