Adelante Development Center
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Community Sprt Staff I
at Adelante Development Center
General Description of Duties: Assists adults with special needs in training of daily living skills. May include assistance with eating and all aspects of personal care. May include working with individuals with severe behavior problems. Must be able to document individual’s progress and make recommendations for program changes. Assists with training other personnel as required. Participates in the ISP process, team meetings, time-study process; and prepares associated written documentation. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Training: High School Diploma (or equivalent) required with post high school, college preferred. Must have the ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with internal and external customers of Adelante. Have the ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, supervisors and co-workers. Must be able to handle behavior problems potentially involving verbal & physical aggression; individuals with medical problems. Have the ability to present a friendly, courteous image for the Agency to the general public, customers, and public officials. Experience working with mental retardation and developmental disabilities preferred. Must complete specific certifications (from our training department) and maintain those certifications throughout employment.
Other Requirements: Must pass TB test and background check. Must have own reliable transportation, valid NM driver’s license, insurable driving record and proof of current liability insurance. Must have effective verbal communication and writing skills. Must be able to lift 50 lbs as well as support 70-100 lbs. occasionally. Adelante is a drug free workplace. Adelante is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.