JOB SUMMARY: The Recreation/Leisure Trainer is a community based position responsible for providing recreation and leisure opportunities and training in independent and daily living skills to the families/caregivers of children and young adults with developmental disabilities and/or their families.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to consistently and successfully perform all essential functions of the position.
1. Provides short-term training to parents/caregivers of individuals in implementation of plan outlining activities of daily living, community recreation, mobility, nutrition and meal preparation, self-preservation skills and other applicable areas as required by Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and identified by the team as necessary to the successful integration of the individual into community-based recreation and leisure opportunities
2. Provide training, as needed, to members of various community-based organizations, clubs, etc. to assist with the inclusion of the individual in activities of their choice
3. Completes and maintains accurate documentation relating to the various services provided to our individuals and the progress they have established
4. Communicates individual and family needs to Family Support Services Supervisor/Family Support Services Coordinator
5. Suggests updates to the program plan as needed to ensure quality
6. Must be able to work flexible hours, on occasion to accommodate recreation outing and activities
7. Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs
8. Maintains confidentiality of individual information in accordance with the requirements of NYS Mental Hygiene law and the Agency’s HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures
9. Perform any other duties as requested by your supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of position skill and/or ability required.
• EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma required AND one year combined work, volunteer, internship and/or applicable training and education with the developmentally disabled population.
• CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A valid NYS Driver’s License and agency approval of driving record according to agency's Policy and Procedures AND accessibility to private transportation AND a certificate of current automobile liability insurance AND clearance through NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment AND clearance for convictions of criminal offenses . Must be CPR, First Aid, and SCIP-R certified (Agency will provide training). Annual physicals and PPD’s are required. Must be cleared through the NYS OPWDD criminal background check unit prior to first day of employment. Certification in behavior analysis is preferred.
• COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Command of the English language exhibiting the ability to verbally communicate, read and interpret general education periodicals/professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations; write and comprehend routine instructions, short correspondence, reports, etc. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the organization etc.
• OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be available on weekends, evenings and holidays, and must be able to travel to community locations in order to provide instruction.