Direct Support Program Trainer
The Direct Support Trainer supports the S.E.E.K. Arizona team with daily duties and projects in the field. This position is responsible for providing support to S.E.E.K. Arizona’s families and clients, and the direct care staff supporting them.
This position assists in developing client goals, training and supervising direct care providers, and some classroom training. This position provides direct support to the HCBS direct care providers and provides specific training to the client and family as needed. In-Home Trainers report to the HCBS Manager at S.E.E.K. Arizona.
- Provide basic goal implementation supports to team and family members, tailoring the training to meet the specific needs of the child and family.
- Provide supervision and oversight for client goals and objectives.
- Ensure direct care providers are providing support according to Article 9 Requirements.
- Attend ISP team meetings and updating goals as necessary to reflect client needs outlined in ISP.
- Set-up & facilitate initial interviews between a new client and new direct care provider; then assist in setting up the provider’s schedule, initiate the start of their in-home training, and follow-up with the family to monitor service implementation.
- Maintain regular contact with clients and their families, including home visits and monthly/quarterly calls, to ensure the clients’ service related needs are being met and service goals are appropriate and progressing.
- Complete annual performance evaluations for all Direct Care Providers.
- Review monthly habilitation summaries prior to distribution to funding sources.
- Provide clients and their families with information on community networks and resources.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Experience implementing basic behavior modification techniques
- Experience working with children and adults of varying ages and disabilities
- Knowledge of the DDD system
- Behavior goals and objective writing
- Professional and friendly interaction with clients, visitors, staff and the public
- Utilize discretion with sensitive information and maintain strict compliance to HIPPA.
- Computer & Internet - MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, database
- Requires flexible work schedule, including weekends and evenings
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must have the ability to work with little or no supervision
- Must be flexible and support the team as needs arise
- CPR and First Aid Certification
- Fingerprint Clearance
- TB clearance
- Organized, attention to detail
- Friendly, courteous & professional
- Confidentiality - HIPPA compliance
- Enjoys being around children
- Can work effectively in both quiet and noisy environments
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities
- Bachelor’s preferred or three (3) years related experience
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Lifting up to 30 pounds may be necessary.
Job Status: Part Time
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