Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field including, but not limited to, sociology, special education, rehab counseling, psychology, or social work. Must possess knowledge or experience relating to assessment and treatment of individuals with disabilities, leadership and supervision experience.  Minimum one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disbilities or other developmental disabilities.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. 


Responsible for the assessment of persons served and the development of written goals and treatments, and the on-going evaluation of individual progress toward those stated goals.


1.  Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with each person served to

     insure that their needs, concerns, and views are being understood and action steps

     developed to meet those needs.  Also establish relationships with parents and/or

     guardians of each person served.

2.  Responsible for coordination and communication with support services and

     administrative personnel regarding written plan for each person served.

3.  Provide leadership in decisions that affect programming through effective standards of

     supervision, support of staff, and development of a cohesive team.

4.  Provide and maintain QIDP role pertaining to accurate documentation and

     needs/goals for each person served to achieve the highest levels of growth.

5.  Support Mission and Values of Village Northwest Unlimited.

6.  Assist in ensuring effective and efficient operation of the residential program by

     performing tasks as assigned by the Corporate Operations Officer.


Lifting:      A two person lift is required on an average of 15-25 times per shift.  The

                   average weight per lift is 110 pounds.

Standing:  Due to the range of activities that are required, the ability to stand for an

                  8-hour shift is necessary

Other requirements as needed:  Pulling, Twisting, Cleaning (reaching, bending,

                  vacuuming, etc.), Fine Motor Skills, Kneeling, Bending, Limited Repetitive

                  Motion, pushing a wheelchair

Visual/Auditory requirements: Ability to adequately interact with staff and persons served.

**   Lifting in the 12-8 shift is dramatically decreased.  An average of 4 two-person lifts are required, with an average weight of 110 pounds.

How to apply

A completed application is required for all open positions before an individual is considered an applicant. Résumés do not substitute for a completed application.

Employment applications should be completed online. You can submit a letter of application, a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) and any additional required files by email to jobs@villagenorthwest.org or by postal mail to:

Village Northwest Unlimited
Attention: Human Resources
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, IA 51201

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