STATEMENT OF JOB
The Instructor I is responsible for providing quality instruction and supervision for adults with intellectual disabilities, challenging behaviors and/or dual diagnosis. An Instructor I may be assigned as a job coach, team assignment, or patch funding. The position of Instructor I is responsible for implementing the Company’s positive behavioral program, complying with the Agency’s policies and procedures, and demonstrating appropriate compliance to Employee Rules of Conduct.
Provide direct individual and group instruction to assigned consumers in accordance with
consumer’s abilities, goals, agency training levels and agency goals.
Provide constant appropriate supervision of consumers, implement age appropriate training activities, and apply agency training methods to ensure structure to working environment.
Maintain an environment that promotes non-aversive behavior programming, using positive interactions with consumers on a daily basis, responding to crisis using good judgment, and initiating approved crisis techniques.
Collect pertinent data in an error free manner.
Thoroughly and accurately complete program paperwork. Utilize individualized assessments.
Initiate communication and work habits that facilitate teamwork with co-workers. Demonstrate positive and professional communication with other agencies and businesses. Maintain a clean, organized and safe environment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Communicate pertinent information for the purpose of developing individualized assessments, objectives and plans that are in agreement with program and consumer identified goals.
Provide input on individual consumer programs.
Initiate timely communication with others, both co-workers and external professionals, regarding consumer services and pertinent program issues.
Supervise and thoroughly document appropriate consumer outings and activities.
Assess and ensure the physical needs of the consumer are met; communicate potential health problems to any supervisor in a timely manner; and initiate approved First-Aid techniques during medical crisis.
DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Clear and timely communication with others.
2. Follow written and verbal directions.
3. Present information effectively, accurately and thoroughly in a style others can understand and act upon.
4. Listen to others’ information, ask questions that clarify the intended message, and respond to questions from manager, consumers,
and outside organizations.
1. Written work is thorough and accurate.
2. Written materials are provided in a timely and well written manner.
1. Calculation of figures and amounts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
2. Ability to apply basic math concepts.
Decision Making Abilities:
1. Ability to solve practical problems and use available resources.
2. Work independently with minimum supervision.
3. Interpret and follow a variety of instructions provided verbally, written in diagram or schedule form.
4. Maintain good judgment and composure during challenging and stressful situations.
5. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, staff, community service representatives and the general public.
1. CPR and First Aid Certification.
2. Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
3. Social Effectiveness Training.
4. Positive Behavior Support Training.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent; experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities is desirable.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, crawl, climb, run, kneel, use hands to finger controls, reach, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Please note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or management staff as required. Assignments and duties may require additional work beyond normal work hours.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB
1. Must possess a valid California issued Driver’s License; personal automobile liability insurance; a vehicle available for use daily; and a driving record that meets the standards outlined in the Company’s hiring policies.
2. Must be physically and mentally fit to work with consumers who are potentially dangerous to self or others in accordance with the Company’s Physical and Mental Fitness standards; must be willing to complete a health screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and TB test; and must have the unrestricted capacity to employ Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
3. Must meet state personnel licensing standards.
4. Must be able to successfully complete CPR and First Aid Certification.
5. Must be willing to work within a culturally integrated workplace, and be willing to respect human differences based upon race, religion or religious creed, religious observance, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transitioning, or transgender status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, marital status (includes lawfully recognized same sex marriages), medical condition, disability, military service, military and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, and any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, ordinances; and any other characteristic that distinguishes people from one another.