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Day Habilitation Supervisor

Houston, TX 77025
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Avondale House is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides, educational services to children with autism, a day habilitation program for young adults, where clients receive training in daily living skills and pre-vocational activities, employment services for those with disabilities and four residential homes for individuals unable to live in their own home. Avondale House has been serving individuals with autism since 1976.

Avondale House offers a generous benefit program that includes medical and 401(k) with an employer contribution, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Job Duties:

  • Develops and manages Day Hab program, offering choice and creative activities in a positive environment.
  • Supervises Day Hab Direct Support Professionals to include: hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and retaining staff.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors each participant's Individual Program Plan (IPP).
  • Creates Lesson Plans and ensures implementation.
  • Markets the Day Hab program through participation in Transition Fairs.
  • Oversees admission of new Day Hab participants.
  • Serves as back up to Direct Support Professional staff as needed.
  • Ensures each individual participates in community-based instruction (CBI), including grocery and supply shopping and other recreational outings.
  • Training participants in the day habilitation program on various life, social and vocational skills.
  • Drives and accompanies participants to routine and emergency doctor's appointments, volunteer assignments, and other scheduled community activities and supervises to ensure participants safety. Supports participants with volunteer activity as needed.
  • Shows compassion, builds rapport and encourages participants in order for them to develop into their full potential.
  • Ensures participants are on task and have necessary materials to complete training goals
  • Coordinates with Residential and other staff throughout Avondale House to coordinate services, goal planning and to meet the overall needs of each participant in day habilitation.
  • Monitors required documentation completed by staff to ensure compliance and prepares for invoicing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to demonstrate Avondale House Core Values: Commitment, Achievement, Respect, integrity, Nurturing, Growth.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or Direct Support Professional (DSP) preferred, NOT REQUIRED.
  • Experience working with autistic individuals preferred.
  • Experience working with intellectually disabled individuals required.
  • Patient, authoritative personality.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Valid Driver's License and insurability required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to implement Safety Care, non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Lifting/Moving up to 50 lbs and lifting moving up to 100 plus lbs with assistance.
  • Ability to stand on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time.
  • Stooping, kneeling, pushing and pulling may be required in this position.
  • Must be capable of physically restraining clients if necessary.
  • Must be able to handle situations that may be stressful at times.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19. Documentation Required.

Background Check Required

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by others assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. This job description may be amended at any time by management.

Avondale House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability status, genetics, or sexual orientation and gender identity.


Posted: 2022-01-11 Expires: 2022-02-12

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