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Vocational Innovations Instructional Aide in Orange, California

Who We Are:

We are an Adult Day Program with facilities in the Orange and Los Angeles County. Since 1998, we take great pride in providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to enhance their lives through vocational skills development and meaningful interactions with peers and members of the community.

We are looking for motivated candidates who pursuing careers in abnormal psychology, mental health, sociology, social work, and developmental disabilities for our site in Orange. Great opportunity for individuals seeking to gain experience in the field.

Benefits:

  • Operating hours 6-7 hours/day, between 5 am to 5 pm. (Schedule may vary depending on the needs of the individuals we serve. Candidates may be eligible for EDD benefits with available part-time work)

  • Hourly compensation $14 - $14.50, with an additional $2.50 bonus per hour for in-person service provided to the individuals that we serve.

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • 7 vacation days, 3 sick days and 8 paid holidays per year

  • A comprehensive selection of Health benefits and Life Insurance with company contribution

  • Different tiers of dental and vision benefits to meet your needs with company contribution

  • Support of your professional goals by providing paid training (Applied Behavior Analysis, CPR, Pro-ACT)

  • Student Book Reimbursement Program and school internship hours

    What You Will Do:

  • Work directly with behavioral clients as assigned and implementing ISP objectives either on a 1:1 or 1:2, or 1:3 bases.

  • Assist in transferring clients from wheelchairs and in and out of automobiles.

  • Assist clients in performing supported work duties that may include standing for long periods of time, frequent bending, stooping, and lifting.

  • Collect data as directed by the ISP’s, including progress, changes, etc., in the clients’ records.

  • Interact with clients in an age-appropriate and respectful manner.

  • Report unusual occurrences to the proper management staff, agencies, or law enforcement.

  • Attend scheduled in-service training, meet daily attendance requirements, and serve as a member of the ID Team.

  • Maintain equipment in good working order.

  • Maintain environment in safe manner and perform duties in a safe manner.

  • Knowledge of clients’ whereabouts at all times.

  • Transport client(s) to and from the site, if that is the position vacant.

  • Assist clients with toileting, which may include changing diapers.

  • Assist clients with independent living skills and self-help skills training.

  • May need to assist clients in feeding and/or monitoring of lunch and break times.

    What We Are Looking For:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

  • Valid California driver’s license and has an excellent driving record, if transporting clients.

  • Have use of a safe automobile for the purpose of transporting clients, if that is the position that is necessary. Auto insurance must be in force a required by California State Law. Name must be listed on the policy. Current automobile registration.

  • Must have or be able to have fingerprint clearance.

  • Must have TB test clearance.

  • Ability to understand and implement Individual Support Plans (ISP) objectives, chart clients’ progress, and effectively communicates with other staff, clients, and the community.

  • Ability to work with and develop clients’ potential, follows oral and written directions, and accepts responsibility.

  • Have some experience in working with persons with developmental disabilities. If no experience, 12 hours of extra continuing education will be provided within the first six months of employment.

  • Must be physically able to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position (have no serious medical issues, back problems, heart problems, etc.)

  • Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time during the workday, including bending, squatting, kneeling, stretching and stooping and reaching above shoulder level.

  • Mobility to ensure the safety of participants at all times.

  • Ability to push/pull and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    • Vocational Innovations is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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