Department: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Location: Savannah, GA
Status: Full-Time / Hourly
Job Summary: Under close supervision, assists an instructor/teacher with providing comprehensive educational, functional training and/or program to consumers/students. Prepares instructional materials and maintains order and cleanliness in the learning environment. Uses observational skills to remain aware of changes in the behavior and physical condition of consumers/students. May assist with meal preparation, field trips, transportation and other activities. May serve on committees.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Assists instructor in maintaining an effective learning environment.
· Assists in providing direct instruction to consumers.
· Assists in providing appropriate, functional training activities for assigned consumers.
· Obtains and/or prepares instructional materials/aids for consumers.
· Assists consumers with meeting and maintaining individual physical needs.
· Completes documentation of consumer’s progress.
· Provides appropriate information to and/or participates in interdisciplinary team conferences.
· Assists with meal preparation, feeds consumers when necessary and assists with leisure time activities.
· Safely operates motor vehicles to transport consumers.
· Serves on assigned committees.
Required Knowledge & Skills:
Knowledge of State, local and federal guidelines in order to modify existing programs and the development of new programs in response to changes in the guidelines.
Knowledge of agency confidentiality policies.
Knowledge of individualized plans.
Knowledge of available resources.
Knowledge of agency safety policies and procedures.
Knowledge of case management procedures.
Knowledge of wage certificate requirements.
Ability to identify disruptive behavior.
Ability to assist and supervise participants with daily living activities.
Ability to develop teaching aides.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle efficiently and safely.
Ability to assess individual strengths and weaknesses.
Quality of Work
Required Education & Experience:
High school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid GA driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal history, MVR and drug test.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
This job operates in a variable office settings with trips into the community. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Some minor travel between Gateway sites and in the community is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time at a computer. Employee frequently uses fine hand/eye coordination, hearing and visual acuity. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant condition caused by noise, dust, etc. Employee must be able to travel between Gateway sites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Gateway CSB promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.