Respite Instructor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512714-657565
  • Job Location: Depew, NY
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 13, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Great opportunity for college students!!

Monday - Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm.

Summary of Duties

The Respite Instructor provides care for a class of children in an after school program. Prepares activities and materials and maintains order and cleanliness in the environment. Supports children with feedings, arrival and departure, behavior support and other activities.

Reports to:

Respite Supervisor

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support a mutually respectful, safe and supportive environment that is inclusive of every student.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and be responsive to the social, cultural, linguistic, family and community factors that influence students in the room.
  • Provide appropriate supervision as written in students safeguards of IEP to the students at all times while receiving the respite service, including arrival and dismissal.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of monthly activity calendars.
  • Assists students in social and recreational activities.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment. Addresses immediate health, safety, and cleanliness concerns upon discovery.
  • Provide appropriate physical care of assigned students to maintain their cleanliness, safety and comfort. This would include tasks such as direct assistance with washing, dressing, toileting and feeding.
  • Creates meaningful communication by using a range of effective communication strategies and skills to establish a collaborative relationship with the student.
  • Exhibits professional behavior by demonstrating the following qualities: professional demeanor, attention to punctuality and attendance policies, reliability, flexibility, and pleasantness.
  • Adheres to and promotes the mission, culture and practices of the organization.
  • Adheres to corporate compliance policies and procedures.

Experience and Skills:

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient level of written and oral communication.
  • Proficient level of interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient level of behavior management skills.
  • Possess good time management skills
  • Ability to work independently in the community with a group of students.
  • Successful completion of First Aid, CPR, SCIP-R and Defensive Driving upon hire is required.

Education & Training:

  • Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred: One year pertinent experience in health and human service related field and experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License in good standing.



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