The VIA Club Behavior Technician is responsible for developing and facilitating individualized programs of functional, social, and daily living skills instruction to promote independence, interdependence, and community integration.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Ensures participants’ health, safety and welfare, enhances the quality of participants’ lives, and supports community inclusion;
· Participates in the implementing of all program plans designed to enhance the individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and independent living skills;
· Assists participants in the development of appropriate behavioral, social, money management, housekeeping, hygiene, and other skills necessary to reach their highest level of potential;
· Completes and updates all daily, weekly, and monthly records, reports, logs, casework notes, administrative paperwork, fiscal reports, and medical records in an accurate, timely, and professional manner;
· Collaborates and cooperates with involved agencies, family members, and other service providers; participates in meetings and provides relevant information;
· Transports participants in personal and/or company vehicle for community outings or scheduled appointments;
· Works independently with minimal supervision in field location assignments;
· Ensures that the worksite is safe, comfortable, well maintained, and free from hazards;
· Provides coverage in emergency situations;
· Provides support and assistance to participants in arranging for medical care when responsible to do so and follows health care recommendations;
· Develops and facilitates skills instruction in appropriate setting;
· Utilizes community resources to promote community integration, independence, and interdependence;
· Ensures that all clients are actively engaged in meaningful activities at all times;
· Helps clients determine other goals, including independent living and employment goals;
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of some characteristics and concepts of developmental disabilities, mental health, health disorders and related physical conditions and treatment approaches for children.
· Knowledge of simple nursing care, first-aid, behavior management, personal and environmental hygiene.
· Ability to implement and follow the policies and procedures.
· Ability to engage in the care, training, and rehabilitation of physically, intellectually, and developmentally disabled clients.
· Ability to provide basic personal care and hygiene.
· Ability to perform established training, care, and programmatic activities.
· Ability to teach participants eating, dressing, grooming, and other self-care skills.
· Ability to participate with professional staff in the design and implementation of training and programmatic activities.
· Ability to observe, record and report participants’ behavior, attitude, and physical condition.
· Ability to observe the rights and personal dignity of others.
· Ability to perform simple math and communicate effectively, both oral and written.
· Ability to maintain effective working relationships with participants and other employees.
This is a full-time position. This position involves working with adult learners who exhibit disruptive and/or aggressive behavior and participation in community outings. Local travel is required.
· High school diploma or equivalency
· One year paid or volunteer experience in the care, training, habilitation and development of the persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, physically challenged or mentally ill adults, is preferred.
· Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record, and access to a reliable vehicle to attend trainings, meetings, and/or transport individuals.
· Must be able to travel to trainings/meetings upon request of program director. Must be able to drive passenger vans if applicable.
· Must be able to accompany individuals into the community and provide support and assistance in interactions in the community while maintaining sensitivity to the rights and dignity of the individual.