Job Location: Westside – Jacksonville, FL 32210
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.
- 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.