Activity Assistant- Adult Day Services
Company: Developmental Services, Inc.
Location: Terre Haute
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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
- 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
- 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
- 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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