Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Anchorage: Individual Support Specialist for Hope Studio

    Job ID
    2018-2537
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Anchorage
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Compensation Min
    USD $13.35/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $15.35/Hr.
  • Overview

    This Individual Support Specialist (ISS) position involves supporting and assisting individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities in Hope's art studio.  The ISS is responsible for assisting support recipients in creating various works of art.  The position can also include providing direct care, attending and participating in community events, or recreational activities.  The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, and comfortable working with mutliple support recipients at one time.

    Responsibilities

    1. Implements group services as outlined in the support recipients' Plans of Care within Hope's studio.
    2. Assist support recipients in creating various works of art.
    3. Assists in the coordination of services, communicates and follows through with team members while providing program support in the studio.
    4. Performs lifting duties safely and uses appropriate techniques and body mechanics when performing job duties.
    5. Assists individuals with personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, repositioning, and feeding as needed.
    6. Models positive communications and promotes community connections with individuals.

    Qualifications

    Required

    • High School Diploma or GED required

    Desired

    • Six (6) months experience working or volunteering with individuals who experience disabilities preferred.
    • Understanding of the basic concepts of art preferred.

    Other

    • Ability to lift 35lbs, 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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