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16May

Community Living Night Instructor- 3rd Shift

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
  • 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:

3rd shift hours ranging between 10pm and 8am. Positions include weekend shifts, the hours and frequency of which vary by location. Work is in a community living home and involves activities in the community.

Benefits

  • Full benefits package (health, dental, vision, life, 401k)
  • Paid Time Off after 90 days
  • Accrued disability leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Training
  • Full and part-time options
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Fun, casual, family-oriented work environment
  • Ability to make a positive difference in someone else's life everyday!

Area Residential Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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Dubuque, IA
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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 384512
Location
Dubuque, IA
Positions 5
Type
Employee
Status
Full and Part Time
Pay $10.44-$11.31
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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