Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
  • Waynesville, NC, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE:       Developmental Disability Trainer 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Director of Developmental Disability Services 

EMPLOYEE STATUS:    Hourly, Non-exempt 

PURPOSE:   Responsible for training clients in areas that will meet their individual goals. 

AREA OF PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITY: The primary responsibility is within the scope of the Waiver Services of HVO, Inc. 


  • Instruct clients on a one-on-one basis or in groups on goals and objectives according to their plan and to their plan and to program needs.
  • Provide feedback on progress verbally and through progress documentation (according to Waiver guidelines) to program manager on a daily basis.
  • Handle training needs, behavior management, communication and on the job training according to goal plans.
  • Be familiar and knowledgeable with all specifications of products in the departments in which the client/clients work.
  • Attend any meetings that pertain to the progress of assigned client/clients.
  • Drive both HVO and personal vehicles for work purposes.
  • Must be familiar with FDA and ISO standards as it relates to HVO's quality system.
  • Must be aware of applicable HVO safety rules and regulations and comply with these rules and regulations.
  • Promptly advise immediate supervisor of any problems that may arise in carrying out the above responsibilities. 


  • Minimum of one year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Must possess skills in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with I/DD.
  • Be willing to participate in appropriate in-service training.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be approved by HVO's insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check, driver license check and NC Health Care Registry check.
  • Must be or become certified in First Aid/CPR/NCI.
  • Must meet minimum privileging criteria as a paraprofessional (10A NCAC 27G .0100-.0200) and meet client specific competencies as identified by the individual's plan of care. 
  • Ability to communicate in American Sign Language Preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 75 pounds. 


CONFIDENTIALITY:  Employee must sign and abide by confidentiality statement and request for privileges. 

This description outlines major duties and responsibilities assigned to this job.  The employee may be called upon to                                      perform other duties not covered by this description.

Schedule: 35 hours per week. Mon-Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm

Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
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