PPEP, Inc. Service Available Job Openings Listing of all available openings at PPEP, Inc. http://ppephiring.com/ en-US Mon, 25 Sep 2023 20:39:18 CST Direct Support Professional Driver/Non Driver (Fulltime/Part-time/On-call) Casa Grande http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=99 POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Coordinator, Manager and/or Director, provides a variety of direct care and support services to a selected group of adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Driver- MVR reviewed and qualified as approved driver. Non-Driver - Voluntary selection by incumbent to be a Non Driver/Waiver, or after review of MVR - not cleared to be a driver. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach, assist with and provide basic living skills that include personal hygiene, food preparation, attending to resident needs, administer medications and transportation to individuals to residents. Participate in ISP meetings and other meetings relating to the quality of direct care provided to the residents. Maintains positive interactions and communications with support coordinators, parents, guardians, community members, and other professionals. Support daily routines in home-like environments and participate in the creation of recreational plans/activities, community interactions and ongoing independent living skill development. Observe, document observations, progress, special incidents, and comply with documentation and records requirements. Review each resident's records to insure compliance with required care and to remain informed of any further prescriptions provided. Communicate in an effective manner with other direct care staff, medical professionals, and program managers regarding services provided and the needs of the residents. Coordinate and implement activities and evaluations. Insure that living environment is kept clean and that resident personal belongings are maintained, cleaned and respected. Maintain a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed. Prepare/assist with food preparations as directed by weekly/daily menu and resident needs. Prepare special meals as required by residents Perform sleepover duties as required. Successfully complete all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remain in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Have at least three (3) months experience in the following: Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc. Documenting observations and maintaining facility records Conducting group or individual activities related to developmental, habilitative, or recreational programs or Have three (3) months experience in providing either respite or personal care, and have received training, approved by the Az. DDD in implementing and documenting performance or Have performed three (3) months of habilitation services or three (3) months under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide such services. Must have High School diploma or G.E.D, in addition,any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Valid Arizona driver's license and MVR clearance to gain agency approval and must be able to drive. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be 21 or older with an approved MVR to drive/transport. Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card and Background Clearance or have the ability to receive an Az DPS Fingerprint Level 1 clearance Must possess and maintain CPR, First Ai and Article 9 training. If not, must complete and receive CPR/First Aid certification and successfully complete Article 9 offered. Must possess and maintain Prevention and Supports certification or successfully complete this training. Must possess and maintain current QMAT and perform all Medication Administration duties or successfully complete this training. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: If 21 years or older - must have the ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and have completed Driver's Training as required to be a designated driver. Sound reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year of college studies involving nursing, sociology or psychology. Bilingual (English/Spanish). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be able to see and hear in order to monitor clients. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm and non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. PPEP INC IS AN EEO EMPLOYER Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:27:29 CST IDD DTA Casa Grande, AZ 99 TUCSON Direct Support Professional Driver/Non Driver (Fulltime/Part-time/On-call) http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=100 POSITION SUMMARY: This position will be supervised to receive the established training, one-on-one training, successfully complete training assessments that will review visual, verbal and written competencies. After successful completion of all competency assessments, will be promoted to the DSP driver/non driver position. Below are the duties and responsibilities that a Trainee must learn about and successfully show competency in performance. Provides a variety of direct care and support services to a selected group of adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Driver- MVR reviewed and qualified as approved driver. Non-Driver - Voluntary selection by incumbent to be a Non Driver/Waiver, or after review of MVR - not cleared to be a driver. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach, assist with and provide basic living skills that include personal hygiene, food preparation, attending to resident needs, administer medications and transportation to individuals to residents. Participate in ISP meetings and other meetings relating to the quality of direct care provided to the residents. Maintains positive interactions and communications with support coordinators, parents, guardians, community members, and other professionals. Support daily routines in home-like environments and participate in the creation of recreational plans/activities, community interactions and ongoing independent living skill development. Observe, document observations, progress, special incidents, and comply with documentation and records requirements. Review each resident's records to insure compliance with required care and to remain informed of any further prescriptions provided. Communicate in an effective manner with other direct care staff, medical professionals, and program managers regarding services provided and the needs of the residents. Coordinate and implement activities and evaluations. Insure that living environment is kept clean and that resident personal belongings are maintained, cleaned and respected. Maintain a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed. Prepare/assist with food preparations as directed by weekly/daily menu and resident needs. Prepare special meals as required by residents Perform sleepover duties as required. Successfully complete all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remain in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for DSP TRAINEE: High School diploma, or G.E.D, in addition, any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Valid Arizona driver's license and MVR clearance to gain agency approval and must be able to drive. Must be 18 years if age or older. Must be 21 years of age or older to transport clients. Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card and Background Clearance. If not, must be eligible to apply and receive Level I AZ DPS Fingerprint Card and pass Background Clearance. Must possess and maintain CPR, First Aid, and Article 9. If not, must receive CPR, First Aid and Article 9 training within first 30 days of employment. Must successfully complete QMAT training and pass/perform all Medication Administration duties, Prevention and Supports certification. Will be required to possess and maintain all on-going training requirements. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: If 21 years or older - must have the ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and have completed Driver's Training as required to be a designated driver. Sound reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR once trained PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year of college studies involving nursing, sociology or psychology. One year of prior work experience involving the direct care of IDD adults in a residential or day program setting Bilingual (English/Spanish). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be able to see and hear in order to monitor clients. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm and non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:38:22 CST IDD Tucson, AZ 100 Workforce Development Specialist NFJP - Nogales http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=101 POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator, responsible for providing comprehensive case management services, to include job and career counseling/development, to eligible qualified WIOA Title 1 individuals under DOL NFJP. Services include assessment, counseling, career development, training referrals, support services, job referral, job placement, and business/employer development activities. Maintains records on all case management activities in the appropriate data bases, provides job placement follow up and provides or refers to post-employment supportive services. Workforce Specialists are responsible to outreach and recruit potential participants and meet enrollment, placement and other common measure dictated by the grant. Obtain and analyze data related to local labor market and employment trends; identifies job sectors and develop jobs in high demand and high growth areas within the community. Monitors job placement progress, maintains required documentation and provides monthly follow-up and retention services in order to meet all common performance measures stated by funding source. