March 28, 2023
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TLC is hiring!
Our passion & purpose at Transitions Life Center is to provide a safe, caring, and enriching community for adults with Intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Our Transitions Life Center campus is an environment that is warm, welcoming, and truly life-changing for each of our members.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Job Title: Program Manager
Reports To: Executive Director
The TLC program manager is a dynamic and creative individual who oversees the implementation, development, and structure of programs to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program manager is responsible for the oversight and supervision of program support staff, volunteers, program development, record keeping, client advocacy, and all program communications. The program manager assists with long term planning, works closely with a volunteer committee, and assists in the implementation and recording of grant requirements. The program director is knowledgeable and compassionate about the challenges adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities face.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
● Responsible for managing and evaluating instructors, direct care staff, and program volunteers
● Follow & implement objectives and policies set by the TLC program committee in accordance with the board of directors
● Develop budgets around each program and enterprise
● Responsible for admissions of new members, appropriate program placement, and new family orientation
● Communicate effectively with TLC families and staff
● Build community awareness around issues that concern the special needs population
● Develop and cultivate community outreach & ministry opportunities
● Develop and foster pre-vocational opportunities for appropriate candidates
● Maintain program records
● Member scheduling and program/group organization
● Organize field trips and community based enrichment
● Maintain grant data & demographics
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree with a background in special education or human resources
Experience Requirements: Minimum of 5 years leadership experience with staff and at least 5 years of experience with special needs population.
Comfortable driving a 12 passenger bus, Spanish speaking, American Sign Language.
Job Title: Instructor
Reports To: Program Director/Executive Director
Position Description: A TLC instructor leads the activities, social experiences, and enterprise programs that engage our members. The TLC instructor is responsible for organizing, directing, and implementing daily activities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Activities are to be varied and purposeful. They should include a mix of social experiences, life skills, physical activity, faith lessons, and enterprise programs that are fun and engaging. Instructors are also responsible for the training of assistants and providing clear directions so they can assist in implementing daily activities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Prepare activities/lessons that allow each member to be actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences throughout the day
· Utilize appropriate and varied resources for instruction and member use
· Appropriately manage member behavior
· Maintain an organized and safe learning environment
· Manage instructional activities including management of groups, transitions (schedules), materials, supplies and equipment
· Research, develop, and implement enterprises in conjunction with the program director & program committee
· Instruct and supervise the work of assistants and/or volunteers
· Create and foster an environment of respect and rapport including staff interaction with members and member-with-member interactions
· Provide instruction to members, other staff and/or volunteers on facility safety procedures and proper uses of materials and equipment
· Manage the classroom and/or physical environment
· Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff members, other professionals, members and parents/guardians
· Communicate appropriately with members
· Engage members in learning by developing learning activities using a variety of materials, groupings, pacing and structure
· Provide jigs and adaptive devices so each member is able to take part in the enterprise process
· Aid members and instruct staff with the use of jigs and adaptive equipment.
Job Title: THRIVE Instructional Assistant
Position Summary: The primary duty of a teaching assistant for special needs adults is to support the instructor in charge of the classroom. Assistants will help instructors with classroom activities and management of behaviors. Assistants share in the personal care, mobility, and safety of the members. Assistants also help maintain a clean, hygienic, and safe environment. The Assistant is directly supervised by the Lead Instructor and the Program Administrator(s).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Note: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in the Instructor position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
● Assist instructional staff in presenting lessons and activities – ie. life, social, and vocational skills.
● Assist members with program activities.
● Assist instructional staff with behavior management
● Assist with food preparation for members.
● Assist members with personal needs such as feeding and toileting.
● Aid members with assistive technology and augmentative communication devices/tools.
● Responsible for maintaining the physical environment which includes: removing trash, clearing tables, placing tables, chairs and equipment back to designated places, and light cleaning.
● Communicate effectively with members, instructors, other staff, and parents/guardians.
● Perform related duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: Potential for heavy work – Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must have the ability to lift members with assistance from another staff person. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude staff from performing physical activities outside the list of job functions.
● Physically aid members with caring for personal needs such as feeding and toileting.
● Physically aid members with mobility, mobility equipment, and positioning with the assistance of another staff person.
Working Conditions: Indoors/outdoors – the assistant is subject to/and expected to engage in both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
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