Damar is one of America’s leading providers of services to people with developmental, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities—and the people who love them. For more than 50 years, we’ve set ourselves apart by delivering remarkable care and remarkable results for remarkable people of all ages with a wide range of needs. Damar offers services to a range of people living with developmental and behavioral disabilities, from toddlers to senior citizens … from people with the mildest of symptoms to those with the most pronounced disabilities … from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Rewards you can expect...

  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Receive up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • 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

 Associate Degree positions:

Bachelor’s Degree positions:

Master’s Degree positions:

Direct Support Technician

Salary range: $15.25

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Job Description: Are you a Hero? Do you want to change lives every day? You will at Damar Services. At Damar, we build better futures for children and adults facing life’s greatest developmental and behavioral challenges. You don’t need experience, only a passion for helping others. Our world-class training will prepare you for the job. Join our Damar family of heroes today!

Our Direct Support Technicians perform a variety of tasks related to the care of clients served by Damar. Some duties include client supervision and care, crisis management, promoting appropriate social behaviors, and supporting clients in achieving their maximum potential.

Full-time Direct Support Technicians are awarded with...

  • Belonging to a family culture
  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and a 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off and dedicated paid holidays
  • $3,000 annual tuition assistance
  • Retention and employee referral bonuses
  • Free access to exercise gym & pool
  • Free meals for employees working on campus

Some of the duties you will perform as a Direct Support Technician are...

  • 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

Travel expectations: Travel not required

Available Shifts: (Note: Preferred shift & program may not be available at time of application.)

  • 1st Shift  (7:00 am - 3:30 pm / rotating weekends)
  • 2nd Shift (3:00 pm - 11:30 pm / rotating weekends)
  • 3rd Shift  (11:00 pm -7:30 am / rotating weekends)
  • Weekend Shift (7:00 am - 11:00 pm / Sat & Sun)

Candidate Qualifications:

  • be at least 18 to work in our Community Living and Support Services program and at least 21 to work in our Children's Residential program
  • 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 Services’ background screening
  • be clear of any felony convictions and substantiated charges of neglect

ABA Therapist

Salary range: $16+

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Job Description: ABA Autism Services by Damar combines the long-term experience and expertise of Damar Services with cutting-edge Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approaches to offer a solution to families facing the challenges of raising a child with autism. 

While many nonprofit and for-profit businesses offer ABA services, only ABA Autism Services by Damar can back its services with the experience and expertise of an organization that has been serving people with developmental challenges and autism for more than 50 years.  

We are currently seeking a Full-Time talented, motivated and detail oriented ABA Therapist to join our highly skilled team. This person will be responsible for performing a variety of duties related to verbal behavior, behavior modification, treatment plan implementation, data collection and intervention in individual treatment of clients. 

An ABA Therapist is also responsible for providing direct support to individuals diagnosed with autism and assists the treatment team, including the Program Manager, Program Director and Director of ABA Services and other members as designated, in the evaluation of clinical services.

Quick FAQ's:

What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)?

Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.

Where are you located?

We have three clinics total. One is located in Avon, one is on the Southwest side of Indianapolis (near the airport), and one is located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis (Fall Creek).

Where would I work with clients?

We are a majority clinic based program, so you would work with clients at one of our three clinics.

What would I be doing?

Our ABA Therapists follow ABA therapy techniques in specialized, client based sessions in order to successfully reach goals per the client's behavior plan.

Remarkable way you will make a difference...

  • Provides direct services to children diagnosed with Autism in an ABA setting, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Maintains neat, chronological documentation of all goals and behaviors.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Interacts professionally with parents, school, medical personnel, and others using only excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Keep abreast of current treatment technology, literature, practices, and regulations.
  • Ensures that the agency meets its quality improvement, evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Respects the culture, diversity and rights of all clients, their families and the community.

