Community Living Instructor
Community Living Instructors ensure services received meet or exceed the company’s expectations of Individual’s served. Instructors teach their assigned Individual’s Independent Living Skills at the Individual’s private place of residence and/or in the community. This position has no subordinate colleague supervisory duties.
Schedule: Days, evenings & Weekends (Flexibility is a Must) tentative schedule will be 20-25 per week.
Specific Info/ Qualifications:
Looking for someone that has prior experience supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities or providing support in a similar capacity. Bi-lingual is preferred but not a must.
Essential Duties Include:
- Supply instructions and techniques as considered necessary by the ISP(Individual Service Plan).
- Provide lessons and habitation services as required by the Individual served.
- Facilitate the acquisition, retention, and improvement of adaptive skill and behaviors.
- Educate and develop Individual’s served on interaction and social skills within the community.
- Teach and encourage the proper leisure activities, along with the use of leisure time.
- Encourage and instruct the development of Client’s advocacy skills.
- Educate and enhance financial management skills.
- Provide training to the Individual as indicated on the ISP, in order to assure acquisition, retention and improvement of adaptive skills and behaviors as appropriate during the late evening hours.
- Offer instruction on gaining and retaining adaptive skill and behaviors.
Education / Experience:
A high school education or equivalent is required. Experience working in a service profession or volunteer work with children or adults with disabilities is desired.
Must have own vehicle, maintain a current California driver’s license and provide on-going proof of current state required auto insurance. Must have an acceptable driving record as determined by criteria established by the Agency’s insurance carrier. Must clear fingerprints through the California Department of Justice and FBI. The ability to successfully complete First Aid / CPR training is mandatory.
Skills and Abilities Preferred:
Ability to train, motivate and challenge clients while establishing and maintaining a friendly relationship. Have the ability to maintain professionalism with clients, staff and willingness to work cooperatively in a team. We desire excellent spelling and grammar skills. Have basic knowledge of office procedures. Should have basic knowledge of vehicle purchasing and maintenance issues. Must be able to operate business machines, computer equipment, cell-phones, and adaptive equipment used in agency services without difficulty.
Essential functions of this position require that employees regularly sit, stand, bend, twist and walk. Employees may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 lbs.