Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Anchorage: Relief Individual Support Specialist

Job ID
2017-2163
US-AK-Anchorage
Type
Regular Part-Time
Compensation Min
USD $14.00/Hr.

Overview

This Relief Individual Support Specialist involves supporting and assisting individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities with daily living skills. This position relieves the regular full-time, live-in staff every other weekend. The usual schedule is Friday 6pm - 10pm, Saturday 6am - 10pm and Sunday 6am - 10pm, including staying overnight on Friday and Saturday. The rate of pay is $14.00 per hour for regular time (first 8 hours each day) and $21.00 per hour for overtime, which approximately equates to $616.00 per weekend. Depending on agency need, this position may be every other weekend or every weekend. Additionally, employees need their own transportation to and from their work venue. Individuals receiving supports are often dependent on employees for transportation needs.

Responsibilities

  1. Implements support services as outlined in the Individual Support Plan, Personal Futures Plan and 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.

Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma or GED

Desired

  • Six (6) months experience working with individuals who experience disabilities preferred.

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 licensing 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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