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Lead Community Living Instructor

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

Job Summary:

  • Oversees the daily schedules and program activities of five to seven individuals served in one home, as well as everyday home operation (cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting, medical, etc).
  • Trains, instructs, and supervises individuals with intellectual and sometimes physical disabilities in the skills and behaviors necessary to live in a home and community setting.
  • Uses a variety of techniques to modify behavior within the home and community, including physical restraint in emergency situations.
  • Provides instruction and direction to staff assigned to the home, holding them accountable for completing their responsibilities including programming, documentation, etc.
  • Constantly monitors the safety conditions in each individual’s environment.
  • Completes emergency drills and environmental safety inspections according to agency timelines.
  • Passes medications to individuals served after completing agency sponsored training.
  • Manages the stress associated with training and caring for individuals who may occasionally exhibit aggressive and/or non-compliant behaviors.
  • Is flexible to adjust schedule to accommodate individuals’ concerns, needs, schedules, meetings, and doctor appointments.
  • Prepares assessments and other paperwork for team planning meetings and participates in those meetings as assigned.
  • Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with agency staff, members of the community, service providers, and individuals.
  • Delegates responsibilities on a routine bases to other staff working in the home.
  • Must be able to transport individuals served or agency products to various locations in agency owned vehicles and/or personal vehicle



  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience
  • Requires a valid drivers license and driving record that meets agency authorized driver criteria
  • Ability to lift 20lb regularly, and 50lbs on occasion
  • Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and restrain individuals served
  • Certification for passing medication upon completion of agency sponsored training.


Hours/Days of Work and Working Conditions:

Second shift 3-11pm. Positions also include weekend days on a two week rotation. Hours may be occasionally adjusted to accommodate individual’s concerns, needs, schedules, meetings, and doctor appointments. Work is in a home and community setting.


Area Residential Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 475958
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
Government/Public Service
Health Care
Second Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education High School/GED

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