Positions Currently Available:
Life Skills Instructor -- full time
Create skill acquisition-based curriculum for assigned classes, teach assigned classes and create lesson plans for all classes taught. Maintain class roster for specified classes, assist with care of individuals served and actively seek community involvement when possible. Must continue advanced exercise classes at the YMCA and maintain that relationship. Present subject matter to students using a variety of methods and techniques, assist students individually and in groups to reinforce learning concepts, and ensure their safety through observation and prevention. Attend scheduled trainings and workshops, keep assigned teaching areas clean, maintain inventory of supplies and reorder as needed. Help plan and schedule outside activities that promote student’s talent. Individual as well as group instruction to take place in the following areas: Advanced Exercise, Life Skills and Community Outreach.
To be successful, the individual must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, have a strong command of interpersonal and negotiation skills, be able to work collaboratively wtih team members, be able to organize, plan and execute multiple projects and tasks, and apply formal trouble-shooting and problem-solving techniques. S/he must be commited to the student needs and dedicated to meet or exceed their requirements.
AA Degree or relevant experience required. Demonstrated teaching experience is required. Experience working with adults with disabilities. Have no known history of abuse, neglect or exploitatino of children or vulnerable adults. Must have NCDL and acceptable DMV report, dependable transportation and clean criminal background.
Direct Support -- substitute staff
A demonstrated ability to work well with others is necessary. Must be able to assist and monitor individuals in day program setting. Must be able to read, write, and follow instructions. Individual must be able to write clear and concise progress notes. Requirements for the job also include the ability to pass a written exam covering: An Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Learning Characteristics of Mental Retardation. Alternatives to Restrictive Interventions, Client Rights, and Person-Centered Planning. Negative TB test upon hire is required. Certification in CPR, First Aid is required before providing services. Seizure Management and Medication Administration (annual) may also be required depending on client specific needs.
High School Diploma required. Prefer experience working with adults with disabilities. Must have NCDL, dependable transportation and clean criminal background. Basic Computer skills a must.
Job Coach -- nights and weekends
Work as a personal job coach for individuals with significant disabilities and diverse backgrounds who are seeking long-term employment. Provide on-the-job coaching and training for individuals who have been placed. Maintain complete and accurate records and reports in accordance with federal, state, and other regulatory requirements. Computer skills are essential. Hours will vary and may include nights, weekends and holidays. Availability is a must.
To be successful, the individual must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, have a strong command of interpersonal and negotiation skills, be able to work collaboratively with team members, be able to organize, plan, and execute multiple projects and tasks, and apply formal trouble-shooting and problem solving techniques. S/he must be committed to the customers’ needs and dedicated to meet or exceed their requirements.
High School Diploma required. Prefer experience working with adults with disabilities. Must have NCDL, dependable transportation and clean criminal background.