The Community Activities Developer (CAD) will be a liaison between the agency and community opportunities for the Pre-Vocational and Day Habilitation programs. The focus will be on offering community experiences so that each person receiving supports will integrate into the community through informed choices. The CAD facilitates in-house community activities for the Day Hab and Pre-Voc individuals and maintains a listing of all community sites, activities and events. All activities will support a person centered philosophy, based on each person’s preferences and choices. The CAD will work with program supervisors and DSPs to facilitate the activities and training opportunities for the people supported.
The CAD will encourage, guide and offer training to develop daily living skills, ensuring personal needs are met, promoting active engagement in the community life and ensuring health and safety. The CAD will create a positive and enriching program environment for all persons supported. The CAD is expected to know, understand and follow OPWDD’s Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.
Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma/GED; Two years work experience with individuals with ID/DD; Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree; One year in an activities development role; Willingness to continue to develop professional skills and educational opportunities.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations
Must be cleared through a Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting by Justice Center, MHLS, and OPWDD; Must acquire and maintain mandatory training as required (SCIP, CPR, First Aid, Innovations in Employment); Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License
Positive attitude towards working with individuals with developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and ability to successfully work in a team environment including with other staff, families, community members. Community Activities Developer must be able to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in their daily job activities.