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Employment Specialist in Wilmington, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

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Job Description

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities.  The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique.  Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

Assesses each people supported communication strengths, preferences, and needs and identifies appropriate areas for skill development/maintenance and/or therapy.  Develops skill development programs to be implemented by the direct support staff under the supervision of the Speech and Language Pathologist. Based on need, may provide individualized speech and language therapy.  Typically, this communication training teaches appropriate social interaction skills or choice making as well as the use of verbal communication, manual signs, symbols, augmentative or electronic devices or picture wallets for communication purposes. Relies on knowledge, experience, and judgment with limited direction and supervision. 

Education, Licensure, and Experience required for the position include:                                                                              
Requires a certification in Speech and Language Pathology and experience with IDD population preferred.                                                                                                      

Physical requirements to perform essential functions of the job included:
Regular required to lift 20 lbs. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. Must be able to pull a minimum of 25 lbs.  Must be able to squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, climb, and stoop.  Must be able to regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Required to regularly stand and walk.  Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in CPR from the floor level requiring to work on hands, knees, bending, standing and lifting.  Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Must be able to talk and hear.

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

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