Community Instructor/Direct Care Counselor

  • Developmental Disabilities Institute
  • Long Island, New York, USA
  • Jan 09, 2019
Full time Education Healthcare Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Our Community Instructors play an important part in the lives of our individuals. Community Instructors working in our residential programs will assist individuals in all aspects of daily living including personal hygiene, cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach and assist individuals in all activities of daily living. ADL’s include, but are not limited to personal hygiene including toileting, cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration
  • Complete all required trainings, and participate in Peer Mentoring Program, in-service workshops, and recertification trainings as required
  • Participate in semi-annual IDT, quarterly, staff meetings, and staffing’s as required
  • Advocate for the rights of the individual(s) we serve 
  • Help individual(s) build relationships, and maintain relationships with family and friends 
  • Follow individual(s) daily activity/classroom schedule, implementing all formal goals and protocols of individuals you are assigned to 
  • Data collection – goals, protocols, outings, SUB’s, progress notes, recreation/fitness logs 
  • Obtain certification for and administer medications under the supervision of assigned nursing staff (AMAP), if required.
  • Fulfill responsibilities of primary advocate (paperwork, advocacy, programming)
  • Instruction and documentation, participation in development and revisions of formal goals and protocols in accordance with the CFA/ISP, and behavior plans  
  • Accompany individuals on medical appointments, jobs, and community activities, if applicable.
  • Complete incident reports and SCIP-R reports as necessary
  • Knowledge and accurate implementation of Emergency Procedures 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all OPWDD and DDI policy and procedures as they pertain to individuals supported, and documentation of such 
  • Ensure the vans are clean and vehicle problems are written down and addressed through the Site Supervisor/Manager

 

 

Minimum experience or requirements: *

  • High school/Equivalency diploma
  • Some college preferred
  • Prior experience working with developmentally disabled adults preferred  
  • Valid NYS driver’s license required 18+ months
  • Obtain and maintain SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention Prevention) Certification, CPR, First aid and other certifications as required