- Full Time
- Job Description:
As the leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in Silicon Valley for over 65 years, Hope serves more than 3,500 people and their families in six counties and provides essential programs for all ages, infants through seniors. Be a part of an organization that takes tremendous pride in maximizing our employee engagement!
The Community Support Facilitator provides support and leadership for our clients to participate in activities and receive services in community settings. Activities and services are defined by the client and his or her Person Centered Plan and Individualized Personal Plan. Vehicles are provided to staff to facilitate community access and transportation needs.
To improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.
Provide group and/or individual support in the community as identified in the consumer’s Individualized Personal Plan. Assist and participate in curriculum developments and implementation. Facilitate and develop activities to build relationships, skills, and experience in the community. Travel with and/or transport client throughout the local community. Develop and expand consumer participation in typical and generic community activities chosen by the consumer. Act as advocate on behalf of consumers served. Complete required forms and accountability documentation, incident reports, case recordings, IPPs and other required documentation. Maintain a professional relationship with consumers, family members and appropriate others. Represent Hope in the community in a professional manner. Implement behavioral intervention plan when needed to assure consumer safety and promote learning. Coordinates consumer programming with Center’s activities, services, and staff. Acts as a mandated abuse reporter. Perform other duties as assigned, to assure efficiency of program services.
Must love working with people who have developmental disabilities and understand the rich personal rewards that are inherent with this type of work. High school diploma, GED, or equivalent, plus two years of related experience working with people with disabilities in a rehabilitation environment, or an approved combination of experience and education. Possession of a valid California driver’s license and clear driving record are essential.
- Required Skills:
1. A belief that all people are valued members of the community.
2. An understanding of the principles of normalization and commitment to community integration.
3. Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of the team.
4. Excellent communication and documentation skills including use of computerized word program and data base.
5. Knowledge and understanding of alternative communication systems and assistive technology.
6. CPR and First Aid certification.
7. Positive and cooperative attitude toward a consumer driven service system working with developmentally disabled adults.
8. Ability to be flexible with scheduling and work in a consumer driven environment
9. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a diverse population.
Hope Services offers an OUTSTANDING benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Retirement, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Sick Time and more! In addition, we provide extensive training and ample career advancement opportunities through the award-winning Hope University,
- Salary: $15.50/hr
- Salary Grade: 5
- Supervisory Responsibility: no
- Reports to: Program Coordinator
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Extensive travel around town and in the consumer community; use of public transportation where possible; exposure to climatic conditions, heat, cold, humidity, dampness, sun, pollens; lifting/carrying supplies for consumer supports to and from locations, walking, standing, visual/auditory acuity while supporting consumer in the community; position is community based and in local and consumer home community, climbing stairs to reach the consumer is occasionally necessary; work alone as well as closely with others, sitting for periods of time in meetings and use of office environment; produce work on computers/office equipment.
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