Empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental differences
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The Arc Jacksonville provides many exciting opportunities for employment. We match talented, energetic, enthusiastic people with rewarding jobs giving you the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental differences.

A well-established agency with over 50 years of service, The Arc Jacksonville is a leader among nonprofit organizations in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

Applications must be submitted online here.

Employment applications are reviewed to ensure that you meet minimum qualifications. They are then provided to hiring managers who will contact applicants directly if they choose to arrange interviews.

Current Opportunities

Responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy for The Arc Jacksonville. Responsible for achieving established fundraising goals. Oversee all marketing, development and communications activities of the organization.

  • Create and implement an annual development/marketing/communications plan that aligns with overall Arc Jacksonville Strategic Plan goals and establishes a comprehensive and integrated program of tactics to attract financial support equal to 15% of annual agency revenue and develop a planned giving campaign. This annual plan should also include goals to achieve awareness and acceptance of the Arc agency and the people it serves among the greater Jacksonville community, the philanthropic community and peer organizations in the nonprofit community.
  • Responsibilities include management of an annual giving campaign, Circle of Giving monthly donor program, Legacy Circle program, major fundraising events and other organizational events, grant applications and reporting to public and private funders, Mission Series planning/execution, Sparc events and promotion, and outreach to existing and potential constituents and media relations with print, broadcast and social media.
  • Work with the President/CEO, managers and staff to identify program areas and/or specific initiatives for which external support for the organization is appropriate and necessary.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of major donors and funders for organization initiatives at all financial levels.
  • Attend staff, board, committee and external meetings.
  • Oversee development and publication of an annual impact report of organization accomplishments in areas of focus identified in current Arc Jacksonville Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in development of organizations strategic plan with specific responsibility for including goals to sustain financial health.
  • Direct staff, consultants and board committees in implementing programs to increase brand recognition and organizational awareness among public and private sector constituents.
  • Manage program of informal and formal research to determine the capacity, inclination and readiness of individuals and organizations to become donors, and supporters.
  • Develop administrative policies and procedures that advance the organizations ability to secure and track financial support.
  • Supervision duties will include professional development staff, VISTA interns assigned to development/marketing activities and volunteers assisting development/marketing initiatives.
  • Work with the Boards Development and Advancement Committee and Board of Directors to develop strategies under the direction of the President/CEO and to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals.
  • Secure appropriate fundraising training for all Board members and key staff and provide leadership to other volunteers.
  • Supervise maintenance of comprehensive donor, prospect and constituent management system.
  • Maintain high visibility internally and externally establishing personal networks that can be called upon to help advance the strategic goals of the organization
  • Meet frequently with industry groups, friends of the organization, and other constituent groups as appropriate. Public speaking required.
  • Travel for development/marketing purposes and flexible work schedule a must.
  • Perform effectively with minimum day-to-day supervision in meeting development/marketing and communication needs of the organization.

Provide supports and training to residents with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve increased independence within their homes and their local community. Facilitate participation within the community, the development of relationships with non-disable persons, and access to natural and community supports. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a consistent caseload of approximately 15-20 self-directed residents with varying levels of independent living skills & required supports.
  • Ongoing, responsible support to residents to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights.  The levels of that support are dictated by the needs of the individuals and policies of The Village.
  • Participate in planning meetings and other activities as required to gain insight in a resident’s person-centered needs and effectively contribute in person centered planning for independent living (i.e., Annual Service Plan meetings).  To recognize abilities, deficits, and interests of residents and assist in preparing for these meetings.
  • Provide individualized training for a resident’s specific targets as prescribed by the Annual Service Plan.
  • Assist residents in learning new skills within the context of their daily life (i.e. meal planning and preparation skills, money management, resident skills, housing procurement, support counseling, community mobility, etc.)  Help residents perform home management tasks including housekeeping, laundry, shopping and errands.  At times helping a resident means completing said tasks alongside.
  • The ability to respond to resident issues (routine and emergency) that arise without supervision and support the personal growth and the development of skills which contributes to their valued roles in the community.
  • The ability to assist residents in decision making that will allow them as much control as possible over their everyday environment.
  • Assist self-directing residents with medication reminders or refilling their prescription at the local pharmacy as specified on plan of care.
  • To electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required.
  • The ability to perform required responsibilities in all settings without direct supervision.     
  • To educate and promote awareness of the agency’s philosophy and mission through community involvement.
  • Appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Identification with and commitment to the agency’s values of respect and dignity for persons served, the right of people with differences to control their own lives as fully as possible, and the importance of integration into the community.
  • Providing reliable transportation to & from essential appointments using agency vehicles
  • To believe in and advocate for the rights of people with all abilities to participate in community life to the fullest extent possible.
  • The ability to act responsibly at all times in assuring the safety and general welfare of persons served.
  • Increasing an individual’s natural, supportive relationships within the community to decrease the amount of paid staff time and increase interactions and associations with services and resources outside the field of intellectual differences.
  • Review and comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources.
  • Possess strong emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks above, including times of medical and behavioral crises for residents.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours based on residents’ needs, outside of a typical 9-5 weekday working schedule.

