Developmental Specialist
Bay Cove Human Services 3.951 reviews - Boston, MA

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Serve as team leader for the group.
Lead group in planning and implementing training and therapeutic activities that support Service Plan goals.
Provide direction to direct care staff to ensure that the program participants’ needs are met and that activity requirements are fulfilled according to program schedule.
Utilize training and teaching strategies to engage individuals and demonstrate skills of engagement to staff assigned to your group.
Teach developmental skills to increase independent functioning including self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, self advocacy, self-direction, and activities of daily living, (including personal hygiene & grooming, first aid and meal selection and preparation).
Provide supportive counseling to participants around daily personal and social issues.
Provide required documentation for participant activities for each day.
Report medical and health concerns to the Healthcare Supervisor and provide emergency interventions as needed.
Participate in the development and implementation of Day Habilitation Service Plans, goals, and activities for assigned caseload. In collaboration with program participants, help them to identify and develop plans, goals and objectives that are measurable and tailored to their individual strengths, needs and interests. Assess participant training needs, help develop descriptive teaching programs and monitor effectiveness through data collection. Communicate Service Plan objectives to staff working in your group.
Assess progress made on Service Plan objectives and document in progress notes completed by the fifteenth day of the following month.
Work cooperatively with supervisors to develop and implement program goals and ensure that program and regulatory requirements are met.
Attend staff meetings, treatment team meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and seminars as required to develop skills and information for program operation.
Deliver all services to all program participants at all times with respect and dignity in accordance with human rights training, DMR regulations for human rights, and Bay Cove standards.
Provide emergency interventions and physical assistance to program participants whenever it is needed.
Provide client coverage for other groups and activities as assigned.
Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Bachelor's degree in a human services-related field and one year experience in a training program for individuals with mental retardation and/or other developmental disabilities OR two years of working experience in a training program for individuals with mental retardation and/or other developmental disabilities
Certification as Nurse’s Aide and work experience as a CNA may be substituted for one year of work experience in a training program for individuals with mental retardation and/or other developmental disabilities.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Valid Massachusetts drivers’ license.
Maintain required training certifications including CPR and First Aid.

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