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Tri-Valley Developmental DAY SERVICE SPECIALIST in Chanute, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11524261

SUMMARY: Assists, instructs, and guides persons with developmental disabilities in dayservices.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may beassigned.Works cooperatively with all other staff in developing, maintaining knowledge of and carryingout each assigned individual’s person-centered action plan (including personal-hygieneresponsibilities).Supervise, instruct and guide workers in work skill development and work habits.Instruct, observe, monitor, guide, and document progress of clients in learning work and otherlife skills as defined in the individual's person-centered plan.May supervise, instruct and guide clients in the use of adaptive technology devices, i.e., AlphaTalkers/communication devices, jigs.Observes worker and ensures work is performed according to prescribed methods and meetsestablished quality standards of customer.Explains and demonstrates methods and procedures for performing tasks or to resolve workrelated problems or difficulties.Monitors and administers medications and other therapies as prescribed and authorized byphysicians.Provides transportation for individuals served. Safely use lifts or other approved devices totransfer clients.Prepares and maintains work files, production records, time sheets and other regular data systemsof each assigned person.Keeps accurate and current mileage logs.Reports routine maintenance as needed.Ensures clients are actively “engaged”.Makes recommendations for job and life enhancement and adaptive devices that may berequired.Attends person-centered plan meetings as required.Presents positive, fair, and accurate image of Tri-Valley Developmental Services, Incorporatedto public.Attends and participates in Agency Inservices and Staff meetings as required.When supporting individuals with significant challenging behaviors, staff will also:- Assist with the supervision at lunch and break times.- Assist with cleaning of the program areas at the end of each day.- Maintain materials, supplies and equipment needed for training purposes.- Communicate any program concerns to the program coordinator.- Actively engage persons served in meaningful activities and training opportunities.- Individualize services and supports to provide the maximum benefit possible to eachperson served.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:High School Diploma or equivalent. Six months work experience with intellectually anddevelopmentally disabled adults in a vocational training program preferred. Must obtain andmaintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), a CDL medical examination,current CPR and multi-media First Aid certificate, and Medication Administration Certification.Driving record must be acceptable to Tri-Valley’s insurance carrier.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons withdevelopmental disabilities, parents and guardians, co-workers, management personnel, and thepublic. Good professional judgment; honesty and integrity required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.Must be physically able to evacuate individuals served in the event of an emergency and be ableto intervene in the event of a physical conflict.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands for fineand gross motor skills, talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit and reach withhands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and tasteand smell.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities requiredby this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptionand the ability to adjust focus.