Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Anchorage: Community Activities Specialist

    Job ID
    2017-2315
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Anchorage
    Type
    Seasonal
    Compensation Min
    USD $13.35/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $15.35/Hr.
  • Salary/Compensation

    Pay Grade 4

    Overview

    The Community Activities Specialist provides services to Hope support recipients through their work in implementing a wide variety of recreational and skill building activities and supports to maximize support recipients’ physical, social, and cognitive skills. The Community Activities Specialist leads and supports children, teens, and adults who experience disabilities within recreational and skill building activities. This position serves as a support team member through implementing plans designed to assist the support recipient in building skills useful to adapting to home, school and community environments; while utilizing methods and techniques of teaching through which full participation in recreation and skill building activities can occur. The Community Activities Specialist maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations and to the recipients of services.

     

    We are also hiring seasonal full time positions for the Summer.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides services to groups of support recipients simultaneously, while monitoring and teaching individual and group participation with an emphasis on skill acquisition associated with recreational and skill building opportunities.
    • Implements, within the context of the recreational and skill building activities, support services as outlined in the Plan of Care and/or support plan, including activities of daily living, respite, and day habilitation that develop and improve socialization, communication, education, social independence and community skills.
    • Ensures all services provided foster inclusive participation for support recipients in community activities.
    • Facilitates natural support connections within the community and assists support recipients in networking with community organizations, clubs, activities, and associations.
    • Collaborates and communicates with all members of the individual support team to assist with the coordination of services, development and implementation of support plans and goal directed activities, and the monitoring of their effectiveness.
    • Provides transportation for support recipients, including transporting through the use of assigned Agency vehicles and/or personal vehicles. Ensures proper usage and installation of car seats for safe transport when appropriate.
    • Assists support recipients with money management skills while paying for community activities, procuring receipts and ensuring budget expectations are followed.
    • Assists support recipients with following medical orders and self-administration of medication; and provides medication administration and documentation, as specified by support recipient’s medical professional(s).
    • Completes accurate, timely, and thorough documentation, including but not limited to, service notes, goal tracking, incident reports, and timecards, to be in compliance with Agency standards and federal and state regulations.
    • Monitors all environments, agency vehicles, equipment, and events for safety, accessibility, and cleanliness.
    • Ensures proper use of all equipment. Ensures upkeep of supplies and equipment in all environments where recreational and skill building activities occur.
    • Assists in implementation and instruction of recreational and skill building activities. Coordinates activity locations as required.
    • Assists individuals with daily personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, and repositioning, feeding, as assigned or needed.
    • Utilizes and implements behavioral support plans effectively in group settings. Utilizes Agency on-call system in the event of an emerging crisis situation.
    • Works a variety of hours and locations and with a number of different support recipients in group settings.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • High School diploma or GED required. Associate degree or equivalent in Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Adaptive Recreation, or directly related field strongly preferred. Experience in lieu of education may be accepted on a two for one basis in appropriate fields.
    • Six months experience working in a formalized recreation program required. Three years of experience working within a formalized recreation program under a person qualified as a specialist in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation Management related fields strongly preferred.

    Other:

    • Possesses a valid Alaska driver’s license and has at least three years of driving experience (may include permit time).
    • Ability to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed. Possesses reliable transportation and vehicle insurance when transporting support recipients or conducting Agency business.
    • Must pass a background check per agency and state regulations.

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