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DAY PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Company: The Verland Foundation Inc.
Location: Sewickley
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: ** New Starting Wage of $24.27 an hour! ** Verland is hiring Exceptional People to provide Compassionate Care as a Day Program Instructor in the Sewickley Area for our ICF- Campus. Our Mission is that "We believe that every person deserves a safe, enriching, and stable environment in which to thrive with dignity and respect. Our mission is to provide individualized, innovative care and ongoing support for people in our community with complex physical and intellectual challenges. "Verland's Vision is simple "To lead the way in transformative care, for those with complex needs, allowing all individuals the power to live a life of dignity and contribute to our society to the full extent of their abilities." Day Program Instructor Duties: A Day Program Instructor is a professional who leads the Adult Training Facility (ATF) programming and goal implementation for Individuals in the classroom setting, in collaboration with the Day Program Specialist. The Day Program Instructor completes Adult Day Program activities including, but not limited to, vocational training, refinement of independent living skills, cognitive development, social skills, appropriate use of leisure time, mobility, and sensory activities, along with assisting residents with personal and self-care tasks. This is a salaried, exempt position. The following is a list, not an all-inclusive list, of duties the Program Instructor is responsible for:

  • Oversee and trains Direct Support Professionals, Life Skill's Trainers, Vocational Trainers, Team Leads, Adult Training Professionals, and all other professionals providing day program activities while in the ATF, community and home.
  • Consistently conducts themselves with professionalism and leadership in all areas of client care, communication, and ---.
  • Assists in feeding individuals and ensure appropriate diet consistencies that are aligned with physician orders.
  • Implements, monitors and provides feedback on the goal plans for assigned Individuals alongside the Day Program Specialist and Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Provide individual and/or small group age-appropriate functional training activities such as: self-help, language development, perceptual motor development, simple academic and vocational work activities.
  • Drive agency vehicles as needed (transporting participants for community engagement, events, etc.).
  • Collaborates with the Day Program Specialist to implement lesson plans, skill development objectives and obtaining goal data. Complete documentation as needed.
  • Consistently utilizes a hands-on approach to manage the day-to-day operation of the classroom to ensure the daily programs and activities are carried out, and to ensure all materials/ supplies needed for the classrooms are available.
  • Regularly provides in-services and guidance to ATF classroom staff as necessary, in collaboration with other departments and disciplines
  • Provides a safe, healthy, and clean environment for the Individuals and works at all times to ensure and promote the health, safety, and mental/emotional welfare of the Individuals using support services.
  • Participates in the Incident Management process as necessary.
  • Actively collaborates with House Managers to discuss job performance concerns for any staff member who participates in any day program activity.
  • Member of management on call list, tier two. Performs other job-related duties as required Requirements:
    • Bachelors Degree (4 years) with 1+ years of experience in the IID field is preferred.
    • Associate's Degree (2 years) with 6+ years of experience in the IID field is preferred.
    • Must be able to obtain all required clearances and maintain a valid Driver's License.
    • Must possess a knowledge of current practices in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age. Benefits: Minimum of 24 hours worked and employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package:
      • Health (UPMC), Dental (Delta Dental) and Vision Insurances
      • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HSA)
      • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
      • 403B - Traditional and Roth with Company Match
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Competitive PTO Plan
      • 8 Paid Holidays
      • Up to an extra $2,080 a year in lieu of Health Insurance coverageUp to 2 weeks paid training provided by Verland, to educate new hires on daily living skills, social engagement, personal hygiene skills, along with each individual's support plan/ personal development goals that are essential to improve the daily lives of the individuals that we serve. Completion of training is required at the start of employment.Verland Family Values:Commitment to CommunityCompassionate CareDedication to EmployeesTrust through TransparencyWelcoming Diversity To learn more about our Mission, Vision and Family Values check out our website at . PM21 PI201488468

Keywords: The Verland Foundation Inc., Pittsburgh , DAY PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR, Other , Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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