North Star Community Services
  • Waterloo, IA, USA
  • Starting $10.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

North Star Community Services provides quality services and a fun and positive environment and experience for the people we serve and our employees!

The Day Habilitation Program is currently seeking a full time Day Habilitation-Advantage Specialist Floater to supervise leisure activities with persons with disabilities in the Waterloo Center. 

Basic Function: To provide daytime training and support to persons served which allows them to function in the least restrictive setting possible

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

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.

This position is, Monday thru Friday 7:00am-3:30pm.

Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities

Supervised by: Day Habilitation Services Program Manager

Applications accepted at 3420 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701 until position is filled. For more information about North Star Community Services, visit us on the web at     EEO/AA


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