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DEVELOPMENTAL INSTRUCTOR
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible to provide active supervision and training for consumers. Instruct and coach consumers to promote independence in the development or maintenance of social/self-help/life skills and community integration. Plan and supervise meaningful daily activities while attending to the consumer’s needs. Assure quality services that are in compliance with all accreditation and organizational standards. Ensures the implementation of assigned consumers Life Plan/CCSP and required documentation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instruct, supervise, support and assist consumers in the development of social and self-help skills (including but not limited to leisure, time and money management, good health, safety, and social skills and habit development) in accordance with individual Life Plan and assigned curriculums. Provide continuous supervision of assigned consumers, knowing the whereabouts of consumers at all times.
Complete necessary information for meetings, incident reports, filing, purchase orders, and other required forms or logs as assigned.
Plan, prepare, develop, and implement a variety of training and community integration activities in accordance with consumer’s interests.
Ensure environments are safe, comfortable, clean, productive and stimulating.
Assist in the development of the consumer's Life Plan/CCSP as assigned, including pre and post staffing paperwork and on going progress on goals. Punctually and professionally attend consumer meetings as assigned.
Attend and complete necessary training in accordance with department/agency requirements.
Complete and submit as instructed all required documentation in a manner that is legible, accurate, and inclusive of all required information.
Attend to the personal needs of the consumers in a dignified and caring manner.
Represent Link Associates to internal and external stakeholders, consumers and the community in a professional manner.
Responsible to meet the medical needs of the consumers and medication administration procedures.
Assist supervisor with other duties as assigned.

GENERAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
It is the responsibility of each Link Associates employee to:
o Treat all consumers with dignity and respect, prioritize consumer needs, and advocate for the people we serve.
o Maintain confidentiality of agency, consumer, employee and salary information.
o Promote the human dignity, rights, safety and well being of consumers served.
o Professionally and ethically handle agency and consumer money and property.
o Fulfill all responsibilities as a mandatory reporter.
o Display a positive attitude towards consumers, programs and the agency.
o Demonstrate good communication with consumers, supervisors, peers, outside resources and family/guardians.
o Demonstrate good attendance
o Punctually attend all assigned meetings, in-services and trainings.
o Demonstrate involvement as a team member.
o Adhere to all applicable regulations, laws, policies, procedures and know and understand your job description.
o Submit paperwork and meet job responsibility deadlines as assigned.
o Transport consumers with agency or own vehicle as assigned.
o Maintain all required approvals/licensures/certifications.
o Perform duties in a safe manner, in order to prevent injury to themselves and others.
o Participates in and sees their role in community relations and fundraising efforts. 
o Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
AA Degree in Human Services or a related field with one (1) year related experience preferred. Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. Exceptions must receive prior approval from the Executive Director.
Must meet agency policy on transportation and background checks and provide on-going proof of personal vehicle insurance.
Agency Medication Manager Certification preferred.
Possess ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard home, office and shop equipment.
Proven proficient ability to implement agency rules and procedures, use verbal, presentation, and written communication skills, human relation skills, team working skills, and organizational skills.
Position will contain Medium physical work consisting of occasional 2-handlifting from floor to waist of up to fifty (50) pounds and occasional 2-hand push/pull of up to sixty (60) pounds of force. This position consists of frequent standing, walking and reaching. The position requires frequent forward bending or crouching or stooping. The employee will need to occasionally climb stairs without the use of railings and occasionally sit.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability. Each employee is responsible for knowing and following Link Associates Policies and Procedures.

• Location: Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa

• Post ID: 14209173 desmoines
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