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Careers in Focus: Resident Assistants

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Careers in Focus: Resident Assistants

Dylan Wormuth grew up in Carbondale. Although he currently lives in South Abington, he has returned to his hometown to help care for individuals with disabilities. Dylan is a Resident Assistant employed by Allied Services Developmental Services Division. Along with nursing staff, human services professionals, and other Resident Assistants, he helps to provide round-the-clock care for residents with intellectual and physical disabilities in a small group home in Carbondale.

Dylan joined Allied Services 8 years ago. His cousin recommended the job to him after working as a Resident Assistant for more than 11 years. She loved the experience and thought it would suit Dylan. She was right.

The role of a Resident Assistant is to help the residents live safely and happily in their group home. This means helping to prepare meals, assisting residents to dress, and with grooming and other activities of daily living. Resident Assistants also help residents to work on their behavioral goals. Whenever possible, they take residents on trips and participate in activities that they choose and enjoy.

“It can be intimidating when you first start, but it is also really rewarding work,” says Dylan. “As you learn to interact and communicate with each of the residents, you learn what makes them tick and how you can help them to have a good day.”

Dylan received training and support to be successful in his new job. The team has a mantra about their role which he takes to heart.

“We remind ourselves that we’re working in their home. The residents aren't living at our work. That mantra helps you to prioritize them and the importance of connecting with the residents on a human level.”

Over the years, Dylan has become attached to individual residents, which makes it hard when they have a bad day or are ill or pass away. It also makes his job personally very rewarding.

Become a Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants earn up to a $1000 sign-on bonus at Allied Services. The new hourly rates start at $15.00 per hour for full-time and part-time positions with weekend shifts earning up to $17.00 per hour. Shift differentials are offered on the second and third shifts.

Call Becky at 570-348-2222 to discuss your interest or apply online here.

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  • Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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