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Tailored Day Services Instructor

Company: AbilityPath
Location: Redlands
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Our mission to accept, respect, and include people of all abilities extends to every member of our community!AbilityPath are hiring for a Tailored Day Services Instructor to join the team!The TDS Instructor works one on one with participants who are interested in pursuing employment, education and community access goals within the community. Working closely with individuals, you will assist them to design their own customized program based on their goals, needs and interests.ABOUT US:We are a non-profit organization that provides a variety of programs and services for the lifespan of individuals with disabilities for the past 100 years! Our mission is to empower people with special needs and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. In addition, here at AbilityPath we stand for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.WHAT WE OFFER:At AbilityPath we support a healthy and balanced life, these benefits include:Up to 4 weeks PTO for full time staff and 10 paid holidays!Comprehensive and affordable Medical, dental benefits upon hireOpportunity to join AbilityPath's DEI committees and partner with organization leaders to improve Diversity and Equity in all our practices401(k)Our Organization provides a well-rounded career experience, employee recognition and BONUSES!!WHAT WE VALUE:Passion for the missionTeamwork and CollaborationEffective communication thoughtfulness and ability to adaptShared commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in creating a community where all members can represent themselves authentically ABOUT THE ROLE:Supports participants to develop a person centered plan and develop a customized program to reach his/her goals, assesses participant's strengths, interests and challengesSupport participants to find and participant in volunteer activities, community and work-related activities, and community college classes to develop skillsProvide customized programming to individual participants. Programming may include community based programming such as: volunteer opportunities, college classes, tutoring, travel training etc.; vocational activities including: job discovery, informational interviews, employer research, job searches, job shadowing, job coaching etc.Provide engaging, developmentally appropriate instruction for participants as neededContribute to networking with employers in the community to set up and arrange informational interviews, employer tours, as well as identifying job leads and employer contactsUtilize appropriate modification techniques to respond to challenging behaviors and support behavioral plans to increase engagementResponsible for participant case management: schedule and facilitate participant annual meetings, complete documentation for tracking participant goals and comment on progress and achievementMaintain professional relationships and provide excellent customer service with participants, employers, external parties, families, and care giversDrive agency vehicles as needed (transporting participants to events, etc.)Responsible for daily exterior inspections of agency vehicles when applicableResponsible for making sound decisions in real time on community-based activities and safety/well-being of participants while out in communityOther duties as assignedEDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and ability is qualifying, unless otherwise specified.Associate's or Bachelor's in relevant fieldExperience working with adults with developmental disabilitiesHIRING REQUIREMENTS:Valid California Driver's License/IDClean Driving Record (if applicable)Proof of negative TB test resultsVerification of physical clearancePassing a criminal fingerprint clearance18 years of age or job permit clearanceProof of Covid-19 Vaccination + First BoosterPHYSICAL ACTIVITY:Accommodations made upon request to Human ResourcesAbility to physically respond to adults with developmental disabilitiesAbility to lift/support at least 40 lbs as neededAbility to sit, stand, stoop, and bend frequentlyAbility to walk for extended periods of time and support adults with developmental disabilities on community outingsAbility to drive company vehicles to transport participantsAbility to sit and keyboard as neededEQUALY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:AbilityPath is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry (including language-use restrictions and possession of a driver's license), citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, military or veteran status, or other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. AbilityPath will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination against, harassment of, or disrespectful or unprofessional conduct toward an employee based upon any of the protected characteristics listed above or based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Keywords: AbilityPath, Redlands , Tailored Day Services Instructor, Education / Teaching , Redlands, California

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