Aide Trainee- Polk Center

Commonwealth of PA | Venango County, PA

Posted Date 3/25/2020
Description This is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for those who enjoy helping people.
Polk Center has been serving people with Intellectual Disabilities since 1897. We focus on providing an everyday life for the people we support based on the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs "Everyday Lives" principles.

The Aide Trainee is assigned beginning level work and training experiences in the skill development and care of people with developmental disabilities in an assigned area of Polk Center. The Aide Trainee performs all work under close supervision, and emphasis is placed upon learning the basic knowledge, skills, techniques, and attitudes required for the care and habilitation of people with developmental disabilities.

No experience necessary, classroom training is provided on day shift.

Work Schedule:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the 6 week training course. All vacancies after training are currently on one of the following shifts: 

1st Shift:  6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
2nd Shift 2:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
3rd Shift 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Aide Trainees work a 10 out of 14-day schedule. Final shift and pattern will be determined at the conclusion of training and realignment of current staff.

In order to be eligible for this position you must:
  • Have successfully examined and have a current score on file for this job title.  If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the exam posting and follow the directions provided.  Link to AIDE TRAINEE EXAM POSTING.
  • Meet Pennsylvania residency requirements.
  • Be able to perform essential job functions.
  • Multiple positions will be filled
Based upon the nature of the duties in the position description, the individual selected for this position may be required to annually disclose specific personal and business financial formation in accordance with Management Directive 205.10 regarding Financial Disclosures Required by the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act.

Legal Requirements:
This position comes under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act.
  • Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA State Police and FBI clearance.
Commonwealth employment requirement:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination and a drug-screening test.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting work force diversity.

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