Overview This position is located in Northern California in Calaveras, Amador, and/or Tuolumne County
Under the supervision of the Program Director, incumbents provide direct support to people with developmental disabilities (client) in their home and within the community. Responsible for providing one-on-one support in daily living activities to include teaching and training support on goals identified in individualized support plans.
This is an entry-level position requiring sound judgment and effective communication and problem solving skills to promote safety and well being of the client. May work with people with challenging behavior.
Option of 5-25/hr per week
Flexible work schedule
Progressive professional development
Organizational recognition events
80% or more of duties
Provide 1:1 support (support/instruction/guidance/etc) in the focus person's home, as well as in the surrounding neighborhood and community. Support may occasionally be provided to more than 1 person at a time when appropriate/relevant to the situation.
Provide personal support to the focus person which may include assisting the person to use the restroom, take a shower/bath, perform personal hygiene, wear weather appropriate clothing, etc.
Assist the person to perform household tasks and chores, which may include but not limited to cooking, cleaning, organizing, washing laundry, etc.
Assist the focus person to perform chores/tasks outside the home, which may include but not limited to grocery shopping, using public transportation, performing errands, participating in community events, etc.
Follow Individualized Support Plan, as well as policies and procedures to aid in the maintenance of the focus persons overall health and well-being.
20% or less of duties
Coordinate Community Living support services with any community services, such as Supported Employment, Day Program, or similar.
Initiate, coordinate, implement, and participate in person-centered planning processes in collaboration with the focus person and other support personnel.
Function as an 'anchor', facilitating the development/enhancement of the focus person's 'paid' and 'non-paid' circles of support.
Advocates with/for the focus person, securing necessary generic community resources and supporting his/her participation in the community activities and groups in collaboration with others in the focus person's network of support.
Utilize sound judgment and effective problem-solving skills to promote the safety and well-being of the focus person.
Assist the focus person and his/her network of support in identifying/developing/implementing meaningful Individualized Support Plans (ISPs).
Develop and utilize individualized adaptations, as needed.
Assist in 'orientating' new staff/support persons to the focus individual.
Participate in in-service trainings, workshops, monthly meetings, as requested.
Write/Submit required documentation.
Positively represent both the focus person and Creative Support Alternatives in the community.
Communicate effectively with focus person, family members, supervisors, SDSURF staff, coworkers and community members.
Provide overnight support as deemed necessary.
Other responsibilities may include assisting the focus person to interview in-home support workers, or other support personnel as deemed necessary by the Co-Directors and Coordinator(s).
Qualifications MINIMUM EDUCATION
High school diploma or GED equivalency
One-year of experience functioning as a team member in group or work setting
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
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