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Day Program Lead

Company: To The Rescue
Location: Parker
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Position/Objective

To The Rescue's Day Program is a habilitative day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are first and foremost responsible for the consumers' well-being and safety. Day Program is centered on both facility and community-based activities. While at the facility our consumers experience group discussions, group games, learn simple educational lessons (i.e. reading, writing, math, money skills, etc.), do arts and crafts projects and learn living skills focused on increasing independence. Day Program also offers excursions that are educational in nature; excursions to museums; recreational excursions; outings that encompass volunteer opportunities; outings to state parks and tours of local establishments. In addition to performing day to day Direct Support Professional (DSP) duties, the Day Program DSP Lead is responsible for handling issues that arise in the absence of the Day Program Supervisor, as well as handling issues that the Day Program Supervisor designates as the Lead's responsibility. The monthly activities calendar, daily provider notes for consumers, ISSP/BISSP tracking, as well as any incident reports for incidents that occur during the day are a few such responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Adheres to and upholds To The Rescue's values and policies

Must pass DOT physical and be able to drive To The Rescue vans, buses, and shuttles

Maintain close communication with the Day Program Supervisor on all matters that concern the Day Program.

Attend any required meetings as designated by the Day Program Supervisor, including scheduled IDT and SP meetings of Day Program consumers.

Must be able to meet the needs of various consumers, including feeding, toileting, transferring, mentoring and teaching on a daily basis.

Ensure all assigned and required paperwork and tracking is completed in a timely manner.

Oversee Day Program operations in the absence of the Day Program Supervisor. Ensure Day Program DSPs are performing essential job duties, including medication administration, interacting with consumers and maintaining the overall safety and comfort of all consumers. Communicate urgencies to the Management when encountered.

Ensure that the consumer experience is of the highest quality day in and day out. Adhere to all regulations and rules pertaining to the operation of a Day Program.

Must function as a role model to Day Program DSPs; provide leadership as needed, including assisting with training.

Communicate issues and concerns on a timely basis to the Day Program Supervisor.

All other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED

Must be 21 years of age

Possess patience, compassion and empathy

Teamwork orientation

Writing skills and computer skills, to include knowledge of email, internet and Google applications

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Have working knowledge of HIPAA laws and regulations.

Must possess strong leadership skills.

Excellence in communication

Ability to respond well under pressure


The employee must provide and maintain a valid driver's license the entire duration of their employment, and must be eligible for the agency's vehicle insurance and provide proof of private vehicle coverage

Required to drive all agency vehicles which include vans and 15-passenger buses

Must pass DOT physical examination

QMAP and CPR certifications are required

Supervisory Responsibility

Provides supervision, training, and guidance to Direct Support Professional positions.

Work Hours

Hours are varied depending on the needs of the organization.


$18.00-$20.00 an hour

Work Environment

The work environment is variable, anywhere from office setting to out in the community.

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee at all times to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to speak and hear

While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle daily tasks

The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time

The employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods of time

The employee is frequently required to reach, bend, squat, stoop and kneel

The employee continuously uses hand strength to type and operate computer controls

The employee must frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds. Occasionally the employee will lift or move up to 80 pounds

The employees will frequently push or pull items

Specific vision requirements include close and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.


Frequent travel within a 25-mile radius is expected for this position. Occasionally travel beyond a 25-mile radius may be required, including out of state travel.



The Rescue is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran.%2996601%

Keywords: To The Rescue, Parker , Day Program Lead, Other , Parker, Colorado

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