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ILS Lead Specialist jobs in Saint Paul, MN
Independent Living Specialist (ILS) Lead
The Independent Living Skills Specialist Lead (ILS Lead) position is a hybrid position consisting of office time and time in the community providing direct care and staff training. The ILS Lead will work with the Designated Coordinator to ensure care is being provided in a person-centered manner of the person’s choosing and that staff are trained, competent, and scheduled in a productive way.
As the ILS Lead, you will be working with ILS staff and assisting with person centered approaches providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, or behavioral disabilities in various settings. You will be providing training to staff to work independently on a one-on-one basis with our clients in their homes and/or out in the community.
The ILS Lead is responsible for checking time-cards, monitoring documentation, tracking hours, and ensuring current schedules are maintained weekly by ILS Specialists. This will be done in the office.
As an ILS Lead, you will assist and respond to staff and clients with increasing their independence and self-sufficiency within their community. This may require experience in a variety of settings with a diverse population. Our program consists of clients that do not necessarily live in group homes but do still need support of some kind. The programs that we offer for our clients consist of but are not limited to: finding and accessing community resources (food shelves, housing, employment, etc.), budgeting and financial management (bill pay, balancing accounts), household management (grocery shopping, meal planning/preparation, sales/coupon use, etc.), community integration/socialization, symptom management, etc. In addition to aiding staff and clients with their various goals.
The ILS Specialist leads are responsible for the filling in when needed for development, implementation, and monitoring of support plans and client documentation. The ILS Specialist lead will report to the Designated Coordinator.
Lead by example by showing a person-centered approach to persons we serve.
Educate and assist with Designated Coordinator/ Manager with training staff as needed or requested.
Track hours of ILS staff and make sure they are maintaining services, training and other requirements as requested by person served and/ or other stake holders.
Able to problem solve as needed.
Assist with maintaining files by doing audit prior to annual or 3 month review/ meeting with team.
Maintain person center profile on each staff member.
Maintain person center profile on each ILS member.
To provide individual program management as assigned by Designated Coordinator and/or Manager.
Promote independence to persons served by teaching life skills and activities such as; house cleaning duties, cooking, organizational skills, financial management and self-care – meeting the individual where they are cognitively, physically, and mentally.
Ability to motivate staff; train and guide staff in more complex case activities; analyze complex situations.
Provide to persons served by providing training in or helping with light housekeeping, meal preparation, and grocery shopping depending on services required by individual.
Assist individuals with planning and participating in recreational activities and community integration.
Provide transportation to complete errands, encourage community integration, and complete day-to-day tasks
Maintain accurate documentation, record keeping and participate in periodic meetings/training as well as mileage.
Duties as required to provide person centered approach.
Must be over the age of 18 years.
Will have experience working with individuals living with mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or with substance abuse either in their home or out in the community.
Excellent communication skills both verbal, oral and written. Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak the English language at a level that meets the performance requirements.
At least 3 years of direct care experience.
Candidates should exhibit excellent time management skills and the ability to work independently.
Must have a current driver’s license
Reliable transportation and current auto insurance are a must in order to be successful in this opportunity.
General knowledge of social services, record keeping, reporting requirements and confidentiality.
Must Successful clear a local and state background check.
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
Work authorization: United States (Required)
Valid State Driver's License and Current Insurance.
2 or 4 year college degree in a related field preferred, but not required.
The ability to clear a criminal background check by the Department of Human Service.
You will also receive reimbursement for any job-related travel and activities.
- Human Service: 2 years (Preferred)