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Winston Salem, NC: Program Assistant

Posted June 28, 2016

iCan House in Winston Salem is seeking qualified candidates for Program Assistant position.

OVERVIEW: The Program Assistant is a vital position at the iCan House supporting the programming upon which the iCan House’s mission is built. This individual works directly with the Program Director on a variety of program related tasks. They will be assigned specific responsibilities such as facilitating social groups for individuals with special needs; writing and facilitating curriculum related to employment and independent living skills; coaching individuals on various life skills; planning events; scheduling; and other tasks as needed.


•      Experience working in nonprofit, education, or healthcare preferred
•      College degree, or work towards a degree, with a concentration in education, psychology, or a related human services field preferred
•      Experience working with children and adults with special needs
•      Experience in planning, coordinating, and managing programs and curriculum


  • Works effectively with children and adults who have varying levels of ability and differences
  • Represents the organization in community partnerships professionally and appropriately
  •  Demonstrates good judgment, discretion, and diploma
  • Able to work as a team-member
  • Able to effectively assess and analyze situations in the moment
  • Able to work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Flexible and able to adapt to diverse situations as they arisis
  •  Uses active listening skills
  •  Exhibits strong initiative, is self-motivated and resourceful, and can work independently
  •  Uses good decision-making and prioritizing skills
  • Utilizes high level of organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Communicates effectively with children, parents, team members, and community partners
  • Maintains strong character, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-confidence, and self-control
  • Exhibits a positive, personable, “can-do” attitude
  •  Models appropriate social skills


  1. Works directly with those who have various types of developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, anxiety, and/or social communication challenges
  2. Must be compassionate and understanding when interacting with participants, their families, the community, and other professional
  3. Writes curriculum/courses; aids in planning events; and directly facilitates interactions, and as such, must have experience and demonstrate the ability to teach, connect, and relate to people with differences
Program Facilitation: Facilitate and manage social skills groups for those age 8 to adult using the iCan House philosophy and curriculum. Interface with families regarding the curriculum and skills. Apply strong classroom management skills; sense of responsibility; high moral character; ability to relate to those with anxiety and social challenges; effective organizational and critical thinking skills; ability to generate excitement and enthusiasm appropriately.
• Community Partnerships: Work closely with partners within the community to foster and maintain positive relationships using professional demeanor, dress, decision-making, and communication.
• Curriculum/Coursework: Aid in the development of curriculum and coursework, which could include writing new curriculum and editing and digitizing previously generated curriculum.
Program & Event Supervision: Aid in monitoring and supervising programs and events, both on and off-site.
Fundraising Events: Assist in planning and execution of community and fundraising events, as assigned.
Event Planning: Participate in planning of events, as assigned.
Special Project Assignments: Work under the direction of the Program Director on specially assigned projects within the Program Department, both as a project participant and project leader, when appropriate.Qualified candidates send a resume and cover letter:By mail:     iCan House, 862 W 4th Street, Winston Salem NC 27101By email:
 Application Deadline: Position is open until filled.