Day Habilitation Worker

General Statement of Duties:

Provides assistance tor developmentally disabled adults attending a Day Habilitation Program facility operated by the agency.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:

Responsible for the overall care, safety, and well-being of the residents in care.  Assists with their daily living activities.  Ensures that goals and objectives are carried out for each of the individual that attends the day habilitation program.

 Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Dispenses medication, (to include specialized treatments).
  • Completes goals, programs and behavior plans.
  • Records daily data collection in client’s record.  Completes other charts, forms and records as required.
  • Will assist the individuals during lunch.
  • Will assist the individuals while on community integration trips.
  • Performs related tasks, as required.
  • Preforms SCIP when needed.
  • Some knowledge of the methods and techniques of working with individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate restraint techniques.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to pass the required examinations to become AMAP and SCIP certified.
  • Ability to keep routine records and to make oral and written reports.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Some experience in working with individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
  • AMAP and SCIP certification is preferred.
  • New York State driver’s license.
  • High School diploma.
  • Experience with the developmentally disabled is preferred.