Position Title: ILS Coach
Program: Independent Living Services
Independent Living Services (ILS) provides skills and programs based on the belief that adults who have developmental disabilities may be able to live independently in a home of their choosing if they learn independent living skills. This assumes that the individual will be able to learn the necessary skills to maintain an independent household and that training will decrease over time.
Working one-on-one with a service provider, a person develops the skills needed to live successfully in their own home. This may include, but is not limited to, finding a suitable living arrangement such as a home or apartment, setting up a household, budgeting and money management, negotiating with a landlord, choosing a roommate, getting along with neighbors, shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping, safety and handling emergencies, use of community services, and caring for a pet. With ILS it is assumed that over time the client will become more independent and need less support from Sentry Living Solutions.
· Strong customer service oriented.
· Skill and knowledgeable in teaching developmentally disabled adults.
· Ability to conduct classes independently and structure preparation time efficiently.
· Proficiency in writing objectives, making assessments and collecting data.
· Expert with time management and ability to work with minimum supervision.
· Willingness to be flexible in shift schedule assignments.
· Possession of a working automobile, a valid California Driver’s License, liability insurance, a clean driving record, and a willingness to drive own car for work-related purposes.
· Exemplify good character for clients and use good and sound judgment.
· Responsible for following clients written individual service plan.
· Develop educational materials for assigned clients, maintain a record of an individual’s progress, and write quarterly semi-annual and annual report.
· Plan course content and gather educational materials efficiently.
· Attend as required to clients IPP and other client meetings.
· Attend in-service training provided by the agency.
· Ongoing communication with Program Director and Program Coordinator concerns about the program, client’s progress, and needs.
· Implement behavioral approaches developed by the Director.
· Perform other tasks requested by the Director of Independent Living Services.
· Provide the highest standards of service and customer service. Ensuring that the client is always first and their rights.
· Endurance and Overall Strength: Moving frequently, sitting, standing, walking, and driving for a minimum of 7 hours per day. Bending, lifting and squatting, with objects weighing up 30-50lbs. Must be able to handle lifting/transferring clients with physical impairment problems. Exerts force and lifts or carries objects weighing up to 50-100 pounds frequently and/or occasionally.
· Climbing: Frequently ascend and descend stairs to make rounds of building and client home visits.
· Location: Inside/Outside- Work is predominantly inside and generally provides protection from weather conditions and temperature changes. Outdoors accompanying consumers to assist with daily chores/activities in the community.
· Stairs/Steps: Frequently- occurs on every shift. Ascend and descend stairs to access any required work area or other areas related to functioning in the workplace.