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Position Summary:
Responsible for teaching a variety of training classes to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Plan, organize and participate in recreation and leisure activities that promote the safety, well-being, and happiness of Marbridge residents. Work as a team with other instructors. Lead the campus recycling team and co-lead the Helping Hands (volunteer) class. Responsible for additional elective classes that are subject to change each semester. Special Olympic coaching required responsibility (sports may include basketball, golf, track & field, softball, & equestrian). Ability to work early mornings, late evening and occasionally travel for Special Olympic events. Travel will include overnight stays requiring assisting residents with basic hygiene and supervising medication administration.
Marbridge has no testing or teaching to a test. No homework or grading papers! All classes are for the enjoyment of the residents and the goal is to challenge the residents and encourage them to try new things. Our training program is based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. We want our residents to LEARN, EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVE!
Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:00pm. There will be opportunities for overtime if attending activities such as Texas Football games, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, annual Christmas Program, Basketball tournaments, and other Special Olympics competitions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain an effective curriculum for all assigned each semester.
  • Classes are for the enjoyment of the residents and should challenge them and encourage them to try new things. The training program is based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Our goal is for our residents to learn, experience, and achieve.
  • Ability to drive 15-passenger shuttle, 12-passenger van in addition to typical vehicles such as sedans and minivans.
  • Provide input on resident’s progress in class including weekly attendance logs, updates during weekly T&E staff meetings, entries in Point Click Care database and direct feedback to the Director of T&E and the community directors and assistance directors when appropriate.
  • Plan community outings and activities based on resident interest, resident goals and ensuring the activities are diverse and cover a multitude of recreation-based options. Outings may occur outside of normal hours to include nights and weekends.
  • Supervise residents in all class activities. This includes on and off campus activities. Handle minor behavioral problems and report any problems to the Director of Training & Education immediately.
  • Obtain all necessary material and equipment needed to teach assigned classes. All request for materials should be made to the Director of Training & Education during the yearly budget process or as needs arise.
  • Begin all classes on time and avoid early dismissal unless approved by the Director of Training & Education ahead of time.
  • Assist and encourage residents to improve socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Provide feedback for residents Individual Program Plan (IPP) process.
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Maintain a neat, safe classroom at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and behavior when in contact with customers, residents and co-workers.
  • Follows Policies & Procedures in training manuals and employee handbook.
  • Remembers the importance of providing residents with services and attitudes that ensure their safety, well-being, happiness and support the development of the whole person – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in various conditions, including outside during the Texas Summer heat.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., stand and walk for long periods of time, participate/hands on coach various sports.
  • Normal range of hearing and vision required.
Education, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Texas Drivers License and a clean driving record
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, Therapeutic Recreation, or related Field OR equivalent experience in the field
  • Previous teaching and/or training experience preferred
  • Experience working with the Intellectually disabled population a plus
  • Ability to convey course content in an effective manner while maintaining order in a classroom setting
  • Must be able to work as a team member, with all employees and residents of Marbridge.
Equipment To Be Used
  • Company vehicles (15 passenger shuttle, 12 passenger van, sedan, mini-van)
  • Sports equipment
  • Computer, laptop, copier, other various office equipment
About Marbridge
Marbridge is a long-term residential care facility for adults with intellectual disabilities, offering a full spectrum of services tailored to individual needs and abilities. Located in Manchaca, Texas (between Austin and Buda), we provide our residents with opportunities to learn, experience, and achieve a whole new life. Our residents lead busy lives, participating in any of our 150 classes offered on-site at our 200 acre campus. Each of our three communities — The Ranch, The Village, and The Villa — provide a different level of care, support, and guidance, all based on the needs and independence levels of the residents who call Marbridge home.
EEO Statement
Marbridge provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.