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Direct Support Instructor
Napa Valley Support Services

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Direct Support Instructor

Napa Valley Support Services
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Job Summary

Wage
$15 per hour
Job Type
Entry-level, Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 26 days ago
Job Role
Adult Education Instructor, ABA Assistant
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Weekdays

Job Description

Job Description

Napa Valley Support Services is currently seeking a support staff for a newly created program: Community Engagement Service Professional.Overall Responsibilities: Support individuals with developmental disabilities and assist with the development of Community Engagement (CE) opportunities including but not limited to: community classes, service clubs, volunteerism and customized employment.Community Responsibilities:

  • Plan weekly activities with individuals in community awareness/engagement classes.
  • Promote good public relations both for NVSS and individuals in community classes.
  • Responsible for quality control and flow of work on community job sites.
  • Research and develop opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities that meet the criteria in the following philosophies: functional, age appropriateness and normalization.
  • Ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided instruction, are included in all scheduled activities of their choice, and activities take place in a natural environment.
  • Ensure the above CE are implemented within all groups during non-work time.
  • Provide continuous quality service improvement by obtaining feedback from individuals with disabilities (both verbal and observed).
  • Ensure accurate monthly data reflects work, community engagement and other activity hours.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of HCBS and other regulations.
  • Knowledge of “person centered” philosophies, concepts, and skills.
  • Ability to present the program and participants in a professional positive manner.
  • Demonstrated maturity and cultural competency for working with diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational, communication, skills
  • Comfortable networking and building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Reliable transportation with a good driving record.
  • Knowledge of 1:1 and group training techniques.
  • Knowledge of supported employment philosophies concepts and techniques.

Safety/Transportation Responsibilities

  • Research and/or provide means of transportation to community training sites; (e.g., City Bus, NVSS vehicle, instructor vehicle).
  • Ensure NVSS vehicles are clean pre and post trips and communicate to Program Director if not.
  • Conduct a pre trip safety inspection of all NVSS vehicles.
  • Be aware of safety procedures and location of safety manual.
  • Immediately inform management staff if an unsafe situation occurs or is observed.
  • Document special incidents on the proper forms as outlined in Special Incident Report, SIR procedures.
  • Immediately inform management when client health issues arise.

Other Expectations

  • Be familiar with NVSS Mission Statement.
  • On behalf of the Agency, act as a steward for a harmonious working environment that encourages teamwork.
  • Promote good public relations in the community.
  • Communicate and problem solve with Community Engagement Specialist.
  • Encourage teamwork and work as a team member.
  • Supervise assigned individuals as needed.
  • Ensure the safety of individuals at all times and follow safety procedures.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Provide good customer service.
  • Attend annual and semiannual meetings with the individual and regional center staff, and anyone the individual would like to invite.
  • Act as advocate for individuals with disabilities.
  • Solve problems and communicate solutions with the Community Engagement Specialist.
  • Interact respectfully with all individuals we support.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by managers.

Business Overview

Our Story

Our Mission
Napa Valley Support Services supports quality of life for individuals with disabilities through a person-centered approach to self-discovery, community-engagement, employment, and education.

Why Work With Us?

NVSS is a non-profit agency working with people with all types of disabilities. Most of our individuals have development disabilities and give those of us working here a feeling of being able to make a difference in the lives we support.

Team Size

51-100 team members

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Culture & Perks

Perks
Casual Dress
Workplace
Community Oriented
Diverse
Mission Driven
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