• Habilitation Aide-Per Diem

    Posted: 07/11/2023

    The Teacher Aide will assist the teacher in developing, implementing, and evaluating the participant’s individualized treatment plan. The Teacher Aide is responsible for recording data as well as maintain records and charts.

    Shift Worked:
    8a-4p M-F
    Weekly Hours:
    FLSA Status:
    Non Exempt
    Pay range:




    Education:                             High School Diploma or GED. Successful completion of orientation training and medication course.


    Required Experience:           2 years related experience working with people who experience Developmental Disabilities.



    License:                                  New York State Driver’s License and Agency Insurability


    Job Description Summary: The Hab Aide will assist the teacher in developing, implementing, and evaluating the participant’s individualized treatment plan. The Hab Aide is responsible for recording data as well as maintaining records and charts. In addition, this position is responsible for assisting in independent living skills, activities of daily living, cognitive programming, socialization, recreation, and communications skills, and maintaining a safe and hygienic work environment. This position may be responsible for administering medication and to facilitate the utilization of special equipment.  

    Physical Expectations

    This position requires that employees are able to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time. The employees must also be able to lift and transport consumers and perform all physical aspects of the job.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


    ·         Responsible for the individual’s well-being.

    ·         Assist participants with activities of daily living, including toileting, grooming, oral hygiene, meal programs, and specialized medical needs as required.

    ·         May administer medications and records same.

    ·         May accompany participants on program trips or to the emergency room, as assigned.

    ·         Will participate in special programs/projects as assigned.

    ·         Implement participants’ individual treatment plans, including recreation, following prescribed methodologies.

    ·         Monitor participants well being and report any changes in condition and/or health care concerns to the teacher and/or nursing staff.

    ·         Monitor, prepare, and/or assist in the preparation of participants' lunch/snack and report any dietary concerns to the teacher and/or nursing staff.

    ·         Implement the participant’s individual behavior plan, as specified, by following prescribed methodologies.





    • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with team members.
    • Participate as an active member of the Day Treatment Team.
    • Assist Teachers and Clinical team members in the evaluation of participants.
    • As assigned, prepare/set up classroom and learning environments for daily activities before the participant’s arrival.
    • Maintain cleanliness and safety of assigned work area.
    • Notify the teacher or supervisor of any safety concerns immediately upon becoming aware of them.
    • Facilitate the utilization of special equipment.
    • Follow universal precautions.
    • Participate in fire and evacuation drills.
    • Maintain records and charts for each participant by entering the required information (goal/data sheets, behavioral data sheets).
    • Complete and respond to all requests for information, including Incident Reports.
    • All actions should follow those prescribed in the Department Policies and Procedures Manual.
    • Attend mandatory in-service and specialized training programs as assigned.
    • Demonstrate legal and ethical conduct.
    • All actions should adhere to those prescribed in the Agency Employee Handbook or Employees Updates.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.