Assistant Program Specialist at Merakey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 13 days ago.





Job Description:

Merakey is currently seeking Assistant Program Specialist to join our Merakey IDD division in our Philadelphia location.


POSITION DETAILS


In cooperation with under the direction of the Program Specialist, assist in providing life skill and work training for each assigned individual in the training center on an ongoing basis. Assist in development of individual programs, assessment of skills, maintenance of the instructional environment as well as provide appropriate instructional procedures for both skill acquisition and behavioral objectives, documenting and reporting progress, consistent with the program planning team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.


• Assist in the development and implementation of the individual yearly program plan.


• To provide skill training in the areas delineated by the individual program plan.


• Provide documentation of program implementation.


• Must have such mobility and flexibility to ensure the safety of each individual in the training center.


• Ability to perform various home management duties (sweeping, mopping, wiping, etc...)


• Ability to walk while pushing a wheelchair.


• Visual and ability to respond to appropriately to surroundings.


• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to write legibly.


• Must attend mandatory training such as CPR, positive interventions, fire safety, etc....and administer necessary techniques as needed.


• Maintain compliance with agency policies, procedures, state and county regulations.


• Effectively communicates with individuals, using verbal and non-verbal modalities which are appropriate to each person's ability to comprehend.


• Accurately review data, complete, submit monthly summaries for assigned individuals.


• Attend individual, unit and departmental meetings as required and submit written reports as necessary.


• Maintain the instructional environment and instructional materials.


• Provide directions to training center staff in program specialist absence, (i.e. PRN's RDSP, volunteers).


• May perform other related duties, when required or assigned.


Benefits


Merakey offers Flexible schedules, Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, and so much more!


ABOUT MERAKEY


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve.


Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.


Apply today at: www.Merakey.org/careers


• At least 60 college credits (per licensing regulations)


• 3 years experience working with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.


• Working knowledge of various computer programs


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


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