Damar Services, Inc.

Specialized Initiatives Technician

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Specialized Initiatives Program

At Damar, our people are remarkable! Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of people with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter. We provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, belonging, acceptance, innovation and fun, Damar offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work!


Do you have a passion for working with kids with disabilities? Do you think you have what it takes to help improve the lives of children facing life’s greatest developmental and behavioral challenges?  Damar is looking for passionate people with or without experience as a Specialized Initiatives Technician. For those of you with experience, you already know how rewarding it can be.....for those of you with no experience, you don’t need experience, only a passion for helping others. Our world-class training will prepare you for the job! Come be a part of a 2023 Top Workplace!


What is a Specialized Initiatives Technician?

The Specialized Initiatives Technician is responsible for performing a variety of para-professional tasks related to the care of individuals served in various Specialized Initiatives and Programs within Damar. 

What would I be doing?

Some duties include client supervision and care, crisis management, promoting appropriate social behaviors, and supporting clients in achieving their maximum potential.

Where would I work with clients?

For this particular role, you would cover Marion County and surrounding donut counties. 

What are the hours?

 Day Shift  (7:00 am- 7:00 pm) 

Night Shift (7:00 pm- 7:00 am) 

Both of these shifts have a weekly rotating schedule! 

Some of the ways we reward our remarkable Specialized Initiatives Technician...

  • Starting pay: $20.00 an hour! We pay for experience and education!
  • Pay for school with up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Save for your retirement with our 401(k) Plan Participation
  • Take care of loved ones through our Damar provided Life Insurance and additional voluntary options
  • Protect your income through Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance options
  • Enjoy eligible holidays at home while getting paid with our Paid Holiday plan
  • Take paid time off for rest and relaxation with our PTO plan
  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques

Some of the ways you will be making a difference...


  • Effectively respond to and manage crisis situations
  • Consistently implement behavior management plans to reduce maladaptive behaviors
  • Promote and assist with the development of daily living, self-help and social skills
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment
  • Conduct and supervise recreational and life enrichment activities
  • Complete required documentation daily, in a professional manner 

What you need to be considered...

  • Be at least 21 to work in our Children's Residential program however, we have Direct Support Professional roles for those between 18-21 so we still encourage you to apply if you are not 21 or over.
  • Be able to provide formal proof of a high school diploma or GED
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical
  • Favorably meet and maintain Damar’s background screening
  • Be clear of any felony convictions, substantiated charges of neglect or other disqualifying criminal offenses

Essential Job Functions:

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.




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