Residential Trainer


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Group Homes
United States of America
Social Services and Non-Profit



Position provides direct care services to persons with developmental disabilities in structured residential settings.  Responsibilities include provision of training and assistance with all activities of daily living, including administration and monitoring of medications, personal hygiene, housekeeping, food preparation and feeding, mobility and community access, transportation, recreation and leisure skills, and maintaining basic health.  Implements behavior management programs, and provides emergency behavior or health-related interventions, as necessary.  Position fosters a productive, clean, comfortable, and safe environment for residents; and serves as a positive role model for consumers. 



Minimum Requirements


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED, or documentation of a proficiency evaluation of experience and competence to perform the job tasks.  Such documentation must include a written competency-based assessment of the ability to document service delivery and observations of an individual; and at least three personal references from persons not related by blood or marriage that indicate the ability to provide a safe, healthy environment for an individual.  Must have six (6) months of any work experience. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record, as well as personal automobile liability insurance as required by the state of Texas.  

Preferred Qualifications: Six months work experience serving persons with developmental disabilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of techniques used in teaching adaptive living skills, and planning and monitoring the social activities of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a small group home setting.  Ability to assess residents' functional levels and to facilitate productive interaction between residents and staff.  Ability to observe and delineate salient aspects of situational behaviors.  Ability to document individuals' progress and significant events in a clear and concise manner.  Ability to exercise reasonable judgment to ensure the health and safety of residents.