Yonkers, NY 10701
Full-time
Salary: $17.00 /hour


Build a brighter future…For those with special needs AND for yourself!

Since 1947, Jawonio has advanced the independence, well-being and equality for people with disabilities and special needs. We take tremendous pride in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families whom we support and now we’re looking for a compassionate and caring person who wants to enrich their own life and the lives of others by working alongside a talented team of professionals in a working environment of personal accountability, mutual respect and most of all a true sense of teamwork.

Summary: The Habilitation InstructorProvides leadership to the staff assigned to their groups and develops, coordinates, schedules and facilitates activities for developmentally-disabled consumers enrolled in Day Habilitation and/or Pre-vocational Services, by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Consults with supervisor to plan and coordinate joint consumer and management objectives. Develops and implements activities related to habilitation goals and interest areas, including volunteer sites, community integration, self-advocacy, disability issues, and personal development.
  • Develops and implements program activities, curriculum’s and lessons. Instructs and/or participates with consumer and staff activities.
  • Formulates individualized service plans including assessment summary, progress notes, data collection, etc. Chairs consumer case conferences; presenting treatment plan progress and goals for program
  • Completes required Medicaid compliance documentation for individuals assigned. Ensures that DSPs complete daily logs and tracking.
  • Ensures program area is clean and safe. Ensures various supplies, equipment and other materials are in good supply, are stored correctly and are in good repair.
  • Assists other staff members taking consumers on and off vans, providing physical support, as individual/program needs require.
  • Perform ADL/personal care activities for consumers, as well as behavioral interventions, as needed.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Interpersonal – Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things. Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Puts success of team above own interests. Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively. Change Management – Monitors transition and evaluates results. Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities. Leadership – Inspires and motivates others to perform well. Managing People – Adaptability – Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Instruction: able to plan activities and lessons, teach and coach other staff related to the lesson plan implementation.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

A bachelor’s degree in a related field including, but not limited to: sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology; and two years of experience with intellectually disabled and/or physically/multiply disabled. And/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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