Facilitator - Opportunities for Older Adults Program

Description:

TITLE:                 OOA Facilitator

DEPT:                   Opportunities for Older Adults Program                         

REPORTS TO:   DSO Program Manager

STATUS:              Non-exempt                         

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the training of appropriate social skills and behaviors for individuals with disabilities including instruction and supervision.  Facilitator is “hands on” person and will be required to perform all aspects of behavioral programming & follow through with teaching strategies, as well as, attend to personal needs of persons served as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/FUNCTIONS:

Position requires such typical work operations and responsibilities as, but not limited to:

  • Plan and implement daily programmatic activities, such as but not limited to; daily set up, recreational, ADL, OT/PT guidelines, and behavior programs
  • Provide input to development of client program goals and behavior plans with Program Manager or designee.           
  • Responsible for timely, accurate record keeping functions required by Kuhn and each client’s program, such as but not limited to:  attendance, charting, activity logs, program plan documentation, and communication logs.
  • Responsible for transporting clients to and from Kuhn, community recreation, to include driving, mobility training and other arrangements and documentation.  Also, responsible for van mileage paperwork (recording mileage, gasoline receipts, passengers, etc.).
  • Engage clients with meaningful, quality activities appropriate to individual interests and ability.      Assist clients with personal needs as required such as, toileting, feeding and mobility.
  • Active communication daily, or as designated, with Senior Program Manager regarding behavior, health, daily activities, and any other necessary issues directly regarding clients.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Works with and assists others as required.  Performs additional duties at the request of the management.
  • Responsible for performing work duties in a safe manner, adhering to all established safety procedures and providing input into enhancing overall company safety.
  • Attends job relevant training sessions.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Employs open, positive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to transport clients.
  • Obtain and/or maintain PMT (Physical/Psychological Management Training)
  • Available means of transportation.
  • Associates Degree in Human Service preferred. High School diploma, plus a minimum of three years of direct vocational related work experience in a Human Service field will be considered.
  • Obtain and/or maintain CPR certification/First Aid Training.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license (with Public Passenger Permit endorsement).
  • Automobile insurance in force per Kuhn’s specifications when using personal vehicle for work related purposes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Able to physically transport, perform PMT, CPR and implementation of behavior plans which may require physical assists and emergency restraints.


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