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Teacher's Assistant

Responsibilities include providing support in an encouraging, positive and compassionate manner to individual’s ages 7-21 diagnosed with various disabilities, in a Supplemental Group Day Habilitation setting. Assist the individual’s to achieve their individual goals and provide services in accordance with OPWDD guidelines and with agency policy and procedures to develop skills required for a more independent lifestyle.  Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Must have experience or a desire to work with individuals with special needs.

 This position is part time (approx. 15 hrs/week).  Ideal for college students majoring in the following subjects: psychology, physical/speech/occupational therapy, and education.

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direct support professional

The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the daily care and supervision of the Living Group, which he/she is assigned, and the individual residents in it. The Direct Support Professional must have the ability to communicate with and motivate developmentally disabled clients toward achievement of their specific goals in areas of independence, individualization, integration and productivity. Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Experience and/or desire to work with a developmentally disabled population; Valid driver’s license (tri-state); Ability to obtain Certifications in approved OPWDD SCIP, AMAP training and First Aid/CPR.  

 

 

 

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maintenance

Duties include a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds at various sites including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, snow removal and painting. Repair and treat structures such as floors, showers, sinks, walls, roofs, and carpets; cleans debris from roof gutters. Perform minor troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments of locks; repair door hinges; clean plugged key slots; change filters on various ventilation units; hook up and services kitchen appliances.  Report mechanical malfunctions to Supervisor, assists in moving furniture and equipment at various sites; set up/break down party rooms. Open/close campus site buildings; activate/deactivate building alarms.  Assist with special projects as needed.  This is a full time non-exempt position, must have a minimum of 3 yrs experience.  Valid driver’s license is required.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs without assistance and willingness to work outside in inclement weather as needed.

 

 

 

Assistant Director of Residential Services

This position is responsible for the direction and regulatory compliance of the residential program.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Ensure all measures for safety and well-being are maintained at highest level; provide overall direction, guidance and supervision to Residential Managers, Nurses, QIDP, and Behavioral Intervention Specialists (BIS); conduct weekly clinical/staff meetings with assigned managers and clinical team; participate in interviews, evaluations, orientation, training, and performance counseling of subordinates; evaluate house managers to ensure assigned responsibilities are met; ensure program actions are conducted in a manner that prevents abuse; maintain training records; respond to program and work related questions, problems and complaints from staff, and families; ensures that assigned sites are kept clean, neat, healthy and safe; in conjunction with the Director of Programs develop policies and procedures; represent the agency at committee and outside meetings; prepare various concise written reports; conducts investigations at other agency sites; develop and secure approval of and monitors budget; oversee subordinate management; prepare for outside regulatory audits; check data to ensure accuracy, review and submit billing; monitor Personal needs allowance; monitor and approve over time; responsible for corrections/changes to bring residence into full regulatory compliance; coordinate all admission/discharge procedures; suggest recommendations on new programs and services to be offered; ensure all Individuals attend daily activities; check community inclusion logs to ensure compliance; ensure Person Centered Planning; conduct Fire Drills as required; conduct unannounced site visits and generate a written report.

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; high level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, Individuals, families, regulatory agencies, and other outside contacts; must be able to maintain strict confidentiality; proficiency in the use of personal computers, appropriate software and Email system; excellent analytical ability and ability to multi- task; travel as needed; excellent problem solving skills; Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Psych/Social, or in a related Social Services OR a degree in Nursing as a Registered Nurse Field; 5 years’ experience in working with Developmentally Disabled; On – call 24/7 Must have own transportation; schedule dictated by needs of the Individuals and home.  Each site must be visited no less than twice weekly.

Probationary Period:           6 months 

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