Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Kodiak: Intensive Supports Associate

    Job ID
    2020-2867
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Kodiak
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Salary/Compensation

    $18.16 - $20.70 per hour DOE

    Overview

    We are currently seeking experiencedpassionate, and caring people to work with individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities.  Join our team as an Intensive Support Associate (ISA) that supports individuals 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.

     

    The Intensive Support Associate (ISA) provides services to Hope support recipients by providing direct care and services to those who have challenging behaviors. The ISA may be assigned to work in an Agency home or may work with support recipients in the community or in support recipients’ homes. The ISA teaches activities of daily living, as well as social and communication skills to foster social independence. The ISA explores, develops, and assists with support recipients’ participation in community inclusion activities. The ISA provides opportunities for the support recipient to work on goals and objectives as outlined in the Plan of Care and/or support plan.

     

    Who We Serve

    The people who choose our supports range in age from infancy to the elderly, are of diverse ethnic background, and experience a range of disabilities. Each person is individual and unique in the supports they need and request.

    Why Choose Hope?

    Our mission of support is based on an individualized approach, believing that each person has unique needs and must be the chief architect of their own service delivery plan. By listening to the dreams of the individuals and families who choose our supports, we are able to provide unique opportunities, create new living environments, and expand programs that fully encompass the needs of families. As a result, our community supports are as diversified and as personalized as the dreams of each person.

    Responsibilities

    1. Provides support services as outlined in the Plan of Care and/or support plan and behavioral health protocols, including, but not limited to, activities of daily living, activities in the community, and behavior supports.
    2. Teaches and assists support recipients to safely access services and participate in community activities. Assists with personal financial management.
    3. Teaches and assists support recipients with daily personal hygiene and care, household and personal chores, and recreation.
    4. Models and mentors positive communications and behaviors. Pre-teaches alternatives and manages less desirable behaviors through informal assessment and implementation of strategies.
    5. Collaborates and communicates with all members of the team to assist with the coordination of services, development and implementation of support plans, and monitor their effectiveness.
    6. Develops and maintains positive professional relationships with families and guardians. Ensures schedule changes are communicated with families, homes, and the supervisor.
    7. Coordinates transportation for support recipients, which may include transporting in personal vehicle, arranging public transportation, and/or through the use of vehicles assigned to the Agency’s Assisted Living homes.
    8. Monitors support recipients’ health and reports health concerns to appropriate supervisor and/or parent/guardian. Assists with following medical orders and medication administration and documentation, as specified by support recipient’s medical professional(s). Accompanies and participates in appointments as requested.
    9. 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.
    10. Monitors environments, vehicles, equipment, and events for safety, accessibility, maintenance, and cleanliness.
    11. Works a variety of hours and locations and with a number of different support recipients.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelors’ degree in Psychology, Human Services, Health or Social Science, Special Education or other related field preferred.

    Experience:

    • Two years of experience working with individuals who experience challenging behaviors required.

    Additional:

    • 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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    Keywords: DSP, Caregiver, CNA, healthcare, home caregiver, personal care assistant, PCA, care provider, social worker, health aide, provider

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