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Community Coach -Montclair

Community Coach -Montclair



Title: Community Coach

Function: Provide support, assistance and training to consumers in the OPARC EXPLORE Program.

Essential Functions:
-     Provide support, assistance and training to consumers 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 consumer. Work closely with case managers and supervisor to assure consumer’s goals are being met.
- Assist case managers in developing consumer 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 consumers. For consumers 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 client concerns

- Provide suggestions and feedback toward daily community schedules, activities and benefits in relation to clients’ needs, desires and capabilities.

-    Provide social and vocational skills training by working alongside the clients 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 consumers 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 consumer 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 consumers.

-     Attend all assigned meetings and trainings

-     Adhere to all safety regulations

-    Must spend 75% or more of the work day providing direct care to consumers.

-     All other duties and responsibilities assigned

Authority: Assigned clients

Supervised By: Program Manager

Requirements: 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 consumers. 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%; squat¬ting 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).

Hours: 8:30 - 3:30, (times vary) Monday through Friday, includes a 1/2 hour paid lunch

Wage: Grade 16 on Non-Exempt Wage Scale

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Job Function : Services

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