Developmental & Disability Services (DDS) of Lebanon Valley is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of DDS is to empower children with developmental delays and persons with disabilities to lead more productive, saticfying and/or independent lives. For information regarding DDS services and employment opportunities contact Colleen Christian at executivedirector@ddslebanon.org.

Our Board of Directors Officers:

President: Jason Shibinger, Esq.
Vice President: Andrea Dawson
Secretary: Rick Heisey
Treasurer: Kristen Watts


Robert Anspach
Sally Brunner
Darryl Cox
Andrea K. Dawson
Rick Heisey
Betty Kleinfelter
Judy Leggat
Chuck Neubauer
Melissa Noyes, Esq.
Jennifer L. Schweitz
Jason Shibinger, Esq.
Kristen Watts
Dr. Michelle White
Christopher Coyle

Our Administration:

Colleen Christian, Executive Director
Jessica Penchard, VP Public Relations & Development
Robert Haynes, Fiscal Manager
Ellen Imboden, Program Manager
Margie Loperfido, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Meet Our Children Specialists:

Tanya Sensenig, Developmental Therapist
Marla Baksic, Developmental Therapist
Sue Mauer, Physical Therapist
Katie Oriel, Physical Therapist
Pam Stammel, Speech Therapist
Anita Stokes, Speech Therapist
Barb Ward, Speech Therapist
Michelle Weisman, Occupational Therapist
Judy Mallozzi, Elks Home Service Nurse

Meet Our Adult Specialists:

Deb Eberly, Employment Specialist
Bob Barry, Employment Specialist
Maria Casiano, Direct Support Professional
Angela Garrett, Direct Support Professional
Autumn Heisey, Direct Support Professional
Jamie Johnson, Direct Support Professional
Dayl Klinger, Direct Support Professional
Christina Klein, Direct Support Professional
Vickie Kracke, Direct Support Professional
Melanie Manchester, Direct Support Professional
Melinda McKenna, Direct Support Professional
Tracy Mehaffey, Direct Support Professional
Savannah, Direct Support Professional
Carol Thurmann, Direct Support Professional
Faithe Wagner, Direct Support Professional
Rick Wilson, Direct Support Professional
Judy Mallozzi, Elks Home Service Nurse

Meet Our Advocate:

Judy Mallozzi, Elks Home Service Nurse

in learning

DDS Job Openings

Letters of Interest and Resumes should be submitted to Ellen Imboden, Program Manager at program.manager@ddslebanon.org
or, Colleen Christian at executivedirector@ddslebanon.org

WANTED: Direct Support Professional

This part-time position supplies one-to-one support for individuals living in the local community. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred. Applicant needs to have a high school diploma or equivalency. Valid Driver's license required. Apply in person at Developmental & Disability Services, 1126 Walnut St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

WANTED: Employment Specialist/Job Coach

DDS has been providing employment services since 1987 and is expanding our Job Coaching Program. Position is open for both full and part time applicants.
The individual hired for this position will assist adults with disabilities in all phases of employment, including:
•Completing applications and assisting clients with interviews
•Job Development
•On site job training
•Teaching soft employment skills, such as social skills
•Completing daily paperwork to document services and progress

Work schedule will vary based on needs of individuals receiving services.
•Valid PA driver's license, use of a vehicle, and vehicle insurance
•Completion of a PA Criminal History verification upon hire.
•Experience working with persons with disabilities preferred.
•One year social service experience desired.

Summer Camp Coordinator

Seeking to hire a high energy and motivated individual to lead summer camp. Excellent opportunity for teachers and college students.

Position Overview: Provide supervision and implementation of the agency summer day camp program for school age children and youth, including high school students.
Staff must be available to work all of the scheduled hours of camp. Additional paid hours available for planning time.


Education: High school diploma. College degree preferred for camp coordinator position
Experience: Experience working with children, especially children with a disability or learning delay.
Other Requirements:
• Valid PA Driver’s License with acceptable record required.
• Clearances – PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Clearance
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to recognize problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
To learn more about DDS and the summer camp program, visit www.ddslebanon.org
Job Type: Temporary
Required education:
• High school or equivalent
Required experience:
• Working with children: 1 year
• working with children or adults with a disability: 1 year

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