Easterseals Nevada
  • - Community Training Services
  • NV, USA
  • 11.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

ABOUT EASTER SEALS NEVADA

Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges.  Easter Seals Nevada works to address the community's social service gaps and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people. The organization is one of Nevada's largest community disability agencies serving 8,500 people with disabilities and their families each year. 

Summary of Position:
The Employment Trainer is responsible for employment skills training onsite at Easter Seals Nevada warehouse and community worksites and implementing individual trainee plans. This is a direct service position, which may require hands on work with individuals with severe disabilities who may be physically aggressive.

Essential Job Functions:
• Provide direct supervision, vocational, prevocational and employment training of client/trainees including skills, work ethic skills and personal grooming skills for the workplace.
• May have to transport client/trainees via ESN vehicles, including 15 passenger van.
• Provide training and reinforcement for specific tasks which could include production work in the form of contract work, janitorial work, grounds keeping work and program goals.
• Responsible for recording incident reports and case notes as necessary and submit client/trainee incident reports as established procedure to Service Coordinators in a timely manner.
• Responsible for carrying out assigned client/trainee individualized training plans.
• Maintain age appropriate and active treatment for assigned group.
• Responsible for observation, accurate recording, data collection, counts of contract work performed and progress data on assigned client/trainees. Submits data to Service Coordinators in a timely manner.
• Responsible for maintaining the daily cleanliness, order and maintenance of work areas and assigned training materials.
• Responsible for immediately reporting if witness to any inappropriateness of staff towards or with client/trainees.
• Demonstrate alertness to trainee's appropriate and inappropriate behavior and demonstrate ability to assist client/trainee with improving or eliminating the inappropriate behavior.
• Accurately complete tracking sheets on assigned trainees daily, including code, unit, rate, productivity, wages and hours.
• Responsible for keeping accurate quality control of all contract work from assigned trainees and turning in finished quality controlled contract work with assigned Q.C # to Production Supervisor.
• Arrive at work at the scheduled time and follow proper procedure for calling in or requesting days off.
• Participate in job related training offered at Easter Seals Nevada and other local training sites in an effort to increase skills and improve current skills.
• Present self in a professional and appropriate manner toward client/trainees, co-workers and others in the industry.
• Additional duties as assigned by the CTC Program Manager or their designee, the Senior VP of Programs or President/CEO.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Willingness to participate in and actively increase knowledge in progressive services to people with disabilities;
• Ability to work with people that have severe, profound and multiple disabilities on a daily basis
• Ability to promote a positive, professional image and interacts well with co-workers, parents, providers, vendors and staff.
• Ability to provide accurate case documentation.
• Ability to show initiative and will ask for direction and/or clarification when needed.
• Ability to perform physical and verbal intervention of client-trainees, including, but not limited to: blocking or moving away from physical behaviors by client-trainees; directing or redirecting client-trainees when behaviors warrant physical and/or verbal intervention, etc.
• Ability to obtain and maintain CPI Certification
• Ability to obtain and maintain a CPR and First Aid Certification.
• Ability to perform CPR and First Aid.
• Ability to visually observe and hear client-trainees.
• For staff who are or become drivers of ESN vehicles:
       o Ability to drive passenger vans, including 15 passenger and handicap accessible vans.
       o Must have and maintain current Nevada driver's license
       o Must have and maintain a good driving record

Work Environment
Ability to be out in Las Vegas area outdoor weather conditions, including extreme heat, extreme cold, wind, poor air quality and wet or humid conditions, etc.

Minimum Required Education and Experience
• High school diploma, GED or equivalent
• A minimum of six months experience in related field or life experience.
• Must have reliable transportation

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, frequently talk or hear, reach with hands, lift arms above and below shoulder level, occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs. On regular occasions lift and/or move up to 50lbs and can request assistance if needed. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision.

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