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Program Instructor and Assistant

Job Code: I&DD
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category / Program: IndependenceWorks Day Program
Pay Range:
# of Openings: 1
Employment Duration: Full Time
Department: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Agency Description

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) is a human service agency providing professionally delivered services to individuals and families of all religions, cultures, ages and lifestyles that support self-determination and self-sufficiency. Our vast array of services and programs serve a diverse population. People come to us knowing we will do our best to help them or to point them in the right direction. We hold these values close to our heart:

Commitment and Integrity
Compassion and Respect
Innovation and Collaboration
Responsiveness to Diverse Needs

Job Description

**Please submit a Letter of Interest with Resume**

Purpose: Provides community and life skills learning experiences for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through program and curriculum development, implementation, and oversight within a Community Access Group (CAG) service. The CAG Program Instructor and Assistant will work with the program manager to provide learning experiences for participants including development of differentiated curricula and related data collection and documentation on individual progress. This role will also be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks that are vital to the success of CAG services; these responsibilities include documentation management, leading annual client meetings, coordinating volunteer programming, financial management, and more. This role will establish and maintain positive working relationships with families, and build contacts and relationships with community service providers, volunteers and schools.


•             Manage and oversee all aspects of community and life skills instruction and related support activities

•             Assist with general oversight of Day Program, including monitoring of budget, purchasing of needed supplies, client intake, orientation and assessment; primary contact when CAG Program Manager is away

•             Develop daily and weekly schedule of curriculum-based, differentiated activities; ensure high quality programming and service delivery

•             Participate in hiring, orienting, and ensuring ongoing training for Team Leads, Direct Support Professionals (DSP), and other program staff on how to effectively implement curriculum-based activities

•             Provide oversight of daily DSP case notes; audit and provide training on documentation

•             Keeps accurate daily documentation of activities, medication, ISP tracking, as well as other documentation required.

•             Participate in client recruitment and marketing efforts to support and build program

•             Communicate regularly with clients and their families and/or guardians

•             Regularly communicate with Residential Program Manager and other division staff regarding mutual clients

•             Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state and DBHDD policies affecting the program; attend provider meetings; maintain working knowledge of best practices

•             Obtains 16 hours of training on job related activities and participates in at least 4 annual trainings.

•             Develop and maintain service contracts with State, private and community funding sources; ensure agency annual Service Agreements are signed by client/guardian and are on file

•             Serve as primary liaison for volunteer opportunities and programming

•             Work with DBHDD related staff on required ISP documentation

•             Provide direct service and support for program participants when needed, including providing transportation, staffing a shift, and other duties as necessary

•             Collect and record daily activity data and client progress

•             All other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

•             Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

•             Supervisory experience desired

•             Strong ability to prioritize, delegate and to ask for help when needed.

•             Proficient in Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint

•             Ability to work independently, take initiative and to be flexible.

•             Ability to work as a member of a team, accepting constructive criticism and providing feedback as needed.

•             General Knowledge or principles and techniques for placement of persons with disabilities in the competitive labor market, desired

•             Knowledge of the American's with Disabilities Act, public speaking skills and networking with professionals in various fields of private industry and governmental agencies, desired.


Education and/or Experience:

•             Bachelor's degree in social services or related field and 2 years’ experience

•             Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

•             Experience in day/vocational services, preferred

•             At least 2 years in management/supervising staff


Education or License

Bachelor's Degree

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