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Performs outreach and recruitment activities in support of the program, as required. • Schedule and conduct participant interviews to determine initial program eligibility. • Once determined eligible, determine service needs, beginning with core services and barrier identification. • For training services, objectively assess clients' entire situation and needs through in-depth interviewing; • Advise clients regarding available community resources; provides career counseling, assists the participant in determining realistic employment goals. • Conducts job-readiness assessment or coordinates such workshops with partner agencies. Develops with the participation of the client, an Individual Employment Plan, including goal development and timelines for acquiring skills through education or training and specific actions steps leading to self-sufficiency • Develops Work Experience (WEX), On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities if appropriate. Design contracts for such activities with the participant and the employer, identifying skills needed and training to be provided. • Provides follow-up assistance while a participant is in any type of training program or on a newly acquired job, to assure retention and/or successful completion. • Mediates between employer and participant/employee, as needed. Page 2 of 3 Workforce Development Specialist - NFJP • Counsels participant/employee on retention and career advancement techniques. • Participates in urban and rural job fairs in order to recruit potential employers, assist participants in learning about potential careers and employment opportunities, as well as contacting employers. • Markets the NFJP and WIOA programs and benefits to potential partners and employers, • Obtains job leads, and shares employment opportunities with clients, co-workers and partners. • Assists employers in developing job descriptions and recruits, screens and refers appropriate potential employees, who are program participants. • Coordinates with One Stop Career Centers, DES Job Services and other related service providers. • Conducts technical training workshops for community agencies and employers • Refer Adults, Dislocated Workers, In-School and Out of School Youth who meet One Stop eligibility requirements for available funding to One Stop services and programs for co-enrollment activities. • If participants are referred by the One Stop, review the intake and supporting documentation of a participant referred to understand the basis for eligibility. • Maintain a client log of all participants served during the year, and submit the client log monthly • Assists clients in solving such problems as credit, housing, transportation, child care, health care legal assistance and other barriers to self-sufficiency. • Follow up with each participant on case load monthly to determine progress toward goals and the reduction of barriers and document outcomes. • Prepares and reviews reports required by supervisor and funding sources. • Enter into required database any significant participant activities such as enrollment in a workshop, training, support services, exit, and follow-up contacts within 24 hours of activity's occurrence. • Refer participants to job openings with emphasis in the demand industries as defined by the local Workforce Investment Board's Planning Committee. • Assess job referral success within 24 hours, obtain placement information and enter into required database and continue monthly or quarterly follow-up as necessary for one year on participants after they exit the program • Maintain participant case files, to include: documentation of services provided, outcomes, educational scores, certificates, OJT and Work Experience contracts, timesheets, documented contacts with participant and employers, and an employment plan developed in conjunction with participant and signed by participant and Workforce Development Specialist • Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Associate's degree or higher in Social Services, or related field requiring case management. • Two (2) years prior work experience in case management, job and career development, employer and business development, and outreach and recruitment/program marketing. • Valid Arizona driver's license and clearance/approval from corporate auto insurer. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) OR • Any combination of work experience, education, or professional training, in which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Page 3 of 3 Workforce Development Specialist - NFJP PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's degree in Social Service work or related field. • Three (3) years prior work experience in case management, job and career development, employer and business development, and outreach and recruitment/program marketing. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen. • Must be able to lift and carry ten (15) pounds. • Must be able to drive a car and travel as required. PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Wed, 1 Mar 2017 17:03:17 CST Human Services, MFJP & WIOA Employment Services, AZ 101 Substitute Teacher - Jose Yepez Learning Center - Somerton, AZ http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=107 POSITION SUMMARY: To instruct students in grades 9-12 in accordance with Arizona Academic Standards, assists in behavioral management of students, and actively contributes to student success in the school environment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teaches/instructs students in individual, small group, or large group settings.  Monitors student activities and encourages students to remain focused on educational activities.  Assists in behavioral management of students.  Provides tutoring and/or guidance to students needing assistance.  Assists in the preparation of instructional materials.  Marks and scores written work and records grades.  Maintains the confidentiality of all student documents and records.  Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Associate Degree or higher in a relevant field.  Must possess a valid IVP DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card OR  Any combination of academic education, professional training, or work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience teaching/working with at-risk youth in a high school setting.  Provisional SEI endorsement.  Bilingual (English/Spanish). Wed, 7 Jun 2017 16:53:35 CST Jose Yepez Learning Center, AZ 107 Prevention Coordinator - Tucson http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=122 POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinates all aspects of the assigned prevention projects and effectively facilitates the planning and implementation of prevention project activities to achieve project goals and objectives. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Engage in community level capacity building activities (including public speaking, outreach events and other community engagement strategies) to support Coalition development, growth and sustainability.  Arrange and facilitate community meetings and manage meeting administrative duties.  Facilitate planning with coalition members and coordinate activities to meet required deliverables.  Works as a team, communicates effectively with staff, supervisors, and community key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating cultural competency in all aspects of position.  Maintain supplies and all required documentation in an orderly manner.  Maintains and completes all reports with competency and on time.  Engages and maintains all 12 community sectors as required.  Schedule and collect information on Volunteers and donated In Kind time, services and/or goods.  Coordinates training, strategic planning and professional development for community served.  Maintains corporate confidence, keeps information confidential and in compliance with agency policies and procedures.  Represents PPEP with professional appearance and demeanor.  Basic understanding of addiction as a disease and its impact on individuals, families and community.  Knowledgeable of proven community level prevention practices.  Ability to communicate effectively; both oral and written.  Ability to operate Windows Office 2010; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and OutLook.  Functional knowledge and skills in basic Social media (FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram).  Good document management and organizational skills.  Must be self-directed, responsible and possess good judgment and decision making skills with a solutionoriented perspective  Must be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.  Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's Degree in human services related field and 2 years work experience in Community Organization or Coalition related work, or an Associate's Degree in related field and 4 years of experience.  Twenty-one (21) years or older.  Valid Arizona driver's license  Ability to meet PPEP driver requirements (minimum level of insurance and driving record that meets PPEP requirements).  Ability to obtain and maintain a level I AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen and have keyboarding abilities.  Must be able to lift up to 40lbs and engage in physical activity required for job to include set up and take down of meeting spaces, conducting outreach event logistics including stretching, reaching, bending, walking, lifting and carrying. AMOUNT OF TRAVEL AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS:  Must have reliable transportation, driver's license and required minimum insurance.  Must be able and willing to drive to and from community sites.  Must be able to travel out of state for required trainings (no more than 4 separate weeks of any year). EEO Employer Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:23:13 CST CPC Prevention, AZ 122 Maintenance Technician (Full Time) http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=127 POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled general maintenance tasks related to electrical, electronic, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry and physical plant systems. Maintains, and repairs equipment, to include general household equipment, office equipment, and minor repairs to company vehicles. This position will require frequent travel to all PPEP Inc. sites. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Repairs and maintains physical structures of company facilities; makes modifications to buildings as required to meet company requirements. Performs preventive maintenance for all real property including, electrical, plumbing, roof, HVAC, exterior and interior finishes and appearance. Troubleshoots problems and performs diagnostics maintenance; makes repairs to building systems to include electrical, plumbing, roof, HVAC and other systems. Assists HVAC Technician in troubleshooting and repairs. Performs repairs or installs structures and related systems including, dry wall, studding, framing and installation of doors, plumbing electrical, locks and keys, and lighting. Reviews and monitors work performed by outside vendors; communicates with outside vendors regarding continuing problems; makes recommendations regarding vendor performance and continuing use. Installs and connects telephone and computer network cabling as needed. Troubleshoots telephone problems and makes minor repairs to correct defects Performs minor maintenance tasks on company vehicles. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFIACATIONS: High School diploma or GED Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card or have the ability to receive an Az DPS Fingerprint Level 1 clearance. Must pass Background Clearance. Two (2) years prior work experience in the field of facility maintenance or physical plant systems maintenance. Demonstrated proficiency with safety rules, regulations and techniques. Valid Arizona driver's license and clearance/approval from corporate auto insurer. OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five (5) years prior work experience in the field of facility maintenance or physical plant systems maintenance. Bilingual (English/Spanish). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry eighty (80) pounds. Must be able to occasionally work from heights and climb up and down ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to travel extensively by automobile. