Provide direct support to individuals served including providing assistance in personal care activities. Perform the required training and documentation necessary for group and individual participant goal achievement. Develop & implement media curricula.
To conduct the follow-up necessary to ensure delivers of the Individual Support Plan (ISP) requirements.
To work with each individual’s needs as they relate to their home, work and community environments, including meeting with parents, guardians, residential providers and other outside agency personnel for progress reports.
To develop and implement behavior management interventions for individuals, as warranted and in conjunction with the clinical team.
To provide individual and group communication programming, with an emphasis upon development of age appropriate behaviors.
To develop and implement instructional units on both an individual and group basis to meet each individual’s needs and interests.
To be familiar with the agency’s overall operation as established by written description of service and organizational information.
To consult with the SLP consultant regularly who will provide clinical supervision and assistance with program development.
Participate in data collection for the evaluation of participants as directed/assigned by the SLP consultant.
To write quarterly and annual summaries on Individuals’ Support Plan objectives as assigned.
Provide assistance as needed for program participants’ personal care needs including dining, toileting and transfers.
To transport participants as assigned.
To participate in program and/or agency committees as assigned.
To develop and maintain as assigned, materials relevant to participant communication needs.
To maintain and /or facilitate the repair of equipment used in the Media room and used by individual participants (e.g., augmentative systems).
To act as a liaison between the Speech Language Pathology Consultant and Case Managers as needed to facilitate appropriate services to the participants.
In conjunction with the SLP Consultant, recommend materials/equipment to be purchased, to the Program Manager.
Conduct and document individual and small group instructional sessions with all participants.
To foster the growth of individuals by teaching and offering opportunities for choice, initiation and risk taking.
To treat individuals with respect and dignity and in an age and culturally appropriate manner.
B.A. degree in Education, Communication Disorders, or related field and one (1) year experience in human services. Alternative qualifications: High School diploma and two (2) years experience working in a program for people with developmental disabilities. Valid driver’s license required.