Day Habilitation Assistant

  • Anderson, IN, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

The dream of Hopewell Center began in the early 1950's when a group of parents sought services for their children and founded Peter Pan Preschool. The group incorporated in 1966 and officially adopted the name Hopewell Center in May 1983.

As a private, not-for-profit agency, Hopewell has experienced rapid growth in services, personnel, and persons served. While originally focusing exclusively on persons with disabilities, Hopewell has expanded its services to families with infants and toddlers that are 'at-risk' due to developmental or socio-economic factors.

Hopewell now has an array of facility and community-based opportunities, including family services, children's services, employment services, and residential services. Today, nearly 200 caring professionals provide person-centered services to over 450 individuals a year.

Job Description

The Day Habilitation Assistant is responsible for training and assisting developmentally disabled individuals in all areas of vocational, social, and daily living skills.  


  • Assists consumers in meeting established goals and objectives contained in the Individual Program Plans (IPPs); maintains documentation of performance.
  • Instructs, trains and assists consumers in performing assigned production jobs, provides physical and verbal assistance, and demonstrations as necessary; rewards consumer and/or corrects inappropriate behavior, and maintains documentation of activities. 
  • Provides necessary assistance to consumers such as completing time cards, taking to the restroom, opening milk and soda containers, opening and putting lunchboxes in the proper place, and feeding clients as needed.
  • Monitors consumers upon arrival to and departure from the Industrial facility.
  • Maintains daily production and attendance records and other required documentation of consumers’ progress.
  • Periodically performs duties of Training Supervisor during absences.
  • Attends staff meetings and prescribed in-service training programs as needed.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment by reporting safety hazards and maintenance need to superiors.
  • Performs related duties as assigned, assuring the best interest of both the agency and the consumers' welfare.



  • High school diploma or equivalence preferred, and knowledge of and experience in proper methods to train developmentally disabled individuals, with ability to assist with vocational and daily living activities of consumers.
  • Must obtain CPR and basic first aid certification.
  • Knowledge of Individual Program Plans (IPPs), with ability to implement plans according to established goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, with ability to maintain records of consumer activities, and perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete all necessary in-service training, and ability to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification.
  • Ability to follow verbal or written instructions.
  • Ability to follow all personnel policies and rules of the organization.  
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and consumers, with ability to provide assistance to consumers to promote their independence.

Additional Information

Pay & Benefits

  • Pay rate is $11.50 hourly
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Sick Time Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Keywords: Day Habilitation, Day Hab, DayHab, Adult Day Services, Day Program, Direct Support Professional, DSP, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, IDD