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Focus Aide

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  • Starting at $13 per hour depending on experience and education.
  • Position is approximately 26 hours per week year-round.
  • Program meets Monday-Thursday.
  • Responsible for assisting the Focus Leader with program implementation and supervision of the planned activities.
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude, quality customer service, and effective communication towards participants, parents, other staff, and the general public.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate meaningful recreation activities for adults with various abilities.
  • Modify and adapt programs and equipment to meet the needs of all participants.
  • Assess each participants’ current developmental status and target areas for potential growth.
  • Perform lifts and transfers of children and adults with disabilities.
  • Setup for and actively participate in leisure, recreation, sport, and social activities.
  • Be responsible for the safety of all participants from their arrival to departure from the program.
  • Implement activities that are fun as well as therapeutic, educational, and significantly upgrade the participants’ skill, ability levels, and functional independence.
  • Develop a variety of experiences that will allow participants to exercise their own creativity and imagination.
  • Assist Focus Leader in providing ongoing feedback to participant’s parents/guardian regarding participant’s involvement in program.
  • Complete and submit all required written reports including volunteer/participant attendance reports and program evaluations as assigned.
  • Acquire all needed supplies/materials through the appropriate channels and be responsible for their care and return upon the completion of the program as assigned.
  • Assume responsibility for knowledge of and following/enforcing all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and will support all aspects of the HISRA safety program.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and seasonal orientation sessions.
  • Drive and operate lift vans as assigned.


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