An Activity Group Leader is responsible for planning, leading and implementing activities within the adult day support environment and community. A Group Leader will provide ongoing mental, emotional, physical and behavioral supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, Monday through Friday, 4p to 12a (40 hours).
A Group Leader plans and leads activities, and provides supports to individuals with developmental disabilities within a day support group. Activity planning and implementation may include the areas of skill building and reinforcement, calendar planning, functional academics, advocacy, community integration, communication, arts and music, media, leisure/recreation, health and fitness, nature, special events, and socialization. Group Leaders will also be required to assist with transportation, meal preparation, personal care, and health related activities.
A Group Leader must:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Have at least a High school Diploma or GED and preferably at least one year of experience working with or providing care for individuals that have developmental disabilities;
- An associate’s or bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience in a human services related field or occupation is preferred; experience in activity planning is a plus!;
- Pass a criminal BCI/FBI background check and not be listed on any abuser registries that restrict employment.
- Hold a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record;
- Have the ability to drive large passenger vans/wheelchair accessible vehicles or the willingness to learn;
- Be able to competently read, write, and verbally communicate in English;
- Have the ability to pass CPR and First Aid certification courses; and
- Be able to meet the physical, emotional, and mental demands to fulfill all job responsibilities and duties.
A Group Leader must:
- Be able to plan and implement a variety of activities that best serve the wants and needs of individuals served, positively engage others in activity participation, and work well both independently and within diverse teams;
- Be outgoing, detail oriented, organized, observant, goal oriented, creative, flexible and adaptable;
- Have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Be able to problem solve, including making necessary adaptations to meet individual needs and accessibility;
- Be able to plan a monthly activity calendar that reflects meaningful, purposeful and therapeutic activities;
- Be able to fulfill all aspects of Individual Planning, including goal composition and achievement, daily and monthly documentation, and participation in service team meetings;
- Be able to respond appropriately and provide care in behavioral, emergency and crisis situations; and
- Be able to provide activities and supports that promote independence and reflect the principles of person centered services, self determination, self efficacy, and self advocacy.
- This is a full-time position (40 hrs), Monday through Friday, 4p to 12a;
- Eligible for medical, dental, vision and life-15k after 90 days; 401k after one year;
- PTO and Personal Time; and
- Other benefits + incentives!
Open Arms was started in 2011 by a family of medical providers. Our mission is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live dignified, independent and successful lives.
To us, care is personal. We have taken care of many individuals in many cities, and we want to continue to improve and excel in every community. We are the helping hands when you need us most.
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Role: Activity Group Leader
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