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Program Instructor

Merakey is currently seeking a Program Instructor to join Merakey/AVS in our Kennedy Twp, Pa location.
_ABOUT MERAKEY_
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential. With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.
_WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER_
+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
+ Highly competitive compensation plans
+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
+ Flexible scheduling
+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
New!! -- we have the compensation and benefits package that will meet your individual needs!! You choose between "Enhanced Pay" or "Enhanced Benefits"!!
Depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family, you choose between higher pay (and a full range of base benefits) or unbelievable benefits (and competitive pay)!! You will be free to choose from:
+ "Enhanced Pay" -- Competitive wage + an additional $2.00 per hour for all hours worked. Option to select a base medical plan + a full range of company paid benefits.
+ "Enhanced Benefits" -- Competitive wage + an option to select from 4 comprehensive medical plans for you and your family where 70%-100% of the premiums are paid by Merakey. Also includes a full range of additional company paid benefits. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
_POSITION DETAILS_
This is professional work providing Adult Day Program activities (i.e., vocational training, refinement of independent living skills, cognitive development, social skills, appropriate use of leisure time, mobility, sensory and perceptual motor skills, etc.) for Individuals with developmental disabilities. A high degree of flexibility, organizational skills and creativity is required of this employee.
Selected candidate will:
+ Design and Lead Adult Activity Programs
+ Provide Creative and Innovative Learning Opportunities
+ Gain Leadership and Management Experience
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
+ Providing Adult Day Program activities in vocational training, refinement of independent living skills, cognitive development, social skills,
+ Ensuring appropriate use of leisure time, mobility, sensory and perceptual motor skills, etc.
+ Responsible for implementing programs on a substitute basis in all program areas. .
+ Work performance will be directed by the Program Director
+ Guide and carryout Community Participation Supports
_APPLY TODAY_
In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at mschoedel@merakey.org .
Requisition Number: 38079
_MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!_
Position Requirements:
+ Current valid driver's License is required.
+ Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
+ A bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred.
+ Preferably possess a valid teaching certificate.
+ Experience working with Individuals with IDD.
+ A high degree of flexibility, organizational skills and creativity is required
This position encompasses strengths from the following fields:
+ Educators, Special Education
+ Recreation Therapists, Activity and Community Specialists
+ Gerontology, Health Services
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

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