North Star Community Services
  • Waverly, IA, USA
  • Starting $10.25
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefit package available after successful completion of 90 days of employment


The Day Habilitation Program is currently seeking a Day Habilitation Specialist to supervise leisure activities with persons with disabilities in the Waverly Center. This is a 40 hr position, Monday through Friday.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide training and support to the persons served according to their person centered plans and individualized needs
  • Plan, prepare and implement social activities
  • Provide assistance with personal care
  • Provide assistance with prescribed physical or occupational therapies
  • Provide written documentation of services provided according to funding source regulations 

Other Duties as needed:

  • Participate with persons served in the person-centered planning process
  • Assist with socialization opportunities
  • Dispense medications, test blood sugar, and assist with related procedures

Required Skills: 

  • Ability to train and support persons with disabilities
  • Physical ability to assist persons served (see note below)
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to positively relate to persons served and their families

Qualifications and Required Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year experience working with people with disabilities
  • Medication Manager Certification
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Certification
  • Direct Service Provider Currriculum for Day Habilitation Services
  • Meet requirements for driving record and background checks

NOTE:  This position requires physical abilities that include one or more of the following (this is not a comprehensive list):  pushing or pulling persons in wheelchairs, transferring persons weighing at least 100 pounds to and from wheelchairs with another staff person, lifting 25 pounds, frequent bending, stooping, kneeling motions, physical interventions.

Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities

Supervised by: Day Habilitation Services Program Manager

Applications accepted until position is filled. For more information about North Star Community Services, visit us on the web at www.northstarcs.org     EEO/AA

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