Day Habilitation Group Leader

Summary:

This position provides pre-vocational and life skills training to adults with Developmental Disabilities consistent with each participants Person Centered Plan. This is done through verbal and physical direction, demonstration and setting a good example. Skills areas include self-help, daily living skills, safety skills, socialization, leisure, basic academics, motor skills, communication and behavior management. These skills will be taught in small groups at a variety of community settings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support, teach and assist individuals of assigned group to meet his/ her goals, and provide line of sight supervision.

  • Along with Program Manager, plan activities that address the goals set forth in the Person Centered Plan.

  • Implement and record data pertaining to each participant's Person Centered Plan.

  • Implement individual behavior programs.

  • Complete required daily data entry and documentation.

  • Ensure that the safety and health care practices are observed.

  • Assist all program individuals in keeping work and training areas clean and orderly.

  • Assist participants with community integration projects such as working in volunteer jobs and recreational activities.

  • Assist participants with toileting and personal hygiene as needed.

  • Follow correct lifting procedures when helping non-ambulatory individuals move to different locations.

  • Maintain a positive and productive attitude.

  • Assist individuals with advocating for and arranging transportation through MTA Mobility.

  • Provide transportation and assistance to clients for community activities, including assistance with participants in wheelchairs using League vans.

  • Complete transportation logs regarding daily mileage and inspection sheets.

  • Obey all traffic laws and communicate all violations and malfunctions involving agency vehicles to the Transportation Coordinator.

  • Attend meetings, conferences, and trainings as scheduled

  • Serve as an advocate for the program participants.

Requirements:

  • AA Degree in Human Services or related field/ and or 2 years direct staff experience working with people who have developmental disabilities

  • Minimum education requirement is high school diploma or GED

  • Possess verbal and written skills to meet job requirements

  • Ability to complete training as required

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Current MD driver’s license and ability to drive up to 16 passenger vehicles with wheelchair lift

  • Clean driving record (which includes no more than 2 points)

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

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