Perform other duties as directed by supervisors.

MACHINES/EQUIPMENT/TOOLS USED: Computers and other general office equipment, Vans with wheelchair lifts

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Fire Extinguisher, Safety Lift Belts, Latex Gloves, Pool Safety Equipment, Emergency Alarm

Formal Education: Associate’s degree* with a major in nursing, education, social/ behavioral/rehabilitative science and 1 year of experience; or a Bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing, education, or a social/ behavioral/rehabilitative science.

*Experience can be substituted for required college on a year-for-year basis

Skills: Organizational, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective goal setting and implementation, de-escalation strategies, resilience, resourcefulness, creativity, flexibility, teamwork, collaborative thinking, and effective problem solving skills.

Experience: At least one year of direct service to persons with intellectual differences; preferred experience in personal caregiving, personal companion, support coaching.

Knowledge: Community resources and services, addressing independent living needs and goals, individualized training to self-directed persons with intellectual differences

Other: Florida Chauffeur’s license (Class D-agency will provide funding to acquire) and good driving record. Must be 21 or older.

  • Automobile liability insurance as required by Florida statutes
  • Good physical condition and free from communicable diseases
  • Must be able to pass CFS and FDLE background clearance checks
  • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification (agency will provide)
  • Certification in AIDS 101 (agency will provide)

The Employment Specialist will provide supports and training to individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve employment opportunities with local employers which results in expanded participation within their community, the development of relationships with nondisabled persons, and access to natural supports.

Essential Functions

  • Job Develop with local employers to secure employment based on the clients desired job goal
  • Completes intake and enrollment information
  • Provides intensive job training and ongoing job supports
  • Assist clients with securing reliable transportation to work
  • Works closely with employers and client to ensure continued successful performance
  • Completes all required documentation to maintain state compliance standards
  • Completes and submits all required documentation for billing using approved electronic system
  • Act as primary liaison with support coordinators and vocational rehabilitation counselors
  • Attend all mandatory training and staff meetings as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration or economics, from an accredited college or university and one year of experience working in the field of job placement, job coaching, or counseling or other related experience working with persons with disabilities. OR

A Master’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics from an accredited college or university and six months’ experience working in the field of job placement, job coaching, or counseling or other related experience working with persons with disabilities. OR

Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an unrelated field, and two years’ experience working in the field of job placement, job coaching, or counseling or other related experience working with persons with disabilities.

Manages and oversees the day-to-day residential services of students with intellectual disabilities living in on- and off-campus student housing, as well as manages and oversees the summer LIFE Experience program.

