Community Living Instructor

Website Area Residental Care

Area Residential Care

Dyersville, Iowa

Position:  Community Living Instructor

At Area Residential Care, we believe that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community. To achieve our vision, we *work as a team to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.*



$2000 Full time/ $1000 Part time

Earn a bonus throughout your first year based on hours worked!

Second Shift hours range from 3pm-11pm, weekends required.


What You Do:

  • Guide, train, and assist consumers in a supported community living setting with their daily program activities and life skills. Includes involvement in community outings.
  • Assists individuals as necessary to complete food purchasing and preparation, do laundry, complete household duties, and complete hygiene activities including showering/bathing, toileting, and oral hygiene.
  • Advocates for and teach individuals served on how to exercise their rights and on how to be safe.
  • Ensure data is recorded promptly and accurately in regards to contact notes, incidents, etc.
  • Use a variety of techniques to modify behavior within the home, including physical restraint if necessary.
  • Pass medications to individuals served following all policies and procedures after completing agency sponsored training.
  • Assist individuals with making and/or being present at medical/dental appointments as necessary.
  • Maintain positive, appropriate relationships and effective communication with individuals served, agency staff, members of the community, and service providers.


What You Need:

  • High school diploma/G.E.D.
  • No direct-care experience required- we will train!
  • At least six months of consistent general work experience
  • Ability to comprehend basic medical and life-skill programs
  • Ability to lift 20lbs and occasionally lift up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for most positions
  • Requires certification for passing medications upon completion of agency sponsored training
  • Successful clearance of criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen


What We Offer:

  • Full benefits package (Life, Health, Dental and Vision Insurances) for full time staff
  • 401k with employer contribution
  • Paid Time Off after 90 days
  • Accrued disability time
  • Paid training
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Full-time and part-time employment with a variety of shift options
  • An opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact every day in a fun and upbeat family work environment!



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