Travel expectations: Travel not required

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Candidate Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must obtain Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification as outlined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) within 60 days of initial hire.
  • ABA therapy experience and/or experience working with children with autism is preferred but not required.
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work at any of the Damar ABA facilities.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to

Nurse

Salary range: $22+ depending on years of experience and license

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Licensure: must have LPN or RN

Job Description: At Damar Services, our people are remarkable. Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter.

We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. Along with our competitive benefits, culture of compassion, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work.

Quick FAQ's:

Where will I be located?

The Licensed Practical Nurse will be assigned to a unit on our main residential campus, located at 6067 Decatur Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46241.

Where would I work with clients?

All clients receive these services, and are conveniently located on our main residential campus!

What would I be doing?

The Nurse will be responsible for the delivery of medical and nursing services children and young adults served in Damar’s residential programs.

Remarkable way you will make a difference...

  • Follow established health-related procedures and related policies throughout all areas of Damar.
  • Will adhere to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Collect and analyze the client’s physical, psychological, environmental, self-care, educational, and anticipated discharge planning needs.
  • Complete physical and provisional mental health assessments upon admission.
  • Administration of client immunizations, documentation and tracking.
  • Administration of TB serum, documentation, and tracking.
  • Administration and reconciliation of all medications, routine and as needed.
  • Ensure accurate preparation for administration for all routine and as needed medication for client therapeutic family time visits as needed.
  • Provide client and staff education, including infection control practices, hygiene, medication side effects and actions, and medication administration and compliance.
  • Provide client diabetic care and education.
  • Monitor clients following nursing unit policies and procedures.
  • Communicate changes in client status (legal, psychiatric, physical, medical) to the attending physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Communicate and obtain internal and external consents for client medication orders as needed per the physician.
  • Inform incoming shift of any changes/client needs to promote continuity of care.
  • Review client medical records for accuracy and ensure that the nursing notes and all documentation clearly reflect current status and client progress.
  • Collect and document client data for Department of Child Services Passport.
  • Comply with safety and security policies and procedures, including those regarding accidents and injuries.
  • Assist with physician assessment: manage and ensure timely follow up and accuracy with transcription of orders.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and safe work practices.
  • Performs assessments as needed in a timely manner and sends notifications per policy.
  • Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
  • Participate in weekly inter-disciplinary team meetings.
  • Completes and updates mandatory staff training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
  • Support internal and external customer service standards.
  • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
  • Monthly review of physician’s orders (rewrites) and medication administration records for all units.
  • Clean and defrost refrigerators as scheduled.
  • Deliver medications to nursing stations from pharmacy.
  • Audit charts as assigned.
  • Update passports as assigned.

Travel expectations: Travel not required

Work Hours: Weekend Shift – 3 (12) hour shifts on the weekend

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Must have Indiana nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.
  • One year of experience working with neuropsychiatric or behavioral challenges and/or individuals identifying with
  • the DD/ID population preferred.
  • Knowledge of current trends and research in the use of psychotropic medications with individuals with
  • developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Minimum age of 21 per licensure requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • Must meet and maintain background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.
  • No felony convictions or other criminal offenses involving a dependent population.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Case Manager

Salary range: $38,000+

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Job Description: At Damar, our people are remarkable. Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter. We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work.

We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented QDDP to join our highly skilled team. The QDDP  is responsible for leading, directing and monitoring treatment services and actively promoting agency philosophy in the delivery of those services. Handles all case management aspects of assigned clients’ care. Essential job duties and responsibilities are in accordance with Damar’s Strategic Plan and requirements by licensure.

Remarkable way you will make a difference...