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:34:36 CST Administration Office, AZ 127 Payroll Specialist http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=131 POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Payroll Director, this position is responsible for the processing of all payroll; to ensure accurate processing and recording of payroll; provide timely and accurate financial information including: maintenance of payroll subsidiary records in PC based accounting system, recording and payment of payroll and reports for multiple locations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Knowledge with an automated time and attendance system, preferably MITC.Audits employee timesheets for completeness, accuracy and authorization; processes and data entry of employee timesheets into payroll software for bi-weekly payroll payable.Prepares and distributes payroll checks/payroll deposit statements; creates and submits the ACH file.Maintains records relating to Payroll in a confidential manner; assists employees with questions relating to their timesheets or payments.Works in liaison with Human Resources to resolve errors in data entry to ensure accurate personnel data is contained in the accounting system.Ensures off-cycle payroll payments, i.e. teacher pay-outs, retroactive pay adjustments and final termination checks are correctly calculated and deductions are made.Assist employees, program directors and outside agencies with issues relating to Payroll; resolves discrepancies.Prepares information for garnishments, miscellaneous deductions and relevant calculations required for any individual payroll payment.Assists with outside agency audits regarding Payroll; resolves discrepancies.May assist with payroll tax deposits and quarterly filings. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in accounting or related field. Two (2) years prior work experience in payroll processing and related activities. Intermediate proficiency in MSWord, Excel, database programs, accounting/payroll programs. Have good communication skills, be detail oriented, be organized and have the ability to work under deadlines. OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates theability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. Three (3) years prior work experience in processing payroll for an organization of comparable size. Prior work experience in a government, education or private non-profit environment. Prior work experience with Solomon financial or comparable software. Strong Communications skills, ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and able to work underdeadlines. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen. Must be able to lift and carry ten (10) pounds. Mon, 14 May 2018 13:32:15 CST Administration Office, AZ 131 DTA Coordinator - Tucson http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=132 POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of IDD Director, supervises and trains Direct Support Professionals and all provide daily direct care and support services to the IDD (intellectually developmentally disabled) adult residents assigned to the residential site/home. Administratively supervise, coordinate activities, plan and direct preparation of nutritional meals, and attend to daily care and personal needs of participants. Prepare staff schedules and manage staff performance. Supervise and ensure that residents have a quality of life in a supportive and caring environment. Ensure that levels of services and staff in compliance with all IDD care policies and procedures. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Mentors and teaches staff assigned to residential site/home, distributes job assignments, and ensures programs are implemented in accordance with IDD policies and procedures and promotes a safe, quality of life for the participants.  Guides and supports staff and ensures that staff meets training requirements established by DDD and PPEP IDD standards and policy and procedures. .  In conjunction with Residential Supervisor, ensure adequate staffing is provided as required to maintain and support staffing ratios required by individual participants.  With approval from management, conducts performance reviews, documents and presents corrective actions, and is involved with employee dismissals.  Responsible to monitor and manage facility funds, including involvement with planning of purchases and proper collection of receipts.  Teaches, models, and promotes to staff and participants the standards of basic hygiene and living skills. Ensures that staff is utilizing these skills in the daily care of participants.  Observes client behaviors (attitudes) and actions and communicates with parents, guardians, support coordinators, case-managers and other professionals regarding those observations; makes recommendations for improvements in level of care or types of activities in a professional manner. Documents as needed in participant's record.  Provides and encourages collaborative team effort among the direct support team assigned in the residential site/home.  Promotes cultural competency in all areas of services and ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment and be sensitive to the service population's culture and socioeconomic characteristics.  Maintain a positive working relationship and interactions with all PPEP, Inc. employees, Support Coordinators, employers, parents, guardians, community members and agencies. Maintains and models proper boundaries between staff and participants.  Makes sure that participants are treated in full accordance with all applicable laws and PPEP IDD policies and procedures; reports any violations or incidents immediately to IDD Program Director or above to the Executive Director levels as necessary. Documents accordingly.  Prepares and confirms that appropriate documents and accurate records are maintained in a timely manner and in accordance with PPEP IDD policies and procedures.  Guarantees that proper administration of medication to participants is in compliance with physician's orders; coordinates and ensures that medical appointments and evaluations are scheduled and met.  Participate in ISP meetings and other interdisciplinary meetings regarding direct care of the participants.  Recommends areas of improvement to management and refers personnel employee issues to management.  Coordinates and implements activities and evaluations; makes recommendations for new or additional types of activities.  Maintains a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed.  Successfully completes all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remains in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements  Ensures programmatic vehicles are safe and maintained in accordance to policy and procedure.  Perform related work as required and provide direct care as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School degree/GED; Four (4) years prior work experience with the intellectually developmentally disabled population in community based settings. Minimum one (1) years supervisory experience and facility management work experience in this field. Demonstrated knowledge of the DDD resource system and other agencies in the area Experience in the following:  Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc.  Documenting observations and maintaining facility records  Conducting group or individual activities related to developmental, habilitative, or recreational programs Or: Experience in providing either respite or personal care, and have received training, approved by IDD in implementing and documenting performance Or: Have performed habilitation services and experience under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide such services. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients. Ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle. Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR if required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Sociology or related field. One (1) year prior team leadership experience in a service setting for individuals with developmental disabilities. Demonstrated knowledge of the DDD resource system and other agencies in the area. Bilingual (English/Spanish). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds, if required by the facility. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. PPEP inc. is an EEO employer Fri, 25 May 2018 11:16:50 CST IDD DTA Casa Grande, AZ 132 Direct Support Professional - Driver/Non-Driver (Full Time, Part Time, On-Call) - Avondale http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=137 POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Coordinator, Manager and/or Director, provides a variety of direct care and support services to a selected group of adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Driver- MVR reviewed and qualified as approved driver. Non-Driver - Voluntary selection by incumbent to be a Non Driver/Waiver, or after review of MVR - not cleared to be a driver. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach, assist with and provide basic living skills that include personal hygiene, food preparation, attending to resident needs, administer medications and transportation to individuals to residents. Participate in ISP meetings and other meetings relating to the quality of direct care provided to the residents. Maintains positive interactions and communications with support coordinators, parents, guardians, community members, and other professionals. Support daily routines in home-like environments and participate in the creation of recreational plans/activities, community interactions and ongoing independent living skill development. Observe, document observations, progress, special incidents, and comply with documentation and records requirements. Review each resident's records to insure compliance with required care and to remain informed of any further prescriptions provided. Communicate in an effective manner with other direct care staff, medical professionals, and program managers regarding services provided and the needs of the residents. Coordinate and implement activities and evaluations. Insure that living environment is kept clean and that resident personal belongings are maintained, cleaned and respected. Maintain a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed. Prepare/assist with food preparations as directed by weekly/daily menu and resident needs. Prepare special meals as required by residents Perform sleepover duties as required. Successfully complete all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remain in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Have at least three (3) months experience in the following: Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc. Documenting observations and maintaining facility records Conducting group or individual activities related to developmental, habilitative, or recreational programs Have three (3) months experience in providing either respite or personal care, and have received training, approved by the AZ DDD in implementing and documenting performance Have performed three (3) months of habilitation services or three (3) months under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide such services. High School diploma or G.E.D, in addition, any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Valid Arizona driver's license and MVR clearance to gain agency approval and must be able to drive. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be 21 or older with an approved MVR to drive/transport. Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card and Background Clearance or have the ability to receive an AZ DPS Fingerprint Level 1 clearance Must possess and maintain CPR, First Aid and Article 9 training. If not, must complete and receive CPR/First Aid certification and successfully complete Article 9 offered. Must possess and maintain Prevention and Supports certification or successfully complete this training. Must possess and maintain current QMAT and perform all Medication Administration duties or successfully complete this training. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: If 21 years or older - must have the ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and have completed Driver's Training as required to be a designated driver. Sound reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be able to see and hear in order to monitor clients. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm and non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Mon, 2 Jul 2018 16:35:00 CST IDD DTA Avondale , AZ 137 Workforce Development Specialist NFJP - MARICOPA COUNTY http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=146 POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator, responsible for providing comprehensive case management services, to include job and career counseling/development, to eligible qualified Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA ) Title 1 individuals under DOL National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Services include assessment, counseling, career development, training referrals, support services, job referral, job placement, and business/employer development activities. Maintains records on all case management activities in the appropriate data bases, provides job placement follow up and provides or refers to post-employment supportive services. Workforce Specialists are responsible to outreach and recruit potential participants and meet enrollment, placement and other common measure dictated by the grant. Obtain and analyze data related to local labor market and employment trends; identifies job sectors and develop jobs in high demand and high growth areas within the community. Monitors job placement progress, maintains required documentation and provides monthly follow-up and retention services in order to meet all common performance measures stated by funding source. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs outreach and recruitment activities in support of the program, as required. Schedule and conduct participant interviews to determine initial program eligibility. Once determined eligible, determine service needs, beginning with core services and barrier identification. For training services, objectively assess clients' entire situation and needs through in-depth interviewing; Advise clients regarding available community resources; provides career counseling, assists the participant in determining realistic employment goals. Conducts job-readiness assessment or coordinates such workshops with partner agencies. Develops with the participation of the client, an Individual Employment Plan, including goal development and timelines for acquiring skills through education or training and specific actions steps leading to self-sufficiency Develops Work Experience (WEX), On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities if appropriate. Design contracts for such activities with the participant and the employer, identifying skills needed and training to be provided. Provides follow-up assistance while a participant is in any type of training program or on a newly acquired job, to assure retention and/or successful completion. Mediates between employer and participant/employee, as needed. Counsels participant/employee on retention and career advancement techniques. Participates in urban and rural job fairs in order to recruit potential employers, assist participants in learning about potential careers and employment opportunities, as well as contacting employers. Markets the NFJP and WIOA programs and benefits to potential partners and employers, Obtains job leads, and shares employment opportunities with clients, co-workers and partners. Assists employers in developing job descriptions and recruits, screens and refers appropriate potential employees, who are program participants. Coordinates with One Stop Career Centers, DES Job Services and other related service providers. Conducts technical training workshops for community agencies and employers Refer Adults, Dislocated Workers, In-School and Out of School Youth who meet One Stop eligibility requirements for available funding to One Stop services and programs for co-enrollment activities. If participants are referred by the One Stop, review the intake and supporting documentation of a participant referred to understand the basis for eligibility. Maintain a client log of all participants served during the year, and submit the client log monthly Assists clients in solving such problems as credit, housing, transportation, child care, health care legal assistance and other barriers to self-sufficiency. Follow up with each participant on case load monthly to determine progress toward goals and the reduction of barriers and document outcomes. Prepares and reviews reports required by supervisor and funding sources. Enter into required database any significant participant activities such as enrollment in a workshop, training, support services, exit, and follow-up contacts within 24 hours of activity's occurrence. Refer participants to job openings with emphasis in the demand industries as defined by the local Workforce Investment Board's Planning Committee. Assess job referral success within 24 hours, obtain placement information and enter into required database and continue monthly or quarterly follow-up as necessary for one year on participants after they exit the program Maintain participant case files, to include: documentation of services provided, outcomes, educational scores, certificates, OJT and Work Experience contracts, timesheets, documented contacts with participant and employers, and an employment plan developed in conjunction with participant and signed by participant and Workforce Development Specialist Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree or higher in Social Services, or related field requiring case management. Two (2) years prior work experience in case management, job and career development, employer and business development, and outreach and recruitment/program marketing. Valid Arizona driver's license and clearance/approval from corporate auto insurer. Bilingual (English/Spanish). OR Any combination of work experience, education, or professional training, in which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Social Service work or related field. Three (3) years prior work experience in case management, career development, job placement and job and business development. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen. Must be able to lift and carry ten (15) pounds. Must be able to drive a car and travel as required. PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:00:14 CST DOL Maricopa, AZ 146 Teacher (Social Studies) - Somerton http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=156 Portable Practical Educational Preparation - PPEP is one of the largest non-profit multi-service agencies in Arizona with an extensive reach into southwestern United States and abroad is looking to hire a High School Social Studies Teacher in the Somerton area. Come and join a team of dedicated employees that are making a difference in domestic and international communities! PPEP offers a range of benefits and a diversity of programs, rich heritage, community partnerships, and investing in helping people improve their lives. POSITION SUMMARY: This position prepares students for employment and/or further education after graduation and helping students master the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops a broad understanding of career and educational opportunities beyond graduation, and uses that understanding to assist students in academic and career planning (ECAP). Participates with site staff members as part of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and participates in meaningful periodic PLC meetings to improve both site procedures and student achievement. Becomes familiar with each student's personal context as it relates to success at PPEP TEC, and provides appropriate guidance, counseling and parental contact. Maintains and improves personal knowledge relevant to the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards, and helps students construct relevant understanding of the issues that the standards address. Develops and maintains the classroom environment as a model of the workplace (safe, quiet, and without distractions), and guides students in learning appropriate behavior that allows productive effort to improve student outcomes. Works and participates with site staff to implement plans to improve student attendance, recruitment, and retention. Understands the rationale and implementation of required assessments: Arizona's test instruments (AIMS and SAT-10) in addition to Galileo formative assessments. Correctly administers and analyzes these assessments for appropriate student placement and data driven decision making to improve student outcomes. Becomes familiar with general administration of the school site and is accountable on an absolute basis for maintaining procedures, keeping records, safe-guarding resources, and upholding school policy as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Participates in school improvement planning and accreditation process as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Current Arizona K-12 Teaching Certificate OR ability to meet ADE definition of Highly Qualified by either 24 hours in an approved subject area or passing scores on an AEPA exam. Must possess a valid IVP DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year prior work experience in teaching at-risk children. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift twenty five (25) pounds). PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Fri, 17 May 2019 17:16:23 CST Jose Yepez Learning Center, AZ 156 Teacher (Science) - Douglas AZ http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=159 POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Lead Teacher, prepares students for employment and/or further education after graduation and helping students master the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops a broad understanding of career and educational opportunities beyond graduation, and uses that understanding to assist students in academic and career planning (ECAP). Participates with site staff members as part of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and participates in meaningful periodic PLC meetings to improve both site procedures and student achievement. Becomes familiar with each student's personal context as it relates to success at PPEP TEC, and provides appropriate guidance, counseling and parental contact. Maintains and improves personal knowledge relevant to the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards, and helps students construct relevant understanding of the issues that the standards address. Develops and maintains the classroom environment as a model of the workplace (safe, quiet, and without distractions), and guides students in learning appropriate behavior that allows productive effort to improve student outcomes. Works and participates with site staff to implement plans to improve student attendance, recruitment, and retention. Understands the rationale and implementation of required assessments: Arizona's test instruments (AIMS and SAT-10) in addition to Galileo formative assessments. Correctly administers and analyzes these assessments for appropriate student placement and data driven decision making to improve student outcomes. Becomes familiar with general administration of the school site and is accountable on an absolute basis for maintaining procedures, keeping records, safe-guarding resources, and upholding school policy as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Participates in school improvement planning and accreditation process as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Current Arizona K-12 Teaching Certificate OR ability to meet ADE definition of Highly Qualified by either 24 hours in an approved subject area or passing scores on an AEPA exam. Must possess a valid IVP DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year prior work experience in teaching at-risk children. