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Program Instructor-CNA

Sunnycrest Manor

5 Positions

ID: 5782

Posted On 01/07/2022

Job Overview

Sunnycrest Manor is taking applications for Program Instructors.  This position performs intermediate human support services for Sunnycrest residents.  This position does not require a CNA when starting.

Examples of Duties
 -Provides personal care, instruction and training to residents and clients.

-Prepares clients for school, work, and daily activities.

-Teaches adult living skills including bathing, dressing toileting, grooming and personal hygiene.

-Assists clients into and out of beds, wheel chairs, and vehicles.

-Teaches behavioral skills and protects clients from harm and self-abuse.

-Controls clients utilizing verbal redirection, mechanical and physical restraints.

-Provides occupation and daily living therapy to assist clients to adopt to their environment.

-Teaches and demonstrates proper manners, eating skills, and maintenance activities.

-Provides physical therapy and exercise programs.

-Assists with communication skills based on needs utilizing sign language and appropriate verbalization.

-Teaches money skills, escorts clients to recreational, leisure, shopping or other trips.

-Escorts clients to doctor's appointments and/or hospital.

-Maintains detailed records and charts on client activities and results and physical matters.

-Performs general housekeeping, laundry and meal duties pertaining to client programs as required.

-Follows proscribed protocols for safety and infection control.

-Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma or GED.
    Willing to obtain Certified Nursing Assistant certification within a    year of employment.
    Must satisfactorily compete Program Instructor and Crisis Prevention Intervention training course within six months of employment.
    Must pass the prescribed pre-employment physical, abuse registry review, and criminal background check.
    Experience in the custodial care of intellectually disabled patients preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    General knowledge of:
    MH/MR care and nursing practices and procedures.
    Theory and practice of quality patient care.

Basic knowledge of:
    Common physical and mental illnesses, their symptoms and appropriate medical care.
    Human anatomy as related to treatments and therapies.
    First aid methods.

Ability to:
    Observe, recognize and respond to behavioral problems and take appropriate action.
    Follow oral and written instructions of a technical nature.
    Deal with clients empathetically and respectfully.
    Prepare, maintain, and understand nursing records and reports.
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, families, other employees, officials and the general public.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:
    Vision abilities required by this job including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    Effective verbal speaking and hearing abilities are needed to handle communications with staff, residents, and others.
    Requires pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with assistance.
    Requires standing most of the time to perform work responsibilities with regular walking between locations.
    Requires ability to walk steps, reaching, squatting, stooping, bending, and sitting, pushing, pulling, twisting, gripping and apply physical intervention holds.
    Some exposure to slippery surfaces when floors are wet.
    Exposure to chemicals from cleaning compounds and exposure to bodily fluids require the use of personal protective equipment to safe guard against potential biological and chemical hazards.
    Work is primarily indoors.
    Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions and some outdoor work.

To Apply:

Deadline to Apply is 03/31/2022 3:00 PM.


Primary Contact


Tanya Lux

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Government/Public Service
Health Care


Dubuque, IA

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Full or Part Time


13.65 - 15.5/Hour


Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

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Sunnycrest Manor

About the Company

Home is where the heart is and the resident is at the heart of our home.

Sunnycrest Manor is a long-term care facility overlooking the Mississippi River on the bluffs of Dubuque, Iowa. It is supported by the citizens of Dubuque County and serves residents with financial need who require the assistance of a Nursing Facility (NF), Skilled (SNF), or Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF/ID) levels of care.