Activity Instructor - Senior Services
Company: Hope Services
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Location: San Jose, CATeam: Senior Activity Program - Senior
Center Team /Work Type: Full-TimeAre you seeking fulfilling work
that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of
others? Do you believe in the integration of persons with
disabilities into all aspects of community membership? Do you enjoy
assisting others in the learning process? Then read on...
Hope Services is the Bay Area's largest non-profit agency,
providing a wide array of quality services for persons with
developmental disabilities for over 60 years! We are currently
hiring Activity Instructors to provide support and leadership for
clients to participate in our Senior Activity Program. At this
time, the majority of these service our provided via a distance
Hope Services offers an OUTSTANDING benefits package, including
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Retirement, Life Insurance, Tuition
Reimbursement, Generous Paid Vacation and Sick Time accrual plans
About the Activity Instructor role:
The Activity Instructor oversees area scheduling, ensuring programs
and activities are maintained. Provide services to people with
disabilities, which will enable each client to achieve an optimum
level of functional independence and will assure referral to
special services as required. May, as assigned, provide vocational
skills training and/or instruction on activities of daily living.
Assures quality of services provided, are consistent with HOPE's
mission and values.
Responsibilities of the Activity Instructor:
1. Acts as a program monitor for assigned clients including
communicating with families, presenting staffings, providing
guidance to clients regarding work and personal problems,
development and implementation of client's incentive plans,
providing on-going feedback regarding progress in program.
2. Writes assessments and develops individual program and person
3. Develop, implement, and maintain teaching curriculums. Assures
training is age appropriate, meaningful, and based on client
4. Provides training and supports in personal self care, including
assisting with activities of daily living, feeding, transferring,
5. Completes all required paperwork, reports and documentation to
assure services to client, customer, and funders are met according
6. Develop and implement meaningful activities in the community,
including providing transportation to and from activities.
7. Provide training and support in offsite vocational settings
and/or recreational settings.
8. Assure compliance with all safety and confidentiality
9. Operates machinery and large equipment as needed to support
clients and assure completion of tasks.
10. Acts as a mandated abuse reporter.
11. Performs other duties as assigned to assure the efficiency of
Minimum Qualifications :
The Activity Instructor should possess a High School diploma,
G.E.D. or equivalent, plus one year of related experience working
with people with disabilities in a rehabilitation environment. For
licensed day programs: completion and clearance of fingerprints for
criminal background check, TB test, physician's report, and First
Aid and CPR certification required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Ability to understand and relate to individuals with
disabilities, their families, the community and HOPE personnel.
2. Ability to observe, evaluate, document and communicate verbally
and in writing.
3. Ability to develop and use curriculum and instructional
4. Ability to teach good work habits and social skills to
individuals with developmental disabilities.
5. Ability to utilize community resources for client instruction,
outings and referrals as needed.
6. Basic computer knowledge.
Physical & Environmental Conditions
Time spent in a classroom setting in an educational environment.
Regular trips in to the local community, providing transportation,
driving large vans. Exposure to weather conditions, dust and
pollens. Handling of materials, paper and supplies. Some computer
work. Regular support and handling of personal care needs of
others, exposure to bodily fluids. Occasional lifting and
transferring to and from wheelchairs.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Inspire and be inspired! Hope Services takes immense pride in
maximizing our employee engagement. Will you join us??
Winner, 100 Best Places to Work, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business
Visit www.hopeservices.org to find out more about us and the people
Hope Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran
status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other
protected characteristic. In addition to federal law requirements,
Hope Services complies with all applicable state and local laws
governing nondiscrimination in employment. PI126254358
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