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift twenty five (25) pounds). PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Fri, 17 May 2019 17:25:44 CST Raul H. Castro Learning Center, AZ 159 Residential Coordinator - CASA GRANDE http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=166 POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of Program Manager, the Residential Coordinator oversees and provides support to the IDD Residential Group home site operating seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. Oversees the physical residential group home operations managing and maintaining the residence to provide a comfortable, safe, clean and orderly habilitative environment. Schedules staff, transportation, service related events, medical appointments, and communicates with Program Manager or others as needed. Ensures staff compliance with IDD program policies. Residential Coordinator supervises and trains Direct Support Professionals to provide daily direct care and support services to the IDD (intellectually developmentally disabled) adult residents/members assigned to the residential group site/home. Administratively supervises, coordinates activities, plans and directs preparation of nutritional meals, and attend to daily care and personal needs of members. Prepares staff schedules and manages staff performance. Supervises and ensures that residents have a quality of life in a supportive and caring environment. Ensures that levels of services and staff are in compliance 24/7 with all IDD care policies and procedures. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Mentors and teaches staff assigned to residential site/home, distributes job assignments, and ensures program services are administered in accordance with IDD policies and procedures promoting a safe, quality of life for the members in residence. Assist in the hiring of direct support professional staff. Guides and supports staff and ensures that staff meets training requirements established by DDD and PPEP IDD standards and policy and procedures. In conjunction with Program Manager or Scheduling Specialist, ensures adequate staffing is provided as required to maintain and support staffing ratios required by individual members. Manages staff performance, attendance, tardiness and incidents. Participates with the ON-CALL Residential Coordinator alternating schedule when assigned. In review and approval from management, conducts performance reviews, documents and presents corrective actions, and is involved with employee corrective actions and dismissals. Responsible and accountable to monitor and manage facility funds, including involvement with planning of purchases and proper collection of receipts. Request weekly household and resident petty cash funds; plans and maintains menus; orders and purchases food and household supplies; replaces worn items, notifies Program Manager when appliances or other home repairs are required, thus ensuring adequate supplies are available to operate the residential home/site. Communicates daily with all staff to provide consistency in addressing each individual's needs verbally and in daily communication logs; Teaches, models, and promotes to staff and members the standards of basic hygiene and living skills. Ensures that staff is consistently utilizing these skills in the daily care of members. Observes client behaviors (attitudes) and actions and communicates with parents, guardians, support coordinators, case-managers and other professionals (that have a need to know) regarding those observations; makes recommendations for improvements in level of care or types of activities in a professional manner. Documents as needed in participant's record. Provides and encourages collaborative team effort among the direct support team assigned supervised that are working in the residential site/home. Promotes cultural competency in all areas of services and ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment and be sensitive to the service population's culture and socioeconomic characteristics. Maintains a positive working relationship and interactions with all PPEP, Inc. employees, Support Coordinators, employers, parents, guardians, community members and agencies. Maintains and models proper boundaries between staff and members. Makes sure that members are treated in full accordance with all applicable laws and PPEP IDD policies and procedures; reports any violations or incidents immediately to IDD Program Director or above to the Executive Director levels as necessary. Documents accordingly. Prepares and confirms that appropriate documents and accurate records are maintained in a timely manner and in accordance with PPEP IDD policies and procedures. Guarantees that proper administration of medication to members is in compliance with physician's orders; coordinates and ensures that medical appointments and evaluations are scheduled and met. Participate in ISP meetings and other interdisciplinary meetings regarding direct care of the members. Recommends areas of improvement to management and refers personnel employee issues to management. Coordinates and implements activities and evaluations; makes recommendations for new or additional types of activities. Maintains a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed. Successfully completes all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remains incompliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other DDD training requirements. Ensures programmatic vehicles are safe and maintained in accordance to policy and procedure. Perform related work as required and provide direct care as needed in the 24/7 residential group home assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School degree/GED Four (4) years prior work experience with the intellectually developmentally disabled population in community based settings. Minimum one (1) years supervisory experience and facility management work experience in this field. Demonstrated knowledge of the DDD resource system and other agencies in the area Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc. Documenting observations and maintaining facility and confidential resident records. Conducting group or individual activities related to developmental, habilitative, or recreational programs. OR have: Experience in providing either respite or personal care, and have received training, approved by IDD in implementing and documenting performance. OR have: performed habilitation services and experience under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide such services. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to members. Ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and maintain an excellent driving record. Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR if required. Ability/Willingness to work longer than eight (8) hour shifts, to work holidays or overtime, to be available to manage the staff schedules as required to support the needs of the members in the Residential Group home which operates 24/7 that has mandatory member to staff ratios assigned. OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Sociology or related field. One (1) year prior team leadership experience in a service setting for individuals with developmental disabilities. Demonstrated knowledge of the DDD resource system and other agencies in the area. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds, if required by the facility. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. Ability/Willingness to work longer than eight (8) hour shifts, to work holidays or overtime, to work seven (7/24 hour) schedule. Must be available to manage/work in the Residential Group home that operates and delivers services 24/7. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. PPEP INC IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:43:01 CST IDD DTA Casa Grande, AZ 166 Prevention Assistant - Tucson http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=184 The Prevention Assistant position provides a variety of program and administrative support to the projects in Tucson PPEP Prevention Department. Position provides assistance with many administrative tasks including document preparation, recordkeeping, fundraising, filing, arranging meetings, and maintaining supplies. Position also provides assistance and support to a variety of project activities, including trainings, events, outreach and recruitment efforts. Applicant must be able to work in a fast paced and dynamic work environment serving a diverse community. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Involved and engaged in community level capacity building activities to support program development; includes attending community meetings, public speaking and staffing outreach events. • Assists with program coordination, implementation and facilitation of activities as needed to meet project deliverables. • Supports meeting set up, including logistics, agendas, sign in sheets, minutes, etc. • Provides customer service and information to internal and external stakeholders, effectively engages in communication with program participants. • Responsibly maintains all program documentation as assigned. • Collects and maintains contact information on volunteers, sponsors, donors and others as assigned. • Participate in training, strategic planning and professional development activities as requested. • Maintains organization of project and office supplies. • Assists with general clerical/administrative assistant functions as needed (phones, filing, copying, etc.) • Promotes cultural competency in all areas of services and ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment and be sensitive to the service population's culture and socioeconomic characteristics. • Possess good judgment and decision making skills with a solution oriented perspective. • Maintains and models proper boundaries at all times. • Ability to work as a team, communicate effectively with staff, supervisors and community key stakeholders. • Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Associates degree in human services related discipline and 3 years' demonstrated success in customer service related field OR Bachelor's degree in human service related discipline and 1 year of community based programming or coalition related work or any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (minimally including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.) • Ability to communicate effectively with verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation communication skills. • Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and the ability to meet PPEP driving requirements. • Must have reliable transportation, as travel is required. • Must be available to work some evenings and occasional weekends • Must be at least 21 years of age to meet driving requirement. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • A Bachelor's degree in human services related field • Present a professional appearance and demeanor. • Bilingual (English, Spanish) preferred • Basic understanding of addiction as a disease, its impact on individuals, families and community and understanding of prevention practices PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen and have proficient keyboarding abilities. • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs and engage in physical activity required for job to include stretching, reaching, bending, walking, lifting and carrying. • Must be able to sit, stand for 60 minutes at a time Please submit resume as well as application. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:40:20 CST CPC Prevention, AZ 184 Administrative Assistant http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=211 POSITION SUMMARY: Executive Assistant, this position is responsible for the operation of a multi-line phone system, greeting the public, performing administrative and clerical tasks. Performs skilled typing, word processing in a Microsoft Office environment, disburses daily mail and makes copies. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides secretarial and administrative support to the administrative staff. Greets the public and answers their general questions about the programs; distributes agency forms as needed. Answers the telephone, appropriately routes the calls, takes messages and clears the voice messaging system on a daily basis. Receives and sorts the mail each day; distributes the mail to employees of each program. Prepares out-going mail and ensures that proper postage has been applied; prepares and receives all UPS or Federal Express packaging; delivers outgoing mail to the post office at the end of each day. Performs clerical activities and produces correspondence as required; files and maintains program and agency-related records or files. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED. One (1) year prior work experience as a Administrative Assistant. Bilingual Communication Skills (English/Spanish) Oral/Written. Valid Arizona driver's license and clearance/approval by corporate auto insurer. Average proficiency with Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, Outlook and database management systems. OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two (2) years prior work experience in a non-profit agency or volunteer social work. Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office software. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to lift fifteen (15) pounds). PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Fri, 4 Feb 2022 17:22:58 CST Administration Office, AZ 211 TUCSON DTA Direct Support Professional - Driver/Non-Driver http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=212 POSITION SUMMARY: This position will be supervised to receive the established training, one-on-one training, successfully complete training assessments that will review visual, verbal and written competencies. After successful completion of all competency assessments, will be promoted to the DSP driver/non driver position. Below are the duties and responsibilities that a Trainee must learn about and successfully show competency in performance. Provides a variety of direct care and support services to a selected group of adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Driver- MVR reviewed and qualified as approved driver. Non-Driver - Voluntary selection by incumbent to be a Non Driver/Waiver, or after review of MVR - not cleared to be a driver. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach, assist with and provide basic living skills that include personal hygiene, food preparation, attending to resident needs, administer medications and transportation to individuals to residents. Participate in ISP meetings and other meetings relating to the quality of direct care provided to the residents. Maintains positive interactions and communications with support coordinators, parents, guardians, community members, and other professionals. Support daily routines in home-like environments and participate in the creation of recreational plans/activities, community interactions and ongoing independent living skill development. Observe, document observations, progress, special incidents, and comply with documentation and records requirements. Review each resident's records to insure compliance with required care and to remain informed of any further prescriptions provided. Communicate in an effective manner with other direct care staff, medical professionals, and program managers regarding services provided and the needs of the residents. Coordinate and implement activities and evaluations. Insure that living environment is kept clean and that resident personal belongings are maintained, cleaned and respected. Maintain a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed. Prepare/assist with food preparations as directed by weekly/daily menu and resident needs. Prepare special meals as required by residents Perform sleepover duties as required. Successfully complete all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remain in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for DSP TRAINEE: High School diploma, or G.E.D, in addition, any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Valid Arizona driver's license and MVR clearance to gain agency approval and must be able to drive. Must be 18 years if age or older. Must be 21 years of age or older to transport clients. Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card and Background Clearance. If not, must be eligible to apply and receive Level I AZ DPS Fingerprint Card and pass Background Clearance. Must possess and maintain CPR, First Aid, and Article 9. If not, must receive CPR, First Aid and Article 9 training within first 30 days of employment. Must successfully complete QMAT training and pass/perform all Medication Administration duties, Prevention and Supports certification. Will be required to possess and maintain all on-going training requirements. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: If 21 years or older - must have the ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and have completed Driver's Training as required to be a designated driver. Sound reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR once trained PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year of college studies involving nursing, sociology or psychology. One year of prior work experience involving the direct care of IDD adults in a residential or day program setting Bilingual (English/Spanish). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be able to see and hear in order to monitor clients. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm and non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. Fri, 11 Feb 2022 16:04:09 CST IDD Tucson, AZ 212 Workforce Development Specialist NFJP - La Paz county http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=214 POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator, responsible for providing comprehensive case management services, to include job and career counseling/development, to eligible qualified Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA ) Title 1 individuals under DOL National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Services include assessment, counseling, career development, training referrals, support services, job referral, job placement, and business/employer development activities. Maintains records on all case management activities in the appropriate data bases, provides job placement follow up and provides or refers to post-employment supportive services. Workforce Specialists are responsible to outreach and recruit potential participants and meet enrollment, placement and other common measure dictated by the grant. Obtain and analyze data related to local labor market and employment trends; identifies job sectors and develop jobs in high demand and high growth areas within the community. Monitors job placement progress, maintains required documentation and provides monthly follow-up and retention services in order to meet all common performance measures stated by funding source. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs outreach and recruitment activities in support of the program, as required. Schedule and conduct participant interviews to determine initial program eligibility. Once determined eligible, determine service needs, beginning with core services and barrier identification. For training services, objectively assess clients' entire situation and needs through in-depth interviewing; Advise clients regarding available community resources; provides career counseling, assists the participant in determining realistic employment goals. Conducts job-readiness assessment or coordinates such workshops with partner agencies. Develops with the participation of the client, an Individual Employment Plan, including goal development and timelines for acquiring skills through education or training and specific actions steps leading to self-sufficiency Develops Work Experience (WEX), On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities if appropriate. Design contracts for such activities with the participant and the employer, identifying skills needed and training to be provided. Provides follow-up assistance while a participant is in any type of training program or on a newly acquired job, to assure retention and/or successful completion. Mediates between employer and participant/employee, as needed. Counsels participant/employee on retention and career advancement techniques. Participates in urban and rural job fairs in order to recruit potential employers, assist participants in learning about potential careers and employment opportunities, as well as contacting employers. Markets the NFJP and WIOA programs and benefits to potential partners and employers, Obtains job leads, and shares employment opportunities with clients, co-workers and partners. Assists employers in developing job descriptions and recruits, screens and refers appropriate potential employees, who are program participants. Coordinates with One Stop Career Centers, DES Job Services and other related service providers. Conducts technical training workshops for community agencies and employers Refer Adults, Dislocated Workers, In-School and Out of School Youth who meet One Stop eligibility requirements for available funding to One Stop services and programs for co-enrollment activities. If participants are referred by the One Stop, review the intake and supporting documentation of a participant referred to understand the basis for eligibility. Maintain a client log of all participants