Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Kenai: Relief Individual Support Specialist for Intentional Neighborhood

    Job ID
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    Regular Part-Time
    Compensation Min
    USD $15.50/Hr.
  • Overview

    The Relief Individual Support Specialist (RISS) for the Intentional Neighborhood is a great opportunity to be part of a neighborhood and community that embraces positivity and the rural lifestyle.  All members of the community work together to support each other, enjoy companionships, and being in touch with nature. 


    This Relief Individual Support Specialist position 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 $15.50 per hour for regular time (first 8 hours each day) and $23.25 per hour for overtime, which approximately equates to $682.00 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.  This position will begin the End of January 2018.


    Those selected for positions will have the chance to work with a wide variety of people including families, community members, coworkers, and professionals to learn and grow professionally and personally.  This is more than a job, it is a lifestyle.  If this is for you come and share your talents with us and we will share our talents with you!


    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 support recipient’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 support recipients, including transporting, arranging public transportation and through the use of vehicles assigned to the home.
    7. Models positive communications and promotes community connections with support recipients.



    • 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 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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