Clausen House – Oakland, CA
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for offering instruction in independent living skills to developmentally disabled adults in natural settings.
- Develop educational materials for assigned clients, maintain records of individual progress, and write quarterly reports.
- Plan course content and gather educational materials effectively.
- Attend as required and prepare for weekly staff meetings, IPP, and other tenant meetings.
- Communicate to the Director and/or Program Coordinator concerns about the program, the client’s progress, and needs.
- Implement behavioral approaches developed by the Director and/or staff.
- Assist with any medical/dental appointments, banking needs, or Social Security appointments, as needed.
- Assist Vocational Dept. (when possible) in related activities.
- Monitor maintenance of apartments (oven cleaning, fuse changing, light bulb needs, etc.).
- Attend in-service training provided by the agency.
- Create the most independent living situation possible.
- Perform other tasks requested by the Program Director of Independent Living Program and Program Coordinator.
- Skill in working with and teaching developmentally disabled adults.
- Ability to separate curriculum into small steps (task analysis) and teach individuals of different functioning levels (individualized instruction).
- Ability to conduct classes independently and structure preparation time efficiently.
- Skilled in writing objectives, making assessments, and collecting data.
- Ability to work harmoniously with other staff members.
- Ability to act as a role model for clients.
- Possession of a working automobile, a valid California driver’s license, liability insurance, a clean driving record, and a willingness to drive own car for work-related purposes.
- Willingness to be flexible in shift assignments.
A.A.or B.A. in education, psychology, sociology, or related field, and (preferably) one year experience in training developmentally disabled and/or special needs population; or High School diploma plus three years experience in teaching/working with developmentally disabled and/or special needs population.
- Endurance – Moving About: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time) Move from location to location, up to .5 miles or more at a time. Ability to drive walk for at least one hour; lift at least ten pounds; to assist adults in activities of daily living who are non-ambulatory
- Specific Examples Include but are not limited to: Move about the facility site to monitor the consumers and inspect the facility/ Moves between the residential facility and other locations where applicable to accompany consumers with their daily chores/activities.
- Endurance-Overall Strength: Some sedentary work. Bending, lifting, and squatting, with objects weighing up to 40 lbs. Must be able to handle consumers with physical impairment problems. Exerts force and or lifts or carries objects weighing up to 40 pounds occasionally.
- Climbing: Periodic – Does not occur every shift, ascend and descend stairs to make rounds of the building. A driveway incline is an uneven surface frequently used to access required work areas.
- Location: Inside/Outside – Work is predominately inside and generally provides protection from weather conditions and temperature changes. Outdoors accompanying consumers to assist with daily chores/activities.
- Stairs/Steps: Periodic – Does not occur on every shift. Ascend and descend stairs, steps, or similar uneven surfaces to access any required work area or other areas related to functioning in the workplace.
About Clausen House:
Founded in 1967, Clausen House is a registered charitable 501(c)(3) institution that provides housing, wellness programs, and advocacy for developmentally disabled adults in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay area. Our clients are adults challenged by autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other intellectually and developmentally disabling conditions.
We currently support 200 adults with developmental disabilities, and indirect support to their families in Oakland and throughout Alameda County. We deliver a life-enhancing array of services that enables our clients to live, work, socialize, and thrive to their fullest potential. Our dedicated staff of over 60 professionals delivers services that include housing, independent and supported living, supported employment, adult education, and social recreation.
How to Apply
Clausen House has basic requirements for hiring employees Use this form for initial screening. We will contact you after the initial screening is done.