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Activity Assistant- Adult Day Services

Company: Developmental Services, Inc.
Location: Terre Haute
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Developmental Services, Inc. our mission is to provide services and support to people with barriers to attain self-direction, inclusion, personal fulfillment, and productivity in all life areas. We have a vision of eliminating barriers which restrict individuals with disabilities from community exclusion. We would love for you to be a part of our amazing team at DSI in helping to achieve this mission! Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide persons served activities based upon the individual's goals and outcomes. Help to encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation and fulfillment, and improve daily living skills.
    • Lead group activity sessions and remain actively engaged throughout the day. Provide activities in communication skills, daily living skills, socialization skills, fine and gross motor skills, perceptual skills, and any other areas based on programming needs.
      • Provide group activities based on schedule and persons served goals; prepare instructional materials for programming.
        • Input documentation into Accel of persons served programming including but not limited to: behavior, seizures, accidents/incidents, and progress on objectives on a daily basis.
          • Provide a safe environment for all persons served. Display patience in all situations involving persons served. Speak in an even, positive and personal tone of voice when conversing with persons served. Appropriately respond to persons served behavior via verbal and/or physical intervention based on the needs of the persons served.
            • Provide services in compliance with all funding sources and governing bodies (CARF, BQIS, State Board of Health, State and Federal Law). Follow policies/procedures set forth by the Community and Social Services Division and the agency.
              • Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly programming environment. Maintain the confidentiality of all persons served. Create a positive environment for persons served, parents, guardians, and participating staff. Follow the developed activities schedule and provide monthly suggestions based on persons served interests. Participate in community group outings with persons served. Remain active, engaged, and positive throughout all interactions with persons served. Participate in periodic food or craft sales to supplement money to purchase supplies.
                • Attend meetings and trainings as authorized. Must be able to care for the physical needs of persons served including feeding, hygiene, and toileting. Must be capable of assisting in physically transferring/moving persons served when needed. Physical activities may include but not be limited to: lifting up to 25-50 pounds (depending on person served); bending; reaching; stretching; grasping; visual acuity; walking; squatting; twisting and guiding. Use of medical adaptive equipment including, but not limited to: Wheelchair, Hoyer Lift, Shower Chair, Blood Sugar Testing Equipment is required. Comply with programs prescribed by ancillary services. Assist with lunch duty and breaks for the industries division. Promote and encourage participation in all recreational activities.
                  • Occasional high noise levels may require the use of hearing protection. Occasional exposure to fumes, oils, paints, and other industrial odors. Potential exposure to bodily fluids, pests, contagious pathogens, and/or bed bugs. Must be able to climb stairs on an occasional basis to access work areas, which are currently without elevator access. Attend/request related trainings as authorized or required. Qualifications:High School diploma or GED preferred. Previous experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities is preferred. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills, effective written skills, and strong teamwork skills. Must possess or be able to obtain CPR, CPI, and first aid certification annually and perform as necessary. Proficient in word processing and computer operation. Possess and maintain a clear criminal record per Medicaid Waiver regulation requirements. Maintain a valid Indiana driver's license, insurance on personal vehicle (minimum of PLPD with Medical liability coverage), and maintain insurability as defined by the agency liability insurance carrier preferred. Possess and maintain reliable transportation that meets state requirements for transporting persons served preferred. Must have the ability to successfully work in both independent and group settings. Dress appropriately as defined by agency and department dress code.

Keywords: Developmental Services, Inc., Terre Haute , Activity Assistant- Adult Day Services, Other , Terre Haute, Indiana

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