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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 346F
Category: Social Services


Within a Division of Developmental Disabilities Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) under the direction of a higher level Adult Training Specialist, professional or supervisory staff, write and implement vocational, educational, behavioral, therapy, motor, social, or community living skill training programs. Some of the programs may be developed by professional staff, such as psychologist or speech pathologist. The resident training normally occurs in a work or training area, but may take place in other settings on or off campus.

These positions report to and are supervised by an adult training supervisor or other professional responsible for therapy and training.

Typical Work

Develops, writes and updates group and individual resident programs that may be reviewed by an Adult Training Supervisor or other appropriate professional staff; implements programs written by self or by a supervisor or appropriate professional;

Instructs, trains, and supervises residents in developmental, educational, vocational, language, behavior, social, community survival, and other training programs;

Actively participates in habilitation and training meetings and other group meetings as may be required;

Directs and supervises residents being transported to, from, and during habilitation/training activities on or off the grounds;

Prepares and presents verbal and written reports from program data, evaluations, and records;

Performs duties associated with set-up, clean-up, and general upkeep of classroom, training, vocational, and/or habilitation areas;

Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: techniques used in the care and treatment of the developmentally disabled, including techniques taught in the core curriculum classes.

Ability to: work as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team; assist with the development of training programs for residents; treat and care for residents; follow written and oral directions; maintain records and reports.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation (or GED) and successful completion of fifteen specific, job related college credit hours. (Each RHC will specify, in advance, which fifteen hours are required in that RHC.)


One year as an Adult Training Specialist 1; or one year as a vocational trainer of persons with disabilities in a community employment program or sheltered workshop; or one year as a teacher's aide in a special education classroom; or two years' experience as an Attendant Counselor.

Class Specification History

New class Effective July 1, 1986 (emergency basis; permanent basis August 15, 1986)
New class code: (formerly 56880) effective July 1, 2007