Position Description

Section 1

Title: Art Studio Assistant

Wage Classification: Non-exempt

Date of Preparation: 06/18/2018

Organization: REACH

Department: Community Programs

Supervisor: Art Studio Floor Supervisor

Salary Range: 4

Section II

Summary Position Statement:

Provides aid in the support of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Art Studio in meeting social and artistic goals. Areas of support include, but are not limited to: support in artistic development, daily living skills, communication, socialization, and community outings for the purpose of inclusion in community integration activities. Provides support to the Art Studio Program Assistant in supervision of gallery events, and activities. Must be available evening and weekend hours.

Section III

Essential Functions of the Position:

· Provides support to individuals in social skills, motor development, goal setting, artistic development, and other needs as outlined in the Plan of Care (POC).

· Provides support and guidance to individuals regarding artistic process, choices, style, and aesthetic.

· Sets up supplies and workstations for daily activities as outlined by the Art Studio Floor Supervisor and the Art Instructor and cleans workstations at the closure of the day. Maintains organization of supplies and notifies the Art Studio Coordinator of needed supplies.

· Creates a positive learning environment to accommodate a diverse group of students. Maintains a safe environment and familiarity with the special needs of individuals we serve. Exercises patience, understanding and concern for the individual’s health, safety, development, and well-being.

· Monitors student progress toward POC goals and the attainment of goals. Participates as a team member in the implementation of individualized activity plans. Communicates effectively in oral and written form with individuals (may require sign language), parents, agency staff, other service agencies, and the public. May attend some POC meetings to report on the individual’s progress on goals

· Completes documentation in the form of progress notes relative to the specific problems, goals, and interventions in the POC and other paperwork as assigned.

· Responds to emergencies according to agency procedures. Participates and cooperates with site reviews and evaluations as required by federal, state, and local contracts or laws.

· Works with Art Studio Program Assistant to maintain front desk activities during events and classes, and as back up support in the Art Studio Program Assistant’s absence. Activities include, but are not limited to handling cash transactions, filing, recording transactions in a point of sale system, working with the community and clients, and answering phones.

· Accompanies and transports client on outings, community events, and recreational activities.

· Follows facility lock up procedures, cleaning, and appropriate studio use after hours.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

· Understands and complies with all agency policies and procedures.

· Ensures confidentiality as prescribed by agency policy and federal/state law.

· Maintains and promotes a positive professional working relationship with all employees.

· Attends and participates in meetings, committees, and training as assigned.

Section IV

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. TB clearance required. Must complete required CPR and First Aid courses within the first thirty (30) days of employment. Selected applicant will be required to undergo a successful DHSS criminal background and fingerprint check, prior to employment.

Licensure: N/A

Minimum Experience: 2 years experience in social services preferred. 1 year experience in working with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness preferred. Experience or training in the arts preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

· Detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

· Effective problem-solving skills

· Knowledge in ceramics, painting, and or drawing

· Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, data entry, and internet use

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform both sedentary and mobile work. Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment. Ability to communicate verbally, both in person and over the telephone. Ability to assist consumers in bathroom. May require occasional heavy lifting. Occasionally will come in contact with blood borne pathogens.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at the REACH office.


This Position Description reflects the best efforts of REACH to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract. Your signature indicates you have read this Position Description and understand the essential functions and qualifications of the job.

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