Staff Support- Alternative Programs -
CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN HUMAN SERVICES
Are you searching for a career and not just a job? Partners In Progress is a non-profit agency offering ever expanding services to individuals with disabilities. We are searching for compassionate and dedicated people to play a quality role in the lives of the individuals we serve. We will train the right candidates to fulfill the requirements of our direct care positions. Apply today!
Program offers a wide variety of structured activities, social interaction and skill-building opportunities that enrich the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We focus on community involvement and provide an array of engaging activities to help individuals grow and reach their goals while developing new hobbies and interests. Depending on each person’s Individualized Service Plan (ISP), he or she may take part in goal-driven classes or activities involving: educational learning experiences, reading, hobbies/arts and crafts, recreation and fitness, cooking and personal appearance.
Our staff provide personalized support and individualized training to boost individuals’ confidence and help them learn new skills. In addition, we encourage adults to participate in group activities where they can interact with other members of the day program and the community.
Schedule: Position is 30-35 hrs per week, Monday through Friday- Day shift, Shift is typically ~8:30-3:30.
Starting Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour.
Responsible for the direct support, guidance, training and supervision of program participants. Responsible for the safety and well-being of program participants at all times. Attends to the program participants’ personal and program needs as necessary. Assists the Instructor in preparation and implementation of daily activities.
1. Provides daily supervision of program participants while engaged in program activities, break/lunch and during arrivals and departures. Supervises extracurricular activities.
2. Provides positive role-modeling by working directly with program participants engaged in the performance of tasks.
3. In collaboration with the Instructor, assigns, demonstrates and monitors the program participants’ daily curriculum.
4. Contributes to records, documents and assessments pertinent to program participants’ participation in the program. Records all tasks performed, goal achievement status and related observations on a daily basis. Submits all written documentation for the program on a timely basis.
5. Prepares supplies and sets up activity area. Facilitates the acquisition of necessary assistive devices as needed.
6. Assists program participants with accomplishing goals as outlined in the Individual Support Plans (ISP), or Individual Education Plans (IEP) if student program participants are being served. Provides support based upon familiarization with program participants’ abilities, limitations and other relevant circumstances.
7. Assists program participants in dealing with life-management problems in coordination with Instructor via counseling, discussions with family and other team members or referrals to other appropriate agencies. Assists with social integration and self-advocacy.
8. Safely transports program participants or supervises program participants during daily transportation when directed to meet program needs. Enforces proper vehicle etiquette for program participants.
9. Assists with ambulating, toileting, transferring, feeding, meal preparation, clean-up and personal care, as necessary.
10. Attends and actively participates in program participant-related meetings when able.
11. Assumes other levels of Staff Support duties when assigned in order to meet program needs. In Instructor’s absence, serves as Point Person.
12. Reports medical issues immediately. After proper training, administers first aid as necessary. Completes all required paperwork. After proper training, administers medications in accordance with Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations for medication administration.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma (or GED).
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Willing to receive Certifications in CPR and First Aid; two (2) years of experience working in direct care with MH/ID population preferred; experience in Human Services preferred.
JOB KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Must demonstrate well-organized oral and written communication skills. Appreciation and acceptance of diverse abilities amongst program participants. Ability to exercise creativity and flexibility. Will maintain a customer service level commensurate with the expectations of the Partners In Progress, Inc. Mission Statement.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory three (3) year driving history in order to be considered an agency approved driver by the agency’s vehicle insurance carrier.