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Skillbuilder (Part Time Sat, Sun 7AM-3:30PM & Mon 3PM-11:30PM)

Location:MANHATTAN, NY
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:IDDD - JOSELOW HOUSE, INC./West 74th Street
Date Posted:10/23/14
Description:WORK SCHEDULE: Part Time (24hours)

Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM - 3:30PM
Monday 3:00PM - 11:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of clinical or higher level staff provide direct care to developmentally disabled individuals in a residential setting; assist and motivate individuals in their care to attend to their personal daily living needs and to further develop those vocational, nutritional, social, and personal skills necessary to maintain or achieve the highest possible level of independent functioning in the least restrictive environment.

Skillbuilders perform a wide variety of routine tasks and activities in support of the full range of habilitative services provided to developmentally disabled individuals. The tasks and activities performed depend upon the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of the setting where the work is performed. These tasks involve encouraging, guiding and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring the health and safety of individuals, and maintaining the service environment.

Duties:ESSENTIAL TASKS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.

Skillbuilders provide observations, evaluations, and reports to other team members to ensure and/or record an individualís progress toward treatment/habilitation goals. In accordance with habilitative plans, they guide and teach individuals to develop skills required for a more independent lifestyle.


Qualifications:MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

MUST HAVE CLEAN AND VALID NEW YORK STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE.

High school diploma or GED and ability to provide direct services to adults with developmental disabilities. Related experience desirable. Current clean New York State driver's license required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Direct Care experience with people with developmental disabilities. AMAP, SCIP-R, CPR/SFA certified

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1. Knowledge of policies and procedures of OPWDD, as well as state and federal regulations as they apply to the care and treatment of the developmentally disabled.
2. Knowledge of active treatment programs as they relate to the developmentally disabled.
3. Currently AMAP certified or able to become certified within six months of hire.
4. Currently SCIP-R certified or able to become certified within six moths of hire.
5. Currently CPR and First Aid certified or able to become certified within six months
6. Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely



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