Provide direct support. Develop and implement community/in house programming in accordance with the Individual’s needs, preferences and desires, as per their Life Plan. Has the responsibility of transporting consumers to and from program on a primary basis. Functions as a peer mentor to focus on developing new and existing staff, professionally and personally. To guide a less experienced employee by building trust and modeling positive interactions. An effective mentor understands that their role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee, focusing on the mentee’s total development.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, a valid NYS Driver’s License for at least 2 years, and basic computer skills. One (1) year experience with IDD population preferred. Reliable, independent worker, have good communication skills and the ability to evaluate program needs and make recommendations.