Do you have a specialty you'd like to teach?
Got a passion for helping those with intellectual/developmental disabilities?
HARD would love to meet you! Our Sorensdale Center is looking for Program Instructors in time for our Special Needs Adult Day Program!
This position offers up to 18 hours per week, maximum.
Under general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator II, performs a variety of duties and responsibilities to assists with daily operations of the Special Needs Adult Day Program at Sorensdale Center. The Program Instructor will lead in facilitating educational, vocational, and recreational training for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities to help them achieve their educational goals, while respecting and encouraging Person Centered Thinking. Due to the varied and individual needs of each participant, Special Needs Program Instructors may provide a variety of support and assistance and should be flexible in adjusting to participant needs.
Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for performing Program Instruction duties in the Special Needs Program. This class can be distinguished from the class of Special Needs Program Aid as this class leads classes and may lead Program Aids.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Incumbents may not perform all duties. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Deliver educational Instruction designed to help participants meet educational, academic, life skill, behavioral, physical, social and emotional goals
Ability to lead groups of special needs participants in classroom settings such as, but not limited to: Art, Computer Education, Cooking, Gardening, Functional Math, Health and Fitness, Music, and Literacy
Ability to lead groups of special needs participants in community-based settings such as at museums, gardens, shopping centers and other outdoor activities
Prepare class and individual lesson plans in accordance with the program goals and requirements and personal needs and abilities
Prepare and maintain accurate records of participants progress towards ISP goals for annual review
Oversee and ensure safety of participants during program hours
Respect and encourage person centered thinking
Give personal assistance to participants as needed, may include, dress, cleaning, self-care and toileting
Monitor activities in facility, aid and ensure compliance with District regulations, maintain facility security, and report any facility issues related to safety
May open, secure and facility before and after program use; prepares facilities and sets up furniture and or equipment for scheduled activities/events
Perform administrative duties related to photocopying, gathering supplies and set up of supplies
Perform retail duties in Thrift Store, such as handling and organizing merchandise, selling items, and providing excellent customer service
Assists in the lunch program, overseeing participants
Assist in the implementation of programs and special events
Maintains good public relations
Participate in training sessions and regular staff meetings
Provide input regarding program planning
At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public
Performs other duties as assigned
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The functions of this position are primarily performed indoor but may also be at some outdoor locations as well. There will be exposure to computer screens. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, by telephone, by PA system and by radio, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; vision adequate to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance, bodily movement adequate to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; strength and endurance to safely lift and carry of items up to 50 pounds.