served during the year, and submit the client log monthly Assists clients in solving such problems as credit, housing, transportation, child care, health care legal assistance and other barriers to self-sufficiency. Follow up with each participant on case load monthly to determine progress toward goals and the reduction of barriers and document outcomes. Prepares and reviews reports required by supervisor and funding sources. Enter into required database any significant participant activities such as enrollment in a workshop, training, support services, exit, and follow-up contacts within 24 hours of activity's occurrence. Refer participants to job openings with emphasis in the demand industries as defined by the local Workforce Investment Board's Planning Committee. Assess job referral success within 24 hours, obtain placement information and enter into required database and continue monthly or quarterly follow-up as necessary for one year on participants after they exit the program Maintain participant case files, to include: documentation of services provided, outcomes, educational scores, certificates, OJT and Work Experience contracts, timesheets, documented contacts with participant and employers, and an employment plan developed in conjunction with participant and signed by participant and Workforce Development Specialist Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree or higher in Social Services, or related field requiring case management. Two (2) years prior work experience in case management, job and career development, employer and business development, and outreach and recruitment/program marketing. Valid Arizona driver's license and clearance/approval from corporate auto insurer. Bilingual (English/Spanish). OR Any combination of work experience, education, or professional training, in which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Social Service work or related field. Three (3) years prior work experience in case management, career development, job placement and job and business development. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen. Must be able to lift and carry ten (15) pounds. Must be able to drive a car and travel as required. PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLE Thu, 3 Mar 2022 12:54:45 CST La Paz NFJP, AZ 214 Residential Coordinator - Tucson http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=215 OSITION SUMMARY: The Residential Coordinator oversees and provides support to the IDD Residential Group home site operating seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. Oversees the physical residential group home operations managing and maintaining the residence to provide a comfortable, safe, clean and orderly habilitative environment. Schedules staff, transportation, service related events, medical appointments, and communicates with Program Manager or others as needed. Ensures staff compliance with IDD program policies. Residential Coordinator supervises and trains Direct Support Professionals to provide daily direct care and support services to the IDD (intellectually developmentally disabled) adult residents/members assigned to the residential group site/home. Administratively supervises, coordinates activities, plans and directs preparation of nutritional meals, and attend to daily care and personal needs of members. Prepares staff schedules and manages staff performance. Supervises and ensures that residents have a quality of life in a supportive and caring environment. Ensures that levels of services and staff are in compliance 24/7 with all IDD care policies and procedures. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Mentors and teaches staff assigned to residential site/home, distributes job assignments, and ensures program services are administered in accordance with IDD policies and procedures promoting a safe, quality of life for the members in residence. Assist in the hiring of direct support professional staff. Guides and supports staff and ensures that staff meets training requirements established by DDD and PPEP IDD standards and policy and procedures. In conjunction with Program Manager or Scheduling Specialist, ensures adequate staffing is provided as required to maintain and support staffing ratios required by individual members. Manages staff performance, attendance, tardiness and incidents. Participates with the ON-CALL Residential Coordinator alternating schedule when assigned. In review and approval from management, conducts performance reviews, documents and presents corrective actions, and is involved with employee corrective actions and dismissals. Responsible and accountable to monitor and manage facility funds, including involvement with planning of purchases and proper collection of receipts. Request weekly household and resident petty cash funds; plans and maintains menus; orders and purchases food and household supplies; replaces worn items, notifies Program Manager when appliances or other home repairs are required, thus ensuring adequate supplies are available to operate the residential home/site. Communicates daily with all staff to provide consistency in addressing each individual's needs verbally and in daily communication logs; Teaches, models, and promotes to staff and members the standards of basic hygiene and living skills. Ensures that staff is consistently utilizing these skills in the daily care of members. Observes client behaviors (attitudes) and actions and communicates with parents, guardians, support coordinators, case-managers and other professionals (that have a need to know) regarding those observations; makes recommendations for improvements in level of care or types of activities in a professional manner. Documents as needed in participant's record. Provides and encourages collaborative team effort among the direct support team assigned supervised that are working in the residential site/home. Promotes cultural competency in all areas of services and ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment and be sensitive to the service population's culture and socioeconomic characteristics. Maintains a positive working relationship and interactions with all PPEP, Inc. employees, Support Coordinators, employers, parents, guardians, community members and agencies. Maintains and models proper boundaries between staff and members. Makes sure that members are treated in full accordance with all applicable laws and PPEP IDD policies and procedures; reports any violations or incidents immediately to IDD Program Director or above to the Executive Director levels as necessary. Documents accordingly. Prepares and confirms that appropriate documents and accurate records are maintained in a timely manner and in accordance with PPEP IDD policies and procedures. Guarantees that proper administration of medication to members is in compliance with physician's orders; coordinates and ensures that medical appointments and evaluations are scheduled and met. Participate in ISP meetings and other interdisciplinary meetings regarding direct care of the members. Recommends areas of improvement to management and refers personnel employee issues to management. Coordinates and implements activities and evaluations; makes recommendations for new or additional types of activities. Maintains a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff. Report maintenance requirements as needed. Successfully completes all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remains incompliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other DDD training requirements. Ensures programmatic vehicles are safe and maintained in accordance to policy and procedure. Perform related work as required and provide direct care as needed in the 24/7 residential group home assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School degree/GED Four (4) years prior work experience with the intellectually developmentally disabled population in community based settings. Minimum one (1) years supervisory experience and facility management work experience in this field. Demonstrated knowledge of the DDD resource system and other agencies in the area Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc. Documenting observations and maintaining facility and confidential resident records. Conducting group or individual activities related to developmental, habilitative, or recreational programs. OR have: Experience in providing either respite or personal care, and have received training, approved by IDD in implementing and documenting performance. OR have: performed habilitation services and experience under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide such services. Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to members. Ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and maintain an excellent driving record. Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors. Ability to perform First Aid/CPR if required. Ability/Willingness to work longer than eight (8) hour shifts, to work holidays or overtime, to be available to manage the staff schedules as required to support the needs of the members in the Residential Group home which operates 24/7 that has mandatory member to staff ratios assigned. OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Sociology or related field. One (1) year prior team leadership experience in a service setting for individuals with developmental disabilities. Demonstrated knowledge of the DDD resource system and other agencies in the area. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds, if required by the facility. Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary. Ability/Willingness to work longer than eight (8) hour shifts, to work holidays or overtime, to work seven (7/24 hour) schedule. Must be available to manage/work in the Residential Group home that operates and delivers services 24/7. EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis. Special Notes: In-service training requirements. due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided. PPEP INC IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:38:46 CST IDD Tucson, AZ 215 Special Education Teacher - Casa Grande http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=225 PPEP Tec High School (Charter) is looking for professionals that have a relevant degree, professional experience to teach and a desire to teach our high school students! POSITION SUMMARY: This position assists students with learning disabilities in preparing for employment and/or further education after graduation, as well as in mastering the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for securing special education records from other school districts and reviewing documents received for compliance. Prepares MET's ( new students to the district and expired METs) and all other special education documentation within required time lines, accurately evaluating student's strengths and weaknesses, and developing a plan for individual academic success. Organizes, schedules, and conducts all necessary special education meetings including notification of parents/guardians, students, teaching staff, and other appropriate people. Becomes familiar with each student's personal context as it relates to success at PPEP TEC, and provides appropriate guidance, counseling and parental contact. Collaborates with staff and ensures accurate daily recording of special education data to