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Independent Living Services Specialist

Options For All San Jose, CA
  • Posted: 22 days ago
  • $15 to $16 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

POSITION SUMMARY
ILS Instructors provide support and instruction to participants with intellectual & physical disabilities in community, home
and classroom settings within our Independent Living Skills (ILS) program. Areas of instruction include: household
maintenance, money management, use of community resources, meal planning and preparation, health and safety, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide independent living training, support, supervision and instruction to participants in a variety of settings.
  • Implement age-appropriate curriculum for participant activities.
  • Maintain information in the Program Data Management System.
  • Capture all authorized and assigned program hours.
  • Complete and submit billing support information.
  • Diffuse crisis situations and provide crisis intervention, as necessary.
  • Conduct monthly safety drills with participants.
  • Maintain the health and safety of program participants.
  • Complete all required documentation and reports.
  • Effectively relay issues and concerns to the Program Managers.
  • Maintain participant files and records.
  • Complete Individualized Service Plans (ISP).
  • Complete entire ISP process including writing, mailing, attending and follow-up.
  • Record participant progress toward achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that the participants’ schedules are followed and documented.
  • Prepare annual/semi-annual reports.
  • Support and assist participants in completion of recertification process and other housing related matters.
  • Provide transportation to individuals, as needed.
  • Assist in teaching/co-teaching tenant meetings, classes and events, as needed.

Company Standards

  • Support fundraising activities of the organization.
  • Attend all required meetings and in-services.
  • Complete all required training.
  • Comply with all E&CO policies and procedures.
  • Conserve company resources.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education

  • High School Diploma, equivalent or GED.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related area (preferred).

Experience

  • Experience with instruction of independent life skills: household maintenance, money management, use of community resources, meal planning and preparation, and health/safety, etc. (preferred).
  • Direct (hands-on) experience with individuals with a wide range of intellectual & physical disabilities (preferred). Experience in assisting individuals in the use of adaptive devices and communication aids (preferred).

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Professional English writing ability, including usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Other Requirements

  • Flexible work schedule which may include holidays and/or weekends.
  • Available outside of regular work hours for emergency situations.
  • Immediate access to a vehicle with working seat belts, valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and acceptable DMV record.
  • Ability to travel within and throughout the assigned program area in which services are provided.
  • Ability to travel in and throughout the county on a quarterly basis to attend meetings, trainings, etc.
  • Successful completion of drug screen and background check.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (preferred).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position requires the employee to regularly stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. They must be capable of writing, using a
computer keyboard, telephone and related office equipment. Ability to lift 25lbs required.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

This position is community-based, which means the majority of the employee’s time will be spent in the community. In the
community, the employee may experience varied environments depending on work assignments. Exposure to blood borne
pathogens could occur when administering first aid to participants. Hepatitis B vaccines are offered at no cost to each
employee.

Options For All

ABOUT OPTIONS FOR ALL For more than 32 years Options For All been providing high-quality innovative services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our work is focused on enabling these Californians to live in ways that are enjoyable, productive and as independent as possible. Each year Options For All connects more than 1,400 people living in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties with employment services, independent living services, Autism services, and tailored day services that are facilitated by 320 full time staff and 55 part-time staff. Options For All’s annual operating budget is approximately $17M. An engaged 11 member Board of Directors stewards our work. Find out more about us at http://optionsforall.org

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1900 The Alameda Ste 200 San Jose CA 95126
San Jose, CA
USA

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