  • Manages operations of the Residential, Extended Services, and LIFE Experience programs
  • Supervises residential staff including hiring, training, evaluating, counseling, and terminating; schedules staff, maintains records, and submits time sheets
  • Supervises and ensures AmeriCorps ILMs complete requirements and complete documentation of services for the AmeriCorps Director
  • Ensures services are rendered according to person- and goal-oriented framework, and conducts weekly independent living trainings for residents.
  • Creates system for goal progress tracking for each resident
  • Assists staff in developing or finding creative training / support techniques for residents receiving services
  • Performs continuous evaluation of residential programs and operations for effectiveness and best practices
  • Supervises residents receiving services to ensure their health, sanitation, safety, comfort, medical needs, behavioral needs and protection of individual rights are met.  Levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the residents and policies of each distinct program setting
  • Actively investigates opportunities and implements strategies for OCT students to further increase their participation and integration into the UNF community (this includes opportunities for socialization with other UNF students and participation in on-campus recreational activities)
  • Substitutes for and / or assists staff as needed to ensure quality training and care for residents
  • Ensures all program policies, rules, and procedures are followed
  • Ensures all Extended Services contracts, if any, are fully implemented for each resident; also ensures contracts are up-to-date including all emergency contact information;
  • Ensures all billing information regarding services rendered for residents participating in Extended Services is sent to Arc’s accounting department
  • Conducts weekly apartment checks as needed to ensure maintenance issues are addressed and corrected; ensures apartments are fully furnished, all appliances are in working condition, and apartments are cleaned and decorated after each semester
  • Acts as a liaison for the Director, Arc’s accounting department, and The District on Kernan regarding lease agreements, number of leases, lease rates negotiations, number of leases based on the needs of the upcoming OCT academic year, maintenance issues, and student resident issues; ensures apartments are maintained according to lease agreements
  • Maintains effective partnership to ensure optimal residential experience for the student
  • Updates / meets with families / guardian on any behavioral issue or discipline matters
  • Ensures residential staff collaborates with residents to participate in community and campus events
  • Investigates community resources and organizations to design and implement innovative partnerships and services
  • Communicates with parents / families / guardians regarding questions, updates, and concerns, as well as provides recommendations for further resident progress
  • Manages the planning and overall operations of the LIFE Experience Program; supervises LIFE Experience staff including hiring, training, evaluation, counseling, and terminating; schedules staff, maintains records, and submits time sheets
  • Reviews and accepts LIFE Experience applicants
  • Maintains residential emergency cell phone throughout the evening, night and weekend; manages emergency situations regarding residents and / or staff
  • Updates residential manuals, handbooks, and forms, as needed
  • Participates in OCT Steering Committee meetings and other meetings / workgroups as directed
  • Attends / presents / engages in a variety of planned city, area, and national conferences as requested in order to promote and inform others of the philosophy and practices of the residential programs
  • Maintains required residential information in AWARDS
  • Engages in cross training of all program positions to ensure effective ability to assume roles and / or complete tasks as needed
  • Becomes an Arc-approved vehicle driver, and ensures all vehicle policies and procedures are followed
  • Attends organization-wide all-staff in-service days
  • Completes other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 1 year experience with individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities; experience with summer camp, residential services, and / or caregiving for adults preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; positive interpersonal skills; professional appearance; high energy; effectively multi-task work assignments; proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word and Adobe software; organized.
  • Knowledge – Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and services; knowledge of how to effectively address holistic transition needs and goals
  • Valid Florida drivers license with good driving record and reliable, insured transportation. Ability and willingness to drive agency vehicles.

Position Objective:

To transport individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to and from the day training programs safely and efficiently.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Drive agency vehicle to pick up individuals from their place of residence and transport them to the day program in the morning and transport them to their place of residence in the afternoon.
  • Document and maintain all necessary data including completing required paper and digital trip logs.
  • Provide responsible supervision of people receiving services to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumer and policies of each distinct program setting.

Organization Standards:

  • Emulate The Arc Jacksonville’s Vision, Mission and Values in all daily interactions with participants, family members, guardians, and co-workers.
  • Responsibly supervise individuals to ensure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance skills.
  • Electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required. View and utilize organization assigned email and other electronic databases on a regular basis to ensure accurate documentation and adequate communication is maintained.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves.
  • Communicate clearly, respectfully and effectively to others through verbal and written methods, including appropriate content, tone and demeanor. Able to listen to and understand others.
  • Immediately address and report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person. Practices and promotes safe work habits and identifies areas to improve work environment.
  • Review and comply with all organizational policies, procedures, handbook and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources. Understand function, requirements, tools and processes of their position and how they fit into department/organization workflow.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the organization’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for individuals.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired.
  • Good communication, computer and writing skills required.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license, pass DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screening.

