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Graduating class earn certificate to support their careers in caring for individuals with disabilities

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Graduating class earn certificate to support their careers in caring for individuals with disabilities

Students enrolled in the Resident Assistant II Advancement Course gathered to celebrate their successful graduation. A partnership with Allied Services and Lackawanna College made the continuing education certificate possible. The course is offered to Direct Support Professionals seeking to advance their careers.

During the 10-week course taught by Patrick Quinn, Director of Allied Services Developmental Services Division, students learned about various subjects that will benefit them as they care for individuals with disabilities. The course covered the history of intellectual and developmental disability care and key legislation that increased education, community living, and employment opportunities. It also covers practical and philosophical differences between past and current treatment practices and includes lessons in transformational leadership.

Those who successfully graduated from the course earned a continuing education certificate jointly presented by Lackawanna College and Allied Services, the new title of Resident Assistant II, and a pay increase. 

Resident Assistants care for adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, a professional that can be both meaningful and demanding. Today's graduates were nominated for the class because they’re good at their work.

"We're proud of all of our graduates and grateful for the compassion, sensitivity, and energy they display in caring our residents and individuals," remarked Bob Ames, Vice President of Community Services. 

Congratulations, graduates!

Resident Assistant Jobs at Allied Services

Allied Services Developmental Services Division has new opportunities - with new, increased pay rates - for Resident Assistants in Carbondale and Scranton. What is a Resident Assistant? Resident Assistants help to safely and gently provide complete assisted care for individuals with disabilities. 

  • Hear how one student discovered her capacity for caring as a Resident Assistant - read now.
  • Learn more about the Resident Assistant II Advancement Course - read here
  • As an Allied Services employee, you'll enjoy great pay rates and benefits, flexible schedules AND no-cost college education!
  • Learn more about Resident Assistant jobs - read now.