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Residential Skills Trainer - Bi-Lingual Spanish

Job Summary

To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective and engaged team member in a residential program for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Specific Duties

  1. Support individuals by providing assistance and training in all areas of daily living, including, but not limited to the following:
    • hygiene, grooming
    • care of clothing, laundry
    • cooking, nutrition, dietary needs, meal preparation, menu development, grocery shopping
    • household maintenance, cleaning
    • budgeting, banking, comparative buying, financial documentation in accordance with PATH’s  Fiscal Policies and Procedures
    • leisure activities, recreation
    • appropriate social skills
    • utilizing various modes of transportation for community integrated activities
    • awareness and use of community resources
  2. Participate in the Individual Support Planning Process by:
    • attending and contributing to annual and ancillary meetings, as scheduled
    • assuring individual’s rights are respected, implemented and consistent with DPW/ODP regulations
    • implementing program outcomes
    • documenting outcome progress
    • completing monthly reports
    • supporting individuals’ independence as defined in Independence Time Summaries and program plans
  3. Assist individuals in maintaining good health by:
    • assuming knowledge of  individual’s medical history and current health issues
    • assuming knowledge of an individual’s physician and ancillary health professionals
    • accompanying an individual to medical appointments or emergency service, as necessary
    • communicating with supervisory and healthcare staff about the health needs of an individual
    • adhering to PATH’s Medication Administration Policy
  4. Assure individuals’ safety in the home by:
    • teaching safety precautions in the home
      • conducting monthly fire drills, which includes checking the fire extinguishers and smoke alarms daily
      • submitting repair requests for maintenance items
      • notifying supervisory staff of emergency/ health & safety concerns
    • Teaching safety precautions in the community by:
      • assisting in mobility training and awareness of traffic signs
      • assuring “stranger” awareness
      • learning emergency contacts
      • assisting individuals in maintaining and carrying personal identification
  5. Address various individual needs by:
    • communicating with co-workers and the appropriate supervisor
    • reviewing communication logs during each shift worked
    • documenting daily in all communication logs
    • communicating with families, guardians, advocates, neighbors and other program staff in a professional manner
    • notifying the on-call supervisor of emergencies via team cell phone
  6. Support and assist individuals in maintaining their home by involving the individual in:
    • shopping for food and other household purchases
    • preparing meals, as appropriate
    • managing weekly household expenses
    • weekly household cleaning
    • self medication as needed
  7. Acquire a minimum 24 hours of training annually, within required time frames, including, but not limited to:
    • Medication Administration and annual reviews
    • Fire Safety
    • CPR
    • First Aid
    • Infection Control
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Diabetes certification, as needed


High School Diploma or GED required.  Experience preferred in working with the ID population or co-occurring ID/MH population.  Must be at least 18 years of age and be physically able to perform the functions of the job.  Valid driver’s license preferred.


Community Living Arrangments, Northeast Philadelphia


$13.25 per hour


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