This position plans activities and schedules aspects of the SOAR Program in order to promote social, physical and intellectual growth in leisure and recreation. These activities take place in appointed community locations during each of the programs scheduled hours. This position will solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exits.
Hours: Part time; Various hours during the 2017-18 school year: 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Location: Boonslick State School in St. Peters
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Becomes familiar with individuals program file. Performs activities outlined on the program plan to achieve the goals and expectations identified by the parents/program coordinator.
- Communicates with parents regarding program activities, personal progress/lack of progress, adherences to rules, use of incentive/rewards, redirects, illness or other areas of concern involving the individual.
- Ensures that each individual is signed in by a parent or staff and signed out by a parent each day.
- Transports clients safely.
- Maintains program materials and agency property in a manner to protect and prolong life of equipment.
- Prepares snacks and meals. Incorporates assistance of individuals as often as possible in order to teach life skills related to cooking. Allows individuals to prepare, serve and clean up snacks as part of daily routine.
- Notifies program coordinator of food and supply needs, individual food likes/dislikes, allergies or special needs.
- Serves food (or feeds) individuals who have no or limited self-feeding skills.
- Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, bathrooms as well as any other recreational rooms that may be used.
- Assists individuals with activities of daily living such as feeding, toileting, personal hygiene and changing clothes while promoting self-care.
- Assist with the participation in community activities and modify activities as needed.
- Maintains discipline and order in a manner agreeable with parents and agency directives, as well as with the individual’s program plan.
- Documents all incidents and /or injuries (behavior updates, EMT reports, addendums, staff injury, participant injury).
- Responsible to turn in the following monthly paperwork (fire drills, accessibility barrier report, van maintenance forms, participant goals with cover sheet, participant EMAP goals, van/staff group sheets, bathroom logs).
- Ensure the safety and welfare of all participants.
- Get to know each client and anticipate the client’s needs.
- Pass medications without error.
- In case of an emergency requiring medical care, 9-1-1 should be called and an ambulance should be summoned.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Supervises all staff.
- Assist in the annual evaluations of staff.
- Responsible for directing, leading and counseling staff.
- Completes annual performance evaluations on Support and Lead staff.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
- 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
- Two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a recreational environment is preferred.
- One year management experience preferred.
- Good communication and organizational skills.
- Possess good listening and comprehension skills.
- Must be able to write and document in a clear, concise professional manner.
- Ability to make decisions and react to change quickly.
- Must possess a thorough knowledge of computers including the ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Missouri Driver’s License
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Drive large van to and from events, programs, etc. Must assist clients entering and exiting the van. Lock down wheel chairs on vans.
- Physically assist participants as needed.
- Lift participants who cannot bear weight.
- Push and maneuver wheel chairs.
PREREQUISITES FOR EMPLOYMENT:
ACCEPTABLE RESULTS FROM:
- Pre-employment drug test
- Criminal Background Check
- Division of Aging Employee Disqualification List
- Driver’s License, proof of insurance and an exceptional driving record must be maintained. Must be able to drive a large van and take and pass defensive driving course.