  • Completes Independent Living skills
  • Represents clients at doctor’s appointments and exchanges information effectively and accurately.
  • Maintains service notes, contacts, data sheet creation and data collection.
  • Plans and leads Program meetings.
  • Develops Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) for each assigned client within 7 days admission and update it as needed.
  • Collaborates with Residential Managers to ensure execution of unit programming.
  • Leads and directs the implementation of IPPs by providing guidance and training to employees for assigned clients.
  • Will be writing and updating monthly IPP to ensure they are ready by the 6th of every month.
  • Review and sign MHA and update the addendum as needed.
  • Will complete an ICAP assessment within 30 days of admission.
  • Will complete Ansell Casey, for those who need it (20 days from admit and update annually)
  • Ensure there Family engagement communication / efforts (weekly) per client in a caseload.
  • Ensure there is Referral source communication (weekly) per client in a caseload.
  • Will request and attend CFTM Quarterly or as needed.
  • Represents clients in Court Reviews and IEP/Case Conferences by providing accurate information regarding the client’s treatment progress and areas of need.
  • Serves as an active member of an interdisciplinary treatment team by attending and participating in monthly treatment reviews and weekly meetings.
  • Participates in psychiatric reviews for each assigned client by providing direct feedback to the psychiatrist during appointments or written feedback through nursing department.
  • Completes and follows up on the BDDS application
  • Program Training for unit staff.
  • Ensures service design and delivery provides each child with active treatment.
  • Independent living skill training
  • Discrepancies or conflict between programming, medical, dietary, and vocational aspects of the child’s assessment and program are resolved.
  • Follow-up to recommendations for services, equipment, or programs
  • Works hand in hand with IBI specialist and residential Managers-Interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Ensures that Transportation needs are met: i.e. gas cards
  • Ensure that Clients are safe to go for an off-ground outing.
  • Ensure that Weekend/holiday notes/plan are complete and sent out to the appropriate parties.
  • Manages the Allowance program on their units
  • Process Incident reports and make contact to the families and referral sources
  • Completes CANS assessments for assigned residents in accordance with state regulations
  • Completes outing sheets in collaboration with the residential managers.
  • Updates appropriate systems (i.e. Welnet etc.) with client information.

Rewards you can expect...

  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Receive up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • 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

Travel expectations: Travel not required

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (some flexibility)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have at least one year of experience in treating DD/ID population or specialized training and meet one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in education from an accredited program.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in social work from an accredited program. 
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a human services field (other than social work) and at least three (3) years of experience under the supervision of a qualified social worker OR at least one year experience working directly with persons with ID/DD. 
    • Registered Nurse
    • Therapeutic recreation specialist who is a graduate of an accredited program.
    • Master’s degree in psychology from an accredited program
  • Minimum age of 21 per licensure requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • No felony convictions or other criminal offenses involving a dependent population.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.

BCBA

Salary range: $59,850 + (depending on experience) - Bonus Structure in place!

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Licensure: Must have BCBA

Job Description:ABA Autism Services by Damar combines the long-term experience and expertise of Damar Services with cutting-edge Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approaches to offer a solution to families facing the challenges of raising a child with autism.

While many nonprofit and for-profit businesses offer ABA services, only ABA Autism Services by Damar can back its services with the experience and expertise of an organization that has been serving people with developmental challenges and autism for more than 50 years.

Damar’s ABA program begins with an evaluation that includes a full assessment of each child. Observation time, parent interviews, and the appropriate assessment tools are used to create an individualized treatment plan in order to meet the unique needs of your child with autism. Our services can include:

  • Intensive Behavioral Training
  • Social & Community Training
  • Speech & Occupational Therapy Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Community Integration

We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented ABA Program Manager to join our highly skilled team. The Program Manager for ABA Services is responsible for completion of treatment plan development and implementation, data collection, and behavioral intervention in individual treatment of ABA clients with direct oversight by designated BCBA. Assists the treatment team and other members as designated, in the creation of behavior intervention plans. Responsible for maintaining documentation of all services provided.

Remarkable way you will make a difference...

  • Serves as a member of Damar Services’ interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintains prescribed level of productivity.
  • Provides direct therapy when needed.
  • Provides client specific training.
  • Provides direct clinical oversight to assigned caseload of clients.
  • Completes individual treatment plans and behavior intervention plans using the principles of ABA.
  • Completes VB-MAPP or other relevant assessment tool on assigned clients.
  • Conducts FBAs as needed.
  • Compiles data weekly/monthly/quarterly.
  • Completes reauthorization reports.
  • Facilitates monthly family meetings.
  • Operates Damar vehicles and/or personal vehicles to transport clients or perform other work related duties.
  • Will adhere to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational
  • Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
  • Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
  • Meets a minimum of monthly with Program Director and/or Director of ABA Services.
  • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
  • Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
  • Ensures that the Agency meets its quality improvement, evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Actively participates in and/or oversees data collection and the use of data to improve outcomes, practices and service delivery.
  • Utilizes data collection in relation to driving and tracking outcomes and achieving Agency initiatives and goals.

