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SPARC INSTRUCTOR'S ASSISTANT (SUBSTITUTE) PT 30 hours

OVERVIEW

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties is a non-profit advocacy/provider organization whose mission is to advocate, educate, and provide services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and is a local affiliated chapter of The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Pennsylvania.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for assisting in the day-to-day implementation of programming and personal care needs of SPARC participants.

Maintain a working knowledge of the policies and procedures as set forth by The Arc Board of Directors and Administration; seek clarification from supervisors as necessary and adhere to the policies and procedures. Maintain a working knowledge of PA state regulations as they apply to programming and facility maintenance.

Ensure the safety of all participants as per policy, and report any safety issues to supervisors immediately.

Maintain active communication with all persons directly supporting assigned participants.

Assist in all personal care needs for SPARC participants (Toileting, feeding, and lifting.)  Maintain the cleanliness of the classroom each day.

Assist in the maintenance of a safe, clean and organized work environment/program area. Check supplies and restock bathrooms, kitchen, program area, and lockers daily as per the morning activities schedule.

Exercise care in use of all SPARC equipment and supplies and report any breakage or shortages to immediate supervisors

Attend and participate in all staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Have a High School Diploma or GED or 2 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Individual must be able to meet established physical requirements of job (i.e. providing ambulatory assistance, lifting various weights and performing any necessary CPR/First Aid, etc.)

Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest and resume with salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or call 610.849.8076, x12 for the HR Department or email

The Arc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties is a non-profit organization as defined by IRS regulations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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