Duties & Responsibilities: The Developmental Disabilities Instructor provides direct training and oversight to adults with severe developmental disabilities who are served in a day program in Covington. Participates in the development of the individual service plan for each assigned client by providing input based on observation of skills and deficits. Suggest goal ideas to the interdisciplinary team. Prepares and implements activities and plans meaningful community outings with the client that support goals and objectives identified in the service plans. The program operation hours include night and weekends.
** Must have available Transportation **
The Instructor participates in the development of the individual service plan for each assigned consumer by providing input based on observation of skills and deficits. Suggests goal ideas to the interdisciplinary team. Prepares and implements activities and plans meaningful community outings with the consumer that support goals and objectives identified in the service plan.
Provides community integration and individual or small-group age-appropriate functional training activities in one or more of the following areas: self-help, language development, perceptual-motor development, simple academics, vocational/work activities, and grooming/hygiene. Uses appropriate cues, prompts, reinforces, and materials to promote consumer dignity and independence while adhering to the individual service plan. Implements behavioral intervention plans and documents responses, as needed Monitors consumers to assure their safety/security and emotional and physical needs.
Assists with food preparation, service and cleanup, providing supervision and assistance to consumers as needed. Participates in and monitors consumers during leisure activities. Plans leisure outings in response to consumer preferences and encourages appropriate interaction between consumers and others during community integration outings. Develops and maintains a network of community contacts and works with each consumer and family to maximize linkages to community services.
Transports consumers to and from the daily program and on community outings following all agency transportation, safety, and vehicle operation policies.
Assures that medications are available for self-administration by consumers as refills are needed. Accounts for consumer personal spending money. Maintains required records. Prepares electronic documentation of consumer activities that is complete, and accurate and that meets organizational and accreditation requirements. Maintains files of all materials in prescribed format.
Must be 21 years of age, have valid Georgia Driver's License, and a clean motor vehicle report. MUST pass criminal records fingerprint check, and pre-employment drug screening.
Minimum Training & Experience: One year experience providing social or direct care services to groups of special needs individuals in a human services setting.
Associate's degree from an accredited college in a related field (social work, human behavior, human development, or psychology).
One year experience at the Client Support Worker (Entry Level).
Additional Information: To be considered, you must apply through www.careers.ga.gov below before the announcement closes. Your application or resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications.
Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including finger-printing), pass a pre-employment drug screen, have a valid Georgia driver's license, and a Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with policy.
View Point Health provides health benefits and 401K, in addition to CEU credits to meet licensing requirements.
View Point Health is an equal opportunity employer.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.