Rewards you can expect...

  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Receive up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • 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

Travel expectations: Travel not required

Work Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday (we can be flexible at times)

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and BCBA.
  • Minimum 2 years’ previous experience with autism spectrum disorders required with a minimum of 18 months of autism experience in an ABA setting.
  • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.

Intensive Behavioral Intervention Specialist

Salary range: $47,500

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Licensure: Can start with pending temporary license application

Job Description: At Damar, our people are remarkable. Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter. We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work.

The Intensive Behavioral Intervention Specialist is responsible for providing direct behavior management consultation services to clients, staff members, and family members. These services include client observation, the development and documentation of specific behavior management plans, direct intervention with clients, education and training for staff, and service coordination, among others.

Remarkable way you will make a difference...

  • Provides comprehensive functional assessment of behavior for each client served.
  • Provides written documentation of behavior management service via monthly reports.
  • Submits documentation (behavior plans, monthly notes, etc.) in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains prescribed level of productivity.
  • Provides training for staff regarding behavior management plans/approaches.
  • Implements, coordinates, monitors, documents, evaluate, and revise behavior programs as approved by the Assistant Director of Clinical Services.
  • Interacts professionally with parents, teachers, staff, and other providers.
  • Interacts with clients to demonstrate respect, acknowledgment of rights, and dignity at all times.
  • Keeps abreast of current treatment technology, literature, practices, and regulations.
  • Will adhere to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
  • Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
  • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
  • Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.

Rewards you can expect...

  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Receive up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • 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

Travel expectations: Travel not required

Work Hours: Saturday-Wednesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in applied behavior analysis; social work; psychology; counseling; or a related human service field and be license eligible.
  • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.
  • Directly relevant applied experience in the implementation of behavioral interventions and working with individuals with intellectual difficulties preferred.

Behavior Consultant

Salary range: $45,000

Start date(s): Positions open NOW

Licensure: Can start with pending temporary license application

Job Description: At Damar, our people are remarkable. Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter. We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work.

We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented individuals to join our highly skilled team. In this role, the Behavior Management Level II Provider will be responsible for providing direct behavior management consultation services to clients, staff members, and family members. These services include client observation, the development and documentation of specific behavior management plans, direct intervention with clients, education and training for staff, crisis intervention, and service coordination, among others.  

Remarkable way you will make a difference...

  • Responsible to the respective Level I (HSPP) provider.
  • Meets face-to-face at least monthly with Level I provider.
  • Provides comprehensive functional assessment of behavior for each client served.
  • Provides written documentation of behavior management service via monthly reports.
  • Submits documentation (behavior plans, monthly notes, ISP, quarterly updates, etc.) in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains prescribed level of productivity.
  • Provides training for staff regarding behavior management plans/approaches.
  • Implements, coordinates, monitors, documents, evaluate, and revise behavior programs as approved by the Level I provider.
  • Provides crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Interacts professionally with parents, teachers, staff, and other providers.
  • Interacts with clients to demonstrate respect, acknowledgment of rights, and dignity at all times.
  • Keeps abreast of current treatment technology, literature, practices, and regulations.
  • Will adhere to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
  • Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
  • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
  • Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.

Rewards you can expect...

  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Receive up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • 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

Travel expectations: Travel around Indianapolis area required  

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (very flexible schedule!)

Candidate Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, ABA, counseling, special education, or something similar. 
  • License eligibility preferred.
  • Directly relevant applied experience in the implementation of behavioral interventions and working with individuals with intellectual difficulties.
  • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.