DRS-Work Adjustment Instruc I
State of Mississippi - Mississippi

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This is work involving the instruction and training of individuals with disabilities in one or more skills, trades, or crafts or in assembly line function in a factory setting. The work is usually performed at a shelter workshop associated with a factory or plant, but the incumbent may be assigned to a Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services Office or to a rehabilitation facility other than a workshop. General supervision is received from the production manager or DRS-Counselor.

Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plans, develops, and delivers instructional materials to clients in a facility or workshop setting.

Familiarizes new clients with plant layout, tools, machinery, and equipment and demonstrates how they are used, emphasizing safety practices.

Participates as a team member in formulating and devising training courses, instructional methods, and techniques which will best benefit clients, prior to assigning clients to training.

Observes work being performed by clients and records progress, production, and behavior, motivating clients in personal and work habits as needed.

Administers first aid to clients with minor injuries.

Ensures that adequate amounts of supplies and materials are at each work station; keeps perpetual inventory of supplies and materials and prepares requisitions.

Performs minor maintenance on machinery and equipment; reports malfunctions and safety hazards to immediate supervisor; supervises the cleaning of work area and waste disposal.

Assists in the supervision of loading and shipping of finished products.

Assists district counselor or special facility counselor in performing, under close supervision, routine counselor type activities requiring no special training.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).

Must possess a valid driver's license, as verified by the hiring agency.

Essential Functions:
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provides instruction, training, and supervision of clients.

2. Documents activities and maintains various records related to program operations and client performance.

3. Maintains the coordination, organization, and safety of the working environment.

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