Supports the Weekends Home (WH) Manager to develop and maintain programs and routines, including activities adapted for students with visual impairments in the following areas: boarding and debussing, safe public travel methods, restroom and other vehicle stop activities, social, recreational and leisure activities, etc.
Ensures appropriate implementation of the programs in the absence of the WH Manager.
Provides constructive feedback on staff performance and develops ways to support other Direct Support Professionals and Drivers in teaching and transporting students with visual impairments.
Effectively uses and demonstrates behavior analysis and management techniques; follows established guidelines and procedures for behavior management/student discipline.
Ensures students are effectively and appropriately supervised in a manner to ensure their physical and psychological safety, health, and well-being.
Facilitates and teaches to maximize the greatest level of independence for each student in all situations.
In the absence of the WH Manager, ensures incident reports, route notes and shift notes are professional, objectively stated, free of factual error, and without the need for significant editing.
Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy.
Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
Performs related work as assigned.
High school graduation or equivalent
Six months part-time direct care experience at TSBVI
Skill in completing assigned tasks and meeting established deadlines
Skill in data collection and report writing
Skill in developing professional relationships with parents, staff and the community
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
CPR and First Aid certification
Texas Bus Driver certification
ASL and adapted Sign Language
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