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Supported Living Program (SLP) Instructor

Arc of Wabash County
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Supported Living Program (SLP) Instructor

SUMMARY: The SLP Instructor supervises adults who reside in Waiver supported living situations by providing them support, assistance and training as needed in daily living and community access skills.


Employment Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Employment experience with persons having developmental or other disabilities is preferred.
  • Experience running a household would be helpful.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:
  • Good skills in communication, planning, and writing, including grammar and punctuation.
  • Good skills in mathematics, budgeting and household financial record-keeping.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of an Interdisciplinary Team regarding individual program planning.
  • Good organizational skills in order to complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to complete required forms and follow oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to lift and assist people to standing, as needed.
  • Have the physical ability to respond quickly to the needs of persons served during crises.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively with persons served and with other staff.
  • Ability to read and prepare food from a recipe and to cook basic foods without a recipe.
  • Ability to perform basic household tasks.

Legal/Certification Requirements:
  • Driver’s License with For-Hire Endorsement.
  • Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and Standard First Aid.
  • Medication Administration Training.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the safety or health of himself/herself or of others.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in and empathy for individuals with disabilities.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to accept supervision.
  • Must not be listed with a finding on the list of Indiana Registered Nurse Aides.
  • Must not be listed on the registry of the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General,
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection Exclusion Program.
  • Must not have conviction of any crimes listed in Title 460 IAC 6-10-5 on Limited Criminal History Check.

    The SLP Instructor:
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Vice President (VP) of Residential Programs and Services
  • Works cooperatively with residents, all other Arc staff, residents' families and others in the community, to provide strong and consistent programs for each individual
  • Communicates successfully with and relates to persons served in a respectful, adult manner
  • Maintains professional relationship with persons served, families, community members, and other Arc staff.

Conduct individualized training according to the goals and methodology included in each individual’s Person Centered Individualized Support Plan (PCISP)
  • Provide training and other experiences to residents in their community according to the schedule assigned.
  • Provide training and other experiences to residents in their home according to the schedule assigned.
  • Continually analyze individuals' skills to assess training needs; report training needs to the person’s Case Coordinator (QIDP).
  • Provide transportation, supervision and/or assistance, as needed and requested, to residents’ appointments and social activities.
  • Accurately record services/goal training provided as required for billing purposes and/or by State regulations, according to Arc procedures.
  • In preparation for development of the PCISP, make suggestions for training goals to the QIDP

Prepare meals according to the posted menu.
  • Follow residents’ dietary restrictions.
  • Encourage residents to assist with food preparation, table preparation and clean up.
  • Discuss nutrition and diets during preparation.
  • Discuss proper table manners and etiquette during meals.

Keep residence clean; encourage residents to assist with daily cleaning tasks.

Continually monitor the safety of the home and immediately report concerns to supervisor; instruct persons served in appropriate safety habits.

Participate in and assist persons served during emergency drills and medical situations.
  • Provide CPR/AED/First Aid as needed.

Be familiar with and comply with medical information/restrictions of persons served.

Provide safe and appropriate administration of medications.
  • Monitor side effects of medications and recognize and prevent dangerous medication interactions.

Administer individual-specific treatments and interventions to manage seizures, behavior, diet and nutrition, medication side effects, swallowing difficulties, emotional and physical crises and significant health concerns.

Assist with personal hygiene needs as necessary.

Practice Universal Precautions and Infection Control at all times.

Protect the rights of persons served according to agency and State regulations and ensure that individuals

have the ability to exercise those rights.

Regularly provide residents with opportunities for personal choice.

Protect persons served from any act of abuse, neglect, exploitation, fraud or mistreatment.

Follow agency and State guidelines for reporting accidents/incidents.

Act as an advocate on behalf of persons served.

Maintain confidentiality of persons served at all times; follow agency and HIPAA requirements.

Use funds of persons served according to their PCISP and agency policy.

Complete required paperwork in a timely manner.

- Maintain up to date working files, progress and goal charts.

- Maintain up to date and accurate medication administration charts.

Submit requests to supervisor for needed items and equipment.

Provide guidance and/or assistance to individuals who may be having difficulties.

Notify VP of Residential Programs and Services, or after office hours on-call staff, if/when an

emergency issue arises regarding illness, injury, behavior or other personal concern. Do not hesitate to

call 911 first.

Know and follow all State, Medicaid and agency policies and procedures.

Call a case conference when issues arise regarding residents which require Interdisciplinary Team intervention.

Provide positive reinforcement and act as a role model to residents to encourage independence.

Maintain appropriate public relations and positively represent Arc in the community.


Make recommendations to the VP of Residential Programs and Services regarding other services that a person served might request and/or need.

Meet or exceed the minimum standard criteria in all categories of the Job Performance Evaluation.

Adhere to assigned work schedule.

Perform appropriately and effectively in crises and/or when under pressure.

Attend staff training sessions and continue to upgrade skills by personal study of developments in the field.


Perform other duties as assigned.


Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
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