||JOB SUMMARY Site-based position which provides recreation and leisure opportunities and training in independent and daily living skills to children and young adults with developmental disabilities
1. Provides training in activities of community recreation and leisure, money management, personal responsibility, personal care needs and social interaction.
2. Follows through on any behavior management program as established for individuals.
3. Completes and maintains accurate documentation relating to the various services provided to our individuals and the progress they have established.
4. Communicates individual needs to Family Support Services Family Support Coordinator.
5. Must be able to work flexible hours, on occasion to accommodate recreation outing and activities.
6. Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs.
7. Complies with agency incident reporting policies and procedures.
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.
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