LIFE SKILLS TRAINER (ADULT DAY SERVICES)
Position Title: Life Skills Trainer (Adult Day Services)
Minimum Qualifications: 18 years old and with a High School Diploma or GED certificate. Must have a clear driving record and meet insurance criteria.
Maximum Qualifications: Two years or more experience working with individuals with disabilities. Must have a clear driving record and meet insurance criteria.
Supervised By: Day Service Manager and/or Supported Employment Community
Supervises By: Self Directed Work Team
Compensation: Salary Range
Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or as directed by supervisor.
Benefits: Holidays, Cafeteria Plan, Workman’s Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Life Insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan, Personal Time Off (PTO) leave as per policies.
General Objective: Assist adults with developmental disabilities in a day program setting with a work-like environment and/or training of daily living skills. May include, assisting with eating and all aspects of personal care. May include working with individuals with sever behavior problems Will accompany clients on community outings. Must be able to document individual’s progress and make recommendations for program changes.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide innovative, direct daily instruction, either group or individual, that may include but not limited to socialization, community awareness, self-advocacy, employment and functional living skills, as based on each client’s ISP and meaningful day statement, assuring the health and safety of clients and co-workers in any service area that you are assigned to work. All staff will be responsible for ensuring that the Comprehensive Aspiration Management Protocol (C.A.R.M.P.) is followed as well as all other therapy plans. May include working with individuals with severe behavior problems.
- Transferring and moving persons or objects weighing 50 pounds of force. When transferring an individual over 75 pounds that requires full assistance, a Hoyer lift, a gait belt, back belt will be available to support staff. Additional staff will be available to ensure safety as needed.
- Participate in planning of instruction to facilitate the development of new skills and generally, support individual learning and development. That includes but is not limited to transportation arrangements.
- Complete quality documentation that meets DDSD and agency standards, timely and accurately, such as quarterly reports, evaluations, billing, etc.
- Successfully complete ELADC’s training requirements as directed by agency policies and familiarize self with agency policies and State regulations/standards.
- Responsible for allowing the ISP and ensuring that Actions Steps are being implemented and completed as dictated by the Teaching Support Strategies, while producing well written, legible documentation.
- Maintain a positive, open line of communication between supervisor, co-worker and other individuals you might be in contact within the course of your workday, to facilitate a productive work relationship.
- Provide client transportation to home, community outings or other activities safely and competently.
- Report to appropriate staff of needed maintenance and/or repair of facility and vehicles that may affect services or health and safety of clients and other staff.
- Employees are, expected at all times, to present a professional, business-like image to customer, prospects, and the public. Favorable personal appearance, like proper maintenance of work areas, is an ongoing requirement of employment with the agency. Radical departures from conventional dress or personal grooming and hygiene standards are not permitted.
- Advocate for clients.
Physical, Mental and Visual Skills:
- Good organizational skills.
- Ability to use logical thinking to solve problems.
- Ability to perform arithmetic and read written language.
- Ability to provide effective written and verbal instruction and provide comprehensive written reports.
- Ability to perform medium to heavy work exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds frequently and performing activities such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, and transferring. It is necessary to possess verbal and auditory skills. Some exposure to blood or body fluids can be expected.
The major activities of the job are carried out in many types of conditions which vary. Approximations: Indoors 50%, outdoors 30%, and 20% in a car or van.
It is necessary to transport the clients to the home daily and provide daily activities in the community that require travel.
This job description is intended to describe general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested my management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.