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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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience
  • Ability to comprehend basic medical and life-skill programs
  • Basic computer ability to type and process notes
  • Ability to lift 20lbs and occasionally lift up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record required for most positions
  • Requires certification for passing medications upon completion of agency sponsored training
  • Successful clearance of criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen



  • Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurances
  • 401k with employer contribution and match
  • Accrued disability time
  • Paid Time Off after 90 days 
  • Paid training
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • An opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact every day in a fun and upbeat family work environment!


Hours/Days of Work and Working Conditions:

Second shift 3-11pm. Positions also include weekend days on an every other weekend 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 497311
Dubuque, IA
Positions 2
Full Time
Pay --
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
Health Care
Human and Social Services
Volunteer and Non-profit
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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