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15Mar

Community Living Instructor

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

Mission Statement:  IT IS THE MISSION OF AREA RESIDENTIAL CARE TO EMPOWER PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES TO ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE.

Qualifications/Requirements     

  • High school diploma/G.E.D.
  • Six months of consistent general work experience
  • 12th grade level of reading, math, and writing skills
  • Comprehend basic medical and life-skill programs
  • Writing ability to clearly document contact notes and incident reports
  • Mathematically able to budget and balance a checkbook
  • Ability to lift 20lbs and occasional lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served
  • 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
  • Must develop and maintain positive, appropriate, cooperative relationships with individuals served, agency staff, business professionals, and individuals’ parents/guardians

Job Summary:

  • Assists with the daily schedules and program activities of four to six individuals served per assigned home(s), as well as everyday home operations (cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting, etc.).
  • Trains, instructs, and supervises individuals with mental and sometimes physical disabilities in the skills and behaviors necessary to live and recreate in natural home and community settings. 
  • Advocates for and trains individuals served on how to exercise rights and on how to be safe.
  • Uses a variety of techniques to modify behavior within the home, including physical restraint if necessary.
  • Provides documentation (logs/contact notes, program data, incident reports, etc.) on the activities of people living in the home.
  • 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 following all policies and procedures after completing agency sponsored training.
  • Manages the stress associated with training and working with individuals who may occasionally exhibit aggressive and/or non-compliant behaviors.
  • Is flexible to adjust schedule to accommodate individuals’ concerns and needs as well as staffing requirements of the home(s).
  • Maintains positive, appropriate relationships and effective communication with individuals served, agency staff, members of the community, service providers, and participants.
  • Consistently assures that programming, toileting schedules, etc. are completed for each person served including during times of crisis/behavioral situations, emergency/scheduled evacuations, and while attending to specific medical needs.
  • Assures data is recorded promptly and accurately.
  • Remains in control and follows through in emergency situations without the presence of supervision.
  • Remains productive with minimal supervision.
  • Attends departmental and agency meetings and training as requested by his/her supervisor.
  • Assists individuals with making and/or being present at medical/dental appointments as necessary.
  • Assists individuals as necessary to complete food purchasing and preparation, do laundry, complete household duties, and complete hygiene activities including showering/bathing, toileting, and oral hygiene.

Hours/Days of Work and Working Conditions:

Second shift hours. Positions include weekend shifts, the hours and frequency of which vary by location. Work is in ARC main building, community living homes and involves activities in the community.

Area Residential Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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Dubuque, IA
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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 371779
Location
Dubuque, IA
Positions 5
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay $10.03-$11.21
Categories
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
Education
Human and Social Services
Volunteer and Non-profit
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education High School/GED

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