Works under the direct supervision of the Active Treatment Coordinator who reports directly to the Day Program Director to ensure the provision of active treatment in the home and in day programming areas. The Active treatment Instructor is also responsible for working cooperatively with other facility staff and departments ensuring harmonious relationships among staff and individuals served. Duties include, but are not limited to: Some flex time, overtime, evening, night, and weekend work will be required;Coordinating/monitoring and assisting with the implementation of active treatment activities that enhances the implementation of active treatment programs on and off assigned home including weekends and holidays;Maintaining adequate training materials and supplies to implement active treatment activities for assigned home; Working with recreation coordinators for assigned unit to ensure participation in special and holiday activities; Implementing and documenting active treatment, Ensuring the availability of a variety of training and leisure activities; Prevention of injuries and accidents to individuals and staff, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Essential Job Functions:
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to performance in this position: Minimum of eighth grade reading – comprehension level as evidenced by score on the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) test, plus one (1) year experience providing direct care services. Knowledge of assessment procedures with persons with mental retardation, Policies and Procedures in relation to carrying out duties, behavioral training techniques, and PMAB. Ability to perform CPR Ability to reliably gather information through direct assessment, observation, interaction, and documentation. Ability to work with minimal supervision, and effective oral and written communication skills. History of excellent interpersonal skills for positive interactions with others as well as a history of attendance that consistently meets and sometimes exceeds the standards established by Richmond State Supported Living Center. Basic Computer Skills.
“Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.”
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Some flex time, overtime, evening, night, and weekend work will be required. 2. Implementation of active treatment activities that enhances the implementation of active treatment programs on and off assigned home including weekends and holidays; 3. Maintaining adequate training materials and supplies to implement active treatment activities for assigned home; 4. Working with recreation coordinators for assigned unit to ensure participation in special and holiday activities; 5. Implementing and documenting active treatment, 6. Ensuring the availability of a variety of training and leisure activities;
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in providing assistance to therapists for a therapeutic specialty. (i.e. music therapy, therapeutic recreation, dance/movement therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology or vocational rehabilitation) Experience in the provision of active treatment. Valid Texas Driver's license. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks.
Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the AccessHR service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview