Activities Assistant/Day Support - #W0100 (Days, Evenings & weekends, not to exceed 29 hours weekly)

Chesapeake, VIRGINIA | 14 days | Deadline: 21 Jan 2021

Job Summary

Job Description

Working Title
Activities Assistant/Day Support - #W0100 (Days, Evenings & weekends, not to exceed 29 hours weekly)  
Role Title
Direct Service Associate II - 49052  
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Jobs close at 11:59pm EST/EDT.

Job Type Detail

Wage Non-Faculty- W-1  
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?
Hiring Range
$11.00 hourly  
Southeastern VA Training Center (723)  
Agency Website
Click Here to Apply  
Chesapeake - 550  
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Does this position have telework options?
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference
Type of Recruitment

General Public - G  
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Job Description
Part-time position/no benefits This position is assigned to Day Support Services. Working hours are as follows: Days, Evenings & weekends not to exceed 29 hours weekly. Southeastern Virginia Training Center is seeking an individual to support the facility's mission by serving as a member of the Personal Support Team. This position works within a behavioral model as a member of an integrated team to provide care/treatment, education/training, and supervision of individuals with mental retardation, autism, and other developmental disabilities, and to collect and record data and document services provided to these individuals. Job duties include: - Keeps houses informed of the program schedule and any changes in the schedule. - Interacts with individuals using age-appropriate language and provides instruction with appropriate voice tone and volume. - Assist with completing paper work for off campus outings such as PFA forms, Community Trip Records, Travel Considerations, and Dining Guides. - Communicates concerns, problems, and events to supervisor promptly; follows chain of supervision to resolve problems. - Assist with direct implementation of training in the evening program. - Assist with overseeing staff and provides frequent, constructive feedback, pertaining to the implementation of activities/events - Documents program activities/attendance for reporting purposes. - Ensures that active treatment is taking place within the group and that positive interactions are taking place with the staff and individuals that are being supported. - Ensures that nutrition and physical management plans are carried out. - Assist with developing training based upon strengths, needs, and ISP of assigned Individuals. - Provides feedback in the development and implementation of person-centered plans. - Assist with evaluating individual performance and makes revisions to activities when needed - Observes support staff while engaged in activities to ensure participation and task completion. - Ensures that leisure materials are safe operational and that pica concerns are addressed. - Follows proper physical intervention and programmatic treatments to ensure safety of individuals and staff. - Effectively provides training to direct support staff assigned to assist in evening activities. - Initiate and make staff assignments to ensure everyone is participating in the planned activities. - Arranges transportation, follows all facility policies and guidelines in driving a state vehicle. - Serves as appropriate role model for individuals in on and off-campus settings. - Assist with performing supervisory duties and coordinates activities and events. - Accesses individual performance for documentation and reporting purposes.  
Minimum Qualifications
- High School diploma or equivalent is required. - Experience in a day program and leisure activities. - Valid Virginia driver's license required. - Must have the ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to follow written and oral instructions, observe and accurately document observations. - Requires the ability to learn basic techniques and knowledge of developmental care & treatment. - Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, which includes standing, bending, walking, pushing/pulling, lifting up to ΒΌ of body weight, providing support during all aspects of daily personal care, and intervening with aggressive behaviors. - Working knowledge of leisure activities for persons with intellectual disabilities and the ability to apply those techniques during leisure sessions; ability to verbally communicate effectively to the Personal Support Team members, community establishments and business representatives. - Must successfully complete the facility's Pre-service training program for Direct Support Professional Staff, to include Person Centered Approach techniques, CPR/First Aid Certification, TOVA, medication administration, nutritional management and physical/behavioral management, for continued employment. (Pre service training class is 3 weeks long, with shifts from 8:00 am to 4:30pm and 12:30pm to 9:00pm).  
Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working with people who have intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, or medical conditions is preferred.  
Special Requirements
Applicants are solely responsible for ensuring that the application and supplemental materials thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications. For full consideration, a completed application must be received online by 11:59 PM on the ?Job Close Date??. Applicants who list ?see resume?? in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration. Southeastern Virginia Training Center conducts a comprehensive and thorough fingerprint based background check. The background check may include: criminal history, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, as well as a pre-employment oral drug screen.  
Special Instructions to Applicants
PLEASE PROVIDE ALL RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE. IN DESCRIBING YOUR RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Each submission is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. This review is based on the actual narrative provided by the applicant, not on the basis of job titles listed. Therefore, it is essential to provide descriptive information prior to submission for consideration. SEVTC only accepts online submissions. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory fingerprint-based background check and negative results in the pre-employment and other drug screenings that may occur during your employment. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 757-424-8545 for assistance. Southeastern Virginia Training Center offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave & much more! SEVTC IS A SMOKE FREE CAMPUS  
Optional Applicant Documents
Cover Letter
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information
Armen Sumler  
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2100 Steppingstone Square Chesapeake, VA 23320  

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