Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Mat-Su: Individual Support Specialist

Job ID
2015-1089
US-AK-Wasilla
Type
Regular Part-Time
Compensation Min
USD $14.00/Hr.

Overview

This position involves supporting and assisting individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities with daily living skills and community inclusion activities. Responsibilities include providing direct care, attending and participating in community events/recreational activities. Employees need their own transportation to and from multiple job sites.  Individuals receiving supports are often dependent on employees for transportation needs.

 

The ideal candidates will have the ability to support individuals receiving supports with swimming (in and out of the pool), while volunteering at the animal shelter or recycling center and with church activities.

 

SCHEDULE: Part-time hours will vary, must be available evenings and weekend hours. 

Responsibilities

  1. Implements support services as outlined in the Plan of Care, inclduing but not limited to, activities of daily living, day habilitation, employment, inclusionary activities and active learning.
  2. Assists in the coordination of services, communicates and follows through with team members while providing program support in the individual’s home or assisted living home and in the community.
  3. Under the direction of the individual’s physician and/or Hope nursing staff, and as supervised assists the individual to correctly take medications and document the event.
  4. Performs lifting duties safely and uses appropriate techniques and body mechanics when performing job duties.
  5. Assists individuals with daily personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, repositioning, feeding, cooking and household chores as needed.
  6. Coordinates transportation for individuals, including transporting, arranging public transportation and through the use of vehicles assigned to the home.
  7. Models positive communications and promotes community connections with individuals.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma or GED

 

Desired

  • Experience working with individuals who experience disabilities

 

Other

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs, or 1/3 of body weight, whichever is less, from a squat-and-kneel position
  • Must be 18 years or older, per State of Alaska regulations
  • Possess a valid driver license & at least 3 years of driving experience (may include permit time)
  • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines
  • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation

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