Training Specialist – Community Based Day Services
- Full Time
- Kansas City, MO
Empower and support adults with disabilities to engage and connect with their own community. We do this by helping adults set and accomplish personal goals based around becoming more independent. Our Training Specialist helps develop creative learning opportunities for CBDS participants to accomplish their goals within their community. In this position, you will support neurodiverse adults while they find new hobbies, make friends, learn about their community, volunteer, and try new things while building self-reliance.
- Supports individuals in achieving successful community integration and engagement.
- Support individuals in understanding community and cultural values, expectations, and social constructs essential to positive community access and engagement; Assist participants in recognizing and monitoring their own personal safety (physical and mental) within the community.
- Provides vocational skills training to prepare individuals for independent community access and engagement.
- Integrates the desires and needs of each participant into the customized service plan and activities.
- Trains, coaches, or mentors CBDS participants in accordance with their customized, person-centered service plan.
- Provides support to individuals one on one and in a small group setting within the community.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience working with individuals with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation and/or training settings is desirable. Education may substitute for experience.
MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
Must have a valid driver’s license at time of application and obtain a Class E Chauffeur’s License within 30 days of hire.
1st aid/CPR certified (Job One will provide training if needed)
Respect the rights and dignity of people with Developmental Disabilities and willingness to advocate on their behalf.
Respect and recognize the cultural and spiritual diversity of our participants.
Ability to plan, schedule, and implement activities with CBDS participants.
Recognition of personal biases.
Knowledge of programs and services for people with developmental disabilities preferred
Willingness to travel on company business in personal or company vehicle.
Good written, oral, and communication skills.
Ability to be flexible.
Affirmative drug and alcohol screening. (Limited panel screening)
Affirmative criminal/abuse background check.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Working with individuals with community integration and prevocational authorization.
- Provides support to individuals in the community in accordance with their individual community-based wants and needs.
- Provides participant community access skill development by utilizing community engagement and integration activities.
- Support participants in understanding community and cultural values, expectations and social constructs essential to positive community access and engagement; Assist participants in recognizing and monitoring their own personal safety (physical and mental) within the community.
- Develop functional capacities, as required, to assist individuals in reaching their optimum and desired level of community access, engagement and independence
- Transports CBDS individuals when necessary to and from community activities.
- Supports CBDS participants in exploring individual community interests such as volunteer opportunities, social clubs, participation in advocacy or community action groups (board or committee membership), recreational activities, community resources and more; Assists participants in understanding associated community environment culture, expectations surrounding behavior, procedures and required tasks. Trains and advocates with CBDS participants to community members regarding skills, needs or accommodations.
- Writes case notes and summaries (including analysis, reasoning, and comments) within 48 hours of service delivery so others can understand the individual’s progress; reports verbally on the individual’s progress to the referring agency or other collaborators; Provides requested written reports and maintains records and composes relative correspondence.
- Accepts and willingly carries out special assignments or duties, when requested.
- Projects positive image of Job One and individuals to the local community.
- Assures the confidentiality of information regarding CBDS participants.
- Abides by ethical and legal guidelines for case communication and recording.
- Respects the rights of all individuals served.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS (Will vary by job location)
Constant Frequent Occasional Not applicable
Talking/communicating Operating computer Outside work Exposure hazards
Use of hands/fingers Inside Work Travel Taste/smell
Reading/seeing Sitting/workstation Exposure temperature
Operate agency car Standing/walking Lifting
Climbing stairs Stoop/kneel/crouch/ crawl
The agency has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions, duties, and physical requirements have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and duties may be assigned by supervisors, as deemed appropriate.
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