The Adult Day Program Staff is responsible for providing daily activities within an adult day program for each individual to support and provide instruction for individual growth, a sense of community and instruction in independent living skills. He or she is responsible for instructing consumer's vocational living skills, socialization skills, recreational and leisure skills and functional communication skills. These instructional objectives will be part of the consumer's Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and instruction in the day program will be the Adult Day Program Staff's primary responsibility. The day schedule will be 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m; Monday - Friday.
Education/Training: High School Diploma required, or Associate's Degree in Education, Human Service Field, or Psychology preferred.
Certifications/Licensure: A valid US driver's license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status. Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and Melmark's Orientation Program and New Hire Onsite training program.
Skill(s): Must demonstrate strong reading, written and oral language skills. Strong instructional skills with emphasis on Consumers who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Experience or interest in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis, curriculum and special education (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Strong interpersonal skills are required.
Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations. Advanced skills in educational and clinical services will be required in this role.
Interrelationships: Consumers served, families, program managers, and all other department staff.
Melmark is a multi-state human service provider with premier private special education schools, professional development, training, and research centers. We are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by providing exceptional evidence-based and applied behavior analytic services to every individual, every day.