State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ADULT TRAINING SPECIALIST 1
Within the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Residential Habilitation Center (RHC), positions in this series implement a variety of vocational, educational, behavioral, therapy, motor, social, or community living skill training programs and supports for people with disabilities. 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.
This is the entry level of the series. In an in-training capacity works under close supervision. Positions perform paraprofessional level duties to assist in the implementation of individualized training programs for an assigned caseload.
Assists adult training and/or professional staff in the instruction and supervision of residents in developmental, educational, vocational, language, behavior, social, community survival, and other skills; assists with individual and group training of residents to provide continuous individualized training and skill enhancement programs;
Attends and provides input during interdisciplinary team meetings;
Plans, completes requests, and supervises residents on visits or training in the community;
Performs assessments, develops individual and group training programs, and implements those programs;
Directs and supervises residents being transported to, from, and during habilitation/training activities on or off the RHC campus;
Receives training in the preparation of reports, records, and evaluations of residents; once trained, evaluates resident skills, creates reports, and records;
Performs duties associated with set-up, clean-up, and general upkeep of classroom, training, vocational, and/or habilitation areas;
Performs personal care in the home and training environments as indicated by individuals’ need;
Assists direct care staff in meeting resident needs;
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: techniques used inthe care and treatment of the developmentally disabled.
Ability to: learn to train, carefor, and deliver specially designed programs for developmentally disabled residentsincluding behavior supports; follow oral and written instructions; maintainrecords and reports.
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.
High school graduation or GED.
Class Specification History
New class code: (formerly 56870) effective July 1, 2007
Revised definition, distinguishing characteristics, typical work, and knowledge and abilities: adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023