Starting Pay:  $14.00 an hour 

(Effective 11/16/2021 starting pay will increase to $16.00 per hour.)

Benefits:  Medical, Dental, Leave, 401K with match, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance

The Program Assistant’s job is to mix the job of a Direct Support Professional with the administrative duties of an Assistant.  When a Program Assistant position opens, you are required to send a resume and cover letter to the appropriate person.  You must meet the criteria listed below.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Assistant monitors, supervises, and participates in the development and implementation of Person-Centered, Behavior Support, and other support plans and curriculum for each individual, in pursuit of the individual’s outcomes and personal goals and well-being. The Assistant is a TURN representative in the community and other agency/professional settings. Essential functions of this position include regular attendance, adherence to authorized schedule, and sensory levels sufficient to perceive signs of aggression or physical distress in others.


  1. A minimum of six months of work experience with individuals with disabilities; experience with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviors will be given preference.
  2. A minimum of 18 years of age.
  3. Own their own personal, reliable transportation.
  4. Have a valid driver’s license, current motor vehicle insurance, and clean driving record.


  1. Knowledge of general medical conditions.
  2. Demonstrated organizational, prioritizing, and time management skills.
  3. Problem-solving, leadership and teamwork experience.
  4. Proficiency in professional and community networking.
  5. Effective verbal and written communication and the ability to produce and review typed business letters, reports, and accurate numerical records.
  6. Basic word processing; other basic computer skills.
  7. Effective personal stress management.
  8. Performance of administrative functions such as financial liaison, or reporting duties.
  9. Completion of required training at TURN within 3 months of employment.