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Residential Aide

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-820551
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 01, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) offers rewarding career opportunities to individuals seeking to contribute and to grow with a school committed to helping children and young adults who are blind, deafblind or low vision with or without other disabilities.

Effective July, 2022, the pay range for this position will increase to $19.53-$23.31 commensurate with education and experience. Immediate starts available for July and for the 2022-2023 school year. Full-time hires are also eligible for a sign on bonus of up to $750! Apply now!

Full time positions include an array of benefits – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, professional development, wellness programs, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement!


POSITION TITLE: Residential Aide

SUMMARY : With supervision, provides the residential program to a designated group of students.


Essential Functions:

1. Provides direct care to students by:

a. Teaching daily living & leisure time use skills.
b. Implementing educational and therapeutic management programs.
c. Supervising assigned students during routine and non-routine functions.
d. Participating with the students in recreational activities.
e. Intervening in students’ emotional, behavioral, and medical crises.

2. Collects data and prepares reports.
3. Participates in meetings, in-services, and the case management team.
4. Maintains student equipment/personal belongings.


Work Schedule: 37.5 or 40 afternoon/evening hours, Sunday through Thursday. Two 15 minute duty free breaks scheduled each full workday; flextime within work day and work week is occasionally required as is overtime. This position follows a 10 or 11 month school schedule. An example of work schedule is: Sun 5-10pm, Mon 1:30-11pm, Tues 2-10pm, Wed, 2:30-11:30pm, Thurs 1:30-10pm. 

Pay Rate: Effective July 1, $19.53-$23.31   commensurate with education and experience.

Experience and Skills:

Knowledge, skills, and general abilities:

1. General knowledge of residential care theory and practice, and its application to educating and training students with multiple disabilities and visual impairment/blindness.

2. Basic knowledge of health care and maintenance programs, personal skills training methods, and behavior management techniques.

3. Requires AA degree; HS diploma with a minimum 2 years related experience; or current RCYCP certification.

4. Basic knowledge of interdisciplinary team concept and the Case Management system.

5. Basic knowledge of programs for assigned students.

6. Maryland driver’s license.

7. Operate motor vehicles in relation to student trips and emergencies.

8. Must be at least 21 years of age.

9. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by date of hire, with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations, in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. 


Within six months in this position, the employee is required to have:

1. Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner Certification.

2. Successful completion of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Program.

3. Successful completion of the New Employee Orientation program.

4. General knowledge of interdisciplinary team concept and the Case Management system.

5. General knowledge of programs for assigned students.

6. 3-D driver approval.

7. CPR certification.


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