At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities or with people who have physical disabilities or medical conditions; valid driver's license from Massachusetts, Connecticut, or New York and ability to drive program vans; minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, push and/or pull more than 50 pounds, bend, stand for long periods of time.
During the operating hours of The Coleman Center, the person acts as a paraprofessional and will assist the Developmental Specials and the Director of The Coleman Center in all aspects of the individuals' programs. Following the directions of his/her supervisor, person will be responsible for the individuals' personal care, implementation of the individuals' Day Habilitation Service Plan through active treatment, and behavior management as directed. The person will work Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM regardless of holidays or weather conditions. At the beginning and end of each day, whenever the Day Habilitation Center is closed or in the case of illness requiring individuals to stay home, person will act as residential personnel.
Crisis Prevention and Intervention:
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Equipment Use and Protocols:
Rights of Clients Served:
Emergency and Evacuation Procedures:
Other Support Activities:
Attendance at trainings, staff meetings, and other assigned responsibilities outside of my regular work schedule is required. I understand and agree that my schedule is not fixed and can be changed at any time. I understand and agree that I may be scheduled to work at any program of the JRI Berkshire Meadows.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you require an accommodation please speak with your supervisor.