It was my pleasure this past season to work with the Smashers Bowling teams. I got to work with some really nice community people along with many individuals who receive services through Leeda Northeast, Inc. Watching the bowlers bowl and the competitiveness between some of them was very interesting to see. One of the bowlers by the name of Tina is 77 years old and had perfect attendance along with 4th place and most improved. I really enjoyed watching the “rivalry” in lanes 17 and 18. The guys did a lot of joking around, but also tried to out do each other every week. Kaylan R. received the first place high average trophy with Christian and Sean both receiving second place for this season. I also want to mention the parents that attended on a weekly basis. They were great with helping keep the lanes running smoothly along with making sure the scores were written down at the end of each game. Again, there is just so much that I can say about this group that I would have to write several pages. Thanks again to Trips Ahoy for letting me be part of this group that they sponsor each year, and I hope you all come back again next year for the fun. The “Smashers Bowling League” is open to anyone who would like to bowl. It is held each Tuesday evening and the participants bowl two games. The cost this past year was $6 per person and included: shoe rental, two games each week, a party in December, and a banquet at the end of the season. We take a few weeks off over the holiday due to busy schedules and the sometimes terrible weather. If you would like to enroll for next year please call Kristen at (330)392-6006.Read More
Direct Service Professionals Needed:
All it takes is one person to make a difference in the life of someone with developmental disabilities. Are you that person that can teach, encourage, and motivate individuals to become the best that they can be? If so, you might be just the person we are looking for to fill our Direct Service Professional openings. We provide all training including an introduction to the field of developmental disabilities; skill development; behavioral intervention; CPR/FA; medication administration; and more. Applicants must have a HS Diploma or GED, valid driver license, reliable transportation, automobile insurance, be drug free, and have a strong work ethic. We fingerprint all new hires as per State Department of Developmental Disability rules. For information or an application please call Leeda Northeast, Inc. in Trumbull County at (330) 392-6006. Call (330)325-1560 in Portage County, and call (440)964-3167 in Ashtabula County. We also provide services in Mahoning County, if interested call Trumbull County. We have an application that you can download from this site: just click on “employment” at the bottom of the page.
Most positions are part-time at first with full-time vacancies posted internally. We offer paid time off (PTO), paid mileage, and a 401K to part-time employees along with flexible schedules. We also have some sleep sites available, primarily in Portage County. Heath care benefits are offered to individuals who are eligible based on the Affordable Care Act.
Part-time positions are available to support individuals with Developmental Disabilities in their own homes in Trumbull, Portage and Ashtabula Counties.
To Apply: Visit Leeda Northeast, Inc. 1441 Parkman Rd., Warren, OH 44485, or get an application on our website: http://www.leedanortheast.com or call one of the numbers listed above for more information.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and OhioMeansJobs.com have unveiled a new website,www.OhioMeansAccessibility.com
Disability Sensitivity Training Video from DC Office of Disability Rights
The DC Office of Disability Rights has released a new, brief, training video on how to communicate with people who have disabilities. It delivers an important message and does so in a clever way! Take a look and spread it around:Read More
Read about our trip in this great article by Patty Arnold of the Portage News – http://portagenews.net/2014/
- The Trips Ahoy Foundation is seeking individuals interested in joining our not-for-profit corporation which uses funds raised to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. We will also be holding elections in the near future to identify board members. If you are interested, membership costs $1 and gives people the ability to have input in board membership, fundraising activities, and how funds are spent. Please contact Belinda Sweeney, Cassandra Rosenberger, or Megan Sweeney at (330)392-6006. We would love to have you work with us.