Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Anchorage: Individual Support Specialist-Youth

    Job ID
    Job Locations
    Regular Part-Time
    Compensation Min
    USD $13.35/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $15.35/Hr.
  • Salary/Compensation

    Pay Grade 4


    We are currently seeking energetic and caring people to work one on one with youth who experience developmental and physical disabilities.  Join our team as an Individual Support Specialist-Youth (ISS-Youth) that supports youth directly by teaching and modeling personal care and independent living skills, following a behavior support plan, providing opportunities to participate in the community, and completing paperwork.


    We provide paid classroom and on-the-job training; it is not necessary for applicants to have prior experience, just a positive attitude and willingness to learn!


    Most available positions require availability on the weekends and holidays. Most schedules offer afternoon and evening hours and vary by location, and some positions may include outdoor activities, swimming, arts & crafts, and participating in community events


    1. Implements support services as outlined in the Plan of Care, including 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 by the Home Alliance Coordinator, Lead Individual Support Specialist, or the Community Support Specialist, assists the individual to correctly take medications and document same.
    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.



    • High School Diploma or GED


    • Experience working with individuals who experience disabilities


    • 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 1 year 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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