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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

Resources For Human Development, Inc. St. Charles, MO

St. Charles, MO
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Description/Job Summary

St. Louis Residential engages in the shared living model. We truly approach the companion and host family model with the idea that it is a shared home and shared life. The residents must be managed differently than traditional shift approaches. Respect of
each home's routines and rituals is paramount. Each person supported and their companion or host family must feel that it is their home, and not a place of business. Even though the goal is support approach, we believe that each person's support structure
should be individually designed, and be a direct reflection of a person's needs and desired lifestyle.
Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Assisting individuals with pursuing community based interests
Helping to maximize independence, expanding friendships and natural supports
Exploring leisure opportunities
Staff will assist the individual with selecting community resources of their choice and provide the individual support as needed during that activity

Desired Qualities / Abilities:

Applicant must be positive, supportive, responsible, open-minded, flexible, patient, person-centered and can be a role model

Must have a desire to support individuals with developmental disabilities in a community setting and have a sincere interest in the well-being of the individuals.

Must be a good listener and have the ability to gently and positively re-direct individuals from problematic behaviors without being dictoral.

Minimum Requirements / Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalency
Must successfully complete all required training
Show proof of valid driver's license and liability insurance on vehicle
Agree to a criminal and social services background check

Mileage reimbursement is provided
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic
information, veteran, or disability status.