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ACEL Program Assistant (Full-time, Altoona PA)

  • Job ID: 112361746
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Mostly Daylight, Some Flexibility
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: Adult Ctr Learn Day Prog
  • Location: 100 Lakemont Park Blvd, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.43 to $20.41 / hour


ACEL is a center based Day Program that supports approximately 50 folks, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., who have intellectual/ developmental disabilities.

The hire for this opening will join an excellent team of staff, highly engaged and supportive of each other, who put the needs of the Customer first. Staff turnover rate is minimal. Most staff have worked in the center 10 or more years.

Dress code is casual to ensure the comfortability of staff. Most staff wear scrubs, but they are not mandatory. Close toed shoes are required. Parking is free to staff. ACEL is located right next to Lakemont Park. The schedule for this opening is M-F daylight hours, with some flexibility depending on department need.



  • Attend workshops and trainings appropriate to job duties. Must complete at least 24 hours of field related training annually.
  • Participate in community activities as directed by the Program Specialist/Supervisor.
  • Attend and contribute to conferences and meetings concerning individuals served (as deemed appropriate by Program Specialist/Supervisor or Director.
  • Implement programmatic plans/goals as written in the Individual Support Plans.
  • Assist the Program Specialist/Supervisor with the following duties:Complete daily service records. Document in writing monthly progress notes, quarterly reports, and communication logs. Administer medications and complete appropriate documentation (if appropriate training is completed). Maintain record of medical visits, therapies, likes, dislikes, strengths, and other requirements of individual service plan.Discuss content with Program Supervisor and formulate suggestions for revision of individual service plan.
  • Maintain and protect patient, client and Agency confidentiality.
  • Respond to individual's strengths so as to enhance their growth and development and to help each person reach their maximum potential.
  • Assist ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals in all levels of daily care, including, but not limited to:Feeding Toileting Assisting into and out of wheelchairs Assisting on and off vans Supervision of individuals
  • Participate as a team member with other ACEL staff to provide quality services to all participants.
  • Attends staff meeting as scheduled and be prepared to discuss specific issues necessary for successful completion of job duties.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.
  • Support individuals in center-based and/or home-based environments.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
  • Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.
  • Report suspected customer abuse to Supervisor.



  • High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
  • Six (6) months related work experience preferred.
  • Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania driver's license and auto liability insurance, if required to drive a personal vehicle.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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