meet the deadlines for district student census. Responsible for submitting and providing accurate special education records to Sped District office. Responsible for the implementation of IEP 'Accommodations and Modification' at school sites in coordination with site administrators and teachers. Develops a broad understanding of career and educational opportunities beyond graduation, and uses that understanding to assist students in academic and career planning. Maintains and improves personal knowledge relevant to the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards, and, through mastery assessment rather than 'grading,' helps students construct relevant understanding of the issues that the standards address, exploring availability of curriculum and ensuring academic tasks meet the needs of individual students. Develops and maintains the classroom environment as a model of the workplace (safe, quiet, and without distractions), and guides students in learning appropriate behavior that allows independent and productive effort toward career goals. Understands the rationale and implementation of FERPA and IDEA, and coordinates with Sped Administration on district protocol and procedures for implementation. Understands the rationale and implementation of required assessments: Arizona's test instruments (AIMS Science and AZ MERIT) and District assessments ( Galileo.), and correctly administers and analyzes these assessments for appropriate student placement and diagnosis, and ensures that mastering curriculum objectives means the student will 'meet the standard' on the AIMS tests and show improvement on Galileo test scores. Becomes familiar with general administration of the school site and is accountable on an absolute basis for maintaining procedures, keeping records, safe-guarding resources, and upholding school policy as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Current Arizona Special Education Teaching Certificate. Must possess a Valid Class I FBI Fingerprint and Background Clearance Card. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Special Education, LD, ED or Cross-Categorical Certification One (1) year prior work experience in teaching at-risk children. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or (English/Sign Language) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift twenty five (25) pounds). Wed, 3 Aug 2022 17:41:30 CST Alice Paul Learning Center, AZ 225 Special Education Teacher - Douglas http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=228 Looking for a Career Pathway to move you in the right direction. Portable Practical Educational Preparation - (PPEP, Inc.) is one of the largest non-profit multi-service agencies in Arizona with an extensive reach into the southwestern United States and abroad. Come join our team of dedicated employees and make a difference in our domestic and international communities! PPEP offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, along with a wide range of programming that is diversified, rich in heritage, imbedded in the community, and has developed community partnerships who are invested in helping people improve their lives. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Current Arizona Special Education Teaching Certificate. Obtain and maintain a IVP fingerprint clearance card Special Education, LD, ED or Cross-Categorical Certification One (1) year prior work experience in teaching at-risk children. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or (English/Sign Language) Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift twenty five (25) pounds). PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.PPEP.ORG Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:39:07 CST Raul H. Castro Learning Center, AZ 228 Teacher - Alice Paul Learning Center - CASA GRANDE http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=232 POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Lead Teacher, prepares students for employment and/or further education after graduation and helping students master the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops a broad understanding of career and educational opportunities beyond graduation, and uses that understanding to assist students in academic and career planning (ECAP). Participates with site staff members as part of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and participates in meaningful periodic PLC meetings to improve both site procedures and student achievement. Becomes familiar with each student's personal context as it relates to success at PPEP TEC, and provides appropriate guidance, counseling and parental contact. Maintains and improves personal knowledge relevant to the objectives of the Arizona Academic and Common Core Standards, and helps students construct relevant understanding of the issues that the standards address. Develops and maintains the classroom environment as a model of the workplace (safe, quiet, and without distractions), and guides students in learning appropriate behavior that allows productive effort to improve student outcomes. Works and participates with site staff to implement plans to improve student attendance, recruitment, and retention. Understands the rationale and implementation of required assessments: Arizona's test instruments (AIMS and SAT-10) in addition to Galileo formative assessments. Correctly administers and analyzes these assessments for appropriate student placement and data driven decision making to improve student outcomes. Becomes familiar with general administration of the school site and is accountable on an absolute basis for maintaining procedures, keeping records, safe-guarding resources, and upholding school policy as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Participates in school improvement planning and accreditation process as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Current Arizona K-12 Teaching Certificate OR ability to meet ADE definition of Highly Qualified by either 24 hours in an approved subject area or passing scores on an AEPA exam. Must possess a valid IVP DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year prior work experience in teaching at-risk children. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift twenty five (25) pounds). PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Mon, 13 Mar 2023 12:23:44 CST Alice Paul Learning Center, AZ 232 Van Driver http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=235 POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision, the driver operates a motor vehicle transporting PPEP TEC students to a variety of activities on a scheduled basis. Will perform routine maintenance on the vehicles and other related work as required. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Safely and responsibly operates passenger vans on regularly scheduled routes and on non-scheduled assignments.  Inspects vehicles for cleanliness, safety and servicing requirements; performs minor maintenance and notifies supervisor of needed major repairs or service.  Determines routes and schedules to comply with contract requirements; monitors routes and schedules to ensure adequate safety and economy.  Maintains maintenance, mileage and fuel records and develops reports as required.  Ensures that all incidents are reported as per PPEP TEC Policy and Procedure.  Maintains a liaison with the Charter Administrative Aide on vehicle maintenance and insurance requirements.  Performs related work as required.  Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High School diploma or G.E.D.  Valid Arizona driver's license. Clearance/approval from corporate auto insurer. Good driving record (5 years MVR).  Must be able to obtain a DPS IVP Fingerprint and Background Clearance Card.  Must be able to obtain CPR, First Aid, MOTS, CIT I and II certifications.  Ability to perform minor maintenance to vehicles such as air tire checks, oil and fluid checks, etc. OR  Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of driving experience as a driver of a passenger van.  One (1) year prior work experience involving high school students  Bilingual (English/Spanish). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.  Must be able to endure extreme outdoor temperatures and sudden temperature changes.  Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds.  Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary Tue, 14 Mar 2023 10:57:20 CST AMADO, AZ 235 Instructional Aide- Paraprofessional Sierra Vista http://ppephiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=238 POSITION SUMMARY: Under direct supervision by the Lead Teacher, assist students in mastering the objectives of the Arizona Academic Standards/Common Core Standards to prepare them for further education and/or employment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops a broad understanding of career and educational opportunities beyond graduation, and uses that understanding to assist students in academic and career planning. Becomes familiar with each student's personal context as it relates to success at PPEP TEC, and provides appropriate guidance, counseling and parental contact. Maintains and improves personal knowledge relevant to the objectives of the Arizona Academic Standards/Common Core Standards, and, through mastery assessment rather than 'grading,' helps students construct relevant understanding of the issues that the standards address. Develops and maintains the classroom environment as a model of the workplace (safe, quiet, and without distractions), and guides students in learning appropriate behavior that allows independent and productive effort toward career goals. One-on-one or in small groups, the Instructional Paraprofessional is responsible for helping students master course assignments, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and math to provide students with remedial instruction, as needed. Understand the rationale and implementation of required assessments including the PPEP TEC Skills Assessment program and Arizona's test instruments (AIMS and SAT-9). Correctly administers and analyzes these assessments for appropriate student placement and diagnosis, and ensures that mastering curriculum objectives means the student will 'meet the standard' on the AIMS tests. Maintain the confidentiality of all student information. Becomes familiar with general administration of the school site and is accountable on an absolute basis for maintaining procedures, keeping records, safe-guarding resources, and upholding school policy as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Other responsibilities as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree OR 60 post -secondary hours from an accredited college or university OR passing scores on the Paraprofessional Exam Two (2) years prior work experience working with students. Ability to obtain and maintain an Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint and Background Clearance Card. OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree Three (3) years prior work experience as an Instructional Paraprofessional. Bilingual (English/Spanish) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see a computer monitor. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift twenty (25) pounds. PPEP INC IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED Tue, 23 May 2023 12:26:34 CST Colin L. Powell Learning Center, AZ 238