Position Objective: To support people receiving services by supervising specialized training, habilitative and direct care services that will address the prioritized individual needs and that will result in the accomplishment of their goals. To provide services in a respectful manner, maintaining health and safety, as well as fostering independent choices and full participation in the general community.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Provide oversight of the general operation of facility while exercising discretion and independent judgment. Oversee all program activities of the residential facility.
  • Provide supervision to residential staff including hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining and terminating employees. Responsible for scheduling staff, record keeping, time charging and time card submission.
  • Conduct meetings at least once a month with each staff member to discuss their work performance, goals and objectives. Complete and submit quarterly performance evaluations for each employee to the Director of Residential Services.
  • Discipline employees when necessary, ensuring that agency policies are followed and documentation is completed and filed in the individual’s personnel file.
  • Support and assist people receiving services as needed in all aspects of self-care and daily living including but not limited to toileting, feeding, showering, dressing, etc.
  • Provide responsible supervision of people receiving services to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumer and policies of each distinct program setting.
  • Schedule and coordinate transportation for consumer appointments, meetings, medical and recreational needs.
  • Ensure that all prescription medications are filled and appropriately stored at the facility and that medications are distributed as scheduled and that proper documentation is maintained.
  • Complete scheduled medication passes following all steps of the procedure for making medications available.
  • Maintain the financial records for each individual receiving services at the residential facility.
  • Plan menus, purchase food and prepare meals according to dietitian approved menus.
  • Ensure that all persons receiving services have adequate clothing and personal hygiene products for their personal use at the facility at all times. Make purchases of clothing and hygiene products for people when needed, ensuring that financial procedures are followed and documentation is provided.
  • Plan and conduct training and staff meetings as required by Agency and program directives.
  • Perform general and scheduled housekeeping duties to ensure facility is clean and well maintained at all times. Report any maintenance issues to supervisor.
  • Plan scheduled activities and outings in the community. Provide supervision and instruction on community outings.
  • Conduct emergency procedures and drills monthly.
  • At least quarterly, review and update the implementation plan and/or other training documents as needed.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral crises to assure the safety of people receiving services and staff. Recognize and take action to correct any potential safety or health hazards.
  • Monitor floor books regularly to ensure that documentation of training is occurring correctly and add/remove data sheets as required.
  • Support people receiving services in maintaining and protecting their personal property.
  • Assist people receiving services in making purchases, if necessary, and returning change and receipts to management.
  • Coordinate activities related to Special Olympics.
  • Substitute for and/or assist staff as needed to assure quality training and care for people receiving services.
  • Assist staff in developing or finding creative training/support techniques with people receiving services. Make positive suggestions for program improvements as needed.
  • Attend required training.

Agency Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance job skills.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the Agency and the people it serves.
  • Immediately report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person.
  • Review and comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

High School Diploma or GED required. Must have at least one year of experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or childcare setting or with with individuals with a developmental difference or have; 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or 720 classroom hours of college or vocational school; or 120 hours of direct services to individuals with complex behavior problems as defined in APD’s Rule 65G-4.010(3)(b).

Must have at least one of experience working in a supervisory or managerial role. Must be reliable, patient, responsible, professional and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be willing to maintain 24-hour availability to meet resident and staff needs. Must have good computer skills. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license with a good driving record, be able to pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.

This is a part time position, Monday through Thursday from 3p.m. to 7 p.m.

OBJECTIVE:

To provide appealing food and drink in an inviting and enjoyable environment for Village residents. Position includes assisting in preparing catered meals to serve, ensuring kitchen and dining room cleanliness and sanitation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • The ability to perform required responsibilities in all settings without direct supervision.
  • To educate and promote awareness of the agency’s philosophy and mission through community involvement.
  • Maintenance of appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Identification with and commitment to the agency’s values of respect and dignity for persons served, the right of people with disabilities to control their own lives as fully as possible, and the importance of integration into the community for people with disabilities.
  • To believe in and advocate for the right of individuals with IDD to participate in community life to the fullest extent possible.
  • The ability to recognize safety concerns and to take the appropriate action to address them.
  • The ability to act responsibly at all times in assuring the safety and general welfare of persons served.
    Must possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for residents.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/STANDARDS:

  • Comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, city and state Health and Fire regulations and other funding sources. Report any potential violations to direct supervisor immediately.
  • Immediately report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards as well as any information obtained that may adversely affect the health, safety, and/or services to direct supervisor or another member of The Village leadership team if direct supervisor is not available.
  • Complete meal preparation duties in a timely and sanitary manner, as well as prepare, serve, and store food satisfactorily according to guidelines.
  • Prepare food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions served. Ensure economical use of food.
  • Ensure kitchen and dining room areas are in compliance with safety and sanitation regulations at all times, including thoroughly cleaning
  • At all times, demonstrate customer service compatible to Arc Village Mission statement.
  • Perform other duties as directed by direct supervisor.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. Skilled at working efficiently and independently and adapting quickly to last minute changes. Effective implementation in assisting to prepare and serve meals for a large number of residents, some of whom have special dietary needs or nutritional goals.
  • Some experience working within the food services industry, with direct food preparation desired.
  • Demonstrated understanding of food service, sanitation and safety of kitchen required. Food Handling Certification required.
Organization Standards:
  • Emulate The Arc Jacksonville’s Vision, Mission and Values in all daily interactions with participants, family members, guardians, and co-workers.
  • Responsibly supervise individuals to ensure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance skills.
  • Electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required. View and utilize organization assigned email and other electronic databases on a regular basis to ensure accurate documentation and adequate communication is maintained.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves.
  • Communicate clearly, respectfully and effectively to others through verbal and written methods, including appropriate content, tone and demeanor. Able to listen to and understand others.
  • Immediately address and report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person. Practices and promotes safe work habits and identifies areas to improve work environment.
  • Review and comply with all organizational policies, procedures, handbook and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources. Understand function, requirements, tools and processes of their position and how they fit into department/organization workflow.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the organization’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for individuals.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision. Interact with consumers in a pleasant, respectful manner.
  • Provide training according to the directions given with the implementation plan, reporting any relevant information about progress and changes needed to the Program Assistant.
  • Document training, support and/or behavioral plans on a daily basis, accurately and independently. Report problems and barriers of note appropriately to the Program Assistant or Program Manager.
  • Plan lessons, facility and community based actives, and develop or make use of creative training/support techniques with people receiving services.
  • Provide special training, such as leading discussions, leading exercise groups, or providing computer training, as assigned.
  • Keep accurate records of attendance. Document transportation/attendance sheet accurately when assigned.
  • Reliably supervise assigned areas during special times, such as lunch or break, to ensure consumer safety.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral crises to assure the safety of consumers and staff. Recognize and report immediately any potential safety or health hazards. Complete unusual incident reports as required and submit to Program Manager.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a cooperative work environment. Assist co-workers as needed. Make positive, creative suggestions for any necessary improvements.
  • Communicate with Support Coordinators, family members, providers and others in a manner that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves. Refer them to the Program Manager or the Community Living Consultant when appropriate.
  • Reliably work scheduled hours, being willing to be flexible occasionally if needed.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Manager

Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired.
  • Good communication and writing skills are required.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license with good driving record, be able to pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screening.

Position Objective

To provide training, support and supervision to people receiving services in a respectful manner that results in the accomplishment of their personal goals; maintenance of health and safety, as well as fostering independent choices and full participation in the general community. This position focuses on supporting people who are aging and or with increased needs in the area of personal care.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision. Interact with consumers in a pleasant, respectful manner.
  • Provide training according to the directions given with the implementation plan, reporting any relevant information about progress and changes needed to the Program Manager.
  • Document training, support and/or behavioral plans on a daily basis, accurately and independently, reporting any problems noted with the floor books to the Program Manager.
  • Develop or make use of creative training/support techniques with people receiving services. Conduct recreational/social/educational activities in a group setting.
  • Provide special training, such as leading discussions, leading exercise groups, or providing computer training, as assigned.
  • Provide necessary assistance with meal preparation, feeding, personal care, toileting and transfers.
  • Keep accurate records of attendance. Document transportation sheet accurately when assigned.
  • Reliably supervise assigned areas during lunch, breaks or on community outings to ensure consumer safety. Be alert to seizure activity or change in behavior.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral crises to assure the safety of consumers and staff. Recognize and report immediately any potential safety or health hazards. Complete unusual incident reports as required and submit to Program Manager.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a cooperative work environment. Assist co-workers as needed. Make positive, creative suggestions for any necessary improvements.
  • Communicate with Support Coordinators, family members, providers and others in a manner that promotes a positive image of the Agency and the people it serves. Refer them to the Program Manager or the Community Living Consultant when appropriate.
  • Reliably work scheduled hours, being willing to be flexible occasionally if needed.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Manager.

Agency Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance job skills.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the Agency and the people it serves.
  • Immediately report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person.
  • Review and comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record and safe, reliable automobile for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications
A minimum of one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. Experience supervising and working with individuals who have received a mental health diagnosis is desired. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and transfer non-ambulatory individuals for toileting and personal care. Good communication and writing skills required. Must have valid Florida driver’s license, pass a Department of Transportation physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.

