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Lead Community Living Instructor

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

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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 mental and sometimes physical disabilities in the skills and behaviors necessary to live and recreate 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 basis 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/G.E.D.
  • 1 year relevant 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


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to observe others working
  • Ability to read instructions and behavior plans
  • Ability to write legibly
  • Ability to provide supported documentation (driver’s license and insurance) and drive an agency owned vehicle
  • Ability to lift / transfer up 20 to 50 pounds
  • Ability to walk unsupported and stand unsupported to assistance individuals with disabilities
  • Able to pass medication

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 410801
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

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education High School/GED

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