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Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

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Seeking an independent candidate who will be responsible for overseeing the program and production activities in an off-site vocational program area within the community. This  position is in charge of training, instructing and supervising individuals to work in a normal societal setting, including social and behavioral skills. 

Job Summary:

  • Assesses, trains, and supervises individuals with intellectual and sometimes physical disabilities in the skills and behaviors necessary to work, live, and recreate in integrated work and residential settings.
  • Advocates for individuals and supports and instructs individuals to appropriately advocate for themselves in everyday situations, including work.
  • Builds positive relationships with employers that allow for natural supports to be utilized by the individual in community work situations.
  • Works with agency staff and the employer to meet the needs of both the consumer and the employer through practical accommodations on the job (e.g. visual task cards, color-coding, etc.).
  • Uses a variety of techniques to modify behavior.
  • Records data and contact notes on each service session according to agency procedure.
  • Has an awareness of travel options in the Dubuque community, assisting individuals to learn to use the transportation systems as independently as possible.
  • Constantly monitors the safety conditions in each individual’s environment.
  • Manages the stress associated with training and caring for individuals who may occasionally exhibit aggressive and/or non-compliant behaviors without immediate additional trained staff support.
  • Is flexible to adjust schedule to accommodate individual’s concerns, needs, and schedules. Is able to work well with a variety of personalities and in a variety of situations.
  • Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with agency staff, members of the community, business professionals and employees of other businesses, service providers, and consumers.



High school diploma/G.E.D. Six months of relevant work experience. Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets agency authorized driver criteria. Requires certification for passing medications upon completion of agency sponsored training. Requires completion of employment training course within 6 months of hire. Must be able to work in an environment with variable scheduling and working conditions.


This is a part time position with hours varying between first and second shift, depending on current employment of the individuals we serve. Some weekends may be required. 


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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 486839
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
Pay --
Health Care
Human and Social Services
First Shift
Second Shift

Preferred Candidates

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

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