Description

  • Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance skills.
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure that the confidentiality and dignity of all people receiving services are maintained at all times.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals andothers in a way that promotes a positive image of the Agency and the people it serves.
  • Immediately report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person.
  • Review and comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record and safe, reliable automobile for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Support and assist people receiving services as needed in all aspects of self-care and daily living including but not limited to toileting, feeding, showering, dressing, etc.
  • Provide responsible supervision of people receiving services to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumer and policies of each distinct program setting.
  • Complete scheduled medication passes following all steps of the procedure for making medications available.
  • Prepare meals according to dietitian approved menus.
  • Perform general and scheduled housekeeping duties to ensure facility is clean and well maintained at all times. Report any maintenance issues to supervisor.
  • Provide supervision and instruction on community outings.
  • Conduct emergency procedures and drills monthly.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral crises to assure the safety of people receiving services and staff. Recognize and take action to correct any potential safety or health hazards.
  • Document training in floor books daily.
  • Support people receiving services in maintaining and protecting their personal property.
  • Assist people receiving services in making purchases, if necessary, and returning change and receipts to management.
  • Substitute for and/or assist staff as needed to assure quality training and care for people receiving services.
  • Attend required training.

Position Objective

Provide the support necessary for people with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their desired lifestyles and increased levels of independence, productivity, and social/physical integration in their community. Schedule, coordinate, facilitate and participate in on-site training opportunities and community-based activities for individuals. Requires use of natural supports, social interaction, volunteerism and recreational/leisure activities such as going to museums, performances, movies, bowling, shopping, etc. Requires positive interactions with community partners and potential partners. Appropriate development and documentation of services provided, such as progress toward service-related goals.

***This position is funded by grant. Ongoing employment beyond the original grant period is contingent upon continued funding.***

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision. Interact with consumers in a pleasant, respectful manner.
  • Work with program participants to identify places and activities in the community that they are interested in visiting and exploring. Provide pre/post training and education regarding these activities to promote positive and informed experiences.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize and facilitate volunteer opportunities, trips into the community and on-site group training for participants to enhance their independence. Research and seek out new community inclusion and related activities to maintain high level of interest and involvement.
  • Transport participants to and from community settings; accompany, supervise and engage with them while they are participating in activities.
  • Coordinate activity schedule/calendar with other Program Assistants and agency staff members.
  • Promote positive community growth through collaboration with community partners, networking in the community and utilizing community resources to assist participants.
  • Document training, support and/or service plans on a daily basis, accurately and independently. As directed, contribute to and conduct Implementation Plans, Quarterly Summary Reports and Annual Reviews. Report problems and barriers of note appropriately to the Assistant
  • Manager or Program Manager.
  • Interact professionally and collaboratively with people receiving services, supervisors, coworkers, and other agency representatives within and outside of the agency.
  • Provide responsible supervision of people receiving services to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumer and policies of each distinct program setting, including community outings and on-site activities.
  • Assist people receiving services in making purchases, if necessary, and returning change and receipts to management.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Assistant Manager or Program Manager.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired. Good communication and writing skills required.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license with a good driving record. Must be able to pass DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screening.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) helps people with intellectual and developmental differences achieve health, well-being, and participation through meaningful occupations. The OT implements programs and policies approved by the Director and Vice President, Mental Health & Day Services, the ultimate purpose of which is to improve the general welfare of all persons with diverse differences. The OT will manage and train DSPs and other staff members as assigned and supervise the placement of OT students from and relationship with institutions of higher learning.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  1. Works directly with individuals with differences by evaluating and developing treatment plans.
    Recognize abilities, deficits and interests of client’s and assists in developing a plan to address those matters.
    Evaluate client’s fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills, social interaction skills, range of motion, functional mobility, sensory processing.
    Assists with recommendations and requests for evaluating & re-evaluating level of care changes or Significant Additional Needs (SAN) request.
    Work to help consumers achieve health, well-being, and participation through meaningful occupations, including collaborating with other services, such as adult day training (ADT), mental health and residential.
    Develops employee trainings, protocols and ergonomic assessments as needed.
    Assists in the development of meaningful programming and schedule of services for ADT staff and participants.
    Provide supervision for assistants, aids, students, and direct care staff, as appropriate.
    Develop employee trainings and protocols to assist employees in performing their jobs effectively and safely.
    Performs other job related duties assigned by the Director or Vice President.

Qualifications

  • Experience in field of disability services preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Must have valid Florida Driver’s License, good driving record, pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
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