The OPARC Mission OPARC believes that all individuals deserve the human right to be valued members of society regardless of their intelligence or physical capabilities. OPARC exists to make training, employment, and social opportunities available and to be the champion for thousands of people with disabilities in Southern California. Community Coach Provide support, assistance, and training to adults with developmental disabilities in the OPARC EXPLORE Program. Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support, assistance, and training to adults with developmental disabilities in all program areas per their established program plan and in conjunction with the scheduled activities. Be knowledgeable of, and provide training directed toward achieving the chosen goals of each individual adult with developmental disabilities. Work closely with case managers and supervisor to assure adults with development disabilities goals are being met.
Assist case managers in developing adults with developmental disabilities goals and objectives to include continual assessment and communication of strengths, challenges, and progress
Maintain scheduled activities at all times, with calls to the supervisor if the community schedule is changed
Maintain established level of supervision, and at least visual supervision, at all times, for assigned adults with developmental disabilities. For adults with developmental disabilities needing additional close monitoring, use the procedures and protocols established for additional safety. Any protocol for behavioral interventions and/or any Restricted Health Care plans must be followed at all times
Use good judgment during intervention and assistance with adults with developmental disabilities concerns.
Provide suggestions and feedback toward daily community schedules, activities and benefits in relation to adults with developmental disabilities' needs, desires and capabilities.
Provide social and vocational skills training by working alongside the adults with developmental disabilities using unique instructional strategies geared toward each individual’s needs.
Provide effective communication using verbal, non-verbal, and demonstrational cues. Engage in conversation soliciting feedback as to program needs and desires
Maintain respectful interaction with adults with developmental disabilities at all times.
Monitor consumer health and safety concerns at all times, reporting any concern immediately. Report any suspected abuse immediately to the proper authorities as required by law and OPARC policy.
Provide accurate and complete documentation including but not limited to progress notes, daily activity records, communication books, special incident reports, data collection/goal tracking, emergency drills, skills training and adults with developmental disabilities attendance
Ensure successful interaction and integration incorporating the most appropriate environments to the learning objective.
Attend training provided to obtain and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification
Compile programming supplies and equipment needed for community outings daily prior to arrival of adults with developmental disabilities.
Attend all assigned meetings and trainings
Adhere to all safety regulations
Must spend 75% or more of the workday providing direct care to adults with developmental disabilities.
All other duties and responsibilities assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
High school diploma or equivalent and one year experience in the field of development disabilities preferred but not required.
Must demonstrate proficiencies in all job areas.
Current CPR and First Aid training required; must have a clear driving record, valid CA driver’s license, proof of current vehicle insurance coverage, safe reliable transportation, and willingness to drive adults with developmental disabilities.
Able to lift up to 25 lbs. by self, up to 150 lbs. with one other person; able to push wheelchair with consumer up to one mile; standing up to 80% of the day, walking up to 80%, sitting up to 80%, pushing up to 80%, bending and pulling required up to 50%; squatting up to 25% and repetitive motion may be necessary up to 80% of the day.
use chemicals in accordance with manufacturer’s labeled instructions.
Ability to tolerate working outside in the elements and/or inside (without heat and air conditioning; cement floors).