• 07-Dec-2017 to 22-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Community Life Services
  • 9.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Schedule: 11:00PM-7:00AM Saturday - Sunday (part-time)

Community Life Services has an immediate opening for a full time Life Skills Instructor working with persons with Developmental Disabilities. CNA preferred, but not required. Immediate hire requires current TB health card, valid driver's license and proof of auto liability insurance and Criminal background checks and drug screens will be conducted. EOE/M/F

Job Summary:  Responsible for providing direct care services to the consumers of Community Life Services, in regards to household maintenance, assist in meal preparation, and all programming instructions to the consumers under the direct supervision of the QMRP/Director and Program Coordinator.  Monitors consumer performance on household maintenance objectives, meal preparation objectives, and all other programming as pertinent to the individual IPP.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for assisting the consumer(s) in completing laundry.
  • Assist with personal hygiene and grooming
  • Will transport consumer(s) as needed
  • Provides housekeeping services according to the ICF/MR regulations.
  • Manages consumer(s) inappropriate behaviors in a professional manner and demonstrates the necessary skills and techniques to intervene effectively.
  • Responsible for all kitchen sanitation needs.
  • As needed, assists consumers in  meal preparations and serves to consumers, visitors, and staff in a family style atmosphere that meets the nutritional needs as defined by the qualified consultant dietitian
  • Follows the recommended menus as stated in terms of meal preparation and assists in ensuring special diets are adhered to.
  • Adheres to ICF/MR regulations, as related to the kitchen area, including wearing hair nets and gloves.
  • Assist in proper food storage according to ICF/MR regulations
  • Will provide and assist in instructional training and supervision to consumers in the home settings.
  • Shall complete all necessary forms, including but not limited to:  Marks Report, Behavior Incident Report, Midnight Census Report, Night Monitoring Sheets, etc. and informs appropriate supervisor of any significant events.
  • Responsible for seeing to the consumers' well-being, emotional changes, behavior concerns, and safety.  Will report any significant events to the QMRP.
  • Will work in a professional capacity conveying the philosophy of CLS while on site or in the community.

Education and/or Experience:  High School diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of six months previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CPR/First Aid, TB Skin Test, and Arkansas Driver's License.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate. 

While performing the duties of this position the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions.

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