• Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Reports To:   Residential Manager

Hours:  3:30-11pm (Flexibility Required)

Classification: Full-time Regular, Hourly, Non-exempt

Avondale House is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides, educational services to individuals with autism, a day habilitation program for young adults, where clients receive training in daily living skills and pre-vocational activities and three residential homes for adults unable to live in their own home. This position will support the Avondale House Residential Program. Avondale House has been serving individuals with autism since 1976. To learn more please visit our website at: www.avondalehouse.org.

Avondale House offers a generous benefit program that includes medical with an employer contribution, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Job Duties:

  • Ensures the smooth operation of the assigned residential home, through coordination of house duties and implementation of each individual's IEP/IPP.
  • Implements target goals and objectives as written on the individual's IEP/IPP.
  • Keeps daily data and records on each individual's performance, submitting data sheets to the Residential Supervisor at the end of each month, and preparing data sheets for the next month.
  • Provides/supervises daily nutritional, health and hygiene care for all individuals assigned.
  • Ensures sufficient food is in each residence for emergencies and to enable staff to follow designated menus and ensuring sufficient cleaning supplies are available in each residence to enable proper cleaning.
  • Prepares weekly shopping list.
  • Ensures resident participation in community based instruction (CBI) including grocery and supply shopping and other recreational outings.
  • Accompanies residents to routine and emergency doctor's appointments.
  • Daily correspondence to appropriate persons as needed.
  • Supervises self-administration of medication program.
  • Secures appropriate information packets for all clients.
  • Supervises recreational outings.
  • Participates in monthly house meeting as part of staff development requirements.
  • Attends all in-service training classes as scheduled.
  • Participates in team program planning by attending quarterly and annual IEP meetings.
  • Ensures completion and entry into Reboot system of daily house documentation, to include but not limited to fire drill reports, daily progress notes, cleaning checklists, incident reports, medication administration, attendance records and other documents as required.
  • Maintains cleanliness of entire residence at all times.
  • Maintains organization of bedrooms, including closets and drawers.      
  • Works with staff throughout Avondale House to meet the needs of each client.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a residential setting, preferably with individuals with autism or related handicapping conditions.
  • CPR certified.
  • Patient, authoritative personality.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to implement CPI, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, lift, carry.

Background Check Required

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by others assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. This job description may be amended at any time by management.  

Avondale House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability status, genetics, or sexual orientation and gender identity. 


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