The Instructional Assistant works under the general instruction of the Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager in each department to provide community-based instruction and Program Assistant. The Instructional Assistant provides personal care to persons with disabilities. DUTIES: The objectives are to provide community-based group (1:3) daily instruction based on individual consumer ISPs; record data daily regarding consumers progress; attend regularly scheduled staff training and meetings; maintain equipment; maintain communication with Program Manager and Program Assistant; ensure that consumer health and safety needs are met in the community; assist in application of behavioral modification as specified in consumer ISPs; provide input to supervisor(s) regarding the development of individualized program objectives; provide toileting, dressing, feeding, and mobility assistance to participants when necessary; provide lifting and positioning of participants as instructed; promote and maintain a congenial, supportive work environment; and perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High School diploma or equivalent and be 18 years of age or older; 2. Meet California Community Care Licensing personnel standards; 3. Prefer 1 year prior experience in instructing and/or direct intervention with persons with developmental disabilities, and able to work independently with minimal supervision; 4. Must obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification; 5. Have knowledge of developmental and physical disabilities, behavior and medical problems that can accompany the primary and/or secondary disability; 6. Must be in good health with the ability to lift 50 pounds regularly, have knowledge of correct lifting, positioning, and transferring techniques; 7. Medical knowledge concerning seizure activity and cerebral palsy is helpful; must be able to remain calm in situations of high stress; must be able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions prescribed by superiors; and, 8. If hired to drive, must have a good driving record and maintain insurance.